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BackSpin
Jun 12th, 2009, 10:34 PM
Sorry guys if this thread already exist or if its early, but I need to try out my luck. Ana take all the luck you need, just win girl:kiss:

gaviotabr
Jun 12th, 2009, 10:42 PM
I hope you bring Ana lots of luck.. she will need it! :sobbing:

Adrian1092
Jun 12th, 2009, 10:51 PM
With me not going to Wimbly for the 1st time since 2005, Ana will win it, and EASILY. :woohoo: GOAT!
The last time I saw Ana live was when she beat Dechy 10-8 in the 3rd and the whole net cord incident :weirdo:
AJDE ANAAAA!

jelenacg
Jun 12th, 2009, 11:35 PM
With me not going to Wimbly for the 1st time since 2005, Ana will win it, and EASILY. :woohoo: GOAT!
The last time I saw Ana live was when she beat Dechy 10-8 in the 3rd and the whole net cord incident :weirdo:
AJDE ANAAAA!

So i guess you had a lot of fun :help::lol:
@BackSpin i hope you will bring her luck ,as Izzy said she will need it:lol:

Adrian1092
Jun 12th, 2009, 11:47 PM
So i guess you had a lot of fun :help::lol:
@BackSpin i hope you will bring her luck ,as Izzy said she will need it:lol:

It was painful! I nearly cried for Dechy at the end :sad: Anyways, Ana will get it back on track here! Positive attitudes only in here for a few weeks please :hearts:

InsideOut.
Jun 13th, 2009, 04:41 AM
BackSpin change the title. She will win doubles as well. :hearts: IDEMO!!

BackSpin
Jun 15th, 2009, 09:22 PM
:Prayer:

lilimi
Jun 15th, 2009, 09:35 PM
OMG, ther so much optimism on ana's forum lately :unsure: i thought i was the most pessimistic of Anafans!

gaviotabr
Jun 15th, 2009, 09:47 PM
The only way I see Ana defending her points from last year is if her draw consists of:

1r - Bye
2r - Bye twin

:o

Seriously though.. hopefully she will get someone random who hates grass who will give her the match.. :o

hellas719
Jun 15th, 2009, 09:47 PM
Go Ana! Please at least 4R!!!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 15th, 2009, 09:55 PM
The only way I see Ana defending her points from last year is if her draw consists of:

1r - Bye
2r - Bye twin

:o

Seriously though.. hopefully she will get someone random who hates grass who will give her the match.. :o

Thinking about it. I hope she draws Maria, then at least one of my girls will win a match this decade.

DownTheLine21
Jun 15th, 2009, 10:09 PM
I have no expectations. Ana is in a bad place right now. With the sudden departure of her coach, there was surely some behind-the-scenes drama, in addition to her embarrassing collapses on court.

I've always been one of the most optimistic fans on this forum, but even I'm finding it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

DownTheLine21
Jun 15th, 2009, 10:13 PM
The only way I see Ana defending her points from last year is if her draw consists of:

1r - Bye
2r - Bye twin

:o

Seriously though.. hopefully she will get someone random who hates grass who will give her the match.. :o

Or perhaps two Italians in a row. Even "Disastrous, I lose five games in a row" Ana would find a way to win to preserve her record.

gaviotabr
Jun 17th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Seedings for Wimbledon are out. Ana is the 13th seed as expected. No Ana-Sharapova first round, since Sharapova has been seeded 24. :lol: They can face each other in the third round though... :eek:

1 Dinara SAFINA (RUS)
2 Serena WILLIAMS (USA)
3 Venus WILLIAMS (USA)
4 Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS)

5 Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS)
6 Jelena JANKOVIC (SRB)
7 Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS)
8 Victoria AZARENKA (BLR)

9 Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN)
10 Nadia PETROVA (RUS)
11 Agnieszka RADWANSKA (POL)
12 Marion BARTOLI (FRA)

13 Ana IVANOVIC (SRB)
14 Dominika CIBULKOVA (SVK)
15 Flavia PENNETTA (ITA)
16 Jie ZHENG (CHN)

17 Amelie MAURESMO (FRA)
18 Samantha STOSUR (AUS)
19 Na LI (CHN)
20 Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES (ESP)
21 Patty SCHNYDER (SUI)
22 Alize CORNET (FRA)
23 Aleksandra WOZNIAK (CAN)
24 Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS)

25 Kaia KANEPI (EST)
26 Virginie RAZZANO (FRA)
27 Alisa KLEYBANOVA (RUS)
28 Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU)
29 Sybille BAMMER (AUT)
30 Agnes SZAVAY (HUN)
31 Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS)
32 Anna CHAKVETADZE (RUS)

Mixo
Jun 17th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Masha shouldnt have been seeded IMO.

The Daviator
Jun 17th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Ana's draw will be something like this :lol:

R1 - Dokic
R2 - Tanasugarn
R3 - Sharapova
R4 - V. Williams

:tape:

gaviotabr
Jun 17th, 2009, 06:11 PM
Ana's draw will be something like this :lol:

R1 - Dokic
R2 - Tanasugarn
R3 - Sharapova
R4 - V. Williams

:tape:

:lol::tape::help:

And the worst is.. with her luck, that's probably what's going to happen! :sobbing:

jelenacg
Jun 17th, 2009, 08:01 PM
I`m glad they seeded Sharapova,at least we don`t have to worry about that
The draw is on Friday,just a few days until Wimbledon

Cp6uja
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:29 PM
This The Wimbledon "Hopefully Ana will make the second round" Thread Title is wrong and overdepressive.
I suggest to change to:
The Exciting Wimbledon "God (PLEASE!!!) Save the Queen" Thread :shrug:

BackSpin
Jun 18th, 2009, 08:28 AM
If everyone agrees with one name of this thread I will put it up. :)

Adrian1092
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:31 AM
Don't we just know she will draw Dokic/Lisicki/Rybarikova/A.Bondarenko :rolleyes:

InsideOut.
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:37 AM
^and beat the crap out of them. :inlove: Do you honestly think they can beat her? (except Dokic, fine)

Monirena Wiles
Jun 18th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Can't wait until the draw. Something good is bond to happen to Ana sooner or later I'm keeping my fingers crossed. My goal this year is the second week.

gaviotabr
Jun 18th, 2009, 06:15 PM
So.. the draw will be out tomorrow. I'm really hoping Ana can get a nice draw and defend her points from last year.

I think she is already at Wimbledon or on her way there, so.. all the luck Ana!

Davodus
Jun 18th, 2009, 06:31 PM
i really hope she gets a good draw :sobbing: i just want her to defend 3rd round points, that will do :lol:

Reckoner
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:00 PM
I'd love to see something huge, a good huge, as in reaching the QF and hopefully not 1-6 0-6 1R.

And by the way, I'm keeping my av until Ana steps it up. Trust me, I want to change it.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:21 PM
I'm positive for the future. Maybe it won't come at Wimbledon yet, but Ana will be back.

jelenacg
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:45 PM
I'm positive for the future. Maybe it won't come at Wimbledon yet, but Ana will be back.

At least someone is optimistic :worship:
I like your avatar :)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:54 PM
At least someone is optimistic :worship:
I like your avatar :)

Let's say, yesterday was an awesome day.

gaviotabr
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Ana is in the players party! Just saw pics of her in Getty and she looks great.. really nice dress IMHO!

gaviotabr
Jun 18th, 2009, 10:41 PM
Sven just said in his facebook that he has arrived at Wimbledon. I guess Ana will practice with him tomorrow.. I think Cahill might still be in Eastbourne because of Wozniacki.

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:45 AM
I'm getting a bit anxious and nervous about the draw... :lol:

With Ana's luck lately I expect the worst scenario posible.. but I'm so hoping for a kind draw.. Ana needs some wins.. :sobbing:

Cp6uja
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:53 AM
If everyone agrees with one name of this thread I will put it up. :)If You dont want to change whole Title, change at least that irritating SECOND ROUND to SECOND WEEK

We talking here about last season Wimbledon 1st seed IVANOVIC, not about qualifier IVANOVA. BTW Ana never lose 1st Round at Grand Slams and only Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams can be compared with her in that department - so why to panic even with all proofs that slump is still not over? Ana reach R16 in Paris last month and any her fan should not be happy with that, so why we should to count eventual Wimbledon R64 like success???

Curtos07
Jun 19th, 2009, 04:40 AM
Ana's draw will be something like this :lol:

R1 - Dokic
R2 - Tanasugarn
R3 - Sharapova
R4 - V. Williams

:tape:

:lol: Yeah, that is a draw I would like to avoid. Television would love an Ivanovic/Sharapova matchup but something tells me that Ana doesn't.

Midge.
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:26 AM
Giant fail by Wimbledon, pathetic live draw coverage. :tape::help:

1st round - vs Lucie Hradecka... :eek:

Davodus
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:36 AM
lucie hradecka in the first round

i dunno much about her game, but ana should beat her...

Mixo
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:38 AM
"Ana Ivanovic will play Lucie Hradecka in the first round."

we have almost a bye in 1R xD Ajde!

MagicMilan
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:39 AM
Ana will win a match :banana:
:o

Davodus
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:44 AM
don't jinx her yet :p

Nikkiri
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:51 AM
2nd round worries me more and I don't even know who that will be :haha: just Ana has a good R1 record.

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:55 AM
I've just checked.. and Hradekca has never won a match on grass in a MD. Please Ana, don't be mother Theresa! :sobbing:

All of her Q first rounds at Wimbledon went 3 sets though.. :unsure:

WIMBLEDON 2005
WIMBLEDONSee all 2005 results for HRADECKA
GS, GREAT BRITAIN, June 20 2005, $7,385,286, GRASS (O)

Draw: 128M/128q/64d, Rank: 209 Seed/entry: /Q

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
Q-R128 H2H HARKLEROAD, ASHLEY (USA) 202 L 6-1 3-6 6-2

WTA Championship Pts: 2 WTA Ranking Pts: 2 Prize Money: $2,055
WIMBLEDON 2006
WIMBLEDONSee all 2006 results for HRADECKA
GS, GREAT BRITAIN, June 26 2006, $6,743,737, GRASS (O)

Draw: 128M/128q/64d, Rank: 151 Seed/entry: /Q

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
Q-R128 H2H LYUBTSOVA, OXANA (UKR) 239 L 6-4 3-6 7-5

WTA Championship Pts: 2 WTA Ranking Pts: 2 Prize Money: $2,033
WIMBLEDON 2008
WIMBLEDONSee all 2008 results for HRADECKA
GS, GREAT BRITAIN, June 23 2008, $10,524,070, GRASS (O)

Draw: 128M/128q/64d, Rank: 235 Seed/entry: /Q

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
Q-R128 H2H (5) DOMINGUEZ LINO, LOURDES (ESP) 122 L 3-6 6-3 6-2

WTA Championship Pts: 2 WTA Ranking Pts: 4 Prize Money: $3,302

She also played qualies to Eastbourne this week and lost to Urzsula Radwanska.

Curtos07
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:18 AM
Ana should have no problems with her 1st round match. I am interested to see who she gets in her 3rd and 4th round. Assuming she gets that far of course.

The Daviator
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:28 AM
I bet she's some crazy ballbasher though :o

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:53 AM
Ugh.. Ana gets Venus obviously.. She is just SO lucky. I had a feeling it would happen...

She does have a nice draw to defend her 3rd round.. :sobbing:

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/draws/ws/r1s2.html

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:58 AM
1rd - Hradecka
2rd - Errani/Dubois
3rd - Stosur/Mattek/Dokic
4rd - Venus :sobbing:
QF - Jankovic/Radwanska
SF - Safina/Kuznetsova/Wozniacki
F - Serena/Zvonareva/Dementieva/Sharapova/Azarenka

The Daviator
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:04 PM
Well hopefully she can make the 3R and defend her points, if she gets to play Venus then that's a bonus.

Worried about this Hradecka :unsure: Nice 2R though.

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:05 PM
I guess this means Ana will play on Monday.. right? Venus should play Monday if I'm not mistaken.

The Daviator
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:06 PM
I guess this means Ana will play on Monday.. right? Venus should play Monday if I'm not mistaken.

No, the ladies defending champ starts play on Tuesday, so bottom half plays on Monday.

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Ana will beat Venus! You heard it here first:D

Curtos07
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Wow, that's a really tough draw for Ana. The last thing I wanted to see was Venus in the 4th round. Ana just can't catch a break these days.

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:17 PM
No, the ladies defending champ starts play on Tuesday, so bottom half plays on Monday.

I got it mixed up then.. Thanks!! ;)

Midge.
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:19 PM
Oh what the hell, did she walk under a ladder or something? :(
If she gets to the 4th round, i will be so proud.. :bowdown:

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Oh what the hell, did she walk under a ladder or something? :(
If she gets to the 4th round, i will be so proud.. :bowdown:

I think Ana broke a mirror, got a black cat, walked under a ladder, all at the same time. Amazing how unlucky she has been lately. :o

The first and third quarters are ridiculous.. :rolleyes:

Cp6uja
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:27 PM
This is my post after Ana RG R16 lose:
Worst thing about Eastbourne is fact that this tournament is playing in week when Wimbledon Draw is Out so no chances for Ana to improve from current #13 place to #9-#12 seeds group, which means instead #5-#8 girls in 4th Round she will draw #1-#4 Seeds (Safina, Serena, Venus or Elena). Even if Zvonareva will not plays again, she will probably commit to draw, before final decision to withdraws... like she do it in Paris.

Ana should to ask WC for Birmingham, to reach TOP12 with QF (and than to tanked Eastbourne:devil:)... but she and her team is probably too "proud" for such tricky combination :p

Now I'm even more :mad: :mad: :mad: on Ana's Team when notice that not only that she must play vs Grasscourt GOAT Venus in R16, but also #12 seed Bartoli is in weakest (ever!) Dementieva-Zvonareva quarter with rest of 29 players which never reach Wimbledon even R32 round :mad: :mad: :mad:

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:34 PM
This is my post after Ana RG R16 lose:


Now I'm even more :mad: :mad: :mad: on Ana's Team when notice that not only that she must play vs Grasscourt GOAT Venus in R16, but also #12 seed Bartoli is in weakest (ever!) Dementieva-Zvonareva quarter with rest of 29 players which never reach Wimbledon even R32 round :mad: :mad: :mad:

Ana couldn't play Birmingham.. not even if she wanted it.. It's an international event, and she has already played one (Brisbane). Top 10 players are only allowed to play 1 international event each 6 months, and Ana was still top 10 until the monday the Birmingham event started. Nothing she could do..

She could have drawn Dementieva or Safina.. but Ana has been SO unlucky that she got the toughest opponent. If she was 12 seed, with her luck, she would have got a hard draw too.. :sobbing:

Curtos07
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:37 PM
Is it safe to say that defending all of her 3rd round points from last year would be a successful tournament for Ana at this point? :sobbing: 4th round would be nice for Ana. Ana is capable of beating anybody on any given day, but she is also capable of losing to anybody on any given day. I guess we will just have to take it match by match.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:38 PM
It's kinda like RG. Azarenka and Safina and then get the title.
Now it's Dokic/Stosur and Venus and then get the title.

Cp6uja
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Ana couldn't play Birmingham.. not even if she wanted it.. It's an international event, and she has already played one (Brisbane). Top 10 players are only allowed to play 1 international event each 6 months, and Ana was still top 10 until the monday the Birmingham event started. Nothing she could do..

She could have drawn Dementieva or Safina.. but Ana has been SO unlucky that she got the toughest opponent. If she was 12 seed, with her luck, she would have got a hard draw too.. :sobbing:Birmingham is more than 6 months after Brisbane.

BTW I'm also :mad: :mad: :mad: on Wimbledon Committee which (with reason!) improve former #1 Sharapova Draw status for 35 spots (from unseeded #59 to #24 seed), but dont want former #1 Mauresmo (2006 Champion) and Ivanovic (2007 Semifinalist) for just one place which will be enough to improve their status to better group-seeds (#17 Mauresmo from 17-24 to 13-16 and #13 Ivanovic from 13-16 to 9-12) :mad: :mad: :mad:

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Birmingham is more than 6 months after Brisbane.

The year is divided by Wimbledon. Everything before it is considered first half. From Wimbledon on, second half of the year.

BTW I'm also :mad: :mad: :mad: on Wimbledon Committee which (with reason!) improve former #1 Sharapova Draw status for 35 spots (from unseeded #59 to #24 seed), but dont want former #1 Mauresmo (2006 Champion) and Ivanovic (2007 Semifinalist) for just one place which will be enough to improve their status to better group-seeds (#17 Mauresmo from 17-24 to 13-16 and #13 Ivanovic from 13-16 to 9-12) :mad: :mad: :mad:

Bump Ana over 12th seed Marion Bartoli, 2007 finalist? Guess not.. Bump Mauresmo over 16th seed Jie Zheng, 2008 semi finalist? Guess not.. They shouldn't even have bumped Sharapova.. only did it because of star power purposes.. so she wouldn't meet a Williams first round.

Cp6uja
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:36 PM
The year is divided by Wimbledon. Everything before it is considered first half. From Wimbledon on, second half of the year.



Bump Ana over 12th seed Marion Bartoli, 2007 finalist? Guess not.. Bump Mauresmo over 16th seed Jie Zheng, 2008 semi finalist? Guess not.. They shouldn't even have bumped Sharapova.. only did it because of star power purposes.. so she wouldn't meet a Williams first round.Mauresmo 13-16 instead Penneta, Ivanovic 9-12 instead Petrova or A.Radwanska... like I says, it's much easy to find way for one place improvement than 35, only if they want to do that...

BTW Bartoli and Zheng are not former #1, slam champions or anything similar with Amelie and Ana.

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:41 PM
Mauresmo 13-16 instead Penneta, Ivanovic 9-12 instead Petrova or A.Radwanska... like I says, it's much easy to find way for one place improvement than 35, only if they want to do that...

BTW Bartoli and Zheng are not former #1, slam champions or anything similar with Amelie and Ana.

It doesn't work like this.. and both Petrova and Radwanska made the quarters last year.

If it was like this, they would be creating seeds left and right.

InsideOut.
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:02 PM
"Ana Ivanovic will play Lucie Hradecka in the first round."

we have almost a bye in 1R xD Ajde!

:o Remember when she was up 4-1 against Petrova and you said she'd win? Keep those powers in check. :mad:

don't jinx her yet :p

Agreed.

I've just checked.. and Hradekca has never won a match on grass in a MD. Please Ana, don't be mother Theresa! :sobbing:
All of her Q first rounds at Wimbledon went 3 sets though.. :unsure:
She also played qualies to Eastbourne this week and lost to Urzsula Radwanska.

She beat Vania King and Evgeniya Rodina and lost to Ula in three. She's tough.

Ana should have no problems with her 1st round match. I am interested to see who she gets in her 3rd and 4th round. Assuming she gets that far of course.

She should have problems, but I hope/think/wish/believe/pray that she will win.

hawkeye08
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:07 PM
I like the draw for Ana because first off all there is no pressure on her and she is not expected to do well and even if she reaches fourth round, there will be even less pressure on her against Venus. And if you want to beat Venus at a grandslam you want to play her earrlier. It will be intereseting how Ana plays. Let's hope Cahill wakes her up from this year long nightmare!

Dexter
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:11 PM
I bet she's some crazy ballbasher though :oSpot on, she's a ballbasher with decent net skills. I smell 1st round exit.

Cp6uja
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:54 PM
It doesn't work like this.. and both Petrova and Radwanska made the quarters last year.

If it was like this, they would be creating seeds left and right.They have this season to deal just with 3 former #1 which is way under their star status... but courage which they shows to put Maria 35 places, they not show even close in Mauresmo and Ivanovic case. Wimbledon WTA Tournament is only GS event where some "Committee" has mandate to change official WTA rankings order for seeds (at ATP side it's clean formula)... but they use this year only in Sharapova case to improve her from 59 to #17-#24 seeds group.
I like the draw for Ana because first off all there is no pressure on her and she is not expected to do well and even if she reaches fourth round, there will be even less pressure on her against Venus. And if you want to beat Venus at a grandslam you want to play her earrlier. It will be intereseting how Ana plays. Let's hope Cahill wakes her up from this year long nightmare!You are right if this was Roland Garros, Australian Open or even US Open... but at Wimbledon is nothing good at all to face probably Womens grasscourt GOAT already in 4th round.
We talking about player which current 22 sets winning strike at Wimbledon still continue and which lose just one match here after 2004 (and she was so injured that day vs Jankovic in 2006 that she's played just two matches that year after Wimbledon (both in september).

This Ana Wimbledon draw really sucks.

Isha312
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Weren't we saying we wanted her to play a WIlliams sister asap because she seems to bring it against them? The draw is bad yes, but does the draw even matter at this point? If Ana comes in playing well and with confidence she will make the 4th round and probably give Venus a tough match. If she comes in playing like the Ana we've seen lately, well...here comes hardcourt season!

Langers
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Spot on, she's a ballbasher with decent net skills. I smell 1st round exit.
You always smell first round exit though. ;)

spiritedenergy
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Of course she had to draw the defending Champion:rolleyes:

Dokic/Stosur 3rd round:tape:

The third quarter is beyond ridiculous, what were they thinking?:tape::help:

InsideOut.
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:48 PM
Spot on, she's a ballbasher with decent net skills. I smell 1st round exit.

Ana is a better ballbasher with better net skills. Next.

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Spot on, she's a ballbasher with decent net skills. I smell 1st round exit.

:sobbing:

When is this bad luck thing going to stop? :sobbing:

InsideOut.
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Look, if we can't be happy with Hradecka as first round, we can't be satisfied with ANY draw. Hradecka's no scrub, but she's more than beatable, or she wouldn't be ranked where she is. We must also consider that, regardless of Ana's 'lowly' ranking, she's still highly popular and would get placed on a big court (I hope/think/believe). A large stadium ALWAYS intimidates these lower ranked opponents.

jelenacg
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Just saw the draw :hearts::hearts:
Possible Dokic in 3R and Venus in 4R :hearts:
Now we just need both of them to get sick and skip Wimbledon and everything will be great jk :lol::lol:
Well Dokic is not sure in 3R bc she was injured and we don`t know how she will play on grass
I also saw that part of the draw with Vera and Elena :lol:
Ana start playing better and maybe you will get a better draw then :mad:

Polikarpov
Jun 19th, 2009, 04:14 PM
She will be ditching the cursed dress this Wimbledon right?

Mixo
Jun 19th, 2009, 04:26 PM
:o Remember when she was up 4-1 against Petrova and you said she'd win? Keep those powers in check. :mad:



:eek:

I was remembering that post while I was writing this one hahaha

Dont worry. Ana's in 2R. If not, I'll leave the forum and join a Jesuit temple.

InsideOut.
Jun 19th, 2009, 05:10 PM
No she's not. Hradecka is dangerous. Ana has to play well; most definitely not a given. :o

Mixo
Jun 19th, 2009, 07:39 PM
No she's not. Hradecka is dangerous. Ana has to play well; most definitely not a given. :o

Im just joking Insideout, I wont jinx her this time. Be quiet :kiss:

spiritedenergy
Jun 19th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Safina lost again to Tanasugarn:lol::help:

Ana ended up in Safina's quarter at RG and in Venus quarter in Wimbledon... I mean couldn't it happen the opposite? Ana is so unlucky:sobbing:

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Watch Ana draw Clijsters in the first round of the US Open.. :rolleyes: Her luck lately is amazing.. :o

jelenacg
Jun 19th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Watch Ana draw Clijsters in the first round of the US Open.. :rolleyes: Her luck lately is amazing.. :o

When Ana started playing like crap she started having horrible draws:help: :help:I remember people saying she had a cake draw many times :lol:
Can someone tell me in which part of the draw are Tanasugarn and Zheng? I`m too depressed and the moment to even look at the draw after hearing Nadal withdrew from Wimbledon :crying2::crying2:

Mixo
Jun 19th, 2009, 08:57 PM
I`m too depressed and the moment to even look at the draw after hearing Nadal withdrew from Wimbledon :crying2::crying2:

Definetly, Wimbledon will suck this year.

-NAJ-
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:18 PM
Good luck Ana.

I think she will reach 2nd week.

Be positive. Ana will beat Venus if they meet. venus is not in great form. ok she won wimbledon several times but this is a new year :)
Ana need big win and Venus will be her victim

spiritedenergy
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Good luck Ana.

I think she will reach 2nd week.

Be positive. Ana will beat Venus if they meet. venus is not in great form. ok she won wimbledon several times but this is a new year :)
Ana need big win and Venus will be her victim

OMG:lol: are you serious?:help::p

jelenacg
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:22 PM
Good luck Ana.

I think she will reach 2nd week.

Be positive. Ana will beat Venus if they meet. venus is not in great form. ok she won wimbledon several times but this is a new year :)
Ana need big win and Venus will be her victim


She is never in great form until she steps on Wimbledon grass :lol::lol:Her serve and her movement on grass are great :hearts:
Wait and see ;)

-NAJ-
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:29 PM
OMG:lol: are you serious?:help::p

Yes I am b;)I know that sounds too much . but lets wait and see. i have that feeling. :angel:
but it would be great if venus goes down before R4:wavey:

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:31 PM
When Ana started playing like crap she started having horrible draws:help: :help:I remember people saying she had a cake draw many times :lol:
Can someone tell me in which part of the draw are Tanasugarn and Zheng? I`m too depressed and the moment to even look at the draw after hearing Nadal withdrew from Wimbledon :crying2::crying2:

Tanasugarn and Zheng are in Serena's 1/8. It's really tough too.. lot's of grass loving players.

-NAJ-
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:41 PM
She is never in great form until she steps on Wimbledon grass :lol::lol:Her serve and her movement on grass are great :hearts:
Wait and see ;)

yes, yes but she is also getting older that is also factor. Not big but still...
Venus serve is great but if Ana found her serve in that match , i am sure that Ana will beat her.
Venus need to serve great during all 14 days , and i am sure that se won't be able to do that and other players really have chance

jelenacg
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:52 PM
yes, yes but she is also getting older that is also factor. Not big but still...
Venus serve is great but if Ana found her serve in that match , i am sure that Ana will beat her.
Venus need to serve great during all 14 days , and i am sure that se won't be able to do that and other players really have chance

She just has to find something she wasn`t be able to find from the beginning of the year :rolleyes:
Everything you said it`s true,but Venus on grass is just another level,like Rafa on RG
Grass is Venus best surface and Ana`s worst
Ana wasn`t be able to beat a top 10 player this season and you expect her to beat Venus 5 time Wimbledon champion,good luck with that
Thanks Izzy :)

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:57 PM
Venus is also a bad match up for Ana, regardless of the surface. She hits hard and flat and has a great BH. If Venus has one of her off days, like that horrible match against Szavay in RG.. than it's posible. But still.. Ana would have to get there first.. and she has tough opponents before, like Dokic/Stosur. So she might even not be able to face Venus.. :sobbing:

I'm mostly thinking about the first round now.. Hradecka has a good serve and is a ballbasher according to reports.. so Ana needs to be alert from the very beginning. She has to keep her perfect 1st round slam matches record intact! :sobbing:

-NAJ-
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:58 PM
good luck with that
Impossible is nothing:angel:

Curtos07
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:59 PM
If Ana were able to beat Venus on grass, then it could be just what Ana needs to turn things around. Everything starting going bad for her at Wimbledon last year, maybe this year the opposite happens. That would just be so sweet and ironic if it were to happen! :)

jelenacg
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:08 PM
Venus is also a bad match up for Ana, regardless of the surface. She hits hard and flat and has a great BH. If Venus has one of her off days, like that horrible match against Szavay in RG.. than it's posible. But still.. Ana would have to get there first.. and she has tough opponents before, like Dokic/Stosur. So she might even not be able to face Venus.. :sobbing:

I'm mostly thinking about the first round now.. Hradecka has a good serve and is a ballbasher according to reports.. so Ana needs to be alert from the very beginning. She has to keep her perfect 1st round slam matches record intact! :sobbing:

Same here ,4R is far away
I also agree with everything you said
Ana can beat Venus but on slow surface ,i think the same thing is with JJ vs Venus

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:19 PM
I just really want Ana to defend her points.. after that anything is a bonus.. :sobbing:

Please Ana, play well!

I'm glad she is playing on tuesday.. one extra day to practice her serve before the first round. I hope she keeps on working on it with Cahill.

-NAJ-
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:22 PM
I went on wta tour site to see Hradecka'a profile and wta site don;t have too much info about her
Residence: Prague, Czech Republic
DOB: May 21, 1985
Birthplace:
Height:
Weight:
Plays:
Status:

she did not play on grass this year, never played on Wimbledon in main draw, btw ( 3 times she was down in R1 of Q -Wiblmedon)
On grand slams she was only once in main draw ( RG 09)

The Daviator
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Birmingham is more than 6 months after Brisbane.

BTW I'm also :mad: :mad: :mad: on Wimbledon Committee which (with reason!) improve former #1 Sharapova Draw status for 35 spots (from unseeded #59 to #24 seed), but dont want former #1 Mauresmo (2006 Champion) and Ivanovic (2007 Semifinalist) for just one place which will be enough to improve their status to better group-seeds (#17 Mauresmo from 17-24 to 13-16 and #13 Ivanovic from 13-16 to 9-12) :mad: :mad: :mad:

The only person to blame for Ana being seeded 13th is Ana herself, had she not had so many terrible results since last Wimbledon then she'd still be top 10 :o

jelenacg
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:31 PM
I just really want Ana to defend her points.. after that anything is a bonus.. :sobbing:

Please Ana, play well!

I'm glad she is playing on tuesday.. one extra day to practice her serve before the first round. I hope she keeps on working on it with Cahill.

I also want her to keep working with Cahill and finally fix that stupid ball toss :rolleyes::o
I think that i agree with some people that they should have put Venus as a #1 seed here

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Definetly, Wimbledon will suck this year.

Say that again when Ana is holding the trophy :p

DownTheLine21
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:46 PM
I think Ana will defend her 3R points and then go down to Stosur/Dokic. Oh well. Onto the hardcourt season.

spiritedenergy
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:48 PM
I think Ana will defend her 3R points and then go down to Stosur/Dokic. Oh well. Onto the hardcourt season.

that's not even too sure, even though losing against those scrubs in R1 and R2 would be awful:o I think she'll lose to Stosur actually, she's 2-7 against top-25 this year (one win was a walk-over:o)

jelenacg
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:53 PM
that's not even too sure, even though losing against those scrubs in R1 and R2 would be awful:o I think she'll lose to Stosur actually, she's 2-7 against top-25 this year (one win was a walk-over:o)

:sad::sad::sad:
At least Sjoerd is very optimistic since Eastbourne so we`ll have to believe him and have faith :)
Ana :mad:

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:03 PM
that's not even too sure, even though losing against those scrubs in R1 and R2 would be awful:o I think she'll lose to Stosur actually, she's 2-7 against top-25 this year (one win was a walk-over:o)

What walk-over? Bammer was not top 25 in IW.. Ana's wins were over Pennetta and AMG. But one was in Fed Cup.

I think Ana's second round should be easier than the first.. Errani and Dubois are not good at all on grass. But she has to get past the first round, which could pose problems.. I really hope the can start out strong! :sobbing:

I saw Stosur playing Wozniacki at Eastbourne, and she sucked for most of it.. she has a long backswing which doesn't suit grass. Her serve is a big weapon, but it was completely off that day. Couldn't buy a first serve and she was very erractic. She did take a set out off Caro, and that's enough to beat Ana these days, since she can't win a 3 setter to save her life... :sobbing: I don't know how Dokic will be, she hasn't played since injuring her back against Lena D. at RG. :shrug:

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:07 PM
I was thinking.. right now all Ana needed is to get some good results so she could get confident. I'm sure if she was in the third quarter and made the semis, even without beating any grass goats, she would turn something on inside, get more confident.. But all she gets are really tough draws.. It's so hard this way.. she loses early and instead of improving her mental game, it only suffers from another disappointment. Can't she get a break and have some luck? :sobbing:

I really want someday to see Ana winning a slam with a super hard draw.. but these days I just want to see her win.. :sobbing:

Mixo
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:11 PM
Say that again when Ana is holding the trophy :p

:lol:

Ok, if Ana holds the trophy I'll say that again very pleased.

@gaviota: I agree. What Ana really needs is a good win against a top player. Even a win against Stosur or Dokic in 3R would give her a lot of confidence.

jelenacg
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:13 PM
What walk-over? Bammer was not top 25 in IW.. Ana's wins were over Pennetta and AMG. But one was in Fed Cup.

I think Ana's second round should be easier than the first.. Errani and Dubois are not good at all on grass. But she has to get past the first round, which could pose problems.. I really hope the can start out strong! :sobbing:

I saw Stosur playing Wozniacki at Eastbourne, and she sucked for most of it.. she has a long backswing which doesn't suit grass. Her serve is a big weapon, but it was completely off that day. Couldn't buy a first serve and she was very erractic. She did take a set out off Caro, and that's enough to beat Ana these days, since she can't win a 3 setter to save her life... :sobbing: I don't know how Dokic will be, she hasn't played since injuring her back against Lena D. at RG. :shrug:

Caro is not great on grass and she is definitely playing worse than in the beginning of the season IMHO
With Dokic you never know but i will cheer for her to lose before she reaches Ana :lol:

jelenacg
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:28 PM
I also hope Wimbledon won`t be boring like RG this year including men tennis
No matter how Ana does i would like to see some good matches on both sides
Both RG finals were bad this year :(

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:36 PM
I also hope Wimbledon won`t be boring like RG this year including men tennis
No matter how Ana does i would like to see some good matches on both sides
Both RG finals were bad this year :(

True.. let's hope there is some good tennis being played.

RG was SO boring... :o

spiritedenergy
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:37 PM
What walk-over? Bammer was not top 25 in IW.. Ana's wins were over Pennetta and AMG. But one was in Fed Cup.

I think Ana's second round should be easier than the first.. Errani and Dubois are not good at all on grass. But she has to get past the first round, which could pose problems.. I really hope the can start out strong! :sobbing:

I saw Stosur playing Wozniacki at Eastbourne, and she sucked for most of it.. she has a long backswing which doesn't suit grass. Her serve is a big weapon, but it was completely off that day. Couldn't buy a first serve and she was very erractic. She did take a set out off Caro, and that's enough to beat Ana these days, since she can't win a 3 setter to save her life... :sobbing: I don't know how Dokic will be, she hasn't played since injuring her back against Lena D. at RG. :shrug:

ok yes, but it's pretty much the same, in Fed Cup they can talk with the coach all match:o. But at the same time this year the worst ranked player she lost to was Kleybanova I think, so hopefully she can still menage to reach R3:o

spiritedenergy
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:41 PM
I'm sorry to say this, but the only hope is for Venus to be upset... which could happen, Venus either wins it or is upset in early rounds...even though the only one who could upset her is Kanepi:tape: But first let's hope Ana reaches the 3RD round...:o

gaviotabr
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:55 PM
I'm sorry to say this, but the only hope is for Venus to be upset... which could happen, Venus either wins it or is upset in early rounds...even though the only one who could upset her is Kanepi:tape: But first let's hope Ana reaches the 3RD round...:o

I don't think at the present moment Ana can beat Venus either.. especially at Wimbledon... And I'm not even that confident she will get that far.. :sobbing: But a 4th round is not out of question.. if Ana plays well, she can do it.. :sobbing:

I'm still only thinking about the first round though.. that should be tough as well.. :sobbing:

jelenacg
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:57 PM
ok yes, but it's pretty much the same, in Fed Cup they can talk with the coach all match:o. But at the same time this year the worst ranked player she lost to was Kleybanova I think, so hopefully she can still menage to reach R3:o

That is true, but also she always plays better when she is playing for Serbia same as JJ:worship:
Yes her loses were not like Coin last year ,which is definitely better :lol:
I`m not even hopping that Venus can be upset here,for her to lose before 4R she would probably have to be injured or sick :tape:

spiritedenergy
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:10 AM
That is true, but also she always plays better when she is playing for Serbia same as JJ:worship:
Yes her loses were not like Coin last year ,which is definitely better :lol:
I`m not even hopping that Venus can be upset here,for her to lose before 4R she would probably have to be injured or sick :tape:

maybe we should resort to some vodoo:tape::lol:

InsideOut.
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:09 AM
Watch Ana draw Clijsters in the first round of the US Open.. :rolleyes: Her luck lately is amazing.. :o

I thought we agreed on Maria Elena Camerin. :rolleyes::p

dybbuk
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:16 AM
Well, let's look at it positively. I know nothing about Hradecka so I can't comment, but the 2r should be comfortable, even for Ana on grass, then the 3r you could have either Stosur, who just dumped her coach, or Dokic who has had personal problems in the past couple of weeks. (Maybe Mattek, but she doesn't bother me as much as those two) It's not the nightmare draw we were fearing at least.

Very few scenarios can I see her getting past the 4r though, and they all involve Venus somehow getting injured. But have faith! :cool:

jonnyroyale_13
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:51 AM
The best thing about sports is there is always another chance to do it all over again, and forget about the last one. Here we go again:bounce:, new tournament, new draw, and new hope for Ana to show us something!

At the beginning of this years baseball season, everyone was picking the Chicago Cubs to be the best in the National League.:help: As bad as Ana's slump has been, believe me when i say that the Cubs have been in a slump every bit as awful as Ana's. Through this past wednesday, things couldnt be more disapointing in 2009. Injuries, total crap play, lack of offense, lack of confidence, lack of anything to convince a fan its going to get better.
In my whole lifetime as a fan of this team, the determination ive seen yesterday and today are one of the greatest things ive ever seen in sports. These two wins the last two days remind me of Ana beating Petrova and Vaidisova back to back at 2007 Wimbledon after trailing late in the matches.
Thursday- Heading into the the bottom of the eighth and getting very late, they were down 5 to 1, before pulling off a walkoff win
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5995/thursday.jpg

Today- They were down 7 to nothing through 4 innings and facing a pitcher that won the most prestigious pitching award last season. Not the best way to follow up on the dramatic win from the day before.:help: But they never gave up.
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9168/fridayt.jpg

If the Chicago Cubs can show some life, and break out of it when hope is lost, then so can Ana. Ajde!:boxing:

Horizon
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:57 AM
The fact I haven't heard of R1 opponent can only be a good thing :angel:

InsideOut.
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:02 AM
The fact I haven't heard of R1 opponent can only be a good thing :angel:

I'd never heard of Coin before either.

jonnyroyale_13
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:05 AM
The fact I haven't heard of R1 opponent can only be a good thing :angel:

Id never heard of Ana in the 2006 Montreal final.:tape:

spiritedenergy
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:11 AM
The best thing about sports is there is always another chance to do it all over again, and forget about the last one. Here we go again:bounce:, new tournament, new draw, and new hope for Ana to show us something!

At the beginning of this years baseball season, everyone was picking the Chicago Cubs to be the best in the National League.:help: As bad as Ana's slump has been, believe me when i say that the Cubs have been in a slump every bit as awful as Ana's. Through this past wednesday, things couldnt be more disapointing in 2009. Injuries, total crap play, lack of offense, lack of confidence, lack of anything to convince a fan its going to get better.
In my whole lifetime as a fan of this team, the determination ive seen yesterday and today are one of the greatest things ive ever seen in sports. These two wins the last two days remind me of Ana beating Petrova and Vaidisova back to back at 2007 Wimbledon after trailing late in the matches.
Thursday- Heading into the the bottom of the eighth and getting very late, they were down 5 to 1, before pulling off a walkoff win
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5995/thursday.jpg

Today- They were down 7 to nothing through 4 innings and facing a pitcher that won the most prestigious pitching award last season. Not the best way to follow up on the dramatic win from the day before.:help: But they never gave up.
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9168/fridayt.jpg

If the Chicago Cubs can show some life, and break out of it when hope is lost, then so can Ana. Ajde!:boxing:

:eek: that's some crazy results!:lol: Maybe these results are signs that Ana will do the same...
Venus will be uspet... the first match reflects Ana-JJ QF (both Chicago teams, both Serbian players:p), the second match reflects the final Ana-Serena. Ana will win both in 3 sets thrillers... AJDE!:lol:

Horizon
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:11 AM
I'd never heard of Coin before either.

Id never heard of Ana in the 2006 Montreal final.:tape:
:speakles: :ras: :shout:


My attempt at optimism was immediately thwarted :lol:

jonnyroyale_13
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:12 AM
:eek: that's some crazy results!:lol: Maybe these results are signs that Ana will do the same...
Venus will be uspet... the first match reflects Ana-JJ QF (both Chicago teams, both Serbian players:p), the second match reflects the final Ana-Serena. Ana will win both in 3 sets thrillers... AJDE!:lol:

I like it!:worship: Make it happen Ana:rocker2:

Dexter
Jun 20th, 2009, 09:04 AM
Ana is a better ballbasher with better net skills. Next.used to be.

Midge.
Jun 20th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Havent read the thread, so if i just re-wrote what someone else has already said, ignore it. :p

Now that i've thought about it a bit more, while being drawn in the toughest quarter is a little sucky, playing Venus in the 4th round might be the best thing to happen to Ana and could kick her arse back into action. (speaking hypotetically, she's no cert to make it that far) It would be the first time in 2-3 yrs Ana could go into a match with absolutley zero expectations on her, who seriously is going to expect Ana to roll Venus? Without the pressure and expectations we might see a return of fearless Ana circa 07/08. I hope...

I've also noticed in most of the pre-Wimby write ups ive read, Ana hardly gets a mention anymore. The pressure is starting to relax & the expectations are non-existent. Finally. :worship:

gaviotabr
Jun 20th, 2009, 01:56 PM
Havent read the thread, so if i just re-wrote what someone else has already said, ignore it. :p

Now that i've thought about it a bit more, while being drawn in the toughest quarter is a little sucky, playing Venus in the 4th round might be the best thing to happen to Ana and could kick her arse back into action. (speaking hypotetically, she's no cert to make it that far) It would be the first time in 2-3 yrs Ana could go into a match with absolutley zero expectations on her, who seriously is going to expect Ana to roll Venus? Without the pressure and expectations we might see a return of fearless Ana circa 07/08. I hope...

I've also noticed in most of the pre-Wimby write ups ive read, Ana hardly gets a mention anymore. The pressure is starting to relax & the expectations are non-existent. Finally. :worship:

I don't think this is a factor in Ana's play at all... the pressure she feels comes from within, from what she expects of herself. And I think that has not changed.

gaviotabr
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:11 PM
A funny tidbit.. In an interview with Tim Henman, Ana is mentioned.. :lol:

Who would you rather knock up with Ė Maria Sharapova or Ana Ivanovic? [Exhales dramatically] OK. That is a good question, actually [Finally, it's only taken 26 years]. I'll go Ivanovic.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/jun/19/tim-henman-small-talk-interview

:lol:

Davodus
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:35 PM
^^ he made the right decision :p

jelenacg
Jun 20th, 2009, 05:14 PM
I can`t believe they ask that sort of questions :lol:

Curtos07
Jun 20th, 2009, 08:17 PM
A funny tidbit.. In an interview with Tim Henman, Ana is mentioned.. :lol:



http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/jun/19/tim-henman-small-talk-interview

:lol:

OMG! At least she got mentioned. :lol:

jelenacg
Jun 20th, 2009, 10:27 PM
According to weather forecast it suppose to be sunny and cloudy but with no rain in next two weeks at Wimbledon :rolls::rolls:
That would be so funny ,so much money invested to built a roof and they don`t even get a chance to use it :haha:

gaviotabr
Jun 20th, 2009, 10:33 PM
According to weather forecast it suppose to be sunny and cloudy but with no rain in next two weeks at Wimbledon :rolls::rolls:
That would be so funny ,so much money invested to built a roof and they don`t even get a chance to use it :haha:

Hi Jelena!

I would like to see play with the roof closed at least once.. it seemed interesting in the exhibition!

jelenacg
Jun 20th, 2009, 10:41 PM
Hi Jelena!

I would like to see play with the roof closed at least once.. it seemed interesting in the exhibition!

Izzy :wavey:
Me too.I wonder what are the condition with the roof closed.I think closed roof makes serve even faster :scratch:

gaviotabr
Jun 20th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Izzy :wavey:
Me too.I wonder what are the condition with the roof closed.I think closed roof makes serve even faster :scratch:

The court seemed to be playing a bit faster. The good thing is that there is no wind..

jelenacg
Jun 20th, 2009, 10:46 PM
The court seemed to be playing a bit faster. The good thing is that there is no wind..

I read somewhere that they made court a little bit faster but i`ll have to wait and see .In first rounds the court is always faster than in the end of the tournament

gaviotabr
Jun 20th, 2009, 10:48 PM
I read somewhere that they made court a little bit faster but i`ll have to wait and see .In first rounds the court is always faster than in the end of the tournament

True.. we have to wait and see.. Can't believe Wimbledon is just around the corner.. in no time this season will be over. :lol::help:

jelenacg
Jun 20th, 2009, 10:54 PM
True.. we have to wait and see.. Can't believe Wimbledon is just around the corner.. in no time this season will be over. :lol::help:

:lol::lol:
I don`t think Ana will play on Central court in first rounds.That is not a bad thing if you look at last year :lol: also court 2 and 3 look very nice

The Daviator
Jun 20th, 2009, 11:09 PM
I have a question, now that Ana is outside the top 10, can she play any tournament she wants? I'd kinda like her to play in the Mickey Mouse YEC if she can't play the real one :rolls:

gaviotabr
Jun 20th, 2009, 11:19 PM
I have a question, now that Ana is outside the top 10, can she play any tournament she wants? I'd kinda like her to play in the Mickey Mouse YEC if she can't play the real one :rolls:

I think so yes.. I remember reading that they would review the rankings right before Wimbledon. But Ana hates mickey mouse tournaments.. so unfortunately I think she won't be playing the international level events..

Maybe the Mickey Mouse YEC will give Ana a wild card? :lol::shrug: They can give out 2! :lol:

gaviotabr
Jun 20th, 2009, 11:20 PM
:lol::lol:
I don`t think Ana will play on Central court in first rounds.That is not a bad thing if you look at last year :lol: also court 2 and 3 look very nice

Yes.. I think she will only play on Center Court if she makes it to the 4th round..

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:13 AM
I was watching Ana's QF against Vaidisova in 2007. She had so much fire.. she fought so hard at the end. I want to see that again.. :sobbing:

spiritedenergy
Jun 21st, 2009, 05:10 AM
AjDe AnA!:armed::o

InsideOut.
Jun 21st, 2009, 06:53 AM
I have a question, now that Ana is outside the top 10, can she play any tournament she wants? I'd kinda like her to play in the Mickey Mouse YEC if she can't play the real one :rolls:

I definitely think the organizers will give Ana a wildcard to the YEC of losers the MM queen exhibition Bali. :kiss:

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:59 AM
There is a pic at Adidas' facebook of Ana practising at Wimbledon with Cahill. :D

Mixo
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:09 PM
There is a pic at Adidas' facebook of Ana practising at Wimbledon with Cahill. :D

Are you sure she is Ana? The racket is Yonex but...

jelenacg
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:18 PM
This one?I think it`s Ana
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm23/jelenacg/4974_101344636542801_10000001796364.jpg

Davodus
Jun 21st, 2009, 02:54 PM
definitely ana, and I'm really happy she is working with cahill

he is a great coach

lucky_dumpling
Jun 21st, 2009, 03:46 PM
i thought ana might play tuesday since she's on venus' half. but keothavong mentioned she plays tuesday, and she's on dinara's half. im confused :confused:

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 03:50 PM
i thought ana might play tuesday since she's on venus' half. but keothavong mentioned she plays tuesday, and she's on dinara's half. im confused :confused:

Venus and Dinara are in the same half.. the top half. They are in different quarters. Ana will indeed play tuesday. ;)

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 03:50 PM
Are you sure she is Ana? The racket is Yonex but...

Definitely Ana. She is the only player who uses this blue and lime Yonex.

lucky_dumpling
Jun 21st, 2009, 04:04 PM
Venus and Dinara are in the same half.. the top half. They are in different quarters. Ana will indeed play tuesday. ;)
oh i'm such a :tape:, i thought just one quarter was playing tomorrow, thanks!

Mixo
Jun 21st, 2009, 04:07 PM
Definitely Ana. She is the only player who uses this blue and lime Yonex.

Ok ;)

spiritedenergy
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:42 PM
i lighted a cinnamom candle for Ana... will it work?:unsure::lol:

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:49 PM
i lighted a cinnamom candle for Ana... will it work?:unsure::lol:

Hopefully! Ana needs all the help she can get! :sobbing:

jelenacg
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:51 PM
i lighted a cinnamom candle for Ana... will it work?:unsure::lol:

We`ll see on Tuesday :lol:

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:53 PM
We`ll see on Tuesday :lol:

:sobbing:

I'm getting nervous already!

jelenacg
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:57 PM
:sobbing:

I'm getting nervous already!

Strangely I`m not but i`m exited about watching Wimbledon tomorrow :bounce::lol:

jonnyroyale_13
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:58 AM
Strangely I`m not but i`m exited about watching Wimbledon tomorrow :bounce::lol:

I have to go work in Pennsylvania starting on Tuesday for an unknown period, most likely come home July 2nd, the Thurday before the final. Gonna miss most of the tournament if not all of it.:sad: By the time i get to see the matches it will all be history.:crying2:
Hope its a good tournament though. Last years Wimbledon was about the most boring GS ever imo, from the 3rd round to the semis.:tape: Zheng/Serena SF was okay i guess.

I just found this old picture of Ana, and it cracks me up. I think its from 2006 USopen, but not totally sure.:lol:

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/2791/u1614p6t12d2677998f44dt.jpg

gaviotabr
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:18 AM
Ana was practicing with Kuzzy yesterday. :D Hopefully both are playing better than in Eastbourne.. :lol::help::tape:

I saw it on this link:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article6543198.ece

There is a video player at the side.. in the first video, around 1:15 minute mark. Ana serves, Kuzzy shanks it. Cahill gives Ana another ball. Then they focus on Kuzzy chasing balls and ultimately missing a backhand.

jelenacg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 12:35 PM
Ana was practicing with Kuzzy yesterday. :D Hopefully both are playing better than in Eastbourne.. :lol::help::tape:

I saw it on this link:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article6543198.ece

There is a video player at the side.. in the first video, around 1:15 minute mark. Ana serves, Kuzzy shanks it. Cahill gives Ana another ball. Then they focus on Kuzzy chasing balls and ultimately missing a backhand.

Great :)
I`m watching Robson vs Hantuchova.Laura Robson is talented an feels very comfortable on grass.

DownTheLine21
Jun 22nd, 2009, 01:10 PM
And so it begins. Good luck to Ana. I'm not expecting much, but a small part of me always believes that she'll turn it around at each new tournament.

gaviotabr
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:53 PM
The OOP for tomorrow is out, and Ana plays the last match on Court 4. Is there even a stream for that court? :sobbing:

Court 4 12:00 start

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Nikolay Davydenko(RUS)[12] v. Daniel Evans(GBR)

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Patricia Mayr(AUT) v. Anne Keothavong(GBR)

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Radek Stepanek(CZE)[23] v. Alejandro Falla(COL)

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Lucie Hradecka(CZE) v. Ana Ivanovic(SRB)[13]

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:08 PM
The OOP for tomorrow is out, and Ana plays the last match on Court 4. Is there even a stream for that court? :sobbing:

Gladly yes, but it's so strange to see Ana at court 4.

Of course there's no stream for Maria :rolleyes:

jelenacg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:10 PM
The OOP for tomorrow is out, and Ana plays the last match on Court 4. Is there even a stream for that court? :sobbing:

As far as i know yes :lol: i don`t like the time

Davodus
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:11 PM
why so late?

i strongly despise having exams during wimbledon, lucky all of mine are late afternoon and I am lazy

gaviotabr
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:15 PM
I don't like it being the last match either.. hopefully the matches before wont drag out much..

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:21 PM
I don't like it being the last match either.. hopefully the matches before wont drag out much..

I do like it cause of work. Now I can make it in time!

jelenacg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:23 PM
The good thing is that in those courts play starts one hour earlier

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:35 PM
I like the time:) I'll probably be home when her match starts!
Seeing her on court 4 is strange! She's still ranked No.13 and one of the croud favorites!:o

But whatever! Less people watching, means less pressure on Ana:D Hopefully she won't get too 'excited':scared:

jelenacg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:44 PM
I like the time:) I'll probably be home when her match starts!
Seeing her on court 4 is strange! She's still ranked No.13 and one of the croud favorites!:o

But whatever! Less people watching, means less pressure on Ana:D Hopefully she won't get too 'excited':scared:

There is nothing wrong with Ana playing on court 4
JJ could complain,she is #6 and plays on court3,not to mention that last year she played on court 18 being #2:lol::lol:

Ksenia.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:25 PM
I think what Stoop is wearing atm is Ana's dress? :scratch: looks nice, should be even better on our girl
http://i40.tinypic.com/4qh8yd.jpg

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:30 PM
How dare she wear Ana's dress?:fiery:


Looks good:p

Curtos07
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:39 PM
So I guess this means that there will be no stream.:tears:

dybbuk
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:43 PM
So I guess this means that there will be no stream.:tears:

If ESPN360 works with your internet provider, they will show it.

Ajde Ana. :cool:

jelenacg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:51 PM
I think what Stoop is wearing atm is Ana's dress? :scratch: looks nice, should be even better on our girl
http://i40.tinypic.com/4qh8yd.jpg

Dress looks better on tv than on that photo
I like the dress.Funny thing is that Stoop wears red shorts under the dress :lol:

-NAJ-
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:00 PM
Good luck tomorrow!

looks nice, should be even better on our girl
:)

DownTheLine21
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:04 PM
Court 4. How the mighty have fallen.

spiritedenergy
Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:55 PM
Ajde Anita!:bounce: Good, court 4, no attention or pressure, it's Ana with (against?) herself:D:scared::unsure:

gaviotabr
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:58 PM
Ana has a new diary up.. this is the part that concerns tennis and Wimbledon:

I practised with Svetlana Kuznetsova yesterday and now Iím just looking forward to getting onto the court and competing. I donít know much about my first round opponent Lucie Hradecka, but my coaches will watch her practice and give me some advice on how she plays.

Itís always good to have some idea about your opponentís style of play, but at the same time you should focus more on your own game: if I can play aggressively and impose my game onto my opponent, I have a good chance.


I hope they have already discussed tactics by now.. And that Ana doesn't go into brainless mode early on.. she needs to have a good start.

I like that she practiced with Kuzzy, as I had said before. It's good for her now to practice with other players, rather than only hitting partners.. she can get a better match feeling in practice.

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:08 AM
Ana was practicing with Kuzzy yesterday. :D Hopefully both are playing better than in Eastbourne.. :lol::help::tape:

I saw it on this link:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article6543198.ece

There is a video player at the side.. in the first video, around 1:15 minute mark. Ana serves, Kuzzy shanks it. Cahill gives Ana another ball. Then they focus on Kuzzy chasing balls and ultimately missing a backhand.

which video is of them? The first is the highlight of the Ordina Open final...

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:19 AM
which video is of them? The first is the highlight of the Ordina Open final...

