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AJZ.
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:39 PM
Just amazing today Zi :hearts: She hit so hard, so flat, so well - she barely made any unforced errors today - I don't know the exact statistic, but it was a single digit!

Ana made MANY unforced errors, but Zi did not let up, congratulations Zi :worship: Your ranking should sky-rocket next week!

Continue, keep going Zi! :hearts:

Best career victory for Zi, for sure!!

pierce0415
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:40 PM
OMFG :speakles: this is one of the best results of 2007 for me
I was so sad earlier today when Na withdrew USO :crying: but now I am so happy :lol:

Ana came in white hot with wins over Jankovic and Petrova in LA Tier II ... plus she is the defending champ at this event ... Zi Yan came into this match as the HUGE UNDERDOG, as an ALTERNATE that didn't even qualify for the qualifying draw based on her ranking and never having beaten a top 10 player, let alone a top 5 player in her career ... now she holds the record for the best win ever by a Chinese player by defeating World #4 Ana Ivanovic (previously held by Na Li when she defeated World #5 Kim Clijsters in Miami 2007) ... and she didn't just BEAT ANA, she did it with AUTHORITY :bounce:

she is no longer the qualification queen now :p
she has MADE IT in the MAIN DRAW :woohoo: KEEP GOING ... I think Shaughnessy is next and that is certainly a winnable match ;)

all those posters that wrote off Zi Yan in my thread from yesterday and said Ana would defeat Zi easily :rolleyes: :nerner: YOU ARE EATING CROW NOW

adrigf is going to be bouncing off the walls once he finds out this result when he comes home from work today :help:

Ana :hug: you didn't play your best today but you had the decency to stay out on the court until the last point :hearts:

Tennace
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:40 PM
:eek:

vadin124
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:40 PM
omfg :help: Ana

congrats Zi Yan :worship:

wow

Natalicious
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:40 PM
:sad:

disco_rage
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:40 PM
OH MY GOD! WOW! Well done Yan!

Fidello
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
Wtf????

pierce0415
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
and for all you Canadian posters that made a big deal of Dubois winning a set off Nadia, the big difference between the Dubois and Yan result is Yan finished the job while Steph couldn't get it done

Cat's Pajamas
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
oh my. :tape:

LoveAndy
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
Great, Yan Zi, I love you.

Groenefelder25
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
ana what on earth was that ? :o

zi!!!!!:bounce:

Bruno71
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
This tournament is falling to pieces already.

Ana :confused: :eek: :( :help:

Zi :worship:

DownTheLine21
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
WTF? I expected Ivanovic to be slightly exhausted after her win in LA, but not to this point. Where was the fight that she showed against Jankovic? Regardless, I hope she uses this time to rest before the USO.

Geertvg
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
:spit: 3 and 1?????? :lol:

stevos
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
oh my effing goodness.

Toronto. :sobbing: Why do you get killed every year!
Dexter :help:

guapogreg08
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
Whos saing ajde now, ana?
:devil: :devil:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
DAMN!!!!! What a win :bounce: :aparty: That is officially a bitchslap!!!

seriously though is she injured?

Wiggly
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
WoW! Defending champion out.

Ok. Ivanovic, Chakvetadze and Canadians out. Can it be any worse?

Rod the Bama
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
WTF Ana! :eek: :help: Very shocking result. Without question this is a big step back for her after winning the tournament in L.A.

darkangel23
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:42 PM
Ana clearly wasn't fit after her long match vs. Jankovic and the final vs. Petrova :sad:

But a really big win for Zi :)

Tennace
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:42 PM
oh my. :tape:

That was my first thought when I saw the SB :tape:

heytennis
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:42 PM
I was waiting for Ana to turn it around, but she never did. Oh well, save some energy for the USO.

Congrats Zi Yan!

Myggen
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:42 PM
Nice tanking, Ana!

ce
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:42 PM
OMG
What a day for our tennis

Dexter
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:42 PM
Ana needs rest before the US Open. So she has now. :hug: Just like Nole.

Congrats Zi on taking advantage.

ivanban
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:42 PM
Ana :lol: :haha:

selyoink
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:42 PM
Impressive title defense from the so-called future slam winner and one of the most mentally tough players around.

Not today I guess.

She got the same out of games as Severine :haha:

The Daviator
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Ana :haha:

Zi!!!!!! :bounce: :banana: :hearts:

vadin124
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:43 PM
this has got to be the shock of the year...with the ease of the win!

only 4 games won Ana!!! :O

ikemstar
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Wow. THAT IS F*CKING HARDCORE.

cmonmasha
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Oh yes she-ll defenetily be number one at the end of the year like some of u said:lol: :lol: :devil: ...who sais AJDE now??:tape:

vw.
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Zi played SO well. KUDOS to her.

Too bad for Ana, just off her game today.

selyoink
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Ana needs rest before the US Open. So she has now. :hug: Just like Nole.

Congrats Zi on taking advantage.

Couldn't she have gotten the rest next week though?

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:44 PM
great tank job Ana :) :hug:

rest up for US Open now :wavey:

cellophane
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:44 PM
OMG :drool:

Zi played awesome.

tobi
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:45 PM
Congrats Zi :banana: :devil:

Ana :wavey:

tenn_ace
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:46 PM
Ana???? what the heck?????????? hoping you will bring your best game to the open

heytennis
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:46 PM
I don't think this will affect Ana for the USO. She's still in my top three to win it. Now she has even more time to rest and some extra motivation to do well.

akosiirwyn
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:46 PM
Ana couldn't seem to find the rhythm out there today. Hit a lot of UEs off both sides. :shrug: :hug:

ZI!!! :hearts: great jobout there today, she was hitting the ball so well. totally deserved.

