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Dexter
Jul 6th, 2007, 05:09 PM
I guess it's Ana's next chapter this year. May she represent her homecountry the best she can. Ajde!

Fidello
Jul 7th, 2007, 01:35 AM
Ajde Ana , Jelena and other girls

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 7th, 2007, 11:49 AM
Strange for me to cheer for Serbia. I really want them to win.

AJDE ANA!

Dexter
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:26 PM
Not strange for me at all! :lol: ;) Supporting Ana for so long (and Jelena too to some extent) I almost feel like a Serb myself. :lol: ;)

azdaja
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:49 PM
Strange for me to cheer for Serbia. I really want them to win.
why is that strange? i cheer for teams from many different nations even in football. for example, you can see in my sig which nation i'm supporting at the u20 world cup and copa america. and i can't say i have anything to do with argentina at all.

as for the fed cup, i honestly don't care about it at all except when my faves are playing :o

antonella
Jul 8th, 2007, 04:56 AM
ајде анчи!!

Dexter
Jul 8th, 2007, 07:21 AM
Welcome back, bokash... long time no see! :lol:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 8th, 2007, 11:42 AM
why is that strange? i cheer for teams from many different nations even in football. for example, you can see in my sig which nation i'm supporting at the u20 world cup and copa america. and i can't say i have anything to do with argentina at all.

as for the fed cup, i honestly don't care about it at all except when my faves are playing :o

Maybe not strange for you, but for ME it is.
I actually have nothing with Serbia. Ana is the only serbian I support.

azdaja
Jul 8th, 2007, 11:57 AM
Maybe not strange for you, but for ME it is.
I actually have nothing with Serbia. Ana is the only serbian I support.
i know. what i meant is that supporting national teams from countries you have nothing to do with is nothing strange since i'm doing it all the time and i know a lot of other people who do that. but i suppose you're not used to it ;)

anyway, which players apart from ana and jelena are playing this year? and who will play for slovakia? :unsure:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 8th, 2007, 12:19 PM
i know. what i meant is that supporting national teams from countries you have nothing to do with is nothing strange since i'm doing it all the time and i know a lot of other people who do that. but i suppose you're not used to it ;)

anyway, which players apart from ana and jelena are playing this year? and who will play for slovakia? :unsure:

If it's about countries I always support The Netherlands.
In case of Fed Cup or Davis Cup, I actually support none cause I don't care about it at all.
If we talk only about 1 person then it doesn't matter for me where she or he comes from. Ana is the 2nd person I support who's not from my country, but that's more cause I don't support so many people.

Ok, WAY offtopic.
May Ana take revanche on Daniela!!

Dexter
Jul 8th, 2007, 12:57 PM
From Serbia Lukić & Timotić, right? :shrug:

From Slovakia I dunno beside Hantuchova & Cibulkova.

dybbuk
Jul 8th, 2007, 07:02 PM
Good luck Ana. :bounce:

Here's hoping for the USA and Serbia to beat their opponents 5-0 :devil: :smoke:

azdaja
Jul 8th, 2007, 07:15 PM
From Serbia Lukić & Timotić, right? :shrug:

From Slovakia I dunno beside Hantuchova & Cibulkova.
i found this through the link on ana's website:
http://www.fedcup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100008917

don't know anything about the other 2 slovakians, but they are both ranked lower than lukic :unsure:

and this is really a werid competition. countries with top players like serbia, slovakia and also australia and ukraine are playing each other and the rest in the world group 2 play-offs hardly have a player in top 100 :weirdo: and the belgian team :help:

Dexter
Jul 8th, 2007, 07:33 PM
I saw only Jana at the challenger last year. She's a hardhitter and quite talented too, but when things don't go her way, she's done and quickly. I expect only Dani & Domi to play anyway. :shrug:

Dexter
Jul 9th, 2007, 12:08 AM
:scared:
I hope she's fine and can play FedCup. :unsure:

G~Playa
Jul 9th, 2007, 12:29 PM
serbia will do well no doubt

azdaja
Jul 9th, 2007, 03:14 PM
I officially admit two weeks in Barcelona instead of Bulgaria were
best thing that happened in last two years to her career.
and now she will be more useful in the national "team" as well :yeah:

it turned out to be "no semifinals, no fed cup" rather than the other way around :p

Tenis Srbija
Jul 9th, 2007, 07:46 PM
Ana is currently in Rome, where she is getting her knee checked up. For now there aren't indications that there is anything serious, but she is still there for some more checks. She is in contact with Serbian Tennis Federation, and will call in about the situation as soon as everything is over ;)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 9th, 2007, 08:06 PM
Ana is currently in Rome, where she is getting her knee checked up. For now there aren't indications that there is anything serious, but she is still there for some more checks. She is in contact with Serbian Tennis Federation, and will call in about the situation as soon as everything is over ;)

Let's hope it will be allright.
After Fed Cup the real preparation for hardcourt season can begin.
She can score even bigger there. It's her surface.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 10th, 2007, 03:37 PM
You're kidding me! Nothing precaution, it really was an injury.
Now I understand why she said everything was fine during Wimbledon :banghead:
Again no Fed Cup :o

azdaja
Jul 10th, 2007, 04:01 PM
more info, please.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 10th, 2007, 04:23 PM
more info, please.

It's on Ana's site, but strangely it can't read all of it.

I have to rest for two weeks


I have some bad news: unfortunately my knee is injured. If you saw me playing at Wimbledon maybe you noticed I was wearing some funny looking medical plasters on my knee! I didn't want to talk too much about it at the time, because I never like to focus on injuries, but it was hurting a lot during the tournament

I guess she won't play San Diego.

azdaja
Jul 10th, 2007, 04:30 PM
i can't find anything on her website :unsure:

i just hope it's nothing serious.

Dexter
Jul 10th, 2007, 04:51 PM
Oh no... it can't be that bad, it just can't. :sad:
She should take as much time as it's neccessary to heal it 100%.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 10th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Is it really impossible that she has a year without an injury?
Last year she had 2 of them, this is already the 2nd of this year and in 2005 she had to withdraw from Easbourne.

Ana won't play San Diego. That tournament starts at July 30 so she takes all the rest that's needed.
Now I hope she plays in LA cause 1 tournament isn't not enough preparation I'd say.
Main thing is for sure that she will be 100% in New York.
Missing a Tier I can hurt her ranking.

predrag
Jul 10th, 2007, 05:49 PM
I have to rest for two weeks


I have some bad news: unfortunately my knee is injured. If you saw me playing at Wimbledon maybe you noticed I was wearing some funny looking medical plasters on my knee! I didn't want to talk too much about it at the time, because I never like to focus on injuries, but it was hurting a lot during the tournament

Where this quote is coming from? It's not on Ana's site.

Dexter
Jul 10th, 2007, 05:56 PM
Where this quote is coming from? It's not on Ana's site.It will be soon.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:27 PM
There's no news at the site now. Maybe there's hope...... :tape:

predrag
Jul 10th, 2007, 07:09 PM
I have no doubts that Ana wants to play this coming
weekend in Fed Cup. In Tuesday edition of sports daily
published in Belgrade (Sportski Zurnal, not available on
the web) she was saying that after her knee gets checked
on Tuesday, she'll come to Belgrade for one day, or
in the worst case scenario, if she needs additional therapy,
she'll come to Kosice by Friday.

Her father has been quoted as saying the final decision
on her playing will be made on Thursday, after another visit
to the specialist in Rome.

This afternoon "NEXT TOURNAMENT" section of Ana's
site has been changed from Fed Cup back to Wimbledon.

I guess all this means her injury is more serious then
previously thought, but she hopes the pain will be gone
by Thursday. And looks like she's staying in Rome until then.

Just Do It
Jul 10th, 2007, 07:19 PM
What a surprise :haha:

Dexter
Jul 10th, 2007, 08:44 PM
What a surprise :haha::rolleyes: :baby:

azdaja
Jul 10th, 2007, 09:16 PM
i hope she will be healthy for tournaments in north america, they are more important anyway :p

but i'm not happy to hear about another injury :(

Juanes
Jul 11th, 2007, 10:01 AM
Is it any news about Ana a her playing in Fed Cup this weekend? I am Slovakian, but i want to watch live Ana in Kosice.... :hearts:


Come on to Kosice, Ana!!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

G~Playa
Jul 11th, 2007, 11:04 AM
it'd be good if she did play!

~lollipop_girl~
Jul 11th, 2007, 12:53 PM
i don't just support any country I have a fave player from... If I have a fave male and fave female (like really really big faves of mine) then I support that country in Fed Cup and Davis Cup, which means my number one teams are SLovakia and Serbia :sobbing: I so wish they weren't playing yet, but I do want to see how they go against each other... i hope it will be tight!

Podme and Ajde!

Oh and hopefully Ana is ok to play, nt just coz its fed cup but also coz an injury would suck :awww:

dybbuk
Jul 11th, 2007, 11:25 PM
i don't just support any country I have a fave player from... If I have a fave male and fave female (like really really big faves of mine) then I support that country in Fed Cup and Davis Cup, which means my number one teams are SLovakia and Serbia :sobbing: I so wish they weren't playing yet, but I do want to see how they go against each other... i hope it will be tight!

Podme and Ajde!

Oh and hopefully Ana is ok to play, nt just coz its fed cup but also coz an injury would suck :awww:

Is Katie back to stay? :banana: :p

azdaja
Jul 12th, 2007, 12:02 AM
Is Katie back to stay? :banana: :p
i hope so :unsure:

~lollipop_girl~
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:14 AM
I should be for the most part :p

IF not every day, at leats worse a week... but if I go quiet during tournaments its coz i don't want to jinx Ana :scared:

azdaja
Jul 12th, 2007, 12:55 PM
ana has officially withdrawn from fed cup:
http://www.anaivanovic.com/?path=diary&detailpage=170

and she is officially injured :(

~lollipop_girl~
Jul 12th, 2007, 01:13 PM
God I hope this doesn't break her great tennis of late :awww: :sad:

Dexter
Jul 12th, 2007, 01:23 PM
:sad:

I hope she takes as much time as it's needed to recover in 100%.

Some people in GM are uberpathetic. Yeah, Ana would skip San Diego too just because she doesn't want to represent her country together in one team with Janković. Thanx for a good laugh.

azdaja
Jul 12th, 2007, 01:33 PM
:sad:

I hope she takes as much time as it's needed to recover in 100%.

Some people in GM are uberpathetic. Yeah, Ana would skip San Diego too just because she doesn't want to represent her country together in one team with Janković. Thanx for a good laugh.
i think some people simply complain that she is not playing for the national team. for some people that's more important than anything that ana has achieved over past 2 months, playing as a serbian player :rolleyes:

Natalicious
Jul 12th, 2007, 04:56 PM
get well soon ana :sad:

Rod the Bama
Jul 12th, 2007, 05:52 PM
I hate to hear this about Ana. :sad: I hope she`ll be back by at least San Diego.

dybbuk
Jul 12th, 2007, 05:59 PM
Poor Ana :sad: Hopefully she recovers soon and comes back better than ever :hug:

:rolleyes: :help: @ some of the Serbians on this board who are furious with her for not playing.

azdaja
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:11 PM
I hate to hear this about Ana. :sad: I hope she`ll be back by at least San Diego.
she pulled out of san diego as well.

Just Do It
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:47 PM
I am really disappointed !! This was a big chance for Serbia, and now without Ana chances are minimal ( I hope I am wrong ) !

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 12th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Yes, it will be really hard for Serbia now. Jelena may not lose for sure and then see if it's enough.

Really sad for Ana :sad: :sad:
Just at the time of Fed Cup which she really wanted to play.
No she also misses another Tier I tournament. First Rome and now San Diego. Hopefully the recovery goes will and then she can be TOTALLY 100% in Toronto and for sure in New York.

Get well soon, girl!!

~lollipop_girl~
Jul 13th, 2007, 07:30 AM
Fed Cup is only tennis, this is her health, her body & her future!

And besides that, just the simple fact that she isn't playing doesn't decide Serbia's fate in the tie... It isn't her fault if the others can't stop and play the match of their life to win... Just as it wouldn't be Jelena's if she didn't play.

Pffft to some people :ras:

Danči Dementia
Jul 13th, 2007, 04:18 PM
i think some people simply complain that she is not playing for the national team. for some people that's more important than anything that ana has achieved over past 2 months, playing as a serbian player :rolleyes:

Yes I know:( .
But they have to understand that Ana needs recovery time she can't riSck herself by playing if she is injured........specially when she has so many points to defend in the USO series.

And Ana loves her country and I bet she is sad/dissapointed because she can't play for Serbia rigth now.....but comme on!!!!!!!! some people its been unfair to her and that its not ok.......
The next time she'll play....she its not going to be like Sharapova that always gets injured before a Fed Cup tie.........

Next time she'll be there to defend her country.....

VAMOS ANA!!!!

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 14th, 2007, 03:27 PM
She's young, she has many more fed cups in her body....but it is a shame she can't and has to pull out of this and more tournies...hope she gets well soon

Dexter
Jul 15th, 2007, 03:01 PM
I just came to conclusion that Ana should be hung for not playing Fed Cup or she should have her knee cut out. On the main square of Belgrade of course and they should burn her passport too.

Geeeez... :rolleyes: Some people need to chill out.

azdaja
Jul 15th, 2007, 05:02 PM
How many times i have to repeat to idiots buried in PC garbage?
It has nothing with patriotism.
perhaps in your case, but what sane people will bitch about ana being injured and not playing "for them" (for the national team)? it's only serbians who complain about that, you know. and there is nothing wrong with being patriotic, but some people are demanding way too much from ana (and probably other players as well).

Just Do It
Jul 18th, 2007, 05:27 PM
:o

~lollipop_girl~
Jul 19th, 2007, 10:34 AM
How many times i have to repeat to idiots buried in PC garbage?
It has nothing with patriotism. If we hosted tournament and being able to watch them live no one would say word about Fed Cup. No one ask them to win Fed cup, just to be in world group so they could play home ties.

Any bets Ana wont play next year?
How do u feel about Jelena not playing the 2nd match?

azdaja
Jul 19th, 2007, 09:04 PM
Im 99% sure she wont play next time either. Any Ana defender that thinks otherwise?
i honestly don't give a fuck about whether she will play in that competiotion or not. and if she is injured she should not play, period. i don't think she has the patriotic duty to work on development of tennis in serbia or to support the serbian national team by saying nice things about them like some weirdoes think. if she does, fine, that's nice of her. if she doesn't that's fine too, she has no obligations in this regard. neither does jelena or any other tennis player. if they do all these things you should be greatful. if they don't you shouldn't complain.

azdaja
Jul 19th, 2007, 10:18 PM
How come you pick to respond only whats convenient to you?
i don't. i disagree with pretty much everything you and some other people say about this topic and all that stems from my opinion about that competition and about players' obligations towards their countries. i could respond to every single point you have made by just copying those few sentences.

I said she doesnt have obligation to play.
yet you complain about it all the time, one way or the other :shrug: of course, just like other people from serbia you are trying to make your argument rational by mentioning how you would like to see her in belgrade and how it's also about the future of tennis in serbia and all that does sound reasonable except for that one point - she doesn't have to do any of that. and...

But she should stop pretending
she wants to play.
Its not her duty to help, but then why she mentions how she lacked
support when she was younger. If thats bothering her why she doesnt try to change it. Her words and her actions are in collision. Thats my complain.
...how do you know she is pretending? i mean, she played there last year. playing tournaments is her primary concern and that's how it should be. i'm pretty sure she would play fed cup if it doesn't affect her career in a negative way, which can easily happen, especially since she is prone to injuries. fed cup simply should not be her top priority, but once everything falls into place she will be there and serbia will qualify for the world group.

And again: how do you see her words about zonal event being bellow
her level.
she is right. from the "no obligations" point of view she is being nice when she plays there and if she does it while risking her success at more important competitions it's even outright stupid.

the way i see it, serbians should be happy and greatful about the success of ana, jelena and novak as it is. asking them to do more would be selfish, in a patriotic way. at least that's how i see it.

Cp6uja
Jul 19th, 2007, 11:39 PM
TEAM SERBIA - Ana Ivanovic facts


April 2005
Instead playing FED CUP Ana better prepare herself for clay season (especialy for Roland Garros).
RESULT: She reach with 17 years her first GS quarterfinal (Roland Garros), her best slam result before this year.

January 2006
Instead prepare better herself for Australian Open she played HOPMAN CUP for Serbia.
RESULT: She and Djokovic that january at Australia played theys worst tennis in Melbourne instead they best (Ana lose against Stosur in 2nd round and Nole lose against Goldstain in 1st round). She played much better at HC and in Sydnay (won against #1 Mauresmo) but at AO she played tired and lose easy against non seeded player.

April 2006
Instead prepare herself for clay season (especialy for Roland Garros) she played FED CUP and because playing in last day (against Israel) two hard matches in three sets she have injury and ruined her clay 2006 season.
RESULT: She withdraw from Berlin in 1st round because pain and she withdraw from Rome and lose before RG2006 draw TOP16 seed status and easy lose 3rd round match against Myskina.

April 2007
Instead playing FED CUP Ana better prepare herself for 2007 clay season in Barcelona.
RESULT: She won tier-I Berlin (which she withdraw last season because played FED CUP) and reach slam final at Roland Garros (and also first time in career she reach TOP10).

July 2007
Instead rest before start of USO hardcourt series (where she defend 1st place of 2006) she want to play FED CUP. But after MRI, doctors says that her knee injury is much worse and she must to miss that FED CUP match against Slovakia last week, Stanford next week and even San Diego in first week of august.


^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
THIS IS FACTS (nothing personal or irational from me)



Also about "SUPPORTING" players when you not play. In GM "Dule@" started one thread against Ana and i asked him - if he think (like bokash also) that in cases like this is normal for player which not play to travel and support rest of team from crowd (Kosice crowd = 4.999 Slovakians + 1 Ana Ivanovic) why other TOP2 player from they countries which not play last week FED CUP matches not travel with they team and supported they from crowd (Henin, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Dementieva, Safina, Na Li, Bartoli, Vaidisova...) and what kind of support you expect from her in her press statements... Like "Ana Timotic and Ana Jovanovic is about 500 place but they played like TOP300 - congrats girls"... or what???

Cp6uja
Jul 20th, 2007, 02:43 AM
April 2005
I remember her words then. And i said she will "play" like Seles, it was obvious.She played FC next year - so you wrong.

January 2006
Playing invitational exo paying 20K per match has nothing with representing her country. Just bad decision from her handlers and they corrected it next year. Her (and Nole's) price this year was too big for Hopman Cup. And its not like she was much better this year in Australia.Playing HOPMAN CUP is 10X prestiges for some country than playing in Euro/Africa zone of FED CUP or play-off for World Group 2. Also Ana played for Serbia 6 matches in Hopman Cup (Novak too) - are you realy belive that organizers give Ana and Novak 120K+120K (20K per match) for that??? Jelena and Jimmy reach 45K+45K for slam win in mix doubles... Also she played in that matches against all TOP50 players (including TOP10 Kuznetsova) and for example JJ this season in Plovdiv and Kosice in all her FED CUP matches (singles and dubles) played only one match against TOP100 player (Cibulkova #76). So please dont undervalue her and Djokovic decision to represent our country at HC in 2006 instead have normal preparation for AO.

April 2006
Had she won she wouldnt need to play two hard matches. Its her own fault she went there like on vacation.You complain against Ana "person" but you give so inhuman and cruel comment like this. :p :tape: :p :tape: She sacrifice whole her 2006 clay season in that day playing for our country - and thats your "thanks Ana". In both that matches she played against Peer, player with maybe best condition at WTA tour and that is reason why tired Ana last day lose both 3rd sets. Are you think that is Jelena fault that injury against Cibulkova (much worse player than Peer) because she dont won that match in straigh sets or before 3 hours of play? She played tired after Wimbledon and that is reason why she lose 2nd set with 6:1 or have big problems in 3rd against player like Cibulkova. Jelena in Kosice 2007 and Ana in Plovdiv 2006 played that hard matches for Serbia not for theyself and we dont have right to complain - its they fault because they played so hard matches.

July 2007
Mystery diary entry? She knew it all along.No - she know that already after first physical in that monday and public that results of her site in tuesday, but because she want to verify again she drop out that. But when results two days after that is same she publish her decision to not play again but this time like definitive. Her injury is obviously more serious than Jelena's (JJ will play San Diego and Ana not).

I didnt said once she should go there to sit on bench to show her support.
I have same right to say "we were so close", i had same contribution as her. :lol:So what you want of her last week? To play with serious knee injury?

she should stop whining how no one supported her when she was a kid. Or she should support today's kids. Works both ways.support today kids!? What do you talking about? Jankovic, Lukic, Timotic and Jovanovic is all older than Ana! Or why you expecting of her to tell lies about conditions in Serbia in Milosevic era or in first years after his down?

So, you are saying she will eventually play Fed Cup?She still dont have 20 but already played for our country 7 FED CUP matches, 6 HOPMAN CUP matches and want represent Serbia at Olympic games. So, you are saying she will NEVER eventually play Fed Cup? Only because she not playing with dangerous knee injury last week?

If you could follow media here you would see that her camp is very aware they made a mess and tried to clean it up. Piece on state TV news was laughable.Before her Paris final media in Serbia much favor Jelena and Nole than Ana. Even have dirty campaign against her (even Serbian tennis asociation is been part of that). Whole world speaking about Ana in superlatives in last 3 YEARS and in Serbian media only in last MONTH - and you are already protest because that.

azdaja
Jul 20th, 2007, 08:00 AM
she should stop whining how no one supported her when she was a kid.
Or she should support today's kids. Works both ways.
why should she? she is not serbian tennis federation. that's their job today like it was back then.

So, you are saying she will eventually play Fed Cup? :rolleyes:
perhaps. personally i don't care, remember?

"BELLOW HER LEVEL". Downright arrogant towards players playing that event. They are not successful like her but those words i would expect
from someone like Pova/Ree.
arrogant or not it's true.

For someone talking about tolerance all the time you sure dont respect
other people can have various motives for supporting her. I can like her FH but i also can say about things i dont like.
JJ and Novak do more than Ana. Am i alowed to praise them for that?
of course you can. that's what i'm saying - you can feel happy and greatful about players who are doing their patriotic duty that apparently means so much to you, but you should not criticise those who supposedly don't, especially given the circumstances (injuries and all that).

If you could follow media here you would see that her camp is very
aware they made a mess and tried to clean it up. Piece on state TV news
was laughable.
are you saying the serbian media are no less patriotic now even though milosevic has gone? :p they did not make a mess even though serbians may think so. perhaps she should switch her citizenship to a country where people are less anal about the fed cup?

Dexter
Jul 20th, 2007, 10:48 AM
Personally for me FedCup means like nothing, even though I'm from pretty patriotic country to put it this way. Sure I wouldn't mind if our players did better, but I really don't care and FedCup weeks are just as boring as November-December break. As for Ana and playing FedCup... She justified each of her absences... This spring she went training hard to Spain and we all know what was next, now she couldn't play because of a serious injury. I would be more than pissed should she played like JJ and worsen her condition. :o Even if that makes Jelena sort of national hero and Ana not and far from... (mind you b*tch dared to sign endorsments and posing in a car, while girls were dying in Slovakia). Ana clearly stated that she WANTED to participate in this tie and I have no point in thinking that she lied. People say she listens too much to Dan and lets him dictate what he wants with her to do... Let me tell you I don't see any problem with this. He is the one who supported Ana from zero to top5 and no wonder Ana trusts in him so much. I don't know him personally at all, but he seems the right man for Ana and the last thing I want for her is to drop him just to please uberpatriotic Serbians if he doesn't let her play FedCup again. If she's gonna be 100% after AO next year she will play FedCup, if she's not she won't (and that's what I want from her as well).

Cp6uja
Jul 20th, 2007, 11:21 AM
Now, I meant Seles about excuse repertoire. She used all those phrases long before
Ana.Seles is bad doubles player and when she played we dont have other good player (TOP150 for example). Even with her we dont have chances to compete in world groupe 1 and she have 1.000.000.000.000.000 (zilion) times much better job for our country reaching 8 GS titles playing with our old flag than if she play for as in some stupid Europe/Africa FED CUP zone couple uneccessary matches.

Hopman Cup is exo. Nothing more. Dont bother to use in argument.If Hopman Cup is only EXO and dont have anything with representing some country why is always all teams is for same country and named like "Russia", "USA", "Australia"...etc not (for example) like Ivanovic/Djokovic team. Also if HOPMAN CUP only EXO competiton, Europa/Africa zone of FED CUP (or PO for 2nd world groupe) is only SHIT competition (like azdaja already says).

3 days, 60+60.Teams for all countries gain nice money and that is reason why this EXO tournament is so prestiges and have great traditon - because have always strong competition.

From what she was tired then? Be serious.
Sorry for not following our tradition of celebrating defeats.And why we celebrating Jankovic success in Plovdiv this year? She dont play against any TOP100 player? I tell you why - because she played two matches per day in 3 rounds and final round (in doubles she played "for two"). That is reason why HER victory (not "our team") against Romania in last day is so great, because she played extremly tired (with six matches in last three days before final round). In 2006 we also dont have real "team" we have only Ana. She also played two matches per day in groupe, but in final round day she must play not against some (non-TOP150) weak team like Romania. Tired Ana must play against Israel with Peer which is phisicaly must stronger player than Ana in that time and Peer have much better support in that week from rest of Israel team (Smashnova and Obziler) than Ana. That is reason why she lose two marathon matches in that day (including 10-8 in 3rd set in doubles).


By your words. Not even her camp says that. And they already blowing that up.Maybe serious injury is not best word, but fact is that between her last match (Wimby SF) and her next match (i hope to see her in Toronto or L.A.) she will lose atleast one month and she must miss atleast trhee events which she plan to play this summer in her shedule (FED CUP, Stanford and San Diego).

Today's kids - 10,12,14 year olds. I said its all true she was saying, just ask why she doesnt help to change things for the better and she is in position to do that. You know how much players parents fight for more influence in federation. Who would dare to say no to her after she (and JJ) bring some real cash? This is way Nole&Srdjan doing. Tit for tat.She is 19y.o. girls who traveling whole year across world and played and training tennis - not some businessman, investor, civil engineer, politician with connections... If you realy belive that Srdjan Djokovic (and Damir Dokic before him) only want to help young serbian tennis players and spend many of they kids with theys "tennis academy" projects, thats your problem. If our state dont see interess to finaly build that tennis center in Belgrade or have big problem to find good location or money, why do you think that is must be job of some 19 y.o. girl? By the way president of our tennis asociation Zivoinovic is much reached man than Ana right now with much better connections in country and have all times of this world to create atleast litle better conditions for new young kids. It's his job.

Next Fed Cup is right after AU open. What are chances she will play? There will be always something more important.She will publish her shedule already in december like always. She is not cheater with always new excuses like you want to describe her. We know that she dont play in april couple months before. In january 2008 she will be tired after AO and have to defend Tokyo final. But because she is not so smart girl i fear that she will play that stupid Euro/Africa zone competition if she dont have some injury problems. So chances is about 70/30 that she will play.

You probably saw that piece on TV. Out of the blue?:lol: When was last time you saw THAT kind of report?
I enjoy every time i see her on TV, i wouldnt mind whole channel
dedicated just to Ana, but that one was too much. Clear "damage control".You obviously not watching RTS. In RTS tradition in last 50 years "reports" is always like this (black or white - nothing between). They ignore Ana and all her success by years (even Montreal, Tokyo and Berlin final dont give publicity), but when tennis success of our players this year is so big that whole world talking about that our national TV like always going after ignorence in complete extreme contrast after Roland Garros this year. Also "THAT kind of report" dont have nothing with Ana and her team - she never have connections with our corrupted journalism. I think her new big sponsor "Verano Motors" care for this new sounds about Ana in week where they agree with that new sponsorsheep.

I still dont understand WHAT DO YOU REALY WANT OF HER and what you realy have against her. If we compare her with all other serbian and worlds athletes she is very close to be "perfect model" for all others!

azdaja
Jul 20th, 2007, 10:26 PM
i would like to conclude this :weirdo: discussion not just for this year but forever by reminding the people that the most important competitions in tennis are the grand slams, not fed cup. this is tennis, not football or basketball. and in this regard, even if you are a serbian patriot you only can just be proud of ana. the following pictures should remind all serbian patriots of this fact and let's not forget that you got the chance to see some of this stuff because ana did not play this worthless competition.

http://www.superimagehosting.com/images/bwy1181130401x.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q295/onestupiddogg/ana_flag_small.jpg

Dexter
Jan 26th, 2008, 06:46 PM
*bump*
Looking forward to FedCup next week. :angel:

dybbuk
Jan 26th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Good luck Ana. :D Hopefully Janko plays. They are easily a World Group winning team together. :awww:

Just Do It
Jan 26th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Will they play doubles together ? :awww:

madamtennis
Jan 27th, 2008, 07:31 PM
Jankovic is playing Fedcup as far as i know, so i hope Serbia wins,it will be easy if they both play.Ajde Ana:rocker2:

Dexter
Jan 29th, 2008, 11:51 AM
Toughest group possible. :tape: Against Poland & Romania.

dybbuk
Jan 29th, 2008, 11:54 AM
Ana v Sorana & Ralu & Aga & Ula (?, I can hope I guess :p) :drool:

Dexter
Jan 29th, 2008, 11:57 AM
I'm cheering for Ana against whoever she plays, but I'll be cheering for Aga & Ula against Jankobitch. :devil:

azdaja
Jan 29th, 2008, 11:14 PM
time for the fed cup obsessed to come out in numbers!

it may not be the most important competition in tennis, but good luck to all the anas and the other girls :bounce:

maryjane
Jan 30th, 2008, 12:00 AM
any pics from the event mates?

DownTheLine21
Jan 30th, 2008, 12:10 AM
Toughest group possible. :tape: Against Poland & Romania.

I agree. If Jankovic is still hurt, she'll probably lose the singles match.

Just Do It
Jan 30th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Go girls :p
Ana Jovanovic and Teodora Mircic to play with Ana and JJ !

No Vojka :o

Dexter
Jan 31st, 2008, 11:13 AM
Ana beat U.Radwańska - 63 61. :smoke:

Just Do It
Jan 31st, 2008, 12:31 PM
Ana :yeah:

maryjane
Jan 31st, 2008, 12:57 PM
the first one is gone!!

daniela86
Jan 31st, 2008, 05:54 PM
Great job :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:! Good luck against Romania :)

dybbuk
Jan 31st, 2008, 06:11 PM
Ana :yeah: Looks like a solid match. :dance:

Dexter
Jan 31st, 2008, 06:13 PM
ZOMG Jelena is such a fighter!!!!!!11111 :inlove::worship::hearts:

Milito22
Jan 31st, 2008, 07:21 PM
adje!

dybbuk
Jan 31st, 2008, 07:26 PM
adje!

Not gonna say anything.

Cat123
Jan 31st, 2008, 07:32 PM
JJ does like putting us all through hell doesn't she?! :( :hug: I was kinda looking forward to them playing doubles though! :lol: Would be highly entertaining.

Just Do It
Jan 31st, 2008, 07:35 PM
Yeah, I hope Ana and Jelena will play doubles.

I :hearts: Adje :)

Dexter
Jan 31st, 2008, 07:52 PM
Don't count on that. Unless you want to see one of them on a wheelchair. :devil: Anyone wanna bet who's gonna be the survivor in that case? :devil:

Just Do It
Jan 31st, 2008, 07:56 PM
Don't count on that. Unless you want to see one of them on a wheelchair. :devil: Anyone wanna bet who's gonna be the survivor in that case? :devil:

:scared:

Hopefully Sneki will intercede :devil:

The Daviator
Jan 31st, 2008, 08:42 PM
Well done Ana :kiss:

Just Do It
Feb 1st, 2008, 02:15 PM
Ana looked amazing today :inlove:

Wont comment her game, though.

:yeah:

Dexter
Feb 1st, 2008, 02:46 PM
Ana won 57 64 64. Win is a win. :hug:

Jelena OTOH... :rolleyes: Choked it away for the 25493126597132512515th time. :clap2:

Dexter
Feb 1st, 2008, 06:20 PM
DreamTeam somehow won 26 76(3) 76(2). :lol::tape:

Fidello
Feb 1st, 2008, 06:39 PM
Phew!

kirilenko_ishot
Feb 2nd, 2008, 12:06 AM
Seems like a good win for ana today

I guess its not too surprising to see cirstea beat jelena, after all she played really well against Ana in the first round of AO this year. She's definitely one to look out for in the future

would have loved to have seen the doubles match

dybbuk
Feb 2nd, 2008, 12:19 AM
Ana :unsure: :yeah:

SuckTeam 2.0 :drool:

Dexter
Feb 2nd, 2008, 10:36 AM
Ana beat Renee Reinhard from the Netherlands 62 36 63. Problems again, but a win is a win. ;)

Ben.
Feb 2nd, 2008, 10:40 AM
well done Ana :yeah: a win is a win :D

dybbuk
Feb 2nd, 2008, 02:52 PM
Ana :) Jelena won, so Serbia will be playing for a spot in WGII.

daniela86
Feb 2nd, 2008, 03:44 PM
Congrats Anci :yeah: :D :banana: :yeah:

Just Do It
Feb 2nd, 2008, 05:03 PM
:yeah:

Milena S.
Feb 2nd, 2008, 06:02 PM
over 60 pictures from fed cup http://www.svettenisa.net/index.php?option=com_rsgallery2&Itemid=91&catid=34
the best are with ana and jelena

AnyaSerb
Feb 2nd, 2008, 11:21 PM
Hvala Milena!:)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Feb 3rd, 2008, 01:05 AM
Nice that Serbia is through and that Ana won.
That girl REALLY need some rest now.
2 weeks should be enough to get back to her real form.

Now I'm really starting to support Aranxta. Finally a dutchie again that I like!

1000
Feb 3rd, 2008, 05:52 PM
Great job Ana on a job well done and helping Serbia reach the World Group 2? When will she be participating in Fed Cup again?

ce
Feb 3rd, 2008, 05:57 PM
Now Dubai and a chance for a firts all serbian final :woohoo:
AJDE :armed:

Dexter
Feb 3rd, 2008, 05:59 PM
Great job Ana on a job well done and helping Serbia reach the World Group 2? When will she be participating in Fed Cup again?In April, I guess.

Now Dubai and a chance for a firts all serbian final :woohoo:
AJDE :armed:Doha first. ;)

Milito22
Feb 3rd, 2008, 11:51 PM
Not gonna say anything.

Adje! :D

kirilenko_ishot
Feb 4th, 2008, 06:43 AM
definitely a well deserved break till doha in a couple of weeks

over 60 pictures from fed cup http://www.svettenisa.net/index.php?option=com_rsgallery2&Itemid=91&catid=34
the best are with ana and jelena
great pics:)

lilimi
Feb 4th, 2008, 11:15 AM
Ana beat Renee Reinhard from the Netherlands 62 36 63. Problems again, but a win is a win. ;)

i agree she struggles a lot since the season has started. hopefully she'll come back healthy in doha :)

azdaja
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Adje! :D
ajde! :secret:

Danči Dementia
Feb 7th, 2008, 11:49 PM
ajde! :secret:

:aww::lol::wavey:

Serbia can be FedCup champion ESILY.....with this Ivanovic-Jankovic partnering....

:worship::worship:

patthebassist
Feb 10th, 2008, 07:36 AM
nice work ana in the fed cup

keep it up

goodluck in april i fink ....

rechi
Feb 10th, 2008, 12:05 PM
Thanks God Serbia plays against Croatia in the World Group II playoffs. So Austria has a chance to stay there...

Good luck!

jelenacg
Jan 27th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Serbia vs Japan
07.02.09 - 08.02.09
It will be played in Belgarde Arena
http://www.arenabeograd.com/en
Well lets hope it will be easy and fast victory,with no struggling like last year after AO
I don`t know if you have see these videos from fed cup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsrKQ4Ix37c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esritYR8lXM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBzfyzW4vYI&feature=channel_page
:lol::lol:

SOA_MC
Jan 27th, 2009, 11:47 PM
Thanks Jonny

Jelenacg, Is the venue for the Fed Cup tie, the same venue that will be used for the WTA tournament Ana is partly organizing?

gaviotabr
Jan 28th, 2009, 12:04 AM
I'm hoping for some nice matches for Ana. It's good for her to play as she needs those matches before going into Dubai.

jelenacg
Jan 28th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Yes it is the same venue
We are hoping for the same thing gaviota :)

jelenacg
Jan 30th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Belgrade Arena is almost ready
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7035/v122950p0uq4.th.jpg (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=v122950p0uq4.jpg)
Ana is supposed to come in the end of the week in Belgrade and she and Jelena will have their first practice on Monday
And my brother bought tickets today :bounce::bounce:

gaviotabr
Jan 30th, 2009, 03:00 PM
Belgrade Arena is almost ready
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7035/v122950p0uq4.th.jpg (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=v122950p0uq4.jpg)
Ana is supposed to come in the end of the week in Belgrade and she and Jelena will have their first practice on Monday
And my brother bought tickets today :bounce::bounce:

How great Jelena! So you will be there! I'm sure it will be a great experience. Hopefully Ana can play better and not give you any heart attacks! :lol:

The end of the week meaning today or the weekend? Nice to know that she will be back to practice. :D

jelenacg
Jan 30th, 2009, 03:14 PM
How great Jelena! So you will be there! I'm sure it will be a great experience. Hopefully Ana can play better and not give you any heart attacks! :lol:

The end of the week meaning today or the weekend? Nice to know that she will be back to practice. :D

I don`t know,please don`t even mention heart attacks :lol:

gaviotabr
Jan 31st, 2009, 08:53 PM
I've read that Ana is supposed to arrive in Serbia tomorrow to start practising for Fed Cup. I wonder if she is/was still in Australia.

luv_sweetAna
Jan 31st, 2009, 09:34 PM
Belgrade Arena is almost ready
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7035/v122950p0uq4.th.jpg (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=v122950p0uq4.jpg)
Ana is supposed to come in the end of the week in Belgrade and she and Jelena will have their first practice on Monday
And my brother bought tickets today :bounce::bounce:

Whoa, what an arena :eek: Take a lotta pics for us, please :)

jelenacg
Feb 2nd, 2009, 07:29 PM
Just saw a video of Ana practicing in Arena,she was returning serves and looked a little bit nerves or something,after that she was laughing with Fed Cup coach,her brother and father were there ,Scot wasn`t there (he was with her in Zagreb also for Fed Cup)
I guess she is still without a coach

gaviotabr
Feb 2nd, 2009, 07:45 PM
Just saw a video of Ana practicing in Arena,she was returning serves and looked a little bit nerves or something,after that she was laughing with Fed Cup coach,her brother and father were there ,Scot wasn`t there (he was with her in Zagreb also for Fed Cup)
I guess she is still without a coach

I hope she is asked about the coach situation this week. Maybe she can give us some info. She needs a coach ASAP. It's not the first time this past month that I read that she looks nervous in her practice. :help:

jelenacg
Feb 2nd, 2009, 08:07 PM
I don`tknow maybe i`m wrong, when they put that online i will give you the link to see for yourself

gaviotabr
Feb 2nd, 2009, 08:18 PM
I don`tknow maybe i`m wrong, when they put that online i will give you the link to see for yourself

Ok. I believe you though.

Do you think there will be some sort of press conference before the tie?

jelenacg
Feb 2nd, 2009, 08:26 PM
All i know that they will decide on Friday who will play first and with whom
She needs to make decision about the coach soon,she doesn`t have much time and has to defend many points and to gain some would be nice :)

gaviotabr
Feb 2nd, 2009, 08:32 PM
All i know that they will decide on Friday who will play first and with whom
She needs to make decision about the coach soon,she doesn`t have much time and has to defend many points and to gain some would be nice :)

Definitely. I understand that picking a new coach is a difficult decision.. but she needs one as soon as posible. She has a huge ammount of points to defend from March to June, and it always takes some time to make it work with a new coach. As soon as she starts working as soon she will see the results. But you know.. I'm disappointed at her team lately.. and I just don't expect much from them right now.

jelenacg
Feb 2nd, 2009, 08:55 PM
Only a few months ago i really thought she has a great team ,but now i don`t know
And that article about her mental toughness doesn`t help :)

gaviotabr
Feb 2nd, 2009, 09:00 PM
Only a few months ago i really thought she has a great team ,but now i don`t know
And that article about her mental toughness doesn`t help :)

Yes.. uff.. I guess we can only wait and see.. but this is just so frustrating. :sad:

jelenacg
Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:38 PM
Here you go :)
http://www.rts.rs/page/tv/ci/news/17/РТС+1/34/Дневник.html?position=-1
Below first picture click on погледаj
Sport news are near the end of that clip

gaviotabr
Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:44 PM
Here you go :)
http://www.rts.rs/page/tv/ci/news/17/РТС+1/34/Дневник.html?position=-1
Below first picture click on погледаj
Sport news are near the end of that clip

Thanks Jelena! I'll try to watch it now.. and then I'll post what I thought of it! ;)

jelenacg
Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:50 PM
I saw her returning serve a few times and then coach said something to her on other channel ,so it isn`t completely the same clip but at least you can see her practicing :)

gaviotabr
Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:53 PM
I saw her returning serve a few times and then coach said something to her on other channel ,so it isn`t completely the same clip but at least you can see her practicing :)

Ok. I'm watching the whole thing since it doesn't let me move the clip foward. I almost feel like I understand serbian! :lol::lol::lol::help:

jelenacg
Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:58 PM
Ok. I'm watching the whole thing since it doesn't let me move the clip foward. I almost feel like I understand serbian! :lol::lol::lol::help:
:lol::lol::lol:
Just wait a few minutes and then you can move it foward

gaviotabr
Feb 2nd, 2009, 11:03 PM
:lol::lol::lol:
Just wait a few minutes and then you can move it foward

:lol: It's actually fun! :lol: I feel like every word is made of consonants.. just no vogals.. :lol:

gaviotabr
Feb 2nd, 2009, 11:09 PM
What do they say about Roland Garros when they show some kind of awards?

gaviotabr
Feb 2nd, 2009, 11:13 PM
Ok. Just saw it.. well, nice to see her dad and brother there with her. And she was smiling in the short clip, so that's always good. Let's hope she can play better.. and hire a coach ASAP!

jelenacg
Feb 2nd, 2009, 11:16 PM
Something about the national tv shows plenty of sports and that many people watch that kind of thing just like A0 final,RG final

gaviotabr
Feb 2nd, 2009, 11:21 PM
Something about the national tv shows plenty of sports and that many people watch that kind of thing just like A0 final,RG final

Oh.. ok.. understood! Thanks! ;)

bruce goose
Feb 3rd, 2009, 12:27 AM
Ok. Just saw it.. well, nice to see her dad and brother there with her. And she was smiling in the short clip, so that's always good. Let's hope she can play better.. and hire a coach ASAP!You didn't answer my question in the 'WTF Is Wrong' thread b/c you were too busy defending sissy Federer(unsuccessfully:ras:),so let me re-frame here:Not only does Ana deny needing help with her mental game,she appears fairly hostile to the suggestion on those rare occasions when someone dares to ask....So,is she going to SCREEN coaches based on what they say on this issue.In other words:

Ana: Do you think that my problems are only technique-related or would you say that I could use some sort of counselling?
Prospective Coach:Well,it WOULD help IMO if we had someone who could assist you with your mental approach
Ana(to herself) ::(Okay,we can cross HIM off the coaching list

Is this what we can expect???

gaviotabr
Feb 3rd, 2009, 12:43 AM
You didn't answer my question in the 'WTF Is Wrong' thread b/c you were too busy defending sissy Federer(unsuccessfully:ras:),so let me re-frame here:Not only does Ana deny needing help with her mental game,she appears fairly hostile to the suggestion on those rare occasions when someone dares to ask....So,is she going to SCREEN coaches based on what they say on this issue.In other words:

Ana: Do you think that my problems are only technique-related or would you say that I could use some sort of counselling?
Prospective Coach:Well,it WOULD help IMO if we had someone who could assist you with your mental approach
Ana(to herself) ::(Okay,we can cross HIM off the coaching list

Is this what we can expect???

I think I did answer you Bruce. I don't think the issue here is Ana herself. We have NO evidence to say that she is refusing help, and that help is being offered to her. I'm much more worried by the fact that Ana's team seems to be in total denial, and to be refusing the posibility that Ana needs some help with her mental game. It's difficult to see from the inside, but her team had the obligation IMO to adivise her properly.. instead they are busy writing stupid nonsense odes to Ana's mental toughness, defying reality. You are implying for quite some time now that Ana has refused to accept that she needs to improve her mental approach to the game.. I don't agree with this... I don't think that's the case.

I'm not excusing Ana of any mistake.. She is stubborn and MIGHT not want to admit her shortcomings. But the real issue is if the people around her, who could advise her, make her see it, and help her search for a proper coach, are also refusing to see things and making all sorts of excuses for her poor performances.

That said, I doubt that she would cross a coach off her list if he implies that she could use counselling. I think they are trying to find someone who can have good communication with Ana, which is important. But if they take too long, than it will be just another mistake from her camp.. not the first in the last few months.

bruce goose
Feb 3rd, 2009, 12:59 AM
I think I did answer you Bruce. Sorry,Izzy:eek:,I was smoking weed with Michael Phelps this morning so that must've diminished my attention span:o

jonnyroyale_13
Feb 3rd, 2009, 01:59 AM
Dont think its been mentioned yet, team Japan is: Morita, Sugiyama, Nakamura and Fujiwara(:confused:)
Serbia just cant lose:unsure:

gaviotabr
Feb 3rd, 2009, 02:09 AM
Dont think its been mentioned yet, team Japan is: Morita, Sugiyama, Nakamura and Fujiwara(:confused:)
Serbia just cant lose:unsure:

WEll.. Ana and Jelena haven't been in the best of form this month... :lol: But I don't think they will lose.. especially playing in Belgrade Arena. I guess.. :unsure:

InsideOut.
Feb 3rd, 2009, 03:06 AM
Oh they will lose for sure. :rolleyes: JJ will lose to Ai 2-6 6-4 RET., to Ayumi 7-6 0-6 6-4; then Ana will lose 6-1 6-1 to Ai and 6-2 6-2 to Ayumi. I just know. :rolleyes:

luv_sweetAna
Feb 3rd, 2009, 03:44 AM
I love the optmism guys... :rolls:

Princeza
Feb 3rd, 2009, 10:47 AM
Oh they will lose for sure. :rolleyes: JJ will lose to Ai 2-6 6-4 RET., to Ayumi 7-6 0-6 6-4; then Ana will lose 6-1 6-1 to Ai and 6-2 6-2 to Ayumi. I just know. :rolleyes:

:lol: winning spirit as usual. :rocker2:
She can't lose :sobbing: or I kill her.

jelenacg
Feb 4th, 2009, 08:04 PM
Saw Ana again on tv :)
She is so cute :angel:HBO is there for that documentary about her and JJ
They were doing interview with her in that famous swimming pool :lol: and there were a lot of little kids around watching Ana breathless
She talked about how after practice they used to play hide and seek and they were not very happy bc adults always took big court so they had to practice on small courts :lol:
She said we have a good chance against Japan and that she is happy about finally playing in Belgrade and she can spent more days with her family and friends and they can come and cheer for her
She was so smiley during interview,someone was clearly in a good mood today :lol::lol:

gaviotabr
Feb 4th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Saw Ana again on tv :)
She is so cute :angel:HBO is there for that documentary about her and JJ
They were doing interview with her in that famous swimming pool :lol: and there were a lot of little kids around watching Ana breathless
She talked about how after practice they used to play hide and seek and they were not very happy bc adults always took big court so they had to practice on small courts :lol:
She said we have a good chance against Japan and that she is happy about finally playing in Belgrade and she can spent more days with her family and friends and they can come and cheer for her
She was so smiley during interview,someone was clearly in a good mood today :lol::lol:

Great Jelena! I love smiley Ana! :lol:

I have HBO.. I hope they broadcast the documentary in HBO International.

jelenacg
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:00 PM
And now my whole family is watching basketball and I see Ana in audience :) :)

gaviotabr
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:03 PM
And now my whole family is watching basketball and I see Ana in audience :) :)

I just saw some screen captures of Ana watching the Basketball match. There is a woman besides her that was also with her in that news clip you showed me the other day. I don't know who she is though.. do you?

jelenacg
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:05 PM
No i don`t know

gaviotabr
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:11 PM
No i don`t know

Ok. I also saw that she was texting on her phone! :lol:

Ana is just so cute! :D

jelenacg
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:17 PM
Yes it was in half time, also some girls came to take a picture with her

bruce goose
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Ok. I also saw that she was texting on her phone! :lol:

Ana is just so cute! :DYou commented in the other thread that there were other reasons,besides what I implied,that made Ana difficult to coach.You mentioned something a while ago and I might be growing senile:eek:,so could you summarize what you think those main reasons are?

gaviotabr
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Yes it was in half time, also some girls came to take a picture with her

:D

I'm glad to see Ana smiley and having fun. I hope this home time in Belgrade helps her in her game, makes her more relaxed on court.

gaviotabr
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:26 PM
You commented in the other thread that there were other reasons,besides what I implied,that made Ana difficult to coach.You mentioned something a while ago and I might be growing senile:eek:,so could you summarize what you think those main reasons are?

I think Ana might be difficult to coach because if you try to make her think more on court and use more of her many weapons, you can make her lose a bit or her fearless attacking spirit, which is essential to her game. Her coach needs to find a way to bring balance to her, so she can use her weapons and play with her brain, without losing that fearless attitude.

bruce goose
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:32 PM
I think Ana might be difficult to coach because if you try to make her think more on court and use more of her many weapons, you can make her lose a bit or her fearless attacking spirit, which is essential to her game. Her coach needs to find a way to bring balance to her, so she can use her weapons and play with her brain, without losing that fearless attitude.In other words,she's a bit fragile mentally...just not in a clinical or psychotic sense

gaviotabr
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:39 PM
In other words,she's a bit fragile mentally...just not in a clinical or psychotic sense

We could say that yes.. especially now that she has the tendency to run out of gas emotionally in third sets. She needs balance.

OC521
Feb 5th, 2009, 05:18 AM
I think Ana might be difficult to coach because if you try to make her think more on court and use more of her many weapons, you can make her lose a bit or her fearless attacking spirit, which is essential to her game. Her coach needs to find a way to bring balance to her, so she can use her weapons and play with her brain, without losing that fearless attitude.

I ask of you not to use the word weapons when describing Ana’s skills. If someone is advising you to say certain things concerning Ana, I would advise you to think for yourself.

Justine Henin-Hardinen used the word weapons, or big guns, after her match with Jelena Jankovic at the 2006 US Open, which resulted in the White Eagles fan club showing up in large numbers to Jelena’s matchs ever since then.

jelenacg
Feb 6th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Saturday
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) v Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v Ayumi Morita (JPN)

Sunday
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) v Ayumi Morita (JPN)
Ana Ivanovic / Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v Ai Sugiyama / Ayumi Morita (JPN)

I have to say I`m little bit worried about tomorrow
I know Ana should win but these days you don`t know what to expect from Ana :tape: And Sugiyama wasn`t playing bad during AO,i thought she played good in her match against JJ
Also there is a pressure of playing in front of your people...
As you can see I`m very optimistic :lol::lol:
One question about the coach,when you are choosing one ,does that mean she also had some practice with them or they only talk

gaviotabr
Feb 6th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Saturday
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) v Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v Ayumi Morita (JPN)

Sunday
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) v Ayumi Morita (JPN)
Ana Ivanovic / Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v Ai Sugiyama / Ayumi Morita (JPN)

I have to say I`m little bit worried about tomorrow
I know Ana should win but these days you don`t know what to expect from Ana :tape: And Sugiyama wasn`t playing bad during AO,i thought she played good in her match against JJ
Also there is a pressure of playing in front of your people...
As you can see I`m very optimistic :lol::lol:
One question about the coach,when you are choosing one ,does that mean she also had some practice with them or they only talk

Hi Jelena! I'm also a bit... not nervous.. but aprehensive about tomorrow. Ana is a nervy player.. and Sugiyama is very steady. If Ana goes on UEs mode, she can get in trouble. But I'm still confident.

About the coach.. I think that she is only in talks with the potential coaches, and about to make her decision. She said that in a week she would have a coach traveling with her in a trial mode, which I think means that they will begin to practice and see if it works out.

jelenacg
Feb 6th, 2009, 11:23 PM
http://www.blic.rs/sports.php?id=3808

There are still two potential candidates, and we have yet to come to a decision. They are both really experienced and have worked with top players before

With top players,like top 10?
I`m very very curious

gaviotabr
Feb 6th, 2009, 11:51 PM
http://www.blic.rs/sports.php?id=3808

There are still two potential candidates, and we have yet to come to a decision. They are both really experienced and have worked with top players before

With top players,like top 10?
I`m very very curious

I'm also really curious! And I think once she announces her decision I'll be curious to know what was the other option! :lol:

tedlesurfeur
Feb 7th, 2009, 12:09 PM
any link to follow the match ? :hug:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 12:30 PM
any link to follow the match ? :hug:

I'm not sure.. but they might broadcast it in serbian TV RTS1. They just interviewed Dejan Vranes from the Arena in the news. Obviously I have no idea of what they said. :lol:

Here is the link (Real Player needed):

http://wwitv.com/portal.htm?http://wwitv.com/television/index.html?http://wwitv.com/tv_channels/7075.htm

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Ceremony starts after news "Dnevnik 1" on RTS 1

tedlesurfeur
Feb 7th, 2009, 12:42 PM
thank you :hug:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 12:51 PM
They were showing music and now a show called Rally about cars on the livestream. Are they going to show the match? :sobbing:

schorsch
Feb 7th, 2009, 12:54 PM
gavi sadly this is rts sat. we need rts1 for fedcup :sad:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 12:59 PM
gavi sadly this is rts sat. we need rts1 for fedcup :sad:

:sobbing: I want to watch the match! :sobbing:

I'm trying to find another stream..

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:04 PM
This is not fair:bigcry:
They're showing 4 other ties on bet365 but no Serbia vs Japan:sobbing:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:07 PM
This is not fair:bigcry:
They're showing 4 other ties on bet365 but no Serbia vs Japan:sobbing:

:sobbing:

So unfair!

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:09 PM
around 14 000 people are there but still to come:lick:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:10 PM
around 14 000 people are there but still to come:lick:

Has it started yet?

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Ana have 2 BP

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Ana *1-0

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Ana *1-0

Yay! I want to watch it! :sobbing:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:16 PM
The court looks great :D :worship:
2-0 for Ana :rocker2:

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:16 PM
2-0

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Ajde babyguRl! :)

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:18 PM
I have to say I feel a bit of envy of you guys serbian posters! It's all good envy though, don't worry! :lol:

I mean.. the atmosphere at the Arena must be great! I really wanted to watch. I hope Ana can keep it up! :worship:

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:20 PM
I wanna watch:hysteric:

But yeah! Good start from Ana:yeah:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:23 PM
I have to say I feel a bit of envy of you guys serbian posters! It's all good envy though, don't worry! :lol:

I mean.. the atmosphere at the Arena must be great! I really wanted to watch. I hope Ana can keep it up! :worship:
I know how you feel :hug: I hate it when I can't find a livestream for a match I want to watch so much. Hopefully someone will at least upload it :)

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:24 PM
I know how you feel :hug: I hate it when I can't find a livestream for a match I want to watch so much. Hopefully someone will at least upload it :)

Hopefully! You are a sweet poster Magic Milan! :hug:

ms_nut
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:26 PM
I know how you feel :hug: I hate it when I can't find a livestream for a match I want to watch so much. Hopefully someone will at least upload it :)

:sad: 14,000 serbians fans and we don't get to see it..:mad: Oh well...

The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Can our Serbian friends keep updating the score :p I can't even get the livescore to work :tape:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:31 PM
Hopefully! You are a sweet poster Magic Milan! :hug:
Thank you :D
Ana holds for 3-1 ;)

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Great point by Ai, 3-2

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Can our Serbian friends keep updating the score :p I can't even get the livescore to work :tape:

The livescore doesn't work for me either! :sobbing:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:36 PM
nice volley from Ana 30-0 :)

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:38 PM
3-2 40-15

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:38 PM
40-15
Ana holds, 4-2

louisa.
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:39 PM
WHY is there no livestream?! :hysteric: :bigcry:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Thanks so much NAJ and MagicMilan for keeping us updated! :kiss:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM
backhand error by Ana
15-0
great serve from Ai to set up the point
30-0

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM
I just checked the scoreboard:
8/8 on her 2nd serve:eek:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:41 PM
WHY is there no livestream?! :hysterics: :bigcry:

I share your pain! :sobbing:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:41 PM
volley error from Ana
40-0
df Ai
40-15

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:42 PM
trademark forehand to set a good smash :D
40-30
bh error ana
it's 4-3

The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Thanks NAJ and Milan :yeah: Any balltoss issues? :scared:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:43 PM
I just checked the scoreboard:
8/8 on her 2nd serve:eek:

That's either a miracle or a mistake! :lol:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:44 PM
bh error Ana
0-15
forehand error Ana :(
0-30

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:45 PM
Thanks NAJ and Milan :yeah: Any balltoss issues? :scared:
Tons of it :scared:
15-30

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:46 PM
bh down the line Ai
15-40
2 bps

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Tons of it :scared:

Oh no! :unsure:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:46 PM
great return and smash from Ai
4-4 :(

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Here we go again...

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:47 PM
bh error Ana
15-0

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:47 PM
fh error Ai
15-15

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Ana.. you are in a packed Belgrade Arena! Don't screw this up!!

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:48 PM
good drop shot and volley from Ana and AJDEEEEE :bounce:
15-30

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:49 PM
forehand down the line :worship:
15-40

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:50 PM
fh error Ai, Ana breaks again :D
5*-4
Ai isn't making too many errors anymore, Ana really had to dig deep to break. Now hold

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Ana breaks back for *5-4. I have an open window to the south and I think I've just heard an Ajde from Belgrade. :lol:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:51 PM
once again a fantastic drop shot from Ana :eek:
15-0

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:52 PM
C'mon Ana! Hold now!

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Ana breaks back for *5-4. I have an open window to the south and I think I've just heard an Ajde from Belgrade. :lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:52 PM
bad ball toss, df Ana
15-15

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:53 PM
2nd df in a row :help:
15-30

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:53 PM
great forehand on the line, I actually thought it was out, thank God there's no hawkeye :o
30-30

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:53 PM
2nd df in a row :help:
15-30

WTF! Stop it Ana! No more DFs! :mad:

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Ana DFing when serving for the set... :o

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:54 PM
2 more!

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:54 PM
forehand error Ai
sp Ana, 40-30

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:56 PM
SP for Ana, convert!

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:56 PM
balltoss all over the place :mad:
bh error Ana
deuce

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:57 PM
df again :help: :help: :help:
bp Ai
saved :D
deuce

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:57 PM
ace :bounce:
sp#2

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Her ball toss is still very bad.

6-4 :))))
Yes

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:58 PM
bh error Ai
first set in the bag, 6-4 :D

tedlesurfeur
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:58 PM
IDEMOOO !!!!

She needs to find her serve again though? 55% isn't normal.

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:58 PM
How can the deny that she has mental issues? :lol: 3 double faults while serving for the set? Really?

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:58 PM
1st set goes to Ana. Calm down babygurl and play better in the 2nd!

The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Ana breaks back for *5-4. I have an open window to the south and I think I've just heard an Ajde from Belgrade. :lol:

:rolls:

6-4 :)

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:59 PM
At least she won the first set.. step it up for the second Ana!

MarieC
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:59 PM
1st set to Ana :D

News of the ball toss being erratic :sad:

Ben.
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Keep it going Ana :)

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:00 PM
6-4:woohoo:

So to those who actually see her, can you give us a short summary of how she's doing?

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:00 PM
http://ls.daviscup.com/fc/2009/WG2/r1/launch-wrl.asp?tie=100012232

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:01 PM
WTF has happened with her ball toss? I mean.. it has never been worse... ufff... :o

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:01 PM
fh return winner Ana
0-15
net, luck on Ana's side
0-30

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:01 PM
bad error Ai
0-40

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:03 PM
good serve and bh winner Ai
15-40
forehand error Ana
30-40

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:03 PM
great 1st serve Ai
all 3 bps gone :(

bh slice error Ana
adv. Sugiyama

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:04 PM
good smash Ai
0*-1

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:05 PM
WTF has happened with her ball toss? I mean.. it has never been worse... ufff... :o

her FH is better now but still her game is very similar game she had on AO. She had great points but also she pull back and defend without reason

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:06 PM
bh error Ana
0-15, 6 points in a row lost :help:
fh winner after a great serve
15-15

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:06 PM
her FH is better now but still her game is very similar game she had on AO. She had great points but also she pull back and defend without reason

I don't get it.. she is not a defensive player.. Well.. I hope once she starts practising with the new coach she can get better.. :o

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:07 PM
fh passing shot Ana
30-15
good 2nd serve
40-15

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:07 PM
great 1st serve Ai
all 3 bps gone :(

bh slice error Ana
adv. Sugiyama

3 BPs wasted.. how typical.. :o