:sobbing:

I can't find it now.. it was the first video when I posted this morning.. called Pre-Wimbledon. But it's nowhere now.. :sobbing:

It was just 10 seconds though..

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:20 AM
:sobbing:

I can't find it now.. it was the first video when I posted this morning.. called Pre-Wimbledon. But it's nowhere now.. :sobbing:

It was just 10 seconds though..

:lol: no problem I trust you:kiss: Ana and Sveta, the 2 cows on grass (and headcases):lol:

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:22 AM
:lol: no problem I trust you:kiss: Ana and Sveta, the 2 cows on grass (and headcases):lol:

:lol::lol:
She said in her new diary that she practiced with Sveta

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:23 AM
:lol: no problem I trust you:kiss: Ana and Sveta, the 2 cows on grass (and headcases):lol:

If it's any consolation.. :lol: Both points they showed Ana won.. :lol:

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:24 AM
:lol::lol:
She said in her new diary that she practiced with Sveta

yeah right, but we know Ana lives in fairytales, she may even say she practices with Alice:lol:

If it's any consolation.. :lol: Both points they showed Ana won.. :lol:

:lol: I guess she ajded even then:lol:

Horizon
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:45 AM
We are so mean to our Ana :(

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:16 AM
yeah right, but we know Ana lives in fairytales, she may even say she practices with Alice:lol:

:haha:

Ajde Ana, please win today :sobbing:

hellas719
Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:57 AM
GL tomorrow!

InsideOut.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:17 AM
Good luck Ana :banana:

God I hate the timing...that'll probably start at like 1 am my time :sobbing:

Ksenia.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:45 AM
won't be able to watch the match :o
good luck Ana :yeah:

The 2nd Law
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:46 AM
Come on Ana - thrash her!

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:53 PM
Dokic out,expected
I only saw a small part of the match when she was cursing in Serbian :lol:

Midge.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 03:02 PM
I hate it when i can't follow her matches, stupid times. :(
Oh dear god plz don't lose this, at least give us 1 win on grass. And for the sake of the people on this forum, no chokes plz. :)
Ajde. :drink:

Ksenia.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 03:06 PM
Just found out that Wimbledon Live has decided to show court 4 instead of 14 today :hearts: means i'll see Ana... don't disappoint girl :p

InsideOut.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 03:57 PM
I'm starting to get nervous :sobbing:

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 03:59 PM
when will she be playing?:unsure::scared:

Ksenia.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 04:05 PM
after Stepanek vs Falla and they've just started

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 04:19 PM
I'm getting SO nervous.. :sobbing:

Ana, please play well and win! :armed:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 23rd, 2009, 04:19 PM
I hope the guys finish quickly! I'm so tired of seing the men serve it out!

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 04:32 PM
after Stepanek vs Falla and they've just started

hopefully sexy will win in three easy sets like Boradenko:o

Ksenia.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:19 PM
I'm getting nervous too :scared:

InsideOut.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:23 PM
Stepanek has just won the first two sets so it should be over soon. :unsure: I'm really getting nervous. Please win, Ana. :sobbing: I don't care how you win, just do it.

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:25 PM
Stepanek just went up two sets to love, so Ana could be on soon :scared: Am so nervous!

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:39 PM
It's 1-all in the 3rd set now! These guys need to hurry the fuck up! I'm super nervous:scared:

Polikarpov
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:53 PM
I can barely grip the mouse properly because my palms are so sweaty. It's ridiculous. I think this is the most nervous I've been before Ana's matches.

Mixo
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:55 PM
Stepanek 5-1* Falla



Here we go, Ana. Ajde!

InsideOut.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:57 PM
Mixo remember not to jinx Ana by saying 'she will win' or whatever OK? Just this time, please! :help:

Here we go.

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:59 PM
I'm NERVOUS:scared: Can't wait to see her play!

Mixo
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:02 PM
Mixo remember not to jinx Ana by saying 'she will win' or whatever OK? Just this time, please! :help:

Here we go.

Hahahahahahh ok, JUST THIS TIME.

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:09 PM
it should start now:unsure:

Ksenia.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:25 PM
i can't believe she won it :worship: saved 2 mps :scared: Ana :inlove:

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:27 PM
vs Dechy it started, vs Hradecka will end. Thankd God:sobbing:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:28 PM
Ana is the fvcking GOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe she won this today!
She wasted her MP, saved match points and won!

She fought out there! She didn't choke! She didn't give up!

Yes, it was UGLY, but so what!? SHE WON!!!!

OMFG:sobbing:

Ana, your amazing:worship:

I'm so exhausted now, but so happy she won this! OMFG!:sobbing:

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:28 PM
I`m shaking :hysteric::hysteric::lol:
Ana you suck :mad: And i fucking love you :lol:
But the important thing is that she finally won a three setter :bounce::bounce:
I thought i would die after she wasted a MP but finally showed some mental strenght saving Mps
This can be could be good for the future everything else except her serve was awful
Also Ana please relax more
I wont to cry now:lol::lol::lol:

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:33 PM
I'm so happy right now!

This was winning ugly.. but hey.. it was needed. I think this is going to be good for Ana.. after such a long time, she fought so hard.. she really earned it. Got past a few chokes in the first and third sets to win. And the whole crowd was supporting her.

:bounce:

InsideOut.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:34 PM
OMG. Second time she's saved MPs this year. :hearts: What a way to save them, off winners :inlove: Crush Errani now! Please :sobbing:

Davodus
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:34 PM
i didn't think she played that bad to be honest :shrug: hradecka was on fire, and ana served ok minus the toss

now, time to deal with the worlds biggest scrub errani

mure
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:37 PM
Did you see the way she saved those two mps?That's the way she should have played the whole game,not this passive shit these so called adidas experts are teachin her.

Ana,dump your coaches,they're clueless..follow your instics!

Dave.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:40 PM
Phew!!!!

-NAJ-
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:41 PM
Important win.

She saved 2 MP's . Great job!!!

errani is next.

BackSpin
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:41 PM
Great I think she has potential she really wasn't playing bad but Hradecka raised to the occasion. Come on Ana win it all:drool::kiss::hearts::bounce:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:42 PM
Did you see the way she saved those two mps?That's the way she should have played the whole game,not this passive shit these so called adidas experts are teachin her.

Ana,dump your coaches,they're clueless..follow your instics!

I don't think so! Just think about how aggressive she played prior to her slump! The only reason why she plays so passive at times is her total lack of confidence! But on MP she just went for it:drool:

The moment her confidence level rises she will get back to her old game:)

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:45 PM
She is passive bc she has no confidence not bc of her coaches
But to be honest Ana always has problems with returning serves on grass and this cow was serving like mad :lol::lol:
But we avoided another Coin lost which is very good for the future :worship::worship:
One thing that worries my all her FH are with spin no flat FH at all:confused:
But her serve was good a few bad ball tosses but very good serve

mure
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:48 PM
yes the topsin fh too..the results of hangin out too much with particular greasy haired spaniards..

Horizon
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:48 PM
I'm dead :)

But congrats Ana. :D

Please an easy win on thursday, and if not, an easy loss :sobbing: No more MPs.

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:49 PM
I don't drink alcohol, but tonight I might make an exception, cos I need something! :sobbing:

What a match and result, this makes up for the horrible Rome/Eastbourne meltdowns, she would have been devastated with this loss, and how she choked, but she saved the mps and kept the 1st round streak alive :worship:

I'm sure she'll beat Errani too :banana: She'll probably lose to Sammy, but I don't care :lol:

Dexter
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:49 PM
She ain't going down in 1r of a GS, isn't she? :lol: Love the drama, but I hated the kind of tennis Ana was producing for most of this match. Also she needs to thank Lucie for having a meltdown in the 2nd, it was a real freefall. I was surprised she actually fought in the 3rd, but nowadays girls just know that you just need to hang in there with Ivanović and you've got more than a half of a chance to win.
What a relief, phew. But she ain't going far with this toss.

MarieC
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:50 PM
I like the fight that Ana showed. She could have easily crumbled after she lost her match point, but she fought back. Hopefully she builds on that.

That ball toss though :banghead:

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:53 PM
yes the topsin fh too..the results of hangin out too much with particular greasy haired spaniards..

:lol::lol:
But no,you use spin when you want to play a safe game

VIKA?
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:54 PM
What a match:lol::inlove:

well done Ana:yeah:

Mistress of Evil
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:59 PM
Great effort, Ana!!!

DownTheLine21
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:06 PM
I'm so happy right now!

This was winning ugly.. but hey.. it was needed. I think this is going to be good for Ana.. after such a long time, she fought so hard.. she really earned it. Got past a few chokes in the first and third sets to win. And the whole crowd was supporting her.

:bounce:

I completely agree. I'm so proud of Ana. Winning a tight three-setter (after losing the first set, no less!) and even saving MPs along the way. It's been a while.

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:15 PM
FYI, this would never have happened in the purple/blue mess :angel:

She looked :inlove:

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:19 PM
FYI, this would never have happened in the purple/blue mess :angel:

She looked :inlove:

Yes i totally forgot to mention her dress :lol:
She looked so good :hearts::hearts::hearts:

Dexter
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:22 PM
FYI, this would never have happened in the purple/blue mess :angel:

She looked :inlove:I :inlove: that dress. Best Wimbledon one she's ever had.

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:24 PM
Did you see how she walked out of court with security :lol: So many people around her
She maybe #13 but she is still a star :lol: :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:31 PM
Thank the god the purple/blue mess is gone:angel:

I like the way Ana hung on to this match. Usually Ana would have collapsed after she got broken for 5-all, but she fought until the end and luckily won this match.

bruce goose
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:32 PM
yes the topsin fh too..the results of hangin out too much with particular greasy haired spaniards..Mure:worship:...greasy quitters are always a bad influence;)....AJDE,Ana!Way to come through in the clutch:D....A springboard to better things,we hope:angel:

DownTheLine21
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:45 PM
I finally watched the rest of the match. Great playing in the last two and half games.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:50 PM
I'm so glad she won. With all the losses I was still confident.
Maybe Wimbledon won't be great, but at least get to the 3rd round.
I'm always so tough and can watch her matches through the end.
This time I shutdown the livestream at 5-7 6-2 1-2 15-30.
I really couldn't watch anymore. I saw it all happening again. Radwanska and Petrova right before my eyes is really enough.
I just asked Isa to give me the score afterwards.

Now I know what I missed, but I'm not sure I could survive that.
Dexter didn't want to watch RG 2008 final. This day I had that same feeling.

So proud that Ana still made it.
The nerves and the lack of confidence almost killed her here.
I really hope this survival did her something good.

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 10:21 PM
I don`t remember when was the last time she was not nerves during the match :tape:She needs to gain some belief in herself so i`m hoping this match will help her a little bit
But also credits to this girl Lucie bc she served so well and hit the ball hard and flat which Ana doesn`t like
But Ana needs to stop being too passive and go for her shots,i don`t remember seeing any FH parallel and all those spins :help: :help:Spins are not good for the grass
On the other hand she hit some shots Lucie can`t only dream on doing.That BH smash,short FH diagonal with a lot of spin...
Grass is clearly not her surface but she needs to take it one match at the time =baby steps and slowly gain confidence
I think she cursed a few times during the match,not loudly but i could read from her lips :lol::lol:

During Eastbourne i guess,funny video but they will probably remove it soon,so no point of posting it in videos thread
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/8110310.stm

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 10:50 PM
I've calmed down a bit.. so.. my thoughts on the match.

First of all, credits to Hradecka. She played out of her mind. The only point I thought she actually screwd up was that smash on BP in the middle of the second set.. apart from that, she was playing top notch tennis.. hitting some awesome serves, and great forehands and backhands. Both very flat and hard. She played better than other players who won today, to be honest..

Now on to Ana. She has absolutely no confidence. She was not going for her flat forehands, or flat backhands (less common, but she does hit them sometimes). She was also not coming to the net at the right moments.. aften she had a point won and Lucie would get to it and send a lob back.. instead of moving foward, she would just wait, let it drop and hit again. She should take more balls out of the air with drive volleys. Also.. often she reversed to completely pushing. Ana is a terrible pusher.. there are players who can win with this kind of game, who are great pushers.. Ana is not one of them.. her balls just land short and loopy, waiting for the opponent to crush. It happened a lot in this match, including Ana's first MP at *5-4. Ana's movement is just not good enough to embrace the pusher's game.. and today she looked especially slow to get to some shots.. I guess she is still trying to adapt to the grass, and has never been a great mover on the surface. She also made some stupid errors... but well, that's normal. The serve was good when she had the right toss... the thing is she had the bad toss at least twice a game.. :help: She needs serious work on that.. and I guess it's directly related to her nerves.. she once again looked nervous and lost at times, especially in the first set. When she started to pump herself up more with the idemos and ajdes, she actually looked to be more into the match to me. I don't care what the haters say, Ana needs to pump herself up... it's not abut the opponent, it's about herself.. to keep focused. She did have some nice points, like the last 2 games and that BH overhead in the first set.. that is an extremely hard shot to make.

Last.. There were many bad line calls in this match. And most against Ana. She needs to know how to block it, but she obviously still gets affected by it more often than not. That ball she hit at 30-15 *5-4 in the third did indeed look smack on the line.. it would set up double match point.. instead it was called out and she double faulted.

Ah! Next is Sara Errani, who is an italian.. Ana doesn't lose to italians, as we know it.. :p I think she will get at least one more win. I hope this match actually helps her though.. there had been quite a while that I had not seen Ana fight so hard.. a month ago she would have gone bonkers after missing the MP at *5-4 and lost the match 5-7. It was quite good to see she still has that fire in her. I hope her coaches uses this to make her get more conviction in herself, and also push her to play better next time.

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:12 PM
Errani hasn't got a big serve or hard, flat strokes, so Ana should be ok.

When she got her toss right, her serve was amazing I thought, the best I've seen it in ages, unfortunately there were millions of awful tosses :o

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:17 PM
i'm calmer now too... OMG if Ana had lost i don't know what I would have done:scared::lol:

Anyone has the match? I stopped after the 1st set, it was unbearable...:help::lol:

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:19 PM
About the next match... I hope she wins, but it was important to keep her 1st round streak alive... especially after having lost in Eastbourne in the 1st round...

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:20 PM
i'm calmer now too... OMG if Ana had lost i don't know what I would have done:scared::lol:

Anyone has the match? I stopped after the 1st set, it was unbearable...:help::lol:

Oh! You barely watched it then! :p

I hope someone uploads it soon..

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:22 PM
About the next match... I hope she wins, but it was important to keep her 1st round streak alive... especially after having lost in Eastbourne in the 1st round...

Yes.. it was a very important win today.

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:23 PM
Izzy as always :yeah:
We all know her movement on grass is not the best but today it had more to do with the fact that she was nerves.Like when you are afraid you freeze ,you legs don`t move and they are heavy :help:I saw her more that once hitting her legs bc she was not satisfied with the movement
I thought she served well,a few bad ball tosses as always but most of the time she served well imo maybe i`m wrong
And i also agree that she needs to pump herself up :worship::lol:
This match was hard for the first round match but she made it hard.When she broke in first set she should have held her serve and we wouldn`t have all this drama.This match also showed and i always knew that she has problems with ROS on grass
But in the end i`m very very happy she won no matter of the score bc i`m sick of all these unknown players who become famous defeating Ana :fiery::fiery:
Lucie smash in second set on BP :haha: even Ana was laughing :lol:

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:24 PM
Oh! You barely watched it then! :p

I hope someone uploads it soon..

i was dying... i stopped watching and just looked at the scoreboard... I had feeling Ana would win, but after the first set and 4-4 second set i lost my conviction and just started praying:lol:

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:28 PM
i'm calmer now too... OMG if Ana had lost i don't know what I would have done:scared::lol:

Anyone has the match? I stopped after the 1st set, it was unbearable...:help::lol:

Coward :lol::lol:
When she lost her serve while serving for the match,i think part of me died in that moment :lol:
When she was serving for the match the second time our commentator said `Ana please focus , play point by point `:lol:I was thinking the same thing :lol:

Curtos07
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:32 PM
I think I need a cardeologist with me while watching Ana matches. She never makes it easy on your heart. :lol: Not a great match from Ana, but a win is a win and I am just happy she was able to pull through. :) She Good luck in the next round Ana!

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:33 PM
Izzy as always :yeah:
We all know her movement on grass is not the best but today it had more to do with the fact that she was nerves.Like when you are afraid you freeze ,you legs don`t move and they are heavy :help:I saw her more that once hitting her legs bc she was not satisfied with the movement
I thought she served well,a few bad ball tosses as always but most of the time she served well imo maybe i`m wrong
And i also agree that she needs to pump herself up :worship::lol:
This match was hard for the first round match but she made it hard.When she broke in first set she should have held her serve and we wouldn`t have all this drama.This match also showed and i always knew that she has problems with ROS on grass
But in the end i`m very very happy she won no matter of the score bc i`m sick of all these unknown players who become famous defeating Ana :fiery::fiery:
Lucie smash in second set on BP :haha: even Ana was laughing :lol:

Completely agreed Jelena!

She was so nervous.. I really don't know why she gets this nervous in matches.. it's not like it's the first time she has ever played Wimbledon.. And Ana does have some trouble returning.. sometimes she tries to take a full swing.. and most times all she needs to do is just block it back.

I was watching it with Ben.. we were going crazy with Ana.. shouting on msn, "ANA FOCUS!!" :lol:

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:37 PM
Coward :lol::lol:
When she lost her serve while serving for the match,i think part of me died in that moment :lol:
When she was serving for the match the second time our commentator said `Ana please focus , play point by point `:lol:I was thinking the same thing :lol:

I know:angel::lol: But it also exactly coincided with the lunch break, I'm not alone in my room so after the lunch break i had to stop the livestream. I kept a page on the scoreboard then, and while I was praying I tried to do it quietly but I think people thought I'm crazy, praying in front of an excel sheet:lol:

jelenacg
Jun 24th, 2009, 12:03 AM
Completely agreed Jelena!

She was so nervous.. I really don't know why she gets this nervous in matches.. it's not like it's the first time she has ever played Wimbledon.. And Ana does have some trouble returning.. sometimes she tries to take a full swing.. and most times all she needs to do is just block it back.

I was watching it with Ben.. we were going crazy with Ana.. shouting on msn, "ANA FOCUS!!" :lol:

:lol::lol:
I watched with my bf first and second set and then he had to leave.He kept cursing Lucie and saying what`s with people playing out of their minds against Serbian players:lol:.When Lucie was serving second serve he always cheered for her to make DF and to tighten up on crucial point :lol::lol: