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Tech1
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Ivanovic says breakup affected her game

Ana Ivanovic says she feels good about her chances at the Australian Open.

The (Sydney) Sunday Telegraph

Updated Jan 16, 2011 1:20 PM ET

Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic says her split from her longtime love, Australian golfer Adam Scott, affected her game, The (Sydney) Sunday Telegraph reported.

On the eve of the Australian Open, the talented Serbian player told the newspaper her on-court performance suffered after the breakup in the middle of last year.

During the slump, her ranking fell outside the world top 50, and she lost in the opening round of Wimbledon.

"It's tough," the 2008 French Open champion said. "I think it's better not to mix professional life and personal life, although that's hard. If you're happy in your private life, that will affect your tennis, and that will help you, actually.

"While you want to pursue your career 100 percent, I think it is very hard to give 100 percent in something else."

But the 22-year-old, who has dropped 11 pounds and has returned to form — her ranking is up to 17 — is thankful for the experience and says she is optimistic about her Australian Open chances.

"I believe it is possible to win it,'' said Ivanovic, a finalist in 2008.

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Vartan
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:54 AM
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AnomyBC
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:55 AM
Good to hear :)

Temperenka
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:56 AM
Happy to hear it.

Miranda
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:56 AM
long-time lover? How long she had been with that man? 1 year? Well, in today's standard 1 year = 100 years:lol:

claypova
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:58 AM
:bigcry: i can see her oging deep, but not winning

AnomyBC
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:58 AM
http://i46.tinypic.com/4kcg1z.gif

Well she's won the French and she's made the final at the AO, so it's really not all that crazy of a statement :)

Also, did I mention that every one else is either MIA or playing like crap lately? :)

AnomyBC
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:02 AM
You know, the timeline of this article doesn't make any sense. She was actually playing badly throughout her whole relationship with that guy and after they broke up she started playing better. So what the hell are they talking about? I think they may be confusing her breakup with that guy with her breakup with Verdasco, because after THAT breakup her game actually did seem to go downhill.

vejh
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:02 AM
Wasn't she in a slump for two years? What was her explanation for that?

Pops Maellard
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:03 AM
Do it Ana. :hearts:

Pops Maellard
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:04 AM
Wasn't she in a slump for two years? What was her explanation for that?

Injuries resulting in loss of confidence.

sammy01
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:04 AM
i believe gilles simon will dump his gf for me :help:

danieln1
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:07 AM
If you enter a tournament not believing she will win, then its better just quit tennis

Peak Ana can win any tournament she enters, that's just obvious

debby
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:08 AM
I believe Safin will go with me :)

RenaSlam.
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:08 AM
The future is now.

cellophane
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:10 AM
http://i46.tinypic.com/4kcg1z.gif


Rena :worship:

Pops Maellard
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:11 AM
i believe gilles simon will dump his gf for me :help:

I believe Safin will go with me :)

I wish for both of these things. :tears:

edificio
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:19 AM
long-time lover? How long she had been with that man? 1 year? Well, in today's standard 1 year = 100 years:lol:

Exactly. Also, didn't she slump the previous year? I guess she wanted to give the Australian press something about a local boy, though.

I hope the loss of 11 pounds doesn't harm her game. She's looking rather thin.

I definitely think she can win if she plays well and gets lucky with people falling by the wayside.

Curtos07
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:26 AM
Her split affected her game in a positive way. The one year they were together was the worst of her career. The moment they broke up, she suddenly started playing well and has been moving up the rankings ever since. So this person who wrote this article had to have misinterpreted her.

Annie.
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:32 AM
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Of course she has a chance to win the AO. She won Linz & Bali.

The 2nd Law
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:36 AM
It's good that she believes in herself.

Ajde Ana!

Jedna je Jelena
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:48 AM
well,you now I believe I can be president of Serbia,too

Lachy
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:55 AM
Anything is possible. Just not this.

The 2nd Law
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:59 AM
Anything is possible. Just not this.

:lol:



DO you want to hear her say she doesn't have a chance? I think that's a loser's attitude.

I believe in you baby Anci!

thegreendestiny
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:30 AM
Well, Kirilenko once said she will one day be No. 1

http://i46.tinypic.com/4kcg1z.gif

Pasta-Na
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:33 AM
good luck, fist fist. :p

Jajaloo
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:41 AM
What would be the point in entering if a player didn't believe they could win?

jefrilibra
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:49 AM
"Ït's sweet that you think you can!" ... [CHER/Burlesque]

Bonfire
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:57 AM
Well...now would be a good time to do it. She is looking really fit and relaxed (just judging from a few pics and quotes though) but No Serena around and the other top players (Kim excluded..maybe) have question marks flying around them...the notion is not so ridiculous actually.

MB.
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:36 AM
uh...confidence is...good? :lol:

But no, seriously people. Of course, she does, and she should. If you're a top 20 player and don't, something's wrong with your confidence/mentality level.

Cp6uja
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:39 AM
We will see what will happen this year with Ivanovic in Australia, but in general of course that Ana can win Australian Open. This 1987 born girl is still youngest WTA GS champion, and she already played final in Melbourne before.

Lachy
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:41 AM
We will see what will happen this year with Ivanovic in Australia, but in general of course that Ana can win Australian Open. This 1987 born girl is still youngest WTA GS champion, and she already played final in Melbourne before.

What? :spit:

doni1212
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:50 AM
What? :spit:

I think he means out of the current players. I can't think of anyone younger than Ana who has won a slam...

Lachy
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:51 AM
Ohh I get it :lol:

Mistress of Evil
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:55 AM
Did not know, she broke up with Adam :hug:
Back to topic, Ajde believes in everything, that's her thing.

i believe gilles simon will dump his gf for me :help:

Poor you, then.

thegreendestiny
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:59 AM
Did not know, she broke up with Adam :hug:
Back to topic, Ajde believes in everything, that's her thing.


Does that explain why she kept losing to Shahar? :tape:

AnomyBC
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:28 AM
What? :spit:

Um, she is indeed the youngest GS champ at the moment :) She was born in November of 1987. Sharapova is the next youngest. She was born in April 1987. Ivanovic will continue to be the youngest until someone from the Wozniacki/Azarenka generation wins one. There were, at one time, younger GS champs, but they've aged since then and are now older than Ana :)

BepaMaria
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:36 AM
It's good to see her believing in herself, but she needs to know that there's a difference between self-belief and wishful thinking.

ezone
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:44 AM
She's got two weapons in her game and dropped a few pounds which should help her speed. Mentally, sure, that might be another issue, but she does have the strokes needed to succeed at a high level.

She better believe she has what it takes to win--especially with all the money she makes with her endorsements. She has the richest racket deal of any professional tennis player on the women's tour.

~MashyOwnThemAll
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:00 AM
:spit: lame

BlueTrees
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:02 AM
Um...she was playing like shit before she broke up with Adam Scott, does she think 2009 was a great year for her? :weirdo:

Andrewraven
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:05 AM
Good for her, she is hardly going to win thinking she that she can't, you still have you believe in yourself even when no one else does.... :)

Six Feet Under
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:35 AM
Anything is possible. Just not this.

Oh Lachy :tears:

shoparound
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:43 AM
I thought she was saying the same things even she was in her slump? She even said something in terms of having a chance against Venus before they played in Wimbledon...

dusan993
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:08 PM
After Fransexa's RG I believe in everything :)

Claycourter
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Baby Anci :yeah:

She'll win at least 10 slams in her career.

Mightymirza
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:16 PM
In all fairness baby Anci was sucking long before she broke up with the golfer :lol: It actually seems like the breakup helped her to lift her game :lol:

Sharapovian
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:17 PM
Good for her :D

That's the mindset she needs :yeah:

GoofyDuck
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:28 PM
Its better to believe you can win than hope you can win :cheer:

azdaja
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:28 PM
the article posted here takes quotes from a much longer one:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/tennis/new-ana-just-wants-to-have-fun/story-e6frey69-1225988509237

that one is actually a good read. it doesn't really say that split with her boyfriend was the main problem. and it might help you understand why so many people feel that ana is on the rise again.

Scola
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Big mouth, never change:zzz: Almost forgot it, when she was hovering bottom of the rankings.

tinabelz
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:47 PM
0fcourse she should believe. She made the finals there before. But reality speaker she said her main goal is to reach 2nd week of a Slam, take it match by match.

Bart77
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:56 PM
I like her but I don't think so. At least not this year...

MiiMo
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:15 PM
http://i46.tinypic.com/4kcg1z.gif

I think, that yes, Ana was kidding.
I mean if she manages to reach R4, it would be a great move for her !

it-girl
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:20 PM
I am glad that she does. If you don't believe in yourself then you're a lost cause.

Sean.
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Ana knows what the press want to hear and what she should say. Whether she actually believes she can is a completely different story!

dragonflies
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:38 PM
i believe gilles simon will dump his gf for me :help:
I believe you can make that happens. Go for it. Adje Sammy.:bounce:

Wolkenvanger
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:09 PM
the article posted here takes quotes from a much longer one:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/tennis/new-ana-just-wants-to-have-fun/story-e6frey69-1225988509237

that one is actually a good read. it doesn't really say that split with her boyfriend was the main problem. and it might help you understand why so many people feel that ana is on the rise again.

Nice article, thanks for the link. :)

JJ's biatch
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:11 PM
I smell a first round exit :spit: She sucks with predictions. Stop talking shit and play tennis :rolleyes:

DefyingGravity
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:22 PM
I wish she would just concentrate one match at a time....urgh, this never is a good thing when some players look too far in advance. I feel like before she won RG, she took every match at a time and it resulted in a good fortnight. This future talk is a little concerning. Still, it is nice to see that the work she put in off court is resulting in confidence of some sort. It's also nice to see that she moves maybe a half-full step quicker than she was. Meh. Time will tell. The Shvedova match at the Hopman Cup should be good for telling her she can beat most people with confidence in her abilities and will to win, but that Henin loss should be telling her she needs to bring it in the bigger matches, which she hasn't yet....going back to 2009, she got blown out in the second week of majors by Azarenka, Venus, and Clijsters. Any time she plays a big name lately that isn't Dementieva or Azarenka and maybe even Petrova/Bartoli....she just collapses slightly. It's a good sign for internal confidence, but God help her should Makarova upset her (doubt it, the surface just doesn't seem to suit her game).

it-girl
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:41 PM
the article posted here takes quotes from a much longer one:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/tennis/new-ana-just-wants-to-have-fun/story-e6frey69-1225988509237

that one is actually a good read. it doesn't really say that split with her boyfriend was the main problem. and it might help you understand why so many people feel that ana is on the rise again.Wow after reading the entire article you cannot help but to want the best for Ana. This article reminds us all that these players are everyday human beings first then tennis players. I think all too often we view it in the wrong order. This is a must read article to truly understand where Ana is coming from.

justineheninfan
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:10 PM
I didnt know she was entered in the mixed doubles.

tonybotz
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:34 PM
If you enter a tournament not believing she will win, then its better just quit tennis

Peak Ana can win any tournament she enters, that's just obvious

well said!

LUVMIRZA
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:42 PM
i believe gilles simon will dump his gf for me :help:

u r hopeless:tape::lol: he is a dad already...will u bring up his son?:p

JackFrost
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Well, if she can beat Clijsters in round three (if both get there), she has a relative winnable draw to the final. The most seeded players in her half will probably have aready lost their previous matches before Ana can face them. (So it would be a typical Ana-Slam ;)).

tennisbum79
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:52 PM
I wish Ana would keep a low profile.

Having a short memory (to put negative thing behind you) is desirable for all althletes.
But in the case of Ana, it sometimes works against her

debby
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:55 PM
Wow after reading the entire article you cannot help but to want the best for Ana. This article reminds us all that these players are everyday human beings first then tennis players. I think all too often we view it in the wrong order. This is a must read article to truly understand where Ana is coming from.

Lol not really. All players have lived tough moments in their career.
That's life.

But good for Ana that she is now happy. She is right to believe she can win the AO, and as she points it out in the article, to achieve it, she has still a lot of work to do. That's the right attitude. To believe but to keep improving because it is not that easy.

Ferg
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:06 PM
ermmm

justineheninfan
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:11 PM
Ivanovic is probably the most overrated player on this forum, even moreso than Sharapova. It was funny to see Ivanovic with more votes on the poll than Henin to win in their Hopman Cup match. :lol: I can only surmise much of this forum is men who confuse bodies and looks with tennis playing ability.

As for the idea of Ana beating Clijsters, nice joke. Even Safina has more chance of doing that than Ana (ps- Safina barely has a hope in hell as well).

cocco80
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:36 PM
Much ado about nothing..

How does one answer to the "Are you capable of winning? Do you think you can win" question anyway? Of course she's gonna say "yes". :shrug:

FORZA SARITA
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:41 PM
http://i46.tinypic.com/4kcg1z.gif

this :lol:

goat
Jan 17th, 2011, 09:19 PM
You know, the timeline of this article doesn't make any sense. She was actually playing badly throughout her whole relationship with that guy and after they broke up she started playing better. So what the hell are they talking about? I think they may be confusing her breakup with that guy with her breakup with Verdasco, because after THAT breakup her game actually did seem to go downhill.

It is Australian medias spin on it. Australian's often have the obsession of affiliation or being included. By saying the cause was the golfer people are like OMG. GO AUZZIE! (they do it with everything: Brands, actors, actresses, singers)

kellswater
Jan 17th, 2011, 10:11 PM
I believe i can fly:bounce:

cn ireland
Jan 17th, 2011, 10:13 PM
If she plays like she can and Kim, Justine & Maria falter, she could do it;).

cellophane
Jan 17th, 2011, 10:13 PM
l1MfKGBYZJM

You show them Baby Anci :dance:

Vartan
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:00 AM
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Sp!ffy
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:21 AM
If she can get past the first round. :lol:

(Which I actually really hope she does do)

Pirata.
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:25 AM
Ana :lol:

mariavikafan
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:27 AM
It's called being delusional, a lil bit like Wozniacki and the I don' t feel I need to prove anything comment.

leopard
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:29 AM
The only way she can win is if she annoys all other players to death with that endless fist-pumping.

DefyingGravity
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:34 AM
See, she needed to have just paid attention to who she's playing. Now she's teetering on a first round exit which is just embarrassing.

The Witch-king
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:34 AM
Clijster's draw :o

DefyingGravity
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:38 AM
Did I say teetering? I mean, anyone who isn't prone to choking would have clubbed her over the head by now. It's just bringing back the Kleybanova disaster on the same court 2 years ago. Lord Jesus, let her just win this match.

mariavikafan
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:44 AM
See, she needed to have just paid attention to who she's playing. Now she's teetering on a first round exit which is just embarrassing.

I wanna slap her, really hard.

DefyingGravity
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:45 AM
I wanna slap her, really hard.

If it brings her in damn focus, by all means. She just went on a walkabout and the match is no longer in her control. It's like watching that horrible Pironkova-Venus match from a few years back.

Vartan
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:49 AM
I am starting to feel sorry for Ivanovic :tears:

tenn_ace
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:51 AM
Ivanovic believes she can win the AO


lord please save us from watching these fists, hearing ajdes every other point and squecking shoes.

matty
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:56 AM
Dang--tennis is a brutal sport. I feel bad for Ana and epecially for Safina--the pressure can be pretty extreme...

JackFrost
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:57 AM
Well, she isnīt dead yet. Maybe thatīs exactly the match she needs, to get into the tournament. ;)

The Witch-king
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:57 AM
Did I say teetering? I mean, anyone who isn't prone to choking would have clubbed her over the head by now. It's just bringing back the Kleybanova disaster on the same court 2 years ago. Lord Jesus, let her just win this match.

You're so right.

I have no idea why she is so tentative though.

mariavikafan
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:59 AM
I am starting to feel sorry for Ivanovic :tears:

Don't.

DefyingGravity
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:01 AM
You're so right.

I have no idea why she is so tentative though.

Think about it....this is the first Slam where ANYONE has even put her remotely close to winning a title since the 2008 Wimbledon/U.S. Open (depending on your interpretation). We would be coming up on 3 years now. We've sort of re-introduced pressure.

danieln1
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:04 AM
Disgusting match, ana playin like shit

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:04 AM
Can somebody please tell me what the hell is going on? Why is she losing to Makarova? I just came back home and saw this. I still think she'll win the third set though.

Vartan
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:05 AM
Makarova is playing well.

~MashyOwnThemAll
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:08 AM
:haha: x 1.000.000

Well done, Makarova! :yeah:

what a lame bitch! :rolleyes:

tenn_ace
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:08 AM
bwahaha

tenn_ace
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:08 AM
the thread is closed

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:09 AM
Someday someday.:sad:

thegreendestiny
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:11 AM
:happy:

...well, she can still win the Australian Open Wooden Spoon. :bounce:

VeeJJ
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:11 AM
BelievED!!!!!!

BlueTrees
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:12 AM
:haha: :spit: :rolls: :devil:

I know I cant talk after Safina got double bagelled, but still :p

Vartan
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:12 AM
:happy:

...well, she can still win the Australian Open Wooden Spoon. :bounce:

That would be hilarious!

Lachy
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:13 AM
LoLoL BYE ANA!

LadyB
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:15 AM
Why are people making fun of her?
If she didn't believe she could win then What's would be the point of stepping on court?

Smitten
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:16 AM
I am starting to feel sorry for Ivanovic :tears:

For what?

BepaMaria
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:17 AM
Oh well try again next year

pascal77
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:17 AM
When you are coached by someone who coached Graf before, that's what you are destined to get.

Geertvg
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:21 AM
Oh. She did? Really, Ana? You thought that? That's a bit unfortunate isn't it.

JackFrost
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:31 AM
Why are people making fun of her?
If she didn't believe she could win then What's would be the point of stepping on court?
Maybe if she would set smaller goals...like getting into the second week or just playing a good tournament? Thatīs the goals most of the players outside of the top 10 are setting for themselves. After that, you can set new goals.