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DownTheLine21
Mar 22nd, 2009, 09:31 PM
Let's move onto Miami. Hopefully Ana can finally do well here. Her results in the past three years certainly leave something to be desired.

Balltossovic
Mar 22nd, 2009, 09:42 PM
Okay. Ajde!! :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 22nd, 2009, 10:00 PM
AJDE!!!!!:rocker2:

She definitely played some good tennis in youknowwhere, so hopefully she can build on that:D

spiritedenergy
Mar 22nd, 2009, 10:07 PM
why Title n.9? With the William sisters playing? Let's not jinx please:tape::lol:

My objective and hope is a QF showing, then everything else is a plus. Ajde!:boxing::armed:

DownTheLine21
Mar 22nd, 2009, 10:11 PM
why Title n.9? With the William sisters playing? Let's not jinx please:tape::lol:

My objective and hope is a QF showing, then everything else is a plus. Ajde!:boxing::armed:

LOL. I'm just hoping for the best.

However, if she can keep improving, I don't see why she couldn't upset one of the Williams sisters. It may sound crazy, but Ana played competitively against an unbelievable Serena in Dubai. And her game has already improved since then.

The Daviator
Mar 22nd, 2009, 10:13 PM
Well I highly doubt she'll win title #9 :lol: Please don't lose before the QFs Anci, lots of points to be gained here potentially.

DownTheLine21
Mar 22nd, 2009, 10:14 PM
LOL. I edited the thread title to reflect the general mood.

spiritedenergy
Mar 22nd, 2009, 10:14 PM
LOL. I'm just hoping for the best.

However, if she can keep improving, I don't see why she couldn't upset one of the Williams sisters. It may sound crazy, but Ana played competitively against an unbelievable Serena in Dubai. And her game has already improved since then.

Not Serena in Miami for sure:p Maybe Venus but she's on fire as well. Let's take it one match at the time, we don't even know the draw and Ana is prone o early exits sometimes:lol:;)

jelenacg
Mar 22nd, 2009, 10:19 PM
The first goal should be avoiding early exits so that is all i`m hoping for :)
I guess the draw will be out tomorrow

MarieC
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:25 PM
I hope Ana takes the positives from this week and takes it into Miami

I'm also repeating " Please don't let Serena or Venus be in Ana's quarter, please don't let Serena or Venus be in Ana's quarter."

jelenacg
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:32 PM
I would like Vera to be in Ana`s quarter ;)
Seriously i cant stop thinking about that stupid match ,and i want rematch

Balltossovic
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:35 PM
Revenge is ours:devil: Remember Kleybanova:angel:

Isha312.
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:41 PM
:lol: @ the thread title. I'm actually gonna be a ballperson in Miami this week (don't laugh), so i'm gonna be on site like every day. I'll make sure to take my camera and get as much Ana footage as possible!

gaviotabr
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:48 PM
I would like Vera to be in Ana`s quarter ;)
Seriously i cant stop thinking about that stupid match ,and i want rematch

Vera will be number 5 seed and Ana number 7. They can't be in the same quarter. Ana also can't be in the same quarter as Venus.

She can get either Serena (hopefully NOT!), Safina, Jankovic or Dementieva in the quarters.

jelenacg
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:50 PM
Revenge is ours:devil: Remember Kleybanova:angel:

Of course that was my favorite match so far this year
Ana :smash: you better play well in Miami i still can`t believe she lost in such a stupid way
Ana is such a child
Izzy where are you??
Since you are Ana`s coach,you need to give us some explanations :)

jelenacg
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:55 PM
:lol: @ the thread title. I'm actually gonna be a ballperson in Miami this week (don't laugh), so i'm gonna be on site like every day. I'll make sure to take my camera and get as much Ana footage as possible!

Seriously :bounce::bounce:
Thank you :)

gaviotabr
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:55 PM
:lol: @ the thread title. I'm actually gonna be a ballperson in Miami this week (don't laugh), so i'm gonna be on site like every day. I'll make sure to take my camera and get as much Ana footage as possible!

Thanks! You can tell us all about it! That would be much appreciated. :D

gaviotabr
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:57 PM
Of course that was my favorite match so far this year
Ana :smash: you better play well in Miami i still can`t believe she lost in such a stupid way
Ana is such a child
Izzy where are you??
Since you are Ana`s coach,you need to give us some explanations :)

I'm so disappointed right now.. I have no words.. and I think I'll dream about those set points tonight.. Couldn't Ana just keep the ball in play? Zvonareva was pressured! :o So frustrating.. and then losing 6 games in a row.. probably with her head in the many opportunities lost. :o

luv_sweetAna
Mar 23rd, 2009, 12:17 AM
I'm so disappointed right now.. I have no words.. and I think I'll dream about those set points tonight.. Couldn't Ana just keep the ball in play? Zvonareva was pressured! :o So frustrating.. and then losing 6 games in a row.. probably with her head in the many opportunities lost. :o


I know I will :o She gave the match away to Zvonareva :o

jelenacg
Mar 23rd, 2009, 12:22 AM
Probably :sad:
I sound like Serena but Zvonareva hit so many lucky shots :lol: i really mean that
So i guess with her luck she will have Serena in her quarter again :rolleyes:

spiritedenergy
Mar 23rd, 2009, 12:28 AM
I'm so disappointed right now.. I have no words.. and I think I'll dream about those set points tonight.. Couldn't Ana just keep the ball in play? Zvonareva was pressured! :o So frustrating.. and then losing 6 games in a row.. probably with her head in the many opportunities lost. :o

Hi Isabela:hug:

You always miss the livescore threads, you are Ana's coach you should be there to guide us:lol::p

Anyways I think we are all disappointed, I really thought Ana had the match at 6-5 with all those set points, she was able to break to love a a few games before:o Oh well it's gone:sad:, hopefully she can take the positives:kiss:

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 12:31 AM
Hi Isabela:hug:

You always miss the livescore threads, you are Ana's coach you should be there to guide us:lol::p

Anyways I think we are all disappointed, I really thought Ana had the match at 6-5 with all those set points, she was able to break to love a a few games before:o Oh well it's gone:sad:, hopefully she can take the positives:kiss:

I was watching the match on TV in another room.

I'm 100% sure that had Ana converted one of those set points, the match would have had a different outcome. She got frustrated with it...

spiritedenergy
Mar 23rd, 2009, 12:36 AM
I was watching the match on TV in another room.

I'm 100% sure that had Ana converted one of those set points, the match would have had a different outcome. She got frustrated with it...

A cyberhug for you:hug:

Loving your signature though, i will copy it but use the other :weirdo::lol::p

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 12:41 AM
Probably :sad:
I sound like Serena but Zvonareva hit so many lucky shots :lol: i really mean that
So i guess with her luck she will have Serena in her quarter again :rolleyes:

Probably.. whatever.. I'm just so disappointed right now that I'm on whatever mode.

I'm actually worried about something.. Ana is an agressive player, and she should be agressive. She has said that she is sticking with that game, and that before she was confused about her game. I hope that doesn't make her scared to play defense or to just be patient sometimes. I mean.. today.. she had 3 set points.. she could have tried to keep the ball inside the lines in one of those, just be patient until she had a chance to finish the point.. no rush.. Zvonareva was pressured. But no.. errors and more errors.

I guess we can blame the wind or Vera's sometimes curious shots.. but truth is, Ana lost because she couldn't take her opportunities, couldn't adapt her game, couldn't keep the balls in, and then got too frustrated with herself, the conditions, the balls, the match, everything, and went on walkabout. Ana has to learn how to develop her game according to the match she is playing.

Unfortunately, Ana was lucky during the entire tournament, but not today. The tennis Gods brought bad weather conditions and a opponent who knows how to play with the wind. Vera always does great in Doha also because of that.. she knows how to deal with those conditions. I guess it was just not meant to be...

Now I just don't know what to expect from Miami. I do think Ana's game has been improving, which is good. But I'm not sure how this loss today will affect her. It has to be frustrating and disappointing.. I hope it doesn't hurt her confidence too much. Ana has never performed well in Miami.. she doesn't like it there... so I don't know.. I would like her to at least make it to her seeding.. but let's see..

Davodus
Mar 23rd, 2009, 12:42 AM
I knew when ana lost those set points, and then the set, that she would lose easily in the 2nd
if she had won the first, she would have won the second easily
the conditions made it tough mentally to really be in the match, emotionally trying to fight to win
they were just shocking, the wind was just shit
and ana, being more aggressive and hitting with less topspin, was always going to be effected more
she also has bigger swings, and likes to run around her backhand, and that is a problem with the ball blowing in every direction

meanwhile, zvonareva turned into a massive pusher and was even slicing her forehand :rolleyes:

spiritedenergy
Mar 23rd, 2009, 12:45 AM
Probably.. whatever.. I'm just so disappointed right now that I'm on whatever mode.

I'm actually worried about something.. Ana is an agressive player, and she should be agressive. She has said that she is sticking with that game, and that before she was confused about her game. I hope that doesn't make her scared to play defense or to just be patient sometimes. I mean.. today.. she had 3 set points.. she could have tried to keep the ball inside the lines in one of those, just be patient until she had a chance to finish the point.. no rush.. Zvonareva was pressured. But no.. errors and more errors.

I guess we can blame the wind or Vera's sometimes curious shots.. but truth is, Ana lost because she couldn't take her opportunities, couldn't adapt her game, couldn't keep the balls in, and then got too frustrated with herself, the conditions, the balls, the match, everything, and went on walkabout. Ana has to learn how to develop her game according to the match she is playing.

Unfortunately, Ana was lucky during the entire tournament, but not today. The tennis Gods brought bad weather conditions and a opponent who knows how to play with the wind. Vera always does great in Doha also because of that.. she knows how to deal with those conditions. I guess it was just not meant to be...

Now I just don't know what to expect from Miami. I do think Ana's game has been improving, which is good. But I'm not sure how this loss today will affect her. It has to be frustrating and disappointing.. I hope it doesn't hurt her confidence too much. Ana has never performed well in Miami.. she doesn't like it there... so I don't know.. I would like her to at least make it to her seeding.. but let's see..

I agree with you about the trying to play safe, but I think that's what kardon tried to tell her, i read he told her to be patient on ROS because Vera was just putting balls in, and to take something off her first serves. I don't know what kind of errors she made in those 3 SPs, but I think part of it was also due to nerve, but i don't know really, 3 SPs lost against Zvonareva who is not the best mental player out there is a lot.

felipemiami
Mar 23rd, 2009, 12:46 AM
:lol: @ the thread title. I'm actually gonna be a ballperson in Miami this week (don't laugh), so i'm gonna be on site like every day. I'll make sure to take my camera and get as much Ana footage as possible!

me too!

jelenacg
Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:10 AM
Yes i agree with you,when you don`t take your opportunities you will lose.It`s always like that in tennis
But these kind of condition happen once in 2 years and i think we are not awere of how much easier it has been for Vera to adapt
She is always running for the balls ,she is a pusher and Ana today couldn`t get free points on her serve ,couldn`t make return winners and most important couldn`t go for her FH as much as she wanted
She couldn`t play her game at all
IMO it was like 10 times easier for Vera to adapt
That being said i will stop talking about that match right now:)
I really hope she won`t have early exit here like always
And i`m relying on Craig for that

Davodus
Mar 23rd, 2009, 02:11 AM
i agree that it was 10 times easier for vera to adapt given the style of game she plays
so it just wasnt the right conditions for ana today, though i thought she went OK with the wind

lets do well in miami and gain some more points :yeah: no lindsay in the 3rd round this year :lol:

bruce goose
Mar 23rd, 2009, 05:29 AM
Didn't see the match today but I'm sincerely encouraged that Ana has already exceeded many expectations.As for the supposed "impossibility" of Ana winning Miami,I go back to the 2004 Wimbledon final where 2-time defending champion Serena Williams was playing on her most dominant surface in a Slam Final...where she NEVER loses unless the opponent is named Venus,perhaps.......and she proceeded to get a mudhole stomped in her ass by a still-immature 17-year-old from Siberia....

Logic tells us that it'll be hard for Ana to win this tourney,and we don't demand that she do so.However,being a true fan means believing that the unlikely is attainable.We can remain realistic while still leaving the door of hope at least slightly open.Who knows?If Ana DID ever visit this page,then it wouldn't hurt if she read that her fans saw championship potential in her:cool:

SOA_MC
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:31 AM
:lol: @ the thread title. I'm actually gonna be a ballperson in Miami this week (don't laugh), so i'm gonna be on site like every day. I'll make sure to take my camera and get as much Ana footage as possible!

Banned for what? :confused:

Oh well :shrug: Onwards and Upwards Ana :hearts:

Costanza
Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:18 PM
According to rafaelnadal.com,Rafa and Ana will attend a promotional event on Tuesday morning in Miami.

Ksenia.
Mar 23rd, 2009, 02:27 PM
OMG, "youknowwhere" :lol: Ok, let's move on, so Ajde Ana :banana:

Charlieflip
Mar 23rd, 2009, 02:27 PM
According to rafaelnadal.com,Rafa and Ana will attend a promotional event on Tuesday morning in Miami.

What kind of promotional event?

Costanza
Mar 23rd, 2009, 02:44 PM
What kind of promotional event?

:shrug:

Dinayer
Mar 23rd, 2009, 03:08 PM
Ajde Ana :D

good luck in Miami :)

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 04:02 PM
Will Ana debut the blue dress in Miami?

According to this site she will.. but I'm not sure how they know it...

http://www.tennisidentity.com/tennisidentitycom/2009/03/ana-ivanovics-adidas-style-confirmed-for-sony-ericsson-and-rolan-garros.html

spiritedenergy
Mar 23rd, 2009, 04:45 PM
Guys let's look at the glass half-full:p

Ana is now 7th in the race rankings, and 6th in the price money (but 5th if we include the BJK cup). She also defended most of her points from last year IW so with a good showing at RG she can be safe in the top 10, and has room to build up from now to RG (only 1 SF at Berlin). Additionally in the interview in the WTA site she said it was good experience to play in the wind since Miami is often windy... this means she is already thinking about Miami and hopefully won't tank in the early rounds (as it might have happened if she had won IW). She was good spirited and looked not distressed about the loss.

Future looks bright (I hope:lol:) Idemo:boxing::armed:

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 04:53 PM
Guys let's look at the glass half-full:p

Ana is now 7th in the race rankings, and 6th in the price money (but 5th if we include the BJK cup). She also defended most of her points from last year IW so with a good showing at RG she can be safe in the top 10, and has room to build up from now to RG (only 1 SF at Berlin). Additionally in the interview in the WTA site she said it was good experience to play in the wind since Miami is often windy... this means she is already thinking about Miami and hopefully won't tank in the early rounds (as it might have happened if she had won IW). She was good spirited and looked not distressed about the loss.

Future looks bright (I hope:lol:) Idemo:boxing::armed:

Hi Luca!

I hope she doesn't tank in Miami and gets at least a QF... but let's see.. she has never performed well there..:o

Ok... trying to be positive.. trying to be positive.. Hopefully this loss will only motivate her to do better.. Idemo!

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 23rd, 2009, 05:28 PM
Didn't see the match today but I'm sincerely encouraged that Ana has already exceeded many expectations.As for the supposed "impossibility" of Ana winning Miami,I go back to the 2004 Wimbledon final where 2-time defending champion Serena Williams was playing on her most dominant surface in a Slam Final...where she NEVER loses unless the opponent is named Venus,perhaps.......and she proceeded to get a mudhole stomped in her ass by a still-immature 17-year-old from Siberia....

Logic tells us that it'll be hard for Ana to win this tourney,and we don't demand that she do so.However,being a true fan means believing that the unlikely is attainable.We can remain realistic while still leaving the door of hope at least slightly open.Who knows?If Ana DID ever visit this page,then it wouldn't hurt if she read that her fans saw championship potential in her:cool:

was that necessary :rolleyes: at least get it right that HC is her most dominant surface


anyways...i'm disappointed, but i MIGHT take solace in the fact that she made the final and it could have been different but for the wind...hopefully miami will be a continuance of her improving form ;)

bruce goose
Mar 23rd, 2009, 05:49 PM
was that necessary :rolleyes: at least get it right that HC is her most dominant surface


anyways...i'm disappointed, but i MIGHT take solace in the fact that she made the final and it could have been different but for the wind...hopefully miami will be a continuance of her improving form ;)Don´t take it personally;it´s not so much a shot at Serena as it was ENCOURAGEMENT for Ana....And I disagree with you;were it not for Venus´s excellence at Wimbledon,Serena would have 5 or 6 titles there by now IMO...of course,she can be excellent on hardcourt,too...I´m hoping Ana´s career takes a somewhat parallel path in terms of learning how to harness her power,even in windy conditions,as Serena has learned to do so well

MarieC
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:12 PM
The draw is out.

Serena and Venus are on the opposite side of the draw :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Ana's 1/8th includes Azarenka, Pavlyunchencova, Hantuchcova, Szavay
Ana's 1/4 Safina, Mauresmo, Penetta
Ana's 1/2 Dementieva, Wozniacki, Kuznetsova, Kleybanova

The Daviator
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:52 PM
Azarenka :help: But no Williams :D

Can't to see what Rafa and Ana do :hearts:

jelenacg
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:55 PM
I admire you optimism :) but i would like to start with:
Second round: Q or Cirstea
Third round: Szavay, Pironkova or Schiavone
Fourth round: Azarenka or Chakvetadze

I would say she is definitely in better part of the draw bc she can`t face WS
She should make to the fourth round ,that is if she decides to play well here and not to tank :o
I hope she can stay focused and use this chance to gain points and to play more matches bc after this she will have almost a month without playing matches
And she has a chance to have here her first top ten victory this year

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:02 PM
I wanna see her against Cristea in the 2nd round! They look sooo similar at times:lol: wonder if the camera-men know how to focus on:lol:

Besides that, I think she could have done worse!
Vika is on fire right now (kinda), but she tends to self-destruct in big matches:shrug:
Same for Dina! She just hasn't played that well since and even during the AO the chances are fairly good Ana can make the semis:hearts:

AJDE, ANA!!!:rocker2:

spiritedenergy
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:15 PM
the draw is not too bad but also not very good... Cirstea is a big hitter:unsure: Then maybe Pironkova:scared:. Then from 4th round onward: Azarenka, Safina, Dementieva, Williams:bolt:

She could make the QF, but against Azarenka it would a tough battle

Dexter
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:17 PM
Can't to see what Rafa and Ana do :hearts:Sex with fistpumps. :drool::angel:

Ana has an outstanding chance to improve her record against qualifiers to an even more ridiculous degree. :worship:
Also yay @ new blue outfit. I love me some skyblue... hope to see Ana wearing it, but judging from how she's done in Miami last year we'll see her on TV next time on clay. :tape:

spiritedenergy
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:22 PM
What kind of promotional event?

I guess it will be something like Nadal and Serena did last year? They played on the water in a pool... it's a big event if it's that (it's for Sony Ericcson I think), and i'm surprised they chose Ana, she's just n.7 now:eek:

dybbuk
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:26 PM
Good draw. I would imagine her to make the SF at least, Vika is the only one who I am really concerned with. :cool: Miami can be quite windy though, fingers crossed nothing like yesterday. :unsure:

jelenacg
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:35 PM
I guess it will be something like Nadal and Serena did last year? They played on the water in a pool... it's a big event if it's that (it's for Sony Ericcson I think), and i'm surprised they chose Ana, she's just n.7 now:eek:

So what she is still Ana Ivanovic :hearts:
Sarapova is now out of top ten but when she returns she will receive the same attention as always no matter of her ranking

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:44 PM
The draw could be worse, but it also could be better. The top half with the Williams will be a real battle. Being in the bottom half is good, but she got the worse 4th round opponent. Ana has a great chance to reach the 4th round, and it might be tough against Azarenka. But.. she definitely can win. She would have to avoid making 100 errors though. Safina in the quarters is beatable.. she hasn't been playing well. A semi here would make me happy.. Ana doesn't like Miami, never played well there, so my expectations are always lower for this tournament.

I do want to see her playing some good tennis.. to keep progressing.. I hope this loss in Indian Wells didn't hurt her shaky confidence and she can keep showing improvement. Maybe Kardon can work a bit on her head.. Ana also needs to control her frustration. I always know when she is going to lose a point.. if she looks frustrated right before it, she can't focus and just sprays an error. It's almost the same mecanics with the tournaments.. usually when she has a good tournament she tanks the next one because she just isn't mentally prepared. That's something I hope she isn't too stubborn to work on.

So.. let's see how it goes.. since she is in the bottom half, I guess she will only play on saturday, right?

The Daviator
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:47 PM
Sex with fistpumps. :drool::angel:

No wonder she bought a place in Mallorca the lil :devil:

I guess it will be something like Nadal and Serena did last year? They played on the water in a pool... it's a big event if it's that (it's for Sony Ericcson I think), and i'm surprised they chose Ana, she's just n.7 now:eek:

Ana is still a much bigger star than Safina, Dementieva and Zvonareva :lol: :p

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:50 PM
So what she is still Ana Ivanovic :hearts:
Sarapova is now out of top ten but when she returns she will receive the same attention as always no matter of her ranking

Yes.. these promotional events are about star quality, not about rankings. Ana is a big star of the game.

bruce goose
Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:05 PM
Sex with fistpumps. :drool::angel:

Yeah,Dex,it would HAVE to be a purely sexual thing b/c Rafa has the intellectual astuteness of a brain-dead gerbil...and if Ana didn't speak Spanish:eek:...that's why his relationship with Makiri didn't last longer than a hiccup.

On a more tennis-related slant,I'm slightly concerned that Ana has volunteered for a promo spot in a tournament where she's always played poorly.Maybe she should save these for tourneys where she's more comfortable and doesn't need to focus so intently in order to play well...However,I hope that she proves me wrong by maintaining a high level.:)

Charlieflip
Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:52 PM
"sex with fistpumps" just brings a really hideous picture to my head :lol:

I must say I like the draw. To be honest, if you watch the WTA now, the competition couldn't been much worse.

spiritedenergy
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:05 PM
Ana is still a much bigger star than Safina, Dementieva and Zvonareva :lol: :p

I know:hearts: I'm not that surprised:p I just thought that last year they had Serena, but also last year Serena was n.8 or something and Ana was n.2 but still not very famous.

SOA_MC
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:17 PM
the draw is not too bad but also not very good... Cirstea is a big hitter:unsure: Then maybe Pironkova:scared:. Then from 4th round onward: Azarenka, Safina, Dementieva, Williams:bolt:

She could make the QF, but against Azarenka it would a tough battle

Both the William sisters are in the other half and I'm more worried about Schiavone than Pironkova

Could be a Hantuchova rematch first time since that AO SF :devil:

Draw to the QF

(7) Ana Ivanovic SRB vs bye
Qualifier vs Sorana Cirstea ROU
Francesca Schiavone ITA vs Tsvetna Pironkova BUL
(26) Agnes Szavay HUN vs bye

(22) Anna Chakvetadze RUS vs bye
(WC) Melanie Oudin USA vs Daniela Hantuchova SVK
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS vs Qualifier
(11) Victoria Azarenka BLR vs bye

DownTheLine21
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:23 PM
I like this draw. I really hope she meets Azarenka in the 4R. Vika has been playing well lately, but I like that match-up for Ana.

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:28 PM
I like this draw. I really hope she meets Azarenka in the 4R. Vika has been playing well lately, but I like that match-up for Ana.

I also like this match up. I saw Vika's matches against Safina and Zvonareva and wasn't so impressed. Obviously though, if Ana reaches that far and plays Vika, she can't expect to win making 40+ UEs. She needs to be agressive without being that erractic.

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:29 PM
Both the William sisters are in the other half and I'm more worried about Schiavone than Pironkova


Schiavone hasn't been playing well...

I'm more worried about how Ana's head will be.. will she be ready to play? Will she be focused? Will she be frustrated? I think that's key..

SOA_MC
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:30 PM
:topic: How the hell is Szavay still a seeded player? :o

I can't remember her doing anything the last 52 weeks

DownTheLine21
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:30 PM
Schiavone hasn't been playing well...

I'm more worried about how Ana's head will be.. will she be ready to play? Will she be focused? Will she be frustrated? I think that's key..

I think she'll be focused and hungry. She knows that she's regaining her form and is probably desperate to prove herself again.

jelenacg
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:42 PM
I`m with you Izzy
I have no idea where her head will be and will she be focused
Just in case i`m already prepared for the worst scenario
Yes I know I `m a bad fan :angel:

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:45 PM
I think she'll be focused and hungry. She knows that she's regaining her form and is probably desperate to prove herself again.

I hope you are right and this loss only motivates her to play better and fight harder in the tournaments to come.

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:50 PM
I`m with you Izzy
I have no idea where her head will be and will she be focused
Just in case i`m already prepared for the worst scenario
Yes I know I `m a bad fan :angel:

You are not a bad fan Jelena! :hug:

I'm also prepared for anything.. but I hope her coach helps her to be mentally prepared for this tournament. She has no excuse to bomb out before the 4th round.. and could very well get to the semis.

SOA_MC
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:50 PM
Schiavone hasn't been playing well...

I'm more worried about how Ana's head will be.. will she be ready to play? Will she be focused? Will she be frustrated? I think that's key..

But Schiavone is a much more talented shotmaker with spins and brains (two things Ana hates in a opponent :sobbing:) than Pironkova whose shots are not much more than you would get from a ball machine

Bottom line Ana can get more game rhythm from Pironkova

I wouldn't bring up Rome Ana beat Ana that day

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:55 PM
But Schiavone is a much more talented shotmaker with spins and brains (two things Ana hates in a opponent :sobbing:) than Pironkova whose shots are not much more than you would get from a ball machine

Bottom line Ana can get more game rhythm from Pironkova

I wouldn't bring up Rome Ana beat Ana that day

Ana beats Ana so many times! (Serena Style!) :lol:

Well.. if Ana can show some good tennis I think she should not have so many problems with either match up.

But now that you mention brains.. when is Ana going to use hers in a match? Seriously.. she again said she didn't know if she should just put the ball back or go for her shots.. a player needs to figure out when to do each.. it's not about only doing one... :help:

jelenacg
Mar 23rd, 2009, 11:19 PM
I don`t know but my bf always says when he sees her play that she is such a big child and that she needs to grow up
Of court she acts like an adult but on court she is the same girl she was when she first break through
Very emotional ,impatient and completely brainless sometimes :lol:
And i hope Craig had a little talk with her after the final bc she didn`t listen to him and what is a point of having a coach if you are not going to listen to him when it matters

Horizon
Mar 23rd, 2009, 11:22 PM
Sex with fistpumps. :drool::angel:


I really, really think that line should resolve the name of Ana's forum debate :haha:





Anyways, the draw is okay, could be better and worse, I'd really rather not analyse it but rather just go one match by a time.

I know it's a cliché, but with Ana at the moment, it's easier like that as a fan :lol:

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 11:34 PM
I don`t know but my bf always says when he sees her play that she is such a big child and that she needs to grow up
Of court she acts like an adult but on court she is the same girl she was when she first break through
Very emotional ,impatient and completely brainless sometimes :lol:
And i hope Craig had a little talk with her after the final bc she didn`t listen to him and what is a point of having a coach if you are not going to listen to him when it matters

I think I agree with your boyfriend.. I was a bit shocked to see Ana smashing her racquet though.. that's so not something she used to do.. and that's not handling frustration. I believe it paid a huge part in the fact that she was so bad in the second set.. she was too frustrated to fight or think.

I wonder what will happen to Ana on clay if she is not patient.. :tape:

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 11:39 PM
By the way.. since Ana always sucks in Miami, I barely watch it.. :lol: so I don't really remember.. are the courts there faster than in IW?

jelenacg
Mar 23rd, 2009, 11:51 PM
I`m not worried about clay simply bc if she is in form she is better than the rest
End of discussion ;)
And she is always patient on clay
The main problem will be to get to that winning form she had last year and i think she will have enough time to do that
Anyway lets not talk about clay now bc i have enough with the threads in GM about who is going to win FO, and when the clay season starts i think i will completely stop visiting GM
Zvonareva and FO :haha::haha:

gaviotabr
Mar 23rd, 2009, 11:54 PM
I`m not worried about clay simply bc if she is in form she is better than the rest
End of discussion ;)
And she is always patient on clay
The main problem will be to get to that winning form she had last year and i think she will have enough time to do that
Anyway lets not talk about clay now bc i have enough with the threads in GM about who is going to win FO, and when the clay season starts i think i will completely stop visiting GM
Zvonareva and FO :haha::haha:

GM is the bandwagon forum... each tournament there is a player that is hyped to win everything.. anyway.. :lol:

jelenacg
Mar 24th, 2009, 12:01 AM
By the way.. since Ana always sucks in Miami, I barely watch it.. :lol: so I don't really remember.. are the courts there faster than in IW?

Yes i think they are faster

gaviotabr
Mar 24th, 2009, 12:06 AM
Yes i think they are faster

Thanks Jelena! ;)

With all Ana's net rushing lately, maybe it's a good thing to play in faster courts..

Davodus
Mar 24th, 2009, 01:39 AM
miami is quite a bit faster than IW
draw isn't terrible
idemo ana :armed:
lets make at least a QF

gaviotabr
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:30 PM
:sobbing:

Ana is going to suck in Miami again! :sobbing:

Look at all the wind in her pics with Rafa! :sobbing:

spiritedenergy
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:35 PM
:sobbing:

Ana is going to suck in Miami again! :sobbing:

Look at all the wind in her pics with Rafa! :sobbing:

Hi Isabela:wavey:

I saw the pictures... OMG:tape::help::lol:

gaviotabr
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:39 PM
Hi Isabela:wavey:

I saw the pictures... OMG:tape::help::lol:

Hi Luca! Let's hope the wind is kind and calms down for her matches.. :sobbing:

jelenacg
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:47 PM
:sobbing:

Ana is going to suck in Miami again! :sobbing:

Look at all the wind in her pics with Rafa! :sobbing:

I was about to post the same thing when i saw the pictures
:banghead::banghead::banghead:
I don`t remember it was so windy last year
But Ana and Rafa :hearts:

spiritedenergy
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Hi Luca! Let's hope the wind is kind and calms down for her matches.. :sobbing:

:hug:

I was about to post the same thing when i saw the pictures
:banghead::banghead::banghead:
I don`t remember it was so windy last year
But Ana and Rafa :hearts:

Hi Jelena:wavey:

Yes me neither what's going on in the States? Here in Manitoba is also very windy (today up to 70 km/hour)... there is a big winter storm in the central states (Colorado, Nebraska), so I guess it's moving around and bringing wind to the coast... but it's just my guess:p

bruce goose
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:52 PM
Hi Luca! Let's hope the wind is kind and calms down for her matches.. :sobbing:It's actually slightly encouraging that this promo was merely a few holes of golf...no big photo shoot that required hours of pictures and distraction...plus Ana seems to like playing golf as a diversion,so it's not like a chore for her....Let's see how well she focuses for,most likely,Cirstea who has already won a tourney in her young career....IDEMO,Ana!!

jelenacg
Mar 24th, 2009, 04:12 PM
:hug:



Hi Jelena:wavey:

Yes me neither what's going on in the States? Here in Manitoba is also very windy (today up to 70 km/hour)... there is a big winter storm in the central states (Colorado, Nebraska), so I guess it's moving around and bringing wind to the coast... but it's just my guess:p

:wavey:
They want` Ana to fail :bigcry::bigcry:

jonnyroyale_13
Mar 24th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Id like to see some of you guys play tennis in 50 mph windgusts.:lol: dont forget the windy match against Gorvotsova last year at Doha, where Ana played brilliant in the wind.:angel:

gaviotabr
Mar 24th, 2009, 04:41 PM
Id like to see some of you guys play tennis in 50 mph windgusts.:lol: dont forget the windy match against Gorvotsova last year at Doha, where Ana played brilliant in the wind.:angel:

Yes Jonny.. it's so hard.. Once I was playing and then the wind just started to blow really hard.. everytime I was going to hit a shot I had difficulties just holding the racquet and not letting it fall... :lol:

I actually thought Ana was handling the wind ok up until she lost the set points. I guess from there on she got too frustrated and couldn't keep the focus needed to play well in those bad weather conditions.

spiritedenergy
Mar 24th, 2009, 04:52 PM
:wavey:
They want` Ana to fail :bigcry::bigcry:

:haha: I agree:o

bruce goose
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:10 PM
To answer your question from the pics thread,Luca,Yes...my dad met with some of the native chiefs....sort of....you never actually speak directly to the chief...He sits there and listens quietly w/o looking at you while you speak to his ´rep´.It´s bad manners to try to bypass the "spokesman" by talking to the chief.......It's kind of like the warm greeting that we Mexicans get from guardos pochos when we try to cross the border....NOTHING like Ana's sweet smile

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 24th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Id like to see some of you guys play tennis in 50 mph windgusts.:lol: dont forget the windy match against Gorvotsova last year at Doha, where Ana played brilliant in the wind.:angel:

I wouldn't say brilliant and I don't want the same end either.

OC521
Mar 24th, 2009, 06:26 PM
To answer your question from the pics thread,Luca,Yes...my dad met with some of the native chiefs....sort of....you never actually speak directly to the chief...He sits there and listens quietly w/o looking at you while you speak to his ´rep´.It´s bad manners to try to bypass the "spokesman" by talking to the chief.......It's kind of like the warm greeting that we Mexicans get from guardos pochos when we try to cross the border....NOTHING like Ana's sweet smile

:lol:

I know you're a character, Spruce Goose, but, some people not familiar with North America might believe you. It's more appropriate to take this non-truthful humour to the off topic chat thread.

jelenacg
Mar 24th, 2009, 08:21 PM
I don`t know where to put this
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm23/jelenacg/6a00d83423e30253ef01156f47cf9b970b-.jpg
It`s not bad at all,just remember how she started this year and how she was playing :tape:
Please Ana play well here and gain more points :bounce::bounce:

jonnyroyale_13
Mar 24th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Depending on how you want to look at it, you could say shes off to same win/loss start as last year if you dont count FedCup into records. Right now Ana is 11-4 to start the year in WTA events. At one point to start last year she was 11-4 as well, through the first round win over Olaru at IW. She would go 9-3 from that point until the start of Roland Garros. She might actually have a better record this year when RG comes then when RG began last year.

bruce goose
Mar 24th, 2009, 10:07 PM
:lol:

I know you're a character, Spruce Goose, but, some people not familiar with North America might believe you. It's more appropriate to take this non-truthful humour to the off topic chat thread.Well,there are three chief possibilities,"OC":
1.My father gave me incorrect information
2.You actually have first-hand knowledge of Manitoban Indian practices and can speak authoritatively to the contrary...or
3.You assume that the info is wrong due to your politically correct fear and wish to denounce it;)....Seriously,though,please send me a PM if you have facts that refute my post b/c I'd like to learn more if you DO have up-to-date info

gaviotabr
Mar 24th, 2009, 11:10 PM
The qualifier that plays Cirstea in the first round is Koryttseva. :unsure:

Idemo Ana! :armed:

gaviotabr
Mar 24th, 2009, 11:17 PM
And Ana will play her first match on friday. The first round match between Cirstea and Koryttseva is scheduled for tomorrow.

Horizon
Mar 24th, 2009, 11:32 PM
And Ana will play her first match on friday. The first round match between Cirstea and Koryttseva is scheduled for tomorrow.
Thanks :)

spiritedenergy
Mar 24th, 2009, 11:34 PM
The qualifier that plays Cirstea in the first round is Koryttseva. :unsure:

Idemo Ana! :armed:

Don't know much about Koryttseva:unsure: But she's a qualifier:scared:

Idemo Ana no tanks this time:armed::boxing:

bruce goose
Mar 24th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Don't know much about Koryttseva:unsure: But she's a qualifier:scared:

Idemo Ana no tanks this time:armed::boxing:Okay,here's your Koryttseva trivia snippet:The young,incredibly-lovely Cirstea is 2-0 H2H vs. Mariya,but Ana and Koryttseva have never played.WHY?Because she was Ana's slated opponent in the 1st round of the Olympics when our gal pulled out due to injury:sad:.......onward and upward to happier times ahead,right??:D:D:cool:

spiritedenergy
Mar 24th, 2009, 11:47 PM
Okay,here's your Koryttseva trivia snippet:The young,incredibly-lovely Cirstea is 2-0 H2H vs. Mariya,but Ana and Koryttseva have never played.WHY?Because she was Ana's slated opponent in the 1st round of the Olympics when our gal pulled out due to injury:sad:.......onward and upward to happier times ahead,right??:D:D:cool:

Oh my bad memories:o Ana no problems this time. Ajde!:tennis:

luv_sweetAna
Mar 25th, 2009, 12:05 AM
And Ana will play her first match on friday. The first round match between Cirstea and Koryttseva is scheduled for tomorrow.


I was hoping for Saturday so she could get an extra day to prepare mentally and to adapt with the windy conditions, but oh well...Ajde!

gaviotabr
Mar 25th, 2009, 12:15 AM
I was hoping for Saturday so she could get an extra day to prepare mentally and to adapt with the windy conditions, but oh well...Ajde!

I was also hoping for saturday for the same reasons.. I hope she can get match ready ASAP.. Idemo Ana! :armed:

bruce goose
Mar 25th, 2009, 12:21 AM
I was also hoping for saturday for the same reasons.. I hope she can get match ready ASAP.. Idemo Ana! :armed:I'm actually imagining YOU,instead of the smilie,with a pistol in each hand--making that same facial expression....Needless to say,this image gave me a couple laughs:lol:

Balltossovic
Mar 25th, 2009, 12:29 AM
If you watch the video of Ana playing golf on the WTA site you can see her Fistpump after sinking the golf ball:hearts::inlove::lol:

gaviotabr
Mar 25th, 2009, 12:31 AM
I'm actually imagining YOU,instead of the smilie,with a pistol in each hand--making that same facial expression....Needless to say,this image gave me a couple laughs:lol:

:lol:

Now I just pictured myself that way.. hilarious.. :lol::lol::lol:

Balltossovic
Mar 25th, 2009, 12:33 AM
Wind in Miami:tape:

gaviotabr
Mar 25th, 2009, 12:34 AM
If you watch the video of Ana playing golf on the WTA site you can see her Fistpump after sinking the golf ball:hearts::inlove::lol:

I love Fistpump!Ana! :lol:

You can totally see that's a natural reaction for her.. it's just to pump herself up in any ocasion.. C'mon Ana, fistpump all you want! :lol:

gaviotabr
Mar 25th, 2009, 12:34 AM
Wind in Miami:tape:

:sobbing:

Balltossovic
Mar 25th, 2009, 12:45 AM
I love Fistpump!Ana! :lol:

You can totally see that's a natural reaction for her.. it's just to pump herself up in any ocasion.. C'mon Ana, fistpump all you want! :lol:
I got mad at someone for having a sig that said Ana fistpumps if she sucessfully gets out of bed in the morning but I just died laughing imagining that:tape::haha:

I love when she does it too:inlove: I love the spinning fistpump the most:D

Balltossovic
Mar 25th, 2009, 12:46 AM
:sobbing:
That was my reaction when I saw those pics:awww:

Anyway good night peeps:hatoff:

I'm off to watch my Twilight DVD:inlove:

spiritedenergy
Mar 25th, 2009, 01:05 AM
If you watch the video of Ana playing golf on the WTA site you can see her Fistpump after sinking the golf ball:hearts::inlove::lol:

:haha: She was very self-contained in that fistpump though:p

gaviotabr
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:13 AM
So.. Steve Tignor has his Miami preview up in Tennis.com, and he has just totally jinxed Ana. He has predicted her to go all the way to the final. I can't remember when it was the last time he got any prediction right.. :lol:

http://www.tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=168846

jonnyroyale_13
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:31 AM
Ana has ONE top 20 win this year, and it was a three setter over Pennetta. Im not ready to start thinking about a final. But if she can get through the first match to be uploaded in a comfortable straightforward manner, that would make my weekend. Lets go Ana!

spiritedenergy
Mar 25th, 2009, 03:37 AM
So.. Steve Tignor has his Miami preview up in Tennis.com, and he has just totally jinxed Ana. He has predicted her to go all the way to the final. I can't remember when it was the last time he got any prediction right.. :lol:

http://www.tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=168846

:tape: But he chose her out of desperation for lack of better bets:lol: So it's not a true jinx:p

Wolkenvanger
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:24 PM
Well, first things first... a second round against either Cirstea or Koryttseva. Both should be beatable. :) I wish Ana good luck!

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:50 PM
ana is on the right track ;) win or lose that IW run had to bring some confidence :bounce: one step at a time but let's bring on the final *fistpumps* ajde!!!

Davodus
Mar 25th, 2009, 03:23 PM
ajde! *fist pump* ajde *cartwheel 5 times* ajde *backflip over the net* ajde! *fist pump* ajde! *flip over umpire chair, high fiving umpire* ajde! *fist pump*

that will be my reaction if ana wins miami
i will video it :p

pica_pica
Mar 25th, 2009, 04:09 PM
Ajde Ana!

spiritedenergy
Mar 25th, 2009, 05:02 PM
ajde! *fist pump* ajde *cartwheel 5 times* ajde *backflip over the net* ajde! *fist pump* ajde! *flip over umpire chair, high fiving umpire* ajde! *fist pump*

that will be my reaction if ana wins miami
i will video it :p

:lol: I guess it will be Ana's reaction as well, I can't imagine what she will do to celebrate it:unsure::lol:

gaviotabr
Mar 25th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Koryttseva crushed Cirstea 6-2 6-1 and will play Ana in the second round on friday. :unsure:

I don't know much about her style of play.. does anyone know?

Idemo Ana! Let's win it! :armed:

Charlieflip
Mar 25th, 2009, 07:52 PM
Koryttseva crushed Cirstea 6-2 6-1 and will play Ana in the second round on friday. :unsure:

I don't know much about her style of play.. does anyone know?

Idemo Ana! Let's win it! :armed:

I don't know anything about her style of play, just that she could be very uneven. She has beaten some good player and fallen to some very bad. Her best perfomance was at 2007 Sunfeast Open held in Kolkata when she reached the final only to be crushed by kirilenko.

Princeza
Mar 25th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Koryttseva crushed Cirstea 6-2 6-1 and will play Ana in the second round on friday. :unsure:

I don't know much about her style of play.. does anyone know?

Idemo Ana! Let's win it! :armed:

It's not very hard to crush Sorana lately :help:
Schnyder had a tough time against her and Wozniacki lost to her last year but the two matches were on clay. Her serve was definitely not her best asset so Ana has to take advantage of it.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 25th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Koryttseva crushed Cirstea 6-2 6-1 and will play Ana in the second round on friday. :unsure:

I don't know much about her style of play.. does anyone know?

Idemo Ana! Let's win it! :armed:

Her sound on the court is at least awful.
No real weapons I'd say, just steady.

Even for this Ana, it shouldn't be that much of a problem.

spiritedenergy
Mar 25th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Koryttseva crushed Cirstea 6-2 6-1 and will play Ana in the second round on friday. :unsure:

I don't know much about her style of play.. does anyone know?

Idemo Ana! Let's win it! :armed:

qualifier:unsure::scared:

Ajde!:armed::boxing:

jelenacg
Mar 25th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Koryttseva crushed Cirstea 6-2 6-1 and will play Ana in the second round on friday. :unsure:

I don't know much about her style of play.. does anyone know?

Idemo Ana! Let's win it! :armed:

:bolt:
I know Cristea hasn`t been playing good lately but that is very convincing sore :eek:
Ana please focus

Horizon
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:00 AM
Isn't Koryttseva a bit like Kleybanova? :unsure:


EDIT: oh no, I'm thinking of Alla Kudryavtseva, who beat Maria last Wimbly :hearts:

bruce goose
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Ana had a bye a long time ago(2007,I think)--well before her scheduled match in the Olympics--and was slated to play either Koryttseva or her opponent(Koryttseva lost).I remember this vividly because poster Jonnyroyale mentioned that he liked the healthy size of Koryttseva's breasts...he also added that her game wasn't so great;)

jonnyroyale_13
Mar 26th, 2009, 01:16 AM
yeah that sounds like something i might post.:rolleyes: I dont know anything about Koryttseva except if her game was special we'd all know about her.

bruce goose
Mar 26th, 2009, 01:20 AM
yeah that sounds like something i might post.:rolleyes: I dont know anything about Koryttseva except if her game was special we'd all know about her.Sorry if I misquoted you;I thought you had said that but it could've been one of the voices in my head who was MASQUERADING as you.Regardless,I think that Ana:angel: will manage to beat Koryttseva

jonnyroyale_13
Mar 26th, 2009, 02:14 PM
it would be nice to be a voice in your head Bruce:devil: But ive seen enough of your MLB/WBC signatures to know my voice isnt getting trhough. Now, lets just say ajde and bolt, and let the thread get back on track.
Ajde!:bolt:

bruce goose
Mar 26th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Yeah,sounds fair:angel:.......I'm wondering if anyone has any input on this one: Does the WTA ever take advantage of Ana's sweetness?Of course,promotional events are an integral part of the sport that top players are almost obligated to do...but do WTA bigwigs ever say to themselves,"Hey,we can get Ana to fill in for us here cuz she's too nice to say 'no' whenever we ask her."....Perhaps this is never a troublesome issue;I was just thinking that players occasionally get mentally fatigued from all the travel and would rather chill out than promote.I guess it's just a matter of putting your foot down whenever you DO need that extra time to recoup........

jelenacg
Mar 26th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Don`t think so ,she is nice but she also looks like a person who knows how to say no and there is also her team
A Pavlyuchenkova`s photos from Miami players party :haha::haha::haha:
Ana wasn`t there ,she didn`t go there last year either

spiritedenergy
Mar 26th, 2009, 06:05 PM
Don`t think so ,she is nice but she also looks like a person who knows how to say no and there is also her team
A Pavlyuchenkova`s photos from Miami players party :haha::haha::haha:
Ana wasn`t there ,she didn`t go there last year either

I saw Pavlyuchenkova:haha: The top half (head and shirt) is actually ok, but the bottom half (pants and shoes) are:tape::lol:

I wonder why tennis players are just in the late teens early twenties and dress like women of 40... and most of them don't have the class to wear those dresses and look just awful:help:. Among the few who have class are Ana and JJ:p JJ's black dress is stunning and she looks awesome in that make up, really great:worship:

jelenacg
Mar 26th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Pavlyuchenkova also had red bra under the shirt :lol:
JJ actually looks good in those photos but it`s not her, she loves trashy clothing :lol:
Ana has a good fashion sense if you forget that Belgrade white dress and that shirt that she wore in press conference after winning Rg :tape::lol:

spiritedenergy
Mar 26th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Pavlyuchenkova also had red bra under the shirt :lol:
JJ actually looks good in those photos but it`s not her, she loves trashy clothing :lol:
Ana has a good fashion sense if you forget that Belgrade white dress and that shirt that she wore in press conference after winning Rg :tape::lol:

Hi Jelena:wavey:

:haha: It's true sometimes JJ is trashy, but not in the Pavluchenkova's way, that's really, I mean you can find them in the streets:tape::lol::help:

And yes Ana has a good tastes but those two you mentioned were fashion disasters:lol:. I would add the grandma dress she wore at the BJK to the list of wardrobe malfunctions:p

jelenacg
Mar 26th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Hi Jelena:wavey:

:haha: It's true sometimes JJ is trashy, but not in the Pavluchenkova's way, that's really, I mean you can find them in the streets:tape::lol::help:

And yes Ana has a good tastes but those two you mentioned were fashion disasters:lol:. I would add the grandma dress she wore at the BJK to the list of wardrobe malfunctions:p

:wavey:
How could i forget that one :tape::lol:
We must stop talking about clothes now, it has nothing to do with our road to title #9 or at least QF :lol:

DownTheLine21
Mar 26th, 2009, 07:32 PM
I wouldn't worry about Koryttseva. Ana should beat her fairly easily. If it ends up being a tight two or three-set victory, then we should start to worry.

Dexter
Mar 26th, 2009, 07:47 PM
I just know that when we say/think we shouldn't worry it's exactly why we should worry. :tape:

Dexter
Mar 26th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Ana got the night match as expected. Let's start shaking...

luv_sweetAna
Mar 26th, 2009, 08:40 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009

STADIUM start 11:00 am
[WC] A Pivovarova (RUS) vs [4] E Dementieva (RUS) - WTA
M Johansson (FRA) vs [2] D Safina (RUS) - WTA
[Q] F Dancevic (CAN) vs [3] N Djokovic (SRB) - ATP

Not Before 4:00 PM
[Q] K Kim (USA) vs [2] R Federer (SUI) - ATP

Not Before 7:00 PM
[7] A Ivanovic (SRB) vs [Q] M Koryttseva (UKR) -WTA

Not Before 8:00 PM
[5] A Roddick (USA) vs D Junqueira (ARG) - ATP


Ugh night match for her, not a good sign :scared:

SOA_MC
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:06 PM
O.K. Ana, time to make a "I'm back" statement before the clay season :armed:

SOA_MC
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:15 PM
When is the date for the ATP/WTA player awards they have in Miami around this time, is she nominated for any awards? What about the sportsmanship award? :devil:

I remember last year when Ana won the sportsmanship award :lol: it really pissed off alot of people :hehehe:

bruce goose
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:19 PM
When is the date for the ATP/WTA player awards they have in Miami around this time, is she nominated for any awards? What about the sportsmanship award? :devil:

I remember last year when Ana won the sportsmanship award it really pissed off alot of people here :lol:Don't know if you Aussies have this expression,but the Gringos use it sometimes.Next time you encounter an angry Ana-hater,tell him/her:Look on the bright side,it's better to be pissed OFF than pissed ON:lol:

spiritedenergy
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:31 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009

STADIUM start 11:00 am
[WC] A Pivovarova (RUS) vs [4] E Dementieva (RUS) - WTA
M Johansson (FRA) vs [2] D Safina (RUS) - WTA
[Q] F Dancevic (CAN) vs [3] N Djokovic (SRB) - ATP

Not Before 4:00 PM
[Q] K Kim (USA) vs [2] R Federer (SUI) - ATP

Not Before 7:00 PM
[7] A Ivanovic (SRB) vs [Q] M Koryttseva (UKR) -WTA

Not Before 8:00 PM
[5] A Roddick (USA) vs D Junqueira (ARG) - ATP


Ugh night match for her, not a good sign :scared:

:unsure:Miami tank watch:scared:

gaviotabr
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:32 PM
When is the date for the ATP/WTA player awards they have in Miami around this time, is she nominated for any awards? What about the sportsmanship award? :devil:

I remember last year when Ana won the sportsmanship award :lol: it really pissed off alot of people :hehehe:

The ATP awards have already been announced. The WTA awards should be announced any time now.. Last year they had that little cerimony exactly on March 27th.

And I don't think they have nominations.. they just go straight to the winners.

gaviotabr
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:33 PM
And a night match! Well.. it's to be expected.. both Williams are in the other half.. Sharapova is out.. Ana is the biggest draw card of her half.

C'mon Ana! Win it easily! Idemo! :armed:

spiritedenergy
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:37 PM
And a night match! Well.. it's to be expected.. both Williams are in the other half.. Sharapova is out.. Ana is the biggest draw card of her half.

C'mon Ana! Win it easily! Idemo! :armed:

:wavey: Isabela

Yes I guess they have to put a women match at night anyways so they chose Ana... hopefully she won't be too excited:p

gaviotabr
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:45 PM
:wavey: Isabela

Yes I guess they have to put a women match at night anyways so they chose Ana... hopefully she won't be too excited:p

Hi Luca! :wavey:

Hopefully she will just play well and have fun on court! :worship:

spiritedenergy
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:48 PM
Hi Luca! :wavey:

Hopefully she will just play well and have fun on court! :worship:

I'm a little worried though, like last year she had to do a photoshoot (last year on the beach, this year with Nadal), and like last year she didn't go to the player's party... so maybe she's tired? Or maybe she's focused? :unsure:

jelenacg
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:56 PM
I'm a little worried though, like last year she had to do a photoshoot (last year on the beach, this year with Nadal), and like last year she didn't go to the player's party... so maybe she's tired? Or maybe she's focused? :unsure:

And has anyone seen her photos,videos from practice in Miami
I know i haven`t :unsure::tape:

spiritedenergy
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:58 PM
And has anyone seen her photos,videos from practice in Miami
I know i haven`t :unsure::tape:

exactly... it's the same as last year (or US Open 2008)... I don't want to be scared but I am a little bit:sobbing:

gaviotabr
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:01 PM
I'm a little worried though, like last year she had to do a photoshoot (last year on the beach, this year with Nadal), and like last year she didn't go to the player's party... so maybe she's tired? Or maybe she's focused? :unsure:

But last year she played a great first match. The match with Lindsay was bad, but then again it's a bad match up and I think Ana got frustrated right away with her game.. You know.. Frustrated Ana = UEs.

I don't know.. I guess it's Miami and I'm on whatever mode. :lol:

gaviotabr
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:03 PM
And has anyone seen her photos,videos from practice in Miami
I know i haven`t :unsure::tape:

I haven't seen anything.. maybe she is practising off site. She has to be practising right? I mean.. right? :unsure: :lol:

spiritedenergy
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:06 PM
But last year she played a great first match. The match with Lindsay was bad, but then again it's a bad match up and I think Ana got frustrated right away with her game.. You know.. Frustrated Ana = UEs.

I don't know.. I guess it's Miami and I'm on whatever mode. :lol:

Still in whatever mode Isabela?:lol::hug:

Yes maybe i'm overworring, but we know that when Ana doesn't like a tournament, she also doesn't perform that well. And she doesn't like crowded and noisy tournaments like Miami and US Open... but maybe she'll turn it around this time. I really would like for her to gain consistency and being able to go deep in tournaments and not got overwhelmed by her feelings for the previous tournament.:o

gaviotabr
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Still in whatever mode Isabela?:lol::hug:

Yes maybe i'm overworring, but we know that when Ana doesn't like a tournament, she also doesn't perform that well. And she doesn't like crowded and noisy tournaments like Miami and US Open... but maybe she'll turn it around this time. I really would like for her to gain consistency and being able to go deep in tournaments and not got overwhelmed by her feelings for the previous tournament.:o

Yes.. I definitely hope she can get a good result in Miami.. she doesn't have much to defend and it's always good to add some points.. and most importantly gain consistency in her game.

I'm actually hoping she plays well.. I want to see good tennis from Ana.. not UEs filled matches. This is what I'm mostly hoping for this tournament.

jelenacg
Mar 26th, 2009, 10:10 PM
I haven't seen anything.. maybe she is practising off site. She has to be practising right? I mean.. right? :unsure: :lol:

I don`t know :bigcry: :lol:

gaviotabr
Mar 26th, 2009, 11:07 PM
So.. Ana didn't win the sportmanship awards this time around. That went to Dementieva. I wanted Ana to win.. :sobbing: But it's player voted, and I guess the whole squeaky shoes/fistpump talk in the media did its damage. Imagine how Kworb will be now? :o

Anyway... Ana did get an award though.. the Humanitarian of the year award, which is pretty nice. :worship:

spiritedenergy
Mar 26th, 2009, 11:10 PM
So.. Ana didn't win the sportmanship awards this time around. That went to Dementieva. I wanted Ana to win.. :sobbing: But it's player voted, and I guess the whole squeaky shoes/fistpump talk in the media did its damage. Imagine how Kworb will be now? :o

Anyway... Ana did get an award though.. the Humanitarian of the year award, which is pretty nice. :worship:

Where did you get this information Isabela?:eek: I'm happy for Ana, that's a great award;). It's true that all those events may have had an influence, but also Dementieva has recurrent bathroom breaks... Anyways it's player voted so we can't argue much:lol::p

What about the other awards(player of the year, etc.)?

gaviotabr
Mar 26th, 2009, 11:19 PM
Where did you get this information Isabela?:eek: I'm happy for Ana, that's a great award;). It's true that all those events may have had an influence, but also Dementieva has recurrent bathroom breaks... Anyways it's player voted so we can't argue much:lol::p

What about the other awards(player of the year, etc.)?

Serena won player of the year. I think that's well deserved.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TEN_WTA_TOUR_AWARDS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2009-03-26-18-52-00

gaviotabr
Mar 26th, 2009, 11:50 PM
This gif is awesome! :worship::lol:

http://www.imagefreehost.com/files/24032009/qn62232481097.gif

jonnyroyale_13
Mar 26th, 2009, 11:52 PM
thats right after the time violation for her hat falling off.:o

gaviotabr
Mar 26th, 2009, 11:54 PM
thats right after the time violation for her hat falling off.:o

Yes.. she gets some wind in her face.. and it's like.. whatever! :lol:

spiritedenergy
Mar 27th, 2009, 12:22 AM
This gif is awesome! :worship::lol:

http://www.imagefreehost.com/files/24032009/qn62232481097.gif

so cute:hearts:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 27th, 2009, 01:57 AM
tomorrow at 7 we begin our journey :woohoo:

DownTheLine21
Mar 27th, 2009, 02:16 AM
This gif is awesome! :worship::lol:

http://www.imagefreehost.com/files/24032009/qn62232481097.gif

Yes! This is great. Thanks for sharing.

DownTheLine21
Mar 27th, 2009, 02:18 AM
And I want to reassure everyone that Ana is definitely practicing and preparing. Everything will make sense after her match tomorrow night. We must have faith. She isn't playing anyone special.

Davodus
Mar 27th, 2009, 02:24 AM
ajde! a win would be good please ana :p
i think she will win something like 6-3 6-2

jonnyroyale_13
Mar 27th, 2009, 03:01 AM
We must have faith.

weve tried everything but voodoo, but having faith once more would be better:lol:
lets have faith in a feed as well:angel:

DownTheLine21
Mar 27th, 2009, 01:09 PM
I don't want to jinx Ana, but I'm really expecting a 6-2 6-1 type of scoreline. She shouldn't be wasting any more energy on someone like this.

Davodus
Mar 27th, 2009, 04:38 PM
I don't want to jinx Ana, but I'm really expecting a 6-2 6-1 type of scoreline. She shouldn't be wasting any more energy on someone like this.

i feel like its been so long since ana really put the beatdown on someone
so i hope you are right

spiritedenergy
Mar 27th, 2009, 09:25 PM
in 1 and half hours Ana will play...:unsure:

Idemo!:boxing::armed:

Dexter
Mar 28th, 2009, 12:16 AM
Ana won 60 63. :yeah: Never been broken... saved double BP twice. :)
Szavay next up.

DownTheLine21
Mar 28th, 2009, 12:17 AM
Like I said, we didn't have too much to worry about here. However, the next match could be a bit more interesting.

jelenacg
Mar 28th, 2009, 12:19 AM
She won :bounce:
First BAGEL since RG ,am i right :bounce::bounce:

luv_sweetAna
Mar 28th, 2009, 12:29 AM
She won :bounce:
First BAGEL since RG ,am i right :bounce::bounce:

:bounce:

The Daviator
Mar 28th, 2009, 12:33 AM
Her best scoreline since the Linz final :worship: This is how Ana should be handling her early opponents, now it gets tough, but at least she defended her points from last year :cool:

Balltossovic
Mar 28th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Ana Fistpumpovic:inlove:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a4/fullj.ae221498e364b640388013a17247c54b/ae221498e364b640388013a17247c54b-getty-83286616mh177_sony_ericsson.jpg

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 28th, 2009, 12:50 AM
Nice score! Gladly not broken. No aces again, but now a high % serve.

Now Szavay!

jelenacg
Mar 28th, 2009, 12:52 AM
Ana Fistpumpovic
:lol::lol:
I love it :worship:

bruce goose
Mar 28th, 2009, 01:04 AM
IMO,there's no question that Szavay is more talented than Schiavone;however,I get the feeling that THIS is a better matchup for Ana's sake....I could be DEAD wrong on that but it's a semi-strong hunch

Davodus
Mar 28th, 2009, 02:08 AM
:woohoo:
a bagel, i like it!
keep it going against agnes

spiritedenergy
Mar 28th, 2009, 02:34 AM
:bigclap::worship:

How did she play? I read she choke a bit in the end, what was the score in the 2nd set before choking?:o

Davodus
Mar 28th, 2009, 02:41 AM
:bigclap::worship:

How did she play? I read she choke a bit in the end, what was the score in the 2nd set before choking?:o

i don't know how she played, but her serve stats are alright

she didn't choke really, she broke at 4-3 for 5-3 and went down 15-40 before coming back and winning that game, and therefore the match

jonnyroyale_13
Mar 28th, 2009, 06:05 AM
nice work Ana!:yeah: well, judging from score at least.

Hopefully easier time with Szavay than in Berlin. Ana did play her before that, at some exhibition in Budapest in December of 2007 and lost. I dont think ive watched Agnes play since Berlin, but it looks like shes been in a slump of her own.

Nikkiri
Mar 28th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Agnes is just barely winning matches or choking matches away, I don't think Ana should have too many problems.. but we all know what Ana can be like sometimes. Go Ana :dance:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 28th, 2009, 01:20 PM
ajde ana :bounce: i had to leave home last night but glad you pulled through easily ;) keep it going!!!


ajde :armed:

doni1212
Mar 28th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Yeah, I couldn't be here either but I'm glad she pulled through! Hopefully, I can see it on Sunday!

SOA_MC
Mar 28th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Ana played well in a) opening round b) night match c) windy conditions

:speakles::speakles::speakles:

Idemo :aparty:

DownTheLine21
Mar 28th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Agnes is just barely winning matches or choking matches away, I don't think Ana should have too many problems.. but we all know what Ana can be like sometimes. Go Ana :dance:

But we know that, if Ana isn't at her best, Agnes will give her plenty of opportunities to get back in the match.

gaviotabr
Mar 28th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Ana played well in a) opening round b) night match c) windy conditions

:speakles::speakles::speakles:

Idemo :aparty:

According to Ana, after the IW final, those weren't even windy conditions.. :lol:

From her presser:

Q. Was the wind much of a factor there?
ANA IVANOVIC: After the final in Indian Wells, you really think I struggle with this kind of wind? No, it was a little bit gusty in there, but that's Miami. It's always windy here, so you just have to accept it.
It's the same for both the players, so I really tried to take it out of play tonight.

:lol:

jelenacg
Mar 28th, 2009, 03:54 PM
It`s also windy in Miami today ,but it doesn`t affect the play on Stadium at all

SOA_MC
Mar 28th, 2009, 04:01 PM
According to Ana, after the IW final, those weren't even windy conditions.. :lol:

From her presser:



:lol:

That may be true but we know Ana can convince herself of anything :p

gaviotabr
Mar 28th, 2009, 04:06 PM
That may be true but we know Ana can convince herself of anything :p

Well.. sometimes it's good to convince yourself of something so it doesn't affect you.. I think the wind in Indian Wells got into Ana's head and messed with her game more than it might have if she was cool about it.

spiritedenergy
Mar 28th, 2009, 04:52 PM
According to Ana, after the IW final, those weren't even windy conditions.. :lol:

From her presser:



:lol:

:haha: She really gave a nice reply here:lol:

Charlieflip
Mar 28th, 2009, 05:34 PM
You can't compare the wind in miami to IW, you can see there is a big díffrence.

gaviotabr
Mar 28th, 2009, 11:30 PM
The OOP for tomorrow is out and Ana is stuck in Court 2:

COURT 2 start 10:00 am
[22] A Chakvetadze (RUS) vs [11] V Azarenka (BLR) - WTA
[7] A Ivanovic (SRB) vs [25] A Szavay (HUN) - WTA

Not Before 1:00 PM
[7] G Simon (FRA) vs [29] R Schuettler (GER) - ATP

Not Before 3:00 PM
[3] J Jankovic (SRB) or G Dulko (ARG) vs [26] I Benesova (CZE) - WTA
[19] A Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs [Q] K Sprem (CRO) or [16] D Cibulkova (SVK) - WTA

gaviotabr
Mar 28th, 2009, 11:32 PM
It seems that the whole women's third round is tomorrow. Everyone who played today is also on the OOP for tomorrow.

Well.. since the play is supposed to start at 10 am, and Ana has the second match, I guess she will take the court at around 11:30/12:00 local time.

C'mon Ana! Play well and win this! Idemo! :armed:

jelenacg
Mar 29th, 2009, 12:09 AM
It doesn`t matter where she plays as long as she wins :)
I still remember JJ complaining last year at Wimbledon about the court

spiritedenergy
Mar 29th, 2009, 12:11 AM
Court two:o Idemo:armed::boxing:

dybbuk
Mar 29th, 2009, 12:40 AM
No! :bigcry: I haven't seen Agnes play, besides a few highlight videos, in like a year, and I was so looking forward to finally seeing her. :sobbing:

luv_sweetAna
Mar 29th, 2009, 03:52 AM
Court 2? :o Is that what, only the 4th bigger court? Can't even remember the last time she was put in those outer courts. What gives, Miami?

Aaaanyways, like Jelena said, if she wins, I'm happy. Ajde! :armed:

Davodus
Mar 29th, 2009, 04:49 AM
:o what is she doing on that court! when kuznetsova, zvonareva, and wozniacki vs schnyder are on better courts :o
oh well, if she wins, i wont care :p

Mixo
Mar 29th, 2009, 08:03 AM
So, there wont be any livestream, no?

Charlieflip
Mar 29th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Won't eurosport show it??

Dexter
Mar 29th, 2009, 09:40 AM
Court #what? :weirdo: I'm extremely disappointed as ES actually has put some coverage on tonight... Duh. :(

jelenacg
Mar 29th, 2009, 10:28 AM
I guess we are stuck with the live scores again :rolleyes:
I`m very worried how the wind will affect her and her game bc court 2 is smaller and the wind is going to cause more problems than if they play on the stadium :tape::tape:
Ana please focus

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 29th, 2009, 10:38 AM
Damn, why are people always looking for problems?
And loses against a Q a few times and people are getting already worried when she plays a Q the next time.

Many tournaments had some windy conditions, and now people getting worried cause Ana lost a windy final. (it wasn't only windy at the final)

Ana won Montreal and Berlin where it rained many days. So you also hope it rains every tournament?

And so there are more examples. Surprising what some people are thinking.
Ana is just going to win today, end of story.

Mixo
Mar 29th, 2009, 10:49 AM
Won't eurosport show it??

I think only Central Court and Court 1 have tv coverage, so...

SOA_MC
Mar 29th, 2009, 10:52 AM
Thunderstorms are scheduled in Miami for Sunday, the winds are little lighter 10-14 mph then when Ana last played

jelenacg
Mar 29th, 2009, 11:14 AM
I`m going to be worried bc 1) she dosn`t play safe pusher tennis ,she plays risky game and the wind can affect her when she is going for her shots
2)she is not a patient player and we could see that many times
3)when she starts missing she won`t slow down and think she usually starts playing completely brainless
I don`t remember Montreal but i`m pretty sure she wasn`t affected by the rain in Berlin(i think Kuznetsova and Justine were) but i might be wrong about that one
And when top player loses a few times to a qualifier it is a big deal for me
Anyway different people different points of view :lol:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 29th, 2009, 11:48 AM
I`m going to be worried bc 1) she dosn`t play safe pusher tennis ,she plays risky game and the wind can affect her when she is going for her shots
2)she is not a patient player and we could see that many times
3)when she starts missing she won`t slow down and think she usually starts playing completely brainless
I don`t remember Montreal but i`m pretty sure she wasn`t affected by the rain in Berlin(i think Kuznetsova and Justine were) but i might be wrong about that one
And when top player loses a few times to a qualifier it is a big deal for me
Anyway different people different points of view :lol:

But why start about it now? Ana is on the tour for many years and so also enough tournament with wind. And NOW everyone is worried about it?
Indian Wells had wind, but she still reach the final. Don't sound like a bad result to me.

And going for your shots is not always a disadvantage in the wind.
The flat shots are better than the topspin shots and moonballing.

I'm also pretty sure that this wouldn't be an issue at all if Ana just beat Zvonareva. She had enough chances.

Ana is 18-5 against Q's or LL's since 2004. That's not a number to really worry about.

jelenacg
Mar 29th, 2009, 12:15 PM
I think that situations like in the IW final will always cause problems to her bc she is not the best mover and she needs time to prepare for the shots
She didn`t lose that final bc of the wind but the wind surly didn`t help her and she didn`t know how to be patient in that conditions

I agree that 18-5 is nothing to be worried about,i only tried to say that when she is not focused it doesn`t really matter who is standing on the other side of the net and that fact is frightening

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 29th, 2009, 12:35 PM
I think that situations like in the IW final will always cause problems to her bc she is not the best mover and she needs time to prepare for the shots
She didn`t lose that final bc of the wind but the wind surly didn`t help her and she didn`t know how to be patient in that conditions

I agree that 18-5 is nothing to be worried about,i only tried to say that when she is not focused it doesn`t really matter who is standing on the other side of the net and that fact is frightening

She doesn't know to be patient in any condition and that.
Sometimes she already wants to hit the return before the service.
That's still something that can make me mad everytime.

And it's right that it doesn't matter much who she plays.
She can lose to many low ranked players, Q or not. Like she's playing the same level as her opponent.

gaviotabr
Mar 29th, 2009, 02:05 PM
I'm not going to be able to be around for Ana's match... I'll be checking the livescores in my phone every once in a while.. but I just wanted to wish her a great match!

C'mon Ana! Play well and win this! Idemo! Ajde! :armed:

bruce goose
Mar 29th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Well,Ana is up a break in the second set but it might not matter;since RG her trend has been:Lose the 1st set=automatic loss,either in three or straights.She's a better player than Szavay so let's see if she can break that streak...just checked,and the Wimbledumb match with Dechy and the Vinci match at Brisbane are the only two where Ana has lost the 1st set and come back to win

DownTheLine21
Mar 29th, 2009, 05:52 PM
:help: :help:

This was simply embarrassing. I'll be curious as to what Ana says in the post-match interview.

Someone else needs to start the clay season thread.

Dexter
Mar 29th, 2009, 05:53 PM
46 64 16.
Gotta love you all guys for your big mouth. :rolleyes: Serves you about right.
Ana is far from her decent shape, tennis-wise. Too bad it's over a month before she plays a regular tournament.

DownTheLine21
Mar 29th, 2009, 05:54 PM
At this point, she should try to play some of the MM tournaments to gain some confidence.

Davodus
Mar 29th, 2009, 05:58 PM
i think being on court 2 where the wind and weather would have made it harder, but its absolutely NO excuse for losing to szavay!
had it been on centre court on a normal day she would have won, but she needs to learn to win regardless of where it is and what the conditions are!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 29th, 2009, 05:58 PM
I thought it was impossible this time to avoid Azarenka. Well, Ana still found a way to make it! Such a clever girl.

Uhm.... Rome. At least she always made the QF's when I'm there (jinx). :rolleyes:

DownTheLine21
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:01 PM
I changed the thread title to reflect today's events.

Once again..

:help:

luv_sweetAna
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:03 PM
:help: :help:

This was simply embarrassing. I'll be curious as to what Ana says in the post-match interview.

Someone else needs to start the clay season thread.


'She played a great match, she's a very tough opponent. She was going for her shots and didn't have anything to lose. I missed some opportunities to break her and got frustrated. But I feel like I had fun out there and I only have to take the positives from this match.' :o

DownTheLine21
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:05 PM
There are no positives to take from this match, but I agree that Ana will probably spin it that way.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:05 PM
Why you started a thread in the first place?

I said good results will start in Dubai. A QF and a pretty good match against Serena.
Then IW, where she almost defended her title.
And now you come up with this...

Dexter
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:07 PM
'She played a great match, she's a very tough opponent. She was going for her shots and didn't have anything to lose. I missed some opportunities to break her and got frustrated. But I feel like I had fun out there and I only have to take the positives from this match.' :oYou can add that she will learn from this loss and that she's exciting about working with her new coach who suits to her aggressive game. Yep, that's it.

DownTheLine21
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Why you started a thread in the first place?

Out of irritation and frustration over the IW final. However, let's not start turning against one another. LOL.

jelenacg
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Ana :o :o
I stopped watching after 2-0 in third set
This has nothing to do with her form this is just typical Ana if you ask me
After playing good one tournament ,she is just not focused for the next one,i just don`t understand that :confused:
And this is why i was worried,the opponent doesn`t matter when she is not there mentally

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:09 PM
'She played a great match, she's a very tough opponent. She was going for her shots and didn't have anything to lose. I missed some opportunities to break her and got frustrated. But I feel like I had fun out there and I only have to take the positives from this match.' :o

Or:

I was definitely tough conditions today. I didn't play my best tennis today, but I got my chances you know. She definitely is a tough opponent you know.
I'm certainly dissapoint cause I wanted to do well here. Got a good first match and some good practises you know.
Obviously it's a very dissapointed result for me.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:13 PM
Out of irritation and frustration over the IW final. However, let's not start turning against one another. LOL.

I'm not turning to you.
It's SO DAMN frustrating after all this time that Ana is still playing crap. I barely saw any improvement in Indian Wells.
Showed such a brainless game and then also these stupid answers in interviews.

Once again a bad result in Miami.
When is she FINALLY playing like she can.

spiritedenergy
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:13 PM
The 3-set curse and the Miami tanking strike again:o. How did she lose the 3rd set 6-1?

Maybe she was tired? Szavay has great potential and is playing better since a month or something, so i would not say "a loss to Szavay is not acceptable". Ana also beat only 1 top twenty player in the whole year, in 3 sets... she still has to work on her game and mind i guess.:rolleyes:

Anyways onto the clay season, hoping for some good showing:hug:

DownTheLine21
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Well, this is especially disappointing because Ana had a great opportunity to gain some points. She didn't lose any, but, looking to the future, I guess Madrid could help off-set any loss at RG.

gaviotabr
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:21 PM
I'm not home... but I just had to find a place to get into the forum..

I had a bad feeling when I wrote my good luck message to Ana here this morning.. maybe because I was going to the very same place I went when she lost to Davenport in the third round last year.. but I still can't believe she lost to Szavay... it's not like Szavay has been playing all that well lately..

This is again disappointing.. and I just don't know when we will be able to have confidence in Ana. She can play a great match and then completely suck in the next one. Actually this has been her tonic. Everytime it seems as if she played really well, the next match is either a struggle or a loss.

And once again she keeps the streak alive.. she just can't make any opponent choke or go away once she wins a second set. Doesn't matter if the match should have been suspended or if it was raining.. Ana is the more experienced player.. she should never be the one to go away in the third set. And that is what has been happening since RG.. with very few exceptions... only 2 in fact, and to very lesser players. It seems that she uses all her energy to come back into the match and when she finally does, she just feels flat and can't play well at all. Will this ever change?

Will Ana ever be back to being Ana? I mean.. the Ana that used to beat top players left and right and play breathtaking tennis? I was sure that she would come back sometime.. but this has been taking so long, that I just don't know.. :help::tape:

jelenacg
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Well she did defend all her points here :rolleyes:
I`m not disappointed bc i honestly expected this
And to think she talked about consistency and how she learned her lesson last year here :rolleyes::lol::tape:

DownTheLine21
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:24 PM
It's so strange because Ana used to have an amazing 3-set record.

spiritedenergy
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:27 PM
I'm not home... but I just had to find a place to get into the forum..

I had a bad feeling when I wrote my good luck message to Ana here this morning.. maybe because I was going to the very same place I went when she lost to Davenport in the third round last year.. but I still can't believe she lost to Szavay... it's not like Szavay has been playing all that well lately..

This is again disappointing.. and I just don't know when we will be able to have confidence in Ana. She can play a great match and then completely suck in the next one. Actually this has been her tonic. Everytime it seems as if she played really well, the next match is either a struggle or a loss.

And once again she keeps the streak alive.. she just can't make any opponent choke or go away once she wins a second set. Doesn't matter if the match should have been suspended or if it was raining.. Ana is the more experienced player.. she should never be the one to go away in the third set. And that is what has been happening since RG.. with very few exceptions... only 2 in fact, and to very lesser players. It seems that she uses all her energy to come back into the match and when she finally does, she just feels flat and can't play well at all. Will this ever change?

Will Ana ever be back to being Ana? I mean.. the Ana that used to beat top players left and right and play breathtaking tennis? I was sure that she would come back sometime.. but this has been taking so long, that I just don't know.. :help::tape:

Who brougth you to this place Isabela?:(:lol:

I sadly agree with you, sometimes I think that maybe Ana's peak is over and she will be a good top 10 player in her following years, but will not be n.1 anymore. But who knows, that thing with her is that she's inconsistent so she can win a slam out of nowhere, but she's never been consistent, not even when she was at her best, so we probably have to deal with this, and after the final of IW (which may have been a win if not for the wind) a letdown was to be expected.

gaviotabr
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Ana :o :o
I stopped watching after 2-0 in third set
This has nothing to do with her form this is just typical Ana if you ask me
After playing good one tournament ,she is just not focused for the next one,i just don`t understand that :confused:
And this is why i was worried,the opponent doesn`t matter when she is not there mentally

This is what had me worried too.. her mentality.. maybe she got focused to start the tournament well.. and after a very good first match, she just got relaxed.. and this is the result.

gaviotabr
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:32 PM
It's so strange because Ana used to have an amazing 3-set record.

Yes! She used to be so great.. but since RG, she has lost most of the 3 set matches she has played... after losing the first set, she has only won 2 matches out of 14 3 setters. And out of 14, she has only won 5. That sucks big time.. she is always going away mentally in the third. As I could see today, Ana didn't even hold serve once in the third set.. WTF?

DownTheLine21
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Yes! She used to be so great.. but since RG, she has lost most of the 3 set matches she has played... after losing the first set, she has only won 2 matches out of 14 3 setters. And out of 14, she has only won 5. That sucks big time.. she is always going away mentally in the third. As I could see today, Ana didn't even hold serve once in the third set.. WTF?

Yes. Her mental game really falls apart in third sets. Gone are the days in which Ana played some of the most fearless tennis of her career to either dominate third sets or come back from behind in stunning, unbelievable fashion (i.e. 2007 LA SF).

gaviotabr
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Who brougth you to this place Isabela?:(:lol:.

It's a barbacue birthday party.. :sobbing:

I sadly agree with you, sometimes I think that maybe Ana's peak is over and she will be a good top 10 player in her following years, but will not be n.1 anymore. But who knows, that thing with her is that she's inconsistent so she can win a slam out of nowhere, but she's never been consistent, not even when she was at her best, so we probably have to deal with this, and after the final of IW (which may have been a win if not for the wind) a letdown was to be expected.

I can't believe that Ana, at 21 and with such a raw game, has already peaked. But I read in a blog some time ago.. and I think I agree.. After RG, Ana should have won a mental edge.. instead, she lost it. She lost her mental edge.. and this is what separates a win from a loss most of the time.

Can she ever get it back? Not sure.. I thought she was playing better in Dubai. But what I've seen of her in Indian Wells, except for the semi against Pavlyuchenkova, hasn't impressed me at all. I thought the new coach could help her out mentally.. but I'm not seeing it really..

gaviotabr
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Yes. Her mental game really falls apart in third sets. Gone are the days in which Ana played some of the most fearless tennis of her career to either dominate third sets or come back from behind in stunning, unbelievable fashion (i.e. 2007 LA SF).

Yes! WTF happened? Why is she falling apart in third sets? I just don' get it.. I used to trust Ana in a 3 setter.. now everytime it goes to 3, I kind of know she is going to lose.. :sobbing:

I mean.. Szavay has been choking matches away like crazy this year... but Ana just can't seem to make an opponent choke.. She only won 25% of points in her first serve.. How is that posible? Was she serving 50 mph puff balls? :help:

jelenacg
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:41 PM
This is what had me worried too.. her mentality.. maybe she got focused to start the tournament well.. and after a very good first match, she just got relaxed.. and this is the result.

We talked about this before and even when she was playing her best tennis she wasn`t able to play good in two tournaments in the row
And she has a new coach for like 2 months and he can`t change that in such a short period of time
Yes this was a good opportunity for her to gain points but it`s not like this is something new and unexpected for Ana :o
As i said this is just typical Ana and the opponent doesn`t matter:o
I guess her serve was not working and i read on her forum that she had a few arguments with the umpire:confused::confused:

DownTheLine21
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:43 PM
She might have been arguing about the rain and the ridiculous stop-and-start play.

gaviotabr
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:44 PM
We talked about this before and even when she was playing her best tennis she wasn`t able to play good in two tournaments in the row
And she has a new coach for like 2 months and he can`t change that in such a short period of time
Yes this was a good opportunity for her to gain points but it`s not like this is something new and unexpected for Ana :o
As i said this is just typical Ana and the opponent doesn`t matter:o
I guess her serve was not working and i read on her forum that she had a few arguments with the umpire:confused::confused:

Her serve had to be crap. I mean.. the stats are awful..

I think maybe she should think of playing more tournaments before RG. She is only in the entry list for Rome and Madrid, and she definitely needs matches.

Will Ana be out of the top 10 after RG?

spiritedenergy
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:44 PM
We talked about this before and even when she was playing her best tennis she wasn`t able to play good in two tournaments in the row
And she has a new coach for like 2 months and he can`t change that in such a short period of time
Yes this was a good opportunity for her to gain points but it`s not like this is something new and unexpected for Ana :o
As i said this is just typical Ana and the opponent doesn`t matter:o
I guess her serve was not working and i read on her forum that she had a few arguments with the umpire:confused::confused:

recepie for disaster for Ana:o

spiritedenergy
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Her serve had to be crap. I mean.. the stats are awful..

I think maybe she should think of playing more tournaments before RG. She is only in the entry list for Rome and Madrid, and she definitely needs matches.

Will Ana be out of the top 10 after RG?

I think it's possible:sobbing:, but it also depends on the results of the ones behind her, which are not shining apart from Azarenka. So I think she'll still be in the top ten with good showings on the clay (not thinking about winning RG guys ok? No more jinxes and also let's just be realistic:lol:). Then after that she has little to defend.

DownTheLine21
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:49 PM
I think she'll still be in the Top 10. She can use Rome and Madrid to off-set any points that she might lose at RG. However, she could just as easily bomb out at all three events.

bruce goose
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Well,I was super-confident that Ana would lose this match once the 1st set was over.Her only comebacks since RG '08 have been against Dechy and Vinci who are hardly world-beaters.......HowEVER,as embarrassing as this looks,there ARE some changes that've taken place since the Slump Era....Finally getting a full-time coach(who has a newer perspective),learning the serve-and-volley game,and also performing fairly well in defending a title for the first time ever(at IW)...even though the competition wasn't overly fierce in her draw...no matter:angel:

Because Ana HAS made some visible changes instead of merely blowing smoke at us about 'working on some things',I'm gonna retain some optimism in spite of today's crap:cool:

dybbuk
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:51 PM
:sobbing: Second year in a row my other favourite has beaten Ana in Miami.

I do think some people are a little too depressing in here. Ana doesn't like Miami, some players just have tournaments they don't play well in. Ana never plays well in Miami, and from what little I saw of Federer playing it's quite windy today as well. Secondly, Agnes is getting form back. She pushed Venus in Acapulco, then was 3 games away from an IW quarterfinal before choking against Radwanska. Ana should win these matches, but combine the opponent and the conditions it's not a particularly bad loss. Hardly any worse than some of her pre-2008 RG losses.

I think people need to give her some time before the doomsday predictions start flowing. She's only started to get some form back in the past month or so. Give her a bit of time to get everything working again. She's not going to go from her huge slump to a consistent Slam/Premier event threat in such a short amount of time.

gaviotabr
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:52 PM
I think it's possible:sobbing:, but it also depends on the results of the ones behind her, which are not shining apart from Azarenka. So I think she'll still be in the top ten with good showings on the clay (not thinking about winning RG guys ok? No more jinxes and also let's just be realistic:lol:). Then after that she has little to defend.

Well.. I guess it will all depend on how Wozniacki, Petrova, Kuznetsova and Radwanska do the next couple of months. Azarenka I'm sure will get past Ana.. :sad:

The bad thing is that Ana will probably not be a top 8 seed for Wimbledon, which might make her face Serena or Venus in the forth round. But then again, who is to say she will reach that far? :sobbing:

I still think Ana should play more tournaments.. everybody else is playing at least 3 tournaments on clay. Ana is the only one with 2 on her schedule.

Ksenia.
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:53 PM
Mia.. what? :o

Nikkiri
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:58 PM
:sobbing: Second year in a row my other favourite has beaten Ana in Miami.

I do think some people are a little too depressing in here. Ana doesn't like Miami, some players just have tournaments they don't play well in. Ana never plays well in Miami, and from what little I saw of Federer playing it's quite windy today as well. Secondly, Agnes is getting form back. She pushed Venus in Acapulco, then was 3 games away from an IW quarterfinal before choking against Radwanska. Ana should win these matches, but combine the opponent and the conditions it's not a particularly bad loss. Hardly any worse than some of her pre-2008 RG losses.

I think people need to give her some time before the doomsday predictions start flowing. She's only started to get some form back in the past month or so. Give her a bit of time to get everything working again. She's not going to go from her huge slump to a consistent Slam/Premier event threat in such a short amount of time.

:) Alex.

I'm not going to overreact. Ana doesn't play well in Miami and the conditions well I guess they were pretty awful. Not the end of the world at least she defended her points.

spiritedenergy
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Well.. I guess it will all depend on how Wozniacki, Petrova, Kuznetsova and Radwanska do the next couple of months. Azarenka I'm sure will get past Ana.. :sad:

The bad thing is that Ana will probably not be a top 8 seed for Wimbledon, which might make her face Serena or Venus in the forth round. But then again, who is to say she will reach that far? :sobbing:

I still think Ana should play more tournaments.. everybody else is playing at least 3 tournaments on clay. Ana is the only one with 2 on her schedule.

Maybe she'll be out of the top eight, probably Azarenka will pass her but Kuznetsova also has SF points in RG to defend... so who knows.
About Ana not defending her titles, i think this is a false myth... she did pretty good defending both Berlin in 2008 and IW in 2009 (SF and F) even though played subpar in both. Montreal/Toronto switches every year, and RG she went from final to win. So i'm pretty confident she'll have good showing in RG and maybe Madrid (Rome instead I don't know...).