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Davodus
Dec 27th, 2009, 07:21 AM
:bigwave:
The thread for the Brisbane International (maybe Sydney) and the Australian Open. Hopefully when she comes to play Brisbane we see that she is putting in some hard work and the results follow. Hopefully. I'll be going to both Brisbane and the AO, so I can post my own little reports and stuff in here. Also, if you wanna check my twitter, I'll try and tweet from the tournament when I'm watching practices ( www.twitter.com/Davodus )
I go on January 1st, then heaps of times after that :lol:

InsideOut.
Dec 27th, 2009, 07:23 AM
:yeah: Subscribes :)

gaviotabr
Dec 27th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Good thread David! :yeah:

I'll be checking your twitts! Maybe I can even do so while travelling! :)

Davodus
Dec 27th, 2009, 07:54 AM
Okay ;) I'll try and give plenty of Ana info in my tweets then.

gaviotabr
Dec 27th, 2009, 08:29 AM
Okay ;) I'll try and give plenty of Ana info in my tweets then.

Thanks David! :)

jelenacg
Dec 27th, 2009, 10:18 AM
Nice thread :yeah:
Aussie Ana Aussie season :lol:
I`ll finally use my twitter :o

Nikkiri
Dec 27th, 2009, 10:19 AM
I'll be going to the AO and Sydney if anyone wants to follow me :p

http://twitter.com/Kiristea

Davodus
Dec 27th, 2009, 10:26 AM
I'll be going to the AO and Sydney if anyone wants to follow me :p

http://twitter.com/Kiristea

I already do :angel: so you better give good updates :armed:

jelenacg
Dec 27th, 2009, 10:28 AM
I`m so jealous :hysteric:
:lol:
I guess i`ll follow many people during AO :lol:

Nikkiri
Dec 27th, 2009, 10:29 AM
Oh I will :p I'll try to post lots of pics too! might just have to go through the million "omg kiri" tweets though :o

Davodus
Dec 27th, 2009, 10:32 AM
That's fine :p I'll post pics too if I can, and I won't have a million 'omg kiri' tweets ;)

gaviotabr
Dec 27th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Thanks Kiristea! Thanks David!

I'll be following you guys! I'm sure it will make the Aussie season even more special! :)

gaviotabr
Dec 27th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Hey David! You just posted a nice pic of Ana from AO 08 over twitter. Good old days! :sobbing:

Davodus
Dec 27th, 2009, 10:57 AM
I know :lol: the twitter talk got me in the mood to look at my AO photos from the past. I had the best seats from the 2nd round AO match against Garbin. I was in row 2, right on the baseline :sobbing: and Ana played really damn well.

gaviotabr
Dec 27th, 2009, 10:58 AM
I know :lol: the twitter talk got me in the mood to look at my AO photos from the past. I had the best seats from the 2nd round AO match against Garbin. I was in row 2, right on the baseline :sobbing: and Ana played really damn well.

Oh! Against Garbin! I remember that! Ana was almost flawless! Good memories! :sobbing:

jelenacg
Dec 27th, 2009, 10:58 AM
I know :lol: the twitter talk got me in the mood to look at my AO photos from the past. I had the best seats from the 2nd round AO match against Garbin. I was in row 2, right on the baseline :sobbing: and Ana played really damn well.

Wow :worship::worship:
Great memories,that match was great :hearts:
Just sit,relax and watch ...no worries,i miss those days

Davodus
Dec 27th, 2009, 11:03 AM
She was up 6-0 4-0 in like 30 minutes, I remember seeing like 2 unforced errors and 31923490082409842908 winners before Garbin started trying trick shots and won some games :p it was great. Then I saw Ana next round against Srebotnik and her serve was so good! She never got broken :sobbing: I just could enjoy watching her dominate. Now that doesn't happen :sad:

gaviotabr
Dec 27th, 2009, 11:11 AM
She was up 6-0 4-0 in like 30 minutes, I remember seeing like 2 unforced errors and 31923490082409842908 winners before Garbin started trying trick shots and won some games :p it was great. Then I saw Ana next round against Srebotnik and her serve was so good! She never got broken :sobbing: I just could enjoy watching her dominate. Now that doesn't happen :sad:

Oh.. Ana's old serve.. a thing of beauty! :sobbing:

Who would have thought she would have so many problems with her serve now.. or even that she would be in this position now... really sad... Hopefully the good old days can come back sometime.. :sobbing:

Davodus
Dec 27th, 2009, 11:15 AM
That's why I'm looking at my photos, maybe it will help her if I look at photos of her when she was good :p

gaviotabr
Dec 27th, 2009, 11:19 AM
That's why I'm looking at my photos, maybe it will help her if I look at photos of her when she was good :p

Oh! :lol: That's a good tactic.. I'll do it too! :lol:

Davodus
Dec 27th, 2009, 11:24 AM
Everyone do it :rocker2: we'll give off some good vibes to make Ana play well whether she likes it or not.

jonnyroyale_13
Dec 27th, 2009, 11:57 AM
Nice thread, guys:yeah:

Ive been wanting to say this for months...........


Ajde Ana!:rocker2:

bruce goose
Dec 27th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Everyone do it :rocker2: we'll give off some good vibes to make Ana play well whether she likes it or not.Great to know that we'll have some Insiders:worship: at the Aussie tourneys....I'd offer to do the same for Monterrey but Mexican tournaments aren't prestigious enough for Ana:ras:...maybe I'll shout at Lucie and see if she's learned any Spanish.My sweet Marion's:hearts: victory speech was almost solely in English last season...if I remember right,her only Spanish--as a sweet token gesture:angel:--was that she liked Monterrey and that she appreciated the support

hellas719
Dec 27th, 2009, 05:44 PM
GL Ana! :bounce:
Let's get back into the top 10! :rocker2:

Curtos07
Dec 27th, 2009, 06:48 PM
New season, new thread! Nice to see. Hopefully this thread will be a very long one with lots of joy in it. :)

The Daviator
Dec 27th, 2009, 06:54 PM
Not optimistic after hearing how her preparations have been going, but can't wait to have her back :hearts:

DefyingGravity
Dec 27th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Ana!!!! I feel like she won't really start clicking till she gets on clay.

jonnyroyale_13
Dec 28th, 2009, 03:23 AM
Just a little funfact, shes been a QFist or better 6 out of 6 times in Australian events leading up to the AO always with at least 2 wins. (also had 2 wins and 1 loss in singles at the 'o6 Hopman Cup)


Brisbane
2009 Quarter-finalist

Canberra
2005 Champ

Gold Coast
2007 Quarter-finalist

Hobart

Perth
2006- Ana-(2-1), Novak-(1-2),doubles-(2-1). They finished 2nd in their group.(thanks to Ana:angel:)

Sydney
2006 Quarter-finalist
2007 Quarter-finalist
2008 Semi-finalist

Davodus
Dec 28th, 2009, 03:50 AM
Ohh cool, Ana does well in Australian lead up events :yeah: Hopefully the trend continues...

doni1212
Dec 28th, 2009, 04:17 AM
High hopes for Ana to do well here!!

AstuteLearner8
Dec 28th, 2009, 08:20 AM
OOH, I don't know where to put this, but I found an article in the Daily Mail dating back to January 5, 2009 and it contained some info about Ana's website

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-1105803/ALEX-KAY-TALKS-TENNIS-Nick-Bollettieri-Murray-Federer-Williams-sisters-Laura-Robson-decline-US-game.html

ANA’S SMOOTH…

While many players fill their personal websites with dour accounts of how hard they tried in the last match and how they couldn’t have won without their coach/mother/God etc, Ana Ivanovic has provided fans with a great little insight into the woman behind the racket.

Chatting about New Year’s Eve, she said: ‘I may stay up till midnight but it will be tough considering that I’ve been going to bed quite early lately and getting up early in the mornings.

'Each morning I start my days with a delicious mango smoothie, which I recently learned how to make.’

