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gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 02:01 PM
I'm down for the group prayer :lol:

It can start like this: "In the name of the forehand, and of the serve, and of the holy clay courts, Anamen!"

Awesome! :lol:

"May the Gods of tennis give Ana a lucky break, a great Roland Garros draw e many many wins!"

The 2nd Law
May 19th, 2010, 02:02 PM
Yes, that's a nice start :) Everybody should add a line and then we can get somebody who's good at photoshop to make an image of the prayer on a scroll or something :lol: I'm sure Reetard would do it - he likes Ana :)

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Yes, that's a nice start :) Everybody should add a line and then we can get somebody who's good at photoshop to make an image of the prayer on a scroll or something :lol: I'm sure Reetard would do it - he likes Ana :)

Great idea! :yeah:

InsideOut.
May 19th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Deliver us with the uppercuts, the double-fistpump squeals, the ajdes, and the idemos. :lol:

jelenacg
May 19th, 2010, 02:07 PM
:spit:
I`m not good with prayers but this is a great idea and funny one :lol:

The 2nd Law
May 19th, 2010, 02:10 PM
:spit:
I`m not good with prayers but this is a great idea and funny one :lol:

It's not hard Jelena :)

That's great Ben! So far we have:

In the name of the forehand, and of the serve, and of the holy clay courts, Anamen.

May the Gods of tennis give Ana a lucky break, a great Roland Garros draw with many many wins.
Deliver us with the uppercuts, the double-fistpump squeals, the ajdes, and the idemos.

Nikkiri
May 19th, 2010, 02:11 PM
Maria Sharapova crafted it into an art form

:spit: OIC

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 02:13 PM
Deliver us with the uppercuts, the double-fistpump squeals, the ajdes, and the idemos. :lol:

:worship::worship::worship:

Lots and lots and lots of them!

Davodus
May 19th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Spot on David! Let's focus on Ana!

I wanted to give you a good rep, but it seems I need to spread around before giving it to you.. :lol:

The thought is what counts :lol:

great prayer btw everyone :p

The 2nd Law
May 19th, 2010, 02:14 PM
:spit: OIC

What does OIC mean? :scratch:

Davodus
May 19th, 2010, 02:19 PM
Ima guess a sarcastic way of saying "Oh I see" :lol: but I could be wrong ;)

The 2nd Law
May 19th, 2010, 02:25 PM
Ima guess a sarcastic way of saying "Oh I see" :lol: but I could be wrong ;)

Sorta makes sense? I feel stupid whenever I don't know one of these!

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 02:26 PM
Sorta makes sense? I feel stupid whenever I don't know one of these!

I don't know it either! :spit:

azdaja
May 19th, 2010, 02:33 PM
I feel exactly the same. And I do think the fistpumps and ajdes help her keep the intensity up and keep focused, which obviously enhance her performance. It's for her, not for her opponent.. and they should just deal with it. I wish Ana would just fistpump all the way, and stop worrying about others. :o
i kinda hope it was just a one-off attempt to be nice towards her fed cup team mate :rolleyes:

I hope Ana NEVER sees this, she would probably cry for three hours :( :o Who the hell is he anyway? He then goes on to say that players should celebrate like Nadal does :help:
that guy is obviously a fuckwit, but i don't think ana would cry if she saw that ;) but there is a very real threat that she would try to fistpump less and that it will affect her negatively :o

The 2nd Law
May 19th, 2010, 02:36 PM
i kinda hope it was just a one-off attempt to be nice towards her fed cup team mate :rolleyes:


that guy is obviously a fuckwit, but i don't think ana would cry if she saw that ;) but there is a very real threat that she would try to fistpump less and that it will affect her negatively :o

Yes, I was just being purposefully overdramatic.


OIC is really bugging me now, Kiristea? :lol:

It's 12.35 am and I did no hw tonight, got two essays due on Monday and I havn't started either of them :help:

The 2nd Law
May 19th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Wikipedia solves everything, Davodus was right! OIC = Oh I see :lol:

Davodus
May 19th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Yes, I was just being purposefully overdramatic.


OIC is really bugging me now, Kiristea? :lol:

It's 12.35 am and I did no hw tonight, got two essays due on Monday and I havn't started either of them :help:

:lol: I have a test tomorrow (well today now)...but I'm just lying in bed on my computer ;) This is really better than studying anyway.

Nikkiri
May 19th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Yes it means Oh I see :lol: sorry. :p

Davodus
May 19th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Wikipedia solves everything, Davodus was right! OIC = Oh I see :lol:

:cool:

The 2nd Law
May 19th, 2010, 02:42 PM
:lol: I have a test tomorrow (well today now)...but I'm just lying in bed on my computer ;) This is really better than studying anyway.

That's exactly what I'm doing, minus the test tomorrow. I think I should sleep though, today(yesterday morning) I slept right through my alarm, it rang for an entire hour before it woke me :help: Lucky I'm just at uni and I didn't have work!

The 2nd Law
May 19th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Anyone who hasn't contributed to the prayer please don't be shy to do so!

I am off to sleep, goodnight everyone! RG keeps getting closer and closer ...

jelenacg
May 19th, 2010, 02:47 PM
Goodnight:lol:
It`s 4 pm here
I should also start studying :o

Davodus
May 19th, 2010, 02:48 PM
I'm not contributing to the prayer:lol: I'm not creative at all, I'd probably ruin it :o :lol:

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Come on guys... just try it out.. the prayer should be a colective effort.. I'm sure everyone can add something! Doesn't have to be witty, just heartfelt!

azdaja
May 19th, 2010, 03:04 PM
my family is not religious, so creating a prayer is almost impossible for me. i feel incredibly stupid when i try to come up with anything that ressembles a prayer :o

jelenacg
May 19th, 2010, 03:07 PM
my family is not religious, so creating a prayer is almost impossible for me. i feel incredibly stupid when i try to come up with anything that ressembles a prayer :o

I have the same problem :lol:

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 03:09 PM
my family is not religious, so creating a prayer is almost impossible for me. i feel incredibly stupid when i try to come up with anything that ressembles a prayer :o

:lol:

I don't think this prayer has any religious conotation.. :lol:

And in the end, a prayer is nothing more than a hope.. in this case what you hope for Ana in RG.

Davodus
May 19th, 2010, 03:18 PM
I hope she doesn't suck, and that she doesn't draw Justine in round 1 ;)

jelenacg
May 19th, 2010, 03:23 PM
Ok this is the best i can do :o

Forgive us our bitching (even when we didn`t see the match)
as we forgive Ana her wagging,double faulting and ball chasing in the air

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 03:23 PM
I hope she doesn't suck, and that she doesn't draw Justine in round 1 ;)

Straightfoward and to the point!

:spit:

I also hope so David! After all... clay is Ana's best surface.. if all she can do in it is one fluke run, than we are back to a real worrying situation. But well.. a lot will depend on the luck of the draw.. :sobbing:

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Ok this is the best i can do :o

Forgive us our bitching (even when we didn`t see the match)
as we forgive Ana her wagging,double faulting and ball chasing in the air

:lol:

Awesome Jelena!

Davodus
May 19th, 2010, 03:28 PM
Straightfoward and to the point!

:spit:

I also hope so David! After all... clay is Ana's best surface.. if all she can do in it is one fluke run, than we are back to a real worrying situation. But well.. a lot will depend on the luck of the draw.. :sobbing:

That's the thing, the one fluke run. It's worrying me a lot...I wish she had just played like a normal person and not like some beat up alien in Madrid, because she could have made the QF and got seeded and then we wouldn't have to worry about a horror draw for the first couple of rounds at least :o

jelenacg
May 19th, 2010, 03:33 PM
:lol:

Awesome Jelena!

Thanks Izzy :hug:

I also hope she won`t draw Justine :tape:
I`m so worried about RG :sobbing: With a little luck and some fighting spirit she could really make a good run there and that would mean a lot to her and to her confidence
The worst scenario would be a good draw and horrible/flat Ana :help:

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 03:37 PM
That's the thing, the one fluke run. It's worrying me a lot...I wish she had just played like a normal person and not like some beat up alien in Madrid, because she could have made the QF and got seeded and then we wouldn't have to worry about a horror draw for the first couple of rounds at least :o

Yes..spot on. I get pissed off when I remember how idiot and stupid Ana was in that match and how she wasted a huge chance at being seeded. Now not only we have to stress out about her draw.. about the fact that she can face anyone at any moment.. but also about Rome being nothing more than a fluke and that no real improvement has actually been acomplished. :sobbing:

I hope I never get to see Ana playing that stupid ever.. because that was a record. I mean.. I know there will be matches she will suck badly... there always are a few of those, even to the players that are doing great. But she can never allow herself to be that stupid.

Davodus
May 19th, 2010, 03:42 PM
Yes..spot on. I get pissed off when I remember how idiot and stupid Ana was in that match and how she wasted a huge chance at being seeded. Now not only we have to stress out about her draw.. about the fact that she can face anyone at any moment.. but also about Rome being nothing more than a fluke and that no real improvement has actually been acomplished. :sobbing:

I hope I never get to see Ana playing that stupid ever.. because that was a record. Î men.. I knoe there will be matches she will suck badly... there always are a few of those, even to the players that are doing great. But she an never allow herself to be that stupid.

Ugh I know :o disgusting match.

When was the last time she wasn't seeded at a slam? I'm used to it with my other favourites, except this time Lucie is seeded and not Ana :lol: I think it would have to be 2005 when she was last not seeded in a slam...at AO? Or was she not seeded at RG that year? Can't remember, but it's definitely been a long time :o

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 03:43 PM
Thanks Izzy :hug:

I also hope she won`t draw Justine :tape:
I`m so worried about RG :sobbing: With a little luck and some fighting spirit she could really make a good run there and that would mean a lot to her and to her confidence
The worst scenario would be a good draw and horrible/flat Ana :help:

I honestly think that a decent run in RG is at the very least necessary for Ana right now. She needs it...

And yes.. if she comes out flat, it's the worst case scenario.. and honestly, I could never understand it. It's a freaking slam.. she has to be 100% into it, fighting for each point. I already couldn't underztand how she went into last year's USO talking about holidays.. but she was clealy burned out. Now she has really no excuses whatsoever, she has to at least give her all, heart, sweat and blood.

She will also need some luck though..

InsideOut.
May 19th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Oh and Ana's BFF Sofia just beat Razzano :banana:

bruce goose
May 19th, 2010, 03:45 PM
That's the thing, the one fluke run. It's worrying me a lot...I wish she had just played like a normal person and not like some beat up alien in Madrid, because she could have made the QF and got seeded and then we wouldn't have to worry about a horror draw for the first couple of rounds at least :oSorry if I offended you earlier but,as Aaron(FlameOn) can testify,I'm protective of ALL my gals when I think someone has gone too far.IMO,Jelena simply made a stupid,ignorant post in re Elena when she spoke of 'mediocrity'.If you look up mediocrity in the dictionary,it mainly describes average,run-of-the-mill,unremarkable quality...which is FAR below what you get from a player who's been an Olympic Champion and a consistent Top 10 performer.If I had to guess,Jelena pro'bly just overreacted to some horny-boy idiot from GM who hates Ana b/c of her recent win over Lena...

But I'm the same with Ana...like I said,when that guy from Lena's thread went too far on Ana,I told him point blank that he's just bitter over Ana being so beautiful while HE has to look at a goat's ass in the mirror when he shaves in the morning.To ME,fighting and arguing over your favorites...in THAT case,Ana...is just part of being a sports fan:shrug:.As long as you don't kill someone...unless it's self-defense:p....there's nothing unusual about that

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Ugh I know :o disgusting match.

When was the last time she wasn't seeded at a slam? I'm used to it with my other favourites, except this time Lucie is seeded and not Ana :lol: I think it would have to be 2005 when she was last not seeded in a slam...at AO? Or was she not seeded at RG that year? Can't remember, but it's definitely been a long time :o

She was unseeded only once in her career. 2005 AO.

:sobbing: Look how far she has allowed herself to fall..

Davodus
May 19th, 2010, 03:50 PM
Sorry if I offended you earlier but,as Aaron(FlameOn) can testify,I'm protective of ALL my gals when I think someone has gone too far.IMO,Jelena simply made a stupid,ignorant post in re Elena when she spoke of 'mediocrity'.If you look up mediocrity in the dictionary,it mainly describes average,run-of-the-mill,unremarkable quality...which is FAR below what you get from a player who's been an Olympic Champion and a consistent Top 10 performer.If I had to guess,Jelena pro'bly just overreacted to some horny-boy idiot from GM who hates Ana b/c of her recent win over Lena...

But I'm the same with Ana...like I said,when that guy from Lena's thread went too far on Ana,I told him point blank that he's just bitter over Ana being so beautiful while HE has to look at a goat's ass in the mirror when he shaves in the morning.To ME,fighting and arguing over your favorites...in THAT case,Ana...is just part of being a sports fan:shrug:.As long as you don't kill someone...unless it's self-defense:p....there's nothing unusual about that

I'm not offended ;) I just don't see a point arguing over things that you are never gonna agree on anyway. But I also don't think Jelena was saying anything bad about Elena to be honest, and I don't wanna get into that again anyway.

Davodus
May 19th, 2010, 03:52 PM
She was unseeded only once in her career. 2005 AO.

:sobbing: Look how far she has allowed herself to fall..

Ahh that's right :o that's the tournament I became a fan of her too! First time I ever saw live tennis..I saw her play Mauresmo and I thought "damn this girl has got one hell of a forehand!" She actually choked the 2nd set away too :lol: but yeah, if I'd have known then everything that would have happened and where we are now, I certainly would not have believed it.

jelenacg
May 19th, 2010, 03:54 PM
She was unseeded only once in her career. 2005 AO.

:sobbing: Look how far she has allowed herself to fall..

Well what do you expect with all the wagging and everything :rolleyes:

:sobbing:

Even Heinz said she wasn`t practicing enough :tape:

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Ahh that's right :o that's the tournament I became a fan of her too! First time I ever saw live tennis..I saw her play Mauresmo and I thought "damn this girl has got one hell of a forehand!" She actually choked the 2nd set away too :lol: but yeah, if I'd have known then everything that would have happened and where we are now, I certainly would not have believed it.

I don't think anyone would have believed it.. :sobbing: Ana's trajectory is one of a kind.. :sobbing:

It's true that Ana's choking abilities were always present.. but it's also a know fact that she stepped up as a tennis player when she got those impulses under control. She should havethat in mind now.. I actually have hope that Heinz will do something about it, now that he saw it with his own eyes, and even told her so. :sobbing:

Well what do you expect with all the wagging and everything :rolleyes:

:sobbing:

Even Heinz said she wasn`t practicing enough :tape:

Yeah yeah.. no surprise. I remember predicting the disaster before last years off season.. Even if she was practicing, she didn't really have her head and focus on tennis.. so the practices she had were useless. Little and useless practice can only lead to all of this..

jelenacg
May 19th, 2010, 04:09 PM
I don't think anyone would have believed it.. :sobbing: Ana's trajectory is one of a kind.. :sobbing:

It's true that Ana's choking abilities were always present.. but it's also a know fact that she stepped up as a tennis player when she got those impulses under control. She should havethat in mind now.. I actually have hope that Heinz will do something about it, now that he saw it with his own eyes, and even told her so. :sobbing:



Yeah yeah.. no surprise. I remember predicting the disaster before last years off season.. Even if she was practicing, she didn't really have her head and focus on tennis.. so the practices she had were useless. Little and useless practice can only lead to all of this..

:lol: I also remember that :tape:
And i`m curious to see if Heinz can do anything with her chocking.It`s all up to Ana ofc but maybe he can help a little bit

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 04:11 PM
:lol: I also remember that :tape:
And i`m curious to see if Heinz can do anything with her chocking.It`s all up to Ana ofc but maybe he can help a little bit

I hope he does.. she needs to see she is choking so she can avoid it. By the look of it during the match, she didn't accept the idea she was choking, so I hope he makes her see it.. and then they work on something for her to recognize it and avoid it.

azdaja
May 19th, 2010, 04:14 PM
She was unseeded only once in her career. 2005 AO.
i became a fan at around that time, actually when she won canberra. i remember she beat the same player twice, once in the qualifying and then in the main draw. good old times.

Davodus
May 19th, 2010, 04:17 PM
I hope he does.. she needs to see she is choking so she can avoid it. By the look of it during the match, she didn't accept the idea she was choking, so I hope he makes her see it.. and then they work on something for her to recognize it and avoid it.

No she didnt accept it, she didn't believe it...she made an excuse for it instead. She was trying to blame everything else, when he was right. At RG he isn't gonna be able to go on and tell her that though...not that it matters if she doesn't believe him :p

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 04:48 PM
No she didnt accept it, she didn't believe it...she made an excuse for it instead. She was trying to blame everything else, when he was right. At RG he isn't gonna be able to go on and tell her that though...not that it matters if she doesn't believe him :p

Yes.. I hope he works on it before RG.. makes her see it and work on a plan to avoid it. The good thing of not having on court coaching at RG is that Ana won't be able to whine about each and everything, like she did in every single coaching time out they had. That is awful for her, I actually think it takes her atention away from the match and she focuses only on what is bothering her.

I thought their coaching time outs were all completely negative, so it's better that she won't have him there to vent. Maybe then she can actually think about what's going right, instead of what's going wrong.. and fight.

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 04:49 PM
i became a fan at around that time, actually when she won canberra. i remember she beat the same player twice, once in the qualifying and then in the main draw. good old times.

Melinda Czink.. yeah, good old days.. :sobbing:

SOA_MC
May 19th, 2010, 04:50 PM
why stop following the WTA for this?:confused: Not all the players are divas, at least not Ana:o

You are right on about Ana just all the OMG OMG DRAMA reached my "fucking hell you are giving me the absolute shits" breaking point.

Overall getting really tired at posters who think the tour is a extension of their highschool :rolleyes:
Sincere apologies to anyone I've pissed off (you know who you are). I tend to annoy me online friends sometimes because in real life I'm very lonely. I'll stop now...

Is this me? :unsure: If it was we had a small issue a few months back but we sorted it and everything has been cool since :yeah: so need for any apologies :) If was at someone else then sorry for over boosting my self importance :p
It's almost unsafe to be an Ana fan in GM atm :help:

Mate try having Ana & Woz as your top two favorites. There is no restbite from the annoying little shits of all types :p

spiritedenergy
May 19th, 2010, 05:33 PM
i will post this then try to change topic...

i was reading their forum and one poster said we are always praising ana even when she sucks while they can recognize when JJ sucks and be critical, and are critical of JJ and ana in the same way:spit: how hypocritical! we are always criticizing ana on court (and they do the same with JJ), it's normal to criticize your fave when she doesn't win and sucks, that's the first thing fans do... but we are also the first ones to criticize her behavior off court (i.e. the WAGing, even questioning her family) while they always defend JJ actions, for example they went on to say that if JJ took sophia's name off the massage board after a match "it was bitchy but if she did it she did it for a reason and sophia deserved it".
they really can't see how biased they are. :lol:
Now they are calling ana fake because she's always nice and kind but on court she fistpumps... fistpumping and ajdeing is just a competitive thing, it has nothing to do with being kind and nice:o
they are so blinded by their delusion they can't even recognize it, sad.

and about the dementieva fans being haters, i came to realize most of them are not, just a few who are clearly mentally damaged judging from their posts. i put them on ignore so i don't have to read their bs, it makes for a much more pleasant experience.

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 05:51 PM
According to this article, Ana practiced today at Roland Garros, before Federer. So she is already in Paris! :)

http://www.20minutes.fr/article/405562/Sport-A-l-entrainement-avec-Roger-Federer.php

SOA_MC
May 19th, 2010, 06:32 PM
JJ fans still talking about us and Ana :o Boy I thought since they are the fans of the most *cough* charismatic *cough* athlete in sport history (see the "Hey Justine what's up?" video) they would have no problem in finding endless topics about their fave to discuss.

I guess not :shrug:

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Tiresome... who cares about JJ and her fans.. a big whatever.. :spit:

Let's think Ana and RG.

So.. the french version of the RG web already has news for today:

The master is in place
Roger Federer at Roland Garros! Defending champion and world No. 1 has provided an initial training day busy with a session on Court Philippe-Chatrier followed by another on the court No. 2, behind closed doors. "Rodgeur" was exercised in the right mood with Croat Ivan Ljubicic, who is fully recovered (see video on Facebook). The queen of the 2008 edition, Ana Ivanovic, has also tapped his first shot, like his compatriot Novak Djokovic. The Williams sisters, they are always diligent. But early this morning, Venus has interrupted his working session to a massage in the lower back. Small or big booboo? Given the mood of Dad Richard, he better not ask ...

http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2010-05-19/201005191274283911342.html

Ana hit her first balls at RG this year today. :) Hopefully she is focused and has a good preparation.

The draw will be done on friday at 11:30, local time. Nervous! :lol:

jelenacg
May 19th, 2010, 06:47 PM
Hopefully we`ll get new practice pictures every day
So `his` compatriot Nole is also there :lol:

SOA_MC
May 19th, 2010, 06:48 PM
Ana and Fed in Paris and on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Does this mean Ana will be doing the draw again? :eek: I hope so, she is getting really good at it.

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Hopefully we`ll get new practice pictures every day
So `his` compatriot Nole is also there :lol:

There is a pic of him and Fed too.. :lol:

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/photos/2010-05-19/201005191274278263423.html?glryid=2010-05-19/20100519

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Ana and Fed in Paris on site. Does this mean Ana will be doing the draw again? :eek: I hope so she is getting really good at it.

