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Stonerpova
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:31 PM
Nervous at the end, but solid overall from Ana. Backhand looked good. I like it whens she plays with more spin on the forehand.

I liked her mentality as well (at least until she served for the match).

Beat Kiri please!

Sexa :hug:

FedererBulgaria
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:32 PM
its so sad for tennis when players like Fran go out in 1R!Great match BTW

Polikarpov
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:32 PM
Her toss.:tears:

Antoshka
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:33 PM
fuck yes :sobbing:

flareon
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:33 PM
Well done Ana, I worry for fran I think she will retire soon :sad:

saul1333
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:33 PM
Good stuff :yeah:

M.P
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:34 PM
she always plays good enough for the first round...hope she will not f...k up next couple round

InsideOut.
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:34 PM
So much drama. So much drama. Unnecessary. 10 set points to win the 1st set. TEN!

Broke after that 16-point game in the second set, only to get broken back immediately. Somehow broke at 4-4 to serve for it, only to get broken right back. Thank god for that challenge at 30-30 in the last game.

Wasted about 20 break points.

Johnbert
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:34 PM
good tennis at all from ana :hearts:

now the "battle of the beauties" against kiri :kiss:

FedererBulgaria
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:35 PM
She is in QF ,Maria ret.

V-MAC
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:36 PM
Ana's lucky netcord celebration/apology in the middle of 2nd set:lol:

HuHu
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:36 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/20rjtdi.jpg

Gilas.
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:36 PM
Ana was good enough, but Fran makes too many errors now. At least the fight's still there, but until how long? :sobbing:

Cajka
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:39 PM
She is in QF ,Maria ret.

Is it confirmed? :unsure: What's wrong with Makiri? :confused: She looked OK against Monica.

Cleffa
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:40 PM
What's up with the walkover with Kirilenko? Is Maria injured?
Kind of looking forward to this battle of the beauties...

BlueTrees
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:41 PM
Franny how can you lose to Ivanovic :rolleyes:

GABRIEL
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:46 PM
first set was a total disaster from Fran, she just seems not to care at all :sad: it's just not her! second set was better, I had the feeling she could turn things around, but too many UE from her prevented it.....I hope she finds her regularity and confidence, otherwise there is no way to last until the end of this year

Adrian1092
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:46 PM
Well done Ana :yeah: Not great from either player but Ana got the job done eventually. GL in next match against either Makiri or most likely Woz if Maria has indeed pulled out.

Vikkiri.
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:51 PM
Daszmarelli: @Kfish_WTA Did Kirilenko withdraw of singles draw too?
Kfish_WTA: @Daszmarelli Kirilenko is 2nd match on court 1 Wednesday vs. the winner of Ivanovic/Schiavone

So, Masha.K is not OUT now.

dsanders06
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:51 PM
What a terrible match :lol:

Ivanovic can't really take much joy in terms of her game from beating Schiavone who's barely a top 30 player on hardcourts, but mentally it's quite impressive - Schiavone always tests your mental strength, as Ana's slumping Serb sister knows too well, and Ana herself probably would've lost last spring when she was at her most headcasey.

FedererBulgaria
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:53 PM
What a terrible match :lol:

Ivanovic can't really take much joy in terms of her game from beating Schiavone who's barely a top 30 player on hardcourts, but mentally it's quite impressive - Schiavone always tests your mental strength, as Ana's slumping Serb sister knows too well, and Ana herself probably would've lost last spring when she was at her most headcasey.

:tape: What? Go and watch Aga and Daniela `s matches :o

Madoka
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:02 PM
ivanovic disgustin player.

fistpumping on opponents mistakes and screaming ajde on opponents mistakes.

anyway result totally expected, dunno whats wrong with francesca, she is trying, fighiting...but she always ends up loosing :(

Cp6uja
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:04 PM
Is MaKiri w/o or not?
rumors 1 (http://www.zimbio.com/Tennis/articles/lNDABSIKy2O/Cibulkova+Kirilenko+pull+out+Dubai+Open) , rumors 2 (http://play-tennis.info/4234/tennis-cibulkova-kirilenko-pull-out-of-dubai-tournament/) , rumors 3 (http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_02_21/66598345/)

If source for this information is tournament organizers, why in post-match interview they ask Ana how she will prepare for tomorrows match!?

Fantasy Hero
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:05 PM
Sexa :sobbing:

Jane Lane
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:06 PM
Kiri is only out of doubles, not singles.

Fran :facepalm: Retirement looms.

Talula
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:15 PM
Well, you either like Ana or you don't! I do and a win is a win.

Given their careers I don't think it would have been a surprise whichever way it went.

currie84
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:25 PM
NID. Ana owns the Italian Renaissance like no other:worship:..(except for Vinci ofcourse :mad:)

Charlatan
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:27 PM
NID. Ana owns the Italian Renaissance like no other:worship:..(except for Vinci ofcourse :mad:)

:lol:

melodynelson
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:31 PM
NID. Ana owns the Italian Renaissance like no other:worship:..(except for Vinci ofcourse :mad:)

Yes, Ana hasn't figured out da Vinci code, yet.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:32 PM
Retierment for Schiavone is a must within the next 6-7 months :hug: With the shorts on she certainly looked like a Francesco.

Franny how can you lose to Ivanovic :rolleyes:

four times in a row :awww;

Sombrerero loco
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:09 PM
nice victory for vip :)

Balltossovic
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:20 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/20rjtdi.jpg
Loving the net point conversion. That's pretty solid.

Break point conversion however:facepalm:

Curtos07
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:27 PM
ivanovic disgustin player.

fistpumping on opponents mistakes and screaming ajde on opponents mistakes.

anyway result totally expected, dunno whats wrong with francesca, she is trying, fighiting...but she always ends up loosing :(

You're a disgusting poster.

Curtos07
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:29 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/20rjtdi.jpg

Nigel is going to have to have a little class discussion with Ana on the break point conversion rate.

http://i41.tinypic.com/33my2hy.png

The Daviator
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:35 PM
18 missed BPs :spit: Anyway, good job Ana. Any top 15 win for her is rare and should be savoured :o

cn ireland
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:42 PM
Great win for Ana:D!

killerqueen
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:53 PM
Even if Sexa is kind of falling apart and it wasn't exactly a quality performance, this is still a good win for Ana. I don't remember the last time she beat anyone ranked anywhere near as highly as Schiavone. :eek:

José Morgado
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:33 PM
First top15 win since Beijing. I like it.

Lucemferre
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:50 PM
23 break points? :help: Is that a record?

José Morgado
Feb 21st, 2012, 08:01 PM
She wasted 8 set points at 5-0* in the 1st set. And needed 5 bps to break at 6-1 2-2. LOL.

Johnbert
Feb 21st, 2012, 08:06 PM
Nigel is going to have to have a little class discussion with Ana on the break point conversion rate.

http://i41.tinypic.com/33my2hy.png

haha, thats great :haha:

MBM
Feb 21st, 2012, 08:40 PM
thank god i fell asleep

Pops Maellard
Feb 21st, 2012, 08:43 PM
Not that great a win considering that BP conversion and it's probably Sexa's retirement year...but I'll take it.

JCTennisFan
Feb 21st, 2012, 08:45 PM
Poor Schiavone.... atleast it sounds like she tried to fight. Hopefully she wont get discouraged... she can still do potential damage on slow hardcourts. Her game is very enjoyable to watch but she needs to be fully confident for the variety and touch in her game to work at its' best.

madmax
Feb 21st, 2012, 09:02 PM
VIP owns Sexa either way, so the result was NID...
I presume itallian sex goddess may leave the tour soon enough, unless clay will revitalize her charming game and personality somehow...

JCTennisFan
Feb 21st, 2012, 09:09 PM
VIP owns Sexa either way, so the result was NID...
I presume itallian sex goddess may leave the tour soon enough, unless clay will revitalize her charming game and personality somehow...

If clay doesnt then nothing will. The extra time she is given to setup for her different spins and variety helps her game out tremendously. It is substantially harder to hit through a confident Schiavone on clay.... and thats really the best way to beat her.

However, since she has no blatant weapon (or real weakness) her confidence is all the more important to her overall effectiveness. thankfully Im pretty confident she will regain form once clay starts. Its not like she has played horrendous this year afterall.... certaintly not top 10 but it could be worse.

marineblue
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:21 PM
A good win but Schiavone has been slumping for quite a while now.

M.S.F
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:24 PM
Fran is not having a good year at all :unsure:

Lachy
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:48 PM
...

InsideOut.
Feb 22nd, 2012, 08:05 AM
Yes, Ana hasn't figured out da Vinci code, yet.

:confused: Still leads the H2H 5-2.

Navratil
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:15 AM
I love this forehand! But still: Ana looks a little shaky sometimes... esp in the end!

Teseo
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:30 AM
ivanovic disgustin player.

fistpumping on opponents mistakes and screaming ajde on opponents mistakes.

anyway result totally expected, dunno whats wrong with francesca, she is trying, fighiting...but she always ends up loosing :(

Well, every player in your signature makes exactly the same thing. So, for your logic, you should criticize them, too ;)

melodynelson
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:35 AM
:confused: Still leads the H2H 5-2.

Relatively speaking. Those are her only losses to an Italian at all if I'm not mistaken.