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kinseh
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Hey. :wavey:

I thought I wanted to share this experience with you, and I couldn't find a thread where I could to it, so I decided to create one. ;) I was on Mallorca for a tennis camp with my tennis club, and one of the days we saw Ana practising there. She was playing a practise set against some Spanish guy, and she won, but it was close. I thought she played really well -- she made a bit to many mistakes, but her opponent was really good. Afterwards she stayed to sign a lot of autographs, which was really nice of her, as she was obviously very exhausted after practising in the heat (it was hot that day). She signed my cap! :banana: And I heard a little girl asking her if she would say hello to Djokovic from her. :lol:

I have pictures, but I don't know how to upload them. :confused:

Princeza
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:15 PM
Hi Kinseh, thanks for sharing your experience :wavey:

If you want to upload pics, you can do it there http://imageshack.us/
http://tinypic.com/ or if you want to upload many pics at the same time http://imagevenue.com/

gaviotabr
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Hey! Great to read you experience! Thank you for the post! Is there any other detail you can share with us? How was Ana's serve?

You can upload pics here:

http://www.imageshack.us/

Just select the picture you want to upload and click on star upload.

gaviotabr
Apr 28th, 2009, 10:04 PM
I hope you can bring us those pics! :D

I think Ana is back in Mallorca practising this week.. She should be working on the consistency of her shots from the back of the court. She needs to cut down the UEs.. if she is making 50 a match, she will not be going far into tournaments or beating top players. I always worry a bit when I see practice reports saying that Ana was making a bit too many UEs... if she can't play clean in practice, things don't look bright for a match. I hope her coach sees the obvious and works on that ASAP.

SOA_MC
Apr 28th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Hey Kinesh :wavey:

Do you have the pics on your computer?

kinseh
Apr 29th, 2009, 12:55 PM
I agree that when a player makes too many UE's in a practise, it's never a good sign. She did hit a lot of smart winners too, though. Also, her opponent was really good, so sometimes she just really had to go for her shots to finish the ball, and her shot would be either a great winner or an UE. Her serve was on-and-off -- sometimes she doublefaulted way too much, and sometimes it just went really well.

Here are some pictures (I took sooo many, so I'm just going to post some of them :p):

http://img222.imagevenue.com/loc581/th_06019_IMG_5983_122_581lo.JPG

http://img267.imagevenue.com/loc162/th_06022_IMG_5984_122_162lo.JPG

http://img187.imagevenue.com/loc1039/th_06030_IMG_5988_122_1039lo.JPG

http://img129.imagevenue.com/loc558/th_06037_IMG_5992_122_558lo.JPG

http://img217.imagevenue.com/loc123/th_06041_IMG_5998_122_123lo.JPG

http://img261.imagevenue.com/loc251/th_06050_IMG_6009_122_251lo.JPG

http://img207.imagevenue.com/loc547/th_06053_IMG_6015_122_547lo.JPG

gaviotabr
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:16 PM
I agree that when a player makes too many UE's in a practise, it's never a good sign. She did hit a lot of smart winners too, though. Also, her opponent was really good, so sometimes she just really had to go for her shots to finish the ball, and her shot would be either a great winner or an UE. Her serve was on-and-off -- sometimes she doublefaulted way too much, and sometimes it just went really well.

Here are some pictures (I took sooo many, so I'm just going to post some of them :p):



Thanks a lot for you report and the pics! And the problem with Ana is just that.. she can be too on and off, way inconsistent during a match..

I don't want to sound too picky, but do you have bigger versions of these pictures? I don't know if you only posted thumbnails or if the pics are this size.

spiritedenergy
Apr 29th, 2009, 05:43 PM
Nice pics thanks but I agree with Isabela, I would like them bigger:p

babuska6
Apr 29th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Great experience, I would like to meet Ana too..Nice from u to share your experience ;)

-NAJ-
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:13 PM
gaviotabr try this
I managed to get the direct links from that thumbnails
:lol:
http://img187.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06030_IMG_5988_122_1039lo.JPG
http://img222.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06019_IMG_5983_122_581lo.JPG
http://img267.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06022_IMG_5984_122_162lo.JPG
http://img129.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06037_IMG_5992_122_558lo.JPG
http://img217.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06041_IMG_5998_122_123lo.JPG
http://img261.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06050_IMG_6009_122_251lo.JPG
http://img207.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06053_IMG_6015_122_547lo.JPG

gaviotabr
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:10 PM
gaviotabr try this
I managed to get the direct links from that thumbnails
:lol:
http://img187.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06030_IMG_5988_122_1039lo.JPG
http://img222.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06019_IMG_5983_122_581lo.JPG
http://img267.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06022_IMG_5984_122_162lo.JPG
http://img129.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06037_IMG_5992_122_558lo.JPG
http://img217.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06041_IMG_5998_122_123lo.JPG
http://img261.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06050_IMG_6009_122_251lo.JPG
http://img207.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06053_IMG_6015_122_547lo.JPG

Thanks NAJ!!

I don't know how you did it, but thanks again! :lol::worship:

And great pics kinseh! :worship:

gaviotabr
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:32 PM
The guy with Ana in the last pic is Tomeu Salva. Kinseh can confirm this for us, but I guess he was the hitting partner. Tomeu already hit with Ana in Mallorca last July.

bibir
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Hi guys!
Yep. that guy is Tomeu, Nadal's best friend.

gaviotabr
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Hi guys!
Yep. that guy is Tomeu, Nadal's best friend.

Hey bibir!

Yes.. He is Nadal's childhood best friend. We've seen Tomeu with Ana before, so I guess he is a bit her friend as well. :D

spiritedenergy
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Hey bibir!

Yes.. He is Nadal's childhood best friend. We've seen Tomeu with Ana before, so I guess he is a bit her friend as well. :D

wow then I can imagine he's a very tough hitting partner:eek::lol:. Then the fact that she won on clay against him must be a good sign:angel:

gaviotabr
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:58 PM
wow then I can imagine he's a very tough hitting partner:eek::lol:. Then the fact that she won on clay against him must be a good sign:angel:

Hi Luca! :wavey:

Trying to be positive? :lol:

spiritedenergy
Apr 29th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Hi Luca! :wavey:

Trying to be positive? :lol:

Hi Isabela:wavey:

Yes, I'm desperate for good news:lol::hysteric::p

gaviotabr
Apr 29th, 2009, 11:20 PM
Hi Isabela:wavey:

Yes, I'm desperate for good news:lol::hysteric::p

Aisss.. me too! Please Ana, give us good news! :sobbing:

spiritedenergy
Apr 29th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Aisss.. me too! Please Ana, give us good news! :sobbing:

you know, even winning Madrid or Rome and a QF/SF showing at RG would be good. I learnt to have such low expectations on Ana since posr RG 2008:tape::sobbing:

gaviotabr
Apr 30th, 2009, 12:03 AM
you know, even winning Madrid or Rome and a QF/SF showing at RG would be good. I learnt to have such low expectations on Ana since posr RG 2008:tape::sobbing:

:sobbing:

I have no expectations.. any semis will be celebrated by me. :sobbing:

spiritedenergy
Apr 30th, 2009, 12:09 AM
:sobbing:

I have no expectations.. any semis will be celebrated by me. :sobbing:

Yes maybe winning Madrid or Rome is already too much... but at least I hope we won't see tanks and Ana can hold on to her rankings:o

gaviotabr
Apr 30th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Yes maybe winning Madrid or Rome is already too much... but at least I hope we won't see tanks and Ana can hold on to her rankings:o

I also hope she can at least perform to her rankings and avoid any tank.

She needs to do some winning in order to keep herself in the top 10.. :sobbing:

spiritedenergy
Apr 30th, 2009, 12:37 AM
I also hope she can at least perform to her rankings and avoid any tank.

She needs to do some winning in order to keep herself in the top 10.. :sobbing:

True that also:sobbing: If we list all the negative features we could go on forever and fall into deep depression:lol: Let's try to be positive and to also be on topic, Ana seems relaxed and is getting fitter and fitter, she looks so thin there...

Isha312
Apr 30th, 2009, 12:39 AM
You guys are bringin me down! :sad: I know she's let us down lately, but be positive!!

gaviotabr
Apr 30th, 2009, 12:44 AM
True that also:sobbing: If we list all the negative features we could go on forever and fall into deep depression:lol: Let's try to be positive and to also be on topic, Ana seems relaxed and is getting fitter and fitter, she looks so thin there...

She looks great. And trying to look at the bright side, Tomeu Salva is actually a good player. I think he was once a top 200 player and he often hits with Nadal. He is a lefty as well. So he should be a tough hitting partner for Ana, especially on clay. If only she can keep the UEs low..

gaviotabr
Apr 30th, 2009, 12:44 AM
You guys are bringin me down! :sad: I know she's let us down lately, but be positive!!

Sorry! I promisse I'll try!

spiritedenergy
Apr 30th, 2009, 12:44 AM
You guys are bringin me down! :sad: I know she's let us down lately, but be positive!!

Ahahah sorry i feel very moody these days, don't worry about me:lol: But sometimes when you expect the worse then you may enjoy better when good things come;)

Loungy
Apr 30th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Wait. She *beat* Tomeu? :lol::lol::lol:

Maybe next time Rafa needs to practice in Mallorca during the off-season, he should book a practice section with Ana instead.

bad_angel_109
May 4th, 2009, 01:58 PM
cool pics, tnx for posting :)