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dsanders06
May 27th, 2010, 03:50 PM
FFS Ana - this is going to keep happening until you drop down to the lower levels and play some MM tournaments and start rebuilding your confidence.

It was a very good match from Kleybanova, but Ivanovic's ballstriking was sub-par throughout.

Kworb
May 27th, 2010, 03:51 PM
:lick:

Young 8
May 27th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Former Roland Garros Winner



Lol

Chloé&TheRubySun
May 27th, 2010, 03:51 PM
OMG I can't believe she got bagelled!

She won this 2 years ago :eek:

Bronx19
May 27th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Good riddance, she cost me money.

Retire and have babies.

Ferg
May 27th, 2010, 03:51 PM
:spit:

This girl loves giving her ans false hope huh?

saul1333
May 27th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Alisa :worship:

John.
May 27th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Ana :help::o

Alisa:cheer:

toxina90
May 27th, 2010, 03:51 PM
I love the smiley on Alisa's cap :)

Drine
May 27th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Alisa :bounce:

Slampova
May 27th, 2010, 03:51 PM
*Shakes head in disgust*

:sobbing: Ana :hug:

DownTheLine21
May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Ivanovic actually had opportunities in nearly every game (BP/GPs or leads), but she was playing too poorly to capitalize on any of them. And the DFs killed her momentum is most of her service games. Just sub-par overall.

tenn_ace
May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
bwahahahaha total demolition from 0-2 down

Alisa :bigclap:

Zeus.
May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Oh god, I feel like crying :sobbing:

TheBoiledEgg
May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
brutal Alisa :bolt:

spriwi
May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Alisa won 11 of last 12 games, she was 0-2 down in the 1st :hearts:

fouc
May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Kleybanova-Shvedova instead of Ivanovic-Radwanska :o?

Great showing from Kleybs though

Dave.
May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
So proud of you Ana, 3 games!!! :inlove: :worship:



John Lloyd - "Kleybanova moves alot better than Davenport did"
Sam Smith - "Well I saw Lindsay going up the stairs and she's certainly alot quicker these days"

:sobbing:

young_gunner913
May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Alisa :worship:

Vanity Bonfire
May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Alisa played fantastically out there, but Ana is nothing more than a 50-100 player now. Some of those returns were just :help:

zhengjie_lina
May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
goodbye....

InsideOut.
May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Ana wasted so many chances...up 2-0 in the first set, and had break points in EVERY Kleybanova service game in the second set. Every one. And she didn't take a single of her 5 break points.

:sad:

Hashim.
May 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Alisa:hearts: Well done:D

gumoll
May 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
good luck vs Shvedova :bounce:

timafi
May 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
sorry Ana:hug:

Vaidisova Ruled
May 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Not THAT surprising. But didn't expect a bagel

Ana is not a fighter, that's why she is where she is now

Milito22
May 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
:hysteric:

tennisbum79
May 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
What a disappointment!
Kleyboova is not a bad player, but for Ana to lose like this where she won her only slam is just too sad

What can Ana do now?

She has all the shots, but does not seem to be able to string together decent play to be competitive

lilimi
May 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Alisa played really well, while ana had no serve, no backhand, no legs :lol: :bigcry:

Noctis
May 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Ana mentally hasnt been back,even in Rome I Felt it.

Royzenka
May 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
KLEYBANOVA! Holding true to her name, I love this big bitch

smokovec
May 27th, 2010, 03:54 PM
Nice result, including the bagel in the 2nd set. :drool:

Sergius
May 27th, 2010, 03:54 PM
:inlove:Alisa:bounce:
Ivanovic wasn't that bad, at least I was expecting an easier win for Alisa, but Ana's play at crucial times and her bp conversion are:help::tape:

DownTheLine21
May 27th, 2010, 03:54 PM
Ana wasted so many chances...up 2-0 in the first set, and had break points in EVERY Kleybanova service game in the second set. Every one. And she didn't take a single of her 5 break points.

:sad:

This was the most frustrating part. She was creating the opportunities, but couldn't capitalize on them.

ZODIAC
May 27th, 2010, 03:54 PM
this is a brutal beating and a bagel on top,jeez Kleba was on fire she never missed a shot...just like she played Kim in IW...

sammy01
May 27th, 2010, 03:54 PM
alisa was just too good, far too good for ivanovic.

