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Dexter
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:52 AM
The people's champion and the GOAT is through. :worship:

On a serious note, from the stats looks like a nervous match, so many games went to deuce. Oh well, first match of the year. :)
Petra. :hug:

VIKA?
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Ana:bounce::yeah:

Davodus
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:54 AM
ana :yeah:
good job getting through a tricky first round in straight sets

Steff_forever
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:54 AM
well done Ana ! :yeah:

at least one is through... :hug:

Nikkiri
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:54 AM
I get the feeling it was an ugly match. :tape:

But well done on your first win of the season Ana. :D

TatiNovic
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Good job Ana!!!
Hope yo can take this title with this form!!

Dave.
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Ana :yeah:

Even if she was a bit nervous or whatever she still won with a decent scoreline which can only be a good sign.

SOA_MC
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Not a pretty match but got the win, for first match of the season I'll take it:yeah:

G&R
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:58 AM
well done ana !!

Fidello
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Congrats to Ana

MaBaker
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Petra :sad:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:59 AM
Ana :banana: Julie next?:unsure:

Dexter
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Ana :banana: Julie next?:unsure:Roberta Vinci... then maybe her or Amelie.

Tamara-Ana
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Congrats to Ana...does anyone have pics from her match?

-NAJ-
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:05 AM
congrats

H2H 3-0 :)

mure
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:18 AM
Good!

I didn't expect it to be easier,Kvitova is no pushover...

requiem
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:19 AM
congrats anči

rada
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Great win :)

ce
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:25 AM
:yeah:

Cp6uja
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:25 AM
No livestream today, so before first reports match stats is only source.

Despite terrible 2nd half of 2008 season Ana still finished 2008 with best "2nd serve pts won" percentage out of all current TOP10 players and at 3rd place overall in "break points saved" percentage category (behind Serena and Maria). Today Ana again show her mental power at opponents BP's, but her 2nd serve pts won percentage is simple pathetic today (26%)... but this is her 1st match of the season.

Crucial todays match stats seems 1st serve in percentage - Ana over 60%, Petra under 50%...

Ana :kiss:
Petra :yeah: (final 6-4 6-2 score will give you fake picture whats really happen today - this match with many deuces including over 20 BP's is almost 2 hours long!!!, longer than for example todays Vinci or Sesil's three setters wins!).

saniapower
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:29 AM
Go ANA :hearts:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Nice job Ana. :yeah:

Very solid performance against a tough opponent. The slump of last year really does seem to be over and the benefit is that Ana has a good chance now to really slip through the radar relatively unnoticed at the Australia while the attention is on the William Sisters, Jankovic and Sharapova. This could actually work to her advantage.

darkangel23
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Ana :woohoo::bounce:
She should get some confidence from that win over Kvitova because Petra can be so dangerous!

Cp6uja
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Nice job Ana. :yeah:

Very solid performance against a tough opponent. The slump of last year really does seem to be over and the benefit is that Ana has a good chance now to really slip through the radar relatively unnoticed at the Australia while the attention is on the William Sisters, Jankovic and Sharapova. This could actually work to her advantage.
Even like upcoming TOP20 player ("Aussie")Ana Ivanovic is never out of radar in Australia, especially now when she coming like global star and last season AO finalist.

But dont worry, since her breakthrough in may of 2007 she learn in general how to deal with extra pressure and big expectations, and sometime pressure from crowd have positive influence, especially if player is "crowd favorite" like Ana is in Australia traditionally.

Fergie
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Good job Ana :yeah:

Dandy_Warhol
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:52 AM
yay Ana!!! http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e219/spotless_rougedirector/random%20stuffs/chucknorris.gif

Dexter
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Congrats to Ana...does anyone have pics from her match?

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/Dexteris/4baf274646e108e6d31f093cae9ca347-ge.jpg
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/Dexteris/9a157d0b25e7b405b1f554faf2b098d4-ge.jpg
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/Dexteris/b49b72c9be4f06709c930b01e4640220-ge.jpg

Omigod, she's copying Maria... :( And those fistpumps, I bet she was squaking her shoes too and ate a couple of cute poor kids from the first raws during the medical time-out she took 2 pts before getting broken. :(

MagicMilan
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:19 PM
Nice start :D

tennisbear7
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Congrats Ana, but that outfit is really hideous.

Nikkiri
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Omigod, she's copying Maria... :( And those fistpumps, I bet she was squaking her shoes too and ate a couple of cute poor kids from the first raws during the medical time-out she took 2 pts before getting broken. :(

:sobbing:

Andreas
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:24 PM
The match was closer than the score indicates, but a great start on the year. Good luck against Vinci now :)

Andreas
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:24 PM
The match was closer than the score indicates, but a great start on the year. Good luck against Vinci now :)

Steff_forever
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:24 PM
And i THOUGHT SHE WOULD TAKE MORE CARE OF HER BEHAVIOUR ON COURT and HER GAME THAN ON GLAMOUR, pffff Ana: that 1st pic is just a copyright of Masha... :o

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:34 PM
Well done Ana, nice way to start the new season :yeah: Win the title :kiss:

The Dawntreader
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:53 PM
Well done on the win and all, but that dress is :haha:

AndreConrad
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:53 PM
Good start Ana, well done :yeah:

doni1212
Jan 5th, 2009, 12:56 PM
Good job, Ana!! Keep it up!

Fidello
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:00 PM
yay Ana!!! http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e219/spotless_rougedirector/random%20stuffs/chucknorris.gif
:lol: at pic

adrovi
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Congrats Ana :bounce:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:18 PM
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/Dexteris/4baf274646e108e6d31f093cae9ca347-ge.jpg
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/Dexteris/9a157d0b25e7b405b1f554faf2b098d4-ge.jpg
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/Dexteris/b49b72c9be4f06709c930b01e4640220-ge.jpg

Omigod, she's copying Maria... :( And those fistpumps, I bet she was squaking her shoes too and ate a couple of cute poor kids from the first raws during the medical time-out she took 2 pts before getting broken. :(

say it isn't true dex :sobbing:

soul
Jan 5th, 2009, 03:32 PM
Well done ANA but has she split from Sven?
I ve read it in a blog; u guys any idea?

Effy
Jan 5th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Petra :lol:

Optima
Jan 5th, 2009, 03:55 PM
Good win Ana :D

soul
Jan 5th, 2009, 04:02 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek:Hey People;

I've Read İn A Blog That Sv And Ana Has Splİt. Aybody Has Any Idea?or Is This A Rumour?:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

The Daviator
Jan 5th, 2009, 04:37 PM
Ana :D Tough first round draw, but dealt with like a champ :cool:

Ciarán
Jan 5th, 2009, 04:43 PM
GJ Ana :yeah:

SAEKeithSerena
Jan 5th, 2009, 05:12 PM
yay ana! and looking great, too :)

DownTheLine21
Jan 5th, 2009, 05:34 PM
Great win. It seems to have been closer than the score indicates, but she needs some good wins to build confidence. Keep going!

Sander.
Jan 5th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Ana:yeah:

Congratulations:kiss:

gaviotabr
Jan 5th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Good for the first match of the season. I especially liked to see that she saved so many break points.. building some lost mental toughness.

Now Vinci!

Dexter
Jan 5th, 2009, 05:50 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek:Hey People;

I've Read İn A Blog That Sv And Ana Has Splİt. Aybody Has Any Idea?or Is This A Rumour?:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:App arently, but we don't know many details...

Orbis
Jan 5th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Great job. :D
A crappy match I bet, but Kvitova always seems to just go for broke against Ana.
Good luck next round, and good luck to Kvitova in her next tourney.

DownTheLine21
Jan 5th, 2009, 07:53 PM
The split makes sense to me. Sven has helped Ana improve a lot (fitness, volleys, etc.), but I'd like to see what she could do with someone else.

Rod the Bama
Jan 5th, 2009, 09:11 PM
Good win for Ana. :clap2: This is a nice way for her to start out the year.

Tamara-Ana
Jan 5th, 2009, 09:18 PM
Great Win for Ana....Good job princess...:):):)

ivanban
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:39 PM
Even like upcoming TOP20 player ("Aussie")Ana Ivanovic is never out of radar in Australia, especially now when she coming like global star and last season AO finalist.

But dont worry, since her breakthrough in may of 2007 she learn in general how to deal with extra pressure and big expectations, and sometime pressure from crowd have positive influence, especially if player is "crowd favorite" like Ana is in Australia traditionally.

You mean like when she got to #1 last year?! :scratch:

anyhowww, solid start, in first match of the season most important is just to win, so..... :)

Temperenka
Jan 6th, 2009, 12:49 AM
Way to go, Ana!! :bounce:
Good start to a great season! (I hope)

MarieC
Jan 6th, 2009, 01:03 AM
Great to start thr year off with a win.

Hopefully those 2nd serve numbers were due to some nervous jitters

slamchamp
Jan 6th, 2009, 01:10 AM
Petra_is_not_love :ras:

In The Zone
Jan 6th, 2009, 01:16 AM
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/Dexteris/4baf274646e108e6d31f093cae9ca347-ge.jpg
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/Dexteris/9a157d0b25e7b405b1f554faf2b098d4-ge.jpg
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/Dexteris/b49b72c9be4f06709c930b01e4640220-ge.jpg

Omigod, she's copying Maria... :( And those fistpumps, I bet she was squaking her shoes too and ate a couple of cute poor kids from the first raws during the medical time-out she took 2 pts before getting broken. :(

She is copying Maria with the bad skin, too. :(

Ana has a pretty face. Let's photoshop the mess out.