No.. :spit:

Kuzzy will be doing the draw.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2010-05-19/201005191274283911342.html

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 06:55 PM
English version of the news is up now:

Hail to the chief
Roger Federer is back in Paris! The reigning French Open champion and world No.1 had a full day's practice on Wednesday, having a hit-out on Philippe Chatrier court followed by another one away from prying eyes on No.2 court. The Swiss maestro enjoyed a few rallies with Croat Ivan Ljubicic, who is back to full fitness (see the video on Facebook). 2008 women's winner Ana Ivanovic was also practising in the stadium on Wednesday, as was fellow Serb Novak Djokovic. The Williams sisters were also out on the courts, but Venus had to cut short her early-morning session to have the base of her back massaged. Father Richard was in attendance and had that trademark wry smile of his, which would seem to suggest that there was nothing to concern the elder of his two tennis-playing daughters in terms of fitness.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2010-05-19/201005191274294469154.html

SOA_MC
May 19th, 2010, 07:04 PM
No.. :spit:

Kuzzy will be doing the draw.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2010-05-19/201005191274283911342.html

Oh that's a shame :sad: I thought Ana did a quality job with the AO draw R1 Maria v Maria and R2 Dementieva v Justine were epic early round matchups :lol: They had me entertained :p

spiritedenergy
May 19th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Tiresome... who cares about JJ and her fans.. a big whatever.. :spit:

Let's think Ana and RG.

So.. the french version of the RG web already has news for today:



http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2010-05-19/201005191274283911342.html

Ana hit her first balls at RG this year today. :) Hopefully she is focused and has a good preparation.

The draw will be done on friday at 11:30, local time. Nervous! :lol:

"his" shots:tape::lol:

she looks happy practicing, it looks like it's really changing, but let's see the outcome of RG before drawing conclusions...

Curtos07
May 19th, 2010, 07:29 PM
This is from some mug/fuckwhit by name of Bruce Jenkins:



I hope Ana NEVER sees this, she would probably cry for three hours :( :o Who the hell is he anyway? He then goes on to say that players should celebrate like Nadal does :help:

This guy is a "professional" journalist? It's sad how bad journalism has gotten lately. :rolleyes: No wonder fewer and fewer people pay attention to these fools.

Curtos07
May 19th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Come on guys... just try it out.. the prayer should be a colective effort.. I'm sure everyone can add something! Doesn't have to be witty, just heartfelt!

:lol: I do this all the time even though I don't think it will have any effect. :p All I am asking for is 4th round and a ouple of solid matches from Ana. But I would really love to see Ana make the quarters.

spiritedenergy
May 19th, 2010, 07:43 PM
:lol: I do this all the time even though I don't think it will have any effect. :p All I am asking for is 4th round and a ouple of solid matches from Ana. But I would really love to see Ana make the quarters.

yes the quarters would be great... i would be happy with a 4th round, so she can defend her points. But it won't be easy, she will have a to beat at least 2 seeds i think to get there

Orbis
May 19th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Regarding the haters: I agree we should just take the high road and ignore the crap.

As for RG, I hope Ana can get to the QF, but I feel that's being pretty optimistic, especially since she's unseeded. I hope she can avoid a real threat in the early rounds. If she drew JJ/Serena/Henin in the first round, I would die.

spiritedenergy
May 19th, 2010, 09:31 PM
Regarding the haters: I agree we should just take the high road and ignore the crap.

As for RG, I hope Ana can get to the QF, but I feel that's being pretty optimistic, especially since she's unseeded. I hope she can avoid a real threat in the early rounds. If she drew JJ/Serena/Henin in the first round, I would die.

not only them, she could draw MJMS, Rezai, every other top 10... being unseeded sucks so much:o

gaviotabr
May 19th, 2010, 09:41 PM
not only them, she could draw MJMS, Rezai, every other top 10... being unseeded sucks so much:o

Ana could have avoided it.. but she blew it being an idiot headcase choker. :o

She can draw anyone really.. that's such a scary thought.. :scared::sobbing:

doni1212
May 20th, 2010, 12:46 AM
Ana is GS champion :p Elena and JJ aren`t No matter how much Ana is slumping that will never change :lol:
And i would still prefer Ana`s career(even with this never ending slump :o ) than JJ`s and Elena`s

I'd rather be great only once than mediocre forever :p:lol:

Great quote!! :worship:

bruce goose
May 20th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Great quote!! :worship:Yeah,except for the B.S. about Elena being mediocre...the other gal...well....I don't care......Also,it IS a bad thing if Ana is known as a one-hit wonder cuz we all know she's capable of so much more...it'd be a sad waste of talent

Btw....you're gonna see plenty of REAL mediocrity come September,Doni...with names like Leftwich,Batch and Dixon:p:p:p.Actually,Byron IS capable of higher quality play except he's a statue in the pocket...and injury-prone...so your pass protection better be strong if he plays

doni1212
May 20th, 2010, 01:10 AM
Yeah,except for the B.S. about Elena being mediocre...the other gal...well....I don't care......Also,it IS a bad thing if Ana is known as a one-hit wonder cuz we all know she's capable of so much more...it'd be a sad waste of talent

Btw....you're gonna see plenty of REAL mediocrity come September,Doni...with names like Leftwich,Batch and Dixon:p:p:p.Actually,Byron IS capable of higher quality play except he's a statue in the pocket...and injury-prone...so your pass protection better be strong if he plays

Ah, you never miss the chance to bash the record 6 time Superbowl champs, :kiss:

I kind of hope Dixon plays! But I hope whoever turns out to be starting QB, goes 4-0 and then Ben can continue to ride the bench, :drool:

bruce goose
May 20th, 2010, 02:03 AM
Ah, you never miss the chance to bash the record 6 time Superbowl champs, :kiss:

I kind of hope Dixon plays! But I hope whoever turns out to be starting QB, goes 4-0 and then Ben can continue to ride the bench, :drool:Dixon showed a little bit of flash in that game in Baltimore,but we didn't see much of him to give him a fair,full evaluation.I'm not sure how much confidence management has in him b/c it's no secret that they were trying to land McNabb.You KNOW I can't let you off TOO easily otherwise that'd spoil the rivalry:p.At least I'm treating you better than BROWNS' fans would:eek:.Do you remember that brother-in-law from Altoona I told you about?Well,his dad went to the new Dawg Pound....He wasn't wearing any Steelers' gear but he wore a black sweater....When he didn't cheer for the Browns at all,that sweater was enough to persuade the Browns' fans that he was the Enemy...and they unleashed a stream of vile profanity on him for the ENTIRe game...with occasional,'accidental' beer splashes.....That was it for him;when he got home,he said,NO MORE Dawg Pound...EVER!!!

Are you worried at all that Ben might become like other bored millionaires and start chasing ANA??:eek:.....Let's hope not:lol:

Curtos07
May 20th, 2010, 03:50 AM
James LaRosa has created a drinking game for the French Open. :lol:

Take a drink if.....

Ana Ivanovic tosses a ball and no one gasps or otherwise clenches their nether regions.


http://www.tennischannel.com/news/NewsDetails.aspx?newsid=7361

Lord Choc Ice
May 20th, 2010, 04:47 AM
^ So mean. :sobbing:

Anyway I'm glad Ana's already in Paris getting ready. :rocker:

spiritedenergy
May 20th, 2010, 06:16 AM
I think Izzy is becoming a Dementieva fan, i saw on facebook she became a fan of her:eek:

Izzy please don't be foolish, you know you can have only one fave and that is Ana:hug:

Lord Choc Ice
May 20th, 2010, 06:34 AM
If Dementieva becomes guilty of this 'fixing' business in Warsaw she may lose some fans. :scared: Not me though. I'm forgiving. Who wants to play Warsaw anyway, it sucks. :(

spiritedenergy
May 20th, 2010, 06:42 AM
If Dementieva becomes guilty of this 'fixing' business in Warsaw she may lose some fans. :scared: Not me though. I'm forgiving. Who wants to play Warsaw anyway, it sucks. :(


many players do it, tanking is common especially before a slam... but how was she able to get caught is beyond me:happy: but i think nothing will happen...

SOA_MC
May 20th, 2010, 08:27 AM
If Dementieva becomes guilty of this 'fixing' business in Warsaw she may lose some fans. :scared: Not me though. I'm forgiving. Who wants to play Warsaw anyway, it sucks. :(

What's this? :eek: I wouldn't worry if nothing happen to Caro after the Luxembourg incident nothing should happen to Elena.

Yeah I agree who wants to play Warsaw have you seen the courts :help: I was hoping Caro would go the same as Elena and tank but no chance of that, not with her whoring father :(

Lord Choc Ice
May 20th, 2010, 08:42 AM
What's this? :eek: I wouldn't worry if nothing happen to Caro after the Luxembourg incident nothing should happen to Elena.

Yeah I agree who wants to play Warsaw have you seen the courts :help: I was hoping Caro would go the same as Elena and tank but no chance of that, not with her whoring father :(
Yeah Caro really needs to learn how to say no lol. She twists her ankle and she's still been playing every week. :help:

bruce goose
May 20th, 2010, 11:56 AM
Yeah Caro really needs to learn how to say no lol. She twists her ankle and she's still been playing every week. :help:Elena managed to win a set vs. a half-decent player who bEAT Venus once....probably nothing will come of it once the initial empty babbling blows over....I'd say that sweet,gentle gals like Elena and Ana are easier targets for bitter schmucks

Lord Choc Ice
May 20th, 2010, 12:13 PM
Elena managed to win a set vs. a half-decent player who bEAT Venus once....probably nothing will come of it once the initial empty babbling blows over....I'd say that sweet,gentle gals like Elena and Ana are easier targets for bitter schmucks
No offense to Venus but I'm not sure a player beating her once is a sign of greatness. :cool: Besides Pironkova's been slumping hardcore, she's only #100 in the world and Elena shouldn't have lost to her under any circumstances.

Oh well...this tanking issue will die down soon enough. Lena has surprisingly few haters on GM. I doubt this thing will change many people's minds about her anyway. ;)

gaviotabr
May 20th, 2010, 02:03 PM
I think Izzy is becoming a Dementieva fan, i saw on facebook she became a fan of her:eek:

Izzy please don't be foolish, you know you can have only one fave and that is Ana:hug:

:lol:

I'm only a fan of Ana.. nobody else really.

But I like to follow the players on facebook.. I have Federer, Nadal, Safina, Zvonareva.. heck.. I even had JJ.. :rolleyes::o Besides, I like Elena.. she seems like a classy girl. There is not much drama with her either, and I'm giving a lot of value to that lately.

gaviotabr
May 20th, 2010, 02:14 PM
James LaRosa has created a drinking game for the French Open. :lol:



http://www.tennischannel.com/news/NewsDetails.aspx?newsid=7361

Nobody would get drunk with this game! :lol: No fun.. :p

bruce goose
May 20th, 2010, 03:11 PM
No offense to Venus but I'm not sure a player beating her once is a sign of greatness. :cool: Besides Pironkova's been slumping hardcore, she's only #100 in the world and Elena shouldn't have lost to her under any circumstances.

Oh well...this tanking issue will die down soon enough. Lena has surprisingly few haters on GM. I doubt this thing will change many people's minds about her anyway. ;)If you look again,I called Pronka 'half-decent';I never said she was 'great'.Her win over Venus merely proves that she can beat a top player IF certain things swing her way.Not everyone might agree,but I'd say there were two levels of tanking.The first one is where someone just doesn't feel as motivated as usual and gives a subpar effort....The second level is where someone basically quits and doesn't even go for shots that are easily returnable.I don't think that Elena was guilty of the second version,but you can tell me if you saw the highlights.

Back on topic,I'll be extremely interested to see how Izzy's concern--actually,our collective concern--plays out....That is,how will Ana respond w/o on-court coaching now??

spiritedenergy
May 20th, 2010, 03:35 PM
:lol:

I'm only a fan of Ana.. nobody else really.

But I like to follow the players on facebook.. I have Federer, Nadal, Safina, Zvonareva.. heck.. I even had JJ.. :rolleyes::o Besides, I like Elena.. she seems like a classy girl. There is not much drama with her either, and I'm giving a lot of value to that lately.

i went to the dementieva page, and before the match with ana the status was updated with 'elena leads the head to head 4-0', the after the match 'elena had some breath problems but now is much better'
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

i also saw some commments from what i think is miffedmax, he was commenting on the loss in madrid in the same way he comments here, i hope dementieva doesn't read those comments:happy:
she's also writing that the younger generation is hitting the ball better and harder and that she misses playing chess during rainy days while now all she has is internet and movies:awww:

bruce goose
May 20th, 2010, 03:41 PM
i went to the dementieva page, and before the match with ana the status was updated with 'elena leads the head to head 4-0', the after the match 'elena had some breath problems but now is much better'
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

i also saw some commments from what i think is miffedmax, he was commenting on the loss in madrid in the same way he comments here, i hope dementieva doesn't read those comments:happy:
she's also writing that the younger generation is hitting the ball better and harder and that she misses playing chess during rainy days while now all she has is internet and movies:awww:Luca,one of the cruelest promos EVER,IMO,was Beach Tennis at YEC 2008 with Ana and Elena.If you female posters will pardon me,tennis is NOT what I have in mind when I imagine Ana and Elena together on the beach:o.They looked like they got along pretty well for the promo but.....well....like I said,there are a few other scenarios that would've been much lovelier:hearts::hearts::hearts:

gaviotabr
May 20th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Ana finally got herself an official facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-I/126966253985560?v=wall

Cute video!

Curtis.. there is still hope.. who knows? Maybe one day she will get twitter.. :spit::lol:

spiritedenergy
May 20th, 2010, 06:03 PM
Ana finally got herself an official facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-I/126966253985560?v=wall

Cute video!

Curtis.. there is still hope.. who knows? Maybe one day she will get twitter.. :spit::lol:

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

finally! do you think it's her writing? now i can get all the updates... for now we are only 60 fans though...

Dexter
May 20th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Ana finally got herself an official facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-I/126966253985560?v=wall

Cute video!

Curtis.. there is still hope.. who knows? Maybe one day she will get twitter.. :spit::lol:I joined as well. Now who's who? :p

jelenacg
May 20th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Ana finally got herself an official facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-I/126966253985560?v=wall

Cute video!

Curtis.. there is still hope.. who knows? Maybe one day she will get twitter.. :spit::lol:

OMG great :eek::spit:
Curtis :rolls:

Curtos07
May 20th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Ana finally got herself an official facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-I/126966253985560?v=wall

Cute video!

Curtis.. there is still hope.. who knows? Maybe one day she will get twitter.. :spit::lol:

:lol: I saw this tweeted on twitter and almost fell down in excitement! Maybe she will get twitter soon, afterall. This is so awesome! :bounce:

Had to change my lastname on facebook from "Curtis Ivanovic" to "Curtis Tennisfan" because that would have just seemed.....weird. :lol:

gaviotabr
May 20th, 2010, 08:01 PM
So... I'm getting nervous now.. :sobbing:

12 hours away from the draw... Ana can draw anyone...

Please, tennis Gods, bring her the best draw possible.. one that allows her to win many matches!

Lord Choc Ice
May 20th, 2010, 09:38 PM
For some reason I have a good feeeling about the draw. :scared:

I think she'll either draw some scrub journeywoman or walking bye French wildcard. :cheer:

jelenacg
May 20th, 2010, 09:40 PM
Uh the draw :scared:

This facebook is great thing ,already saw many `new` pics of Ana with fans :lol:

Lord Choc Ice
May 20th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Random question but I wonder why Ana lives in Switzerland...it doesn't seem like a very popular place for tennis players. :scratch: Apart from Roger...

gaviotabr
May 20th, 2010, 09:44 PM
Random question but I wonder why Ana lives in Switzerland...it doesn't seem like a very popular place for tennis players. :scratch: Apart from Roger...

Her management is from Switzerland. For that and tax purposes.

Lord Choc Ice
May 20th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Her management is from Switzerland. For that and tax purposes.
Oh, ;).

jelenacg
May 20th, 2010, 09:55 PM
Does Gavin have a facebook account ?
I see he is one of Ana`s fan :lol:

doni1212
May 20th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Dixon showed a little bit of flash in that game in Baltimore,but we didn't see much of him to give him a fair,full evaluation.I'm not sure how much confidence management has in him b/c it's no secret that they were trying to land McNabb.You KNOW I can't let you off TOO easily otherwise that'd spoil the rivalry:p.At least I'm treating you better than BROWNS' fans would:eek:.Do you remember that brother-in-law from Altoona I told you about?Well,his dad went to the new Dawg Pound....He wasn't wearing any Steelers' gear but he wore a black sweater....When he didn't cheer for the Browns at all,that sweater was enough to persuade the Browns' fans that he was the Enemy...and they unleashed a stream of vile profanity on him for the ENTIRe game...with occasional,'accidental' beer splashes.....That was it for him;when he got home,he said,NO MORE Dawg Pound...EVER!!!

Are you worried at all that Ben might become like other bored millionaires and start chasing ANA??:eek:.....Let's hope not:lol:

:rolls: Browns fans are soooooooooooooo bitter!!

And please don't let Ben run into Ana anywhere!! And he likes golfing too! :scared:

Ana finally got herself an official facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-I/126966253985560?v=wall

Cute video!

Curtis.. there is still hope.. who knows? Maybe one day she will get twitter.. :spit::lol:

Cool! I'm glad she's finally on Facebook!! :bounce:
And she has such a pretty smile in the video!

Curtos07
May 21st, 2010, 12:04 AM
I have this awful feeling that Ana is going to get someone really tough in Rnd. 1. :sobbing:

The 2nd Law
May 21st, 2010, 12:52 AM
Ana on facebook :D

Davodus
May 21st, 2010, 01:48 AM
Ohh cool, Ana on facebook...I wonder how many fans she will get to..

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 02:23 AM
I have this awful feeling that Ana is going to get someone really tough in Rnd. 1. :sobbing:

:sobbing:

I have a feeling she will draw Serena... :sobbing:

Please tennis Gods noooo

Please give Ana a good draw!

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 02:24 AM
Ohh cool, Ana on facebook...I wonder how many fans she will get to..

They need to announce it over her web. When they do it will shoot up the number of fans. Otherwise not so much, because they didn't write her name.. only AI. People won't look for AI, they will look for Ana Ivanovic, if they are searching for her facebook page. :shrug:

Davodus
May 21st, 2010, 02:28 AM
They need to announce it over her web. When they do it will shoot up the number of fans. Otherwise not so much, because they didn't write her name.. only AI. People won't look for AI, they will look for Ana Ivanovic, if they are searching for her facebook page. :shrug:

Yeah, that's really weird...why did they only put AI? The point of facebook is to put your proper name :lol: But if they announce it on her website it will get thousands of fans.

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2010, 02:32 AM
Yeah, that's really weird...why did they only put AI? The point of facebook is to put your proper name :lol: But if they announce it on her website it will get thousands of fans.
Even if they announce it on her forum, would help. ;)

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 02:40 AM
Yeah, that's really weird...why did they only put AI? The point of facebook is to put your proper name :lol: But if they announce it on her website it will get thousands of fans.

I have no idea why they put only AI.. :spit: Maybe there was already a page with Ana Ivanovic as the name? I don't think that prevents anyone from opening another one with the name though.. :lol:

I guess they will eventually announce it on her web.. It has a video and pictures.. and it seems they will keep updating, so I'm sure they will.. Ana's web has thousands of visitors a day, so when they announce it, the fans will multiply.

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 02:40 AM
Even if they announce it on her forum, would help. ;)

It's already on the forum. ;)

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 03:00 AM
I'm going to sleep now...

I better wake up to a perfect draw for Ana, that allows her to make a run in RG. Help out tennis Gods!

Ajde! Fistpump!

spiritedenergy
May 21st, 2010, 03:30 AM
:sobbing:

I have a feeling she will draw Serena... :sobbing:

Please tennis Gods noooo

Please give Ana a good draw!

:spit: please not Serena:tape:

If she has to draw a top10, let's hope it's kuznetsova, she's the only ballbasher ana was able to beat and now that she's doing the opposite (beating ballbashers and losing to pushers) and kuzzy is slumping she might have a chance... but better no top10 first turn, just be in kuzzy quarter please:angel:

good night izzy:wavey:

doni1212
May 21st, 2010, 03:37 AM
:sobbing:

I have a feeling she will draw Serena... :sobbing:

Please tennis Gods noooo

Please give Ana a good draw!

Oh please NO!!!

Positive vibes people! :scared:
I'm going to be so stressed out and scared in about 6 hours!

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2010, 03:41 AM
Kuznetsova or Safina would be good. Maybe also Wozniacki or Azarenka depending. Dementieva as well.

So many of the top players aren't doing so well, Ana could take advantage even if she draws one.

Davodus
May 21st, 2010, 04:52 AM
I wonder if the RG website is gonna have that live draw thing again where the names flash across to their place in the draw...I hope so, that was fun.

Cp6uja
May 21st, 2010, 07:37 AM
From my point of view perfect scenario for Ana is to be in Caroline Wozniacki part of Draw (including 1st round clash scenario)... so unseeded Ana will "stole" draw from TOP4 seeded player.

Worst case scenario is to be close to Justine Henin (close means: R1, R2, R3, R4 or QF opponent).

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2010, 07:39 AM
From my point of view perfect scenario for Ana is to be in Caroline Wozniacki part of Draw (including 1st round clash scenario)... so unseeded Ana will "stole" draw from TOP4 seeded player.

Worst case scenario is to be close to Justine Henin (close means: R1, R2, R3, R4 or QF opponent).
If Ana drew Caro in R1 and won, oh God. The thing is it would be entirely possible. Could even be a routine victory.

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 09:36 AM
R1 Ana v Caro - fuck no :(

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2010, 09:39 AM
R1 Ana v Caro - fuck no :(
What are the odds? ;) I think you'll be safe. :p

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 09:42 AM
AHHHH! It should be up at any moment now.. nervous!

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 09:45 AM
What are the odds? ;) I think you'll be safe. :p

We should hope Ana gets an all-Italian quarter of the draw :angel:

AHHHH! It should be up at any moment now.. nervous!

When is the draw scheduled to begin?

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2010, 09:47 AM
We should hope Ana gets an all-Italian quarter of the draw :angel:



When is the draw scheduled to begin?
About 2 minutes ago...;)

doni1212
May 21st, 2010, 09:48 AM
I keep saying be positive guys! Hopefully Ana will get a really good draw!

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 09:52 AM
Where do I go to listen to the draw?

Edit: Nevermind found the link

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2010, 09:57 AM
Link???

Dexter
May 21st, 2010, 10:02 AM
Ana plays Kai Chen Chang 1r.

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 10:02 AM
It is an Italian Sara Errani :D

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2010, 10:03 AM
Not bad. Should be winnable. :scared:

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 10:03 AM
Link???

http://tirage-rg.fft.fr/web/tab.htm

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2010, 10:04 AM
I'll laugh if Wozniacki draws Wozniack. :hehehe:

I still have no love for Caro's game but I kind of like how much she owns her for some reason. :lol:

Dexter
May 21st, 2010, 10:05 AM
Potential 2nd round with Kleybanova. :tape:
Aga & Dinara in her section too. Decent draw I'd say.

doni1212
May 21st, 2010, 10:05 AM
Not too bad for Ana. Eventually, she's going to have to beat Radwanska!

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 10:06 AM
Ana plays Kai Chen Chang 1r.

It is an Italian Sara Errani :D

I'm wrong and Dexter's right :o stupid seeds were not placed :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 10:07 AM
Could've been better... but could've been worse. All in all... The first seed she can get is Alisa Kleybanova in the second round. Tough, but doable... especially considering it's clay.

http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/3626/rgdraw.jpg

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2010, 10:08 AM
Looks like a good draw for Sharapova...not.

Davodus
May 21st, 2010, 10:09 AM
Not the worst draw, really. Could have been much much worse.

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 10:10 AM
Talking about the draw in general..

It's brutally top heavy.. Stosur, JJ, Henin, Serena.. all in the top half. I have absolutely no idea who can emerge from the bottom half. It's all the struggling players plus Venus, Aravane and MJMS. It could very well be a surprise finalist. Pity Ana didn't get the bottom half of the draw.

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2010, 10:13 AM
I'm hoping Venus will make the final. Give Aravane a double bagel revenge along the way. :drool:

Curtos07
May 21st, 2010, 10:14 AM
I think Ana's draw is alrigt being unseeded. "Should" beat Chang, like Ana against Kleybs on clay, we know Ana is capable of beating A-Rad (3rd time a charm?) and Bepa/Dinara in the 4th round is doable if Ana plays well. Possible Ana/JJ quarterfinals matchup. :lol:

All in all, not bad. I just hope she can defend her 4th round points and I am confident she can, although Radwanska may be tough.

Marilyn Monheaux
May 21st, 2010, 10:18 AM
I want Ana to make the QF against JJ.:dance:

I'm still in shock over Masha's draw, though.:speakles:

doni1212
May 21st, 2010, 10:21 AM
Ana has the potential to make the semifinals if she plays well!

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 10:31 AM
I'm not as optimistic as everyone else :spit: For confidence sakes I'm hoping she can reach 4th round but then I'm not liking Safina/Zvonareva in 4th round

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 10:34 AM
Now.. we should try to bet.. Sveta and Caro got the same quarter.. :spit: Anyone can get out of there, really... weak weak weak.. Wish Ana was on that quarter.. :sobbing:

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 10:35 AM
I'm not as optimistic as everyone else :spit: For confidence sakes I'm hoping she can reach 4th round but then I'm not liking Safina/Zvonareva in 4th round

I'm much more worried about Radwanska in the third round than about Safina or Zvonareva. Neither is doing well on red clay. In any case, I think it will be Zvonareva. If Ana manages to get that far, then I'll think about it.. :lol:

Curtos07
May 21st, 2010, 10:37 AM
If Ana had her head on straight in her last two meetings with Radwanska, she would of had probably won both matches. That is the key this time. Oh, and to serve well. :o

-NAJ-
May 21st, 2010, 10:37 AM
who is Chang? is that girl who makes a lot of df's in every match? she can be tricky

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 10:37 AM
Now.. we should try to bet.. Sveta and Caro got the same quarter.. :spit: Anyone can get out of there, really... weak weak weak.. Wish Ana was on that quarter.. :sobbing:

I'm going to predict Caro will retire part way through a match, remember I called it during the YEC.

Sveta I don't know what's going on with her :shrug:

doni1212
May 21st, 2010, 10:37 AM
Yeah, I think Safina will be out pretty early. It would probably be Vera.

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 10:40 AM
who is Chang? is that girl who makes a lot of df's in every match? she can be tricky

I think she was the player ranked in the 100's who beat Safina when she was #1 in China or Japan

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 10:40 AM
If Ana had her head on straight in her last two meetings with Radwanska, she would of had probably won both matches. That is the key this time. Oh, and to serve well. :o

Ana needs to serve well. When she doesn't, her whole game suffers.

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 10:43 AM
I think she was the player ranked in the 100's who beat Safina when she was #1 in China or Japan

Yes, that's her.. beat Safina in Tokyo.

We should not underestimate her.. :scared:

doni1212
May 21st, 2010, 10:44 AM
Yeah, time to focus on Chang!

soul
May 21st, 2010, 10:44 AM
A fie draw for Ana ;Im very happy about it.Luck is on her side for this time I think.Maybe this is the start of something who knows???????

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 10:45 AM
I'm going to predict Caro will retire part way through a match, remember I called it during the YEC.

Sveta I don't know what's going on with her :shrug:

Yes... Caro is not fit.. Sveta has her head anywhere... and that quarter is not really filled with many other clay goats.. :lol: It's really weak, so anyone can get to the semis.

The 2nd Law
May 21st, 2010, 10:45 AM
I don't know what to think about this draw ? Ana could really do some damage if she really is heading back into form.

The 2nd Law
May 21st, 2010, 10:49 AM
I'll be expecting either one of Petkovic, Safarova or Dulgheru to make a real breakthrough here, all 3 are in the craptastic Caro-Sveta quarter.

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 10:50 AM
I don't know what to think about this draw ? Ana could really do some damage if she really is heading back into form.

Yes.. can be a real test as the where her game is and where it's heading.

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2010, 10:52 AM
Cakewalks for Wozniacki are getting a bit old, you have to admit.

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 10:52 AM
I'll be expecting either one of Petkovic, Safarova or Dulgheru to make a real breakthrough here, all 3 are in the craptastic Caro-Sveta quarter.

:spit:

Very possible..

The 2nd Law
May 21st, 2010, 10:55 AM
Yes.. can be a real test as the where her game is and where it's heading.

Yes, it's very strange: in my opinion a first/second/third round exit looks just about as likely as a fourth/quarters/semis :lol: If Ana catches fire, it's only JJ who stands in her way to make the last four, and from there anything is possible. Yet in the same breath I will not be confident in any of her early matches, even the first :lol:

Davodus
May 21st, 2010, 10:59 AM
I'll be expecting either one of Petkovic, Safarova or Dulgheru to make a real breakthrough here, all 3 are in the craptastic Caro-Sveta quarter.

I hope Lucie :lol: but I doubt it :p

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 11:02 AM
Yes, it's very strange: in my opinion a first/second/third round exit looks just about as likely as a fourth/quarters/semis :lol: If Ana catches fire, it's only JJ who stands in her way to make the last four, and from there anything is possible. Yet in the same breath I will not be confident in any of her early matches, even the first :lol:

I feel the same.. she can do something.. but will she? No idea.. she can lose as much as she can win, any match.. Hopefully she is focused and determined to do well.

mure
May 21st, 2010, 11:04 AM
Wow,let's be honest,that's a dream draw!

this girl from Taipei has't even played a MD match recently..great great draw..i'm pumped up now :bounce:

Curtos07
May 21st, 2010, 11:04 AM
Yes, it's very strange: in my opinion a first/second/third round exit looks just about as likely as a fourth/quarters/semis :lol: If Ana catches fire, it's only JJ who stands in her way to make the last four, and from there anything is possible. Yet in the same breath I will not be confident in any of her early matches, even the first :lol:

Exactly how I feel too. It's all on Ana's racket and head. Another Rome like run is possible, but so is another Stuttgart or Madrid. :scared:

Nikkiri
May 21st, 2010, 11:06 AM
Can't complain with this draw considering how bad it could have been.

Tennis90
May 21st, 2010, 11:07 AM
It's not a bad draw considering Ana's ranking.If she got her confidence back she can beat them all,but in my opinion that's the key.If her head is in the right place so is her serve and her FH.
Oh how I wish I could see the future,at least I wouldn't be this nervous.
I hope for some magic in Paris so this could be Ana's tourny but I don't know what to expect.

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 11:17 AM
So Sveta in the opposite half means Ana won't play till monday?

jelenacg
May 21st, 2010, 11:54 AM
Not a bad draw :shrug: It could have been much worse :o

Now the only question is what Ana will show up ?

If Justine is in a at least descent form Masha and Sam can kiss goodbye those QF and SF points.
I see Caro got something similar to Masha`s RG draw last year :lol: :lol:

DownTheLine21
May 21st, 2010, 02:37 PM
Can't complain with this draw considering how bad it could have been.

I agree. Like others have said, this is a pretty good draw if Ana can find some form/confidence.

HowardH
May 21st, 2010, 03:34 PM
It's actually hard to imagine a better draw. That doesn't mean she can't lose though.

Jang87
May 21st, 2010, 03:36 PM
God, I am so sick of Wozniacki and her cakewalk draws. As for Ana and her draw, its not too bad. If she has her head with her and stays focused and calm she can defend her points. I have never seen Kleybanova play on clay but I can tell she is not a clay GOAT, lol. And Radwanska deserves a beatdown this time.

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 04:07 PM
Caro is in the opposite half and injured can we just leave her out of discussion for one fucking tournament :rolleyes: I get enough of this shit everywhere else :mad: Off my chest :worship:

Now can anyone tell me when Ana starts. Sunday or Monday?

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 04:11 PM
Caro is in the opposite half and injured can we just leave her out of discussion for one fucking tournament :rolleyes: I get enough of this shit everywhere else :mad: Off my chest :worship:

Now can anyone tell me when Ana starts. Sunday or Monday?

Defintely not sunday. Sveta will play first up on Chatrier on sunday, so her half gets the tournament started. Ana will play either monday or tuesday.

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 04:13 PM
It's actually hard to imagine a better draw. That doesn't mean she can't lose though.

Yes.. It's like.. Ana can win those matches.. but she can also lose them. We will have to see what Ana will show up to have a better idea of how this RG will unfold for her and for us. It could have been a worse draw.. it could also have been better though. We just have to take it match by match now.

SOA_MC
May 21st, 2010, 04:21 PM
Defintely not sunday. Sveta will play first up on Chatrier on sunday, so her half gets the tournament started. Ana will play either monday or tuesday.

Thankyou :) hopefully scheduled on a showcourt then there will be a stream somewhere and I can watch.

jelenacg
May 21st, 2010, 04:25 PM
Yes.. It's like.. Ana can win those matches.. but she can also lose them. We will have to see what Ana will show up to have a better idea of how this RG will unfold for her and for us. It could have been a worse draw.. it could also have been better though. We just have to take it match by match now.

So is her 1R opponent good on clay?

bruce goose
May 21st, 2010, 04:41 PM
So is her 1R opponent good on clay?She lost her opening match to Razzano in Strasbourg...and I haven't seen her enjoy any big clay-court success at previous tourneys...maybe she's done okay on the ITF circuit on clay

Now that Ana is seemingly on the right track,I'll repeat a wish that I first shared back in 2008:I'd like to see teenage pranksters enter the tourney grounds armed with magic markers...and then we could read the memorable headline "Vandals Draw on the Draw!"......apparently,I'm the only one who holds this dream:lol:

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 04:53 PM
So is her 1R opponent good on clay?

Here is her red clay court season this year:

ESTORILSee all ESTORIL results for Chang

Tour, PORTUGAL, May 3 2010, $220,000, CLAY (O)

Draw: 32M/32q/16d, Rank: 88 Seed/entry: 1/Q
Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
Q-R32 H2H Bratchikova, Nina (RUS) 138 L 6-3 6-7(6) 7-5
WTA Championship Pts: 1 WTA Ranking Pts: 1 Prize Money: $265

MADRIDSee all MADRID results for Chang

Tour, SPAIN, May 8 2010, $4,500,000, CLAY (O)

Draw: 64M/32q/32d, Rank: 89 Seed/entry: /Q
Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
Q-R32 H2H (15) Makarova, Ekaterina (RUS) 103 L 6-7(6) 7-5 6-3

Lost in first round of qualies in Estoril and Madrid. Also a loss to Razzano in Strasbourg. Razzano went on to lose to Ana's BFF Sofia Arvidsson.

bruce goose
May 21st, 2010, 05:11 PM
Here is her red clay court season this year:



Lost in first round of qualies in Estoril and Madrid. Also a loss to Razzano in Strasbourg. Razzano went on to lose to Ana's BFF Sofia Arvidsson.Well,I can top that,Brainiac:p.Chang defeated Ekaterina Makarova on Charleston's green before getting destroyed,6-2 6-2,by clay-court queen Vera Dushevina in the 2nd Round...and in 2007,Chang won her first match at the ITF Juarez tourney by defeating our Mexican juggernaut Ivette Lopez...and those are the only clay wins she has in her ENTIRE career:cool:

jelenacg
May 21st, 2010, 05:23 PM
Thanks :)
Hopefully Ana will beat her
That photo shoot Ana did last year in blue swimming suit,was that also for Vogue i can`t remember

ptitnavet
May 21st, 2010, 05:58 PM
Good R1 and good R2 I think also ! Kleybanova on clay ?? I don't think she is good on clay but we'll see.

Let's go Ana :cheer:

bruce goose
May 21st, 2010, 06:33 PM
Good R1 and good R2 I think also ! Kleybanova on clay ?? I don't think she is good on clay but we'll see.

Let's go Ana :cheer:Big Mama has had some good success at ITF clay tourneys but very little on the WTA level....She's only won more than one MD match on 4 occasions and 3 of those were at undeniably MM events where she faced weak draws.She made the QFs at Fes 2008 and Budapest 2009,and she reached the semis of Fes last year.Her best result was beating Venus at Madrid 2009 in the 2nd Round,and then Caro stopped her right afterwards

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
Thanks :)
Hopefully Ana will beat her
That photo shoot Ana did last year in blue swimming suit,was that also for Vogue i can`t remember

I don't know.. which photoshoot?

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM
Well,I can top that,Brainiac:p.Chang defeated Ekaterina Makarova on Charleston's green before getting destroyed,6-2 6-2,by clay-court queen Vera Dushevina in the 2nd Round...and in 2007,Chang won her first match at the ITF Juarez tourney by defeating our Mexican juggernaut Ivette Lopez...and those are the only clay wins she has in her ENTIRE career:cool:

Good find Bruce! :yeah:

Hopefully Ana can have a strong opening round!

bruce goose
May 21st, 2010, 09:05 PM
Good find Bruce! :yeah:

Hopefully Ana can have a strong opening round!With all of the detail you've provided over these last 2 years,you inspired me to do my best:).Btw,taking 'Mayor of Anapolis' out of your sig doesn't mean that we accepted your resignation:hug::p

Curtos07
May 21st, 2010, 09:09 PM
Thanks :)
Hopefully Ana will beat her
That photo shoot Ana did last year in blue swimming suit,was that also for Vogue i can`t remember

Yes it was Vogue. :)

I don't know.. which photoshoot?
I think Jelena is refering to this one:
http://i50.tinypic.com/sv27lz.jpg

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 09:15 PM
Yes it was Vogue. :)


I think Jelena is refering to this one:
http://i50.tinypic.com/sv27lz.jpg

Oh! Yes.. this horrible pic.. :o

I remember it now... it was the Vogue US Age issue.

bruce goose
May 21st, 2010, 09:23 PM
Yes it was Vogue. :)


I think Jelena is refering to this one:
http://i50.tinypic.com/sv27lz.jpgAna looks fantastic--better,IMO--in a one-piece b/c it shifts focus away from her cute,small breasts.....A lot of haters tease her about them...which is stupid cuz breasts are HIGHLY overrated in importance....She looks great in her tennis outfits,too,quite often:)

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 09:34 PM
I was looking at the draw..

JJ has a great shot at the title.. Justine and Serena might just tire each other out.. :o And I'm sure the winner will come from the top half.. it's 1000 times stronger than the bottom half. Actually.. anyone can come out of there and be a surprise finalist. :shrug:

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 09:41 PM
I hope Ana is practicing well.. and Heinz is preparing her mentally for this. She needs to have a decent RG. We haven't had any pic since wednesday, which was her first day of practice on site.

I also hope Ana (and/or her team) updates her facebook often... not just one message each month.

Curtos07
May 21st, 2010, 09:51 PM
I hope Ana is practicing well.. and Heinz is preparing her mentally for this. She needs to have a decent RG. We haven't had any pic since wednesday, which was her first day of practice on site.

I also hope Ana (and/or her team) updates her facebook often... not just one message each month.

I am hoping for more interesting and in depth posts and not just "here are my shoes" and "here is my racket". Spice it up a little Ana. :lol:

bruce goose
May 21st, 2010, 10:24 PM
I am hoping for more interesting and in depth posts and not just "here are my shoes" and "here is my racket". Spice it up a little Ana. :lol:Part of being an Ana fan is learning to expect either bizarre or very bland comments...it's either one or the other:lol:.....I can perfectly live with that as long as she plays well:cool:

Curtos07
May 21st, 2010, 10:31 PM
Part of being an Ana fan is learning to expect either bizarre or very bland comments...it's either one or the other:lol:.....I can perfectly live with that as long as she plays well:cool:

Yeah, which I kind of find a bit endearing from her. :angel:

Surprised Ana hasn't written a new diary yet on her website. It's been a while. I think she updated her diary quite a bit last year during the French Open. She barely writes them anymore these days. :(

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 11:04 PM
Yeah, which I kind of find a bit endearing from her. :angel:

Surprised Ana hasn't written a new diary yet on her website. It's been a while. I think she updated her diary quite a bit last year during the French Open. She barely writes them anymore these days. :(

I miss the old days.. 2006/07.. Ana used to write diaries at least twice a month.. sometimes even more than that. Now it's once every 3 months, and with luck. :sobbing:

spiritedenergy
May 21st, 2010, 11:16 PM
i don't ,like the draw much i must admit... especially radwanska possible 3r round:help:

kleybanova 2nd round is an enigma, safina/zvonareva 4th round is tough especially zvonareva. then JJ possible QF and Serena/Justine possible SF:help::help::help:

I hope Ana will make the 3rd round, anything more than that would be a plus:sad:

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 11:29 PM
i don't ,like the draw much i must admit... especially radwanska possible 3r round:help:

kleybanova 2nd round is an enigma, safina/zvonareva 4th round is tough especially zvonareva. then JJ possible QF and Serena/Justine possible SF:help::help::help:

I hope Ana will make the 3rd round, anything more than that would be a plus:sad:

Yeah Luca. The draw could be worse.. she could be in the first quarter.. but it also could be better.. I mean.. anywhere in the bottom half.. but it is what it is. If Ana gets her head straight and her serve working she can win those matches. If she doesn't, she can lose to anyone in her draw. It will come down to which Ana decides to show up. It will definitely not be easy... but hey, Ana earned the hard draws by spending more than 6 months completely neglecting her tennis, and playing like complete crap. Truth is.. she earned it. And if she wants to get back up, she will have to earn it too, in a positive way.. managing to beat the good players.

Kleybanova sole red clay win this year came against clay GOAT Agkul Amanmuradova. Lost to Vinci and Peer in Rome and Madrid. Zvonareva's sole red clay win this year was against clay GOAT Melanie Oudin. Lost to Kvitova and Venus in Rome and Madrid. A-Rad is really tough... but it's time Ana stops losing to her.. But you know what I'd rather see her losing to A-Rad or Bepa than to JJ.. so if she reaches the QF, she better be extra motivated and win. Otherwise she can lose earlier.

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 11:44 PM
I just read an interview with Gulbis. He says this:

It takes one week to screw up your game and then maybe half a year to get it back to the same level.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article7133475.ece

So true! Look at Ana's game.. it got messed up in a moment, and it's taking forever to get it back.. if she ever does.. :sobbing:

spiritedenergy
May 21st, 2010, 11:58 PM
Yeah Luca. The draw could be worse.. she could be in the first quarter.. but it also could be better.. I mean.. anywhere in the bottom half.. but it is what it is. If Ana gets her head straight and her serve working she can win those matches. If she doesn't, she can lose to anyone in her draw. It will come down to which Ana decides to show up. It will definitely not be easy... but hey, Ana earned the hard draws by spending more than 6 months completely neglecting her tennis, and playing like complete crap. Truth is.. she earned it. And if she wants to get back up, she will have to earn it too, in a positive way.. managing to beat the good players.

Kleybanova sole red clay win this year came against clay GOAT Agkul Amanmuradova. Lost to Vinci and Peer in Rome and Madrid. Zvonareva's sole red clay win this year was against clay GOAT Melanie Oudin. Lost to Kvitova and Venus in Rome and Madrid. A-Rad is really tough... but it's time Ana stops losing to her.. But you know what I'd rather see her losing to A-Rad or Bepa than to JJ.. so if she reaches the QF, she better be extra motivated and win. Otherwise she can lose earlier.

yeah i forgot to metion it could be worse of course:lol: i would put this maybe on the same level of difficulty of last year RG... but if you see the bottom half, especially the 3rd quarter, it's ridiculous with sveta and cirstea, all others being even worse:help: even bing in the same quarter of venus would have been better. even meet wozniakci 1st round:spit:
but yes i'm a bit bitter for the bottom half being so pathetic (even though all the season new hot players apart from stosur are there)....

and yes ana please don't go to the QF just to lose to JJ, please no lose earlier if you have to:o

InsideOut.
May 22nd, 2010, 12:56 AM
It's a good draw; not too easy, but not particularly tough. Hope Ana is up for it :)

hellas719
May 22nd, 2010, 03:46 AM
Aga in R3 really scares me :scared:

Sor.ana
May 22nd, 2010, 09:42 AM
At least her first round is quite easy. I wanna believe she can't go as far as possible (semis...). After all, it's when we wait the less for her that she goes far !
Ajde Ana !

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 12:05 PM
I'm getting increasingly nervous.. :lol:

RG starts tomorrow.. and it better be a good one!

jelenacg
May 22nd, 2010, 03:53 PM
Yes it was Vogue. :)



Thanks :)

RG :bounce:
Will Sveta play first match tomorrow ?
Can`t wait to see how everyone is playing

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 03:57 PM
Thanks :)

RG :bounce:
Will Sveta play first match tomorrow ?
Can`t wait to see how everyone is playing

Hey Jelena!

Yes.. OOP is out.. Sveta first up on Chatrier tomorrow. Ana did this the last 2 years.. I'm nostalgic. :spit:

I'm really looking foward to RG this year, so it better be a great one!

jelenacg
May 22nd, 2010, 04:06 PM
Hey Jelena!

Yes.. OOP is out.. Sveta first up on Chatrier tomorrow. Ana did this the last 2 years.. I'm nostalgic. :spit:

I'm really looking foward to RG this year, so it better be a great one!

Sveta better play good tomorrow bc her opponent is not easy and considering Sveta`s form through whole clay seson :tape: ,it won`t be an easy match

I`m also hopping for a good RG

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 04:21 PM
Sveta better play good tomorrow bc her opponent is not easy and considering Sveta`s form through whole clay seson :tape: ,it won`t be an easy match

I`m also hopping for a good RG

Yes.. it's going to be a very tough one for Kuzzy. I like Sorana.. and she has QF points to defend.. but I'll be pulling for Kuzzy to get her head together and play some good tennis at RG. Her quarter is so ridiculous.. she should get it together and take it.

jelenacg
May 22nd, 2010, 04:31 PM
Yes.. it's going to be a very tough one for Kuzzy. I like Sorana.. and she has QF points to defend.. but I'll be pulling for Kuzzy to get her head together and play some good tennis at RG. Her quarter is so ridiculous.. she should get it together and take it.

I will also cheer for Sveta :lol: with her losing that quater would be a joke ,even more than it`s now :rolleyes:
But Sveta will feel a lot of pressure that`s for sure.I think she lost in 1R of USO when she was a defending champion

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 04:54 PM
I will also cheer for Sveta :lol: with her losing that quater would be a joke ,even more than it`s now :rolleyes:
But Sveta will feel a lot of pressure that`s for sure.I think she lost in 1R of USO when she was a defending champion

Yes.. she lost first round of the 2005 USO. Maybe that's why she is playing so bad this clay season.. just feeling the pressure of defending RG.

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 04:56 PM
Ana has a new diary up!

Arriving back in the city where you have won a tournament is always a special feeling. I think Paris is the most special city for me, considering some of the experiences I have had here.


Even before I won the French Open, my first Grand Slam title, I had always achieved things first here: my first Grand Slam quarter-final, my first Grand Slam final, for example. And my match with Mauresmo when I was 17 – I will never forget it.

It’s amazing to think that that was five years ago. Wow, doesn’t time fly? We have to make the most of it.

Today it’s the birthday of my friend Novak Djokovic, so I would like to wish him a very Happy Birthday, and good luck in the tournament.

Unfortunately I’ve been a little ill lately so haven’t been able to prepare for this tournament the way I was hoping, but I’m sure I’ll be 100 per cent for my first match, which looks like it will be on Tuesday.

I’ve had some good practice sessions since I arrived, and I especially enjoyed getting back onto Chatrier Court, which is one of my favourite courts in the world.

It’s been a while since I wrote, and I’ve received many lovely messages of support in the last month or so, and I’d like to thank everyone who wrote to me.

Love Ana

Ana is ill.. :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

Davodus
May 22nd, 2010, 05:00 PM
Always getting sick :o

Jang87
May 22nd, 2010, 05:18 PM
She is never going to get a rhythm going if she keeps getting sick or injured all the time :sobbing:. Now I'm even more nervous.

jelenacg
May 22nd, 2010, 05:19 PM
Ana said `little ill` ,don`t exaggerate people :lol:
Ana is probably talking about that stomach flu she had in Madrid

I hope she is ok now,she didn`t look sick on those last photos and she said she had good practice sessions

Ana and Novak don`t have immune system :tape:

Jang87
May 22nd, 2010, 05:26 PM
Haha. We are like over-protecting parents when it comes to Ana. I guess we want her to be healthy and happy all the time :).

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 05:42 PM
Ana said `little ill` ,don`t exaggerate people :lol:
Ana is probably talking about that stomach flu she had in Madrid

I hope she is ok now,she didn`t look sick on those last photos and she said she had good practice sessions

Ana and Novak don`t have immune system :tape:

Yes.. Ana was probably talking about the stomach virus she had in Madrid. Apart from disrupting practices, as I guess she took time off to get better.. I worry about how she approaches it. Ana can't deal with sickness or injury.. even minor ones get her head spinning.. she overreacts big time, and she just can't play when she has something bothering her.

jelenacg
May 22nd, 2010, 05:54 PM
Yes.. Ana was probably talking about the stomach virus she had in Madrid. Apart from disrupting practices, as I guess she took time off to get better.. I worry about how she approaches it. Ana can't deal with sickness or injury.. even minor ones get her head spinning.. she overreacts big time, and she just can't play when she has something bothering her.

I agree about last part and i also worry about that tbh :o
But if she wants to do well here she will have to be focused :shrug: Hopefully Heinz will help her .And she doesn`t have any distractions here with her,so that`s good :lol:

Curtos07
May 22nd, 2010, 05:54 PM
Ugh. Of course she is ill. Her immune system sucks. She is always getting sick. :sobbing:

spiritedenergy
May 22nd, 2010, 06:13 PM
ana, nova, JJ, they all look strong and healty but always get sick... is there an immune system problem in serbia????? maybe they didn't drink much milk when they were kids...

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 07:08 PM
I just hope this illness doesn't affect Ana that much.. I mean.. she doesn't take it too much as a limitation, as a possible excuse to losing. Not that she is making excuses.. but in her head it can work as such.. like.. "I can't do it.. I didn't have the preparation I wanted.. I'm not 100%".

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 07:10 PM
I agree about last part and i also worry about that tbh :o
But if she wants to do well here she will have to be focused :shrug: Hopefully Heinz will help her .And she doesn`t have any distractions here with her,so that`s good :lol:

Our hope is always Heinz.. :sobbing: I also hope he gets her to focus and to be determined to win.

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 07:11 PM
Ugh. Of course she is ill. Her immune system sucks. She is always getting sick. :sobbing:

Yeah.. they totally should do something about her immune system.. so many illness and injuries in the past couple of years. These illness together with the dizzy spells are particularly worrying for me.

Besides.. Ana has to get a lucky break sometime right? :sobbing:

jelenacg
May 22nd, 2010, 07:26 PM
I just hope this illness doesn't affect Ana that much.. I mean.. she doesn't take it too much as a limitation, as a possible excuse to losing. Not that she is making excuses.. but in her head it can work as such.. like.. "I can't do it.. I didn't have the preparation I wanted.. I'm not 100%".

Well i don`t know.It`s a GS tournament, she should try to win matches ,not to find excuses to lose them :o
Novak for example is still sick,he will probably lose in 4R ,hopefully not before
Ana on the other hand is healthy now and she should take advantage of that

Our hope is always Heinz.. :sobbing: I also hope he gets her to focus and to be determined to win.

Who else :shrug:
He is our only hope

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 07:45 PM
Well i don`t know.It`s a GS tournament, she should try to win matches ,not to find excuses to lose them :o
Novak for example is still sick,he will probably lose in 4R ,hopefully not before
Ana on the other hand is healthy now and she should take advantage of that

Yeah.. she should take advantage of it.. she should be focused, and fight her heart out, give it all. It's a slam after all. But I just don't really trust Ana.. after seeing her going into the USO last year thinking about taking holidays, I just don't trust her to be completely in it anymore.. even if it's a slam. But I hope she does give her all, and fight hard for each and every point. And that she doesn't let anything affect her. She has some tough matches ahead of her if she wants to have a decent tournament, so she will need to be on and focused from the very first point. I hope she does have the extra motivation.

Who else :shrug:
He is our only hope

They have to keep him.. :sobbing: Please Heinz, fix Ana!

jelenacg
May 22nd, 2010, 08:08 PM
Holidays :rolleyes::o
We should just like Ana take it match by match and don`t get too emotional or delusional .Ana can win a few matches but she can as well lose any of those matches :rolleyes:
I also think it would be good for her not to lose in first and second round like it happened in last 2 GS

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 08:15 PM
Holidays :rolleyes::o
We should just like Ana take it match by match and don`t get too emotional or delusional .Ana can win a few matches but she can as well lose any of those matches :rolleyes:
I also think it would be good for her not to lose in first and second round like it happened in last 2 GS

Yes.. we have to take it match by match.. but I can tell you I'll be pissed if I feel like she lost a match out of lack of fight. :o

I also think it's really important that she doesn't lose straight away.. another disappointment like this can be a blow to any little condifence she is managing to raise. It ban be a big step back. Ana needs to gets some solid results now.

Otherwise I also fear for Heinz... I want them to keep him.. :sobbing:

jelenacg
May 22nd, 2010, 08:26 PM
Yes.. we have to take it match by match.. but I can tell you I'll be pissed if I feel like she lost a match out of lack of fight. :o

I also think it's really important that she doesn't lose straight away.. another disappointment like this can be a blow to any little condifence she is managing to raise. It ban be a big step back. Ana needs to gets some solid results now.

Otherwise I also fear for Heinz... I want them to keep him.. :sobbing:

:lol:
Well she can as well lose straight away than go 1-5 down and come back only to lose anyway :rolleyes::rolleyes:
I also want them to keep Heinz...

Curtos07
May 22nd, 2010, 08:27 PM
They were having a discussion of the FD Podcast at the blog Forty Deuce on how far Ana has to go to call the French Open a success for her. My opinion is she has to make the 4th round and defend her points from last year. To be honest, anything short of making at least the 4th round would be a disappointment to me. IMO, if you can't beat Radwanska once in 4 matches, you're a long ways off to ever being a top player. That match will tell me if Rome was a fluke or not. All I want is for Ana to defend as much of her 2009 points from RG-Wimbledon as possible and keep her ranking from falling much, because if she can play some solid tennis in these next two slams and keep her ranking close to where it is right now, she will put herself in a position to make a big move up the rankings in the 2nd half of the season with barely nothing to defend. I am looking at the big picture and the goal I am setting for Ana is get back to the top 25 or top 20 by seasons end.

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 08:31 PM
:lol:
Well she can as well lose straight away than go 1-5 down and come back only to lose anyway :rolleyes::rolleyes:
I also want them to keep Heinz...

That's painful too.. so all I ask of Ana is that she fights, but doesn't act all idiot. :sobbing:

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 08:36 PM
They were having a discussion of the FD Podcast at the blog Forty Deuce on how far Ana has to go to call the French Open a success for her. My opinion is she has to make the 4th round and defend her points from last year. To be honest, anything short of making at least the 4th round would be a disappointment to me. IMO, if you can't beat Radwanska once in 4 matches, you're a long ways off to ever being a top player. That match will tell me if Rome was a fluke or not. All I want is for Ana to defend as much of her 2009 points from RG-Wimbledon as possible and keep her ranking from falling much, because if she can play some solid tennis in these next two slams and keep her ranking close to where it is right now, she will put herself in a position to make a big move up the rankings in the 2nd half of the season with barely nothing to defend. I am looking at the big picture and the goal I am setting for Ana is get back to the top 25 or top 20 by seasons end.

Good post Curtis.

I listened to the podcast. I liked how Brodie was talking about the 3rd round and at some point he says something like.. "heck... how can 3rd round be satisfying? how mediocre.." I'm not sure if those were the words.. but it was this idea. :lol: I agree... Can't consider losing in the second or third round good at all. But then again.. as I've said before.. if she goes all the way to the QF only to lose to JJ, then I honestly prefer her to lose earlier. :shrug:

Curtos07
May 22nd, 2010, 08:47 PM
Good post Curtis.

I listened to the podcast. I liked how Brodie was talking about the 3rd round and at some point he says something like.. "heck... how can 3rd round be satisfying? how mediocre.." I'm not sure if those were the words.. but it was this idea. :lol: I agree... Can't consider losing in the second or third round good at all. But then again.. as I've said before.. if she goes all the way to the QF only to lose to JJ, then I honestly prefer her to lose earlier. :shrug:

3rd round is setting the bar low, but I can't blame any Ana fan who does. But it just goes to show how far she has fallen. :sobbing:

Losing to JJ would really suck, and I couldn't handle losing to her twice in a few weeks. However, I think I can stomach it just enough because she really needs a solid run. Losing early in a slam again would be too much for me. She has to eventually breakthrough again in a slam or she will never get out of this slump, I fear.

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 08:57 PM
3rd round is setting the bar low, but I can't blame any Ana fan who does. But it just goes to show how far she has fallen. :sobbing:

Losing to JJ would really suck, and I couldn't handle losing to her twice in a few weeks. However, I think I can stomach it just enough because she really needs a solid run. Losing early in a slam again would be too much for me. She has to eventually breakthrough again in a slam or she will never get out of this slump, I fear.

She needs to get a breakthrough at a slam, true. But it all comes down to Ana being dedicated and determined. Honestly.. she hasn't been like that at a slam in quite some time.

I can't stomach another loss to JJ, I can tell you that. So if she gets there, she better be ubber motivated to win. This is thiking too ahead though... there is a very tough road ahead.. and who knows what Ana will show up.. she is already saying she didn't prepare as she would have liked.

Milito22
May 23rd, 2010, 03:46 AM
ajde :armed:

Curtos07
May 23rd, 2010, 04:56 AM
I just noticed that they changed Ana's name on her facebook profile from AI to Ana Ivanovic and now her followers jumped all the way up to past 26,000! :eek:

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 05:12 AM
I just got home from a night out.. I'm debating with myself if I just stay awake to watch Kuzzy x Sorana.. or if I get a couple of hours of sleep.. :spit:

Anyway.. just saw a couple of videos of Ana posing for the Adidas SS10 fall-winter colection. I was sort of confused, as she posed with both the dresses and the two pieces for Wimbledon and USO. Pennetta also posed with the dresses. One really weird thing is that Ana had tight pants underneath them.. :spit:

The vídeo is here, if anyone wants to see it: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Assets/AssetDetailsPage.aspx?GUID=ad7788e6-cbef-411d-8a32-3a6db0e928b2

You have to register though.. but it's free.

Also.. Ana took part of the adidas media day, yesterday at RG. There are a couple of shots of her doing interviews in this vídeo of the same web: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Assets/AssetDetailsPage.aspx?GUID=3b061e90-b4d5-476e-a9fc-dee31ad97ad2

Adidas had a bunch of players dressed with the soccer shirts of their countries.. :lol: I guess all the players whose country is sponsored by adidas. Funny. Can I say Andrea Petkovic rocks? :spit:

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 05:15 AM
I just noticed that they changed Ana's name on her facebook profile from AI to Ana Ivanovic and now her followers jumped all the way up to past 26,000! :eek:

Nice Curtis! It was obvious they had to change the name for Ana Ivanovic.. that way people can actually find her there. I'm not sure why they registered it as AI in the first place.. I mean.. who would search for Ana like that?

I'm sure she will get more and more and more followers. Ana is extremely popular. Maybe when they announce it over her web, she can get more than 50.000!

bruce goose
May 23rd, 2010, 05:28 AM
I just got home from a night out.. I'm debating with myself if I just stay awake to watch Kuzzy x Sorana.. or if I get a couple of hours of sleep.. :spit:

You've deprived yourself of enough sleep by worrying about Ana...or,in some cases,watching her matches from faraway time zones.You don't need to replicate the same punishment for Kuzy...or for BABY Ana(Sorana).Get some rest,Brasilian Sugar Buns:smooch:....You can torment yourself with ANA later:lol:

Curtos07
May 23rd, 2010, 05:28 AM
^^^I'm staying up, because I am always up at this time. :lol: Sacrificing lots of sleep during the French Open and Wimbledon. Videos don't work for me, won't allow me to register. Asking for occupation and company name and stuff. :lol: Oh well, hopefully somebody will upload it to youtube.

^^I am surprised Ana didn't mention her facebook page in her diary. Strange how her web is so slow with news these days.

EDIT: Just noticed on that site this mistake. :lol:

Shotlist:
Dinara Safina (Russia)
Andy Murrray (UK)
Anna Ivanovich (Russia)
Justin Henin (Belgium)
Fernando Francisco González (Chile)
Flavia Pennetta (Italy)

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 05:30 AM
^^^I'm staying up, because I am always up at this time. :lol: Sacrificing lots of sleep during the French Open and Wimbledon. Videos don't work for me, won't allow me to register. Asking for occupation and company name and stuff. :lol: Oh well, hopefully somebody will upload it to youtube.

^^I am surprised Ana didn't mention her facebook page in her diary. Strange how her web is so slow with news these days.

I'll try to get the video.. Not sure if I can do it though.. :spit: I can tell you Ana will be wearing pink at the USO.

I think they want to announce the facebook page properly the next few days..

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 05:32 AM
EDIT: Just noticed on that site this mistake. :lol:

:spit:

Not only they say she is from Russia.. they write her name wrong in all possible ways.. :spit:

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 05:33 AM
You've deprived yourself of enough sleep by worrying about Ana...or,in some cases,watching her matches from faraway time zones.You don't need to replicate the same punishment for Kuzy...or for BABY Ana(Sorana).Get some rest,Brasilian Sugar Buns:smooch:....You can torment yourself with ANA later:lol:

Oh.. I'll tourment myself with Ana all right.. :sobbing: But I actually want to watch the hot mess of a match that will be Kuzzy x Sorana. I think I'll get a couple of hours of sleep though. :lol:

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 05:43 AM
Ok.. I can get the video.. but I haven't managed to get the sound.. :spit:

Curtos07
May 23rd, 2010, 05:45 AM
Ok.. I can get the video.. but I haven't managed to get the sound.. :spit:

:lol: I remember the same exact thing happened when you tried to upload the AO/RG Adidas dress videos several months ago. It's ok, who needs sound? :p

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 05:47 AM
:lol: I remember the same exact thing happened when you tried to upload the AO/RG Adidas dress videos several months ago. It's ok, who needs sound? :p

Yes... :spit: It seems I haven't been able to get over that problem yet.. :lol: I have no idea why it doesn't record sound. I'm sure it will be up on youtube soon though..

I'll get the link for the soundless video here in 10 minutes. For the impatient.. :lol:

Curtos07
May 23rd, 2010, 05:50 AM
I think this may be te video. It's on the Adidas website.

http://www.press.adidas.com/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-13/

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 05:57 AM
I think this may be te video. It's on the Adidas website.

http://www.press.adidas.com/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-13/

That's the overall video.. there is one only for Ana. Actually, there are individual videos for Ana, Verdasco, Murray, Henin, Tsonga and Pennetta.

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 06:00 AM
There is a SI swimsuit special now on TNT. They just showed Ana.. but it was only the making off they have on the web.

Curtos07
May 23rd, 2010, 06:02 AM
That's the overall video.. there is one only for Ana. Actually, there are individual videos for Ana, Verdasco, Murray, Henin, Tsonga and Pennetta.

Is this it?

http://www.press.adidas.com/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-13/

EDIT: Click on the tennis tab.

bruce goose
May 23rd, 2010, 06:05 AM
Oh.. I'll tourment myself with Ana all right.. :sobbing: But I actually want to watch the hot mess of a match that will be Kuzzy x Sorana. I think I'll get a couple of hours of sleep though. :lol:My mistake....Aye sHOULD have told you to stay up and watch the match...and then you would've done the opposite.....There's no 'u' in "torment",btw:p.....When you have kids,you won't be able to stay up late to watch 30-year-old Ana...or,if she's retired,whoever your current favorite will be;)

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 06:06 AM
Is this it?

http://www.press.adidas.com/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-13/

EDIT: Click on the tennis tab.

I can only see the interview video. Look how there are 2 videos for the players.. and interview and a video from the photoshoot. Did you see the one with the photoshoot somewhere?

Curtos07
May 23rd, 2010, 06:07 AM
I can only see the interview video. Look how there are 2 videos for the players.. and interview and a video from the photoshoot. Did you see the one with the photoshoot somewhere?

No, they only have her interview right now. Maybe they'll get the photoshoot up soon.

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 06:10 AM
No, they only have her interview right now. Maybe they'll get the photoshoot up soon.

Yes.. they will probably upload the photoshoot video soon!

Anyway.. for the impatient, here it is: http://rapidshare.com/files/390581961/AdidasSS10FW.wmv.html

gaviotabr
May 23rd, 2010, 06:11 AM
My mistake....Aye sHOULD have told you to stay up and watch the match...and then you would've done the opposite.....There's no 'u' in "torment",btw:p.....When you have kids,you won't be able to stay up late to watch 30-year-old Ana...or,if she's retired,whoever your current favorite will be;)

:lol:

I'm going to go take a nap now Bruce, don't worry! :lol:

bruce goose
May 23rd, 2010, 06:16 AM
:lol:

I'm going to go take a nap now Bruce, don't worry! :lol:Sweet dreams of Ana,you lovely brasilera:).We just passed midnight here so I'm turning in myself--Nos vemos:hug::wavey:

Curtos07
May 23rd, 2010, 06:33 AM
Yes.. they will probably upload the photoshoot video soon!

Anyway.. for the impatient, here it is: http://rapidshare.com/files/390581961/AdidasSS10FW.wmv.html

Thanks for the vid. :) I love both her Wimbledon and USO outfits but I don't like the tights. I think she has two versions for USO, the 1st one in the vid is better IMO.