DownTheLine21
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:46 PM
For those that saw the match, was it Zi's speed that won the match? Her serving statistics look pretty good as well. Also, does anyone have the UE count?

Wayn77
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Congratulations Zi - great win. :worship: :eek: :drool:

Ivanovic get some rest: you are going far at USO.

Mana
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:47 PM
:bolt: Zi :yeah:

Wiggly
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:47 PM
For those that saw the match, was it Zi's speed that won the match? Her serving statistics look pretty good as well. Also, does anyone have the UE count?

She played really well.

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:48 PM
Ouch

Josh.
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:48 PM
:spit: ana!?

akosiirwyn
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:48 PM
For those that saw the match, was it Zi's speed that won the match? Her serving statistics look pretty good as well. Also, does anyone have the UE count?

Um, I think it was a combination of Zi hitting the ball better than I've ever seen her hit it before, and Ana committing too many errors.

hurricanejeanne
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:48 PM
:eek:
Get some rest Ana.

cometz9
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:48 PM
:eek: WTF? i went online to checked scores to see both her and Novak are out and the scoreline :tape: I wonder what she has to say in her press :rolleyes:

AJZ.
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:48 PM
For those that saw the match, was it Zi's speed that won the match? Her serving statistics look pretty good as well. Also, does anyone have the UE count?

Near the start of the second (nearly), it was:
Ana 11 W - 16 UE
Zi 5 W - 3 UE

Zi just returned very well, was very aggressive off the returns, played very flat as usual, and it was too much for Ana :shrug: I don't think she expected this kind of speed.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:48 PM
Can someone spell DISASTER

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:48 PM
yan... i am really so happy... ur first top 10 win... especially i knew na li withdrew from USO.

probably u knew u have to step up for China since zheng jie and na li are injuried. good fight in fed-cup... and now the world knows u r not only good at doubles :hearts: :kiss:

LindsayRulz
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:48 PM
:eek: Ana!

Lindsayfanumber1
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:49 PM
:sad:
Rest well before the Open! :rocker2:

Congrats Zi

vadin124
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:49 PM
lol next thing we know Andreja Klepac will be beating Henin 6-2 6-2!!!!

Ceze
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:49 PM
:eek: Zi! :worship:
Ana :hug:

vadin124
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:49 PM
lol next thing we know Andreja Klepac will be beating Henin 6-2 6-2!!!!

pierce0415
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:49 PM
people that saw the match please give us some more details of what it was like THANKS

I just updated my signature to include Zi's first Top 10 win :dance:

DownTheLine21
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:49 PM
She played really well.

So she just generally outplayed Ivanovic on every level? Did Zi manage to keep Ana off balance so that she couldn't set up for her shots (which she needs for that forehand to work most of the time)?

Ceri
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:49 PM
:help: I confess i thought this might have been a joke thread when I opened it, it seems not...Zi must've played the match of her life, congrats girl! :)

CuteKoala
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:50 PM
Ivanović will hopefully lose quite a few ranking points, which is obviously very good for Jelena. :cool:

delicatecutter
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:50 PM
Oh no. I'm scared Ana can kiss her 4 seed for the Open goodbye now! :sad:

What's up with all my faves losing today, other than Tati? :help:

I don't think I'll watch this when it comes on later today. It's just too devastating.

Conor
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:50 PM
Ivanovic? US Open 2007 Champ?? Yeah right! :rolleyes:

cellophane
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:50 PM
For those that saw the match, was it Zi's speed that won the match? Her serving statistics look pretty good as well. Also, does anyone have the UE count?

Zi was very aggressive and moving Ana around. Her return game was so on as well.

Zombielicious
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:50 PM
:speakles::bowdown:

LeRoy.
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:51 PM
Zi :yeah: :eek: :bowdown:
Ana :confused: :hug:

Fidello
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:51 PM
Oh yes she-ll defenetily be number one at the end of the year like some of u said:lol: :lol: :devil: ...who sais AJDE now??:tape:I do :)

cellophane
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:51 PM
Ivanovic? US Open 2007 Champ?? Yeah right! :rolleyes:

Indeed. :o Hopefully the hype will die down a bit.

gocanadago
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:51 PM
Gosh, Toronto didn't already didn't have such a great field before the draw was made and now it's geeting worse with Ana and Anna out after their first match :sad:

Derek.
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:51 PM
:spit:

Congrats, Zi. ;)

ikemstar
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:51 PM
Why do people make excuses for this "mentally tough" girl and claim she is "tired"? LAUGHABLE. If she was so tired, why didn't she withdraw? She got blasted, fair and square. I guess if she hangs on long enough until Henin/ The Williamses/ Davenport finally quit, she might have a chance of winning a Slam. (Can somebody imagine future great champions eating crow like this, tired or not?)

Jenny.C.Fan
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:52 PM
Wow, is this a joke :eek: . Ana :sad:

©@®eLess
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:52 PM
Dont worry she got the inspiration from Novak....


:lol:

Embarassing for a professional...

AJZ.
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:52 PM
people that saw the match please give us some more details of what it was like THANKS

I just updated my signature to include Zi's first Top 10 win :dance:

Ana looked misleaded in the first set, because Zi was returning very well, and being the aggressor - I don't know if she expected Zi to hit so hard and accurate.
And then after the first set, her coach told her to mix it up, throw in topspin and all, but she didn't do that.
Zi just kept her composure, and lived it point to point, raising her fist subtely after every point she won. Very focused.
And she just you know, played very consistent - yet hard-hitting - tennis, which frustrated Ivanovic, I guess :shrug:
That's what it seemed like to me.

DownTheLine21
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:52 PM
What does this mean for her ranking? She will obviously drop to No. 5, as Kuznetsova is still in the tournament, correct?

Modiac.
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:53 PM
I watched the last few mins of the match.:)
Zi played really well today. :yeah: Her returns are unexpectedly flat and deep.:eek:

andrewC
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:53 PM
i just wish i vbet more on Zi :lol: :o

Great win, truly astonishing. Good on you, my birthday twin :) :banana:

.david.
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:54 PM
OMFG Zi:hearts: :worship: :bounce: :drool: Amazing!!


Ana:hug:

AJZ.
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:54 PM
I watched the last few mins of the match.:)
Zi played really well today. :yeah: Her returns are unexpectedly flat and deep.:eek:

I think Tracy was right about one thing though - the doubles she plays helps the mental, and helps her return, so yeah, I guess it makes sense:)

DownTheLine21
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:54 PM
Why do people make excuses for this "mentally tough" girl and claim she is "tired"? LAUGHABLE. If she was so tired, why didn't she withdraw? She got blasted, fair and square. I guess if she hangs on long enough until Henin/ The Williamses/ Davenport finally quit, she might have a chance of winning a Slam. (Can somebody imagine future great champions eating crow like this, tired or not?)

As much as I applaud Ana for being "mentally tough," I just don't think her game was together today. However, I do think that Henin or Serena would have found a way to win, however ugly.

Kampi
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:55 PM
:eek::eek::eek: What a hell of a surprise. Unbelievable score???? WOW. Congrats to Zi Yan:worship:. Ana:hug: What went wrong?

DavidEllul
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:55 PM
Good job, Zi ! :worship: :worship: :worship:

A Magicman
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:56 PM
This is just another example on why the old system of average points should be reinstalled.

What's the punishment in the ranking if some unmotivated player arrives, loses 1st round and leaves again? There is none.

And that should be changed again.

Slutiana
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:57 PM
lol. Thats all i can say.

selyoink
Aug 15th, 2007, 09:59 PM
Indeed. :o Hopefully the hype will die down a bit.

It should die down but I doubt it. People made way too much of the win over Jankovic which was at least 75% from Jelena.

Dexter
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:02 PM
Dexter :help:Could you elaborate on this, please? Thanx.

Officinale
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:03 PM
somehow i expected it. but not such a hard loss...congrats to yan!

Thanx4nothin
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:03 PM
About a 100 UFE Ana, embarrassing loss.

ZI YAN :worship:

DownTheLine21
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:04 PM
How many points does Ivanovic stand to lose now? She will assuredly stay in the Top 5, as Chakvetadze is also out (with SF points to defend).

Dexter
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:05 PM
Couldn't she have gotten the rest next week though?Excuse me, who you are to say when she needs rest and when not?

Aravanecaravan
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:07 PM
Was this part of her master plan to get to #1?

selyoink
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:07 PM
Excuse me, who you are to say when she needs rest and when not?

And who are you to excuse her for a terrible loss by saying she just needs rest? Did you ever think that maybe the better player won today?

If she can't play two straight weeks of tennis then thats pathetic since it is her profession.

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:08 PM
ana saved 2 MPs :p

iPatty
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:08 PM
Excuse me, who you are to say when she needs rest and when not?

:lol: defensive much?
quit jumping down people's throats every time ana is mentioned. it's getting old.

Officinale
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:09 PM
If she was so tired, why didn't she withdraw? She got blasted, fair and square.
i totally agree!

Bruno71
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:10 PM
It should die down but I doubt it. People made way too much of the win over Jankovic which was at least 75% from Jelena.

While I think people may have made just a tad too much over that win, I think in the end it was 100% from Ana. She took the match by the horns and won it. She'll do it again lots in the future, it just didn't happen today.

vrp1
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:14 PM
:speakles: :sobbing: :tears: :banghead: :smash: :rain: :timebomb:
What a bad day for my favs :confused: !!!
First Kiri :hearts: :sad:
than Demi :kiss: :sad:
than Chaki :hearts: :sad:
Flavia :sad: :kiss:
and now Ana :sad: :kiss: !!!!

How hard is that.....

But their is still Tati :hearts: :kiss:

DownTheLine21
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:15 PM
What a bad day for my favs :confused: !!!

I agree. I really thought that Ivanovic, Kirilenko, and Safarova would all pull through with wins.

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:16 PM
zi vs meggie next round :p zi has a chance :bounce:

Dexter
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:18 PM
And who are you to excuse her for a terrible loss by saying she just needs rest? Did you ever think that maybe the better player won today?

If she can't play two straight weeks of tennis then thats pathetic since it is her profession.I used excuse she did, she wrote she felt jet-lagged and hoped it would go away by the time the match would be played. Looks like it didn't especially hearing from people who saw this match.

Anyway I'm not losing too much sleep over this defeat. And I'm not gonna interrupt your celebration either. Enjoy it.

Oh and if she's to reaching GS finals then losing 1st rounds just to reach SF or do better in another one as is the case from May this year, I'm taking it.

Dexter
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:19 PM
:lol: defensive much?
quit jumping down people's throats every time ana is mentioned. it's getting old.Because you tell me to do so? :confused: I'm going to reply to whoever I want.

Harvs
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:20 PM
omg what the hell happened??? HOW DID SHE LOSE TO ZI YAN?!?!?!?!?! AAAAGH, WTF!?!

Effy
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:23 PM
wow, what a beatdown :eek: Ana :awww:

saint2
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:23 PM
What a great tournament...Just cant wait to see Razzano vs Yan final...

selesbooz
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:23 PM
:haha:

Steveg
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:25 PM
I think Tracy was right about one thing though - the doubles she plays helps the mental, and helps her return, so yeah, I guess it makes sense:)
Yes. I think that mixed doubles is helping her to practice her returns. She is impressive in that field, even against men serves ;)

faboozadoo15
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:30 PM
Probably the worst result for a top player so far this year. And wow, that says something!

Uranus
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:30 PM
I am soooo happy for Zi. :hearts:

Ana, worst loss of the year. :(

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:32 PM
:eek: What a beatdown which is just next to Serena def. Maria at AO!!!;)
Ana :mad: :sad: :hug:
Well done Yan!:yeah: :D

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:34 PM
By the way,does this has anything to do with Djokovic's tanking against Moya?;)

sfselesfan
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:35 PM
OMFG :speakles: this is one of the best results of 2007 for me
I was so sad earlier today when Na withdrew USO :crying: but now I am so happy :lol:

Ana came in white hot with wins over Jankovic and Petrova in LA Tier II ... plus she is the defending champ at this event ... Zi Yan came into this match as the HUGE UNDERDOG, as an ALTERNATE that didn't even qualify for the qualifying draw based on her ranking and never having beaten a top 10 player, let alone a top 5 player in her career ... now she holds the record for the best win ever by a Chinese player by defeating World #4 Ana Ivanovic (previously held by Na Li when she defeated World #5 Kim Clijsters in Miami 2007) ... and she didn't just BEAT ANA, she did it with AUTHORITY :bounce:

she is no longer the qualification queen now :p
she has MADE IT in the MAIN DRAW :woohoo: KEEP GOING ... I think Shaughnessy is next and that is certainly a winnable match ;)

all those posters that wrote off Zi Yan in my thread from yesterday and said Ana would defeat Zi easily :rolleyes: :nerner: YOU ARE EATING CROW NOW

adrigf is going to be bouncing off the walls once he finds out this result when he comes home from work today :help:

Ana :hug: you didn't play your best today but you had the decency to stay out on the court until the last point :hearts:


LMFAO Good for you 415!

Ana :hug: Rest up sweetypie. You've proven you're a contender.

SF

Modiac.
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:37 PM
I don't think Ana got a serious jetlag.
Let's see what she said to medias on Tuesday in Toronto:

Q. You feel pressure to defend your title? I mean, you have a lot of points in play this week.

ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, I mean, it's definitely a little more pressure on. But still I feel confident about my game at the moment. I'm really, really happy to be back here, and this is a great tournament. So I'm just going to try to play the best I can and play each match and see how it goes. But, definitely, I'm very excited to be back.

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:37 PM
Canadian Open is useless :o

Still, no excuses for Ana. I thought she became consistent enough to avoid such shameful losses...

UDACHi
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:38 PM
AJDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

good win for yan. very excited to watch this match later. she seems like a ton of fun.

Ellery
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Holy shit Zi, that's just amazing :bowdown: :bowdown: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Ana :hug: Rest up and get ready for the US Open.

Shepster
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:48 PM
My vCash... :bdaycake:

alias
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:48 PM
Ana will be back!

Congrats Yan.

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:48 PM
This really is a strange result. I don't suppose any of us will ever know the true story of what went on in this match. Was Ana just so tired, and effected by injuries that this was the best she could do? Or was this a conscious decision to tank made before she even started to match? Or perhaps Ana started this match feeling great but just matched up badly against Yan's playing style. Of maybe Ana started out intending to win but after losing the 1st set deciding that it would be unwise to put in the effect needed if she was to win in three. It really is hard to understand especially as she was the defending champion.

Hopefully it is just a case of her deciding she needed more of a rest, but to tank in the 1st round of a Tier I in which you are the defending champion is quite unusual. I certainly wouldn't make any conclusive judgements personally. Nothing really totally adds up comfortably.

I would say, however, that providing Ana is healthy by the start of the US Open, and while I suspect she will be I wouldn't be 100% sure, but providing she is, this match should have no bearing at all on Ana's US Open success and she is still in my mind one of the top 2 or 3 girls most likely to win the trophy.

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:49 PM
My vCash... :bdaycake:

:hug:

Wintermute
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:50 PM
Oh my god, Ana! :sad:

What a horrible day.

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:51 PM
Zi Yan came into this match as the HUGE UNDERDOG, as an ALTERNATE that didn't even qualify for the qualifying draw based on her ranking and never having beaten a top 10 player, let alone a top 5 player in her career ... now she holds the record for the best win ever by a Chinese player by defeating World #4 Ana Ivanovic (previously held by Na Li when she defeated World #5 Kim Clijsters in Miami 2007) ...

Nope, she doesn't :p
Peng defeated then-No.3 Myskina at Sydney 2005.

dorotek23
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:52 PM
Ana :sad:

Blu€
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:52 PM
Yan :eek: :eek: , Ana back to earth ;)

Beny
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:54 PM
3 and 1 :lol: Ana
ReAlLy didn't expect this..

Keep it up,Yan! :D

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:54 PM
yan and shuai :yeah: maybe shuai has a chance to beat juju to get her first top 10 win in 2007? :p

Buitenzorg
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:58 PM
Ana :eek: what happen :sad:

Yan :)

Jirku
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:05 PM
this is starting sooner then i expected :D

Zi Yan :yeah: great win :rolls:

future grand slam winner and number one my ass !! :p
back to earth people :wavey:

©@®eLess
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:05 PM
Just let Henin and Jankovic to play final...only way this tournament doesnt become a joke...WAIT it already is...and it was last year, and year before...Oh well its not their fault Forest Hill stills them big names...Oh did i say big...well...

serenaforever
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:06 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

iPatty
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:08 PM
Because you tell me to do so? :confused: I'm going to reply to whoever I want.

again, defensive. :lol:
it's ok, dexter. i don't attack ana so we don't have a problem. you just come off as kinda stubborn and delusional.

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:11 PM
:p

silverwhite
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:11 PM
Zi :woohoo:

UDACHi
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:13 PM
Can someone spell DISASTER

it seems like you've done a fine job yourself.

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:14 PM
when will na li play again? :o she withdrew from USO :sad:

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:15 PM
Why do people make excuses for this "mentally tough" girl and claim she is "tired"? LAUGHABLE. If she was so tired, why didn't she withdraw? She got blasted, fair and square. I guess if she hangs on long enough until Henin/ The Williamses/ Davenport finally quit, she might have a chance of winning a Slam. (Can somebody imagine future great champions eating crow like this, tired or not?)

You're surprised for that ? The same history ever in this board. It's not the other player won. It's the fave lost because was tired, injured, etc... ;)

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:16 PM
one thread only about yan zi defeating ana? :p pierce's one got deleted :angel:... maybe some others too :p

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:17 PM
You're surprised for that ? The same history ever in this board. It's not the other player won. It's the fave lost because was tired, injured, etc... ;)

yes :p sounds like ana didnt want to defend her title and a lot of pts at all :lol:

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:20 PM
Well, it's an amazing win, but I really thought she was gonna win. Everytime I see her play, it just impresses me. She can play unbelievable. She has an amazing potential. I'm so surprised and shocked when she loses to certain players :confused: :shrug:

I think she needs to be more confident with her game. She has to know that she has the game to be really high.

I don't have words now. I'm so so happy. She deserves it. Now all will be much easy for her :)

Zi, you are the best :worship: Congrats, and keep it up ! ;)

Ana, :hug: Amazing year are you having though :)

pengluv
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:21 PM
Just let Henin and Jankovic to play final...only way this tournament doesnt become a joke...WAIT it already is...and it was last year, and year before...Oh well its not their fault Forest Hill stills them big names...Oh did i say big...well...

you just suck at life... just b/c henin and janko doesnt make it to the final it doesnt have to be a joke... that would be a joke final with bird nose losing 6-1 6-2. im glad yan won its giving other players a chance to make tennis more interesting

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:37 PM
how about shuai vs yan in SF? :p

woosey
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:47 PM
oh hells yeah. :bounce:

Bennguin1491
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:52 PM
ana :eek: :help:

well done zi!

purplerain
Aug 16th, 2007, 12:02 AM
amazing! please tell me how Yan Zi played?

:hearts:

kinglear
Aug 16th, 2007, 12:04 AM
This tournament is falling to pieces already.

Ana :confused: :eek: :( :help:

Zi :worship:

I love Ana, but damn. :sad: I guess people can get off Hingis' back now. It seems like everybody and their mother is losing quickly. I think it's the scheduling, I really do. These players are dead tired. Kuznetsova only won because she's had a little rest.

Paul.
Aug 16th, 2007, 12:06 AM
Zi :bigcry::tears:

I'm so happy!! This is one of the best matches for me this year! :sobbing: I'm in total shock!!

Ana :hug:

BUT ZI!!!! :sobbing: I love you :sobbing:

matthieu_tennis
Aug 16th, 2007, 12:32 AM
ana has difficulties with flat balls

jisung
Aug 16th, 2007, 12:41 AM
I just don't know what to say...

This is the best win for Zi in the career, include her twice GS double champion

keep going,Zi :banana:

lovehotel
Aug 16th, 2007, 12:44 AM
Before this match I was just talking with my friends about the possibilities if Zi could defeat Ana,however we were just joking:p
But now:eek:
I'm more than shocked at present:worship:

Venus Forever
Aug 16th, 2007, 12:45 AM
Wow, bad loss for Ana. :(

pierce0415
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:04 AM
one thread only about yan zi defeating ana? :p pierce's one got deleted :angel:... maybe some others too :p

there were multiple threads
mine got combined w/ this one so my thread is now the 2nd post

Matt was watching in Canada and was faster than me watching on scoreboard :mad: :p

Mcawen
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:09 AM
One loss like this won't stop Ana from winning her first grand slam. I'm seeing this coming soon.
Nice one Yan Zi!

CuteKoala
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:09 AM
@ pengluv: No racist comments about Jelena's nose, please! :eek:
I know that most men from Asia find European girls extremely unattractive because they tend to have bigger noses and feet than Asian girls, but this comment is very xenophobic. :(

kittyking
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:12 AM
No doubt its the biggest upset of the year!

pengluv
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:15 AM
@ pengluv: No racist comments about Jelena's nose, please!
I know that most men from Asia find European girls extremely unattractive because they tend to have bigger noses and feet than Asian girls, but this comment is very xenophobic.

lol im sorry but i never said that jelena was unatractive i think you just showed that she really was lol.... Im sorry but that comment has nothing to do with racism... just what she looks like wow when did race come into the picture... im sorry but i think european women are one of the most beautiful women to ever pop out of the earth... but of course we all know jelena is no ana

pengluv
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:17 AM
and bvy the way most european women dont have a bird nose... just jelena

Mcawen
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:17 AM
BTW, I don't think it's Yan's career best win. Well, winning a match easily against a top player like Ana Ivanovic is definitely good to build up her confidence. But it's only a second round match.
And I'm afraid the situation for Yan will be very dangerous in her 3rd round match. As I have known, many Chinese players would lose their next match after defeating a top player. Hopefully she can fight all the way through to the final and give us her real career best.

purplerain
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:25 AM
is there any chance that I can download this match?

pierce0415
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:29 AM
is there any chance that I can download this match?

well it will be on Tennis Channel in 1/2 hour
but I cannot tape it :sad:

if someone else can maybe they can upload it

CuteKoala
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:36 AM
@ pengluv: Since you don't even recognise your misbehaviour, I'm apparently only wasting my time with you.
Yet, I think you ought to receive an official punishment due to this reiterated insult towards Jelena. :(

drake3781
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:39 AM
Um, I think it was a combination of Zi hitting the ball better than I've ever seen her hit it before, and Ana committing too many errors.

Near the start of the second (nearly), it was:
Ana 11 W - 16 UE
Zi 5 W - 3 UE

Zi just returned very well, was very aggressive off the returns, played very flat as usual, and it was too much for Ana :shrug: I don't think she expected this kind of speed.

Zi was very aggressive and moving Ana around. Her return game was so on as well.

Ana looked misleaded in the first set, because Zi was returning very well, and being the aggressor - I don't know if she expected Zi to hit so hard and accurate.
And then after the first set, her coach told her to mix it up, throw in topspin and all, but she didn't do that.
Zi just kept her composure, and lived it point to point, raising her fist subtely after every point she won. Very focused.
And she just you know, played very consistent - yet hard-hitting - tennis, which frustrated Ivanovic, I guess :shrug:
That's what it seemed like to me.

I watched the last few mins of the match.:)
Zi played really well today. :yeah: Her returns are unexpectedly flat and deep.:eek:



Thanks for all the info about the match. I'm so happy for Zi! :hearts: :kiss: :p :D

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:51 AM
Zi hits mega flat! Very entertaining stuff from her.

Ana :help: That was a disaster.

StZox
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:53 AM
How?Why???
Ana, nooooooooooo

cellophane
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:55 AM
Zi hits mega flat! Very entertaining stuff from her.

Ana :help: That was a disaster.

Did you tape it?

dli
Aug 16th, 2007, 02:04 AM
By the way,does this has anything to do with Djokovic's tanking against Moya?;)


I guess so

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Chunchun
Aug 16th, 2007, 02:06 AM
:Ana you sucks: :mad:

virex
Aug 16th, 2007, 02:08 AM
wonderful tank job, ana

JSeles
Aug 16th, 2007, 02:12 AM
I can't believe Ana lost to Yan. I wonder what really happened to Ana. I attended the match and I can tell you that this was NOT our Ana on the court today. She played really bad tennis. No motivation at all. No energy. No nice shots on the lines. OK I know she may be a little tired after winning last week but hey aren't players used to play two weeks in a row in Melbourne, Paris, Wimbledon and New York? Aren't they used to play 10 days in a row in Miami and Indian Wells? I don't think it's just a question of being tired. I saw Ana earlier today during her practice and she was hitting some very very nice shots with her coach. She seemed ready for her match. Now believe me I don't want to talk against Ana. She is my favorite player by far right now. But is it possible that she HAD to play the Rogers Cup and didn't want to? What do you think? Maybe THEY asked her to at least be in Toronto for a couple of days. Like Anna Chakvetadze who finally pulled out after a couple of points. Anyways, I'm glad I could see her practice this morning. I took a lot of good pictures so it made my day. But I'm really sad because it's already over for this year...

Marshmallow
Aug 16th, 2007, 02:32 AM
Novak Djokovic also lost tamely. Do these two have a pact?

Either way, rest up Ana, regain form and make a run atthe USO. Lose only to Venus, Serena or Patty - destroy the rest!!

Is this that Latisha girl? Well done :D

CarlaValenti
Aug 16th, 2007, 02:36 AM
Holly Shit!!! :woohoo: All those Qualifying matches are giving their fruits ;)

Chunchun
Aug 16th, 2007, 02:41 AM
Novak Djokovic also lost tamely. Do these two have a pact?

Either way, rest up Ana, regain form and make a run atthe USO. Lose only to Venus, Serena or Patty - destroy the rest!!

Is this that Latisha girl? Well done :D

No. ;) Latisha is that one from Teppei. Latisha Chan :shrug:

chinatennis
Aug 16th, 2007, 02:48 AM
Big Surprise

DownTheLine21
Aug 16th, 2007, 02:53 AM
While Ivanovic seems really dedicated to preparing for the USO, defending her title could have assured her a Top 4 seeding. However, aside from Henin, the only players that could seriously destroy Ana aren't even in the Top 4 (i.e. Serena and Venus).

Bruno71
Aug 16th, 2007, 03:15 AM
That performance from Ana was :help:. It's like what they used to say about Goolagong...going on "walkabout," except Ana sometimes does this for entire matches. She looked sluggish and seemed to struggle with how early Zi was taking her shots too. She did NOT look like she consciously tanked this match.

Zi has a great return of serve, which came in handy since Ana didn't serve particularly well today. She also raised her level towards the middle of the 2nd set when she saw she could take this match in her own hands. All credit to her.

.Andrew.
Aug 16th, 2007, 03:17 AM
Ana :help:

Definitely didn't see that happening.

Zi :yeah: :worship: Great win and upset! :)

Infiniti2001
Aug 16th, 2007, 03:23 AM
Who was this imposter on the court? This was not the Ana we saw in LA last week http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/876/embarrassedel0.gif

gary
Aug 16th, 2007, 03:23 AM
:spit: :haha: :lol:

pengluv
Aug 16th, 2007, 03:25 AM
@ pengluv: Since you don't even recognise your misbehaviour, I'm apparently only wasting my time with you.
Yet, I think you ought to receive an official punishment due to this reiterated insult towards Jelena
blah blah blah quit being anal and atempting to sound sophisticated... youre in cognitive disonance.......
but besides that yay yan!!!! you tried your best

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 16th, 2007, 03:26 AM
:speakles: :speakles: :speakles:

fufuqifuqishahah
Aug 16th, 2007, 03:28 AM
i think she has a good chance to get to the semis now. :P

selyoink
Aug 16th, 2007, 03:43 AM
I used excuse she did, she wrote she felt jet-lagged and hoped it would go away by the time the match would be played. Looks like it didn't especially hearing from people who saw this match.

Anyway I'm not losing too much sleep over this defeat. And I'm not gonna interrupt your celebration either. Enjoy it.

Oh and if she's to reaching GS finals then losing 1st rounds just to reach SF or do better in another one as is the case from May this year, I'm taking it.

Actually Ana did not use an excuse other than Yan played better than her to her credit. But I'm assuming you had not seen her interview as of that post.

After having seen the match Ana certainly didn't tank. She just got caught off guard by how early Yan was taking the ball. She didn't really give Ana time to set up her shots. Obviously Ana didn't play her best otherwise she would have won but Yan's play had lots to do with it. She wasn't lights out with her forehand like she was against Jankovic and Petrova though I tend to think she was much better than normal with her forehand in those two matches since she was rarely missing no matter what kind of shot she went for. That was quite the run on sentence.

Just because she made semis at Wimbledon after a first round loss doesn't mean it will happen again. And if it does of course you would be fine with the early loss here. Either way losing first match of a Tier I as defending champ can't be considered the greatest preparation even coming off a win the week prior.

And I did enjoy or loss though I didn't enjoy watching it since I think Ana is boring to watch personally and I don't like watching two-handed forehand players either. I like seeing Ana lost more than actually watching her lose unless it is to a player I like but since everyone I like sucks but Anna C. that doesn't happen often.

Drake1980
Aug 16th, 2007, 03:50 AM
:eek:

Experimentee
Aug 16th, 2007, 04:13 AM
Zi :bounce: :woohoo:

Keep going through the rounds now!

RJWCapriati
Aug 16th, 2007, 04:16 AM
2nd biggest upset of 2007 in my eyes behind Henin/Bartoli!!

Pasta-Na
Aug 16th, 2007, 05:23 AM
i am still happy for u, yan :p

ilovepaszek
Aug 16th, 2007, 05:35 AM
Good job Yan

*Jean*
Aug 16th, 2007, 06:14 AM
Wow! :eek: :eek: Did Ivanovic play ? :tape:

Sexysova
Aug 16th, 2007, 06:39 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol: :o :o :o

RND
Aug 16th, 2007, 06:42 AM
What an upset!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Well done Zi. :eek: :yeah: Finally a good win in the main draw! :p
Ana. :hug:

ViennaCalling
Aug 16th, 2007, 06:45 AM
:eek: :speakles:

:woohoo: Congrats Zi!

.:sk:.
Aug 16th, 2007, 06:56 AM
:eek: Ana, what the hell... :hug:

bellascarlett
Aug 16th, 2007, 06:56 AM
:tape:

:eek: Not at the loss per se, but the score.

hey, maybe ivanovic was afraid of getting a beatdown from justine. :lol: :o :rolleyes:

it seems like you've done a fine job yourself.

:lol:

Hashim.
Aug 16th, 2007, 07:15 AM
Yan :bowdown::worship::rocker2:
OMG :dance:

-sugi-
Aug 16th, 2007, 07:16 AM
:eek:

gotthebend
Aug 16th, 2007, 07:16 AM
:eek:

This is an amazing result from Yan Zi.

Hellion
Aug 16th, 2007, 07:49 AM
Ana :tape: :help: :o

Apoorv
Aug 16th, 2007, 07:53 AM
Ana :o :hug:

Princeza
Aug 16th, 2007, 07:59 AM
Ana and Novak :weirdo:

Sash1
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:20 AM
Ana and Novak :weirdo:

Both didn't get fined for not appearing - perhaps got some appearance money and now getting ready for USO. Not bad tactics if you ask me.

mankind
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:24 AM
I think Ana took her inspiration from Djokovic too far today

[he lost 3 or 4 and 1 to Moya]

Slumpsova
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:40 AM
if i was that tired, i would give the walkover after the first set.
tireness isn't the main factor i think.

PLP
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:46 AM
Whos saing ajde now, ana?
:devil: :devil:

Ouch!

Well, not Yan that's for sure. :lol:
I don't know, maybe she knows Serbian!?

Anyway, great win. I didn't expect it but also didn't expect this match to be easy for Ana, Yan's got game!

Congrats ZI!!!
:worship:

Ana, :sad:
Get some rest and take it easy.
Time for an even bigger break-through in NY!
Ajde!!!!
;)

Just Do It
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:49 AM
:bolt:

Shoulderpova
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:51 AM
:spit:
and Ivanovic is gonna be number 1 in the world :spit:

PLP
Aug 16th, 2007, 09:35 AM
:spit:
and Ivanovic is gonna be number 1 in the world :spit:

While there is no way of predicting that, I don't agree with posters that think she won't be just because she lost a match in Toronto after winning a tournament in LA, and flying over 3000 miles to get there. I am not using jet-lag as an excuse but either way she just couldn't find her A game today and she really needed it!

I think Ana will be #1 at some point in the next 2 years, but that's just my educated guess.
;)

And Yan is a potential top 10 player IMHO, she has alrady won GS's, this is NOT that bad of a loss, LOL.

vettipooh
Aug 16th, 2007, 09:51 AM
Nice win for Yan. Keep it up. :yeah:
Ana....that's not going to cut it.

Tenis Srbija
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:15 AM
Ana and Novak :weirdo:

:tape: so true... :help:

Dexter
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:25 AM
Actually Ana did not use an excuse other than Yan played better than her to her credit. But I'm assuming you had not seen her interview as of that post.

After having seen the match Ana certainly didn't tank. She just got caught off guard by how early Yan was taking the ball. She didn't really give Ana time to set up her shots. Obviously Ana didn't play her best otherwise she would have won but Yan's play had lots to do with it. She wasn't lights out with her forehand like she was against Jankovic and Petrova though I tend to think she was much better than normal with her forehand in those two matches since she was rarely missing no matter what kind of shot she went for. That was quite the run on sentence.

Just because she made semis at Wimbledon after a first round loss doesn't mean it will happen again. And if it does of course you would be fine with the early loss here. Either way losing first match of a Tier I as defending champ can't be considered the greatest preparation even coming off a win the week prior.

And I did enjoy or loss though I didn't enjoy watching it since I think Ana is boring to watch personally and I don't like watching two-handed forehand players either. I like seeing Ana lost more than actually watching her lose unless it is to a player I like but since everyone I like sucks but Anna C. that doesn't happen often.How could I have seen Ana's post match interview right after the match? Please add some oil to your head.

If you really want to check if my words are right or not pay a visit to Ana's website and you'll find out what she said BEFORE the match. Ana's too class to look out for excuses after the matches so no surprise she was full of praise for Zi.

Ps. I couldn't care less about your feeling towards Ana and your opinions on her. And you know it very well too. If you think she's gonna be losing matches like that on a daily basis then be my guest.

jegood
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:28 AM
Ana lost...Well, now she'll have more time to rest, before US Open.
So, this is actually good news for Ana;)
Ana:kiss:

azmad_88
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:33 AM
Ana :sad:

JackFrost
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:44 AM
Ana, tanking matches is shit. :)
If you don´t want to play there, stay home. :)

NeeemZ
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:47 AM
At least Ana has a few days to rest and then she can prepare for the US Open.

nhissan
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:55 AM
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Go Zi Yan omg I can't believe what she did.
She played some incredible points and deserved this win :worship:

Russianboy
Aug 16th, 2007, 12:23 PM
:haha: :haha:

Escape
Aug 16th, 2007, 12:36 PM
Nice tank from Ana

Kai
Aug 16th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Zi :banana:

nhissan
Aug 16th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Nice tank from Ana

BS :rolleyes:

ClaudiaZ-S
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:08 PM
Great news :banana:

V-MAC
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:13 PM
Ana got bitch-slapped pretty hard :scared: :lol:
Well done Zi ;)

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 16th, 2007, 01:14 PM
Ana :hysteric: you will drop but :hug:

selyoink
Aug 16th, 2007, 09:03 PM
How could I have seen Ana's post match interview right after the match? Please add some oil to your head.

If you really want to check if my words are right or not pay a visit to Ana's website and you'll find out what she said BEFORE the match. Ana's too class to look out for excuses after the matches so no surprise she was full of praise for Zi.

Ps. I couldn't care less about your feeling towards Ana and your opinions on her. And you know it very well too. If you think she's gonna be losing matches like that on a daily basis then be my guest.

Well if you could actually read you would have saw that I said I assumed you hadn't seen her interview. Plus if you look at the thread with her interview you would've seen that I said it was nice to see her give the credit to Yan.

And I never said you cared about my feelings on Ana. Nor did I say I expect her to lose matches like this consistently. I do think she will always have her fair share of early round losses because of the way she plays but she has been relatively consistent of late.

Lulu.
Aug 16th, 2007, 09:17 PM
Beatdown :haha:

Pasta-Na
Aug 17th, 2007, 06:10 AM
zi def eleni :p

she will play marion in QF :eek: good luck :bounce: