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InsideOut.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 09:36 AM
She's not going to be playing that many matches, so one thread should do it. :tape:

gaviotabr
Sep 2nd, 2009, 09:53 AM
:sobbing:

I was in a state of anesthesia yesterday.. I'm hurt today.. ugh..

HowardH
Sep 2nd, 2009, 11:29 AM
:sobbing:

I was in a state of anesthesia yesterday.. I'm hurt today.. ugh..

:hug: It's still the same day for me. :sad: I suppose it feels different after you sleep on it.

The 2nd Law
Sep 2nd, 2009, 11:45 AM
Oh Ana ...

Just do whatever makes you happy now, Anci :)

Mixo
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:00 PM
Are we going to send her the letter finally? I think we all want to say some things to our beloved girl xD

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:06 PM
:sobbing:

I was in a state of anesthesia yesterday.. I'm hurt today.. ugh..

:sad:
I had my top 3 favourites lose, and 2 7-6 in the third :sad: it really stings, I can't get over it :sobbing:

Horizon
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:07 PM
Tennis sucks :(

Orbis
Sep 3rd, 2009, 06:41 PM
Do your best for the rest of the year, Ana.

Reckoner
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:09 PM
I was thinking recently that I haven't been following tennis much this year. Then I remembered why.

I really think this will do Ana some great. Absolutely no expectations can only do her a world of better.

gaviotabr
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:42 PM
Ana tells us about the rest of the season:

Short break, then onto Asia / September 03, 2009
It's no secret that this is the most difficult time of my career so far. Losing in the first round of the US Open hurt a great deal, I can tell you that.

I feel mentally exhausted. This season has been very difficult in terms of my health and form: even though I'm in great shape in terms of my stamina and speed, I've been picking up so many small injuries. Just when I felt like I was close to getting back into my rhythm, I would feel pain in a new place, and then I'd feel like I'm starting all over again.

It's obviously affected my confidence and I've overanalysed it too, and let if affect me far too much - not just the injuries, but my desire to get back to the top.

I feel like I haven't had a proper break in such a long time. Now I think the best thing to do is to take a week or two off, to totally switch off from tennis, and come back refreshed for my next tournament, which is in Tokyo at the end of the month.

After that I will play in Beijing: they're two big tournaments, so there is still a lot to play for. It would be great to end the season on a high, going into next year.

Thanks a lot for all your messages of suport. It has been very touching to read them in the past couple of days. At the same time, I would like you all to know that I am fine! Of course, I am very disappointed, but I am really optimistic for the future too!

At last she is being a bit honest and open.. I can only hope this is a wake up call for her, and she uses it to make herself stronger. I also hope she finishes the year on a better note than this awful loss.

jelenacg
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:50 PM
Ana tells us about the rest of the season:



At last she is being a bit honest and open.. I can only hope this is a wake up call for her, and she uses it to make herself stronger. I also hope she finishes the year on a better note than this awful loss.

I didn`t expect that :eek:
At the same time, I would like you all to know that I am fine! :awww::awww:
I want to give her a hug :hug::hug: :sad:

gaviotabr
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:56 PM
I didn`t expect that :eek:
At the same time, I would like you all to know that I am fine! :awww::awww:
I want to give her a hug :hug::hug: :sad:

Me too! :sobbing:

:hug:

The Daviator
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:56 PM
Anci :hug:

Mixo
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:07 PM
Lovely girl, she's worried about her fans :hug:


And, fortunately, you were right, gaviota!! ;) They got the quotes from the post game presser. What a bunch of idiots these journalist and us (the ones who believe them, of course, not you :lol:)

gaviotabr
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:12 PM
Lovely girl, she's worried about her fans :hug:


And, fortunately, you were right, gaviota!! ;) They got the quotes from the post game presser. What a bunch of idiots these journalist and us (the ones who believe them, of course, not you :lol:)

:p

:tape::help::lol:

Curtos07
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:30 PM
The press loves making headlines to grab your attention. Whether it's true or not. :rolleyes: A least it's all settled now. Ana's diary was fantastic! I feel for the girl. I just want to give her a big hug. :hug:

gaviotabr
Sep 5th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Some mourning.. Such a pity that Ana had to suck so much this year. The level of tennis has been really poor all year, and she has wasted a huge number of opportunities. I believe next year will be much stronger.. and much harder to be top 10 and win the big titles.. Clijsters and Sharapova back.. it seems Henin will be back as well.. :sobbing:

Balltossovic
Sep 6th, 2009, 09:25 PM
OMG I had to watch Dinara go out just like Ana:bigcry:

3'rd set tie break and she loses after having 3 match points:sobbing: and a second serve on the last match point:bigcry:

jelenacg
Sep 14th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Well US Open is over thank God :o
Ana will play Tokyo that starts 27.09 .Ana lost to Petrova in R2 last year :rolleyes:
What can I say looking for another R1 lost
Ajde :bounce::bounce:

Curtos07
Sep 14th, 2009, 03:25 PM
A quarter finals appearance in either Tokyo or Beijing would be delightful. Lets end this season on somewhat of a high note. :)

lucky_dumpling
Sep 14th, 2009, 04:44 PM
hey you guys, i know its not in her schedule, but isnt ana defending her title in linz? (not that she's gonna be able to do that if ever :tape:, but just wondering)

i mean if she decides to play there its possible right? linz comes right after beijing which is supposedly her last stop.

gaviotabr
Sep 14th, 2009, 04:48 PM
hey you guys, i know its not in her schedule, but isnt ana defending her title in linz? (not that she's gonna be able to do that if ever :tape:, but just wondering)

i mean if she decides to play there its possible right? linz comes right after beijing which is supposedly her last stop.

No.. Ana can't play Linz. She didn't enter and Radwanska did. Only 1 top ten player (they consider 2008 year end ranking) is allowed to play it. So Ana can't, even if she suddenly decided she wanted.

lucky_dumpling
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:07 PM
^i see. so that means ana'll be losing a huge chunk of points since she isnt defending?

jelenacg
Sep 14th, 2009, 07:11 PM
^i see. so that means ana'll be losing a huge chunk of points since she isnt defending?

Ana doesn`t feel like playing right now :rolleyes:
She will probably fall to #20 when she loses all of her points and doesn`t gain any :rolleyes:
I could say i hate this but meh ,i got used to her slumping.The same goes for Ana she is also used to this slump/early exits and everything :tape::tape:
No news about her new coach :tape::tape: I guess they are waiting for December to find her someone and start preparation.
Who cares about that shameful serve/ball toss anyway :o:o

soul
Sep 14th, 2009, 08:00 PM
It is true that it is a tough year; what we say from now on will be useless.Everything has been told; everybody told but nothing has changed so far....
I think the season of this year is over considering two tournaments and Ana' performance.
Let's hope for a big season in 2010.

gaviotabr
Sep 14th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Ana doesn`t feel like playing right now :rolleyes:
She will probably fall to #20 when she loses all of her points and doesn`t gain any :rolleyes:
I could say i hate this but meh ,i got used to her slumping.The same goes for Ana she is also used to this slump/early exits and everything :tape::tape:
No news about her new coach :tape::tape: I guess they are waiting for December to find her someone and start preparation.
Who cares about that shameful serve/ball toss anyway :o:o

I'm not even sure she will get a new coach for the off season.. :rolleyes:

InsideOut.
Sep 15th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Looking forward to winning a few games in Tokyo. :bounce:

gaviotabr
Sep 15th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Looking forward to winning a few games in Tokyo. :bounce:

:lol:

gaviotabr
Sep 15th, 2009, 10:21 PM
It seems adidas took Ana out of the promo windows in US stores.. I wonder how much money she is losing this season over all this slump.

Isha312
Sep 16th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Doesn't she have to renew her adidas contract this year? I remember them thinking she was gonna get signed for $100 million :lol: I don't think so anymore.

AstuteLearner8
Sep 16th, 2009, 02:51 AM
It seems adidas took Ana out of the promo windows in US stores.. I wonder how much money she is losing this season over all this slump.

Maybe her contract expired? :shrug: I was quite bummed out when they removed her picture from the adidas Santa Monica store, it was huge! :lol::tears:

jelenacg
Sep 16th, 2009, 06:17 PM
Well Ana has been slumping all year with no intention of stopping.So i would say it`s a wise decision especially now when they have Dinara,Caro and Oudin who must be huge in USA
I totally forgot her contract expires this year.I also heard Murray will join Adidas so maybe she won`t be with Adidas anymore,who knows

I would like her to stay with Adidas but if she changes please just don`t chose some chinese brand bc of the money please :o:o:rolleyes:

mure
Sep 16th, 2009, 06:49 PM
No Adidas=No Sven :woohoo:



I would like her to stay with Adidas but if she changes please just don`t chose some chinese brand bc of the money please

Li Ning is a good company.i like their t shirts and their logo..

gaviotabr
Sep 16th, 2009, 09:33 PM
That Darren Hovell article about Ana's contract with Adidas said that Adidas was willing to pay her some big money if she renewed right away, though they would not pay her as much as Ana's management wanted, which was 100 million for a lifetime contract. Adidas was willing to pay around 65 million for that, as long as Ana resigned with 1 year in advance.

I remeber when JJ's contract with Anta was announced there was an article that said that Ana had been approached by Li Ning, but that in the end she had chosen an early renew of her contract with Adidas. I think that is true.. I guess we will get confirmation at the end of the year..

jelenacg
Sep 16th, 2009, 09:48 PM
That Darren Hovell article about Ana's contract with Adidas said that Adidas was willing to pay her some big money if she renewed right away, though they would not pay her as much as Ana's management wanted, which was 100 million for a lifetime contract. Adidas was willing to pay around 65 million for that, as long as Ana resigned with 1 year in advance.

I remeber when JJ's contract with Anta was announced there was an article that said that Ana had been approached by Li Ning, but that in the end she had chosen an early renew of her contract with Adidas. I think that is true.. I guess we will get confirmation at the end of the year..

Ok so you think Ana already renewed her contract but they will announce it at the end of the year
We complain about her outfits and everything but Adidas and Nike are the best imo
I know i might be snob but i really don`t like Li Ning or Anta :tape:
I`m not sure about Li Ning but Anta shoes are a disgrace :help::help:
100 milions is too much but i guess you always ask for more,it is negotiation after all :lol::lol:

gaviotabr
Sep 16th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Ok so you think Ana already renewed her contract but they will announce it at the end of the year
We complain about her outfits and everything but Adidas and Nike are the best imo
I know i might be snob but i really don`t like Li Ning or Anta :tape:
I`m not sure about Li Ning but Anta shoes are a disgrace :help::help:
100 milions is too much but i guess you always ask for more,it is negotiation after all :lol::lol:

Hi Jelena! :wavey:

I don't know.. I'm just writing about what I have read. I guess we will have news at the end of the year. I also don't like Li Ning or Anta. The shoes are really bad, and shoes are a big part of the sport, to prevent injuries and assure confort.

jelenacg
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Hi Jelena! :wavey:

I don't know.. I'm just writing about what I have read. I guess we will have news at the end of the year. I also don't like Li Ning or Anta. The shoes are really bad, and shoes are a big part of the sport, to prevent injuries and assure confort.

Hi Izzy :wavey:
Shoes are the most important thing imo,dress can`t affect your game but bad shoes can
Injuries ,blisters :tape: And i remember JJ saying she felt like her feet were burning during some match at AO ,bad shoes :tape::tape:

Mixo
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:10 PM
She should sign for Asics and play with Beatrix Kiddo's yellow Onitsuka Tiger. The best shoes ever seen. :worship: :worship: :lol:


Actually, I dont really care about if Ana wears Adidas, Nike, or a chinese brand while she plays good and win. :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Hi Izzy :wavey:
Shoes are the most important thing imo,dress can`t affect your game but bad shoes can
Injuries ,blisters :tape: And i remember JJ saying she felt like her feet were burning during some match at AO ,bad shoes :tape::tape:

Agreed. And Ana can't deal with these things.. any minor injury or any disconfort takes away all her concentration and focus.

jelenacg
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:17 PM
She should sign for Asics and play with Beatrix Kiddo's yellow Onitsuka Tiger. The best shoes ever seen. :worship: :worship: :lol:


Actually, I dont really care about if Ana wears Adidas, Nike, or a chinese brand while she plays good and win. :rolleyes:

The ones Uma Thurman wore in Kill Bill :lol::lol:
I like them

jelenacg
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Agreed. And Ana can't deal with these things.. any minor injury or any disconfort takes away all her concentration and focus.

You mean it could take that little concentration and focus she has :lol:
Btw you should see some title in our paper with the picture of Ana and Adam holding hands `Love more important than tennis `:lol::lol::tape:

gaviotabr
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:25 PM
You mean it could take that little concentration and focus she has :lol:
Btw you should see some title in our paper with the picture of Ana and Adam holding hands `Love more important than tennis `:lol::lol::tape:

I feel no pity for Ana related to this. If she wants to be taken seriously, than don't lose in the first round and go shopping with the boyfriend the next day.. it will always lead to these articles.

spiritedenergy
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:27 PM
I feel no pity for Ana related to this. If she wants to be taken seriously, than don't lose in the first round and go shopping with the boyfriend the next day.. it will always lead to these articles.

i agree, or at least try not to be seen:rolleyes:

jelenacg
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:38 PM
I feel no pity for Ana related to this. If she wants to be taken seriously, than don't lose in the first round and go shopping with the boyfriend the next day.. it will always lead to these articles.

They also didn`t say anything that wasn`t true :o :o
Everything is a distraction from tennis and everything is more important than tennis right now :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:43 PM
They also didn`t say anything that wasn`t true :o :o
Everything is a distraction from tennis and everything is more important than tennis right now :rolleyes:

Yes..

And what is worse.. she thinks that's what she needs.. distractions.. and ends up just pushing tennis away and getting no joy out of it.

Balltossovic
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Come on guys she has to have a life:lol:. If she spends two weeks mourning a first round loss that's not going to help her psyche either:shrug: It can't be ALL tennis all the time. She has to have more in her life. Maybe if she spends some time away from it. She'll learn to love it again. Cause it certainly doesn't look like she's loving it now:sobbing:

Balltossovic
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Yes..

And what is worse.. she thinks that's what she needs.. distractions.. and ends up just pushing tennis away and getting no joy out of it.
I think distractions are exactly what she needs right now.

gaviotabr
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:18 PM
I think distractions are exactly what she needs right now.

See.. I used to think so.. now I think it's just another excuse to push tennis away. She is obviously fighting internal battles.. she thinks she is obssessing too much about tennis and pushes it away. But that prevents her from focusing on the game, to enjoy it.. at the same time it doesn't allow her to disconnect either.

What she needs is to face her problems, and figure out this fight she is having with herself. The sooner she faces it, instead of running away, the sooner she will feel better about everything.

Balltossovic
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:20 PM
Well the thing is she can't face her problems if she does not know what they are. Some time away might help her figure them out. She's not going anywhere they way things are now so it's time to shake things up.

gaviotabr
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:29 PM
Well the thing is she can't face her problems if she does not know what they are. Some time away might help her figure them out. She's not going anywhere they way things are now so it's time to shake things up.

I was the first to come and say.. Ana, take the rest of the season off.

But thinking about it, I'm not sure the time away would make her realize any of her problems. Maybe it will just make her feel happier without tennis, which is the effect I think the time off had on her after Wimbledon.

But anyway.. she will have 3 whole months after Beijing. And that's the biggest off season she ever had.

Balltossovic
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Well let's wait and see what happens next year. Every major tennis star has had at least one time during their career where things went to hell. Most of them bounce back. Hopefully Ana will too:)

jelenacg
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Come on guys she has to have a life:lol:. If she spends two weeks mourning a first round loss that's not going to help her psyche either:shrug: It can't be ALL tennis all the time. She has to have more in her life. Maybe if she spends some time away from it. She'll learn to love it again. Cause it certainly doesn't look like she's loving it now:sobbing:

I have nothing against Ana having a life outside the tennis ,i`m all for it :)
I think she has to be honest with herself .She doesn`t feel like playing tennis fine don`t play ,take a 1 or 2 months break and return with the desire for playing
But no, she is taking small breaks that don`t help her just hurt her.Are these 2 weeks going to change anything?I don`t think so :rolleyes::rolleyes:
If you want a great success in life you can`t do things half way .Or take a long break or play tennis ,don`t do things half way just to feel better about yourself
And besides she had many many small/long breaks during whole season.What do you think she has done after every lost this year??
I could bet she didn`t go on the court to practice

gaviotabr
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:38 PM
I have nothing against Ana having a life outside the tennis ,i`m all for it :)
I think she has to be honest with herself .She doesn`t feel like playing tennis fine don`t play ,take a 1 or 2 months break and return with the desire for playing
But no, she is taking small breaks that don`t help her just hurt her.Are these 2 weeks going to change anything?I don`t think so :rolleyes::rolleyes:
If you want a great success in life you can`t do things half way .Or take a long break or play tennis ,don`t do things half way just to feel better about yourself
And besides she had many many small/long break during whole season.What do you think she has done after every lost this year??
I could bet she didn`t go on the co to practice

100% agreed.

Ana just played 37 matches this season. She had plenty of time off... :rolleyes: This is the least she has played since... ever? :rolleyes:

Balltossovic
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:40 PM
I have nothing against Ana having a life outside the tennis ,i`m all for it :)
I think she has to be honest with herself .She doesn`t feel like playing tennis fine don`t play ,take a 1 or 2 months break and return with the desire for playing
But no, she is taking small breaks that don`t help her just hurt her.Are these 2 weeks going to change anything?I don`t think so :rolleyes::rolleyes:
If you want a great success in life you can`t do things half way .Or take a long break or play tennis ,don`t do things half way just to feel better about yourself
And besides she had many many small/long breaks during whole season.What do you think she has done after every lost this year??
I could bet she didn`t go on the court to practice
But most of the events she "came back" and played were mandatory right? I'm not too familiar with the "roadmap":lol:

But like I said maybe the new season will be better:sad:

Curtos07
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:41 PM
I guess I have to disagree here. Maybe I am blinded by passion and a bit delusional but I don't think Ana has decided that tennis is no longer her top priority. I think it's a little unfair to take a few pics of her shopping with her boyfriend and assume from that, that love is more important than tennis to her as the media always seems to do. What is she supposed to do, not have any kind of life outside of tennis? As long as she balances out her personal life and professional life, it's ok. I honestly do believe Ana has done that and is capable of doing that. Most players have a BF or GF and probably have done the same thing, but because Ana's relationships always seems to be more public (not because Ana wants it to be), her love life gets more attention and therefore makes it an easy target for the media to blame it on her struggles and come to the conclusion that she is putting love over tennis.

The problem with Ana isn't that she hasn't been focusing enough on tennis, it's that she's focusing too much about it and therefore thinking too much about it which has contributed to her current mental situation. She's a mess up in the head and I think it's better for her to get away from the game for a month like she is doing now and recollect her thoughts and refresh her mind. I honestly believe she needs a serious break, just like many experts has suggested. None of us honestly can comprehend what she is going through emotionally and mentally right now or what she really is thinking. I just feel very bad for her. :sad: That's just my own personal opinion, but I can understand the rest of your guys opinion as well because I had similar thoughts before too I will admit. I just hope everything works out in the end. This is too depressing. :sobbing:

Balltossovic
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:43 PM
I guess I have to disagree here. Maybe I am blinded by passion and a bit delusional but I don't think Ana has decided that tennis is no longer her top priority. I think it's a little unfair to take a few pics of her shopping with her boyfriend and assume from that, that love is more important than tennis to her as the media always seems to do. What is she supposed to do, not have any kind of life outside of tennis? As long as she balances out her personal life and professional life, it's ok. I honestly do believe Ana has done that and is capable of doing that. Most players have a BF or GF and probably have done the same thing, but because Ana's relationships always seems to be more public (not because Ana wants it to be), her love life gets more attention and therefore makes it an easy target for the media to blame it on her struggles and come to the conclusion that she is putting love over tennis.

The problem with Ana isn't that she hasn't been focusing enough on tennis, it's that she's focusing too much about it and therefore thinking too much about it which has contributed to her current mental situation. She's a mess up in the head and I think it's better for her to get away from the game for a month like she is doing now and recollect her thoughts and refresh her mind. I honestly believe she needs a serious break, just like many experts has suggested. None of us honestly can comprehend what she is going through emotionally and mentally right now or what she really is thinking. I just feel very bad for her. :sad: That's just my own personal opinion, but I can understand the rest of your guys opinion as well because I had similar thoughts before too I will admit. I just hope everything works out in the end. This is too depressing. :sobbing:

Gosh you summed up my thought exactly:lol:


I know how you feel:hug:

gaviotabr
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:44 PM
But like I said maybe the new season will be better:sad:

We can only hope.. it won't take long to see what we can expect from 2010. Brisbane and AO will tell us...

Balltossovic
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:47 PM
We can only hope.. it won't take long to see what we can expect from 2010. Brisbane and AO will tell us...
What I would give for Ana to win two matches in a row:hysteric:

gaviotabr
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:49 PM
I guess I have to disagree here. Maybe I am blinded by passion and a bit delusional but I don't think Ana has decided that tennis is no longer her top priority. I think it's a little unfair to take a few pics of her shopping with her boyfriend and assume from that, that love is more important than tennis to her as the media always seems to do. What is she supposed to do, not have any kind of life outside of tennis? As long as she balances out her personal life and professional life, it's ok. I honestly do believe Ana has done that and is capable of doing that. Most players have a BF or GF and probably have done the same thing, but because Ana's relationships always seems to be more public (not because Ana wants it to be), her love life gets more attention and therefore makes it an easy target for the media to blame it on her struggles and come to the conclusion that she is putting love over tennis.

The problem with Ana isn't that she hasn't been focusing enough on tennis, it's that she's focusing too much about it and therefore thinking too much about it which has contributed to her current mental situation. She's a mess up in the head and I think it's better for her to get away from the game for a month like she is doing now and recollect her thoughts and refresh her mind. I honestly believe she needs a serious break, just like many experts has suggested. None of us honestly can comprehend what she is going through emotionally and mentally right now or what she really is thinking. I just feel very bad for her. :sad: That's just my own personal opinion, but I can understand the rest of your guys opinion as well because I had similar thoughts before too I will admit. I just hope everything works out in the end. This is too depressing. :sobbing:

I think there was a time she was indeed obssessing about it. Now she has that idea in her head, and it's there to help her push tennis away. She isn't in it at all right now and it's obvious. Look at how she was thinking about holidays right before going into a first round match at the final slam of the year. She should be all about having a good result.. instead she was already pushing the game away. I keep thinking she is fighting within herself. She wants it but at the same time doesn't.. so it's like.. stick and push.. an internal battle.

It's not about going shopping with her boyfriend.. that's her right to do at any moment.. but she can't go on like that and expect the press not to pick on it. That's just asking for the imposible.

But sometimes I do wonder if Ana knows how to have a balanced life.. and I often catch myself thinking she doesn't know how to manage everything and keep her main desire in the game. Maybe that will only come with time and maturity.

gaviotabr
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:50 PM
What I would give for Ana to win two matches in a row:hysteric:

If all she manages to do next season is win 2 matches in a row, she will still be slumping.. :lol:

That's how awful things are right now.. that she can't even do that.

jelenacg
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:59 PM
I guess I have to disagree here. Maybe I am blinded by passion and a bit delusional but I don't think Ana has decided that tennis is no longer her top priority. I think it's a little unfair to take a few pics of her shopping with her boyfriend and assume from that, that love is more important than tennis to her as the media always seems to do. What is she supposed to do, not have any kind of life outside of tennis? As long as she balances out her personal life and professional life, it's ok. I honestly do believe Ana has done that and is capable of doing that. Most players have a BF or GF and probably have done the same thing, but because Ana's relationships always seems to be more public (not because Ana wants it to be), her love life gets more attention and therefore makes it an easy target for the media to blame it on her struggles and come to the conclusion that she is putting love over tennis.

The problem with Ana isn't that she hasn't been focusing enough on tennis, it's that she's focusing too much about it and therefore thinking too much about it which has contributed to her current mental situation. She's a mess up in the head and I think it's better for her to get away from the game for a month like she is doing now and recollect her thoughts and refresh her mind. I honestly believe she needs a serious break, just like many experts has suggested. None of us honestly can comprehend what she is going through emotionally and mentally right now or what she really is thinking. I just feel very bad for her. :sad: That's just my own personal opinion, but I can understand the rest of your guys opinion as well because I had similar thoughts before too I will admit. I just hope everything works out in the end. This is too depressing. :sobbing:

Tennis is still her priority ,that is the reason for all of this.She can`t take a month without playing and practicing even now she didn`t take a month.She probably took 2 weeks and now she will start practicing :rolleyes:
I don`t know how to explain it ,she isn`t happy playing tennis but she also can`t be without tennis .And this small breaks like 20 days don`t help her
She had month after Wimbledon it didn`t help her at all just made things worse :tape::tape:

I personally think she needs many many hours practicing that will make her forget about thinking too much on court or thinking about tennis before going to bed
If she spends all day practicing she wont have the will to overanalyze things like she does now when she spends 2 h practicing and rest of the day thinking
Not to mention it will do wonders to her game

Curtos07
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:01 AM
I think there was a time she was indeed obssessing about it. Now she has that idea in her head, and it's there to help her push tennis away. She isn't in it at all right now and it's obvious. Look at how she was thinking about holidays right before going into a first round match at the final slam of the year. She should be all about having a good result. instead she was already pushing the game away. I keep thinking she is fighting within herself. She wants it but at the same time doesn't.. so it's like.. stick and push.. an internal battle.


I completely agree with that. She shouldn't of have been thinking about having a holiday right before a tennis match, at a grand slam nonetheless. I guess that goes to show how big of a mess she has become that she has already come to the conclusion that she is going to lose before even playing a match. Her head is filled with all kinds of bad thoughts and bad recent memories that she almost fears going out onto the tennis court. Every time she is on one, those thoughts will continue playing with her mind. That is why I think it's good for her to get away from the courts completely for a little bit to erase as much as that as possible or at least try to make them distant memories and come back with a better thought process after a long beak. But then again, I have no clue what Ana is really thinking so I am not entirely sure myself.

gaviotabr
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:03 AM
Tennis is still her priority ,that is the reason for all of this.She can`t take a month without playing and practicing even now she didn`t take a month.She probably took 2 weeks and now she will start practicing :rolleyes:
I don`t know how to explain it ,she isn`t happy playing tennis but she also can`t be without tennis .And this small breaks like 20 days don`t help her
She had month after Wimbledon it didn`t help her at all just made things worse :tape::tape:

I personally think she needs many many hours practicing that will make her forget about thinking too much on court or thinking about tennis before going to bed
If she spends all day practicing she want have the will to overanalyze things like she does now when she spends 2 h practicing and rest of the day thinking
Not to mention it will do wonders to her game

100% agreed again.

It's an internal battle.. she is just out of balance.. she isn't at ease.. she wants to succeed, but isn't in it mentally.. she ends up pushing tennis away at the same time she is thinking about it.. it's stick and push.. she just can't disconnect, but can't really connect either. It's almost a limbo.

gaviotabr
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:07 AM
I completely agree with that. She shouldn't of have been thinking about having a holiday right before a tennis match, at a grand slam nonetheless. I guess that goes to show how big of a mess she has become that she has already come to the conclusion that she is going to lose before even playing a match. Her head is filled with all kinds of bad thoughts and bad recent memories that she almost fears going out onto the tennis court. Every time she is on one, those thoughts will continue playing with her mind. That is why I think it's good for her to get away from the courts completely for a little bit to erase as much as that as possible or at least try to make them distant memories and come back with a better thought process after a long beak. But then again, I have no clue what Ana is really thinking so I am not entirely sure myself.

She is fighting herself IMHO.

And about the break.. she will have 3 whole months.. we will see how that helps her or not. 2010 is going to be a make or break year for Ana. For her personality, I don't think she can take much more frustration and disappointment.. it only wrecks havoc with her head even more.

jelenacg
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:10 AM
I completely agree with that. She shouldn't of have been thinking about having a holiday right before a tennis match, at a grand slam nonetheless. I guess that goes to show how big of a mess she has become that she has already come to the conclusion that she is going to lose before even playing a match. Her head is filled with all kinds of bad thoughts and bad recent memories that she almost fears going out onto the tennis court. Every time she is on one, those thoughts will continue playing with her mind. That is why I think it's good for her to get away from the courts completely for a little bit to erase as much as that as possible or at least try to make them distant memories and come back with a better thought process after a long beak. But then again, I have no clue what Ana is really thinking so I am not entirely sure myself.

That is impossible imo
Ana can make them distant all she wants when she isn`t on the court .The minute she steps on the court all of that will come back and slap her in the face
You don`t deal with your fears by running from them ,you confront them
And when she dedicates her game full attention (by that i mean many hours of practicing) it will be easier for her to confront and beat those fears and bad memories
That is why she is always losing with the same pattern ,all of her loses were with the same patter
That clearly shows she didn`t deal with those fears in the right way

Curtos07
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:10 AM
I personally think she needs many many hours practicing that will make her forget about thinking too much on court or thinking about tennis before going to bed
If she spends all day practicing she wont have the will to overanalyze things like she does now when she spends 2 h practicing and rest of the day thinking
Not to mention it will do wonders to her game

I kind of agree with you on this. Once she comes back from break (which I think she really needs), and get a full time coach to work with :help: (Which is essential), more practice in the off season would be the way to go. But, I don't think it will change her thought process and her overanalyzing that much. That wont change until she begins producing in real matches. She needs to see the results herself for her to believe again. I dont think more practice will change much in terms of her mental game.

gaviotabr
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:20 AM
I kind of agree with you on this. Once she comes back from break (which I think she really needs), and get a full time coach to work with :help: (Which is essential), more practice in the off season would be the way to go. But, I don't think it will change her thought process and her overanalyzing that much. That wont change until she begins producing in real matches. She needs to see the results herself for her to believe again. I dont think more practice will change much in terms of her mental game.

She will only get the results once she fixes her head. It's a vicious cicle.

I actually think she has good practices.. she just can't translate them into good matches at all.. she has been choking and going away for long patches.. It's mental.. and she needs to face the problem, accept it, adress the issue and work on it even more than she needs intensive tennis practices.

I do agree that she doesn't believe she can win anymore.. and not only her.. I see no belief on her from Sven or Darren right now, and that is even worse.. she can't recover any confidence if the people around her tell her to have no expectations.

Getting a full time coach, a good one, would be a basic need. But I'm not sure she will get one.. :help::tape:

gaviotabr
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:22 AM
That is impossible imo
Ana can make them distant all she wants when she isn`t on the court .The minute she steps on the court all of that will come back and slap her in the face
You don`t deal with your fears by running from them ,you confront them
And when she dedicates her game full attention (by that i mean many hours of practicing) it will be easier for her to confront and beat those fears and bad memories
That is why she is always losing with the same pattern ,all of her loses were with the same patter
That clearly shows she didn`t deal with those fears in the right way

Agreed.

She needs to face her problems.. not take time off and think it will have gone away. She needs to confront them, and the sooner she does it the better. With time these issues will only grow more roots, get deeper and be more difficult to solve.

jelenacg
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:24 AM
I kind of agree with you on this. Once she comes back from break (which I think she really needs), and get a full time coach to work with :help: (Which is essential), more practice in the off season would be the way to go. But, I don't think it will change her thought process and her overanalyzing that much. That wont change until she begins producing in real matches. She needs to see the results herself for her to believe again. I dont think more practice will change much in terms of her mental game.

At first thought i could tell you it won`t :)
But if she fixes her ball toss/serve do you think it won`t help her to feel a little bit better on court,more relaxed.
At least she won`t have to think about that ball toss during her match :o .After that she will feel more relaxed bc she would know she can rely on that serve in many points.The good serve will help her regain her aggressive game and she would probably feel more comfortable on court
So to me it`s related.It`s easier to step on court and confront those fears knowing that your game is not a total disaster :o

gaviotabr
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:33 AM
At first thought i could tell you it won`t :)
But if she fixes her ball toss/serve do you think it won`t help her to feel a little bit better on court,more relaxed.
At least she won`t have to think about that ball toss during her match :o .After that she will feel more relaxed bc she would know she can rely on that serve in many points.The good serve will help her regain her aggressive game and she would probably feel more comfortable on court
So to me it`s related.It`s easier to step on court and confront those fears knowing that your game is not a total disaster :o

I don't really agree with this. I think most of her issues on court come from her head.. in practice it's not bad. But she walks on court and she can't handle herself and her emotiones.

For me it's not the ball tos/serve/bad form that leads to her mental issues.. it's the mental issues that leads to ball tos/serve/bad form. So all practice in the world won't help if she doesn't fix her head IMHO. She needs to confront these issues, work on it.. get a coach who can also be a mentor.

My friend CC was showing me some interviews with DelPo's coach, and the guy is brilliant in mentally preparing DelPo for matches and tournaments. He used a terapist as a natural step of his preparation, making DelPo confortable with it, and helping him to be fully prepared for the USO. Some of that is what Ana could use to get better.. She needs someone to push the right buttons, motivate her in a healthy way, make her believe again. That's clearly not happening now.

jelenacg
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:50 AM
I don't really agree with this. I think most of her issues on court come from her head.. in practice it's not bad. But she walks on court and she can't handle herself and her emotiones.

For me it's not the ball tos/serve/bad form that leads to her mental issues.. it's the mental issues that leads to ball tos/serve/bad form. So all practice in the world won't help if she doesn't fix her head IMHO. She needs to confront these issues, work on it.. get a coach who can also be a mentor.

My friend CC was showing me some interviews with DelPo's coach, and the guy is brilliant in mentally preparing DelPo for matches and tournaments. He used a terapist as a natural step of his preparation, making DelPo confortable with it, and helping him to be fully prepared for the USO. Some of that is what Ana could use to get better.. She needs someone to push the right buttons, motivate her in a healthy way, make her believe again. That's clearly not happening now.

Every coach is better than what Ana is having right now :tape::tape:
Talking about vacation to a player before the match :o Great preparation :worship:
But that is the thing with Adidas team they are not made to fix your problems ,just to guide you when everything is going fine :rolleyes:
Ok i agree with that.Bc there are periods during the match when she has no problems with ball toss and then there are periods when her ball toss is all over the place :tape::tape:
I`m not a coach :lol: i know nothing about how to fix things i can only guess
But i think she should pick one thing that is bothering her and fix that thing and then go and fix the next thing....
Like in life you cant fix everything immediately.Baby steps are important

Anyway i have no idea why are we discussing this :o The girl doesn`t have a fitness coach not to mention someone that will help/improve her game :tape::tape:
When she spends another off season with no coach (by that i mean adidas team) and continue slumping next year maybe just maybe she will understand that practicing 2-3h a day and not every day won`t help her :rolleyes::rolleyes:
And by that time she will lose all of her love/desire for tennis bc as you Izzy said i don`t think she will support to have another year like this

gaviotabr
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:55 AM
Every coach is better than what Ana is having right now :tape::tape:
Talking about vacation to a player before the match :o Great preparation :worship:
But that is the thing with Adidas team they are not made to fix your problems ,just to guide you when everything is going fine :rolleyes:
Ok i agree with that.Bc there are periods during the match when she has no problems with ball toss and then there are periods when her ball toss is all over the place :tape::tape:
I`m not a coach :lol: i know nothing about how to fix things i can only guess
But i think she should pick one thing that is bothering her and fix that thing and then go and fix the next thing....
Like in life you can fix everything immediately.Baby steps are important

Anyway i have no idea why are we discussing this :o The girl doesn`t have a fitness coach not to mention someone that will help/improve her game :tape::tape:
When she spends another off season with no coach (by that i mean adidas team) and continue slumping next year maybe just maybe she will understand that practicing 2-3h a day and not every day won`t help her :rolleyes::rolleyes:

That's the thing.. I'm not sure Ana can take much more of this. looking at her personality.. she just doesn't know how to manage frustration.. I think the longer it takes, the more permanent damage will be made to her. She may be young, but I don't think time is working by her side in this matter.

And with a team that only makes stupid decisions.. :help::tape:

jelenacg
Sep 17th, 2009, 01:11 AM
And by that time she will lose all of her love/desire for tennis bc as you Izzy said i don`t think she will support to have another year like this

That's the thing.. I'm not sure Ana can take much more of this. looking at her personality.. she just doesn't know how to manage frustration.. I think the longer it takes, the more permanent damage will be made to her. She may be young, but I don't think time is working by her side in this matter.

And with a team that only makes stupid decisions.. :help::tape:

I can only hope we are both wrong about this :tape::tape:
Bc as i can see they have no intention of finding her someone to work with
She will have 2-3 months off. She will never have that much time to work and improve her game :tape: They are idiots if they don`t use that time :rolleyes::rolleyes:
But i guess we already knew that :o:p

gaviotabr
Sep 17th, 2009, 01:17 AM
I can only hope we are both wrong about this :tape::tape:
Bc as i can see they have no intention of finding her someone to work with
She will have 2-3 months off. She will never have that much time to work and improve her game :tape: They are idiots if they don`t use that time :rolleyes::rolleyes:
But i guess we already knew that :o:p

Yes.. they are idiots.. fact. :sobbing:

дalex
Sep 17th, 2009, 10:14 AM
Hey guys :wavey:

Dunno if it's already posted, but I've just found this article (http://www.mtsmondo.com/sport/vesti/text.php?vest=147027) in Serbian. Ana is in Belgrade and she's working very hard to get ready for the tournaments in Asia. She's working with Serbian Fed Cup coach Dejan Vranes.

Google translation. (http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mtsmondo.com%2Fsport%2Fvesti%2F text.php%3Fvest%3D147027&sl=sr&tl=en&history_state0=)

The 2nd Law
Sep 17th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Nawh that makes me happy :) Thanks for posting that!

jelenacg
Sep 17th, 2009, 11:10 AM
Hey guys :wavey:

Dunno if it's already posted, but I've just found this article (http://www.mtsmondo.com/sport/vesti/text.php?vest=147027) in Serbian. Ana is in Belgrade and she's working very hard to get ready for the tournaments in Asia. She's working with Serbian Fed Cup coach Dejan Vranes.

Google translation. (http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mtsmondo.com%2Fsport%2Fvesti%2F text.php%3Fvest%3D147027&sl=sr&tl=en&history_state0=)

Thanks :worship:
He says she is in Belgrade practicing ,and that he supervises her practices.She is aware that she isn`t making good results and just wants peace so she can concentrate on her tennis
He also says she doesnt want any publicity :lol:
Sven wrote on facebook that he is in Amsterdam :rolleyes: ,so i guess it`s a good thing she came here to practice with someone and not alone :tape:
But i`m not sure how much he can help her :rolleyes:

InsideOut.
Sep 17th, 2009, 11:19 AM
Dejan Vranes should be good for her. Her first coach I believe :wavey: And he's good at helping her focus, so that's good. ;)

gaviotabr
Sep 17th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Hey guys :wavey:

Dunno if it's already posted, but I've just found this article (http://www.mtsmondo.com/sport/vesti/text.php?vest=147027) in Serbian. Ana is in Belgrade and she's working very hard to get ready for the tournaments in Asia. She's working with Serbian Fed Cup coach Dejan Vranes.

Google translation. (http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mtsmondo.com%2Fsport%2Fvesti%2F text.php%3Fvest%3D147027&sl=sr&tl=en&history_state0=)

Thanks Alex!

That's good to read. I like Dejan, and I think Ana trusts him. Let's see if it will help her.

What I liked the most about the article though, is that it says Ana knows she is sucking and she wants to isolate herself and fully focus on tennis. It shows a bit of desire.. let's see if it translates to her tournaments. Maybe the first round loss for the first time at a slam had some wake up effect on her.

gaviotabr
Sep 17th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Thanks :worship:
He says she is in Belgrade practicing ,and that he supervises her practices.She is aware that she isn`t making good results and just wants peace so she can concentrate on her tennis
He also says she doesnt want any publicity :lol:
Sven wrote on facebook that he is in Amsterdam :rolleyes: ,so i guess it`s a good thing she came here to practice with someone and not alone :tape:
But i`m not sure how much he can help her :rolleyes:

I think I prefer Ana practicing with Dejan now than with Sven.. I think things are not clicking between her and Sven in terms of motivation.. and she needs it.. needs someone who really believes in her and gets her to believe as well. And Dejan always seem to have a lot of faith in Ana. Hopefully it will pay off and she can win a couple of matches in Asia.

jonnyroyale_13
Sep 17th, 2009, 11:27 PM
good to read shes already back in training, and i like that its without publicity.

Jy2-VMBk0Do

cmon Ana:boxing:

Curtos07
Sep 18th, 2009, 12:26 AM
It's nice to know that she is practicing with somebody she is comfortable with and with someone who understands her rather than training alone.

Davodus
Sep 18th, 2009, 03:57 AM
Ana is on the entry list for Brisbane :woohoo: :woohoo:

spiritedenergy
Sep 18th, 2009, 04:04 AM
Ana is on the entry list for Brisbane :woohoo: :woohoo:

is Adama Scott from Brisbane?

Davodus
Sep 18th, 2009, 04:08 AM
No :lol: but I think he lives on either the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast which are really close :p

MsPaula
Sep 18th, 2009, 04:21 AM
:wavey:No :lol: but I think he lives on either the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast which are really close :p

I think Adam is from Adelaide, isn't he? Nice to hear Ana is going back to Australia-kind of like her second home I think. I sure hope she has a better 2010. Best wishes, Ana for a better season in 2010!

Davodus
Sep 18th, 2009, 04:27 AM
He was born in Adelaide but he went to school in Queensland, and I think that's where he lives. They also spent time on the beach on the Sunshine Coast last year

Midge.
Sep 18th, 2009, 05:33 AM
Ana is on the entry list for Brisbane :woohoo: :woohoo:
Expected. Hopefully Channel 7 pull their finger out and actually televise some live night matches, no doubts her match(es) will be night session(s). :p
But in saying that though, I don't think she'll be the big main attraction she was earlier this year, Kim's playing too.
Would be interesting to see Ana play Kim in Australia, purely to see who the crowd will side with. We already know the result. :rolleyes:

Curtos07
Sep 18th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Ana is on the entry list for Brisbane :woohoo: :woohoo:

Where did you read this at? I went to the Brisbane site and they only had the 2009 entry list. I did notice Kimmy is playing in 2010! :bounce:

Davodus
Sep 18th, 2009, 06:36 AM
The thread about Kim playing it in GM, i think TBE posted it, that Ana and Azarenka are also early entrants :D

And I highly doubt 7 will show night matches live :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Sep 18th, 2009, 11:00 AM
While I'm pretty sure Ana will play Brisbane... I think that TBE is not looking at updated lists, since he said Dementieva was entered in Auckland. That was this year.. she is confirmed to play Hopman Cup next year.

Davodus
Sep 18th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Yeah it seems so, but in our newspaper it says she expressed keen interest to come back, so I am still pretty confident she will be here, so I can tell her to get a good coach :lol:

gaviotabr
Sep 18th, 2009, 11:24 AM
Yeah it seems so, but in our newspaper it says she expressed keen interest to come back, so I am still pretty confident she will be here, so I can tell her to get a good coach :lol:

Hopefully she will already have a good coach by then.. :unsure::sobbing:

I'm also pretty sure she will play Brisbane. ;)

Davodus
Sep 18th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Hopefully she will already have a good coach by then.. :unsure::sobbing:

I'm also pretty sure she will play Brisbane. ;)

Hopefully, I should find out where she will be practicing if she comes early and try and spy, see who is coaching her :lol:

Yes, well I hope so :lol:

Pops Maellard
Sep 18th, 2009, 11:37 AM
I don't care how the rest of the season goes really. Good results would be a pleasant but unexpected surprise I'd say. So, all I want is for her to come back with a vengeance next year, which I have a feeling she might. :)

gaviotabr
Sep 18th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Hopefully, I should find out where she will be practicing if she comes early and try and spy, see who is coaching her :lol:

Yes, well I hope so :lol:

:lol:

If you see her, come tell us! :p

gaviotabr
Sep 18th, 2009, 11:43 AM
I don't care how the rest of the season goes really. Good results would be a pleasant but unexpected surprise I'd say. So, all I want is for her to come back with a vengeance next year, which I have a feeling she might. :)

Yes.. this was a lost year.. but it would be good for her mind and spirit to end it in a good note IMHO. Either way, we can only hope for a good 2010. It will be a make or break year for Ana I think.

Davodus
Sep 18th, 2009, 11:45 AM
:lol:

If you see her, come tell us! :p

Of course ;)

InsideOut.
Sep 18th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Expected. Hopefully Channel 7 pull their finger out and actually televise some live night matches, no doubts her match(es) will be night session(s). :p
But in saying that though, I don't think she'll be the big main attraction she was earlier this year, Kim's playing too.
Would be interesting to see Ana play Kim in Australia, purely to see who the crowd will side with. We already know the result. :rolleyes:

Ivanovic def. Clijsters 6-0 7-5. Minor choke from 6-0 *5-0. :worship:

Pops Maellard
Sep 18th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Yes.. this was a lost year.. but it would be good for her mind and spirit to end it in a good note IMHO. Either way, we can only hope for a good 2010. It will be a make or break year for Ana I think.
:yeah:

jelenacg
Sep 18th, 2009, 06:24 PM
I thought it was already decided she will play in Brisbane :confused:
@Davodus we are expecting a lot of pictures :lol:
I just got home to see last few games of the match Radek Stepanek vs Karlovic 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(6) 6-7(2) 16-14
Stepanek won :lol::worship: and Karlovic hit 78 aces :tape::tape:
It`s almost impossible to play against him when he is having really good serving day :tape::tape::tape:

Davodus
Sep 19th, 2009, 12:26 AM
I'm gonna buy a new camera especially for it :p

gaviotabr
Sep 19th, 2009, 12:06 PM
There is a feature on Ana in the new edition of Tennis Magazine. It's written by Steve Tignor.

Ana Agonises
She was set to become the game's next smiling superstar. So what happened to Ana Ivanovic on the way to the top?
BY STEPHEN TIGNOR

http://www.tennis.com/magazine/issue.aspx?id=186050

http://www.tennis.com/uploadedImages/2009_09_18_cover1.jpg

On the cover it says: Ana Ivanovic Struggling Superstar.

gaviotabr
Sep 19th, 2009, 01:07 PM
I'm tired of slumping Ana articles.. :sobbing: I hope next year we get Resurgent Ana articles.. :sobbing:

gaviotabr
Sep 20th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Melinda Czink and Lucie Safarova are playing the Quebec final. Something in common? Yes.. they both beat Ana in august.. :sobbing:

Protoss
Sep 20th, 2009, 04:16 AM
Melinda Czink and Lucie Safarova are playing the Quebec final. Something in common? Yes.. they both beat Ana in august.. :sobbing:
Is beating Ana good for player's confidence?

spiritedenergy
Sep 20th, 2009, 05:19 AM
Melinda Czink and Lucie Safarova are playing the Quebec final. Something in common? Yes.. they both beat Ana in august.. :sobbing:

i hate them:o

Mixo
Sep 20th, 2009, 08:42 PM
Ana, tennis is great and all, but the important question is: how's your surfing coming along?
Hehe. I haven’t been surfing in a long time! But I’ve definitely improved this year and I hope to make more improvements next time I am in Australia!

It seems we'll have another photoshoot session in the beach next year :lol: :worship: Ana :worship:


PS: Czink finally won in Quebec

gaviotabr
Sep 21st, 2009, 03:54 PM
So.. 1 week until Tokyo. Then comes Beijing... and then we will be bored for 3 months. :sobbing:

These next few weeks are probably going to go by really fast.. Actually, the whole season seemed to go by fast to me.. maybe because Ana has barely played.

Davodus
Sep 21st, 2009, 04:39 PM
I agree, the season has gone really fast. It doesn't seem like long ago at all that I was at the Brisbane International and AO and now I already have tickets to the next ones :lol:

Illusionist
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:31 AM
PLEASE GOD, ONE QUARTERFINAL! Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :help:

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:30 AM
It seems Ana got a WC into Linz. The tournament will raise its prize money because of it.

Ansonsten liegen Wildcard-Anfragen von Amelie Mauresmo (FRA), Ana Ivanovic (SRB) und US-Open-Halbfinalistin Janina Wickmayer (BEL) vor.

http://www.rundschau.co.at/rsooe/home/story.csp?cid=14031564&sid=75&fid=55

I think she should have got a WC into Osaka. It's outdoors, like Beijing and Tokyo, and requires less travelling. I suppose she is expecting an early exit in Beijing. :rolleyes:

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:11 PM
Well I think the Linz WC is good.

I'm still confused by the roadmap rules why did Linz have to raise their prizemoney? Ana isn't top 10 player anymore :confused:

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:13 PM
Well I think the Linz WC is good.

I'm still confused by the roadmap rules why did Linz have to raise their prizemoney? Ana isn't top 10 player anymore :confused:

They somehow consider the year end rankings for the tournament requirements. Ana is considered a commitment top 10 for all year.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:14 PM
Well I think the Linz WC is good.

I'm still confused by the roadmap rules why did Linz have to raise their prizemoney? Ana isn't top 10 player anymore :confused:
It's probably based on Ana having been in the top 10 at the end of 2008.

Davodus
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:22 PM
Oh cool, good idea!

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:24 PM
Road map is :weirdo:

Ana will be motivated to defend her title it's probably the reason she choose to play Linz. There is at least something to look forward to for us and Ana this year :cool:

InsideOut.
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:35 PM
Indoor tournament => no wind => more chance of beating Zvonareva

:yeah:

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:40 PM
Indoor tournament => no wind => more chance of beating Zvonareva

:yeah:

:lol:

Except... no Zvonareva in Linz this year.. :lol:

Midge.
Sep 22nd, 2009, 01:00 PM
Ivanovic def. Clijsters 6-0 7-5. Minor choke from 6-0 *5-0. :worship:

No doubts about it. :worship::lol:


I suppose she is expecting an early exit in Beijing. :rolleyes:

It's realistic though. The Beijing field is very strong, she's not gonna pull some brilliant form out of her backside. About time her team made a good decision, they were overdue.

What would be awesome is she puts in decent results in Tokyo and Beijing, oh lets say 3rd rounds, maybe a 4th if the tennis gods are feeling generous. Blows all her fellow journeywomen out of the water in Linz and defends her title and BOOM, gets a wildcard into Bali. In which she'll wreak some havoc. That in my eyes would almost redeem her disgusting year and create a bit excitement for 2010 around here. Would be so depressing if she crashed out in her remaining tournaments. :o But lets not think about that. :)

Who is in Linz this year?
*checks
Great, Flavs. :rolleyes: Dani as well, but she's a headcase so that's ok. So is Aga, and baby Ana.

jonnyroyale_13
Sep 22nd, 2009, 01:10 PM
Ana's currently on a 9 tournament streak without a QF, so Linz should be good to end that streak before the year ends.

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 01:55 PM
No doubts about it. :worship::lol:
It's realistic though. The Beijing field is very strong, she's not gonna pull some brilliant form out of her backside. About time her team made a good decision, they were overdue.

What would be awesome is she puts in decent results in Tokyo and Beijing, oh lets say 3rd rounds, maybe a 4th if the tennis gods are feeling generous. Blows all her fellow journeywomen out of the water in Linz and defends her title and BOOM, gets a wildcard into Bali. In which she'll wreak some havoc. That in my eyes would almost redeem her disgusting year and create a bit excitement for 2010 around here. Would be so depressing if she crashed out in her remaining tournaments. :o But lets not think about that. :)

Who is in Linz this year?
*checks
Great, Flavs. :rolleyes: Dani as well, but she's a headcase so that's ok. So is Aga, and baby Ana.

I just think it would be better logistic playing in Osaka. But Linz is ok.. she wants to try to defend her title. If she wins Linz, as you sugest, she wouldn't need a WC into Bali.. she would directly qualify.

The field in Linz is not so bad.. besides Flavia, there is Mauresmo, Aga, Sorana, Dani.

Pops Maellard
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:01 PM
If she got a wildcard it should mean hopefully that she's gonna show up to really play for this one. I hope Ana can end '09 on a good note. If she does, then maybe everyone better watch out in 2010. :devil:

InsideOut.
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:14 PM
*checks
Great, Flavs. :rolleyes: Dani as well, but she's a headcase so that's ok. So is Aga, and baby Ana.

I agree with the :rolleyes: How pathetic that she thinks she will have a chance in Linz. Ana will trample all over her. :rolleyes: Poor girl will need post-trauma counselling. :hug:

Aga will lose to some random qualifier in two tiebreaks so no worries. :p

Isha312
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:16 PM
I said before that I'd like to see her just take off the rest of the year, but I suppose if she is going to play then she should give it her all. Good decision to go ahead and add another tournament seeing as the championships wasn't really gonna happen this year. She's always played relatively well in Linz, so hopefully this'll be another good year.

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:24 PM
There is a new article on Linz.. and I didn't quite understand what they meant about Ana.

Vom 10. bis 18. Oktober steht die Kulturhauptstadt Linz wieder ganz im Zeichen der Generali Ladies Linz. Das Turnier geizt auch heuer nicht mit internationalen Topstars. Auf der Nennliste finden sich mit Flavia Pennetta (ITA), Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) und Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) gleich drei Top-20 Spielerinnen. Ein weiterer Superstar könnte über die Wild-Card noch dazu stoßen. Titelverteidigerin Ana Ivanovic spielt mit dem Gedanken, ihre Turnierpause für das Generali Ladies Linz 2009 zu beenden.

http://www.racketline.com/Tennis/Content-Tennis/200909/Generali-Ladies-Linz-Topstars-im-Anflug

Google translation:

Of 10 to 18 October Is the Capital of Culture again totally dedicated to the Generali Ladies Linz. The tournament this year, not too stingy with international top stars. On the entry list can be found with Flavia Pennetta (ITA), Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) and Dominika Cibulkova (SVK equal to) three top-20 players. Another superstar of the Wild Card could still join. Defending champion Ana Ivanovic plays with the idea to end their tournament break for the Generali Ladies Linz 2009.

Does this mean Ana will play with the idea to end her season in Linz? Or something else?

InsideOut.
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:32 PM
I said before that I'd like to see her just take off the rest of the year, but I suppose if she is going to play then she should give it her all. Good decision to go ahead and add another tournament seeing as the championships wasn't really gonna happen this year. She's always played relatively well in Linz, so hopefully this'll be another good year.

She also always played well in LA, and look what happened. She actually won a match. :eek:

Davodus
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:34 PM
my friend translated the article as:

from 10 till 18 october, linz (the cultural capital) is once again the stage for the Generali Ladies Linz. The tournament has lots of international superstars. On the list are Pennetta, radwanska and cibulkova, 3 top 20 players. And we may possibly have another superstar with the person who might get the wildcard. Defending champion ivanovic is thinking about interrupting her vacation for the tournament

Mihaela
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:35 PM
Hi! My first post;) Are you sure that she got Wc in Linz? There is nothing on her website.

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:43 PM
Hi! My first post;) Are you sure that she got Wc in Linz? There is nothing on her website.

Maybe the news is that she is considering taking a WC. Now I'm not 100% sure.. but her web is always the last on the news.. they don't really post any breaking news unless it's about her coaching team. :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:43 PM
my friend translated the article as:

Thanks Davodus. Maybe Ana is considering the WC, and it's not yet confirmed.

Mihaela
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:51 PM
[QUOTE=gaviotabr;16534102]Maybe the news is that she is considering taking a WC.

It's correctly. I think...

Mihaela
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:56 PM
Sorry! I made mistake in post...somehow...

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 03:02 PM
Either way, if Ana wants the WC, and they are willing to raise the prize money (as they seem to be), they have to give her the WC, because she is granted at least 1 top 10 commitment WC in the year.

Isha312
Sep 22nd, 2009, 03:25 PM
Hopefully this isn't one of those situations where she is offered a wildcard and politely declines it.

Curtos07
Sep 22nd, 2009, 04:41 PM
If it is true, then I think it is great that she is playing in Linz. The more I think about it, the more I want to see Ana play. These past couple of weeks have been boring. Ana is the defending champion and has always played well there, it was the logical choice. :)

InsideOut.
Sep 22nd, 2009, 05:23 PM
So Justine is coming back :) Cool!

Maybe Justine will bring Old Ana back. :awww:

spiritedenergy
Sep 22nd, 2009, 05:24 PM
So Justine is coming back :) Cool!

Maybe Justine will bring Old Ana back. :awww:

I hope so, Ana was looking at her as the player to emulate and beat and when she left look what happened...:o Hopefully Ana can find some motivation now...

jelenacg
Sep 22nd, 2009, 05:25 PM
WC for Linz :eek:
I like that, why not :shrug: We are going to have a long off season without tennis... :zzz:
Justine is coming back :haha::haha:
She really hates Kim :haha: :spit:
No more :singer::singer: from Justine :bigcry::sad:
WTA :rolls:

Davodus
Sep 22nd, 2009, 05:30 PM
That Justine thing is coming back in Australia :mad: I will get her for that curse she put on Ana :lol: :p

spiritedenergy
Sep 22nd, 2009, 05:34 PM
I'm happy that she asked for a WC... hopefully she realized all the craziness of this year and that she barely played and had a moment of clarity. Just play Ana:kiss:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Sep 22nd, 2009, 05:46 PM
It indeed says she's thinking about taking the WC, not that it is confirmed she plays.

At least Ana isn't taking the long break what was speculated.

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:18 PM
Do players know the meaning of retiring? The should just say they will take a break. :rolleyes:

Anyway.. with Justine back.. and also Kim, Sharapova, Venus, Serena.. the level of tennis next year should be a lot better than this year, which is something I'm really looking foward to. The matches this year were mostly completely awful.

And hopefully Ana will feel motivated by the tougher competition and will click her head and play at a high level again. Who knows? It might be something to push her.. on the other hand, she missed a hole bunch of opportunities to win titles this year.. next year, if the level indeed increases, it will be much tougher.. not only to win titles, but to do well in grand slams and to be top 10.

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:19 PM
And about Linz. In the end the WC is not confirmed yet. Maybe she is waiting to see how she does in Tokyo.. :shrug:

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:37 PM
Off to Linz:dance:

I'm really happy, she decided to play another tournament (If she actually plays)! Three guaranteed matches are better than two:lol:

jelenacg
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:50 PM
]Do players know the meaning of retiring? The should just say they will take a break.[/B] :rolleyes:

Anyway.. with Justine back.. and also Kim, Sharapova, Venus, Serena.. the level of tennis next year should be a lot better than this year, which is something I'm really looking foward to. The matches this year were mostly completely awful.

And hopefully Ana will feel motivated by the tougher competition and will click her head and play at a high level again. Who knows? It might be something to push her.. on the other hand, she missed a hole bunch of opportunities to win titles this year.. next year, if the level indeed increases, it will be much tougher.. not only to win titles, but to do well in grand slams and to be top 10.

And to think she gave Ana the trophy and everything :cuckoo::weirdo::tape:
She should have said I need a 1,5 year to sing,act...goof around :rolleyes:
If Kim managed to win a GS ,i`m totally expecting from Justine to win at least 2GS next year
Dinara,Elena,Jelena :wavey: what a huge opportunity missed to win GS this year ,especially Dinara

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:03 PM
And to think she gave Ana the trophy and everything :cuckoo::weirdo::tape:
She should have said I need a 1,5 year to sing,act...goof around :rolleyes:
If Kim managed to win a GS ,i`m totally expecting from Justine to win at least 2GS next year
Dinara,Elena,Jelena :wavey: what a huge opportunity missed to win GS this year ,especially Dinara

Safina wasted a huge chance at RG. Kuzzy didn't even play that well..

I also expect Justine to come back and win slams.. that's what I'm saying, the level next year should be much higher, and so much tougher to win titles.

jelenacg
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:12 PM
Safina wasted a huge chance at RG. Kuzzy didn't even play that well..

I also expect Justine to come back and win slams.. that's what I'm saying, the level next year should be much higher, and so much tougher to win titles.


If somehow she doesn`t win a GS next year are we expecting her to retire again :lol::lol:
I want to see Justine vs JJ match ::spit:
AO will be crazy,someone will get Justine in first rounds :tape:

spiritedenergy
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:21 PM
she'll be a WC:tape: somehow i don't think she'll win AO, i think she'll need much more time than Kim, Kim was always great after breaks, in 2005 she went on to win IW and Miami:eek:... But I think henin will need more time, she will probably be a contender at RG/Wimbledon season

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:54 PM
she'll be a WC:tape: somehow i don't think she'll win AO, i think she'll need much more time than Kim, Kim was always great after breaks, in 2005 she went on to win IW and Miami:eek:... But I think henin will need more time, she will probably be a contender at RG/Wimbledon season

Agreed. I don't think she will win AO, but RG is definitely a posibility.

Loungy
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:19 PM
If somehow she doesn`t win a GS next year are we expecting her to retire again :lol::lol:
I am. Her decision to take her name out of the rankings list last year instead of letting it drop gradually was telling. But I think she wouldn't announce a comeback if she weren't positive about her chances of being a frontrunner.

Loved the Linz WC news. Hope Ana can string together a couple of wins before the off-season. The field in Tokyo may not allow it.

jelenacg
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:36 PM
I am. Her decision to take her name out of the rankings list last year instead of letting it drop gradually was telling. But I think she wouldn't announce a comeback if she weren't positive about her chances of being a frontrunner.

Loved the Linz WC news. Hope Ana can string together a couple of wins before the off-season. The field in Tokyo may not allow it.

I agree with this. :)
I can`t remove out of my head that picture of Justine giving Ana the trophy and now coming back and they will play against each other again :weirdo::weirdo::weirdo:
Oh Ana(journey woman) you will have to work so hard next season to even have a descent result :tape:
Off season preparation better be good :scared::scared:
But at least we won`t have Stosur and company in GS SF,no offence

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:42 PM
I agree with this. :)
I can`t remove out of my head that picture of Justine giving Ana the trophy and now coming back and they will play against each other again :weirdo::weirdo::weirdo:
Oh Ana(journey woman) you will have to work so hard next season to even have a descent result :tape:
Off season preparation better be good :scared::scared:
But at least we won`t have Stosur and company in GS SF,no offence

Yes.. this year was such a mess. :tape:

Ana will have to get herself together to have any chance next year. :help:

jelenacg
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:47 PM
Yes.. this year was such a mess. :tape:

Ana will have to get herself together to have any chance next year. :help:

:bigcry: so true :tape:
Next season will be huge
I hope she we`ll be scared and inspired at the same time with Justine coming back
I want a rematch of that RG 07 final ;)

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:50 PM
:bigcry: so true :tape:
Next season will be huge
I hope she we`ll be scared and inspired at the same time with Justine coming back
I want a rematch of that RG 07 final ;)

True.. I don't even want to think too much about it. 2010 will be a make or break year for Ana, definitely.. I hope she and her team realize that and work hard to make it a make year.

I would like them to play a final at RG again.. with Ana playing well obviously. :lol:

spiritedenergy
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:50 PM
:bigcry: so true :tape:
Next season will be huge

i agree:unsure:

But we slumping district dwellers still wait for Ana with open arms in Oblivion Park :lol::tape:

gaviotabr
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:51 PM
i agree:unsure:

But we slumping district dwellers still wait for Ana with open arms in Oblivion Park :lol::tape:

:lol:

SOA_MC
Sep 23rd, 2009, 01:48 PM
What is the longest break (not including the off season) between tournaments for Ana?

No Ana is making me seriously bored :yawn:

jonnyroyale_13
Sep 23rd, 2009, 02:14 PM
What is the longest break (not including the off season) between tournaments for Ana?

No Ana is making me seriously bored :yawn:



2004- almost 2 months beween Jr's Wimbledon and USO qualifying:p

since then though, i think
2007 and 2009- 1 month and 1 week beween Wimbledon and LA.

SOA_MC
Sep 23rd, 2009, 02:32 PM
I don't notice the break after Wimbledon as much.

After Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the ATP Master Series events I'm all tennised out :p That time is usually the height of tennis coverage in Australia :o

Come on Ana take some appearance money and play a MM tournament :bigclap:

jonnyroyale_13
Sep 23rd, 2009, 02:36 PM
I know what you mean, im embarrassed to say how many USO matches i downloaded and watched:help: Although i see now Caro/Wickmayer is finally uploaded, kind of tempted to download it:lol:

SOA_MC
Sep 23rd, 2009, 02:43 PM
Caro is love :inlove: but not on this board :help:

I can't decipher this :crying2: MH 5:43:209 , AI 1:8:12 , VZ 0:9:0

spiritedenergy
Sep 23rd, 2009, 02:45 PM
Caro is love :inlove: but not on this board :help:

I can't decipher this :crying2: MH 5:43:209 , AI 1:8:12 , VZ 0:9:0

I can:p

name of player (Hingis-Ivanovic-Zvonareva)
slams won
titles won
number of weeks at n.1

:angel:

jonnyroyale_13
Sep 23rd, 2009, 02:49 PM
Caro is love :inlove: but not on this board :help:


Caro rules:rocker2: Im sorry, but i couldnt take another minute of a Melanie Oudin match, so Caro is a hero for that win in my book. Although, tbh i was hoping Sveta would beat Caro in the 4th:o. Kuzzy:ras:

SOA_MC
Sep 23rd, 2009, 02:53 PM
I did work out who the players were but couldn't work out what the numbers meant.

It's all so easy and I'm very slow :sobbing:

gaviotabr
Sep 23rd, 2009, 11:05 PM
Serena just withdrew from Tokyo. Ana will be the 10th seed now I guess.. not that it makes much of a difference..

The 2nd Law
Sep 24th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Serena just withdrew from Tokyo. Ana will be the 10th seed now I guess.. not that it makes much of a difference..

Top ten Ana :worship::devil::lol:


If anyone here is like me and has forgotten how good it was when Ana played like a slam champion, watch the highlights of her semi vs. Jelena at RG :hearts: I'm doing it now :drool:

gaviotabr
Sep 24th, 2009, 01:06 PM
Top ten Ana :worship::devil::lol:


If anyone here is like me and has forgotten how good it was when Ana played like a slam champion, watch the highlights of her semi vs. Jelena at RG :hearts: I'm doing it now :drool:

Oh.. I watch old matches all the time to remind me why I'm an Ana fan. :lol: I was just recently watching Ana x Zvonareva in IW. Ana played beatifully.. she had only 11 UEs in the match... and so many winners.. she was going for it and knew exactly when to use top spin and when to go for a flat shot. :worship:

gaviotabr
Sep 24th, 2009, 01:11 PM
There is a preview of the tournaments in Asia in Ana's web. They say she arrived in Tokyo tuesday and has been practicing there ever since. This is her quote:

Ana said: "The field here is very strong so I'm going to have a difficult first round match for sure. I've obviously had a very disappointing season, but these two tournaments in Asia are an opportunity to end it on a high. I'm going to try and enjoy myself on the court here."


:rolleyes:

Isha312
Sep 24th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Does this mean she's NOT taking the Linz wildcard then? I assume her site would have mentioned it.

The 2nd Law
Sep 24th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Oh.. I watch old matches all the time to remind me why I'm an Ana fan. :lol: I was just recently watching Ana x Zvonareva in IW. Ana played beatifully.. she had only 11 UEs in the match... and so many winners.. she was going for it and knew exactly when to use top spin and when to go for a flat shot. :worship:

Ana played Vera at IW in '08? Because you surely can't be talking about this year? :P
My how the memory escapes me.

Oh and I'm really glad to hear that Ana is at least practising and I also liked that she said she'll probably get a tough first round (you're probably thinking WHAT? lol). I feel that it means that she recognises that to get back to the top she has to work VERY hard.

jonnyroyale_13
Sep 24th, 2009, 01:54 PM
Ana played Vera at IW in '08?

Yeah, in the qfs. Ana played a nerve racking match in the 4th round against Schiavone, lost oppening set, and was down in the second. we didnt have video, it was just the SB, never really found out what was going on in that match. But from the quarters on, her opponents never stood a chance.

The 2nd Law
Sep 24th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Yeah, in the qfs. Ana played a nerve racking match in the 4th round against Schiavone, lost oppening set, and was down in the second. we didnt have video, it was just the SB, never really found out what was going on in that match. But from the quarters on, her opponents never stood a chance.

Oooh yes I remember the Schiavone match, Ana and her Italians, never lost to one right? :hearts:
I'm rushing off to youtube to watch that match now :lol:

spiritedenergy
Sep 24th, 2009, 02:47 PM
There is a preview of the tournaments in Asia in Ana's web. They say she arrived in Tokyo tuesday and has been practicing there ever since. This is her quote:



:rolleyes:

What this really means: I'm going to lose in the first round without even trying:rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Sep 24th, 2009, 03:30 PM
What this really means: I'm going to lose in the first round without even trying:rolleyes:

Yes.. I was more thinking that's what it means, not that she recognizes anything.. she lacks complete confidence that she can win.

gaviotabr
Sep 24th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Ana played Vera at IW in '08? Because you surely can't be talking about this year? :P
My how the memory escapes me.

Oh and I'm really glad to hear that Ana is at least practising and I also liked that she said she'll probably get a tough first round (you're probably thinking WHAT? lol). I feel that it means that she recognises that to get back to the top she has to work VERY hard.

It was in the QF. A very nice match from Ana. She won it 6-1 6-4 and it could have been even easier.. Vera saved a some set points at 5-0 in the first set.

jelenacg
Sep 24th, 2009, 10:43 PM
When will the draw come out,tomorrow ?

gaviotabr
Sep 24th, 2009, 10:46 PM
When will the draw come out,tomorrow ?

I think it should come out soon.. at least until tomorrow night. The main draw starts on sunday.

jelenacg
Sep 24th, 2009, 10:50 PM
I think it should come out soon.. at least until tomorrow night. The main draw starts on sunday.

Maybe Ana will play on Sunday ?
I wouldn`t like that bc she can lose in her 1R and then again all week without tennis and any news
I know i`m selfish :o:rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Sep 24th, 2009, 11:03 PM
Maybe Ana will play on Sunday ?
I wouldn`t like that bc she can lose in her 1R and then again all week without tennis and any news
I know i`m selfish :o:rolleyes:

:lol:

I wouldn't like it either.. :sobbing:

We have so little to go until the end of the season, and then 3 months without any thing.. we have to enjoy every moment.. :sobbing:

But yes.. she just might play on sunday.. we have to see the OOP when it comes out..

Curtos07
Sep 25th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Ana's Tokyo draw is brutal. :help: Safarova in the 1st round, Azarenka in the 3rd. Please just win a match Ana. :sobbing:

SOA_MC
Sep 25th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Where did you find the draw?

I don't see it on the official site

InsideOut.
Sep 25th, 2009, 08:23 AM
But the draw isn't even out on the official website or the WTA tour site yet. :unsure: How did Ana's official site get to know the draw?

Davodus
Sep 25th, 2009, 08:46 AM
Its on the wta website

I hate it :sobbing: :bigcry: :sad: :mad:

Midge.
Sep 25th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Seriously what the hell. Demetieva awaiting in the quarters. Could there possibly be a worse outcome? Just needs more Julie Coin. :ras:

But, the resurrection has to start somewhere i guess.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 09:26 AM
Lovely :lol: luckily for us we don't expect much from Ana anymore :crying2:

SOA_MC
Sep 25th, 2009, 09:31 AM
We will find out if all the secret practising in Serbia will pay off

A win over Dementieva would save Ana's season for me

Dare to dream :hearts:

gaviotabr
Sep 25th, 2009, 10:29 AM
Ana is so lucky... :rolleyes:

Seriously.. when will she ever catch a break? That's a brutal draw. The top half is ridiculous.. :rolleyes:

Polikarpov
Sep 25th, 2009, 10:40 AM
I have faith that this tournament will be decent.

Illusionist
Sep 25th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Well, she was close to beating Safarova last time, I just hope she has learned something from the last time's defeat :help:

gaviotabr
Sep 25th, 2009, 12:02 PM
Well, she was close to beating Safarova last time, I just hope she has learned something from the last time's defeat :help:

Hopefully.. I'm hoping to see her going out on court with a battle mentality. But still.. if she loses early again, which is very much posible, it might just kill any spark she had built. I just don't know how much more disappointment Ana can take.. she is just getting more and more discouraged and lacking more and more belief that she can win.. hence all the chokes.

jonnyroyale_13
Sep 25th, 2009, 12:05 PM
At least she has the tape from Toronto to look at and put together a plan. Definitely will need better return games this time against Lucie.

Stevecw
Sep 25th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Oh crappy draw :( Just hope she can at least get 1 win..time for revenge v Lucie.

InsideOut.
Sep 25th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Well, if a higher seed withdraws then Ana will be put into Azarenka's draw with a bye. :shrug:

The 2nd Law
Sep 25th, 2009, 03:27 PM
I kinda like it lol.
Ana will have to fight for redemption :worship:

gaviotabr
Sep 25th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Well, if a higher seed withdraws then Ana will be put into Azarenka's draw with a bye. :shrug:

I don't think so.. That's not the rules, Ana being the 10th seed, is it? When Bartoli withdrew from LA, she was 9th seed. The player who replaced her was the higher seed from the next group, 13th seed Stosur. Then the first non seeded player, Lisicki, replaced Stosur. If the next higher seed would replace a top 8, it would be Pennetta, not Ana. I'm not sure though..

But I don't think any higher seed will withdraw..

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 25th, 2009, 04:01 PM
1st round against Lucie? Hello Beijing:D

Is is weird when I actually think Ana will win this?:unsure:

jelenacg
Sep 25th, 2009, 04:43 PM
1st round against Lucie? Hello Beijing:D

Is is weird when I actually think Ana will win this?:unsure:

I actually think the same :spit:
Why not? Ana should have beat her the last time they played if it wasn`t for the brainfart
I hope Ana comes on court focused and willing to fight.If she pulls another i want/don`t want to be here crap well the opponent doesn`t matter :shrug:

gaviotabr
Sep 25th, 2009, 04:54 PM
1st round against Lucie? Hello Beijing:D

Is is weird when I actually think Ana will win this?:unsure:

I actually think the same :spit:
Why not? Ana should have beat her the last time they played if it wasn`t for the brainfart
I hope Ana comes on court focused and willing to fight.If she pulls another i want/don`t want to be here crap well the opponent doesn`t matter :shrug:

I hope you guys are right.. Ana could use a win or two..

I agree with Jelena. It will depend on her own attitude.

The Daviator
Sep 25th, 2009, 07:38 PM
Let me take a WILD guess at the outcome.

4-6 6-4 7-5 to Lucie :rolleyes:

spiritedenergy
Sep 25th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Let me take a WILD guess at the outcome.

4-6 6-4 7-5 to Lucie :rolleyes:

:lol:

I guess Lucie in 2:o Ana already said she will have a tough 1st rounder, she probably thinks she can't win...

P.S.: love your avatar, Ana's expression is so weird:lol:

gaviotabr
Sep 25th, 2009, 07:44 PM
I guess Lucie in 2:o Ana already said she will have a tough 1st rounder, she probably thinks she can't win...

That's the biggest problem IMHO. She thinks she can't win or that it will be too hard.. no belief.. the people around her aren't helping with it either.. I often think they are incapable of getting some belief into Ana's head. And she desperetely needs it.. she gets into winning positions, but can't seal the deal, because she thinks she can't win.

Mixo
Sep 25th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Yes, at this point in the season you really see Ana's management team is NOT helping her. Actually we really don't know what they are/have been doing during the season with her mental state, maybe they tried to fix it, anyway it didn't work. We've realized that now, but bruce_goose's been saying it ages and ages ago :lol:

gaviotabr
Sep 25th, 2009, 08:49 PM
Maybe we will only be able to see Ana 2 more times this year.. :sobbing:

I'll miss her. :sad:

jelenacg
Sep 25th, 2009, 09:52 PM
So we should enjoy while we can :bounce:
Didn`t we decide that one thread is enough for the rest of the season since Ana will play 2-3 matches ?

gaviotabr
Sep 25th, 2009, 09:59 PM
So we should enjoy while we can :bounce:
Didn`t we decide that one thread is enough for the rest of the season since Ana will play 2-3 matches ?

Hi Jelena!

I thought so as well..

jelenacg
Sep 25th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Hi Jelena!

I thought so as well..

Hi Izzy
Thread with Ana`s matches is gone for good i guess :sad::sad:
Someone opened a new one
Msmyriam20 doesn`t know what happened ,she didn`t delete it :sad::tape:

gaviotabr
Sep 25th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Hi Izzy
Thread with Ana`s matches is gone for good i guess :sad::sad:
Someone opened a new one
Msmyriam20 doesn`t know what happened ,she didn`t delete it :sad::tape:

Yes.. just saw it. Actually the old thread was by Mariangel. Msmyriam20 is our very own Myr, Fistpumpovic.

jelenacg
Sep 25th, 2009, 10:27 PM
Yes.. just saw it. Actually the old thread was by Mariangel. Msmyriam20 is our very own Myr, Fistpumpovic.

:haha:
Yes i meant to write Mariangel but i was reading those explanations and i got confused :tape:
Sorry Our very own Myr, Fistpumpovic :hug:

hellas719
Sep 25th, 2009, 10:39 PM
GL Ana!

bruce goose
Sep 26th, 2009, 03:20 AM
Yes, at this point in the season you really see Ana's management team is NOT helping her. Actually we really don't know what they are/have been doing during the season with her mental state, maybe they tried to fix it, anyway it didn't work. We've realized that now, but bruce_goose's been saying it ages and ages ago :lol:Hola Mixo:wavey:....I wish that Ana had proven me wrong and made me look insane by bouncing back from her problems:sad:.She's just an extremely weak person,mentally(despite her book smarts),and she'll never make an impact again unless she can learn to overcome those weaknesses.Unfortunately,she gets defensive and just kills the messenger of bad news--as when Kardon concernedly suggested that she see a sports counsellor--instead of facing up to the problem.

I agree with you that Adidas almost DEFINITELY doesn't risk pissing Ana off when she's still a big endorsement draw.At the most,someone MIGHT make a casual suggestion in a timid voice so as not to offend her.What's most disappointing is her family and her so-called friends.It's possible,though I doubt it,that one of her family members has suggested getting help...and that Ana ignores even her flesh-and-blood...that's a scary thought when you consider how blatantly she'd be denying the obvious.As for the "friends",maybe that was Nando's 'crime':Telling Ana the truth that she didn't wanna hear...speculation,I'll admit,but he's the only one who's cared enough to inspire her in the last 18 months....Last fall was the only time she resembled the 'Winner,Confident Ana'.As for the current sorry bunch of worthless friends,they don't have the guts...or just don't give a s--t...to tell Ana what she needs to hear,as any REAL friend would do.

It might sound crazy,but Capriati's history remains my strongest source of hope for Ana.If a spoiled,down-and-out cokehead can regain her love for tennis,then Ana can,too.As the lovely Izzy:angel: says,hope is the last to die...and it's not 100% dead yet but:help::help:

jonnyroyale_13
Sep 26th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Hi Izzy
Thread with Ana`s matches is gone for good i guess :sad::sad:
Someone opened a new one
Msmyriam20 doesn`t know what happened ,she didn`t delete it :sad::tape:

:eek:now i get what youre talking about. That was my bookmark to the sites forum......since i dont ever look at the rest of the forum:tape:
It says: Bad request. The link you followed is incorrect or outdated.
Well, if anyone needs a video later, i can help with that.
Speaking of videos, any idea what the coverage is going to be like for Tokyo? I remember there was a stream last year for the 2R Petrova match.

InsideOut.
Sep 26th, 2009, 03:02 PM
4th on center...I probably won't be able to watch it; VERY BAD timing.

hellas719
Sep 26th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Ajde Ana!

Horizon
Sep 26th, 2009, 03:07 PM
:o

Bad timing for me too :sad:

gaviotabr
Sep 26th, 2009, 03:14 PM
So.. I was hoping the match would be monday... :sobbing:

Oh well.. let's get on with it. I wonder at what time it will be.. maybe around 4 pm local time? That would be 4 am here.. :sobbing:

But I'll wake up for it.. who knows how many times I'll get to see Ana.. :sobbing:

jelenacg
Sep 26th, 2009, 04:11 PM
:eek:now i get what youre talking about. That was my bookmark to the sites forum......since i dont ever look at the rest of the forum:tape:
It says: Bad request. The link you followed is incorrect or outdated.
Well, if anyone needs a video later, i can help with that.
Speaking of videos, any idea what the coverage is going to be like for Tokyo? I remember there was a stream last year for the 2R Petrova match.

Sunday :lol:
I hope so,i hate live scores :tape:
I don`t like the time.It will be 7-8 am here if i`m right :(

jonnyroyale_13
Sep 26th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Its almost October already, but I still hope she can get to 30 wins. First need to get to 25 though:tape:
I seriously want a win here Ana:(
sorry Davodus, but Ana needs this one:help:

gaviotabr
Sep 26th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Its almost October already, but I still hope she can get to 30 wins. First need to get to 25 though:tape:
I seriously want a win here Ana:(
sorry Davodus, but Ana needs this one:help:

She would have to win a tournament to get to 30 wins.. Ana has barely played this year.. :help::tape:

I agree.. Ana needs this one. :help:

Isha312
Sep 27th, 2009, 01:39 AM
Does anyone know if there is going to be a stream for the match? If there is MAYBE I'll wake up for it and just be a zombie at work tomorrow. But I won't wake up just to look at the scoreboard.

Horizon
Sep 27th, 2009, 04:04 AM
Its almost October already, but I still hope she can get to 30 wins. First need to get to 25 though:tape:
I seriously want a win here Ana:(
sorry Davodus, but Ana needs this one:help:
Not even 25 wins this year? :eek:

:sobbing: Didn't she have over 50 in 2007?

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 05:20 AM
Ok.. I'm up.. it's 2 am.. where is the livestream?

I'm totally grumpy right now, so Ana better win this. :mad:

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 05:21 AM
Not even 25 wins this year? :eek:

:sobbing: Didn't she have over 50 in 2007?

I think Ana is 24-13 for the year. Really poor.. An barely any matches...

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 05:39 AM
UGH!

It seems Eurosport coverage only starts on monday. The japonese TV which is broadcasting is a cable TV... and I haven't found any livestream of it. So.. I guess no livestream... :sobbing: why did I wake up again? :sobbing:

Curtos07
Sep 27th, 2009, 06:35 AM
I found a livestream! :)

http://www.justin.tv/zura994

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 06:43 AM
I found a livestream! :)

http://www.justin.tv/zura994

:worship:

Thank you!

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:21 AM
24-14.

It's that bad.

I'm ready to call this Ana's worst match of the season.. yes, it was worse than the USO.. worse than anything I've seen of Ana.. like.. ever.

Lucie didn't even play as well as in Toronto. Not even close. Ana was so awful, it was beyond embarrassing.

On change overs she was laughing with Sven.. her form really is for laughs.

3 losses in a row.. 6-8 since Wimbledon. :worship:

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:24 AM
I know you guys don't like the comparison... hell.. me neither.

But this just reminds me of Vaidisova very much. :sad:

Davodus
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:24 AM
I hated that match :( Ana played so bad, and I hate her serve. Lucie played well on her own serve, but not on return at all, and it was a really boring match. :yawn:

Get a coach Ana :sad:

Davodus
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:25 AM
I know you guys don't like the comparison... hell.. me neither.

But this just reminds me of Vaidisova very much. :sad:

She hasn't lost to Stacey Tan 6-2 6-1 yet :lol:

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:28 AM
She hasn't lost to Stacey Tan 6-2 6-1 yet :lol:

Yet..:help::tape:

Well.. Vaidisova made the Wimbledon QFs last year you know... who knows where Ana will be this time next year. She will have no points to hold her ranking.

Nikkiri
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:28 AM
She shouldn't be playing. She is hopeless right now and with every new loss creeps in more and more doubt. Just take the rest of the year off. PLEASE!

Polikarpov
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:31 AM
OMG. Yesterday a strong typhoon hit us here in Manila bringing one month rain of water in six hours. Our house was flooded at waist height. We had no electricity, and no communication lines. We've just finished cleaning up and disposing ruined stuff. And now that electricity and internet have been restored, I see THIS result! :sobbing:

HowardH
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:32 AM
Ana :hug: :sad:

alas 8 :awww: :hug:

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:35 AM
She shouldn't be playing. She is hopeless right now and with every new loss creeps in more and more doubt. Just take the rest of the year off. PLEASE!

Yes.. that's just it really..

I've said it a few times, and each match just makes me more sure of it. Ana can't take any more frustration.. so she will probably not care, like today. So each and every time she goes on to play and loses, it only discourages her more. The 1st round loss at the USO was not a wake up call.. it was just a huge hit on her.. it really hurt and didn't help at all. It discouraged her.

This is one of Ana's worse matches ever IMHO. I think and think, and I don't remember her playing worse. And there were bad losses along the way in these 5 years. I even liked the Coin match a lot more.

Nikkiri
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:37 AM
Its basically like shes being forced to play.. she doesn't care and of course her feeling like that isn't going to inspire any good play. I just don't understand what the hell is going through her mind and her team's mind. How many more tournaments is she playing this year?

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:40 AM
Its basically like shes being forced to play.. she doesn't care and of course her feeling like that isn't going to inspire any good play. I just don't understand what the hell is going through her mind and her team's mind. How many more tournaments is she playing this year?

Just Beijing.

So basicaly 1 more match.

Nikkiri
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:45 AM
:lol: Yay.

But I thought she asked for a WC into Linz or something?

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:45 AM
^^So is she not getting the Linz wc?

But I agree, it's painful to watch her play and it must feel even worse for Ana herself:sad:

Today's match was nothing but pathetic! She was almost afraid to really hit through the ball! When she was up 3-0, I thought she's at least make it to a 3rd set, but the she failed to break to 4-0 and I knew this shit match was over and done with:crying2:

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:50 AM
^^So is she not getting the Linz wc?

But I agree, it's painful to watch her play and it must feel even worse for Ana herself:sad:

Today's match was nothing but pathetic! She was almost afraid to really hit through the ball! When she was up 3-0, I thought she's at least make it to a 3rd set, but the she failed to break to 4-0 and I knew this shit match was over and done with:crying2:

The Linz WC.. it seems she asked for one, but they haven't given them out yet.

And yes.. as soon as she missed the BP for 4-0, I knew she would get broken right away and the match was over. It was so obvious.. :rolleyes:

spiritedenergy
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:54 AM
:help:

I was guessing she would lose, but I hoped she would lose something like 6-2 6-3 and just tank rather than this pathetic "i lead just to show i can win but i choke/tank":tape:

Hopefully she can do well in Linz if she plays, if she asked for a WC it means she wants to play there. Bejing will be another 1st round loss so we shouldn't really bother:o

Curtos07
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:54 AM
I know you guys don't like the comparison... hell.. me neither.

But this just reminds me of Vaidisova very much. :sad:

I hate to say this but I agree with you. :sobbing: If she doesn't get off to a good start in 2010, she may never come back. :sad: And the bad news is, that she will only drop furhter down the rankings by the end of the season after losing points here and most likely in Beijing next week, not to ention that 1000+ points she will lose in October which she ain't defending. Only more diifcult draws in early 2010 to deal with which most likely equals more ealy round loses. :help: :sad: :sobbing:

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:55 AM
Also.. Ana really should stop working with Sven now.

The on court coaching today from him was just plain disgusting. He was making fun of her at points.. which would make Ana laugh.. but I highly doubt could make her pumped up or with the will to fight. He didn't seem to care at all.. It was like.. she sucks, so whatever. He didn't even seem interested.

No motivation.. no belief.. just telling her she can't hit 2 good shots.. :rolleyes:

Nikkiri
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:55 AM
I hope she doesn't get the WC :tape:

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:57 AM
I hate to say this but I agree with you. :sobbing: If she doesn't get off to a good start in 2010, she may never come back. :sad: And the bad news is, that she will only drop furhter down the rankings by the end of the season after losing points here and most likely in Beijing next week, not to ention that 1000+ points she will lose in October which she ain't defending. Only more diifcult draws in early 2010 to deal with which most likely equals more ealy round loses. :help: :sad: :sobbing:

Yes.. she will end the year around 20-25.

And it only gets harder.. she didn't seem to care as well, which is always worrisome.

gaviotabr
Sep 27th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Also.. no fistpumps and no ajdes today.

spiritedenergy
Sep 27th, 2009, 09:01 AM
Also.. Ana really should stop working with Sven now.

The on court coaching today from him was just plain disgusting. He was making fun of her at points.. which would make Ana laugh.. but I highly doubt could make her pumped up or with the will to fight. He didn't seem to care at all.. It was like.. she sucks, so whatever. He didn't even seem interested.

No motivation.. no belief.. just telling her she can't hit 2 good shots.. :rolleyes:

OMG really?:help:

Maybe he sees she doesn't care so he reacts that way too, i mean he's supposed to work with her but if she doesn't care and plays awful what is he supposed to do? If she's not professional then he won't be... when Caroline playes he looks like he cares a lot. But i've said this since a long time, it's Ana, deep in her she doesn't want to play/doesn't care about tennis anymore. You can choke and everything but if she were truly dedicated, works always pays off:rolleyes:

Davodus
Sep 27th, 2009, 09:02 AM
I agree about Sven, it really pissed me off when he was just joking with Ana rather than trying to help her actually play tennis. You are a coach, Sven, so coach!

Hugh.
Sep 27th, 2009, 09:04 AM
What is the point of her going to Beijing now...it's not like she is going to win a match. :tape:

She was absolutely awful today. Her whole game is just a joke...and that backhand, she either completely shanks it or dumps it in the net. It's just so terrible to see her like this and I really can't see how it's gonna get any better. :sobbing:

spiritedenergy
Sep 27th, 2009, 09:06 AM
so all this practicing with the Serbian coach behind closed doors brought to this?:tape::help: