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DAVAJ MKirilenko
Apr 13th, 2007, 08:35 PM
Only for the people who still believe :bounce:

Dexter
Apr 13th, 2007, 08:37 PM
Only for the people who still believe :bounce:and always will!

Here's for a great red-clay season for Anci! :D

BanjaLukaRS
Apr 13th, 2007, 08:49 PM
Berlin yeahhh I´ll be there ^^

ce
Apr 13th, 2007, 09:03 PM
good luck ana

all_slam_andre
Apr 13th, 2007, 09:29 PM
Ana :rocker2:. Let's hope she can get plenty of wins under her belt.

Dexter
Apr 13th, 2007, 10:38 PM
Ana :rocker2:. Let's hope she can get plenty of wins under her belt.Hopefully 19.

aussie12
Apr 14th, 2007, 12:56 AM
good luck Ana, hope you can get some form back in europe

Neptune
Apr 14th, 2007, 11:20 AM
Good luck Ana.She will play two exciting tournaments with a lot of top seeds.I'm looking forwand to see that.:worship:

dybbuk
Apr 14th, 2007, 11:47 AM
Time for new Ana-on-red-clay pictures. :drool: Ana-on-red-clay pictures = Hot, new avatars :drool:

Oh, do well or some crap too Ana :yawn: :p

Belco
Apr 14th, 2007, 02:55 PM
i hope she can find her top form :sad:

G~Playa
Apr 15th, 2007, 10:19 PM
same^

good luck!

MagicMilan
Apr 22nd, 2007, 11:55 AM
Win them all Anci :banana:

Dexter
Apr 22nd, 2007, 06:08 PM
Ana wrote that she's gonna train in Barcelona before Berlin, Rome & RG. Also Sven Groeneveld is going to be with her there.

Good luck! :hug:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Apr 22nd, 2007, 07:17 PM
Good luck! :hug:

Yes, good luck girl!
Can't wait till she's playing again :hug:

azdaja
Apr 22nd, 2007, 07:21 PM
Time for new Ana-on-red-clay pictures. :drool: Ana-on-red-clay pictures = Hot, new avatars :drool:
i prefer ana with trophy pictures and that's what i wanna see :drool:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Apr 22nd, 2007, 07:28 PM
i prefer ana with trophy pictures and that's what i wanna see :drool:

She won a trophy every year, so hopefully it won't take long now ;)

Dexter
Apr 22nd, 2007, 07:43 PM
Btw, don't you just love her shooting in Spain for Adidas? :hearts:

predrag
Apr 22nd, 2007, 07:54 PM
Ana wrote that she's gonna train in Barcelona before Berlin, Rome & RG. Also Sven Groeneveld is going to be with her there.

Right. On Monday she's leaving for Spain, where she'll spend two weeks
preparing for Berlin, Rome and RG.

G~Playa
Apr 25th, 2007, 12:05 PM
thanks on the info guys

dybbuk
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:24 PM
i prefer ana with trophy pictures and that's what i wanna see :drool:

of course. an Ana-on-red-clay-holding-a-trophy-pic would be :worship: :p

Rod the Bama
Apr 25th, 2007, 10:18 PM
I also agree with y`all. Ana with a trophy on any surface = :worship: Hopefully she can get it the red clay portion of the season off to a good start in Berlin.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 1st, 2007, 06:33 AM
Ana didn't defend her 49 points in Warsaw. Her 17th tournament was 30 points (Rosmalen/Hasselt).
She drops 1 place from 15 to 16.

Cp6uja
May 2nd, 2007, 12:47 AM
Ana didn't defend her 49 points in Warsaw. Her 17th tournament was 30 points (Rosmalen/Hasselt).
She drops 1 place from 15 to 16.

No big difference between #15 and #16, but before RG draw difference between #16 and #17 is very big. Ana is now on the edge :help: .

dybbuk
May 2nd, 2007, 01:09 AM
She doesn't have any points to defend in Berlin and Rome, so she should move up a couple of spots at least before RG.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 5th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Draw is out:

1st round Granville
2nd round: Likhovtseva/Loit
3rd round: Vaidisova
QF: Hingis/Schnyder
SF: Chakvetadze/Mauresmo
F: Henin/Jankovic/Kuznetsova/Petrova

AJDE ANA!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Dexter
May 5th, 2007, 03:20 PM
Ajde! :rocker2:

It's been so long! :o

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 5th, 2007, 03:49 PM
It's been so long! :o

Yes, but finally she's gonna play again!
Sadly I have to work each day from 9 AM till 6 PM :sad: I guess I miss everything. I think I'm gonna check the OOP & Scores thread on this forum when I get home. Makes it at least a little bit exciting.


Btw, welcome back ;)

dybbuk
May 6th, 2007, 02:29 AM
Ajde Ana :rocker:

Ana-Nicole :drool:

Dexter
May 6th, 2007, 06:25 AM
Btw, welcome back ;)Thanks. :hatoff:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 6th, 2007, 03:40 PM
Now I have hope that she's still playing when I get home!


Steffi Graf Stadium
Matches start at 12.00am
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) vs. Shahar Peer (ISR)
Patty Schnyder (SUI) vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE)
Laura Granville (USA) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)

Dexter
May 6th, 2007, 04:02 PM
It might be raining tomorrow. Ajde Ana!

Dexter
May 6th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Watch out! Suckteam is back! :rocker2:


(1)RAYMOND, Lisa (USA)/STOSUR, Samantha (AUS) vs Bye
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena (RUS)/VESNINA, Elena (RUS) vs BONDARENKO, Alona (UKR)/BONDARENKO, Kateryna (UKR)
HUSAROVA, Janette (SVK)/SHAUGHNESSY, Meghann (USA) vs IVANOVIĆ, Ana (SRB)/KIRILENKO, Maria (RUS)
FEDAK, Yuliana (UKR)/UHLIROVA, Vladimira (CZE) vs (7)GROENEFELD, Anna-Lena (GER)/SANTANGELO, Mara (ITA)

dybbuk
May 7th, 2007, 11:22 AM
Nicole pulled out, she is being replaced with Garbin.

Ana has an easy draw to the quarters now :scared:

eye2eye
May 7th, 2007, 11:26 AM
Thats great for Ana to have easier draw she can get some confidence back Hope he doesn't blow it


Maybe it is suck team but still Kirilenko sucks much more in 2007

Just Do It
May 7th, 2007, 11:51 AM
Good Luck Ana :)

M@nu
May 7th, 2007, 12:16 PM
Do you think Ana will answer my letter in Berlin?:drool:

Replica
May 7th, 2007, 01:31 PM
I don't think that Ana will play today because of the rain, but anyway, goold luck against Granville.

Dexter
May 7th, 2007, 03:51 PM
Vaidisova withdrew. Open draw once again... Oh man...

Just Do It
May 7th, 2007, 04:27 PM
Vaidisova withdrew. Open draw once again... Oh man...

I guess Ana will do better if Nicole didnt withdrew :tape:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 7th, 2007, 06:05 PM
Can be a busy week for Ana. Oh well, there was also rain in Montreal last year :drool:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 7th, 2007, 06:52 PM
Ana has to play twice tomorrow.
I don't know, with this bad weather and playing singles & doubles. I guess she won't get much time between the matches if she gets far in both of them.
Anyway, AJDE ANA!!!!!

Steffi Graf Stadium (from 10.00hrs)
1. Daniilidou vs. Müller
2. Dementieva vs. Santangelo (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Granville vs. Ivanovic
4. Schnyder vs. Vinci
5. Hantuchova vs. Ondraskova


Court 2 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Kanepi vs. K.Bondarenko
2. Pennetta vs. Vakulenko
3. Schiavone vs. A.Bondarenko
4. Fedak/Uhlirova vs. Groenefeld/Santangelo
5. Husarova/Shaughnessy vs. Ivanovic/Kirilenko

Dexter
May 7th, 2007, 07:01 PM
I bet Mara vs Lena will take hrs... I really hope Ana gets to play tomorrow.

MS_FP
May 7th, 2007, 08:54 PM
She should be fine...it's nice to see her playing doubles

Tenis Srbija
May 7th, 2007, 10:21 PM
I predict Ana will defeat Laura something like 6-3 6-2 :)
In doubles she and Makiri will lose 4-6 2-6 :p :lol: (they will be 0-5 down in first)

MagicMilan
May 8th, 2007, 02:41 PM
A pretty dominating performance by Ana, 26 winners and 12 unforced errors. Nice stats and a nice win. She has a really good chance to go far here :D
Go girl, next stop is Likhovtseva

Dexter
May 8th, 2007, 03:09 PM
:woohoo: :drool:

Did anybody watch the match? How does she cope with clay?

daniela86
May 8th, 2007, 03:33 PM
Great win :drool: I like the scoreline :D Good luck in doubles if you play today,Ana :hug: :bounce:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 8th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Score looks very nice!
CONGRATS, GIRL!!
First serve of 62% looks quite ok.
Next Likhovtseva. Just lets hope for the best.
I believe in you, Ana!

AJDE!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Rod the Bama
May 8th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Good win by Ana today. It was a good way to start the tournament. :clap2:

Dexter
May 8th, 2007, 06:15 PM
As much as like Lena L she is in awful shape tennis wise. Her days are gone. Anything but straight sets victory would be disappointing. Ajde Ana!

dybbuk
May 8th, 2007, 07:21 PM
Great performance, Ana :yeah: Keep it up :kiss:

For those who want to watch that match, Nouf uploaded it.

Tenis Srbija
May 8th, 2007, 11:04 PM
As much as like Lena L she is in awful shape tennis wise. Her days are gone. Anything but straight sets victory would be disappointing. Ajde Ana!

Those are some big words regarding Lena's preformance against Ana, Lena's and Ana's games on clay, and regarding Ana's past results... And at the end regarding you haven't seen either Ana, or Lena playing in Berlin :scratch:

I would be just as happy with 7-6 6-7 7-6 victory :)

xcrtbckhnd
May 8th, 2007, 11:32 PM
Good win and good luck next match Ana!!! Take advantage of this draw and go far here!!!

G~Playa
May 9th, 2007, 05:57 AM
goo ana!!! good win 1st up~

Dexter
May 9th, 2007, 07:13 AM
Those are some big words regarding Lena's preformance against Ana, Lena's and Ana's games on clay, and regarding Ana's past results... And at the end regarding you haven't seen either Ana, or Lena playing in Berlin :scratch:

I would be just as happy with 7-6 6-7 7-6 victory :)I saw almost every match Lena played in Warsaw and I know what I wrote. :wavey:

Dexter
May 9th, 2007, 09:20 AM
Ana won 63 62! :woohoo:

Never been broken. Faced only 2 BPs early in the 1st set. She stepped on the accelerator when it mattered at 3all in the 1st and at the start of the 2nd set and it was enough to break Lena's spirit. Expected result. ;)

MagicMilan
May 9th, 2007, 09:41 AM
Once again an easy win :banana:
But now it gets tougher, Garbin, Bondarenko or Schiavone in round 3

azdaja
May 9th, 2007, 11:53 AM
european clay season started well for ana :yeah: i don't think she should have much difficulties in the 3rd round, but with ana you never know and let's not forget this will be her 3 match and her record in 3rd matches is attrocious :tape:

Dexter
May 9th, 2007, 04:53 PM
Too bad suckteam lost 46 36. :sad: :awww:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 9th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Alona played the whole week in Warsaw. Monday even the final. Today 2 singles and 1 doubles. You think that she must be tired now.
Ok, Ana played twice today as well.

Anyway, nice win Ana! The other match against Alona was already difficult, so I expect a tough match again.
First serve is 62% and 58% and totally lost 9 points on it in 2 matches.
I haven't seen anything yet of Berlin, but hopefully Ana shows some improvement.

AJDE!!!!!!!!!!!

dybbuk
May 9th, 2007, 07:53 PM
I did quite like Alona in Warsaw. As long as Ana doesn't implode she should win, I don't think Alona has the game to bother her unless Ana gives her some help.

Rod the Bama
May 9th, 2007, 07:55 PM
Another good win today by Ana. :clap2: She looked good and took care of business as expected. It`s unfortunate that she and Makiri lost their match. :sad: The only positive is that it means more time for Ana to focus on singles.

G~Playa
May 9th, 2007, 09:56 PM
Aww.. Still Okay Since She Done Well In Singles..

MS_FP
May 10th, 2007, 01:04 AM
Ana losing the doubles match is like a blessing in disguise...less of a chance that she will mess up this singles draw! ;)

Dexter
May 10th, 2007, 09:19 AM
I did quite like Alona in Warsaw. As long as Ana doesn't implode she should win, I don't think Alona has the game to bother her unless Ana gives her some help.I agree. As long as Ana plays her regular game, Aljona has no chance. There's nothing special in her game except from great fighting spirit and consistency. We all know Ana is usually short of the latter. :tape:

Dexter
May 10th, 2007, 11:06 AM
Ana's match got suspended @ 63 *5-0. :lol:

Ana made a false start (oh Ana? who would have thought?) and was 2-3* in no time (all service breaks), but since then she's won 9 games in a row! Let's hope she finishes it off in style! :)

Dexter
May 10th, 2007, 11:43 AM
Lmao! They resumed the play only to play a couple of pts. :tape: It's deuce on Ana's serve... Ana wasted one MP.

Dexter
May 10th, 2007, 11:44 AM
Aljona retired at deuce. :awww: Good sport.

dybbuk
May 10th, 2007, 12:51 PM
One more match then I can see her! :bounce:

Good win, Ana :yeah:

Fidello
May 10th, 2007, 12:51 PM
Yay Ana!!!
Was this match on Eurosport?

Dexter
May 10th, 2007, 12:56 PM
Yay Ana!!!
Was this match on Eurosport?No. It wasn't played on Steffi Graf Stadium.

Tenis Srbija
May 10th, 2007, 12:58 PM
Ana is on fire again :woohoo: :woohoo: Now win that bloody QF :armed:

Dexter
May 10th, 2007, 01:01 PM
She will have to play extremely well tomorrow. She's beaten both before though. Ajde Ana!

Dexter
May 10th, 2007, 10:26 PM
So Schnyder it is. :scared: Ajde Ana!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 10th, 2007, 11:18 PM
A good friend of mine at work (also member here) is a Patty fan.
Well, I hope there won't be trouble tomorrow.

On clay it's 1-1 between them. Hopefully Ana didn't forget how to play Patty and wins again!

Anyway, AJDE!!!!!!
You can do it! :bounce:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 10th, 2007, 11:35 PM
I know this will bring bad luck :tape:
BUT:

1 win away from NEW HIGHEST RANKING.
3 wins away from TOP 10

dybbuk
May 10th, 2007, 11:54 PM
I didn't need to know that :lol:

GL Ana :yeah:

Tenis Srbija
May 11th, 2007, 12:37 AM
Ana against Patty :scared:

G~Playa
May 11th, 2007, 01:06 AM
I know this will bring bad luck :tape:
BUT:

1 win away from NEW HIGHEST RANKING.
3 wins away from TOP 10

dont curse her :devil:

Rod the Bama
May 11th, 2007, 01:55 AM
I agree. There`s no need to jinx Ana. Anyway glad that Ana won her match today. :clap2:

Just Do It
May 11th, 2007, 11:31 AM
Go Ana :kiss:

Langers
May 11th, 2007, 02:14 PM
Those who have seen her play, is she playing well enough to take the title or has she played weak opponents?

Dexter
May 11th, 2007, 02:17 PM
Ana's match got suspended at 5 all. :( Heavy rain ATM.

Dexter
May 11th, 2007, 02:19 PM
Those who have seen her play, is she playing well enough to take the title or has she played weak opponents?She is doing very fine so far today. Her winners are impressive and she cut down on UEs. Taking the title? Are you kidding me... Justine is head and shoulders above everyone on clay.

Play resumed btw!

Langers
May 11th, 2007, 03:00 PM
She is doing very fine so far today. Her winners are impressive and she cut down on UEs. Taking the title? Are you kidding me... Justine is head and shoulders above everyone on clay.

Play resumed btw!
We shall see, Henin is due to choke one of these days. ;)

Dexter
May 11th, 2007, 03:05 PM
Basically Schnyder is doing what she wants with Ana in the 2nd... It will go the distance probably. :(

Dexter
May 11th, 2007, 04:11 PM
Ana won 64 in the 3rd! Tears flowing here.... :bigcry:

Dexter
May 11th, 2007, 04:12 PM
This is about the best tennis I've seen from Ana. So f*cking proud of her... :sobbing:

BanjaLukaRS
May 11th, 2007, 04:14 PM
maybe dream final between ivanovic and jankovic :D

dybbuk
May 11th, 2007, 04:16 PM
ANA :hug: :kiss: :bigclap:

I get to see her live, for like the third time ever :woohoo:

Fidello
May 11th, 2007, 04:20 PM
Superb performance by Ana, I'm so happy!

This is about the best tennis I've seen from Ana. So f*cking proud of her... :sobbing:
Why :sobbing:?

Dexter
May 11th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Superb performance by Ana, I'm so happy!


Why :sobbing:?I'm such a crybaby. :lol: Forgive me. :lol:

azdaja
May 11th, 2007, 05:15 PM
yes! :bounce:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 11th, 2007, 05:27 PM
Uhm, I really have no words now. I just really don't know what to write. I can scream everything right now.
I couldn't see the match, but I will soon.

Ana, this is so DAMN AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can't make me happier.

CONGRATS GIRL!!!!!!!!! :smooch: :banana: :banana: :rocker: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

If Kim really will be removed next Monday:

NEW
HIGHEST
RANKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ana, SO PROUD OF YOU!!!

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Dexter
May 11th, 2007, 05:29 PM
Yes, it's official. Kim is going to be removed from the ranks on Monday. Ana will be #12 at least in 2 days time! :D

MagicMilan
May 11th, 2007, 05:31 PM
As I wrote in GM, this is one of the best if not the best match Ana has ever played. Fantastic performance, she really cut down the UEs, not rushing with her shots, but again many incredible winners. Go girl. AJDEEEE :bounce:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 11th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Yes, it's official. Kim is going to be removed from the ranks on Monday. Ana will be #12 at least in 2 days time! :D

AWESOME!!!!!!

ONLY 1 win away from TOP 10 :tape: :tape: :tape: :tape: :tape:

Dexter: MSN isn't working?

Dexter
May 11th, 2007, 05:46 PM
AWESOME!!!!!!

ONLY 1 win away from TOP 10 :tape: :tape: :tape: :tape: :tape:

Dexter: MSN isn't working?Isn't it? I'm still logged on. :confused:

Dexter
May 11th, 2007, 05:47 PM
As I wrote in GM, this is one of the best if not the best match Ana has ever played. Fantastic performance, she really cut down the UEs, not rushing with her shots, but again many incredible winners. Go girl. AJDEEEE :bounce:My thoughts exactly! I can't wait to watch it again!

Dexter
May 11th, 2007, 06:03 PM
Ana will play against Julia Wakulenko. I prefered Dinara to win, now Ana will be the favourite to win tomorrow. :( Ajde Ana!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 11th, 2007, 06:08 PM
Isn't it? I'm still logged on. :confused:

It says that you can't receive my messages.

Ana can reach top 10 by beatin the number 53 of the world :eek:

If my chess match will be succesfull tomorrow and Ana wins:
Then it's impossible to describe how I feel.

Dexter
May 11th, 2007, 06:14 PM
It says that you can't receive my messages.

Ana can reach top 10 by beatin the number 53 of the world :eek:

If my chess match will be succesfull tomorrow and Ana wins:
Then it's impossible to describe how I feel.World's #53 that is playing tennis of her life, don't forget! ;)
Good luck with your match. I will try to fix MSN later on, now I'm off to rest a bit... What a day. :silly:

Rod the Bama
May 11th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Great win by Ana today. :clap2: I`m very proud of her for hanging tough in the match. :) This is the type of win that we`ve been looking for from Ana.

G~Playa
May 12th, 2007, 12:04 AM
What A Good Win ANA!!

dybbuk
May 12th, 2007, 12:53 AM
The picture of Ana on the WTA Tour site is adorable :awww:

xcrtbckhnd
May 12th, 2007, 04:29 AM
Good luck tomorrow Ana - great win today! It would be so amazing to see her reach the Top 10!!!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 12th, 2007, 06:47 AM
The picture of Ana on the WTA Tour site is adorable :awww:

Yes, it is. So great to see her THAT happy!

And about the rankings:

Semifinal: Place 12
Final: Place 10
Winner: Place 8

The RACE for YEC:

Semifinal: Place 7
Final: Place 5
Winner: Place 5

:sobbing: :speakles: :tape: :angel: :eek: :crazy:

Dexter
May 12th, 2007, 08:24 AM
Stop it Sjoerd, you jinxer! :apumpkin:

Neptune
May 12th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Ana played fantastically yesterday.Her forehand was superb.I have no words to describe her performance.A good sign for the rest of the clay season.

I liked when she said "Adje" thinking the point was over.:p

Dexter
May 12th, 2007, 11:33 AM
Rome draw is out!

1st round: Q
2nd round: Daniilidou/Q
3rd round: Safina
QF: Kuznetsova/Li

Ajde!!!

Dexter
May 12th, 2007, 01:43 PM
Julia was forced to retire due to wrist injury. Ana was leading 4-3*. Yay for Ana, another Tier I final + Top10 at last but it really doesn't allow me to celebrate somehow. Hopefully we'll have better things to write here after tomorrow. Ajde Ana!

Just Do It
May 12th, 2007, 01:51 PM
:woohoo:

azdaja
May 12th, 2007, 02:07 PM
i won't complain. ana will enter the top 10 for the first time so i'm happy :D

~lollipop_girl~
May 12th, 2007, 03:30 PM
Hello strangers :nerner:

Yes I have still been keeping an eye on u all just not signing in, stupid uni and its time constraints... ANYWAY, yes I have still be watching the livescores for Ana so don't say I only come back when she is winning :ras: :p

I'm kinda :sad: coz Jules did so well this week and she didn't deserve it to end like this :awww: BUT Ana in the final and the top 10 FINALLY :banana: :woohoo: If I wasn't so tired (and I am about to go to bed :p) I would be jumping up and down like I did when I saw she beat Patty (actually I ran around the house then :angel: )

ANYWAY, I will try to be on win or lose after the final but no matter what I am proud and overjoyed... Good luck in the final Ana and please don't let Justine win :yawn: :hug:

To everyone :wavey: :hug: :kiss:

Langers
May 12th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Rome draw is out!

1st round: Q
2nd round: Daniilidou/Q
3rd round: Safina
QF: Kuznetsova/Li

Ajde!!!
Very good draw that.

Ana into the top 10? Amazing, well done Ana but don't stop there! Don't be satisfied, well, she can be, but don't get comfortable. ;)

dybbuk
May 12th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Congrats Ana :hug: :bigclap:

Too bad about Julia. She deserved a better end to her run. :sad:

xcrtbckhnd
May 12th, 2007, 05:11 PM
Great result for Ana even if she won by retirement. Good luck now in the final and keep this good form going in Rome and RG!!!! Top 10, yeah, finally!!!! So happy for her!!!

Nikkiri
May 12th, 2007, 05:54 PM
not the best way to win but she's done well all week woot go ana! im so proud of her :bounce:

Dexter
May 12th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Ana's opponent in the final is still undecided. Match between Justine and Swieta had to be suspended due to rain at 3-2 to the Russian in the 3rd set and will be resumed tomorrow morning. That gives a slight advantage for Ana, b/c she will be more fresh. But it doesn't mean she's the favourite. :unsure:

Natalicious
May 12th, 2007, 06:04 PM
congrats ana :yeah:

she showed us some great tennis this week i hope she can play as good as she did tomorrow :D
and finally top 10 :worship:

dybbuk
May 12th, 2007, 07:11 PM
TTC finally showed the match. Both were extremely scratchy from the start, albeit they really didn't play long enough to settle themselves down. Ana will have to play better tommorow.

Her interview after the match was adorable :lol: The guy kept asking her if she went and saw something in Berlin (I didn't understand what it was he was talking about, neither did Ana, apparently) and she just stands there looking at him like he is crazy. :haha:

Dexter
May 12th, 2007, 07:15 PM
TTC finally showed the match. Both were extremely scratchy from the start, albeit they really didn't play long enough to settle themselves down. Ana will have to play better tommorow.

Her interview after the match was adorable :lol: The guy kept asking her if she went and saw something in Berlin (I didn't understand what it was he was talking about, neither did Ana, apparently) and she just stands there looking at him like he is crazy. :haha:I know, Stach was being an idiot as usual. :tape: :rolls:

Rod the Bama
May 12th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Congrats to Ana on today`s win. :clap2: :yeah: I wish it would`ve been under better circumstances though. I hate it that Julia got injured. :sad: She had such a great run in Berlin. Still a win`s a win. So it`s on to Ana`s second final of the year. Hopefully the second time will be the charm for Ana, but it`s going to be very tough regardless if it`s Justine or Kuzie that she has to play. Still i`m keeping the faith that Ana can do it.

Sammy 4 eva!!!
May 12th, 2007, 10:23 PM
Well done Ana on reaching the final!!!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 13th, 2007, 12:10 AM
Stop it Sjoerd, you jinxer! :apumpkin:

Still superstitious? :p
SHE IS top 10.
SHE IS number 5 in the RACE.

I'm not going to say something about the final, ok?

Still not 2 tournaments in a row, but there is a SF and Final in her last 3 tournaments. (both on clay :confused: )
Hopefully the final won't be postponed to Monday like in Warsaw. Next week there's already Rome. With NOTHING TO DEFEND.

Congrats with Top 10 GIRL!!!

G~Playa
May 13th, 2007, 12:41 AM
Woo Im So Glad!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 13th, 2007, 09:30 AM
Kuznetsova it is!

AJDE ANA!!!!!

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 09:32 AM
Damn it, I so wanted a finale between 2 of my faves so it would be less nervous time for me. Oh well... :( Ajde Ana!!!

Belco
May 13th, 2007, 11:18 AM
Ajde Ana!

Neptune
May 13th, 2007, 11:51 AM
Adje Ana.

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 12:49 PM
Swieta slaughtered Ana in the 1st set. It's 3-6. Ana making to many errors, while Swieta is flawless. :(

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 02:28 PM
Through pain and problems Ana digs deep to win her 2nd Tier I title in Berlin! 36 64 76(5)!!!!!!!! Simply Amazing!

Kampi
May 13th, 2007, 02:32 PM
Congratulations to Ana. Fantastic tournament win.:worship: Also, congrats to enter Top 10 on Monday. Looking very good for Serbia right now.:) :bounce:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 13th, 2007, 02:49 PM
NO WORDS! JUST NO WORDS FOR IT!
Or actually plenty.

Awesome, great, fabulous, amazing, unbelieveable, marvellous and TOTALLY WONDERFUL.

Feelings say much more than words for sure, so I better stop.

Ana, you totally rock!

Nikkiri
May 13th, 2007, 02:49 PM
Congrats ana, amaazing :)

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 02:50 PM
We're throwing a big party! :woohoo: Ana wins her 3rd title, 2nd Tier I title and reaches #8 in the ranks. Yaynessss!!! :woohoo:

MagicMilan
May 13th, 2007, 02:59 PM
#8 :lick: Congrats you lovely sweetie pie. I just have no words, I'm so proud of you girl. She said in her interview that the pain just started at the half point of the second set and she was very scared. Pain killers did their job so she could finish the match. Hopefully it's not that serious, afterall she'll go to Rome next week, at least she said so. Congrats :worship:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 13th, 2007, 03:01 PM
Hopefully we can see the interview soon.

Eurosport :fiery: :fiery:

Fidello
May 13th, 2007, 03:01 PM
Congratulations for mighty Ana!!! :worship:

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 03:02 PM
:dance: :banana: :crazy:

dybbuk
May 13th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Congrats many times over, Ana :worship: Great fight :hug:

I hope the injury is not serious. She has a great shot at a nice run at RG. It will also be unfortunate if she misses the opportunity to gain points in Rome. TTC will show the match the 1:00 PM, I will be able to get a better idea of what happened then....

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 03:06 PM
Congrats many times over, Ana :worship: Great fight :hug:

I hope the injury is not serious. She has a great shot at a nice run at RG. It will also be unfortunate if she misses the opportunity to gain points in Rome. TTC will show the match the 1:00 PM, I will be able to get a better idea of what happened then....If they show the trophy presentation please please please tape it! I can not wait to watch this again... :drool:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 13th, 2007, 03:08 PM
:dance: :banana: :crazy:

Still no MSN? ;) :p

dybbuk
May 13th, 2007, 03:15 PM
If they show the trophy presentation please please please tape it! I can not wait to watch this again... :drool:

I don't think I have the ability to :lol: Maybe it will appear on youtube or someone here that has TTC will tape it?

I would have loved to watch this live :( Unfortunately, TTC puts TMS events as first priority over all others. They always get the live spot and the WTA event will always be tape delayed :rolleyes:

Fidello
May 13th, 2007, 03:19 PM
If they show the trophy presentation please please please tape it! I can not wait to watch this again... :drool:
I have like 3-4 minutes of it, not the whole thing. I will upload it if you guys want.

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 03:32 PM
I have like 3-4 minutes of it, not the whole thing. I will upload it if you guys want.Yes please. Rapidshare would do, anything would actually.

Fidello
May 13th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Ana in Berlin '07 part of the ceremony:

http://rapidshare.com/files/31097105/Ana-Berlin-07.avi.html

(if you have problems watching it download and install ffdshow (http://www.free-codecs.com/FFDShow_download.htm))

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 04:06 PM
Ana in Berlin '07 part of the ceremony:

http://rapidshare.com/files/31097105/Ana-Berlin-07.avi.html

(if you have problems watching it download and install ffdshow (http://www.free-codecs.com/FFDShow_download.htm))Thank you heaps! It works great for me. *anxiously waiting for Part2*

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 04:08 PM
:haha: @ the pic on wtatour.com :hearts:

Langers
May 13th, 2007, 04:20 PM
Unbelievable stuff, I’m still in shock. What a tournament this has been, and she is now the World No.8! Incredible.

Langers
May 13th, 2007, 04:21 PM
She is doing very fine so far today. Her winners are impressive and she cut down on UEs. Taking the title? Are you kidding me... Justine is head and shoulders above everyone on clay.
Ahem... ;)

Natalicious
May 13th, 2007, 04:29 PM
omg :worship:

that match was amazing :worship:
congrats ana, you really deserved the title today, you played great and fighted till the end :bowdown:

i'm so happy right now :woohoo:

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 04:32 PM
Ahem... ;)I just love to be proven wrong the way I've been today. I just love. :drool:

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 04:53 PM
Ivanovic battles back for win

Serbian teenager Ana Ivanovic fought back from a set down to win the first title of her career on clay, defeating Russian third seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6 6-4 7-6 in the final of the German Open.
The tall 19-year-old from Belgrade, seeded 12 here, started nervously in sunny conditions at the Steffi Graf Stadium, allowing the powerful world number four to race into a 3-0 lead inside 10 minutes.
After losing the first set, Ivanovic battled back into contention with some robust hitting of her own and held her nerve to take the decisive tie-break 7-4 when Kuznetsova hit a forehand long.
With the French Open looming at the end of this month, Ivanovic said the victory in Berlin had improved her chances of success at the only grand slam played on clay.
"It's obviously very exciting," Ivanovic said. "Maybe I have more expectations now but I also don't want to put too much pressure on myself."
Ivanovic, who may break into the top 10 for the first time when the updated rankings are published on Monday, said she had been suffering from a troublesome ankle during Sunday's match but was still likely to play at this week's Rome event.
"I took some painkillers but they didn't kick in until the end of the third set so I tried to hit winners earlier in the rallies," she said. "It's probably nothing too dangerous."
Kuznetsova was playing her second match of the day, having earlier beaten world number one Justine Henin 6-4 5-7 6-4 in their interrupted semi-final which began on Saturday.
The former U.S. Open champion had beaten the Belgian only once in 15 previous meetings and lost to her in last year's French Open final.
Kuznetsova said her victories this week over Henin and defending German Open champion Nadia Petrova had boosted her confidence ahead of Roland Garros, which begins in Paris on May 27.
"I was disappointed to lose the final today of course but I have been winning against top players and I am very happy about that," she said. "I'm on the right way."
Henin, who has won three of her five grand slams in the French capital, said earlier it had been a very demanding week in Berlin, with numerous interruptions for rain and poor light, blustery conditions and slippery courts.
"It was very dangerous actually and everyone was scared they were going to get injured," she said, adding that she would be taking two weeks off to rest and train.
"I had a good preparation here and a lot of matches on the clay and that's good for the French Open," she said.

www.eurosport.com

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 13th, 2007, 04:58 PM
Only for the people who still believe :bounce:

This was my 1st post of the thread.
Well, who did believe?

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 05:06 PM
This was my 1st post of the thread.
Well, who did believe?See the post numero due. ;)

Just Do It
May 13th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Anka :drive:

:bounce:

Neptune
May 13th, 2007, 05:52 PM
Wow, Congrats Ana!:worship: I'm very proud of Ana's performance.Now, your second Tier 1.:)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 13th, 2007, 06:08 PM
From www.anaivanovic.com


“This week has been really amazing for me,” said Ana, who will be 8th when the new world rankings are published tomorrow. “I have beaten some very good players and today against Svetlana was just fantastic.

“This gives me a lot of confidence going into Roland Garros but I don’t want to set any goals for myself. Just take it day by day and match by match because anything could happen, there are so many good players out there so I’m not going to pressure myself.”

Ana, who injured her left ankle and needed treatment during the epic two-and-a-quarter-hour win over Kuznetsova, will fly to Rome on Monday morning and immediately visit a doctor. Based on his advice, she will then make a decision on whether or not to play in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, which is her next scheduled tournament.

“I really hope I am okay to play in Rome, because obviously I am playing well and it’s a great tournament,” said Ana. “But for now I am just so happy and I am enjoying this feeling.”

Tenis Srbija
May 13th, 2007, 06:12 PM
Bravo Ana :worship: :kiss:

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 06:14 PM
She really has to make sure this foot is alright before RG. I'd have if the injury got worse after playing Rome!

youkoulélé
May 13th, 2007, 06:23 PM
Wow congrats Ana, winning a clay tournie with Juju in the Draw !!!! Thank you !!! :inlove:

azdaja
May 13th, 2007, 06:23 PM
This was my 1st post of the thread.
Well, who did believe?
i think this shows how much i did:
i prefer ana with trophy pictures and that's what i wanna see :drool:
and my wish became reality:

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/32/fullj.getty-tennis-wta-german_open-final-trophy_11_30_15_am.jpg

thanks ana :worship:

i'm so happy now :dance:

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 06:31 PM
Ana plays Katya Bondarenko in the 1st round of Rome! Revenge for the defeat in junior Wimbledon final 3 years ago would be nice! Katya is in good form though. I watched a lot of her in Warsaw. Ajde Ana!!!

the cat
May 13th, 2007, 06:34 PM
Congrats to Ana on winning Berlin. :) It looks like she's going to become an elite tennis player this year. :yeah: And as nice and beautiful as Ana is she will be bright WTA star on and off the court. :D

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 13th, 2007, 06:41 PM
Oh not a nice draw for 1st round. She's certainly in a good form.
Tomorrow we'll hear if Ana will play.

predrag
May 13th, 2007, 07:16 PM
Ajde, Ana. On Monday she's No.8 in Rankings, No.5 in WTA Race. :worship:

Natalicious
May 13th, 2007, 07:21 PM
bondarenko can be a tough one!

good luck :worship:

Ana&Jelena Fan
May 13th, 2007, 07:42 PM
Great tournament for Ana! I`m so proud, escpecially because she had problems with ankle. Two Serbian girls in top10! Yay. Good luck in Rome, hope she can be among top8 seeds for RG!

Rod the Bama
May 13th, 2007, 08:20 PM
Congrats to Ana for her third career title and second tier I. :clap2: :worship: I`m so proud of her for the way she played today. She really showed a lot of toughness, perservering through the ankle injury against a very tough opponent like Svetlana Kuznetsova. This is a great way for Ana to enter into the top 10 and is a great momentium builder heading into RG. :) Hopefully the ankle injury isn`t too serious. I would hate to see Ana make the same mistake that Tati made recently of playing back to back tournaments recently, especially with the French Open coming up. Of course i think even without the injury, it would be very tough for Ana to go back to back in Berlin and then Rome, especially with the draw she has. Still i`m very hopeful that she can go on another great run in Rome. BTW i must say that there`s not many more beautiful sights then Ana holding a championship trophy. :hearts:

G~Playa
May 13th, 2007, 10:00 PM
Woo Shes Gunna Be In Top 10 Now !

azdaja
May 13th, 2007, 10:27 PM
btw, that dude who was dancing whenever ana won a game towards the end of the match was hilarious :rolls: he even got a replay in slow motion on eurosport :lol:

anyway, i hope ana will be able to play in rome. i wouldn't mind even more ana with trophy pics :drool:

Dexter
May 13th, 2007, 10:42 PM
btw, that dude who was dancing whenever ana won a game towards the end of the match was hilarious :rolls: he even got a replay in slow motion on eurosport :lol:
Young at heart, I guess! :lol:

Ben.
May 13th, 2007, 11:28 PM
can't believe ana is now in the world's top 10 :D i'am just so pleased for her & I hope she put in another solid performance in Rome :yeah:

enjoy the moment ana :aparty:

F-R-E-A-K
May 14th, 2007, 12:05 AM
Congrats Ana :hearts:


Good luck in Roma :hearts:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 14th, 2007, 12:19 AM
I'm not sure, but my feeling says Ana won't play Rome.
If my feelings are always right, then I don't mind ;)

Rod the Bama
May 14th, 2007, 03:52 AM
Well Ana does have a visit to the doctor when she flies down to Rome. I also have a feeling that she could withdraw. Personally i wouldn`t have any problem with her doing that. Like i said eariler, i really hope she doesn`t make the same mistake that Tati did when she played in Charleston right after she won in Amelia Island and reinjured her ankle there. It would be too much of a risk for Ana to try to play on it, especially with the French Open a couple of weeks away.

Dexter
May 14th, 2007, 06:59 AM
:bounce: I still feel like dancing after I woke up today! :woohoo:

Actually I hope she plays it safe. No need to risk worsening her injury, especially when it's about ankles. It can get pretty awful.

azdaja
May 14th, 2007, 11:12 AM
ana will play. ajde! :bounce:

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May 14th, 2007, 11:47 AM
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:woohoo: Ana. :aparty:

Dexter
May 14th, 2007, 11:54 AM
ana will play. ajde! :bounce:
Yikes, good news to hear she feels ok! Ajde!

Tenis Srbija
May 14th, 2007, 11:55 AM
:lol: I just adore this cheering smilies :rolls: :worship:

Neptune
May 14th, 2007, 03:00 PM
Good luck at Rome :bounce:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 14th, 2007, 05:50 PM
Ok, she plays Rome.
I really hope that the doctor gave the right decision. I don't want to see the same mistake with the shoulder last year.
If it will be worse this week, then she has to retire as soon as possible. She just has to be 100% for RG.

Of course lots of luck tomorrow and may the wins continue!

AJDE ANA!!!!!!!

Neptune
May 14th, 2007, 06:39 PM
Tomorrow shedule

STADIO PIETRANGELI

inizio ore 13: Groenefeld c. Dechy
a seguire Bardina c. (14) Schnyder
a seguire Morigami c. Santangelo
a seguire K Bondarenko c. (12) Ivanovic

Natalicious
May 14th, 2007, 06:41 PM
good luck ana :yeah:

Dexter
May 14th, 2007, 06:51 PM
It's good that she gets to play later in the day when it gets cooler. Ajde Ana!

Rod the Bama
May 14th, 2007, 07:40 PM
I`m also glad that Ana got a later start. :) It`ll give her more time to rest up from Berlin.

Dexter
May 14th, 2007, 07:56 PM
I`m also glad that Ana got a later start. :) It`ll give her more time to rest up from Berlin.That too but more important is that it's awfuly hot in Rome - for example today heat rule was in charge. :( Big change after cold weather in Berlin.

dybbuk
May 14th, 2007, 08:06 PM
Good luck in Rome, Ana :yeah:

Hopefully she will be as careful as possible. It would be horrid to see her chances in Paris dashed because of this.

IMPOSSIBLE
May 14th, 2007, 09:02 PM
Just read Sofia Arvidsson's blog, she sent Ana a text message after Ana's win in Berin, Sofia was very impressed by Ana !

G~Playa
May 14th, 2007, 09:58 PM
Ha Upto Number 8, Great!

Dexter
May 15th, 2007, 06:16 AM
I noticed a funny fact. Ana's last shot in both finals was a big backhand forcing error from the opponent. Who's to say it's her weakness? :lol: :p

Jogi
May 15th, 2007, 08:09 AM
good draw IMO, possible QF against Sveta ;)
hopefully Ana feels alright and is fit enough to compete on the highest level... she shouldn't risk a worse injury just before the FO
but otherwise she wouldn't play here I guess
best of luck!

BanjaLukaRS
May 15th, 2007, 11:24 AM
Ana withdraw :-(
anaivanovic.com

Ana&Jelena Fan
May 15th, 2007, 12:06 PM
Ana withdraw :-(
anaivanovic.com

She has no luck with Rome. :-( . Maybe it`s better this way. Her 8th seed for RG is in the danger, but being 100% ready is the most important.

Dexter
May 15th, 2007, 03:05 PM
As I said earlier no point in playing when it can make the things worse. Rest up that ankle, Ana! :hug: :kiss:

Dexter
May 15th, 2007, 05:01 PM
Amazing turn out of events. Despite being forced to withdraw from Rome Ana can still be among top8 seeds for RG! Martina Hingis has pulled out today! :eek: So that means Ana is currenly #7 in order, but surely she's gonna be surpassed by Serena (American has get to the SF at least though) and might be by Czakwetadze (she has to get to QF). Safina & Pietrowa would have to get to the final to overtake Ana. :unsure:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 15th, 2007, 05:11 PM
I'm not sure, but my feeling says Ana won't play Rome.
If my feelings are always right, then I don't mind ;)

So I was right afterall.
I'm kinda scared now for Roland Garros, but I still think she will play there. But will she be 100%? I don't know.

Get well soon, Ana!!!!

Dexter
May 15th, 2007, 05:17 PM
I'm sure 2 weeks are long enough to heal this ankle. I hope so at least! :)

dybbuk
May 15th, 2007, 07:05 PM
I think this is a good decision. I would rather her be the 10th seed or so at RG and actually play then her pull out.

I would think her ankle would be fine for the French. It didn't look that bad from what I saw. I don't see it keeping her from playing for that long.

Rod the Bama
May 15th, 2007, 07:55 PM
I`m not surprised at all by the withdrawal. I think Ana is making the right decision. :clap2: The French Open is less than a couple of weeks away and it`s not worth risking further injury. I`m just so disappointed for our fellow Ana lovers in Rome that won`t be able to catch her in person. :hug: Hopefully this time off will do Ana plenty of good with RG around the corner.

Tenis Srbija
May 15th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Anushka :hug:

azdaja
May 15th, 2007, 10:25 PM
it is definitely a good decision, but i'm gutted it had to be made. let's hope ana will recover for french open.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 17th, 2007, 10:52 AM
A few people can overtake Ana in the rankings after Rome.

Chakvetadze needs a QF
Serena needs a SF
Petrova needs a SF
Safina needs a Final
Hantuchova needs to win the title
Dementieva needs to win the title

6 people who can overtake Ana. Of course it's not possible that all of them succeed. Maximum is 4, which means that Ana is at least 12th next Monday.
Hingis is not playing Roland Garros, so Ana is seeded 11th or better.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 17th, 2007, 04:08 PM
A few people can overtake Ana in the rankings after Rome.

Chakvetadze needs a QF
Serena needs a SF
Petrova needs a SF
Safina needs a Final
Hantuchova needs to win the title
Dementieva needs to win the title

6 people who can overtake Ana. Of course it's not possible that all of them succeed. Maximum is 4, which means that Ana is at least 12th next Monday.
Hingis is not playing Roland Garros, so Ana is seeded 11th or better.

Update:

Serena needs a SF
Safina needs a Final
Hantuchova needs to win the title
Dementieva needs to win the title

4 people who can overtake Ana. Of course it's not possible that all of them succeed. Maximum is 3, which means that Ana is at least 11th next Monday. And so also 10th seeded or better at Roland Garros.

dybbuk
May 17th, 2007, 04:11 PM
Thanks for the update, Sjoerd :)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 17th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Thanks for the update, Sjoerd :)

Welcome :)

azdaja
May 17th, 2007, 06:30 PM
yeah, thanks for the updates. i need to figure out which players i should be cheering for in hope that ana will be a top 8 seed at rg :o

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 17th, 2007, 06:35 PM
yeah, thanks for the updates. i need to figure out which players i should be cheering for in hope that ana will be a top 8 seed at rg :o

If Serena wins the tournament and Safina is not her opponent, then it's all fine ;)
For the RACE it looks even better. Great chance that she will stay 5th next week!

Dexter
May 17th, 2007, 06:38 PM
It's good that Serena will be ahead of Ana... that will mean they can't meet before SF. ;)

dybbuk
May 17th, 2007, 06:42 PM
I would love to see Ana play Serena at Roland Garros :drool:

azdaja
May 17th, 2007, 06:44 PM
If Serena wins the tournament and Safina is not her opponent, then it's all fine ;)
For the RACE it looks even better. Great chance that she will stay 5th next week!
yeah, but the race is irrelevant for rg seeding. anyway, go serena then :rocker2:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 17th, 2007, 06:45 PM
It's good that Serena will be ahead of Ana... that will mean they can't meet before SF. ;)

It's good fo Serena you mean ;)



yeah, but the race is irrelevant for rg seeding. anyway, go serena then :rocker2:

For RG it is. But for Madrid it isn't ;)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 17th, 2007, 10:00 PM
From www.tennisnews.com




Just don't ask me what I feel :help:
Not good :help: :tears:





'ROME, ITALY

THE MODERATOR: We welcome the German Open champion, but she injured her left ankle during the third set of the Berlin finals. So why don't we start with questions about that, and then we can move onto other subjects.

Q. How did it happen?
ANA IVANOVIC: In the final in the second set in 3-2, I was running on a short ball, and I think I stepped a little bit harder so it was the compression. I didn't twist or anything, but it started hurting and it was really painful through whole the match.
I couldn't move it very well, so I was really surprised to have finished the match. I took some painkillers in the third set, so I guess that helped a little bit. And then after the match I had a lot of treatment, and also yesterday whole day a lot of treatment and a lot of icing and trying to recover for today's match.
But, yeah, I practice this morning and it was hurting much more after the practice. So, yeah, we just needed a couple more days for recovery. But, yeah, unfortunately it wasn't enough, and I thought this would be the best for me just to take it easy and have a full recovery.

Q. Talk about what it means to you to win Berlin, especially a couple weeks before the French. You know for your career it's probably maybe your best one.
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, I can say also it's one of turning point in my career. It was unbelievable week for me. I think also after the tournaments in America I had holidays and then I took my time.
I had two weeks preparation in Barcelona. Coming into Berlin I felt really confident, rested, and ready to play some more tennis. And obviously match by match it was getting better, and I played some really good tennis against Patty in quarters and then again in the finals.
So, yeah, it was incredible experience for me and it was my first clay court title, so always be very happy about that. And also make breaking into Top 10, which was my goal for already some time. It was very amazing to reach that.

Q. You said at the beginning of year that your goal was to reach the masters at the end of year. Now with Clijsters that is retired and in the end not play every tournament, something has changed in your goal?
ANA IVANOVIC: No. Obviously that's still my goal, and there is still half year to go and a lot of tournaments. But as I said, at the moment I really enjoy being on a court and enjoy playing tournaments and competing.
And obviously winning the tournament it also help with the confidence. So for sure I'm going to go towards next tournaments hoping to play the best I can and to win some more matches and hopefully reach that.
But I think it's very important for me to take it step by step and see how far I go.

Q. For the tournaments you are playing you have Sven Groeneveld as your coach. What did he bring to you?
ANA IVANOVIC: He's very experienced coach and he was shortly working with me also last year between -- I had two coaches, and it was about this time of the year. And obviously I learned a lot things, because difference between Top 20 and Top 10, it's very small, it's very small difference, but it makes a big difference in a big picture.
So these little things like I can learn from him, and also about tactics in the match, and he helped me a lot with my serve. My serve is getting much better. So, yeah, it's great to have such an experienced coach on my side, and he will also be helping me at French Open and Wimbledon as well.

Q. You won a Tier 1 in the hard court and a Tier 1 in the clay court. Have you decided which is your best surface?
ANA IVANOVIC: It's hard to say. I enjoy playing an all kind of surfaces. And now I was in Barcelona preparing on clay at Sanchez Academy, and obviously they're very good on the clay, especially Spanish players.
So I can say I learned there a little bit how to play on the clay, and that helps a lot. But also before I played the quarterfinal in Paris which was one of, yeah, big results I had so far. So, yeah, I can say I enjoy all kind of surfaces.

Q. Sven was with you in Barcelona?
ANA IVANOVIC: No, no. I practiced with a coach from the academy. Yeah, we just contact them. In America we talked with them about the possibility of me going there and practicing. Emilio, he helped me there with organizing the court, and also they have lots of other players as sparring partners, so it was great experience for me.

Q. How is your Spanish?
ANA IVANOVIC: It's getting better.

Q. You speak Spanish?
ANA IVANOVIC: I can understand a little bit, yeah. I like a lot to learn it.

Q. The fact that now you're in the Top 10, you think you feel different, you have another personality?
ANA IVANOVIC: I feel the same.

Q. You feel the same?
ANA IVANOVIC: No. I mean, for sure it's a great achievement. As I said, many players want to achieve, to become Top 10. But obviously I always said I have even higher goal: To become world No. 1.
This is one step closer that. And I know I have still a lot of tennis to play and to show in areas I improved. But definitely this is a step closer, and it motivates me to work harder and to actually see that it's possible.

Q. If I'm right, the WTA say they would like to be a little bit stronger about the withdrawal at the last minute on the tournament. What do you think about that?
ANA IVANOVIC: I think in the past there was some extreme pull outs and maybe not really with the reasons behind it. I think it's good to do something about it. But on other hand, it's very strict.
And for players who are really injured and can't play it's very hard to -- for example, they can't come to a tournament due to having treatments and recovery and then they're forbidden to play other two tournaments. I think it's very tough.
But I don't know. It's very hard to say unless we try it and see how it works.

Q. Two Serbian players are now in the Top 10. Does it mean that maybe you're going to play Fed Cup with Jankovic next year to try to get to first division and maybe winning it?
ANA IVANOVIC: Well, definitely it's unbelievable what we achieved. It's been long time -- I mean, we never had player in Top 10 and also Djokovic in the guys. So three players in Top 10.
And I think people back home should really appreciate that, because who knows when it's going to happen again. And regarding Fed Cup, we have a match against Slovakia after Wimbledon. That's match to go into a higher group, and I would really like to play together with Jelena, because as I said, I think we have really good chance to get into World Group and maybe even win it. Because I think we deserve place in the World Group.

Q. You have a good record with Jankovic I think in head-to-head. Because she doesn't like to play with you or you like to play with her?
ANA IVANOVIC: Well, we always have tough matches. She's a great player and she had some very good results lately, but it's tough. It's not like for example Russians have a lot of players so they often play against each other.
I guess when we do it's more emotional match because we both want to show that we are better or deserve maybe better place. But still it comes down to a tennis match, and who performs better that day wins.
So, yeah, I'm sure we'll have lots and lots of matches against each other again. Yeah.

Q. You're more famous than her in Serbia, right?
ANA IVANOVIC: It's hard to say.

Q. Say the truth. You're more famous.
ANA IVANOVIC: No. But people know both of us equally. I think now people recognize us in the street and it's becoming much more -- popular, tennis is, and it's -- yeah, it's probably because of us. Djokovic and all of us.
So it's unbelievable feeling for me, because I start playing tennis because of Monica so maybe some kid will start because of me. So it's a great feeling to bring something more to sports.

Q. You have obviously some very good memories from the French Open and you know what it is to play on center court against a French player. So now with your experience, with the level of your game, what can you expect this year?
ANA IVANOVIC: Well, as I said, every tournament you play you go to win it. But obviously there is many players who are competing for same thing, and all of them come in the best shape for the Grand Slam and they want to play the best tennis at that point.
So definitely winning Berlin is going to help me a lot, and hopefully my if feet will be good in couple day's time so at least next week I can use for preparation for Paris.
But definitely I'm very excited because I think I have a very good chance this year. But it's important to take it match by match and just enjoy being there and playing, competing, and see how far I can go.

Q. When we go to your site on the Internet, we see many, many pictures of you, and some of them taken by famous fashion photographers. Is that something that you liked to do?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, I like sometimes when I have free time just to do something different. Not always to be in sports clothes, because people see us all the time on the court. So I think it's nice to be actually in outfit for maybe going out or something different.
So it's for sure nice to do sometimes. But tennis still is my priority and I would never change practice for a photo shoot.

Q. What's your favorite stylist?
ANA IVANOVIC: It's hard to say. I like to follow the fashion, meaning to see what's in, but not necessarily to follow it or to wear that.'

Dexter
May 18th, 2007, 12:04 AM
http://www.wtaworld.com/poll.php?do=showresults&pollid=14002

I really hate this sort of polls. :help: And Ana leads again... (wasn't there the same poll before US Open last year? :o)... So far Ana has 62 votes, with Maria being next with.... 19 votes. :tape: I obviously didn't vote, and the reason for it is obvious. :o

Fidello
May 18th, 2007, 12:12 AM
http://www.wtaworld.com/poll.php?do=showresults&pollid=14002

I really hate this sort of polls. :help: And Ana leads again... (wasn't there the same poll before US Open last year? :o)... So far Ana has 62 votes, with Maria being next with.... 19 votes. :tape: I obviously didn't vote, and the reason for it is obvious. :o
Oops, I voted for her, sorry :p

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 18th, 2007, 06:23 AM
http://www.wtaworld.com/poll.php?do=showresults&pollid=14002

I really hate this sort of polls. :help: And Ana leads again... (wasn't there the same poll before US Open last year? :o)... So far Ana has 62 votes, with Maria being next with.... 19 votes. :tape: I obviously didn't vote, and the reason for it is obvious. :o

Yes it looks kinda like that. Actually I really don't know what to THINK. So I don't let my mind speak.

azdaja
May 18th, 2007, 03:02 PM
with serena and dementieva out of the competition ana's nr. 8 for rg is guaranteed, because hantuchova and safina are on the collision course for the semis and that means that at least one of them won't be able to overtake ana.

Dexter
May 18th, 2007, 03:02 PM
Well, Patty beat Serena so the American won't overtake Ana in the ranks. It just makes Ana's win last week over Patty even more impressive. :worship:

Btw, highlights of that match are available on Ana's website since today. :)

Dexter
May 18th, 2007, 04:37 PM
Dinara lost, so only if Daniela wins the whole thing she bumps Ana down one place.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 18th, 2007, 05:49 PM
Patty looks in super form. And it comes out of no where. She won all her matches in straight sets. Now Serena takes a set.
Oh wait! Ana beat her last week ;)
I hope the recovery of the ankle goes well!!

AJDE ANA!!!!

dybbuk
May 18th, 2007, 07:11 PM
Top 8 seed for the first time ever :inlove:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 19th, 2007, 03:24 PM
Top 8 seed for the first time ever :inlove:

Daniela is down 4-6 2-4 now, so I guess it will be 7th :D
Who would've thought that a few weeks ago ;)

Btw, you finally found Ana's forum ;)

Dexter
May 19th, 2007, 03:51 PM
This is just amazing how this year has turned around in one week. :hearts: I can't wait to find out how the RG draw looks like!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 19th, 2007, 04:53 PM
From www.anaivanovic.com

Rome / May 19, 2007
I stayed the whole week in Rome. There is a very good doctor here who has helped with my treatment. Obviously the most important thing is to get fit and recover from this ankle injury. I am going back to Barcelona today and I hope to have a good preparation for the French Open over the next week.

We had a great visit to the Vatican. We were given a special tour. We visited the offices of the secretary of state and we were also very close to the pope's offices.

In the evening me, Scott and my mum had a great dinner in a beautiful building in the centre of Rome. Afterwards something unusual happened. Actually it was quite frightening.

We were in a taxi going back to our hotel. The taxi became surrounded by hundreds of football supporters and we couldn't move. They were banging on the car and even shaking it! The taxi driver told us that Roma had just won the Italian Cup so they were very excited. He said: "We are all for Roma!" It was a relief to hear that they were actually celebrating.

Love
Ana



Looks positive :) So I assume she will be 100% for Roland Garros!

Soccer fans are still the weirdest I guess.

Dexter
May 19th, 2007, 05:07 PM
Nicole withdrew from Strasbourg and she will drop 120 pts as the last year's winner. It means that Ana will be #7 in the ranks on Monday when RG begins (yes I know MD starts on Sunday. ;))

Dexter
May 19th, 2007, 05:09 PM
Thanks for posting, Sjoerd! It's great to hear that Ana plans to train next week in Barcelona, hope her ankle is fine! :D

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 19th, 2007, 05:24 PM
Nicole withdrew from Strasbourg and she will drop 120 pts as the last year's winner. It means that Ana will be #7 in the ranks on Monday when RG begins (yes I know MD starts on Sunday. ;))

I don't know who's exactly playing now, but not one of them can overtake Ana? I guess not.
Now maybe there's a chance that Ana will be even 6th seed!

Dexter
May 19th, 2007, 06:16 PM
I don't know who's exactly playing now, but not one of them can overtake Ana? I guess not.
Now maybe there's a chance that Ana will be even 6th seed!No, nobody can overtake Ana, so a new career high of #7 is sure.
Well, I like Nicole so I hope she plays RG. There's no difference between #6 & #7 seed anyway.

Rod the Bama
May 19th, 2007, 06:31 PM
Thanks for posting Ana`s latest update. :yeah: I hope everything goes well in her preparation in Spain. I really would love to see her in RG.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 19th, 2007, 06:44 PM
There's no difference between #6 & #7 seed anyway.

Yes there is!! It sounds nicer ;)

Dexter
May 19th, 2007, 06:54 PM
Yes there is!! It sounds nicer ;)Sure it does. But it would be better if Ana got there as a result of her own ranking not b/c somebody from above pulls out. ;)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 19th, 2007, 07:07 PM
Sure it does. But it would be better if Ana got there as a result of her own ranking not b/c somebody from above pulls out. ;)

Like you have to tell me about it ;)

Interesting that you already found out that Daniela can't overtake Ana after Strasbourg. After your 'Ana needs a QF in Rome' calculation :p

dybbuk
May 19th, 2007, 07:16 PM
Daniela is down 4-6 2-4 now, so I guess it will be 7th :D
Who would've thought that a few weeks ago ;)

Btw, you finally found Ana's forum ;)

:lol: I have never gotten around to registering for her forum. I finally decided to do that yesterday :p

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 19th, 2007, 07:22 PM
:lol: I have never gotten around to registering for her forum. I finally decided to do that yesterday :p

Better late than never ;) I guess you'll like it there :p

Dexter
May 19th, 2007, 07:38 PM
Like you have to tell me about it ;)

Interesting that you already found out that Daniela can't overtake Ana after Strasbourg. After your 'Ana needs a QF in Rome' calculation :pFor winning Strasbourg - 140. Danka's 17th result - 15. Difference between Ana & Danka in the ranks - 137.

:ras:

dybbuk
May 19th, 2007, 08:15 PM
From No.16 to No.7 in just a few weeks :speakles:

Jogi
May 19th, 2007, 08:32 PM
exciting to see her in the top-10 and still climing in the rankings
hopefully she'll be allright for Roland Garros

Tenis Srbija
May 19th, 2007, 09:49 PM
Ana really likes city's which names are on B! She is from Belgrade, her winter camp is in Basel, and summer camp is Barcelona :lol:

Dexter
May 19th, 2007, 09:51 PM
Barcelona is the second best city in Europe I've been to, so I totally second Ana's choice. Undisputed first on my list is in Berlin (no, not only b/c Ana won a tournament there). ;)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 20th, 2007, 12:09 AM
For winning Strasbourg - 140. Danka's 17th result - 15. Difference between Ana & Danka in the ranks - 137.

:ras:

Almost ;) If Daniela wins, her total will be 1884.
22 points behind Ana.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 20th, 2007, 12:57 AM
Now I think about it. Ana will be 7th at May 28th. Which makes her the BEST TEENAGER in the rankings!!! Finally she overtakes all the youngsters.

Mr.Kardashian
May 20th, 2007, 04:48 AM
just wanted to say congrats to ana for her performance in Germany and good luck at roland garros!

Replica
May 20th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Its great to hear that Ana will be 7th in one week.
Can't wait for the French Open to start, hopefully she will be 100% fit.