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thegreendestiny
Mar 30th, 2011, 08:21 AM
I just heard that Ana withdrew from her doubles match because she blew 87576534216576542 matchpoints in her singles match. I'm sure it's a tough loss for her but using it as an excuse not to play a scheduled doubles match is a poor pathetic excuse.

I mean, what about Petkovic who might want to play and go on to win the doubles title? Isn't it unfair that her partner ran away because she didn't have to balls to move on. What about people who paid to watch the event? Should WTA punish this kind of behavior?

Reptilia
Mar 30th, 2011, 08:28 AM
Happens all the time? :shrug:

Talula
Mar 30th, 2011, 08:42 AM
Happens all the time? :shrug:

Yes it does, but that doesn't make it right! I love doubles and get annoyed that it is now treated the way it is by players. Long gone are the days of Martina and McEnroe. Hingis also loved doubles and brought so much to them. She actually preferred doubles to singles believing she was a better doubles player. The best matches I have often seen when going to tournaments have been doubles as you see such a variety of shots and there is often great sportsmanship.

This isn't an Ana malaise, it's across the board. I think the players are silly as doubles enhances a player's game and they can enhance their bank balance too. There is more in it for them than they may think!

Mashabator
Mar 30th, 2011, 08:51 AM
:o Ana, she shouldve played! but she must be really dissappointed :awww:

Sergius
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:12 AM
I just heard that Ana withdrew from her doubles match because she blew 87576534216576542 matchpoints in her singles match. I'm sure it's a tough loss for her but using it as an excuse not to play a scheduled doubles match is a poor pathetic excuse.

I mean, what about Petkovic who might want to play and go on to win the doubles title? Isn't it unfair that her partner ran away because she didn't have to balls to move on. What about people who paid to watch the event? Should WTA punish this kind of behavior?

I'm sure that's a mutual decision. Petko had a tough match as well and she reached the semis, so she probably would like to concentrate on upcoming single match

shoparound
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:20 AM
I remember in the 08 Australian Open when Ana didn't even shake the umpire's hand... She's had her moments lol

Polikarpov
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:22 AM
How sure are you that that's reason? Like Serezha said, it could've been a mutual decision since Petkovic had a long, tiring match too. And with the abysmal weather in Miami, it was probably the right the decision for Petkovic as well. If it continues to rain for the next few days, she could be playing two matches in one day.

thegreendestiny
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:27 AM
How sure are you that that's reason? Like Serezha said, it could've been a mutual decision since Petkovic had a long, tiring match too. And with the abysmal weather in Miami, it was probably the right the decision for Petkovic as well. If it continues to rain for the next few days, she could be playing two matches in one day.

Having long and tiring singles matches, even as a mutual decision does not give a doubles pair an excuse not to play. :mad: What part of that is not clear?

Serena had to endure long matches, both singles and doubles in Melbourne last year and yet played, and won them. The point is, these are scheduled events, with tickets and probably TV coverage and people paying to see them. :o

nevetssllim
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:29 AM
Yes it does, but that doesn't make it right! I love doubles and get annoyed that it is now treated the way it is by players. Long gone are the days of Martina and McEnroe. Hingis also loved doubles and brought so much to them. She actually preferred doubles to singles believing she was a better doubles player. The best matches I have often seen when going to tournaments have been doubles as you see such a variety of shots and there is often great sportsmanship.

This isn't an Ana malaise, it's across the board. I think the players are silly as doubles enhances a player's game and they can enhance their bank balance too. There is more in it for them than they may think!

Completely agree. It does annoy me, especially in high-tariff events like Miami because I'm sure there are a few teams who missed the cut-off for the doubles draw and travelled all the way to Miami to find out they didn't even make the cut. It must be pretty annoying when a team can't be bothered to finish off the commitment they made.

Kworb
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:44 AM
Is it confirmed that Ivanovic is the one who pulled out and not Petkovic?

InsideOut.
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:59 AM
Is it confirmed that Ivanovic is the one who pulled out and not Petkovic?

Kworb going through a logical reasoning process :eek:

Cherry.
Mar 30th, 2011, 10:06 AM
should be a mutual decision~
guess Petko wouldn't want to spend too much energy on doubles either. would rather focusing on her singles semi~

Juju Nostalgique
Mar 30th, 2011, 10:12 AM
Don't complain! :tape:

Lord Choc Ice
Mar 30th, 2011, 10:12 AM
Talk about kicking her when she's down. :lol:

jrm
Mar 30th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Understandable move but still unprofessional

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2011, 02:13 PM
I saw Vera play Wimbledon doubles final after losing her 1st slam final.
When a player is not mentally prepared, its not fair to their partner.
So if Ana was still very upset at the loss, she wouldnt win her doubles match anyway.

The challenge for Ana is to regroup and not let this 3rd set, hurt her clay season

Temperenka
Mar 30th, 2011, 02:22 PM
It could have been Andrea that withdrew after realizing that she could potentially win the singles title :shrug:

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2011, 02:26 PM
Noleksa (http://twitter.com/Noleksa)

@FortyDeuceTwits (http://twitter.com/FortyDeuceTwits) And Andrea's coach has just replied to a fan that 'Ana is inconsolable and wants to get out of Miami'.

azdaja
Mar 30th, 2011, 02:27 PM
It could have been Andrea that withdrew after realizing that she could potentially win the singles title :shrug:
of course, but some people love kicking players while they're down and andrea is doing well, so it would be pointless to make a thread titled "andrea's unprofessional conduct..."

Mary Cherry.
Mar 30th, 2011, 02:41 PM
She's not the first to do this sort of thing and won't be the last :shrug:

Hian
Mar 30th, 2011, 02:45 PM
If that's true, which is the problem? I've had a similiar situation to Ana's one (I was 5*-0 40-0 :spit:), I seriously didn't want to play tennis for a week.

Cp6uja
Mar 30th, 2011, 03:25 PM
If Miami organizers use logic and common sense and put Ivanovic-Clijsters monday's postponed match as opening yesterday, and Petkovic-Jankovic QF before all ATP R4 matches (which means before Rain delay pause) they will probably play yesterday late afternoon doubles even after both previously played tight 3-setters. But after everything which happen yesterday with dumb schedule and late changes Ana don't have any reasons to play under this circumstances that doubles match, and her decision is actually in Petkovic favor.

Navratil
Mar 30th, 2011, 04:06 PM
Nothing unusual and Petkovic might be glad about that ;)

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 30th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Is it confirmed that Ivanovic is the one who pulled out and not Petkovic?

Am I seeing things? Kworb giving Ana the benefit of the doubt? :eek: :unsure:

Yellow Moon
Mar 30th, 2011, 04:26 PM
If I were Andy Petko, I wouldn't team up with Ivanobitch ever again :p.!

danieln1
Mar 30th, 2011, 04:29 PM
If I were Andy Petko, I wouldn't team up with Ivanobitch ever again :p.!

They´re friends and they had so much fun on court, impossible for them not to play together...

Ana said that both she and Andrea were exhausted from their matches, that they didn´t have anything in the tank for the doubles

Yellow Moon
Mar 30th, 2011, 04:32 PM
well that's different then, if it's mutual agreement (and the source is accurrate ;)

Just Do It
Mar 30th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Ana withdrew, I kinda understand it but still I think I would play o matter what.

n1_and_uh_noone
Mar 30th, 2011, 04:55 PM
Not looking to bash Ana per se, but it is terrible how doubles is perceived in the game. Top players enter the draw on a whim, thinking the extra days affords them more time and extra match practice, and then withdraw as and when they see fit. The schedule is not a secret anyway, and even IW showed it often happened that singles players had to play a singles match and follow it up with a doubles match, especially towards the end of the tournament.

It is one thing to withdraw with an injury or injury concern if you are still in the singles, as then you want to minimize the risk of anything flaring up. But this is just plain bad.

Kworb
Mar 30th, 2011, 05:56 PM
Am I seeing things? Kworb giving Ana the benefit of the doubt? :eek: :unsure:

I just wanted to be sure before I dragged her into the ground, so I wouldn't look like an idiot later. :angel:

CWTennis
Mar 30th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Ana became little whiney bitch!

Mrs. Peel
Mar 30th, 2011, 06:09 PM
Geez, rough crowd up in here! Give the girl a break. She embarrassed herself on a big stage and I am sure she feels like she let herself down. She was soooo close and blew it. Put yourself in her shoes. I don't blame her for pulling out. She most likely wants to run away and hide under a rock. She wouldn't have been much good after losing a match in that fashion.

As someone said, she is not the first not the last person to do such a thing. I am sure Petkovic isn't as upset as some of you are. Petkovic probably appreciates the break. She has a BIG match tomorrow.

Ana :hug:

*Nefertiti*
Mar 30th, 2011, 06:24 PM
She could be very devastated that she couldn't play. She was up 5-1 with 3 match points! That must hurt!
It was unprofessional and actually playing could have put her in another mood than disappointment but there was an excuse and we don't know how devastated she was.

nevetssllim
Mar 30th, 2011, 06:27 PM
Not looking to bash Ana per se, but it is terrible how doubles is perceived in the game. Top players enter the draw on a whim, thinking the extra days affords them more time and extra match practice, and then withdraw as and when they see fit. The schedule is not a secret anyway, and even IW showed it often happened that singles players had to play a singles match and follow it up with a doubles match, especially towards the end of the tournament.

It is one thing to withdraw with an injury or injury concern if you are still in the singles, as then you want to minimize the risk of anything flaring up. But this is just plain bad.

Completely agree.

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 30th, 2011, 06:35 PM
Geez, rough crowd up in here! Give the girl a break. She embarrassed herself on a big stage and I am sure she feels like she let herself down. She was soooo close and blew it. Put yourself in her shoes. I don't blame her for pulling out. She most likely wants to run away and hide under a rock. She wouldn't have been much good after losing a match in that fashion.

As someone said, she is not the first not the last person to do such a thing. I am sure Petkovic isn't as upset as some of you are. Petkovic probably appreciates the break. She has a BIG match tomorrow.

Ana :hug:

this

Stevecw
Mar 30th, 2011, 06:36 PM
So many idiots here just loving a chance to say anything bad about her. :rolleyes:

She has struggled with injuries and now has also pulled out of Marbella cos of this
http://www.anaivanovic.com/news/marbella-withdrawal

BlueTrees
Mar 30th, 2011, 06:38 PM
So many idiots here just loving a chance to say anything bad about her. :rolleyes:

She has struggled with injuries and now has also pulled out of Marbella cos of this
http://www.anaivanovic.com/news/marbella-withdrawal

She can't have been that injured otherwise she wouldn't have entered doubles in the first place. :shrug:

DefyingGravity
Mar 30th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Do you want to have another Zvonareva/Vesnina looking doubles match, with Ana shutting down all communication because she was embarrassed in a big match ? Remember that terrible doubles effort Vera put in, crying openly and shutting out Elena?

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 30th, 2011, 07:26 PM
Its really disappointing for Petkovic :sobbing:. If a doubles team is gathered up they should stick to one another till the end, no matter what results they have in singles.

Thats why I love the Williams sisters when they play doubles. Serena got the "foot fault incident" and lost her singles match at the USO in 2009 but she still backed Venus up and they won the tittle in doubles :yeah:

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 30th, 2011, 07:32 PM
How sad and pathetic.

Get a grip, Ivanovic.

MB.
Mar 30th, 2011, 07:48 PM
Andrea gets more rest for her singles, which is good. Ana was pissed and in no mood to play--her decision. What can you do?

Wish we could have seen more of them, though--they were a great team.

Whitehead's Boy
Mar 30th, 2011, 08:37 PM
There is such a gap of importance and price money between singles and doubles, why would we expect players to care? It's nothing more than exhibition matches and practice sessions. The only players who truly care are alleged double "specialists" like Stubbs, but no one cares or would pay to see them.

To be frank, only a nerd on a tennis forum would notice or care.

nelsondan
Mar 30th, 2011, 08:55 PM
I heard Maria volunteered to take Ana's place, so she could test her ankle, but......my source is a suspicious one.

nevetssllim
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:09 PM
So many idiots here just loving a chance to say anything bad about her. :rolleyes:


In all fairness I remember you were just as critical when Azarenka pulled out of the doubles tournament in Sydney.

I'm not being critical solely towards Ivanovic - I just don't like this attitude where doubles becomes a hunting ground for singles players who don't really have much intention of fulfilling their commitments.

King Halep
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:29 PM
If that's true, which is the problem? I've had a similiar situation to Ana's one (I was 5*-0 40-0 :spit:), I seriously didn't want to play tennis for a week.

:weirdo: :rolls:

Talula
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:34 PM
There is such a gap of importance and price money between singles and doubles, why would we expect players to care? It's nothing more than exhibition matches and practice sessions. The only players who truly care are alleged double "specialists" like Stubbs, but no one cares or would pay to see them.

To be frank, only a nerd on a tennis forum would notice or care.

Tell that to Navratilova, Hingis and other great players - both singles and doubles, and the many tennis fans who DO pay to see doubles.

Talula
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:36 PM
Do you want to have another Zvonareva/Vesnina looking doubles match, with Ana shutting down all communication because she was embarrassed in a big match ? Remember that terrible doubles effort Vera put in, crying openly and shutting out Elena?

If true then Vera was pathetic. It was a tennis match, not life or death. I recall Venus having to play a Wimbly doubles match right after losing to Serena and there was none of that self pity.

BlameSerena
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Eh, doesn't bother me. I prefer her not to play than to play and tank. Andrea could use the rest.

Ferg
Mar 30th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Bepa wasnt shutting Elena out in that final. She was still talking to her.

thrust
Mar 30th, 2011, 10:23 PM
I'm sure that's a mutual decision. Petko had a tough match as well and she reached the semis, so she probably would like to concentrate on upcoming single match

Good point. No doubt Ana was devestated after her terrible loss, and I would not blame her from withdrawing from doubles right after that match. Petrovic could use the time off too, so I am sure she was not upset with Ana's decision not to play.

thrust
Mar 30th, 2011, 10:30 PM
Ana became little whiney bitch!

Sounds like YOU! Nice of you, kicking someone when they are down.

ChriS.
Mar 30th, 2011, 10:32 PM
This decision was perfect for Petkovic and I am sure she was happy not to play.

currie84
Mar 30th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Shame on her.She deprived tennis fans worldwide of a classic match for the ages.

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 30th, 2011, 10:45 PM
Sounds like YOU! Nice of you, kicking someone when they are down.
Kicking?

What's left to kick after that hilarious chokejob to Clijsters?

danieln1
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:00 PM
Hmmm...

She even said she lost to the "best player in the world regardless of ranking"... maybe she´s becoming kind of a bitch! :devil:

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:08 PM
She is clearly speaking out of her ass.

Wozniacki is the world #1 and has won the last 5 tier 1s and other tournaments and has reached the semis in the last 2 slams...and is at #1 in the race so far.

Clijsters is not #1 and has none of these. She has 2 slams, but that's about it...

Wozniacki is currently the best player in the world.
Ivanovic didn't lose to Wozniacki.

new-york
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:12 PM
She is clearly speaking out of her ass.

Wozniacki is the world #1 and has won the last 5 tier 1s and other tournaments and has reached the semis in the last 2 slams...and is at #1 in the race so far.

Clijsters is not #1 and has none of these. She has 2 slams, but that's about it...

Wozniacki is currently the best player in the world.
Ivanovic didn't lose to Wozniacki.

I do believe that there is not a single WTA player that would take these Tier 1s and the number 1 spot over two slams. Not even adding the YEC.

Sally Todd
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:15 PM
I do believe that there is not a single WTA player that would take these Tier 1s and the number 1 spot over two slams. Not even adding the YEC.

Truth. But good luck getting Word Life to understand that.

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:16 PM
I do believe that there is not a single WTA player that would take these Tier 1s and the number 1 spot over two slams. Not even adding the YEC.
2 slams = 4000 points.
5 tier 1s = more points.

5 tier 1s also have more added up prize money than 2 slams...why wouldn't anyone prefer that?
It's better overall for the ranking and the wallet...
Also, 5 tier 1s = 5 titles.
2 slams = 2 titles.
You have 3 more titles with the tier 1s...

Sure, slams are slams....but, 5 titles, tier 1s...more prize money and points!

That said, it won't be long now before it'll be Wozniacki with the slams and the tier 1s too, so sooner or later, you will all have to agree that she is the best player in the world :yeah:

Petkorazzi
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:20 PM
I understand her in a way. I've had my chokes over the years, and I did not want to play tennis for days to come. But, then again, this is professioal tennis, and at the "5th Grand Slam' too, so I think she should have played.

atominside
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:21 PM
She is clearly speaking out of her ass.

Wozniacki is the world #1 and has won the last 5 tier 1s and other tournaments and has reached the semis in the last 2 slams...and is at #1 in the race so far.

Clijsters is not #1 and has none of these. She has 2 slams, but that's about it...

Wozniacki is currently the best player in the world.
Ivanovic didn't lose to Wozniacki.

Kim has 4 grand slams.

Sharapovian
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:22 PM
Geez, rough crowd up in here! Give the girl a break. She embarrassed herself on a big stage and I am sure she feels like she let herself down. She was soooo close and blew it. Put yourself in her shoes. I don't blame her for pulling out. She most likely wants to run away and hide under a rock. She wouldn't have been much good after losing a match in that fashion.

As someone said, she is not the first not the last person to do such a thing. I am sure Petkovic isn't as upset as some of you are. Petkovic probably appreciates the break. She has a BIG match tomorrow.

Ana :hug:

This. Plus it must have been a joint decision anyway, and as you say I'm sure Petko wouldn't have minded getting some extra rest.

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Kim has 4 grand slams.
She has 2 grand slams in the current rankings.
I'm not talking about careers, I'm talking about right now.

Burisleif
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Hmmm...

She even said she lost to the "best player in the world regardless of ranking"... maybe she´s becoming kind of a bitch! :devil:

What ever makes her feel better. She certainly never got close to a match point against the 'actual' number one when they last played.

currie84
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:26 PM
oversensitive Caro fan detected

King Halep
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:28 PM
^ :haha:

Burisleif
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:28 PM
oversensitive Caro fan detected

Self centred insecure player detected... She made the comment not me... :shrug:

atominside
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:36 PM
She has 2 grand slams in the current rankings.
I'm not talking about careers, I'm talking about right now.

so what you've accomplished doesnt count? Everyone knows Kim >>>>Caro really, its just is. Plain and simple. End of discussion.

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:53 PM
so what you've accomplished doesnt count? Everyone knows Kim >>>>Caro really, its just is. Plain and simple. End of discussion.
Then why isn't Clijsters #1 and winning so many tournaments?

Caroline is the world's best player atm, winning so much and playing so much.
Her stamina, consistency and her ability to play long matches without getting too tired is amazing.
She has only now gotten tired after a run of 3 finals and the Aussie Open semi-finals before that.
4 straight tournament where she reached the semis, the last 3 she reached the final, 2 of those she won, and only just now she is tired.
Phenomenal.

schorsch
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:56 PM
And I thought you were annoying as a Murray fan...Murray doesn't deserve an annoying fan like you, but Wozniacki sure does :D

brickhousesupporter
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:56 PM
Y'all will find anything to criticize a player for........:shake head:

Word life.......you, Kman, goldenlox, and Burisleif need to go somewhere else with this circle jerk you guys insist on sharing with us. Ain't nobody here for all that.

Potato
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:58 PM
I came into this thread expecting to read something about how Ana probably cannot even leave her house and instead I get this lively creative Caroline vs Kim discussion.

I don't even know why I'm on this forum.

Olórin
Mar 31st, 2011, 12:03 AM
Self centred insecure player detected... She made the comment not me... :shrug:

Be that as it may. She was completely correct. Kim has earned the title of best female tennis player on the planet, as we speak. Ivanovic just lost to the reigning US Open and Australian Open champion, at Miami...that's the highest pedigree you can lose to on a hardcourt.

Vikapower
Mar 31st, 2011, 12:05 AM
Both of the preceding comments so true... GM can be funny at times but other times it really dramatically sucks... perfect example... BTW this thread on Ana sucks too.

Burisleif
Mar 31st, 2011, 12:15 AM
Be that as it may. She was completely correct. Kim has earned the title of best female tennis player on the planet, as we speak. Ivanovic just lost to the reigning US Open and Australian Open champion, at Miami...that's the highest pedigree you can lose to on a hardcourt.

Kim has her Slams and YEC, Caroline has the ranking YEC final and Tier1's, and Serena is injured and unable to defend the YEC, AO, and now probably Wimbledon too.

I don't see how the remark was professional, sorry, I read it as self indulgent... :shrug:

Sean.
Mar 31st, 2011, 01:43 AM
Was most likely a collective decision, Petkovic will want to concentrate on singles & Ana will want to be out of Miami asap. Plus they were probably both exhausted from their singles matches!

aisha
Mar 31st, 2011, 02:44 AM
Like I can criticize since my faves were bounced out of GRAND SLAMS before withdrawing from doubles. :tape:

Hell, I think even Hingis withdrew from doubles after Dokic beat her at Wimbledon. :shrug:

So, I cut her some slack. I wonder if it's reflected in the prize money. Do they get paid for giving a walkover for that round? :scratch:

Cleffa
Mar 31st, 2011, 03:07 AM
I was actually rooting for the Serbs and hope to see the Serbs dominate men's and women singles as well as women's doubles (Djokovic, Petkovic, and Ana). But then I saw the walkover and I really thought Peer and Peng beat Petkorazzi and Ana in BNP but after I read this thread I'm really disappointed about Ana's withdrawal cause I love doubles! and I wanna see them both do the petkorazzi dance when they win the final! lol

thegreendestiny
Mar 31st, 2011, 03:13 AM
So many idiots here just loving a chance to say anything bad about her. :rolleyes:

She has struggled with injuries and now has also pulled out of Marbella cos of this
http://www.anaivanovic.com/news/marbella-withdrawal

She was not injured physically as you can clearly see. She has injured her pride and dignity above anything else.

At least we now know that apart from being a bad choker, she's also a bad actress. :o

Jajaloo
Mar 31st, 2011, 03:14 AM
Bad luck Ivanorazzi!

miffedmax
Mar 31st, 2011, 03:44 AM
What a disappointment. I was hoping for some real reason to hate on her and this is IT?

Curtos07
Mar 31st, 2011, 06:31 AM
Can we ban the asshole who opened this stupid thread? :rolleyes:

PLP
Mar 31st, 2011, 06:34 AM
Can we ban the asshole who opened this stupid thread? :rolleyes:

:clap2:

VeeJJ
Mar 31st, 2011, 06:57 AM
What a disappointment. I was hoping for some real reason to hate on her and this is IT?

This.

GAGAlady
Mar 31st, 2011, 07:20 AM
Im not surprised... She was pretty pissed off!!

The 2nd Law
Mar 31st, 2011, 12:46 PM
I can't believe that most people didn't take this troll bait, well done guys :yeah:

ClijstersGOAT
Mar 31st, 2011, 01:50 PM
Of course it wasn't a collective decision. Petkovic's coach said that Ana is inconsolable. That's a rather obvious hint at the true reason behind the withdrawal.

jezhead
Mar 31st, 2011, 05:41 PM
not very professional imho

LCS
Mar 31st, 2011, 07:33 PM
Ana haters :rolleyes:

Horizon
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:50 PM
Having long and tiring singles matches, even as a mutual decision does not give a doubles pair an excuse not to play. :mad: What part of that is not clear?

Serena had to endure long matches, both singles and doubles in Melbourne last year and yet played, and won them. The point is, these are scheduled events, with tickets and probably TV coverage and people paying to see them. :o
Nobody really wants to see doubles lets be honest. Especially Ana playing it :hysteric: They will just reschedule a different match to the court?

Kworb going through a logical reasoning process :eek:
:lol:

Of course it wasn't a collective decision. Petkovic's coach said that Ana is inconsolable. That's a rather obvious hint at the true reason behind the withdrawal.
No. This tournament was the biggest of Andrea's singles career, engage logic thanks.

BluSthil
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:04 AM
Ana does not have the mental tenacity, oftentimes, to finish a match. She has a total game, skillwise, but not the warrior spirit that players like Sharapova display every time they step on the court. Pulling out of a doubles match and not giving your partner a chance to when a championship and earn some money is tasteless !