Derek.
May 27th, 2010, 03:54 PM
Alisa was spot on. :yeah:

2moretogo
May 27th, 2010, 03:54 PM
Alisa:bounce: I thought that you were going to complicate matters, but you got stronger and stronger after a relatively slow start!!! :cheer2:

Ana was unseeded for a reason. ;)

Jienus
May 27th, 2010, 03:55 PM
:worship:

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/2623/statsgc.jpg

nevetssllim
May 27th, 2010, 03:55 PM
That was absolutely brutal! :worship:

Well done Alisa! :bounce: :banana: :woohoo: Amazing!

Vanity Bonfire
May 27th, 2010, 03:55 PM
What a disappointment.

What can Ana do now?

She has all the shots, but does not seem to be able to string together decent play to be competitive

No she doesn't. Her serve is a mess. Her service return is a mess, her backhand is a mess, her footwork is a mess.

FrOzon
May 27th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Kleybanova was strong in the middle of set 1 and then Ivanovic fell apart.

This means QF more or less for Alisa, doesn't it?

tennis-insomniac
May 27th, 2010, 03:56 PM
poor ana..learn and get strong okay? girl you have talent don't waste it

tenn_ace
May 27th, 2010, 03:56 PM
stupid thread title needs to be shoved into the ass of the OP

Reptilia
May 27th, 2010, 03:56 PM
She needs to enter small tournies at play scrubs for a while. Whats her schedule for the rest of the year?

Uranus
May 27th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Awful.

allrounder
May 27th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Well done Kleybs, awesome performance and result :drool::worship:

Ana :hug:

spiritedenergy
May 27th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Ana please retire, it's better for you and for your fans:o:tape:

Kworb
May 27th, 2010, 03:57 PM
stupid thread title needs to be shoved into the ass of the OP
:kiss:

damalulani
May 27th, 2010, 03:58 PM
If I were her, I would feel ashamed.

For letting herself falling from a Grand Slam champion to a GS (lucky) second-rounder.

For letting her fans down such big time.

36 06? Seriously? Again, IT'S A SHAME!

play2win_win4fun
May 27th, 2010, 03:59 PM
Ana has become a pain to watch :o
I wish she got bageled in every match she plays 'till she recovers her brain! :smash:

ys
May 27th, 2010, 03:59 PM
That seems to be Serbian thing. Once in a blue moon a former great Serbian player suddenly plays an awesome tournament, and everyone is like "Wow, finally a comeback for real".. But there is never a follow up. Dokic did that numerous times, like in Zurich, or at AO last year. Just to disappear for good again. Ana played really well in Rome, and now this .. against a player who steps on clay once an year..

babsi
May 27th, 2010, 03:59 PM
Now she needs to play every week and she should try and enter the 50K in Nottingham next week (if challengers are good enough for Agassi) and then Birmingham and then Rosmalen. She has had enough breaks and she needs to put in the work now to get wins.

dusan993
May 27th, 2010, 03:59 PM
No comment..Anaaaa :(

#1SteffiGraf#1
May 27th, 2010, 03:59 PM
Kleybanova was making some incredible shots. You could at about midway through 1st set, Ana had no chance. AK's shot making was amazing.

s_j
May 27th, 2010, 04:00 PM
The 2nd quarter is slowly turning into a joke...

We could have a Wickmayer/Kleybanova QF at this rate.

Huntress55
May 27th, 2010, 04:00 PM
Ana:o

ZODIAC
May 27th, 2010, 04:00 PM
She should take a page from pova who plays MM to gain confidence,she should swallow her pride and play smaller events or challengers.

goldenlox
May 27th, 2010, 04:01 PM
If Jelena and Aga lose, Alisa might have a nice run here

tdot.
May 27th, 2010, 04:01 PM
Ana :help:

Dave.
May 27th, 2010, 04:01 PM
alisa was just too good, far too good for ivanovic.

Sad to say, but you're spot on. Alisa was not only playing better but you could tell she was going to die out there before she lost. She was into every point, trying for every ball, stepping up on big points. Ana is nowhere near that kind of intensity, even though she is trying.

Vanity Bonfire
May 27th, 2010, 04:02 PM
The 2nd quarter is slowly turning into a joke...

We could have a Wickmayer/Kleybanova QF at this rate.

How is that a joke?

The fact that at the moment we are scheduled to have a Groth/Rodionova 3rd round and already have a Scheepers/Amanmuradova 3rd round match is a joke.

vwfan
May 27th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Oh, Ana. This is just terrible.:sad:

Hang in there.

Gdsimmons
May 27th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Saw this one coming a mile away. That section of the draw is just so bad

BlackPanther.
May 27th, 2010, 04:04 PM
:shrug:

claypova
May 27th, 2010, 04:04 PM
:eek:

too good alisa :worship:

tennisbum79
May 27th, 2010, 04:04 PM
That seems to be Serbian thing. Once in a blue moon a former great Serbian player suddenly plays an awesome tournament, and everyone is like "Wow, finally a comeback for real".. But there is never a follow up. Dokic did that numerous times, like in Zurich, or at AO last year. Just to disappear for good again. Ana played really well in Rome, and now this .. against a player who steps on clay once an year..
I don't agree with this generalization.

Dokic is not a typical Serbian, she is Australian of Serbian ancestry, like Seles is American of Serbian ancestry.

Ferg
May 27th, 2010, 04:05 PM
Why are people saying that draw is turning into a joke after this result?? :tape: As though Ana being there in the first place made it GOATy....

mure
May 27th, 2010, 04:05 PM
Ana didn't play bad,she played worse against the lego ninja in the first round.

We got to stop comparing her to her pre 2008 self.After the disastrous time spent with Sven Groenveld she's nothing but a slow,185 cm pusher.She just doesn't go for her shots anymore,she's a different player..her current ranking reflects her level.

Dave.
May 27th, 2010, 04:05 PM
The 2nd quarter is slowly turning into a joke...

We could have a Wickmayer/Kleybanova QF at this rate.

And how exactly would Ana being in that QF make it any less of a joke? People need to get over names and realise it's a new tournament each year. Wickmayer and Kleybanova there you have two players who are hungry as hell to win and coming up to their peak.


It probably would have been more of a "joke" if Ana made it through to the QF's with the year she's had coming in. And Ana's my favourite player.

dany.p
May 27th, 2010, 04:07 PM
I just knew watching her play in Rome that this was not the big comeback we've all been waiting for. Her play there was solid (which is good considering she has been anything but for virtually 2 years), but ultimately unspectacular. That was not the tennis which took her to Grandslam glory.

*Jean*
May 27th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Alisa :worship: Tremendous match! Barely no UEs, and such a solid serve today. Well done, girl! :inlove:

Chorophyll
May 27th, 2010, 04:08 PM
:spit: Radwanska is a non-factor on red clay. That was NEVER her quarter.

Dale4Saul2Red0
May 27th, 2010, 04:08 PM
One Slam Wonder!

KournikovaFan91
May 27th, 2010, 04:09 PM
:rolleyes: Ana

Polikarpov
May 27th, 2010, 04:11 PM
I'm just glad I wasn't able to watch Ana.

Julian.
May 27th, 2010, 04:13 PM
Brutal. :lol:

Chloé&TheRubySun
May 27th, 2010, 04:13 PM
One Slam Wonder!

I suppose at least she has a slam, more than what a lot of players can claim.

hurricanejeanne
May 27th, 2010, 04:13 PM
So proud of you Ana, 3 games!!! :inlove: :worship:



John Lloyd - "Kleybanova moves alot better than Davenport did"
Sam Smith - "Well I saw Lindsay going up the stairs and she's certainly alot quicker these days"
:sobbing:

Oh my god! :haha::sobbing:

I knew Alisa would win, but a bagel! :drool::cheer:

Ana really needs to step back and play some smaller tournaments this summer, it might be her only chance to get her rhythm back.

Polikarpov
May 27th, 2010, 04:14 PM
I hope the rain came sooner!

améliemomo
May 27th, 2010, 04:15 PM
congrats to kleybanova.She was the best player.

Ivanovic.Hum... No words.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 27th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Ana :shrug: Totally expected. Even a bagel. She's just not the player she was. I wasn't even convinced even her fluke run at Rome and I was right.:)
Solid Alisa.:)

BuTtErFrEnA
May 27th, 2010, 04:17 PM
at least you finished before the rain :cheer:



:weirdo: :crying2:

Blu€
May 27th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Alisa :worship: nice demolition!

Sabinator.
May 27th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Well done Alisa! :kiss: :bounce: :hug: :banana: :cheer: Good luch probably vs Shvedova :worship:

Richie's
May 27th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Thank you Alisa! Thank you so much!!
Ana is Alisa's bitch now!

GrandMartha
May 27th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Alisa :cheer::worship: Keep winning :smooch:
Ana :awww::hug:

jimbo mack
May 27th, 2010, 04:18 PM
bad scoreline but ana's year hasn't been as terrible as everyone makes out to be, however i agree she needs to play some MM and weak big tournaments like new haven etc. good result for kleybanova though

Jienus
May 27th, 2010, 04:18 PM
Why are people saying that draw is turning into a joke after this result?? :tape: As though Ana being there in the first place made it GOATy....

Indeed.

Ana winning this match would have been a joke. She's awful.

kman
May 27th, 2010, 04:18 PM
OMG I can't believe she got bagelled!

She won this 2 years ago :eek:

That was a different Ana.

And in a parallel universe.

Just Do It
May 27th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Ana :help:

Alisa with her old tricks again :sweatyhair:

HenryMag.
May 27th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Expected winner, I dont get why so many people voted Ana to win, but I must admit a bagel wasn't expected

Foot's Fingers
May 27th, 2010, 04:22 PM
Total domination!!!!!

VishaalMaria
May 27th, 2010, 04:23 PM
Low percentage serving, 8 DF's, 17 UE's, only one break point converted.....tells the story really.

Beat
May 27th, 2010, 04:24 PM
eeeeeeeasy ... :hatoff:

treufreund
May 27th, 2010, 04:26 PM
I must admit that I really did not pay attention to Ana's draw at all because, to me, she is not a factor at all right now. If I had known that she was going to face Alisa then I would have definitely felt that Alisa was the favorite. Alisa stepped it up against Clijsters and also has this tendency to play top players very tough. I haven't been really ever convinced that Ana has improved her game much EXCEPT cutting out the bad service toss. She doesn't look so energetic in her matches IMHO. Best of luck to her in the future! Hope that this will stop the WTA having pages about her "golden moments" and so forth. That was bizarre and very transparent hyping. Sort of like ESPN earlier this year including Maria Sharapova as a "comeback kid" when talking about Kim and Justine. :rolleyes:

AcesHigh
May 27th, 2010, 04:26 PM
:haha:

Maybe the Ana hype will go away. RG contender... yea right :tape:

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 27th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Not that I expected Ana to win but seriously, only 3 games? :help:

ZODIAC
May 27th, 2010, 04:27 PM
I bet you that Ana is bawling right now,this has become too much for her I think.She loses focus when she tries to argue with umpire,its not the ref s fault that you are slumping for over two years Ana.
there used to be semipova now there is the queen of second rounds Secondavic

darkangel23
May 27th, 2010, 04:27 PM
Ana :tape:

Sharpie4me
May 27th, 2010, 04:30 PM
:woohoo::drool:
Ana_is_lost :hearts:
thanks Alisa for bitchslapping her :worship:
Special credit to Ana and Aga for being so friendly in this situation, because they will be (very probably) direct opponents already in next round!

thanks for jinxing :dance:

envisiond2010
May 27th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Ana, Ana :(

danieln1
May 27th, 2010, 04:40 PM
:vomit: x 100000000000000000000000000

heavensider
May 27th, 2010, 04:42 PM
poor Ana^^^^^

Effy
May 27th, 2010, 04:42 PM
mmmm...Alisa :yeah: :lick:

AnDrEi.b
May 27th, 2010, 04:43 PM
Oh, Ana ... :(

narutos
May 27th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Worst former RG champion ever.

rnwerner
May 27th, 2010, 04:46 PM
That was great. Really convincing performance from Kleybanova.

There are no excuses for Ivanovic, she is in physical topform and on her best surface and i really don't know why she should play smaller tournaments to improve her game...

2moretogo
May 27th, 2010, 04:48 PM
From Ana's presser re: the JJ fist pumping imitation: "Sport doesn't build character, it shows it." :help:

SELVEN
May 27th, 2010, 04:49 PM
rubbish

Arnian
May 27th, 2010, 04:52 PM
This is depressing, poor Ana :(

debby
May 27th, 2010, 04:54 PM
What happened ? I didn't watch the match. Wow.

Congrats Alisa.

goldenlox
May 27th, 2010, 04:54 PM
From Ana's presser re: the JJ fist pumping imitation: "Sport doesn't build character, it shows it." :help:Huh?

tennisbum79
May 27th, 2010, 04:56 PM
What happened ? I didn't watch the match. Wow.

Congrats Alisa.
Ana won the first 2 games of the first set, then went away after that.

Roookie
May 27th, 2010, 04:58 PM
I can't believe she's actually getting even worse. Ana :hug: R.I.P.

BlackPanther.
May 27th, 2010, 04:59 PM
Worst former RG champion ever.

:o:rolleyes:

tenn_ace
May 27th, 2010, 05:07 PM
Ana won the first 2 games of the first set, then went away after that.

Or maybe Alisa hasn't warmed up yet in the first two games?

LudwigDvorak
May 27th, 2010, 05:08 PM
I don't think this result is that obvious. I am always nervous of when Ana will make a comeback and score a decent win or two. Rome wasn't indicative, but you can't deny a champion.

She had a fighting chance in this match. I'm actually disappointed she lost, because now Alisa's road to the QF or SF looks realistic, and I like her even less than Ivanovic.

Hugh.
May 27th, 2010, 05:13 PM
Uh, that was terrible from Ana. Too many errors and she couldn't hit a second serve to save her life. :sobbing:

Kleybanova, on the other hand, was on fire...she could do well here.

Sharpie4me
May 27th, 2010, 05:15 PM
I don't think this result is that obvious. I am always nervous of when Ana will make a comeback and score a decent win or two. Rome wasn't indicative, but you can't deny a champion.

She had a fighting chance in this match. I'm actually disappointed she lost, because now Alisa's road to the QF or SF looks realistic, and I like her even less than Ivanovic.

or that win was just a pure fluke and she isnt a champion at all?

volta
May 27th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Alisa :hearts: easily becoming one of my fav players.

Ana :hug: no words really , it just keeps getting worse for her

terceira
May 27th, 2010, 05:25 PM
good job Alisa :yeah:
ana ... really disappointed :hug:

Juju Nostalgique
May 27th, 2010, 05:25 PM
LOLiLOL :haha:

Joe.
May 27th, 2010, 05:32 PM
I know Ana won RG in '07, but IMO her game doesn't suit clay at all. :unsure:

hankqq
May 27th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Ana http://i46.tinypic.com/2zstn2h.jpg http://i50.tinypic.com/2wegw1f.jpg it's not bad that she lost to Kleybanova, but losing with this score is pathetic. In Rome when she won those matches, she barely double faulted and cut down drastically on her errors. Even when she lost to MJMS, she didn't play that badly. Then in Madrid she suddenly couldn't serve again, and that carried through to RG as well. I'm just glad her next event will actually be a smaller one for a change ('s-Hertogenbosch). Hopefully she can get some more matches in there...:unsure:

anyway, it would be nice to see Alisa go deep in the draw. She's such a talented player and it's time for her to make a move.

The Daviator
May 27th, 2010, 05:36 PM
The game that Ana possessed in '07/early '08 is gone, and I'm not sure if she can get it back, the mental side is obvious, but technical things too, her FH will never be what it was in 2007, and it makes her just a really average player, sadly :(

cellophane
May 27th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Alisa :yeah:

homogenius
May 27th, 2010, 05:46 PM
Best result ever.
Alisa :bowdown:

jonny84
May 27th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Sad for Ana. Three years ago she was the finalist, then the year later, the winner. Now languishing....... :-(

Dandy_Warhol
May 27th, 2010, 06:07 PM
the second set....
http://i41.tinypic.com/11i1lad.jpg

Ana :hug:

WhoAmI?
May 27th, 2010, 06:10 PM
:speakles: former RG champ getting bagelled here.. That's a bit sad, to be honest.

AusRGWimbyUS
May 27th, 2010, 06:15 PM
The confidence is gone

V-MAC
May 27th, 2010, 06:24 PM
:o

IceSkaTennisFan
May 27th, 2010, 06:51 PM
How did I forget about Alisa in this draw... Alisa for the QF.

ce
May 27th, 2010, 06:52 PM
:yeah:

Nikkiri
May 27th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Sadly this result is no surprise. Eh.

rickxx
May 27th, 2010, 06:54 PM
Ana:hug:

disco_rage
May 27th, 2010, 06:55 PM
Well done Alisa.... oh dear Ana back to the drawing board.

Jodie
May 27th, 2010, 07:05 PM
Alisa :D :yeah:

lestat111
May 27th, 2010, 07:15 PM
alisa :) ivanovic wasnt really into match, she was busy about commenting on jankovic s "sports character" :rolleyes:

UncleZeke
May 27th, 2010, 07:35 PM
getting bagelled out of Roland Garros showed me she has no pride or heart at the moment.

fouc
May 27th, 2010, 07:39 PM
They were both very respectful towards each other during the interviews :worship:

antonella
May 27th, 2010, 07:42 PM
Just goes to show.... losing doesn't build character.

gmak
May 27th, 2010, 07:50 PM
Alisa :yeah: :woohoo:
never in doubt really ;)

Ana fans :hug:

Orbis
May 27th, 2010, 08:03 PM
Ana really needs her old playing style back, the one where she was always dictating against most players and not being forced side to side by people she can outhit. This just isn't going to cut it against anyone having a good day. Keep trying Ana, things will eventually improve. They can't get much worse anyway :lol: Congrats to Kleybanova, I admire her sheer determination to win every point. That's something you don't see in too many players.

croat123
May 27th, 2010, 08:20 PM
maybe she should consider playing something lower than gs/premier tournaments
sharapova played last week and it really helped her

VIKA?
May 27th, 2010, 09:00 PM
What a crap:o

AnnaK_4ever
May 27th, 2010, 09:06 PM
A bagel is surprising but the outcome was never in doubt.

Rod the Bama
May 27th, 2010, 09:20 PM
I don`t know what to say other than this was a very dismal performance from Ana. :sad: It`s hard to believe that she has gone from being the Queen of Roland Garros to being routed in the second round in such a short time. :sad: I also hope that she will play in MM tournament to rediscover her game.

justine schnyder
May 27th, 2010, 09:23 PM
wow.

JadeFox
May 27th, 2010, 09:28 PM
maybe she should consider playing something lower than gs/premier tournaments
sharapova played last week and it really helped her

I don't know why she isn't considering it. She's only playing ONE more International Tournament this year right before Wimbledon. The Roadmap rules don't apply to her anymore and she desperately needs some wins for a confidence boost.

Maybe it's someone in her camp that's telling her not to play the small tournaments. If that's the case their ass needs to be fired like NOW! :help:

goldenlox
May 27th, 2010, 09:41 PM
akleybanova (http://twitter.com/akleybanova)

Rain, rain, rain...but I enjoyed it today ! Got some extra sleep before the match and it worked ;)

Libertango
May 27th, 2010, 10:02 PM
Just watched it; Ana didn't play so badly, it was Alisa who was FAB! Ivanovic is clearly low on confidence, and her striking looked a level below Kleybanova's (in power, placement, depth, consistency) but I don't think this was about her just being awful. Her physical game is actually OK; it's that head needs working on.

Chakvenus
May 27th, 2010, 10:06 PM
oh Ana....when will it all end????

*JR*
May 27th, 2010, 10:15 PM
If the Serbian Suissie would drop her SOB manager Dan Holzmann, she might get her career back on track. And Heinz Guenthardt is ovarated as a coach, based on his work with Steffi (who was already one of the best ever, B4 she ever hired him). :shrug:

Nice win, Big Blue Eyes. :sad: :sad:

Wannabeknowitall
May 27th, 2010, 10:29 PM
BIG BITCH KLEYBANOVA DOES IT AGAIN!!! :lol:
I really think Alisa has a great chance to make it to the semis.
I hope I'm right.

cn ireland
May 27th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Ana:sobbing:!

Loungy
May 27th, 2010, 11:04 PM
She needs to enter small tournies at play scrubs for a while. Whats her schedule for the rest of the year?

Light. Only 8 tournaments from now until the end of the year. Two Internationals, everything else is Premier/Slam.

http://www.anaivanovic.com/tournaments

Rafito.
May 27th, 2010, 11:36 PM
What the hell happend :sobbing:

That quarter of the draw :tape:

Martian KC
May 27th, 2010, 11:38 PM
Bye squeaky!

Corswandt
May 27th, 2010, 11:46 PM
Loved the crowd's reaction at the end. The most pathetically tepid applause I have ever seen. :tape: Really, this is getting beyond ridiculous. Nobody has to love Kleybanova - actually, I can understand that few ever will - but is to much to ask spectators to show some respect for her and not just sit there, looking gloomy and with their arms folded?

Up until very recently, I always overrated (often massively) the threat GOAT Ivanovic posed at every tournament. But not even I thought she'd do anything at RG this year.

A half dozen or so of huge FHs and nothing else. Just junk. Time and again over the last couple of seasons I have nearly shouted at the screen while watching GOAT Ivanovic matches: "Will someone PLEASE crush that junk?". Kleybanova is among the few who does so with consistent success, her firepower being key.

Still, unless her serve deteriorates further, GOAT Ivanovic will probably do somewhat better on grass than everyone expects her to, but for GOAT Ivanovic right now surpassing expectations probably means winning a match.

2moretogo
May 28th, 2010, 12:00 AM
maybe she should consider playing something lower than gs/premier tournaments
sharapova played last week and it really helped her

While you have a point, I hardly would compare Maria's draw at RG with Ana's.

Maria's 1st round was against a player playing her 1st RG draw, and her 2nd round against someone playing her 2nd RG draw, both who are ranked considerably lower than Maria.

Ana was the underdog in this match. For what ever it is worth Alisa is actually seeded. Ana is/was not.

I think Ana, Ana's coaches, and Ana's fans, and especially the media need to realize that.

Scoreline is troubling though. I was shocked at the bagel.

Carotastrophe
May 28th, 2010, 12:06 AM
Ohh.. no... Alisa... give her a game.

Loungy
May 28th, 2010, 01:10 AM
Loved the crowd's reaction at the end. The most pathetically tepid applause I have ever seen. :tape: Really, this is getting beyond ridiculous. Nobody has to love Kleybanova - actually, I can understand that few ever will - but is to much to ask spectators to show some respect for her and not just sit there, looking gloomy and with their arms folded?

I was willing to grant that the circumstance (a trashing) made the reactions subdued and awkward. But after Fognini v. Monfils today, I'm not feeling as generous. Past behavior gives me no reason to, either.

Awful, awful crowd.

Steffica Greles
May 28th, 2010, 01:30 AM
I've never seen such a waddle-pova as that thing that beat Ivanovic.

What on earth is she grazing on? Surely not just grass.

Belmont Lad
May 28th, 2010, 02:21 AM
Nice to see Alisa "The Tank" Kleybanova back in business and crushing tennis balls with head jerking abandon! :)

BlackPanther.
May 28th, 2010, 02:28 AM
Just watched it; Ana didn't play so badly, it was Alisa who was FAB! Ivanovic is clearly low on confidence, and her striking looked a level below Kleybanova's (in power, placement, depth, consistency) but I don't think this was about her just being awful. Her physical game is actually OK; it's that head needs working on.

Exactly my thoughts! :worship: :p

danieln1
May 28th, 2010, 02:59 AM
And in the interview she´s just as positive as winning this tournament is ridiculous!!!!

She will never accept that she´s back in the slump, she should definetely play some lower tournaments to get her confidence up, Roma was just a illusion

Randy H
May 28th, 2010, 03:09 AM
I watched highlights of the first match I remember seeing Ivanovic play, against Venus in Zurich as a 16(?) year old. It's really a shame to see that the girl playing back then, played so much more impressively than the woman out there right now.

Anyway, congrats to Alisa :D There was little doubt in my mind that she would win this match, but I did expect tougher resistance than what she had. Hopefully she can keep it going :)

Steadyniacki
May 28th, 2010, 03:16 AM
YESS Alisa a great win!
Good luck and EXCELLENT chance to make the quarters :bowdown:

ZODIAC
May 28th, 2010, 03:30 AM
Alisa was on fire today!Ana will never be dominant ever the younger pushers and big hitters own her and the list is getting longer and longer.
I think when she was winning she didnt have media attention and next to none endorsement,once she got the money she lost interest...she has gone soft and the money has gone to her head there is no reason to work hard when Adidas just gave her a life time deal.
She doesnt care thats all..

thegreendestiny
May 28th, 2010, 05:23 AM
:speakles:

:woohoo:

J'aime Kleybanova :hearts:

osseous
May 28th, 2010, 07:28 AM
Alisa. :yeah:

supergrunt
May 28th, 2010, 07:35 AM
Nice to see Alisa "The Tank" Kleybanova back in business and crushing tennis balls with head jerking abandon! :)

:lol:

Marionated
May 28th, 2010, 09:01 AM
Alisa's defence is stunning at times :yeah:
Hope she makes the semis.

rucolo
May 28th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Wow Alisa!:speakles::D

Ana :shrug:

If Alisa has a brain she should easily reach the QF!:p

Kutuzova
May 28th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Kleybanova outhit, outran, and outclassed ivanovic in this one...a complete lesson was taught here and a great opportunity for alisa!! keep it up!