So what do you do with a piece of information like that? I sent her a smoothie recipe book of course and asked her to get in touch with more precise details on how she makes hers.

Her agent tells me he will give the book to her when she comes back from Australia in February. Until then, guess it’s a case of just sitting back and waiting for the restraining order.


:lol: I'm glad she's updating her website :p

pepaw
Dec 28th, 2009, 08:38 AM
There's no way Ana can continue to suck so hard next year.

gaviotabr
Dec 28th, 2009, 12:02 PM
The Brisbane draw will be done next saturday.. I won't be able to check it out, so good luck Ana!

gaviotabr
Dec 28th, 2009, 12:02 PM
There's no way Ana can continue to suck so hard next year.

Unfortunately, there is always a way.. :sobbing: Hopefully not in her case though..

Davodus
Dec 28th, 2009, 12:08 PM
And apparently Ana is gonna spend new years day chilling on the beach with Adam and his family, and she should be practicing at the QLD tennis centre since I will be there!

gaviotabr
Dec 28th, 2009, 12:09 PM
And apparently Ana is gonna spend new years day chilling on the beach with Adam and his family, and she should be practicing at the QLD tennis centre since I will be there!

Hey David!

What Ana said is she would spend the New Year's Eve with a barbacue at the beach.. not new year's day. Isn't New year's day the first official day of practice in Brisbane?

Here is what she said exactly:

Where will you spend New Year’s evening?
I’m not sure yet, but I’ll probably be in Queensland, before the Brisbane tournament. Maybe we’ll have a barbecue on the beach or something like that, and watch the sunset.


She talked about having Christmas day off at the beach.. but not New Year's day.

Davodus
Dec 28th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Pheeeewwww! I just read somewhere that it was new years day...actually I saw it on fox sports news as well, but they got it wrong :woohoo: So now she has no excuses, she has to go practice ;) and yes, it is the first official day of practice here.

Davodus
Dec 29th, 2009, 05:20 AM
I went out to the centre today, just for a look around, and I saw so many people practicing. It was great, I really didn't expect it. It has been raining here, so most people were drying their own courts :lol: but Hantuchova got one of the covered courts so she was fine :lol: No Ana, though I wouldn't expect to see her. I saw Hradecka and I really wanted to say to her that she should maybe play the way she did against Ana again, she will make top 10 :rolleyes: :p

gaviotabr
Dec 29th, 2009, 03:59 PM
I went out to the centre today, just for a look around, and I saw so many people practicing. It was great, I really didn't expect it. It has been raining here, so most people were drying their own courts :lol: but Hantuchova got one of the covered courts so she was fine :lol: No Ana, though I wouldn't expect to see her. I saw Hradecka and I really wanted to say to her that she should maybe play the way she did against Ana again, she will make top 10 :rolleyes: :p

:lol:

I'm glad you had fun David!

I think Ana will only head to Brisbane on january 1st..

Davodus
Dec 29th, 2009, 04:05 PM
It was fun, even if I wasn't there long. But Kim seems to have come out to practice just after I left :( I just missed her! Oh well, I'm going plenty of times :lol:

Yeah I think that's when Ana will head down. But I think she should earlier, personally. I don't think where she is training is plexicushion, and it is surprisingly different from a regular hardcourt.

gaviotabr
Dec 29th, 2009, 04:09 PM
It was fun, even if I wasn't there long. But Kim seems to have come out to practice just after I left :( I just missed her! Oh well, I'm going plenty of times :lol:

Yeah I think that's when Ana will head down. But I think she should earlier, personally. I don't think where she is training is plexicushion, and it is surprisingly different from a regular hardcourt.

Yes, I definitely agree. She should be taking this time to also be getting used to the courts. But well.. :shrug: I still guess she will do like this year, and only go january 1st.

I think Henin was also practicing there today.. I saw a video. I imagine most players are around already! Exciting!

Davodus
Dec 31st, 2009, 11:51 AM
So, tomorrow I'm going to the tennis :D I dunno how it is gonna go for seeing Ana though, there seems to be stuff on Centre court for the majority of the day :ras: but I'll do my best to find her. If she practices before they kick me out I will see her :lol: Anyway, if anyone is awake or anything during the time I'll be there...I think it will be very early morning most places, you can check my twitter to see if I saw Ana ;)

I'm so excited now :rocker2:

gaviotabr
Dec 31st, 2009, 12:02 PM
So, tomorrow I'm going to the tennis :D I dunno how it is gonna go for seeing Ana though, there seems to be stuff on Centre court for the majority of the day :ras: but I'll do my best to find her. If she practices before they kick me out I will see her :lol: Anyway, if anyone is awake or anything during the time I'll be there...I think it will be very early morning most places, you can check my twitter to see if I saw Ana ;)

I'm so excited now :rocker2:

Good luck tomorrow David! Have a lot of fun for all of us! :p I'll check your twitts before I leave home tomorrow morning! ;)

jonnyroyale_13
Dec 31st, 2009, 12:31 PM
Have fun, David!

Davodus
Dec 31st, 2009, 12:40 PM
Thanks :D

jelenacg
Dec 31st, 2009, 02:15 PM
Have fun David :)
I`ll check your twitts tomorrow in the afternoon
Also Izzy have a nice trip :)
Enjoy Europe :)

Curtos07
Dec 31st, 2009, 06:45 PM
Have fun David! Bring Ana some good luck. :)

Davodus
Jan 1st, 2010, 06:06 AM
I didn't see Ana and I was annoyed :( I saw all of my other favourites have a big practice session, but they didn't announce Ana for afternoon practice and my sister was sick, we were both SOOO sunburnt so we left. Analess :o but we will see her again, hopefully.

soul
Jan 1st, 2010, 08:37 AM
I hope 2010 brings ANA all the success she has had deserved...........

FAMK
Jan 1st, 2010, 09:15 AM
Still no Ana pics training :(

Rafito.
Jan 1st, 2010, 09:46 AM
I didn't see Ana and I was annoyed :( I saw all of my other favourites have a big practice session, but they didn't announce Ana for afternoon practice and my sister was sick, we were both SOOO sunburnt so we left. Analess :o but we will see her again, hopefully.

Aww, Unlucky. :sad:

What players did you see training?

Davodus
Jan 1st, 2010, 10:03 AM
Pretty much everyone in the tournament except Ana :ras: no, not entirely, but that is what it felt like. I even saw some people practicing twice.

gaviotabr
Jan 1st, 2010, 10:42 AM
I didn't see Ana and I was annoyed :( I saw all of my other favourites have a big practice session, but they didn't announce Ana for afternoon practice and my sister was sick, we were both SOOO sunburnt so we left. Analess :o but we will see her again, hopefully.

I'm sorry for that David!

And about Ana.. going into the tournament with 2 days max of practice on plexicution.. great! :yeah::o

gaviotabr
Jan 1st, 2010, 10:43 AM
Well guys.. I'm leaving home now.. see you all on January 13th. :wavey:

And Ana, good luck in Brisbane! Have fun and win! :D

Davodus
Jan 1st, 2010, 10:48 AM
Thanks Izzy, I WISH I had seen her, but she was too busy I guess :rolleyes: everyone was there today, ALG got off the plane really early this morning and she still came for a big practice. Oh well

Have a great holiday!

katshearts
Jan 1st, 2010, 12:17 PM
I didn't see Ana and I was annoyed :( I saw all of my other favourites have a big practice session, but they didn't announce Ana for afternoon practice and my sister was sick, we were both SOOO sunburnt so we left. Analess :o but we will see her again, hopefully.

They announce where players practice? Aw, hope you get to see her during the week if you go :)

Davodus
Jan 1st, 2010, 12:46 PM
They announced who would be using centre court in the afternoon, and practice on the outside courts was dying down (plus the main outside courts were being used for qualies). She MAY have practiced on an outside court, but I doubt it. My friend stayed until 4:30 and didn't see her.

katshearts
Jan 1st, 2010, 12:52 PM
Oh ok, also you went on the days before qualifying? Are there alot of players around?

Davodus
Jan 1st, 2010, 12:57 PM
Heaps ;) it is really cool.

katshearts
Jan 1st, 2010, 01:07 PM
Oh great :) I might go for Sydney.. but might stay home and watch Brissy + Hopman haha :) Are you heading down to Syd and Melb too?

So the draw is tomorrow 12.30pm local time. Eagerly anticipating that! Have a feeling she draws an aussie first up w/ so many aussies in the field :D

Davodus
Jan 1st, 2010, 01:16 PM
I'm going to the AO for 4 days which should be fun.

I'm nervous about the draw, with so many favourites of mine here.

katshearts
Jan 1st, 2010, 01:23 PM
Cool :) I'm just interested in Justine and Ana at Bris, have faves at Perth and Auckland also :D

jonnyroyale_13
Jan 1st, 2010, 03:12 PM
Heaps ;) it is really cool.

that blew my mind when i went to an event, how the players and coaches are just wandering around everywhere. Nice photo album.:hearts: Everyone looks like theyre in great shape for the season.

bruce goose
Jan 1st, 2010, 03:51 PM
Well guys.. I'm leaving home now.. see you all on January 13th. :wavey:

And Ana, good luck in Brisbane! Have fun and win! :DHave a great trip,Izzy:wavey:,and I hope that you don't suffer too much Contador Zorro Withdrawal while you're away:p.You're so full of life that I'm sure you'll enjoy your trip:)

My cousin Jose has actually become fluent in Portuguese--he even taught English in Brasil for 1 or 2 years,I'm pretty sure(y'all don't need any help with your Spanish;))....He might even want to migrate to Anapolis to chat with you,we'll see:).....Again,buen viaje,Isabela:wavey:

Pops Maellard
Jan 1st, 2010, 10:19 PM
I only just found this new thread. :lol:

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:20 AM
I didn't see Ana and I was annoyed :( I saw all of my other favourites have a big practice session, but they didn't announce Ana for afternoon practice and my sister was sick, we were both SOOO sunburnt so we left. Analess :o but we will see her again, hopefully.

That sucks :(
Are you going tomorrow?
A little bit late but happy new year to everyone :p

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:23 AM
I'm going everyday from Sunday-Friday so I should see her! I saw all of my favourites except her yesterday :ras: she better practice today, centre court is free all day. I hope we see some photos soon.

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:28 AM
I'm going everyday from Sunday-Friday so I should see her! I saw all of my favourites except her yesterday :ras: she better practice today, centre court is free all day. I hope we see some photos soon.

Saving the best for last :lol:
You`ll probably see her tomorrow,don`t worry
BTW how were Justine,Kim and Dokic ?
Did you watch them practice or just took photos

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:29 AM
I better :armed: She avoided me everyday except 1 last year (but I did get her autograph :angel:) So I wanna see her play more this year.

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:38 AM
And did Hantuchova practice twice?
I saw she wore different outfits
I suppose Sven wasn`t there

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:43 AM
She practiced once, then played the exhibition match on centre court later in the afternoon.
Didn't see Sven, nope.
A lot of people did practice twice though :rolleyes: Gasquet practiced for 90 minutes with Berdych, then 90 minutes with Chardy, straight away. Ana didn't practice at all :ras:

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:52 AM
She practiced once, then played the exhibition match on centre court later in the afternoon.
Didn't see Sven, nope.
A lot of people did practice twice though :rolleyes: Gasquet practiced for 90 minutes with Berdych, then 90 minutes with Chardy, straight away. Ana didn't practice at all :ras:

I know :o
But she spent 2 months in Australia ,she is probably used to that surface :unsure:

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:54 AM
She is not practicing on plexicushion though, the courts at Noosa are plexipave which is more like the USO surface than the AO surface :o

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:01 AM
She is not practicing on plexicushion though, the courts at Noosa are plexipave which is more like the USO surface than the AO surface :o

:shrug:
Well we have to believe they know what they are doing :rolleyes:

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:10 AM
Yeah, hopefully.

The draw ceremony just started, hopefully it doesn't take too long to release it.

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:15 AM
Yeah, hopefully.

The draw ceremony just started, hopefully it doesn't take too long to release it.

Really :scared::scared:
I didn`t know :tape:
Please some `good draw`-if that is even possible

Michael.
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:31 AM
Let's go Ana :bigclap:http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/12/21/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_69f5556.gif

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:40 AM
Ana practiced! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3228377&id=60751459108&fbid=227160474108 Sven is with her.

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:45 AM
Ana practiced! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3228377&id=60751459108&fbid=227160474108 Sven is with her.

Yes i see
So she is/was practicing today since that photo was posted 4min ago :lol:
Can she be more tanned :lol::lol:

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:48 AM
Yeah this morning by the look of it

that's what spending a lot of time in the Australian summer will do, I guess :lol: my current sunburn is evidence enough :o

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:56 AM
Yeah this morning by the look of it

that's what spending a lot of time in the Australian summer will do, I guess :lol: my current sunburn is evidence enough :o

:lol:
Things we do for Ana :o
25 photos of Ana practicing :)
When was the last time we had that

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:02 AM
Is there only 25? I thought there were more altogether.

The things we do indeed :lol: and I didn't even see her! I waited ages after I had seen everyone else I wanted to see just incase, and nothing. I'm sure that didn't help my burned skin :o

jonnyroyale_13
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:28 AM
Is that on Pat Rafter arena? It looks like the photographer must have been sitting in the rafters, its up so high:lol:
Good to see her practicing. How long til the draw?

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:37 AM
It is happening now

there is some big walkway up in the roof called the catwalk, so thats where the photos were taken from.

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:40 AM
Apparently she drew Dokic round 1 :scared:

Isha312
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:40 AM
Apparently Ana will play Dokic to kick off the year.

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:42 AM
It`s probably already done but they didn`t announce it yet :(
Draw was supposed to be done at 12pm and now it is 1:40 pm in Brisbane

jonnyroyale_13
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:42 AM
It is happening now

there is some big walkway up in the roof called the catwalk, so thats where the photos were taken from.

Oh, that makes more sense:p

jonnyroyale_13
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:43 AM
Good chance for Dokic/Ivanovic to be televised at least..

The 2nd Law
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:43 AM
Dokic??????????


Oh lord.

FAMK
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:44 AM
Dokic :|

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:44 AM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/02/2784221.htm

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:46 AM
Why :scared:
Dokic is in a worse slump than Ana is so no reason to be afraid of her
Ana will win this
Ajde :)
Kim vs Garbin,very easy
Justine vs Petrova
I guess first round exit for Petrova :lol:

Curtos07
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:46 AM
At least Ana didn't get Justine. But Dokic can be tough to beat at home. This is going to be an interesting match. I guess it will all come down to if Ana's off-season preparation has really made her improve her game or not. I mean, that is probably more important than who her opponent is. If she plays well and finds her form, she should win. But we really have no clue how she will play. Good luck Ana. :)

The 2nd Law
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:47 AM
Happy New Year everyone btw :)

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:48 AM
Dokic was hitting so well yesterday when I watched, it was intense. Butttt I plan on watching this match, if it is on before tuesday night I definitely will, and if it is Tuesday night (which I doubt) I will buy tickets :p

Ana can win, if Dokic goes into error mode. If she doesn't, it will be close.

The 2nd Law
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:49 AM
Why :scared:
Dokic is in a worse slump than Ana is so no reason to be afraid of her
Ana will win this

I think Jelena will be tough.

But I'm more annoyed because I wanted both of them to do well here.

Michael.
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:50 AM
you can do it Ana :bigclap:

Isha312
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:51 AM
Hopefully Ana can start the year off right and gain a little bit of confidence by beating a quality opponent. I'd hoped for a match where she could kind of slowly break into the year a bit, but you gotta play the hand you're dealt I suppose.

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:56 AM
I think Jelena will be tough.

But I'm more annoyed because I wanted both of them to do well here.

Of course she is tough,every opponent is
But Dokic lost like all matches she played last year except on GSs
Plus she has he own issues,lower confidence than Ana...
If Ana can`t beat Dokic :unsure:

jonnyroyale_13
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:56 AM
Last Dokic match i saw was when she was crushing Dementieva at the French, before having to retire. This could be interesting to say the least. Cant wait!
What about the rest of the section?

Isha312
Jan 2nd, 2010, 02:59 AM
Of course she is tough,every opponent is
But Dokic lost like all matches she played last year except on GSs
Plus she has he own issues,lower confidence than Ana...
If Ana can`t beat Dokic :unsure:

Well Dokic did pretty well at some challengers to end the year. Sure they're challengers but match wins=confidence and that's more than we can say for Ana right now.

Isha312
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:00 AM
That being said I'm remaining optimistic and predicting the W.

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:07 AM
Well Dokic did pretty well at some challengers to end the year. Sure they're challengers but match wins=confidence and that's more than we can say for Ana right now.

Don`t get me wrong ,i don`t think Dokic is bad or anything like that
I also preferred Ana drew Garbin or Errani :lol:
But that match wouldn`t be any indication
Now Ana has a descent opponent but she has to win :)


What about the rest of the section?
Same question

The Daviator
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:07 AM
Of course she is tough,every opponent is
But Dokic lost like all matches she played last year except on GSs
Plus she has he own issues,lower confidence than Ana...
If Ana can`t beat Dokic :unsure:

She won two 100k events at the end of the season and hardly dropped a set, would LOVE to see Ana win, but I think Dokic will win (damn pessimism :o) I guess Sydney would be next?

Curtos07
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:07 AM
I am going to be curious to see who the crowd roots for. If Ana is really "Aussie Ana" then she should get as good amount of support as Dokic will. I really hope Ana can play well. The last thing she needs is another 1st round exit. :sobbing: As the whole draw come out yet?

The 2nd Law
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:09 AM
I am going to be curious to see who the crowd roots for. If Ana is really "Aussie Ana" then she should get as good amount of support as Dokic will. I really hope Ana can play well. The last thing she needs is another 1st round exit. :sobbing: As the whole draw come out yet?

Ana will get good support but I'd imagine the majority would be behind Dokic.

Curtos07
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:11 AM
Ana will get good support but I'd imagine the majority would be behind Dokic.

That's what I think will happen too. As long as Ana plays some solid tennis, she should be fine. Just want to get this first match over and done with. Anything can happen after a 4 month break.

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:11 AM
I'll give her good support, don't worry :p No doubt some dirty looks from avid Aussie supporters will come my way.

FAMK
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:12 AM
Crowd will be pro Dokic mostly I'm sure. She just has to start well and keep them quite.
At least we should get coverage..if they play Monday.

hellas719
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:14 AM
Shit :(
Dokic was in good form at the end of last year, and she's playing in Australia :scared:
Ajde Ana! :bounce:

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:15 AM
She won two 100k events at the end of the season and hardly dropped a set, would LOVE to see Ana win, but I think Dokic will win (damn pessimism :o) I guess Sydney would be next?

Ana lost to Czink,Coin...so she can as well lose to Dokic,who is a way better player :sad:
But i still hope she won`t
And even then there is a difference if she loses in a close 3 setter or is blown of the court

I am going to be curious to see who the crowd roots for. If Ana is really "Aussie Ana" then she should get as good amount of support as Dokic will. I really hope Ana can play well. The last thing she needs is another 1st round exit. :sobbing: As the whole draw come out yet?

As long as they don`t cheer against Ana everything is ok :)

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:24 AM
From facebook
http://www.facebook.com/#/BrisbaneInternational?ref=mf

Molik vs. Makarova

Safarova vs. Groenefeld

Q vs. [6] Wozniak

[4] Hantuchova vs. Q

Peng vs. Szavay

Bammer vs. King

Petkovic vs. [8] Benesova

[5] Kleybanova vs. Pavlyuchenkova

Errani vs. Vinci

Bacsinszky vs. Q

Dokic vs. [3] Ivanovic

[7]

Czink vs. Hradecka

Govortsova vs. Zahalvova Strycova

Dellacqua vs. Q

Henin vs. [2] Petrova

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:29 AM
I hate this draw with an intense passion.

Curtos07
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:30 AM
I don't like the draw, but I will wait until she takes the court before I lose my mind. :lol: Not Kleybs again :o

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:34 AM
My hate comes from the match between ALG and Lucie :sad: :sobbing: :bigcry:

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:35 AM
I think we miss one more pair of players or i`m just sleepy :tape:
Who is #7

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:38 AM
Czink
the one you copied/pasted is missing Kim from the top

Michael.
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:42 AM
It's missing Clijsters vs Garbin ;)

jelenacg
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:44 AM
Czink
the one you copied/pasted is missing Kim from the top

Yes that`s it :)
I`m going to bed now :zzz:
Kleybanova = the serbian killer again :lol: :tape:
I hope she doesn`t` wear a cap this time :help:

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:46 AM
ahhhhh not the sweat hat! I'm eating :o :lol: I'll be sick

goodnight :wavey:

Midge.
Jan 2nd, 2010, 04:12 AM
Yeah this isn't a good match up for Ana at all. If Jelena only somewhat has her radar on, then we'll probably be seeing Ana in Sydney.
But Jelena made Malek look like a GOAT at Wimbledon so who knows.

My hate comes from the match between ALG and Lucie :sad: :sobbing: :bigcry:

Ughh Im in the same boat too. What makes it even worse is Jelena and Ana would probably be the 2 most desperate for a win.
I need the match over and done with, asap. :hysteric:

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 04:23 AM
I feel the same way about ALG and Lucie. I want it on tomorrow so it is over as fast as possible. I don't wanna think about it anymore.

jonnyroyale_13
Jan 2nd, 2010, 05:10 AM
Well at least you'll see one of them in the second round, and perhaps in the QF as well.

katshearts
Jan 2nd, 2010, 07:37 AM
An interesting match up against Dokic, not easy.. could have been worse. Don't mind if one of em comes to Sydney :lol:

soul
Jan 2nd, 2010, 08:15 AM
There will not be any easy mtches for Ana; so the better the sooner.Though matches make her stronger and make built her confidence.

Pops Maellard
Jan 2nd, 2010, 09:29 AM
OMG, why not some scrub qualifyer. Why Dokic? :rolleyes: :sobbing:

If Ana wins this, I'll be thrilled. :drool:

InsideOut.
Jan 2nd, 2010, 09:40 AM
DAMN! Just a terrible match-up :o Stupid draw gods :rolleyes: I'd be surprised if Ana does win this one :sobbing:

-NAJ-
Jan 2nd, 2010, 09:52 AM
Good luck Ana. Please beat Dokic:eek:
Whay people in GM are so sure that Dokic will win:rolleyes:

Davodus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 09:55 AM
When have people in GM ever known what they are talking about? :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 2nd, 2010, 09:59 AM
Vintage Ana shouldn't have a problem:)
2009 Ana can pack her bags:sobbing:

We haven't seen Ana 2010 yet, but I will remain positive!:D Ajde Ana:rocker2:

Ksenia.
Jan 2nd, 2010, 10:08 AM
it just doesn't feel right :scared:
but let's hope for the best

Mixo
Jan 2nd, 2010, 10:40 AM
I like the draw! I see her winning 3 or 4 matches. Easy.

Pops Maellard
Jan 2nd, 2010, 11:26 AM
Yeah if she gets past Dokic, very good draw. :hearts:

Nena_xxx
Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:21 PM
I think that this is going to be good for Ana! If her game is back, this is good way to test her abilities and her shape! I'm looking forward to watch Ana back on the court!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

I found some nice site to watch Brisbane matches live www.fromsport.com :bounce:

dybbuk
Jan 2nd, 2010, 11:28 PM
I worry. Ana couldn't handle flat balls at all last season. At least we'll get a good idea about how serious Ana is about her tennis in the first match of the year.

Pops Maellard
Jan 2nd, 2010, 11:46 PM
:sobbing: I'm so worried. I just hate this first round...

jelenacg
Jan 3rd, 2010, 12:13 AM
Sven posted a picture of himself on Brisbane court on his facebook account
Someone commented `Lets go Ana ,lets go` under that photo and after that there were like 6 people with the same comments `Lets go Ana,lets go ` :lol::lol:
Sven replied `Let's go Adidas :) thanks for the support :) `
Cute :) :lol:

I`m also worried a little bit how Ana will handle flat balls
But i also think Dokic can start making many UE and never get back in the match
This won`t happen of course if Ana goes on court scared,unfocused and gives Dokic many short ball :tape:

Curtos07
Jan 3rd, 2010, 03:05 AM
Kimmy sure wasn't rusty for her 1st match. 6-2, 6-1 over Garbin. :worship: Pretty impressive for her first match in a long time. Now Ana needs to do the same. :lol: Nah, i'm just kidding. Just win Ana. ;)

Pops Maellard
Jan 3rd, 2010, 03:29 AM
6-2 6-1 over Garbin. Then again Garbin isn't that good. Pova beat her in her first match back in 09. But I think Kim will be able to be a contender at more slams.

Midge.
Jan 3rd, 2010, 06:59 AM
Brisbane International - Australian Open Series (http://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneInternational?ref=mf) Preview of tomorrow's Pat Rafter Arena schedule: Richard Gasquet v Jarkko Nieminen, Justine Henin v Nadia Petrova, Jelena Dokic v Ana Ivanovic. The night session will feature Radek Stepanek v John Millman and Andy Roddick v Peter Luczak. Full schedule will be at the link below later today. Enjoy!

Tv coverage. :banana:

Davodus
Jan 3rd, 2010, 07:47 AM
I finally got to see Ana today! She looks so stunning in person, and so tanned. But, she runs like a fool :lol: I was laughing at her doing her warm up sprints, she sticks her butt out and puts her head forward and it was hilarious :lol:

So, she hit quite well I thought. Her forehand looked good. She was hitting with Peng, who was giving her some flat hard shots and Ana was hitting them back harder. Her volleys were looking solid too. Her serve is back to her old motion, and I only saw ONE bad ball toss (and I happened to get it on video :lol: )
Anyway, ask me anything you want, I have my photos uploading to my picasaweb album now so I will link them when they are done.

The 2nd Law
Jan 3rd, 2010, 07:58 AM
Thanks David!

How was her backhand looking? Just normal?

Also, there was one bad ball toss out of how many (that you saw) :lol:

InsideOut.
Jan 3rd, 2010, 08:02 AM
One bad ball toss in practice = thirty bad ball tosses in a match :sobbing:

Pops Maellard
Jan 3rd, 2010, 08:17 AM
Yay, Ana's good old motion is back. :D

Curtos07
Jan 3rd, 2010, 08:20 AM
I finally got to see Ana today! She looks so stunning in person, and so tanned. But, she runs like a fool :lol: I was laughing at her doing her warm up sprints, she sticks her butt out and puts her head forward and it was hilarious :lol:


:lol: I remember seeing video of something like that during IW at the blog Forty Deuce. Ana's movement is always ridonk with those long legs of hers. :lol:


Glad to hear she looked well in practice and the old serve is back. Now the question is, can she do it during a match when all the pressure and nerves are added. That remains to be seen. You're getting my hopes up David. Please don't let us down Ana. :lol: I can't sleep, so excited about tomorrow and I am not even there. I'm so jealous of you right now.:p

Midge.
Jan 3rd, 2010, 09:08 AM
I finally got to see Ana today! She looks so stunning in person, and so tanned. But, she runs like a fool :lol: I was laughing at her doing her warm up sprints, she sticks her butt out and puts her head forward and it was hilarious :lol:

Classic nerd run. Aerodynamic Ana. :bowdown:

Nice to hear she practiced well, but im not gonna get my hopes up just yet. How many times has she practiced well and got our hopes up, only to dump everything into the net during the match? :sobbing:


OOP is officially out and she's 2nd on PRA, after Gasgay and Jarrko.
There needs to be a vomit smiley, im getting a tiny bit nervous. :crying2:

Davodus
Jan 3rd, 2010, 09:37 AM
:lol: well, firstly I saw about 15-20 serves with 1 bad toss. So I was pretty happy with that. She looked generally quite good, her backhand was going pretty well when I was watching, but she seemed to be hitting mainly forehands. I'll be on centre court tomorrow. I'm excited :D

BTW, photos from today added in the photo thread.

The 2nd Law
Jan 3rd, 2010, 10:21 AM
:lol: well, firstly I saw about 15-20 serves with 1 bad toss. So I was pretty happy with that. She looked generally quite good, her backhand was going pretty well when I was watching, but she seemed to be hitting mainly forehands. I'll be on centre court tomorrow. I'm excited :D

BTW, photos from today added in the photo thread.

You're a legend, Dav! :worship:

Pops Maellard
Jan 3rd, 2010, 10:33 AM
Great pics Dave! Wish you could've got some of James Blake. :p

Davodus
Jan 3rd, 2010, 10:44 AM
Uhhmmm...one of my ones of Roddick might have blake in it somewhere? :lol:

Pops Maellard
Jan 3rd, 2010, 10:44 AM
Ooops, just saw some in the Roddick album. :p

Pops Maellard
Jan 3rd, 2010, 10:46 AM
Anyway I'm getting excited. I'm nervous, but I've got a good feeling that Ana's going to be really sharp tomorrow. :drool:

Ajde! :rocker:

jelenacg
Jan 3rd, 2010, 10:58 AM
I finally got to see Ana today! She looks so stunning in person, and so tanned. But, she runs like a fool :lol: I was laughing at her doing her warm up sprints, she sticks her butt out and puts her head forward and it was hilarious :lol:


Yes she does :hearts:
She is a nerd,even when she is practicing :lol::lol:

:lol: well, firstly I saw about 15-20 serves with 1 bad toss. So I was pretty happy with that. She looked generally quite good, her backhand was going pretty well when I was watching, but she seemed to be hitting mainly forehands. I'll be on centre court tomorrow. I'm excited :D

BTW, photos from today added in the photo thread.

So was she serving puff balls?
1 bad ball toss is good but we`ll have to see how she will serve in matches

Davodus
Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:08 AM
She wasn't serving puff balls at all, she was smashing them down.

Pops Maellard
Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:10 AM
She wasn't serving puff balls at all, she was smashing them down.
OMG yay. :drool: How fast were they? Like, 180?

Davodus
Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:12 AM
No idea, I would guess 160-180 but it didn't have a speed gun.

Pops Maellard
Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:15 AM
I wonder what the fastest serve Ana's ever done is? Somewhere around 190 I'd guess.

Davodus
Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:18 AM
It is over 200, no? Can't remember exactly, but she did 200+ at RG 2007.

jelenacg
Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:19 AM
I wonder what the fastest serve Ana's ever done is? Somewhere around 190 I'd guess.

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm23/jelenacg/serves.jpg

I think 205 kmh

Pops Maellard
Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:21 AM
I just read this article, and Clijsters talked about Ana.

But the 26-year-old, married to American basketballer Brian Lynch, seemed just as happy to know the glamourous Serb is willing to embrace the Aussie nickname.

"For sure, that's fine," she said. "That's a good one, I'll tell her that in the locker room.

"I saw Ana Ivanovic train earlier and she really looks like she's trained really hard."

:drool: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/tennis/whats-in-a-moniker-aussie-ana-is-about-to-find-out-20100102-lmnp.html

Pops Maellard
Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:21 AM
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm23/jelenacg/serves.jpg

I think 205 kmh
Wow, that is big! :eek: Wonder if she's still got that in her lol

jelenacg
Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:30 AM
No idea, I would guess 160-180 but it didn't have a speed gun.
160 kmh are puff balls unless it`s second serve

Wow, that is big! :eek: Wonder if she's still got that in her lol

Ana`s serve used to be huge :sad:

jelenacg
Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:38 AM
Also was Adam there or someone from Ana`s family ?
And her fitness coach?

Davodus
Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:53 AM
160kmh is pretty solid, particularly a sliding serve. If it was down around 130-140 it would be more of a puff ball. Her serve was looking solid, but just in practice it is hard to know if that is what it will be in matches.

Her mother and father watched from the grass hill next to the court, and people kept talking to her mother :lol: She is famous :cool:
Her fitness trainer was there, doing drills with her to start the practice. I think he is in some of the photos I took.

jelenacg
Jan 3rd, 2010, 12:06 PM
160kmh is pretty solid, particularly a sliding serve. If it was down around 130-140 it would be more of a puff ball. Her serve was looking solid, but just in practice it is hard to know if that is what it will be in matches.

Her mother and father watched from the grass hill next to the court, and people kept talking to her mother :lol: She is famous :cool:
Her fitness trainer was there, doing drills with her to start the practice. I think he is in some of the photos I took.

I don`t know
160kmh is good for a slice serve but not for a flat serve imo
Dragana is famous :lol:
I suppose Ana`s father was all serious :lol:

Davodus
Jan 3rd, 2010, 12:15 PM
He did look kind of serious, but not too bad. The stupid owner of a tennis centre around here (who I really hate, he is such a stupid twit) was talking to Dragana. I felt bad for her, since he is a sneak and he looks like a lizard. He no doubt just wanted to feel important.

jelenacg
Jan 3rd, 2010, 12:29 PM
He did look kind of serious, but not too bad. The stupid owner of a tennis centre around here (who I really hate, he is such a stupid twit) was talking to Dragana. I felt bad for her, since he is a sneak and he looks like a lizard. He no doubt just wanted to feel important.

I understand you
My country is full of that kind of people :o

I still can`t believe Monfils played basketball on court :lol:

Davodus
Jan 3rd, 2010, 12:34 PM
Annoying, isn't it?

I didn't even know it was him at first, I was just thinking 'why is someone playing basketball here :confused:' then I realised it was him. It was really random :lol:

jelenacg
Jan 3rd, 2010, 12:38 PM
Annoying, isn't it?

I didn't even know it was him at first, I was just thinking 'why is someone playing basketball here :confused:' then I realised it was him. It was really random :lol:

Yes it is.

Monfils cut his hair ,maybe that`s why you didn`t recognize him at first

Deck
Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:36 PM
Ana get your friggin' career back on track again this year:(

good luck for 2010:kiss:

Jedna je Jelena
Jan 3rd, 2010, 05:17 PM
are there some links for the match???

The Daviator
Jan 3rd, 2010, 05:25 PM
Kim's and Davodus' comments are making me hopeful :sobbing: Please play well Ana :help:

~Kiera~
Jan 3rd, 2010, 06:18 PM
are there some links for the match???

Bet.fair/Bet365.com are streaming the match.

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 3rd, 2010, 07:08 PM
Bet.fair/Bet365.com are streaming the match.

Thank you!

This is gonna be a looong night:lol: First Ana and then Justine right after her! Please make it quick, Ana:drool:

Nena_xxx
Jan 3rd, 2010, 07:29 PM
Bet.fair/Bet365.com are streaming the match.


Thanks a lot! :wavey:

Curtos07
Jan 3rd, 2010, 07:59 PM
Bet.fair/Bet365.com are streaming the match.

I hope there are streams elsewhere because those betting sites don't work in the US. :(

Nena_xxx
Jan 3rd, 2010, 08:23 PM
Well I just tried to watch some tennis match, but is impossible...
You need to register. Is it just me or...
Please help me!

-NAJ-
Jan 3rd, 2010, 08:33 PM
First match of the season already :eek:
Ajde Ana, beat Dokic!

I think it's going to be error fest from both:lol:particularly from Dokic

jelenacg
Jan 3rd, 2010, 08:46 PM
Well I just tried to watch some tennis match, but is impossible...
You need to register. Is it just me or...
Please help me!

You have to register at bet365
What were you trying to watch ,i don`t see any tennis match atm

Mixo
Jan 3rd, 2010, 09:15 PM
Name: gradavirtual
pass: toquero

You can use that to see the match in bet365 ;)

Aand if I want to see it i'll have to drink litres of coca cola and red bull to stay awake so im going to start right now. This x-mas are killing me xD

Nena_xxx
Jan 4th, 2010, 12:03 AM
I'm using bet365 and I'm watching Pennetta vs Craybas and waiting that Ana starts her match after Gasquet... Can't wait!

-NAJ-
Jan 4th, 2010, 12:26 AM
I am watching Gasquet v Nieminen and they showed Ana. She is warming up for her match
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/7360/anabp.jpg

Farrow
Jan 4th, 2010, 12:30 AM
Hi everybody!

I'm a big Ana fan but have never posted in her forum before. I'm hoping good things for the 2010 season, she has so much potential that through 2009 was unrealised, but I don't think it'll be squandered. Tough first round matchup for her, but I hope and think she'll pull through :)

hellas719
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:08 AM
I'm so nervous :scared:
AJDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Sempek
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:32 AM
I'm so nervous :scared:
AJDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

I am too! One big name will be eliminated today, let's just hope it's Dokic! Go Ana!

Nena_xxx
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:37 AM
I am too! One big name will be eliminated today, let's just hope it's Dokic! Go Ana!

Lets hope that Ana has her game on high level and Jelena won't have a chance! ;)

Nena_xxx
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:49 AM
Gasquet finished!
I'm so excited!

Michael.
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:51 AM
Yes , Richie won :woohoo:, and now we get to see Ana :woohoo: :inlove:

Sempek
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:53 AM
Hopefully she's using her usual service motion? Her one after Wimbledon was a nightmare.:sad:

doni1212
Jan 4th, 2010, 01:54 AM
Yall ready?!!! 1st match for Ana of the season!!! :rocker2:

Curtos07
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:00 AM
I am so nervous! Ajde Ana!

Isha312
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:02 AM
I'm super nervous too. I even had to hold off on eating dinner :unsure:

Nena_xxx
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:03 AM
Ana looks very excited and a bit nervous...

Sempek
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:03 AM
C'mon Ana! Make us proud!

Nena_xxx
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:05 AM
She is going to serve first...
I thought that she would wear her new yellow dress...

Sempek
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:07 AM
She is going to serve first...
I thought that she would wear her new yellow dress...

Yeah, I thought that too. Guess we won't see it until AO.

hellas719
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:08 AM
Go Ana! :bounce:
Can I have the link to the stream please? :)

Sempek
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:09 AM
http://atdhe.net/7920/watch-atp-brisbane

^^Working for me.

hellas719
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:13 AM
Thanks ;)

doni1212
Jan 4th, 2010, 02:16 AM
Why is she getting so frustrated so early?

Pops Maellard
Jan 4th, 2010, 03:26 AM
Hi everybody!

I'm a big Ana fan but have never posted in her forum before. I'm hoping good things for the 2010 season, she has so much potential that through 2009 was unrealised, but I don't think it'll be squandered. Tough first round matchup for her, but I hope and think she'll pull through :)
Hi there, I'm glad we have two WTA and two ATP faves in common. :wavey:

Pops Maellard
Jan 4th, 2010, 03:52 AM
Ajde!

Michael.
Jan 4th, 2010, 03:54 AM
ajde ajde ajde !
:woohoo: :bigclap:

Isha312
Jan 4th, 2010, 03:55 AM
Not a pretty match but hopefully it does something for Ana's confidence. The rest of the draw really isn't too bad, I can see her moving through it a bit.

dybbuk
Jan 4th, 2010, 03:55 AM
She won. All I can say.

I think she'll beat Timea now, however. Timea has trouble doing anything but looping her forehand. Ana beats players who hit with lots of spin 9 times out of 10.

Pops Maellard
Jan 4th, 2010, 03:59 AM
I think Ana's got a good draw till the semis now. :D

Curtos07
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:00 AM
That was a pretty horrible match from Ana, but I am giving her a pass since it's been nearly 3 months since she has last played. I was pretty nervous about this one and all I asked for was a win. She got it, so no complaints from me. As long as she show improvements in her next matches, she will be fine for now. BUT, she must show improvements if she wants 2010 to be any different than 2009. A semi's appearance here would be a nice start. Glad this match is over with even happier Ana won. :)

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:00 AM
She won:sobbing::aparty::woohoo: :bounce::bounce::sobbing:
I'm so happy:hysteric::hysteric:

It was incredible shaky and she has a lot to work on, but a win is a win, is a win and I'll take it. Thankyouverymuch:kiss:

Match stats
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/MeSuhsie/matcg.jpg

First Set
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/MeSuhsie/1stset.jpg

Second Set
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/MeSuhsie/2ndset.jpg

Third Set
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/MeSuhsie/3rdset.jpg

And last but not least:

Adam is happy, too. And super cute.:hearts:
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/MeSuhsie/happyadam.jpg

jelenacg
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:02 AM
Yes yes yes :bounce::bounce:
I told you she is going to win :p
Ugly match ,Dokic is such a ballbasher no offense
Her serve is improved ,still not strong enough but she did hit a few aces
BH also good
Return of serve completely ,totally horrible :sad:
I don`t know about FH ,hit a few good flat FH but mostly was hitting FH with spin
She did improve some things but she is very very rusty and needs more matches and more confidence
Also more FH like that one at 3-3 to earn a BP

Adam was there
He is :hearts::hearts:
What was he saying after first set? Come on come on :lol:

Also i watched Wickmayer play before Ana and Ana played better imo :p

Midge.
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:03 AM
First win in 5/6 months. :cheer:

God damn that was tense.
Nice to she her fight back and hold her bundle after that shit storm that was the 2nd set.

AstuteLearner8
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:07 AM
This match was horrible :o. But i think this is the type of match that Ana needs, opponents sucking so then she can get build some confidence. Ana's ball toss still needs work...

jelenacg
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:09 AM
Why the hell Brisbane doesn`t have a hawk eye :rolleyes::tape::help::fiery:
That judge is completely blind :o

The Daviator
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:11 AM
I hope she was just nervous and will settle down now, I mean tossing the ball right over her head :rolls: At least the next match will be easier, I hope. :o

bruce goose
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:16 AM
Yes yes yes :bounce::bounce:
I told you she is going to win :p
Ugly match ,Dokic is such a ballbasher no offense
Her serve is improved ,still not strong enough but she did hit a few aces
BH also good
Return of serve completely ,totally horrible :sad:
I don`t know about FH ,hit a few good flat FH but mostly was hitting FH with spin
She did improve some things but she is very very rusty and needs more matches and more confidence
Also more FH like that one at 3-3 to earn a BP

Adam was there
He is :hearts::hearts:
What was he saying after first set? Come on come on :lol:

Also i watched Wickmayer play before Ana and Ana played better imo :pAm actually glad to see him getting enthusiastic when Ana does well;he was more like a frigid statue at Wimbledon so that's why I had him ranked way,way,way below Nando on the suitability scale...as Nando would anguish whenever Ana didn't play well.If Ana recovers her talent,then she'll have less time to spend with him,a LOT less WAGging availability than before.If he's okay with that and supports her success,then I'll totally retract most all of those bad things I said about him...but he was DEFINITELY banging Kate Hudson;I'm not gonna change THAT one:p.

Agree with most folks that we couldn't expect TOO much from Ana in this first match,but she most surely needs some victories by ANY means in order to restore her confidence.As long as she focuses well on her weak points,she still has it in her to be awesome again:):):)

Curtos07
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:18 AM
She needs to start wearing that new yellow dress for better luck.

Does Ana play tomorrow? I think I need a full 24 hours to rest from that. :lol:

jelenacg
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:27 AM
She needs to start wearing that new yellow dress for better luck. :lol:

Does Ana play tomorrow? I think I need a full 24 hours to rest from that. :lol:

Tomorrow :eek: I want to sleep

I hope she was just nervous and will settle down now, I mean tossing the ball right over her head :rolls: At least the next match will be easier, I hope. :o

When she needed 3 ball tosses to hit a second serve i was http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm23/jelenacg/16k3pzb-1.gif

I must be going crazy but her ball toss was fine in first and second set imo
It`s just shows how it`s all connected with her head

But whatever even if Ana played great Dokic would still be a dangerous opponent so i`m happy
Nobody expects her to win a title but to keep winning matches ,even ugly if needed just to stop losing in first rounds

BTW Ana owns serbian and serbian/aussie players :p

The 2nd Law
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:46 AM
She won ugly, which is still a win, against a more than formiddable opponent :) If we think back to the USO (I know it hurts to :p) Ana couldn't even win ugly against a weaker opponent imo, so today was a pass for me. Let's seehow she does with an easier match up.

Ajde!!!

jelenacg
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:54 AM
She won ugly, which is still a win, against a more than formiddable opponent :) If we think back to the USO (I know it hurts to :p) Ana couldn't even win ugly against a weaker opponent imo, so today was a pass for me. Let's seehow she does with an easier match up.

Ajde!!!

Exactly my point
Still very early to say anything
First match after 5-6 months is huge
Her return was horrible
Justine with 27% 1st serves in :tape:

The Daviator
Jan 4th, 2010, 04:58 AM
She won ugly, which is still a win, against a more than formiddable opponent :) If we think back to the USO (I know it hurts to :p) Ana couldn't even win ugly against a weaker opponent imo, so today was a pass for me. Let's seehow she does with an easier match up.

Ajde!!!

I thought she played much better against Safarova in Toronto, and she lost that one, Dokic DF'd to give Ana at least two breaks.

But it's great that she won, it was only her second match since New York, so we can't be too critical, she still fighting hard and seems very determined.

Illusionist
Jan 4th, 2010, 05:04 AM
Please God, give her 2 in a row. PLEASE!

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 4th, 2010, 05:06 AM
Exactly my point
Still very early to say anything
First match after 5-6 months is huge
Her return was horrible
Justine with 27% 1st serves in :tape:

Yes, but the rest of her game is very much on point! I'm watching Justine vs Nadia right now and it's such a sharp contrast against Ana's match:tape:

jelenacg
Jan 4th, 2010, 05:10 AM
I thought she played much better against Safarova in Toronto, and she lost that one, Dokic DF'd to give Ana at least two breaks.

But it's great that she won, it was only her second match since New York, so we can't be too critical, she still fighting hard and seems very determined.

Her serve was better here and she didn`t lose any 4-0 ,4-1 lead :tape:
She was always fighting from behind
Ana needs to stay focused and determinate,and just try to win matches ...
Point by point ,match by match

jelenacg
Jan 4th, 2010, 05:12 AM
Yes, but the rest of her game is very much on point! I'm watching Justine vs Nadia right now and it's such a sharp contrast against Ana's match:tape:

I know i`m watching it too
And i`m also cheering for Kleybanova to lose :lol:
Davai Anastasia

Curtos07
Jan 4th, 2010, 05:13 AM
I thought she played much better against Safarova in Toronto, and she lost that one, Dokic DF'd to give Ana at least two breaks.

But it's great that she won, it was only her second match since New York, so we can't be too critical, she still fighting hard and seems very determined.

I agree. She looked much better against Safarova last August than she did tonight. Of course she was dealing with rust in today's match so we shall see how much different she looks tomorrow.

Please God, give her 2 in a row. PLEASE!
It's been 6 months since the last time she has had two straight wins. That would be really nice if she could end that streak. I'm thinking semi's here.

Curtos07
Jan 4th, 2010, 05:15 AM
Tomorrow :eek: I want to sleep


Me too. As long as it's less stressful than today's match, it will be fine. :lol:

Ksenia.
Jan 4th, 2010, 05:25 AM
Seeing the result this morning is just pleasing. Any videos of the match anyone?

soul
Jan 4th, 2010, 05:45 AM
It doesnt matter t is two or three setters;the result made me happy.
Well done ANA

Dexter
Jan 4th, 2010, 05:47 AM
Thank God she won and I don't have to keep that ugly avatar anymore.
But honestly if she were to face Henin, I'd rather see her lose to Bacsinszky or Fatuchenkova because Justine is going to make an omelette from 2 eggs out of Ana.

Pops Maellard
Jan 4th, 2010, 06:43 AM
Thank God she won and I don't have to keep that ugly avatar anymore.
But honestly if she were to face Henin, I'd rather see her lose to Bacsinszky or Fatuchenkova because Justine is going to make an omelette from 2 eggs out of Ana.
No way, I don't want Ana to lose to a journeywoman scrub. I want her to get as far as humanly possible at this tournament. :D

soul
Jan 4th, 2010, 07:33 AM
This is a new year,a new season and a fresh start for Ana.Last year was a disaster for her and now she wants to forget and be on the track again.But while reading the messages-specially general messages some critisizms are really hard.They are a little bit unfair whoever she is.
I think fans should wait to make a judgements since it is too early.She is expected to achieve a lot of things from her immediately.
Let's wait and see.......

InsideOut.
Jan 4th, 2010, 07:44 AM
Phew! I was so nervous about this match :sobbing: Glad she got the win but sounds like everything is still shit. :(

Pops Maellard
Jan 4th, 2010, 08:41 AM
Ana's press-conference video is on this page, but it's hard to hear her. :lol:

http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/2010/01/ivanovic-ousts-dokic-in-brisbane

InsideOut.
Jan 4th, 2010, 08:47 AM
I posted it in the videos thread too :) Basically she has some of the old tosh in it, but she does say that she's happy on the court for the first time in a long while :worship: so that's good and she also said Jelly is a really nice person, that Jelly's hitting the ball well and she wishes Jelly all the best.

The 2nd Law
Jan 4th, 2010, 09:28 AM
I thought she played much better against Safarova in Toronto, and she lost that one, Dokic DF'd to give Ana at least two breaks.

But it's great that she won, it was only her second match since New York, so we can't be too critical, she still fighting hard and seems very determined.

Fair call, but I think it's also fair to say that Lucie played better in that match than Dokic did today.

jelenacg
Jan 4th, 2010, 10:41 AM
No way, I don't want Ana to lose to a journeywoman scrub. I want her to get as far as humanly possible at this tournament. :D

I agree with this
Losing against WS,Justine is a normal thing and in that match she probably can see how is her game against top players
Those loses inspire you to play better and to improve
When you lose to players like Coin and others you probably just want to disapear and never touch your racquet again

Fair call, but I think it's also fair to say that Lucie played better in that match than Dokic did today.

Yes
That`s why i thought Ana would win this
Dokic just can`t think on court ,she plays the same when it`s a BP or 15-15
All those DF on BPs :tape: ,not that i`m complaining :p

Pops Maellard
Jan 4th, 2010, 10:50 AM
I think Ana's now got a good draw to the semis. Hopefully she won't lose before then, but stranger things have happened, and she is a bit fragile right now. If she reaches the semis she'll gain some points, not much but a few, and I think a semi showing in her first tournament of the year might get the ball rolling for her a bit.

jelenacg
Jan 4th, 2010, 11:06 AM
I think Ana's now got a good draw to the semis. Hopefully she won't lose before then, but stranger things have happened, and she is a bit fragile right now. If she reaches the semis she'll gain some points, not much but a few, and I think a semi showing in her first tournament of the year might get the ball rolling for her a bit.

Let`s not go that far :lol:
First she needs to win her 2R match
I never heard of this girl she is playing against
I hope it`s some weaker opponent,so Ana can play more aggressive and use that FH more often
I hope she`ll improve in next matches
This was a first match after a long time and Dokic isn`t a type of player that suits Ana
And she was sending all flat balls to Ana`s BH and Ana adores that :rolleyes:

The 2nd Law
Jan 4th, 2010, 11:13 AM
Let`s not go that far :lol:
First she needs to win her 2R match
I never heard of this girl she is playing against
I hope it`s some weaker opponent,so Ana can play more aggressive and use that FH more often
I hope she`ll improve in next matches
This was a first match after a long time and Dokic isn`t a type of player that suits Ana
And she was sending all flat balls to Ana`s BH and Ana adores that :rolleyes:

I saw someone post that Ana's 2r opponent has a loopy forehand, so hopefully a much better match up :lol:

Hugh.
Jan 4th, 2010, 11:25 AM
Hardly a convincing start to the year, but I wasn't really expecting anything more. At least she managed to grind out the win even though she was playing like crap. She needs to beat Bacsinszky at least, which would give her her first consecutive wins since Wimbledon. But if she can put in some good performances in her next matches and maybe get to the semis, it should do her some good going into the AO.

jelenacg
Jan 4th, 2010, 11:29 AM
I saw someone post that Ana's 2r opponent has a loopy forehand, so hopefully a much better match up :lol:

Me too :lol:
I hope she`ll play better in her next match

Davodus
Jan 4th, 2010, 12:17 PM
Glad Ana won today :D I was only able to watch the first set, but I thought her served looked better, not as many crazed ball tosses that I saw, and I like that the old motion is back. I didn't see the rest, so I can't really comment. Photos I'll add tomorrow.

I watched Bacsinszky in doubles and she was playing really well :rolleyes: she better drop that form tomorrow :armed:

Joana
Jan 4th, 2010, 12:40 PM
I watched some of the first set (which is supposed to be the best part of the match :help: ) and I was sure she was going to lose. The backhand was atrocious and her anticipation and movement looked really suspect.
It was a nice surprise to see that she eventually won, but from what I've seen, there hasn't been any sort of improvement in her game.

-NAJ-
Jan 4th, 2010, 05:58 PM
she won match that is important but yes she looked confused on court. She did not had plan. But Dokic is tough opponent, it's hard to find rhytam against her:tape:

jelenacg
Jan 4th, 2010, 06:09 PM
she won match that is important but yes she looked confused on court. She did not had plan. But Dokic is tough opponent, it's hard to find rhytam against her:tape:

Yes,she just bashes the ball
It wasn`t a good match but she wanted to win and was focused in first and third set
I hope she`ll improve in next matches
She lack match play so much,she made many silly and stupid mistakes

Ana is playing tomorrow around 11 am if i`m right
Finally a good time for me :p

Curtos07
Jan 4th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Ana's match is like around 5-6 in the morning. I guess that means no sleep for me. Ana better make this all-nighter worth it with a nice win. :yeah:

Curtos07
Jan 4th, 2010, 07:13 PM
Glad Ana won today :D I was only able to watch the first set, but I thought her served looked better, not as many crazed ball tosses that I saw, and I like that the old motion is back. I didn't see the rest, so I can't really comment. Photos I'll add tomorrow.

I watched Bacsinszky in doubles and she was playing really well :rolleyes: she better drop that form tomorrow :armed:

Her ball toss seemed to get worse as the match went on. It's still an issue, but I don't think it will be totally fixed until she feels more confident and is playing with less nerves out there on the court.

hellas719
Jan 4th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Ana :inlove:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 4th, 2010, 11:35 PM
Does anyone know if bet365 will show Ana's match? I can't see it listed:sad:
Are there any other livestreams?

Midge.
Jan 4th, 2010, 11:46 PM
Probably not. The match is on a 4hr delay here. So no live coverage anywhere. Radio + scoreboard is as good as it's going to get. :ras: