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ninanina19
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:21 AM
:tape:It's like watching a fly without its head. She has no game plan whatsoever and she looks so nervous after every point. She's a complete mess.

Nikkiri
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:22 AM
No she will play like this forever before retiring.

Il Primo!
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:27 AM
Dunno but I'm enjoying every second of it.

Amalgamate
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:28 AM
Dunno but I'm enjoying every second of it.

:haha: So bad but so true!

Dexter
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:36 AM
Dunno but I'm enjoying every second of it.So am I the soon-coming Sharapova's retirement. :)

Il Primo!
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:41 AM
So am I the soon-coming Sharapova's retirement. :)

She'd still have a better career than Obic.. and a better looks too:) When you say "Sharapova", you think of glamour, legend, tenacity, Wimbledon at 17. When you hear "Ivanovic" you rather think of fluke slam victory, fake fistpump, beatdowns, stupidity, PHOTOSHOP.

Obic<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Pova. Deal with it.:wavey:

Nikkiri
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:43 AM
Oh dear. :tape:

Dexter
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:46 AM
She'd still have a better career than Obic.. and a better looks too:) When you say "Sharapova", you think of glamour, legend, tenacity, Wimbledon at 17. When you hear "Ivanovic" you rather think of fluke slam victory, fake fistpump, beatdowns, stupidity, PHOTOSHOP.

Obic<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Pova. Deal with it.:wavey:I don't want to articulate here what I say when I'm thinking of you. :tape:

Temperenka
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:47 AM
I think Ana is going to have a Nicole '08 year. I hope not... but it's not looking good.
And the comment about Sharapova's retirement.. i don't think so buddy. She won't retire anytime soon, regardless of injury.
Maria is a true champion and Ana can't say that yet.

Cp6uja
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:48 AM
Every season same story - one tournament playing VERY bad, next tournament VERY good... but never NORMAL



BERLIN Winner
ROME Withdraw b/c injury
ROLAND GARROS Final
S'HERTOGENBOSCH QF round
WIMBLEDON Semifinal
SAN DIEGO and STANFORD Withdraws b/c injuries
LOS ANGELES Winner
TORONTO 2nd Round
US Open R16 - bad day against very good opponent
LUXEMBOURG Winner
STUTTGART R16
ZURICH R16
YEC (Madrid) Semifinal
Preseason (without single win!!!)
SYDNEY Semifinal
AUSTRALIAN OPEN Final
DOHA and DUBAI problems with and after injury
INDIAN WELLS Winner
MIAMI R32
BERLIN Semifinal
ROME R32
ROLAND GARROS Winner
WIMBLEDON R32
INJURY...


BLUE - VERY good
RED - VERY bad
GREEN - Normal result



BTW where she will play next? :devil:

G1Player2
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:48 AM
She'd still have a better career than Obic.. and a better looks too:) When you say "Sharapova", you think of glamour, legend, tenacity, Wimbledon at 17. When you hear "Ivanovic" you rather think of fluke slam victory, fake fistpump, beatdowns, stupidity, PHOTOSHOP.

Obic<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Pova. Deal with it.:wavey:

:lol:

Dave.
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:49 AM
IlPrimo just give it up it's so boring :yawn:

and Maria is no legend :)

Il Primo!
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:49 AM
I don't want to articulate here what I say when I'm thinking of you. :tape:

Should I care? I mean I bet you don't care of what I think about an internet gangster who posts 90 times a day so it's a draw:D

G1Player2
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:54 AM
Should I care? I mean I bet you don't care of what I think about an internet gangster who posts 90 times a day so it's a draw:D

You are pathetic Primo. :rolleyes:

The Daviator
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:58 AM
She'd still have a better career than Obic.. and a better looks too:) When you say "Sharapova", you think of glamour, legend, tenacity, Wimbledon at 17. When you hear "Ivanovic" you rather think of fluke slam victory, fake fistpump, beatdowns, stupidity, PHOTOSHOP.

Obic<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Pova. Deal with it.:wavey:

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2008/06/26/jasonobrienAI460.jpg

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1782/02000000168ce2.jpg

PHOTOSHOP.

Cakeisgood
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:01 AM
I support you Il Primo! And most posters can't say another is "pathetic." We've all made dumb posts.
You are pathetic Primo. :rolleyes:
Especially you. Your unwarranted aggression is partially why you're always ganged up on.

Leo_DFP
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:02 AM
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2008/06/26/jasonobrienAI460.jpg

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1782/02000000168ce2.jpg

PHOTOSHOP.

:lol: :worship: Well said.

G1Player2
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:07 AM
I support you Il Primo! And most posters can't say another is "pathetic." We've all made dumb posts.

Especially you. Your unwarranted aggression is partially why you're always ganged up on.

When am I always ganged up on? :rolleyes: You are getting me confused with Primo.

sammy01
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:25 AM
Every season same story - one tournament playing VERY bad, next tournament VERY good... but never NORMAL




BTW where she will play next? :devil:

well i count 8 of the last 10 tournaments bad, so that kind of blows a hole in your theory!

madmax
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:36 AM
girl really needs to calm herself down, she's almost bursting intoi tears after every single lost point...it's rather painful to watch her play, she's got issues

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:44 AM
So am I the soon-coming Sharapova's retirement. :)

If her body doesn't cooperate, maybe yes. But then, maybe NO. But it's WAY too soon to be going there. Maria is one of the zen masters of her generation. Plus she's young. Let's wait and see what happens with her.

As fans, our greatest interest should be in the high level of competition within the top ranks. Maria brings that. Let's hope that she will continue to be able to do so for the tennis fans sake.

empressionist
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:50 AM
I think its time for a full-time coach for ana. It worked great for jankovic. If she continues this way she's in trouble.

CR3WLFC
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:51 AM
Hope she plays sydney next she needs more matches before the AO ......

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:58 AM
You know, I think Il Primo Uno is Sharapova herself... I've never seen her hate Ana so passionately, while defending Sharapova (or "herself") to the ends of the earth....

(P.S: I support both by the way.)

InsideOut.
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:01 AM
This thread is not about Sharapova.

I actually don't know what went wrong with Ana after RG. :shrug:

Cp6uja
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:26 AM
This thread is not about Sharapova.

I actually don't know what went wrong with Ana after RG. :shrug:But now we knows that nothing is wrong with Ana BEFORE RG after that lose against Pironkova in Rome. She simple not played seriously at last warm-up tournament before GS.

InsideOut.
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:29 AM
^You do realize though that Ana played the exact same shit in Berlin? MAYBE there'll be another miracle this time but I doubt it. I'm anticipating a 1 and 1 loss to Radwanska in the fourth round. Just be on the safe side.

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:30 AM
But now we knows that nothing is wrong with Ana BEFORE RG after that lose against Pironkova in Rome. She simple not played seriously at last warm-up tournament before GS.

Don't try to reassure yourself, since Ana won RG, there is clearly something wrong, admit it.

ivanban
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:34 AM
Every season same story - one tournament playing VERY bad, next tournament VERY good... but never NORMAL

Originally Posted by ANA IVANOVIC since TOP10

BERLIN Winner
ROME Withdraw b/c injury
ROLAND GARROS Final
S'HERTOGENBOSCH QF round
WIMBLEDON Semifinal
SAN DIEGO and STANFORD Withdraws b/c injuries
LOS ANGELES Winner
TORONTO 2nd Round
US Open R16 - bad day against very good opponent
LUXEMBOURG Winner
STUTTGART R16
ZURICH R16
YEC (Madrid) Semifinal
Preseason (without single win!!!)
SYDNEY Semifinal
AUSTRALIAN OPEN Final
DOHA and DUBAI problems with and after injury
INDIAN WELLS Winner
MIAMI R32
BERLIN Semifinal
ROME R32
ROLAND GARROS Winner
WIMBLEDON R32
INJURY...


BLUE - VERY good
RED - VERY bad
GREEN - Normal result

VERY bad, next tournament VERY good... but never NORMAL




BTW where she will play next? :devil:

Uhmmm, if my memory is good she played crap at YEC, and now crap in Brisbane, so.... :confused:

Cp6uja
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Uhmmm, if my memory is good she played crap at YEC, and now crap in Brisbane, so.... :confused:Because about 2 months pause (off-season) no connection between YEC/08 and 1st 2009 tournament - this is about back-to-back events (with maximum week or two pause between them). BTW two weeks before crappy YEC Ivanovic WON Linz.

In The Zone
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Well, when you excuse losses for a phantom "thumb injury", then yeah, I guess you can create any theory and make it stick.

Ana is going through her freshman slam champion slump. Serena went through it. Maria went through it. Ana will not go on to be as successful but she'll rebound -- eventually.

InsideOut.
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Task for Cp6uja: Please make us a thread about the favourite for AO :) Seriously. I need something to cheer me up.

heart
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:51 AM
it just what happens to every player..unexpected results..blabla..get on with it:rolleyes: she'll be back:)

lilimi
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:51 AM
if ana wants to play brainless like sharapova, she'll never be a consistant top player. she used her brains before...
now it's messy.
concerning photoshop... there are videos of ana doing her photoshoots, and we can see she doesn't need photoshop.
whereas sharapova...no comment :tape:
http://nsa03.casimages.com/img/2009/01/08/09010809560736533.jpg (http://www.casimages.com)
pure hotness!!!!

Dexter
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:52 AM
So am I the soon-coming Sharapova's retirement. :)I apologize for this comment, totally unneccessary.

InsideOut.
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:53 AM
^:haha: But that's pretty mean to photoshop her like that :lol:

In The Zone
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:53 AM
if ana wants to play brainless like sharapova, she'll never be a consistant top player. she used her brains before...
now it's messy.
concerning photoshop... there are videos of ana doing her photoshoots, and we can see she doesn't need photoshop.
whereas sharapova...no comment :tape:
http://nsa03.casimages.com/img/2009/01/08/09010809560736533.jpg (http://www.casimages.com)
pure hotness!!!!

:lol: Fun to look at but action photos always make athletes' skin appear like that. It is an illusion.

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:54 AM
if ana wants to play brainless like sharapova, she'll never be a consistant top player. she used her brains before...

Brainless like Maria OK, 3 Majors at 20, YEC, N1 Spot. And Maria is a consistant top player, she is in the top 10 since 2004 so stop saying anything and go support your fat fave cause she needs it.

rada
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:55 AM
She will be fine people freak out to quick on here. ;)

InsideOut.
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:56 AM
Brainless like Maria OK, 3 Majors at 20, YEC, N1 Spot. And Maria is a consistant top player, she is in the top 10 since 2004 so stop saying anything and go support your fat fave cause she needs it.

Look, worship Maria all you want but:
1. This thread is not about Maria. You need the player forums.
2. Ana is not fat.

:mad:

Sexysova
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:57 AM
So am I the soon-coming Sharapova's retirement. :)

you're just idiot :rolleyes:

Sexysova
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:59 AM
if ana wants to play brainless like sharapova, she'll never be a consistant top player. she used her brains before...
now it's messy.
concerning photoshop... there are videos of ana doing her photoshoots, and we can see she doesn't need photoshop.
whereas sharapova...no comment :tape:
http://nsa03.casimages.com/img/2009/01/08/09010809560736533.jpg (http://www.casimages.com)
pure hotness!!!!

:spit: :haha:

Nikkiri
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:59 AM
What a bunch of hypocritical immature whiny brats this board has :tape:

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Look, worship Maria all you want but:
1. This thread is not about Maria. You need the player forums.
2. Ana is not fat.

:mad:

Yet, Maria's picture on this board doesn't bother you. You were even being laugh over.

InsideOut.
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:03 AM
Yet, Maria's picture on this board doesn't bother you. You were even being laugh over.

It does. I said it was mean, but it was funny. I'd laugh at an unflattering pic of anyone including my faves. It is still mean. And the pic shouldn't be in this thread.

lilimi
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:04 AM
:lol: Fun to look at but action photos always make athletes' skin appear like that. It is an illusion.

i've never seen other players arms like that...but anyways, i didn't care about the skin...it may be one of the best things she has...well except on her face.

concerning sharapova being a consistent player, i don't remember her having a full season...
with her brainless power game and her ugly lasso forehand she breaks her shoulder every year.
and i don't want ana to "play" like maria sharapova.
she has so many weapon she can use, but this stubborn insists in using a power game. but ana, honey, use your brains!!! even without a serve you can win matches!

Cp6uja
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:07 AM
Task for Cp6uja: Please make us a thread about the favourite for AO :) Seriously. I need something to cheer me up.

;)
Here is some helpful facts about XXI century Australian Open Winners (how is seeded at AO and how plays at warm-up events before Melbourne Title):


Year Winner - (# Seed) - AO Warm-Up Tournament Result
2008 winner - (5th seed) - NOT PLAYED
2007 winner -(unseeded)- LOSE QF vs #56
2006 winner - (3rd seed) - LOSE R16 vs #21
2005 winner - (7th seed) - NOT PLAYED
2004 winner - (1st seed) - WON Tournament
2003 winner - (1st seed) - NOT PLAYED
2002 winner - (1st seed) - LOSE R16 vs #61
2001 winner -(12th seed)- LOSE R16 vs #29

Il Primo!
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:10 AM
You are pathetic Primo. :rolleyes:

How so? I'm like one of teh few who actually cared to respond to the IQ while others just came out with personal insults?

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2008/06/26/jasonobrienAI460.jpg

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1782/02000000168ce2.jpg

PHOTOSHOP.

:lol:

It's called make up. And you're wrong for this. Do you remember these FHM pics in which Ana had curves like a guitara while knows she's built up like a freaking serbian broad stick:o

You know, I think Il Primo Uno is Sharapova herself... I've never seen her hate Ana so passionately, while defending Sharapova (or "herself") to the ends of the earth....

(P.S: I support both by the way.)
Oh please, the last comment I made about Maria in here was her hypocrisy regarding her FEDCUP commitment.
But other than that, she's awesome and her career speaks for itself :wavey:
if ana wants to play brainless like sharapova, she'll never be a consistant top player. she used her brains before...


So why is Maria consistent in spite of the fact she plays brainless tennis?:confused:

Rumkin
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:11 AM
Stop posting pictures of maria she has nothing to do with this thread :o it's not her fault that ana is playing like crap.

Il Primo!
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:12 AM
i've never seen other players arms like that...but anyways, i didn't care about the skin...it may be one of the best things she has...well except on her face.

concerning sharapova being a consistent player, i don't remember her having a full season...
with her brainless power game and her ugly lasso forehand she breaks her shoulder every year.
and i don't want ana to "play" like maria sharapova.
she has so many weapon she can use, but this stubborn insists in using a power game. but ana, honey, use your brains!!! even without a serve you can win matches!

Being healthy the whole season and being consistent are two different topics. Consistency refers to regularity. And excuse me, Maria has a 80% win/loss ratio lifetime and that is consistency:wavey:

You're just a lame hater, you don't even have the charisma respected haters such as Marshmallow can have. Try harder next time :yawn:

lilimi
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:13 AM
i hope you're right Cp6uja with those facts, but seriously, i need to be convinced that Ana will win thanks to her tennis, but that's not the case :unsure: i'm not sure i want her to have an "easy" draw as she's able to lose to anybody below the 100th rank :unsure:
really before she used her brains during matches, she was able to change things in her game to adapt it to each situation. now it's "I play my game and i get frustrated when my serve is off". pathetic.

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:14 AM
concerning sharapova being a consistent player, i don't remember her having a full season...!

2004 and 2006 and even with all those injuries, Maria is still in the top 10, that's clearly shows she is a great player and a very consistent one, she played 6 or 7 tournaments last years and she is still in the top 10:kiss:


with her brainless power game and her ugly lasso forehand she breaks her shoulder every year.

Her FH has nothing to do with her injury so again SU.

InsideOut.
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Why has this turned into a pointless argument about Sharapova's consistency? This thread is about Ana Ivanovic, please. :rolleyes:

lilimi
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:20 AM
So why is Maria consistent in spite of the fact she plays brainless tennis?:confused:
maria's game relies on power. she needs to be 100% fit to have her it-game. she can't play like she did at last year australian open during a whole season. she often comes back from injuries, so in her tournaments she is fresher than other players and is highly motivated to play again.
look at ana she did great at RG, but then failed at Wimbledon.

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:23 AM
maria's game relies on power. she needs to be 100% fit to have her it-game. she can't play like she did at last year australian open during a whole season. she often comes back from injuries, so in her tournaments she is fresher than other players and is highly motivated to play again.
look at ana she did great at RG, but then failed at Wimbledon.

That doesn't mean Maria is not a consistent player, and you know she is, and please stop comparing Ana and Maria, you're killing me.

Nikkiri
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Why has this turned into a pointless argument about Sharapova's consistency? This thread is about Ana Ivanovic, please. :rolleyes:
Theres hardly ever a thread about Ana where Sharapova isn't mentioned. :rolls:

Il Primo!
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:25 AM
Theres hardly ever a thread about Ana where Sharapova isn't mentioned. :rolls:

All credit to Dexter, the moderator who actually highjacks threads and insult posters :worship:

Koon
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:34 AM
I have the feeling that Ana will have the really tough draw in Melbourne :bigcry:
Hope she will not become the first seed to lose in AO :help: . I don't think any top 10 players have struggled with herself like her :sad: ( except Sveta :p ) Hope she will receive 2 double bagels from Maria to let her wake up :p

lilimi
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:40 AM
Being healthy the whole season and being consistent are two different topics. Consistency refers to regularity. And excuse me, Maria has a 80% win/loss ratio lifetime and that is consistency:wavey:

You're just a lame hater, you don't even have the charisma respected haters such as Marshmallow can have. Try harder next time :yawn:

you're just a lame hater of Ana. you only criticise her about her looks, never about her game.
at least i try to justify objectively why i don't like maria's game. i don't hate her. i respect maria and i do miss her in the game. but you prefer being blind and calling me a hater.
if i'm so stupid, just don't care about me!:kiss: and don't come pollute ana's threads with lame comments.

lilimi
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:43 AM
I have the feeling that Ana will have the really tough draw in Melbourne :bigcry:


again, with ana's current level of play, any draw will be tough:tape::help::help::o

thomas.chung
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:05 AM
It's simply a grand slam psychology, as others have pointed out... Svetlana had the problem, Serena had the problem, and Maria had the same problem. It has to do with the expectation put on by everyone after winning a GS. Unfortunately some recovers and become a better champion like Serena and Maria, but some faltered like Myskina.

It all has to do with the psychology and putting up with the expectation. Ana's tennis is there, she has shown that she can play good tennis, now she just needs to get her head together and move on.

MaBaker
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:08 AM
No, she will keep playing abnormally.

WIMBLY2004
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:17 AM
So am I the soon-coming Sharapova's retirement. :)

Don't hold your breath, it will come later than Ivanovic's retirement with pregnancy, maybe she is already :lol:

WIMBLY2004
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:34 AM
Why has this turned into a pointless argument about Sharapova's consistency? This thread is about Ana Ivanovic, please. :rolleyes:

Who's fault though? Who brought Maria into this thread in the first place? Who post most of the posts about Maria in this thread? Answer to both questions is Ivanovic fan(s).

pascal77
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:38 AM
Poor Ana, she should dump that spain guy to focus more attention on tennis.

Polikarpov
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:25 PM
All credit to Dexter, the moderator who actually highjacks threads and insult posters :worship:

Well you started it.

Anyway, I hope Ana could improve her game, especially her serve when AO kicks in.

Langers
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:40 PM
No she will play like this forever before retiring.
:lol: Great call.

frenchie
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:44 PM
It's simply a grand slam psychology, as others have pointed out... Svetlana had the problem, Serena had the problem, and Maria had the same problem. It has to do with the expectation put on by everyone after winning a GS. Unfortunately some recovers and become a better champion like Serena and Maria, but some faltered like Myskina.

It all has to do with the psychology and putting up with the expectation. Ana's tennis is there, she has shown that she can play good tennis, now she just needs to get her head together and move on.

Anna will play better and win another GS for sure

Myskina had more important problems off court BTW;)

SharapovaFan16
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Why did this turn into Ana vs Maria, when the hell did that happen? Look Ana is struggling, she still has loads of talent, but I don't consider her one of those elite players who is going to win multiple grand slam titles. Did she even beat a clay court player in her 1 GS victory?

Shoulderpova
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:46 PM
IL Primo! :kiss:

Rumkin
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:59 PM
Well Ana is blaming her poor play because of an stomach illness. Seriously Ana? Didn't you use that excuse at the YEC already :rolleyes:


Dismal Ana Ivanovic hit by bug


Paul Malone and Karl deKroo
January 09, 2009 12:00am

EXCLUSIVE: A DRAINED Ana Ivanovic will seek medical advice after a stomach illness yesterday led to her Brisbane International loss to a resurgent Amelie Mauresmo.

The reason for the wayward nature of Ivanovic's groundstrokes and sluggishness, both of which marred her win on Wednesday night, were exposed further by Mauresmo's 6-3 6-2 quarter-final win.

At one stage in the first set, Ivanovic put her hand over her mouth and looked like she was going to vomit.

"I have been struggling the last 24 hours, I can't really eat anything and been feeling a little nauseous," Ivanovic said.

"I don't want to take anything from Amelie, but I know a couple of other players have been getting sick. I will have two days off and then start practising. Yesterday morning, I was feeling quite bad."

Ivanovic, the second favourite for the Australian Open and runner-up last year, insisted her chances of going one better had not been jolted.

"I have had a good preparation to do it. I have worked very hard and I feel very fit and I am overall happy with my game.

"It is different when you practice and then go out and play matches. Next week I want to play lots of points and get my mindset ready.

"I need to get a little more consistent and work a little more on my serve. Otherwise I feel I am ready."

While Ivanovic struggled, Mauresmo showed some of the form that helped her win the Australian Open in 2006.

"I am very proud about the way I played today," the former world No. 1 said.

"From the first point to last one I was very focused and aggressive and I didn't allow her to dictate, which is what she loves.

"There has been a sign in the past couple of matches that things are going well and I have some confidence again."

Yesterday's win was Mauresmo's first against a top-10 rival since beating Kim Clijsters in the final of Antwerp in 2007.

While outside the world top 20 last year, Mauresmo sacked coach Loic Courteau and linked up with Hugo Lecoq.





http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24889699-11088,00.html

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:29 PM
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2008/06/26/jasonobrienAI460.jpg

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1782/02000000168ce2.jpg

PHOTOSHOP.

:haha: :haha: :haha: :bigcry:

the ivanovic vs sharapova wars make williams vs (insert name here) look like child's play. love it!

joão.
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:51 PM
I love how all the threads here become Sharapova related somehow. :hearts:
TPOS :worship:

Cakeisgood
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:33 PM
http://www.phreecelebs.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/ana_ivanovic-fhm.jpg Curves!
http://snarkerati.com/galleries/Ana-Ivanovic/0408-Ana-Ivanovic.jpg No Curves!
:tape::tape::tape:
Two can play at this game.

SOA_MC
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:43 PM
All credit to Dexter, the moderator who actually highjacks threads and insult posters :worship:

This coming from a poster who told another poster to get aids and die and still thinks saying that is funny

Two can play at this game.

Even more than two can play

http://i41.tinypic.com/fdvtjt.jpg

Nikkiri
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:44 PM
Well Ana is blaming her poor play because of an stomach illness. Seriously Ana? Didn't you use that excuse at the YEC already :rolleyes:



http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24889699-11088,00.html

Because its not possible to be sick again is it. Ana always gives credit to her opponents. If she says she was sick then she was sick.

About the photoshop bs, No one ever said Ana wasn't photoshopped :shrug: but the truth is Sharapova is photoshopped too so the original comment that started all this was pretty stupid.

~CANUCK~
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:45 PM
I suggest you guys keep this on topic and stop with the photoshop wars.

Slutati
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:47 PM
She'll be fine. I'm sure she'll win a slam in 2009.

Demska
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:49 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...354686&page=19

Fidello
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:57 PM
All credit to Dexter, the moderator who actually highjacks threads and insult posters :worship:Dexter for super-admin! Il primo, you're such a bozo, go away already

starin
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Yes

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:01 PM
This coming from a poster who told another poster to get aids and die and still thinks saying that is funny

Even more than two can play

http://i41.tinypic.com/fdvtjt.jpg

:haha: :haha: :haha:

iPatty
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:22 PM
GM is becoming even worse. Mods please close this pathetic excuse for a thread already. Some people just can't think with any logical reason or respect to others.

Ciarán
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Ana :crying2:

Uranium
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Here is some helpful facts about XXI century Australian Open Winners (how is seeded at AO and how plays at warm-up events before Melbourne Title):


Year Winner - (# Seed) - AO Warm-Up Tournament Result
2008 winner - (5th seed) - NOT PLAYED
2007 winner -(unseeded)- LOSE QF vs #56
2006 winner - (3rd seed) - LOSE R16 vs #21
2005 winner - (7th seed) - NOT PLAYED
2004 winner - (1st seed) - WON Tournament
2003 winner - (1st seed) - NOT PLAYED
2002 winner - (1st seed) - LOSE R16 vs #61
2001 winner -(12th seed)- LOSE R16 vs #29
;)
What those stats showed to me was the pattern this year's champ will be a player who wins a tournament.:p

améliemomo
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:50 PM
This coming from a poster who told another poster to get aids and die and still thinks saying that is funny



Even more than two can play

http://i41.tinypic.com/fdvtjt.jpg

What did ilprimo said?Where is the hot girl here?:help::lol:

Sorry but cant help saying the truth,she's the most photoshoped player

Demska
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:10 PM
As predicated by me nearly 5 months ago, no.

woosey
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:19 PM
I suggest you guys keep this on topic and stop with the photoshop wars.

what wrong with the photoshop wars?

it's amusing to me. i've seen worse on the site.

woosey
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:20 PM
anyway, ana is playing normally folks.

~CANUCK~
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:34 PM
what wrong with the photoshop wars?

it's amusing to me. i've seen worse on the site.

The problem is this thread isn't called who is the most photoshopped player, its about how Ana is going to play in the future. Posting pics of Ana and Maria in regular life vs mag pics has no business in this topic.

CooCooCachoo
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:45 PM
So am I the soon-coming Sharapova's retirement. :)

:topic:

Anyway, I am not unhappy with the Ivanovic losses, but I am convinced she will get her game back in gear and will be a threat in Grand Slams again very soon.

As for the completely unappropriate Sharapova comment, I don't know how any true tennis fan can enjoy an injury-induced retirement. I mean, Sharapova is pretty much one of my most disliked players out there, but I am really hoping that she gets over her problems and gets the retirement she deserves.

woosey
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:32 PM
The problem is this thread isn't called who is the most photoshopped player, its about how Ana is going to play in the future. Posting pics of Ana and Maria in regular life vs mag pics has no business in this topic.

oooohhhh.

as if every thread proceeds in a logical manner. :lol:

no matter. it's tennisforum, where i come to get my laughs on. :lol:

Corswandt
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:37 PM
:topic:

Anyway, I am not unhappy with the Ivanovic losses, but I am convinced she will get her game back in gear and will be a threat in Grand Slams again very soon.

As for the completely unappropriate Sharapova comment, I don't know how any true tennis fan can enjoy an injury-induced retirement. I mean, Sharapova is pretty much one of my most disliked players out there, but I am really hoping that she gets over her problems and gets the retirement she deserves.

Dexter already apologized for that - I assume that under duress from the rest of the moderating team. :lol:

I mean, what do they look like after making someone like Dexter a mod?

Kart
Jan 9th, 2009, 12:06 AM
I assume that under duress from the rest of the moderating team. :lol:
You assume incorrectly.

Aaron.
Jan 9th, 2009, 12:45 AM
OMG you guys are hilarious :haha:

Tennisation
Jan 9th, 2009, 01:58 AM
what are you talking about? this IS Ana playing normally. She'll have moments of brilliance and then goes in the crapper the next. She'll never play consistently well for an entire year.

Warrior
Jan 9th, 2009, 02:03 AM
Some very immature comments in this thread.

matty
Jan 9th, 2009, 02:26 AM
Dunno but I'm enjoying every second of it.

ha ha

zlove
Jan 9th, 2009, 02:37 AM
how does maria come into every conversation that has to do with ana? :confused:

and there's nothing wrong with ana right now.

FERLKE
Jan 9th, 2009, 02:41 AM
:hearts:

matty
Jan 9th, 2009, 02:41 AM
This thread is not about Sharapova.

I actually don't know what went wrong with Ana after RG. :shrug:


It's obvious to me what went wrong...after she won RG and became #1 she encountered enormous pressure to live up to her ranking, all the hype and to justify the amount of $ she was/is getting from her sponsors. I don't think she likes the spotlight and expectations on her--I mean, wasn't she always considered rather shy. I can't even imagine what it would be like to be the "it" girl at Brisbane or where ever, on the court with all those people watching you. I doubt it's easy to tune that stuff out. People like Sharapova can handle it--in fact, i think Maria thrives on pressure for the most part.

matty
Jan 9th, 2009, 02:44 AM
And let's be honest: Ivanovic has the better face, but Sharapova has the better body.

SOA_MC
Jan 9th, 2009, 02:47 AM
how does maria come into every conversation that has to do with ana? :confused:

and there's nothing wrong with ana right now.

Normally a Pova fan will bring Pova into a Ana thread but I admit on this occasion is was a Ana fan who did:sad:

Roookie
Jan 9th, 2009, 03:26 AM
And let's be honest: Ivanovic has the better face, but Sharapova has the better body.

If a flat ass works for you...

Aaron.
Jan 9th, 2009, 03:27 AM
:hearts: I knew it was coming :haha:

Temperenka
Jan 9th, 2009, 03:27 AM
I really hope that she can. It's not fun to watch her right now.. but I really thought that she would take over after the FO.
Good luck in Melbourne!

Temperenka
Jan 9th, 2009, 03:29 AM
How did this thread go from "will Ana play normally again?" to "Is Maria uglier than Ana"???
As bad as some of those pictures of Maria are... doesn't everyone take some gad awful pictures? They are both hot women.

~CANUCK~
Jan 9th, 2009, 03:29 AM
STOP derailing the thread, this is the last warning. Maria has nothing to do with this thread so stop the comparisons. You want to open a new thread about maria vs Ana in the looks department then go ahead, leave this thread to the topic at hand, which is Ana and her play.

Aaron.
Jan 9th, 2009, 03:30 AM
^^ come on now its not that serious :tape: :spit:

mboyle
Jan 9th, 2009, 03:31 AM
Regardless of what stupid people have said in the thread, Ana has too much game never to come back. She has no confidence at the moment, and that is affecting her a lot, but Mauresmo is no slouch. She was never going to dominate, but she'll get another slam in her career. I kind of think of her as a new Mary Pierce. Same with the people who write off Nicole Vaidisova, Sesil and even Dokic. True talent never goes away.

Pasta-Na
Jan 9th, 2009, 03:35 AM
she's playing normally i think :shrug:

maybe other players improved their games? :shrug:

~CANUCK~
Jan 9th, 2009, 03:41 AM
^^ come on now its not that serious :tape: :spit:

No its not that serious, but turning threads into fan base VS fan base is not allowed, especially when the thread had nothing to do with Maria at all. Like I said go ahead and create other threads and have fun, but keep this on topic. Is that really to much to ask?

guapogreg08
Jan 9th, 2009, 04:35 AM
No its not that serious, but turning threads into fan base VS fan base is not allowed, especially when the thread had nothing to do with Maria at all. Like I said go ahead and create other threads and have fun, but keep this on topic. Is that really to much to ask?

yes its TOO much to ask

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 9th, 2009, 04:41 AM
yes its TOO much to ask

it's :bolt:

Temperenka
Jan 9th, 2009, 04:47 AM
she's playing normally i think :shrug:

maybe other players improved their games? :shrug:

the quality of the WTA raised that much in the last half of a year. :rolleyes::confused::help:
I don't think so.
This is a problem with Ana.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 9th, 2009, 05:25 AM
Regardless of what stupid people have said in the thread, Ana has too much game never to come back. She has no confidence at the moment, and that is affecting her a lot, but Mauresmo is no slouch. She was never going to dominate, but she'll get another slam in her career. I kind of think of her as a new Mary Pierce. Same with the people who write off Nicole Vaidisova, Sesil and even Dokic. True talent never goes away.

she is kind of like sveta too

CanadianBoy21
Jan 9th, 2009, 05:45 AM
She should just take a year off, or at least few weeks. Still train and everything, but forget the tour and the pressure. And experience life and new things. What these players lack at this stage is maturity and self development. When she comes back after that period she'll be fresh and eager and better. Hell, if I was her I'd just retire and enjoy life with the $$$$$ she earned and pursue new interests.

dylan24
Jan 9th, 2009, 05:55 AM
AI is a brainless ball basher and an annoying fist pumper.
overated. overhyped.
soon, she'll be out of the top 10.

Cakeisgood
Jan 9th, 2009, 07:07 AM
Ana's main problem is that she has no B game. When she's on (ala FO 2008 and Indian Wells 2008) she's a beast, that forehand can fire down anything. But when's she's not playing her best, she either goes down easily (Jie Wimb 2008) or squeaks by (no pun intended) with awful wins (Vinci Brisbane 2009, Dechy Wimby 2008).

When things go badly, she gets angry and shockingly, hits harder. And it is actually the forehead that goes off. The backhand will actually be far more consistent.

Frankly, normally is now for Ana. She has never been super consistent and it will be a matter of time before uber Ana returns for a bit. We all know what Ana can accomplish when she's playing well, but whether she can maintain that, or even win better at a lower level, is yet to be seen.

amc987
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:22 AM
Ana's main problem is that she has no B game. When she's on (ala FO 2008 and Indian Wells 2008) she's a beast, that forehand can fire down anything. But when's she's not playing her best, she either goes down easily (Jie Wimb 2008) or squeaks by (no pun intended) with awful wins (Vinci Brisbane 2009, Dechy Wimby 2008).

When things go badly, she gets angry and shockingly, hits harder. And it is actually the forehead that goes off. The backhand will actually be far more consistent.

Frankly, normally is now for Ana. She has never been super consistent and it will be a matter of time before uber Ana returns for a bit. We all know what Ana can accomplish when she's playing well, but whether she can maintain that, or even win better at a lower level, is yet to be seen.

I agree completely. I also think it's important to note that even playing her best, Ivanovic is probably the number 4 or 5 player in the world day in and day out. She definitely loses to both Williams sisters, Sharapova (when healthy) and potentially Jankovic. The inconsistency thing is definitely a problem, but so it the fact that even when she's consistent she's vulnerable to the players who hit just as hard as she does and move better.

I think one other thing to consider is that to win any of her big titles, it seems Ivanovic hasn't had to really go through those 4 players. Who did she really beat at RG? Jankovic in a slam... Indian Wells she beat Zvonareva, Jankovic and Kuznetsova (again, in a final)... AO she beat Venus (which was a great win for her) and Hantuchova. Even in '07 Berlin, Roland Garros and Wimbledon she beat Schnyder, Kuznetsova (twice), Sharapova (injured but still an excellent win), Petrova and Vaidisova. It's not like Ana has really proven that she can have back to back wins over the top 3 or 4 players in the world. I don't mean to imply (for all the haters) that she doesn't deserve her success--she does. She's an amazing talent and has improved tremendously over the past couple of years. But to imply that Ivanovic has ever truly been the best player in the world (regardless of what the rankings may have said) goes too far, IMO.

Matt01
Jan 9th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Ana's main problem is that she has no B game. When she's on (ala FO 2008 and Indian Wells 2008) she's a beast, that forehand can fire down anything. But when's she's not playing her best, she either goes down easily (Jie Wimb 2008) or squeaks by (no pun intended) with awful wins (Vinci Brisbane 2009, Dechy Wimby 2008).


No, that is not her main problem. Several other players don't have a B game either and they are not slumping (no comment about the girl in your avatar...). And besides, Ana is already improving in her last few tournaments compared to her resulst directly after her French Open win. I'm not too worried for her.



When things go badly, she gets angry and shockingly, hits harder. And it is actually the forehead that goes off. The backhand will actually be far more consistent.



I agree with this. When Ana is on, her forehand among the best in the world. But sometimes her forehand is off, and since her game is build around her forehand there isn't much she can do (other than maybe ranning to the net like she has more often done lately, and sometimes even with good success).

bakkie pleur
Jan 9th, 2009, 12:12 PM
never

Cp6uja
Jan 9th, 2009, 12:38 PM
I agree completely. I also think it's important to note that even playing her best, Ivanovic is probably the number 4 or 5 player in the world day in and day out. She definitely loses to both Williams sisters, Sharapova (when healthy) and potentially Jankovic. The inconsistency thing is definitely a problem, but so it the fact that even when she's consistent she's vulnerable to the players who hit just as hard as she does and move better.

I think one other thing to consider is that to win any of her big titles, it seems Ivanovic hasn't had to really go through those 4 players. Who did she really beat at RG? Jankovic in a slam... Indian Wells she beat Zvonareva, Jankovic and Kuznetsova (again, in a final)... AO she beat Venus (which was a great win for her) and Hantuchova. Even in '07 Berlin, Roland Garros and Wimbledon she beat Schnyder, Kuznetsova (twice), Sharapova (injured but still an excellent win), Petrova and Vaidisova. It's not like Ana has really proven that she can have back to back wins over the top 3 or 4 players in the world. I don't mean to imply (for all the haters) that she doesn't deserve her success--she does. She's an amazing talent and has improved tremendously over the past couple of years. But to imply that Ivanovic has ever truly been the best player in the world (regardless of what the rankings may have said) goes too far, IMO.Playing her best tennis Ana was last seasons worlds best player at slower surfaces (Claycourts and medium fast Hardcourts - COMBO) so no big surprise that Ana won Roland Garros and Indian Wells, and also reach Australian Open final last season. So at her best she is able to try to be worlds dominant player in 1st half of season and on other hand with her big serve and powerful forehand and big improvement with volleys she is also able to be big threat at all fastest surfaces (USO hardcourts, grass, fast indoors).

That July injury totally ruined her 2008 summer and thanks to illness problems she must to withdraw from YEC... but between this two "bad luck" periods from 2nd half of 2008 she prove that she still not forget to play high-level tennis and won Linz destroying in final in-form Zvonareva and playing in Zurich SF 2008 non-GS WTA match of the year against Venus Williams. So who really cares b/c this stupid Micky Mouse event in Brisbane? Dont make me wrong... i'm not happy to see her playing like she do against Vinci or Mauresmo, but on other hand it's warm-up tournament and why take this result too seriously?

barmaid
Jan 9th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Well she'd better "warm up" soon....the only thing that remains "hot" are her fashion shoots!

barmaid

Volcana
Jan 9th, 2009, 02:48 PM
So who really cares b/c this stupid Micky Mouse event in Brisbane?Ana Ivanovic, obviously, or she wouldn't have entered.

Cakeisgood
Jan 9th, 2009, 06:50 PM
No, that is not her main problem. Several other players don't have a B game either and they are not slumping (no comment about the girl in your avatar...). And besides, Ana is already improving in her last few tournaments compared to her results directly after her French Open win. I'm not too worried for her.

Maria doesn't have a B game, but what separates her from Ana is what is between the ears. When things go tough, everybody gets frustrated. But Ana will start making these HUGE swinging shots that have no possibility of going in.

And Ana is not improving. If we're using her results right after FO, Ana was playing no more than a top 50 player. Until she shows that she can consistently reach the QF's or SF's of a few tournaments in a row, that aspect of her game will ALWAYS be questioned.

égalité
Jan 9th, 2009, 06:53 PM
Dunno but I'm enjoying every second of it.

yes :worship:

Ajde!

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:07 PM
IvanoGOAT will pull a Serena and win Oz! :rocker:

Russianboy
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:14 PM
when she stops pumping her fist like after every point :rolleyes:
omg, this is so annoying although she is kinda nice. but that makes me dislike her

Warrior
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:01 PM
when she stops pumping her fist like after every point :rolleyes:
omg, this is so annoying although she is kinda nice. but that makes me dislike her

So what? She's not the only player who does that!

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:09 PM
yeah why are so many of them doing that now? the c'mons and fist-pumps.
i blame lleyton hewitt.

ninanina19
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:29 PM
People are acting as if Ana has already hit her peak. Imo Ana is a player that still requires a lot of developing. Her game is still raw. I never took her seriously as the number 1 player. But imo I do think she will continue to improve as a player and maybe live up to that ranking.

Aaron.
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Ana has same problem as me :lol: FH consistency

Bartosh
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:39 PM
no, she will retire after AO :shrug:

Russianboy
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:45 PM
So what? She's not the only player who does that!

sorry, but nobody exaggerates like her. i was watching the last set against vinci and it was just annoying. she doesnt pump her fist like normal players.
she's jumping, screaming etc
+ she did it after almost every point.