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Buitenzorg
May 31st, 2012, 02:03 AM
although still to early to call...

After defeated Peer yesterday, and she is now in R3.

Ana only 90pts behind Zvonareva, should Ana beats Errani at R3 she will passes Zvonareva (currently #10)

Note: For Ana to enter back into TOP 10, Li, Cibulkova, Pennetta, Kirilenko, Kanepi & Errani must lose before QF :p

dybbuk
May 31st, 2012, 02:04 AM
I'm pretty sure someone said she would only be No.11 with a 4r. Though I could be wrong.

danieln1
May 31st, 2012, 02:04 AM
What??????


She must be doing something right then

Hopefully she doesnt read this thread to add more pressure to her :secret:

Buitenzorg
May 31st, 2012, 02:11 AM
After Wednesday 30 May 2012


Vika Azarenka 160 8680
Maria Sharapova 100 7590
Agnieszka Radwanska 160 7230
Petra Kvitova 100 6095
Serena Williams 5 5700
Samantha Stosur 160 5440
Caroline Wozniacki 100 4306
Marion Bartoli 100 4070
Angelique Kerber 100 3655
Vera Zvonareva 0 3160 DNP

Ana Ivanovic 160 3070
Na Li 100 3065
Dominika Cibulkova 160 2840
Sabine Lisicki 5 2697
Flavia Pennetta 160 2470
Andrea Petkovic 0 2421 DNP

Maria Kirilenko 100 2295
Roberta Vinci 5 2165
Kaia Kanepi 100 2119
Sara Errani 160 2110

MercuriePL
May 31st, 2012, 02:16 AM
Problem for her is that Na Li is 5 points behind her and after 350 days (Rome 2012) she recalled how she won French Open last year and how to play tennis on clay...

Buitenzorg
May 31st, 2012, 02:19 AM
Problem for her is that Na Li is 5 points behind her and after 350 days (Rome 2012) she recalled how she won French Open last year and how to play tennis on clay...


Yes, I think Li is the only player who can't stop Ana enters TOP 10 :tape:

SELVEN
May 31st, 2012, 02:21 AM
Problem for her is that Na Li is 5 points behind her and after 350 days (Rome 2012) she recalled how she won French Open last year and how to play tennis on clay...

Li only played one round, I don't see any chance her loses to Gacon.

it-girl
May 31st, 2012, 02:23 AM
Ana has been taking it step by step which really seems to work best for her.

MercuriePL
May 31st, 2012, 02:26 AM
Yes, I think Li is the only player who can't stop Ana enters TOP 10 :tape:

Ana must not only look at Li, but she must look that she plays dangerous Errani and then in 4th Round she can play her nemesis Agnieszka in brilliant form or 2009 champion Kuznetsova. For me she shouldn't be able to make Quarterfinals if Agnieszka don't F#CK something but Agnieszka is so talented that she can one day beat Sharapova or Williams without losing a set and then lose to her nemesis in any match. And Kuzzy is 9-3 vs Aggie. So for Li to hold top 10 spot Agnieszka is main hope.

The 2nd Law
May 31st, 2012, 03:12 AM
She needs to make at least the semis to actually be in the top 10 by the end of the tournament though. Players behind her can still pass her at this stage.

Pops Maellard
May 31st, 2012, 03:49 AM
Anita :cheer:. Don't mug out to Errani please :o.

skanky~skanketta
May 31st, 2012, 04:08 AM
The tour is so dire right now.

Stonerpova
May 31st, 2012, 04:11 AM
I'd love nothing more than to see her back in the top 10, but it'd be nice if she did something relevant to do so. Beggers can't be choosers I guess :lol:

Vincey!
May 31st, 2012, 04:12 AM
It would be nice for Ana, but I doubt she'll do it with Na Li only needing a QF.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 31st, 2012, 04:27 AM
I'm not a big fan of Ana ever since she came onto the scene ( :lol: ) but for some reason, it feels right if she's back in the top 10 IMO. Someone with her potential deserves to be there, I guess.

Smith Saybrook
May 31st, 2012, 04:32 AM
Who would've thunk it 12 months ago?

Buitenzorg
May 31st, 2012, 04:43 AM
:)

The 2nd Law
May 31st, 2012, 04:52 AM
The tour is so dire right now.

It was worse when "Skanketta" made top ten :oh:

Viennalover
May 31st, 2012, 05:22 AM
I think Ana ends up #11.
Li Na is not only in good shape but she has a good draw til QF.
(3R Mchale and 4R Arvidsson)

bobito
May 31st, 2012, 05:53 AM
Yes, I think Li is the only player who can't stop Ana enters TOP 10 :tape:

Oh no she ain't.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/1201/wta.champions/images/sara.errani.imago.jpg

Talula
May 31st, 2012, 05:57 AM
Ana has been taking it step by step which really seems to work best for her.

This.

Better to build slowly. I hope she gets top 10 again, even further, as there's far worse Ambassadors for the sport than Ana.

Tenis Srbija
May 31st, 2012, 06:49 AM
Why did you jinx her :facepalm: Now she is gonna pull another astonishing mental performance and lose to some peasant :sobbing:

Cp6uja
May 31st, 2012, 07:12 AM
This is my yesterdays post from Ana's subforum about this subject:
WORTH TO NOTICE: (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20688789&postcount=2) If Ana beats in R32 Errani, she will for just one day virtualy comeback in Friday into WTA TOP10 for the first time since Roland Garros 2009 when expired her points from previous season title. But to back officially to TOP10 right after RG, Ana needs at least better RG result than defending champion Li Na or SF if Kerber not reach QF. Unfortunately, Na Li have open road to QF since Zvonareva w/o (there no other TOP35 player in that 1/8-MD already after 1st round!) and in-slump Pennetta and Medina is only TOP50 players in Kerber's 1/8-MD after Bartoli lose today! On other hand in Ana's 1/8-MD are current TOP3 Radwanska, current YEC-RACE TOP10 Errani and former RG Champ Kuznetsova...

So thanks to draw factor (cakewalk draw to QF of Li Na and Kerber), even RG/2012 semifinal is not garantee for Ana for TOP10 comeback.
But good news for Ivanovic TOP10 chances is that during grass season in-slump Bartoli defend about 1000 points (Eastbourne title and Wimbledon QF) and will not play OG-Wimbledon this year, so Ana probably don't need to overtake Li Na or Kerber to reach TOP10 this summer.

SELVEN
May 31st, 2012, 07:22 AM
This is my yesterdays post from Ana's subforum about this subject:


So thanks to draw factor (cakewalk draw to QF of Li Na and Kerber), even RG/2012 semifinal is not garantee for Ana for TOP10 comeback.
But good news for Ivanovic TOP10 chances is that during grass season in-slump Bartoli defend about 1000 points (Eastbourne title and Wimbledon QF) and will not play OG-Wimbledon this year, so Ana probably don't need to overtake Li Na or Kerber to reach TOP10 this summer.

so emotional right now:sobbing:

Jajaloo
May 31st, 2012, 07:27 AM
Not if Li Na has anything to say about it!

Halepsova
May 31st, 2012, 07:46 AM
OMG I'd love to see her back in top 10 when Jankovic is sooooo far away. :haha:

Patrick345
May 31st, 2012, 08:03 AM
Ana back in the top 10 would be hilarious. That´s worse than Vinci, AMG or Errani being top 20. At least they have won more than one WTA Regular Tour MM event in the last four years. :lol:

Sombrerero loco
May 31st, 2012, 08:11 AM
well she needs li to lose right now,...and i dont see it coming

Rest Maria!
May 31st, 2012, 08:17 AM
Ana back in the top 10 would be hilarious. That´s worse than Vinci, AMG or Errani being top 20. At least they have won more than one WTA Regular Tour MM event in the last four years. :lol:
Number of titles is not that important, but inability to collect big scalps is - Ana has not been able to win big matches in a long time, maaaybe her win over Wozniacki at IW could qualify but I'm not sure. The newest addition to top 10 (Kerber) has won like 6 matches against top 10 players this year already. :scratch:

Steven.
May 31st, 2012, 08:20 AM
Ana back in the top 10 would be hilarious. That´s worse than Vinci, AMG or Errani being top 20. At least they have won more than one WTA Regular Tour MM event in the last four years. :lol:

I love Ana but I know right?

but you gotta realise that this was how things was always like when there were a core group of consistent players dominating every event on the tour and winning all the points to themselves, unlike in 2010 and 2011 which is what you're probably used to. there's less points to go around for the lower ranked players and so reaching new career high of #8 #9 and #10 isn't as difficult.

few of the many examples of this happening would be like smashnova, molik, pennetta, bartoli, radwanska, azarenka, cornet, peer a few years ago, and what ana is looking at doing at the moment.

azdaja
May 31st, 2012, 08:25 AM
this was supposed to be a secret :secret: with all the haters and doubters not noticing that ana is already playing top 10 tennis. the only reason why ana is not top 10 yet is, well, that she is not top 10 yet. meaning that she is never seeded high enough to avoid top players before semifinals of big tournaments. she is currently seeded to meet a top 4 player in a 4th round and top 4 are presently consistent. right now she is able to beat players she is supposed to beat.

Ana back in the top 10 would be hilarious. That´s worse than Vinci, AMG or Errani being top 20. At least they have won more than one WTA Regular Tour MM event in the last four years. :lol:
you are dumb. ana doesn't enter many mm events in the first place and the ones she does enter are used as warm up events by top players.

sammy01
May 31st, 2012, 08:26 AM
she is still completely irrelevant when it comes to actually winning something that matters.

ivanban
May 31st, 2012, 08:31 AM
The tour is so dire right now.

This.

C. Drone
May 31st, 2012, 08:31 AM
oh gawd, the horror. :bigcry:

Just Do It
May 31st, 2012, 08:44 AM
Ana returning to top 10, Jelena dropping out of top 20, oh how things change :sobbing:

ivanban
May 31st, 2012, 08:52 AM
Ana returning to top 10, Jelena dropping out of top 20, oh how things change :sobbing:

It has always been like that. Dok jednom ne smrkne, drugom ne svane :tears:

Joelina
May 31st, 2012, 09:01 AM
does it matter? i think she re-enter top 10 very soon ;) hopefully top 10 and better draws will give her more confidence

Rest Maria!
May 31st, 2012, 09:03 AM
does it matter? i think she re-enter top 10 very soon ;) hopefully top 10 and better draws will give her more confidence
Escaping #13-#16 zone is quite important as it means you don't meet #1-#4 players in R16. Not much difference between #9 and #12 though.

thegreendestiny
May 31st, 2012, 09:07 AM
:speakles:

How could someone enter the top 10 without winning anything of significance and not even reach QF of any slam in the last 4 years. :facepalm:

flareon
May 31st, 2012, 09:08 AM
I hope she can make it, shes played very well this year, and has been in great form, Nigel Sears has got her playing well, shes too good to be any lower.

Just Do It
May 31st, 2012, 09:12 AM
:speakles:

How could someone enter the top 10 without winning anything of significance and not even reach QF of any slam in the last 4 years. :facepalm:

She has Bali :shrug:

Joelina
May 31st, 2012, 09:13 AM
Escaping #13-#16 zone is quite important as it means you don't meet #1-#4 players in R16. Not much difference between #9 and #12 though.

in many important tournaments she lost to Kvitova (AO), Sharapova (Rome,IW), Azarenka (Madrid) before QF´s and SF´s, so maybe it will be a difference

marineblue
May 31st, 2012, 09:36 AM
Well, let's wait until she actually *beats* Errani.

Yoncé
May 31st, 2012, 09:42 AM
RIP Tennis

Juju Nostalgique
May 31st, 2012, 09:42 AM
Tennis :hug: :awww:

FORZA SARITA
May 31st, 2012, 09:52 AM
WTF :confused: with such poor results she's back in top10?:weirdo:

Joelina
May 31st, 2012, 09:58 AM
some people out here :rolleyes: Ana has even better results than their favourites

Cajka
May 31st, 2012, 10:06 AM
some people out here :rolleyes: Ana has even better results than their favourites

She probably won't be top 10 after this tournament. But it was enough for haters to go completely :hysteric: http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/smilies/SmileySuicide.gif :weirdo: :tape: :help:

Dear God, if she really enters top 10 and starts reaching slam QFs, then I don't know... :tape:

azdaja
May 31st, 2012, 10:13 AM
some people out here :rolleyes: Ana has even better results than their favourites
i'd use the :lol: smilie instead but this is so true. i understand people complain about a player being #1 without a slam because you want your #1 to be a champion but other than that it's all a matter of being consistent. for players ranked 9 through 16 it means you need to regularly reach the round 4 at grand slams and if ana wins tomorrow she will have achieved that 3 times out of 4 in the last 12 months. given that she performed with equal consistency at other big events she fully deserves to be anywhere between #9 and #16, meaning she deserves to be in the top 10 as well. it's not like she got where she is by playing mm tournaments.

she will need to reach a qf or a sf here in order to enter the top 10 for sure, though, so there is absolutely nothing wrong with this.

longtin23
May 31st, 2012, 10:14 AM
So many if and those are huge :oh:

FORZA SARITA
May 31st, 2012, 10:26 AM
some people out here :rolleyes: Ana has even better results than their favourites

get a brain :lol:
me for example don't claim that my faves are top10 material :wavey:

Matt01
May 31st, 2012, 10:31 AM
WTF :confused: with such poor results she's back in top10?:weirdo:


What poor results? :weirdo: :weirdo: :weirdo:

FORZA SARITA
May 31st, 2012, 10:42 AM
What poor results? :weirdo: :weirdo: :weirdo:

Brisbane R2
Sydney R1
AO R4
Doha R2
Dubai QF
IW SF
Miami R4
Stuttgart R1
Madrid R3
Rome R3

just 1 good result, the rest are very mediocre or at least FAAAAAAAAAR from top10 level :wavey:

Just Do It
May 31st, 2012, 10:43 AM
It just shows how crap the rest of the tour is :shrug: Not Ana's fault.

Joelina
May 31st, 2012, 10:47 AM
Brisbane R2 Clijsters
Sydney R1
AO R4 Kvitova
Doha R2
Dubai QF Wozniacki
IW SF Sharapova
Miami R4 Williams V
Stuttgart R1
Madrid R3 Azarenka
Rome R3 Sharapova

just 1 good result, the rest are very mediocre or at least FAAAAAAAAAR from top10 level :wavey:

she got into the rounds she could, her opponents were just better and some of them higher ranking, it´s not like she was losing to some mediocre players constatly, she deserves spot in TOP 10

Matt01
May 31st, 2012, 10:50 AM
Brisbane R2
Sydney R1
AO R4
Doha R2
Dubai QF
IW SF
Miami R4
Stuttgart R1
Madrid R3
Rome R3

just 1 good result, the rest are very mediocre or at least FAAAAAAAAAR from top10 level :wavey:


Except for Sydney and Stuttgart (which had both very good fields) those are all adequate results for a player who wasn't a Top 8 seed at those tournaments.

jameshazza
May 31st, 2012, 10:51 AM
And HOW in sweet mother has Vera managed to stay top 10 for so long, I don't know when the last time she did something relevant was. AO 2011?

JackFrost
May 31st, 2012, 11:02 AM
WTF :confused: with such poor results she's back in top10?:weirdo:
Ana is as good as top 10 player like Wozniacki was as number 1. :lol:
But if she has enough points for that, she has enough points. The ranking system don´t cares, if she get those points with big wins or collected them with a bunch of quaterfinals and third rounds. ;)

Cajka
May 31st, 2012, 11:05 AM
Brisbane R2
Sydney R1
AO R4
Doha R2
Dubai QF
IW SF
Miami R4
Stuttgart R1
Madrid R3
Rome R3

just 1 good result, the rest are very mediocre or at least FAAAAAAAAAR from top10 level :wavey:

Beijing QF, USO R4, Birmingham SF, Carlsbad SF, Bali title... And she won't reenter top 10 unless she starts reaching the QFs of slams. It's simple really. With current results, she's top 15 and there's nothing wrong with that.

Miracle Worker
May 31st, 2012, 11:15 AM
She won Bali :oh:

Halepsova
May 31st, 2012, 11:15 AM
Brisbane R2
Sydney R1
AO R4
Doha R2
Dubai QF
IW SF
Miami R4
Stuttgart R1
Madrid R3
Rome R3

just 1 good result, the rest are very mediocre or at least FAAAAAAAAAR from top10 level :wavey:

I'm sorry Ana didn't play MMs only to get to top 10 like Pennetta. :wavey:

dsanders06
May 31st, 2012, 11:19 AM
Brisbane R2
Sydney R1
AO R4
Doha R2
Dubai QF
IW SF
Miami R4
Stuttgart R1
Madrid R3
Rome R3

just 1 good result, the rest are very mediocre or at least FAAAAAAAAAR from top10 level :wavey:

Um, actually, they're very solid. Ever since Australia, her only bad losses have been to Cetkovska or Barthel - all the rest have been to top players. No-one's saying she should be top 3, but why exactly wouldn't she deserve to be #10-ish when she's beating virtually any non-top10 player she runs into?

Rest Maria!
May 31st, 2012, 11:24 AM
And HOW in sweet mother has Vera managed to stay top 10 for so long, I don't know when the last time she did something relevant was. AO 2011?
She's not top 10 anymore. :secret: And she had a couple of deep runs in the second half of 2011.
Um, actually, they're very solid. Ever since Australia, her only bad losses have been to Cetkovska or Barthel - all the rest have been to top players. No-one's saying she should be top 3, but why exactly wouldn't she deserve to be #10-ish when she's beating virtually any non-top10 player she runs into?
Yeah, same reason his beloved Errani is in top 20 despite crushing against almost everybody higher ranked than her - she beats everyone outside top 20, so her ranking reflects where her game is.

Cajka
May 31st, 2012, 11:30 AM
Yeah, same reason his beloved Errani is in top 20 despite crushing against almost everybody higher ranked than her - she beats everyone outside top 20, so her ranking reflects where her game is.

Oh, no. If Ana loses to Sarita, this guy will torture us with Pocahontas gifs until we die in worst pains. :facepalm:

Rest Maria!
May 31st, 2012, 11:35 AM
Oh, no. If Ana loses to Sarita, this guy will torture us with Pocahontas gifs until we die in worst pains. :facepalm:

Here's hoping Ana is up to the task.

debby
May 31st, 2012, 11:41 AM
Ana is as good as top 10 player like Wozniacki was as number 1. :lol:
But if she has enough points for that, she has enough points. The ranking system don´t cares, if she get those points with big wins or collected them with a bunch of quaterfinals and third rounds. ;)

This :lol:

It's not her fault.

lenas warriors
May 31st, 2012, 11:46 AM
Jinx Thread!

Shvedbarilescu
May 31st, 2012, 11:49 AM
For years posters have waited for Ana to make a dramatic comeback into the top 10. It never happened. But what has happened over the last couple of years is that Ana has inproved, slowly, quietly, almost inperceptually. While Ana is hardly dominating the sport right now she does infact belong on the fringes of the top 10 as things stand at the moment. She has been a model of consistency and has played very few poor matches this year. Sure Ana is beatable, but you have to play well to beat her. That in essence is the mark of someone who belongs somewhere in the 8 to 12 region of the rankings.

With all the flac she has gotten and all the pressure she has been under it's good to see that she has been able to, in a surprisingly low profile way, just keep her head down and work on improving her results.

Additionally, there is no sign she has reached a plateau yet and there is no reason this very slow gradual improvement she has displayed over the last 12 months can't continue.

thegreendestiny
May 31st, 2012, 12:08 PM
Brisbane R2
Sydney R1
AO R4
Doha R2
Dubai QF
IW SF
Miami R4
Stuttgart R1
Madrid R3
Rome R3

just 1 good result, the rest are very mediocre or at least FAAAAAAAAAR from top10 level :wavey:

Peak WTA :rocker2:

When Bali is enough to legitimize your top 10... :oh:

Setsuna.
May 31st, 2012, 12:29 PM
Um, actually, they're very solid. Ever since Australia, her only bad losses have been to Cetkovska or Barthel - all the rest have been to top players. No-one's saying she should be top 3, but why exactly wouldn't she deserve to be #10-ish when she's beating virtually any non-top10 player she runs into?

Nope. Mona was just the better player in that match. Ana got outplayed. She was serving well (didn't face a BP in the 2nd set).

The 2nd Law
May 31st, 2012, 12:37 PM
Brisbane R2
Sydney R1
AO R4
Doha R2
Dubai QF
IW SF
Miami R4
Stuttgart R1
Madrid R3
Rome R3

just 1 good result, the rest are very mediocre or at least FAAAAAAAAAR from top10 level :wavey:

PRESSED.

What did Pennetta do to get to top 10? Oh that's right she beat Vera Zvonareva to make the USO QF. If Ana had someone similar in her fourth rounds at the AO and USO she'd already be there - instead she played Kvitova and Serena.
She won't get there without good results here and at Wimbly anyway - it will be fully deserved.

Beat
May 31st, 2012, 12:49 PM
the only reason why ana is not top 10 yet is, well, that she is not top 10 yet. meaning that she is never seeded high enough to avoid top players before semifinals of big tournaments.

she has lost to barthel, safarova, cetkovska amongst others this year, so it's not only the "top players" stopping her.

azdaja
May 31st, 2012, 01:16 PM
she has lost to barthel, safarova, cetkovska amongst others this year, so it's not only the "top players" stopping her.
so fucking what? at big tournaments which bring you a lot of points she always lost to a top player (uso, ao, iw, miami), so yes, they are the ones who prevented her from reaching top 10 already.

For years posters have waited for Ana to make a dramatic comeback into the top 10. It never happened. But what has happened over the last couple of years is that Ana has inproved, slowly, quietly, almost inperceptually. While Ana is hardly dominating the sport right now she does infact belong on the fringes of the top 10 as things stand at the moment. She has been a model of consistency and has played very few poor matches this year. Sure Ana is beatable, but you have to play well to beat her. That in essence is the mark of someone who belongs somewhere in the 8 to 12 region of the rankings.

With all the flac she has gotten and all the pressure she has been under it's good to see that she has been able to, in a surprisingly low profile way, just keep her head down and work on improving her results.

Additionally, there is no sign she has reached a plateau yet and there is no reason this very slow gradual improvement she has displayed over the last 12 months can't continue.
exactly.

FORZA SARITA
May 31st, 2012, 01:21 PM
omg here on tf it's impossible talk or they always put your faves in the middle :facepalm:
stay delusional idiots :wavey:

The 2nd Law
May 31st, 2012, 01:41 PM
omg here on tf it's impossible talk or they always put your faves in the middle :facepalm:
stay delusional idiots :wavey:

:spit:

You'd have gone bat shit crazy if I or someone else made a similar post about Sara's ranking :lol:
Ana and Sara are actually very similar, ranking wise - they are both where they are because they consistently beat players ranked below them and fail against those that a higher, it just so happens that Ana's base level right now is just outside of the top ten. If she gets deep at RG, most likely by beating players in the top 10 & 5, she will get into the top 10 and deserve it. Pretty simple really.

Shvedbarilescu
May 31st, 2012, 01:48 PM
she has lost to barthel, safarova, cetkovska amongst others this year, so it's not only the "top players" stopping her.

Barthel, Safarova and Cetkovska may not be top players, mostly because they are not at this stage of their careers consistent enough to be top 10 players but they all have games that are very capable of defeating top 10ers when everything is working for them. Losing to any of these three when they are playing at the top of the game is a not a terrible loss even for players ranked in the top 10.

All these girls have actually beaten actual top ten players this year so it's not as if beating Ivanovic would even have counted as their biggest wins.

FORZA SARITA
May 31st, 2012, 02:11 PM
:spit:

You'd have gone bat shit crazy if I or someone else made a similar post about Sara's ranking :lol:
Ana and Sara are actually very similar, ranking wise - they are both where they are because they consistently beat players ranked below them and fail against those that a higher, it just so happens that Ana's base level right now is just outside of the top ten. If she gets deep at RG, most likely by beating players in the top 10 & 5, she will get into the top 10 and deserve it. Pretty simple really.

no it's different, i complain when people talk shit of Sara's game not about her ranking, i'm her fan and not a delusional who claims she will be top10 or what else :rolleyes:
i'm the first one who admitted that Flavia and Sexa didn't really deserve such high position in the rankings but here when people say something negative against someone's else faves they have to defend them in everyway possible :lol:

hwanmig
May 31st, 2012, 02:12 PM
I was really expecting for her to dominate this tournament after Henin retired but oh well. Though I still believe she would end up with 3 RG titles by the time she retires.

The 2nd Law
May 31st, 2012, 02:22 PM
no it's different, i complain when people talk shit of Sara's game not about her ranking, i'm her fan and not a delusional who claims she will be top10 or what else :rolleyes:
i'm the first one who admitted that Flavia and Sexa didn't really deserve such high position in the rankings but here when people say something negative against someone's else faves they have to defend them in everyway possible :lol:

I'm sorry but if you think it's delusional to claim that a former number 1 and slam champion is playing top ten tennis, I can't help you.

Craig.
May 31st, 2012, 02:36 PM
Ew.

The Dawntreader
May 31st, 2012, 02:49 PM
And we all know how well Ivanovic deals with pressure :spit:

DefyingGravity
May 31st, 2012, 02:54 PM
I hope she proves everyone wrong at this point, but she (and I) will take it one match at a time. She needs to really focus on beating Errani, then whoever is next in her draw.

And besides, she would have to surpass both Li and Kerber, and Kerber's draw is pretty wide open. It's not important for Ana to get back in the top 10 now. It's important for her to continue to win matches on big stages.

MB.
May 31st, 2012, 05:24 PM
VIP wants to avenger her Serbian sisters exit from the top 10 with her own return. Empress is satisfied.

toxina90
May 31st, 2012, 05:34 PM
ana is already playing top 10 tennis

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad151/Milot_Sheremeti/tumblr_lj1ytop6KK1qc9exr.gif

Craig.
May 31st, 2012, 05:34 PM
I was really expecting for her to dominate this tournament after Henin retired but oh well. Though I still believe she would end up with 3 RG titles by the time she retires.

:haha:

Maddox
May 31st, 2012, 05:38 PM
So proud of her :yeah:

You go girl

Alwaysfan
May 31st, 2012, 05:40 PM
Come on Anita, your fans love you endessly!!

MB.
May 31st, 2012, 05:40 PM
ana is already playing top 10 tennis.

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad151/Milot_Sheremeti/tumblr_lj1ytop6KK1qc9exr.gif

:hysteric:

babsi
May 31st, 2012, 05:51 PM
I hope she proves everyone wrong at this point, but she (and I) will take it one match at a time. She needs to really focus on beating Errani, then whoever is next in her draw.

And besides, she would have to surpass both Li and Kerber, and Kerber's draw is pretty wide open. It's not important for Ana to get back in the top 10 now. It's important for her to continue to win matches on big stages.

If she was top 10 she wouldn't be getting draws like she did in Madrid and Rome.

Baby steps, she started with Sears after Wimbledon last year, she has had some good top 10 wins but she hasn't beaten a REAL top player yet. If she can finish the year firmly inside the top 10, get a GS quarter/semi and win a premier level event then she has had a good year. Setting up things nicely for 2013. She is still in a transition stage, there was a lot of work to do and still is. Very difficult thing to do after all the bad results of previous years. There was a lot of damage to repair.

winone23
May 31st, 2012, 08:12 PM
Good luck Ana!

faboozadoo15
May 31st, 2012, 09:13 PM
If only Zvonareva were still a tennis player...

Cajka
May 31st, 2012, 09:33 PM
I agree some players stayed there much longer than they deserved (Zvonareva being a prime example, whereas Serena and Petkovic hung in there without playing for months), but it should also be noted that the ranking points for #10 are at an all-time low.

This is not true. Last year during IW it was enough to have 3000 or 3050 points to enter the top 10 and Zvonareva now has 3160. #10 usually has around 3500 points, but if either Na or Ivanovic reaches the QF or better, it will be OK. Ana is not even guaranteed a #12 position after RG and people are already bitching about her overachieving. And she didn't play MMs or something, it was a regular top 10 schedule. She's in last 16 in almost every tournament, therefore she's #14, nothing's wrong with the field, ranking system, WTA. Stop whining. :facepalm:

Archer16
May 31st, 2012, 10:42 PM
This is not true. Last year during IW it was enough to have 3000 or 3050 points to enter the top 10 and Zvonareva now has 3160. #10 usually has around 3500 points, but if either Na or Ivanovic reaches the QF or better, it will be OK. Ana is not even guaranteed a #12 position after RG and people are already bitching about her overachieving. And she didn't play MMs or something, it was a regular top 10 schedule. She's in last 16 in almost every tournament, therefore she's #14, nothing's wrong with the field, ranking system, WTA. Stop whining. :facepalm:
Close, but no. This was the top 10 before IW last year:
1 (1) WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE DEN 9550 23 700 280 200
2 (2) CLIJSTERS, KIM BEL 8835 15 80
3 (3) ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS 7565 20 140 125 60
4 (4) STOSUR, SAMANTHA AUS 5086 20 450 120 120
5 (5) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 5051 22 1 80 1 1
6 (6) JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB 4905 22 200 1000 120 120
7 (7) LI, NA CHN 4300 20 5 75 1
8 (8) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 3465 14
9 (9) AZARENKA, VICTORIA BLR 3440 22 80 120 70
10 (10) RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA POL 3170 18 450 60 1

And after it Bartoli was #10 with 3235.

Anyway, I didn't say there's anything wrong with the system. The field is somewhat depleted with some top-10 class players injured. Not that Ana should care about it, but for a slam winner and a former #1 it's a non-achievement, and it doesn't make her a slam contender in any way.
I don't care if she re-enters the top 10 and I very much doubt she does too. Just saying in this particular point of time it's easier to do it than ever, in a way.

Needless to say, that if she'll surprise by making a deep run here all my ranking points talk will be moot.

Buitenzorg
May 31st, 2012, 11:04 PM
I would rather seeing Ivanovic in TOP 10 then Bartoli :lol:

Love people responses to my thread :hug:

Cajka
May 31st, 2012, 11:08 PM
Close, but no. This was the top 10 before IW last year:
1 (1) WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE DEN 9550 23 700 280 200
2 (2) CLIJSTERS, KIM BEL 8835 15 80
3 (3) ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS 7565 20 140 125 60
4 (4) STOSUR, SAMANTHA AUS 5086 20 450 120 120
5 (5) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 5051 22 1 80 1 1
6 (6) JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB 4905 22 200 1000 120 120
7 (7) LI, NA CHN 4300 20 5 75 1
8 (8) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 3465 14
9 (9) AZARENKA, VICTORIA BLR 3440 22 80 120 70
10 (10) RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA POL 3170 18 450 60 1


I was wrong, it was after Miami last year. Serena was #10 with 3035 points and Peer was #11 with 3030.

Anyway, I didn't say there's anything wrong with the system. The field is somewhat depleted with some top-10 class players injured. Not that Ana should care about it, but for a slam winner and a former #1 it's a non-achievement, and it doesn't make her a slam contender in any way.
I don't care if she re-enters the top 10 and I very much doubt she does too. Just saying in this particular point of time it's easier to do it than ever, in a way.

The most important thing for her now is to be top 12, top 4 players are too consistent for Ana who rarely had a chance to play against top players during the last four year. That's why she can't beat them even when they don't play their best tennis.

Needless to say, that if she'll surprise by making a deep run here all my ranking points talk will be moot.

There's almost no other way. The only other way is this crazy scenario: Ana reaches R4 and Na loses in R3. It's silly, it won't happen. Even if she reaches the QF, she'll probably be #11, I really can't see Li losing before the QF.

The 2nd Law
May 31st, 2012, 11:20 PM
This is not true. Last year during IW it was enough to have 3000 or 3050 points to enter the top 10 and Zvonareva now has 3160. #10 usually has around 3500 points, but if either Na or Ivanovic reaches the QF or better, it will be OK. Ana is not even guaranteed a #12 position after RG and people are already bitching about her overachieving. And she didn't play MMs or something, it was a regular top 10 schedule. She's in last 16 in almost every tournament, therefore she's #14, nothing's wrong with the field, ranking system, WTA. Stop whining. :facepalm:

No one wants to see this logic, so let them continue to whine. Hopefully it's going to get a lot worse for them :oh:

Archer16
May 31st, 2012, 11:21 PM
I was wrong, it was after Miami last year. Serena was #10 with 3035 points and Peer was #11 with 3030.
You're right, I even wrote it myself last year :o (as I was watching closely Shahar missing one chance after another to make it, but she wasn't playing like a top tenner by that point, just living on fumes from her great first half of 2010. But for her, attempting to be the first Israeli, male or female, to make it, it could have been a milestone, unlike a former #1 slowing going back up.)
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=19373184&postcount=37
So the current is 2nd lowest tally :)

I agree with the rest of your post too.
Well, we'll see what happens.

Inger67
May 31st, 2012, 11:23 PM
Congrats to Ana on a solid 52 weeks but I don't think it's going to happen this fortnight. Li will certainly make the QF IMO

18majors
May 31st, 2012, 11:25 PM
I was wrong, it was after Miami last year. Serena was #10 with 3035 points and Peer was #11 with 3030.


The most important thing for her now is to be top 12, top 4 players are too consistent for Ana who rarely had a chance to play against top players during the last four year. That's why she can't beat them even when they don't play their best tennis.



There's almost no other way. The only other way is this crazy scenario: Ana reaches R4 and Na loses in R3. It's silly, it won't happen. Even if she reaches the QF, she'll probably be #11, I really can't see Li losing before the QF.

I'm not sure Li will reach R4, Christina McHale isn't a walking bye for R3.

Stonerpova
May 31st, 2012, 11:27 PM
I'm not sure Li will reach R4, Christina McHale isn't a walking bye for R3.

I didn't realize that was a potential matchup. McHale definitely has the game to trouble Li.

Ivanovic2008
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:24 AM
For years posters have waited for Ana to make a dramatic comeback into the top 10. It never happened. But what has happened over the last couple of years is that Ana has inproved, slowly, quietly, almost inperceptually. While Ana is hardly dominating the sport right now she does infact belong on the fringes of the top 10 as things stand at the moment. She has been a model of consistency and has played very few poor matches this year. Sure Ana is beatable, but you have to play well to beat her. That in essence is the mark of someone who belongs somewhere in the 8 to 12 region of the rankings.

With all the flac she has gotten and all the pressure she has been under it's good to see that she has been able to, in a surprisingly low profile way, just keep her head down and work on improving her results.

Additionally, there is no sign she has reached a plateau yet and there is no reason this very slow gradual improvement she has displayed over the last 12 months can't continue.

This. Thank you.

pav
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:27 AM
I wouldn't care ,but hope she dosen't after thread starter calls her "Ana" and other players by their surnames.

AnomyBC
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:47 AM
I don't have anything against Li, but I'm hoping she loses to McHale, because that would give not only Ivanovic, but also Cibulkova, a chance to break into the Top 10. And it would be especially cool for Domi, since that would be her first time in the Top 10 ever :worship:

And McHale is a very talented young player, so I wouldn't be too surprised if it happened.

The 2nd Law
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:49 AM
I don't have anything against Li, but I'm hoping she loses to McHale, because that would give not only Ivanovic, but also Cibulkova, a chance to break into the Top 10. And it would be especially cool for Domi, since that would be her first time in the Top 10 ever :worship:

And McHale is a very talented young player, so I wouldn't be too surprised if it happened.

I would much prefer it if Ana got in on her own merit, not because someone Li lost early

AnomyBC
Jun 1st, 2012, 01:00 AM
I would much prefer it if Ana got in on her own merit, not because someone Li lost early

Well they wouldn't be getting there just because Li lost, they'd still have to win themselves too.

perseus2006
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:12 AM
I agree that Ana is improving, playing with spirit and gathering her game. Her prospects look good and she deserves admiration for her efforts.

But in Sports you are what you earn, admiration only gets you a Participation Award.

Hopefully, Ana continues playing well, getting deeper and deeper in significant tournaments and the points and ranking will come as a result. She's on the bubble, she has an excellent coach, she's got a good attitude. There's no reason she can't earn a position in the Top 10.

Qrystyna
Jun 1st, 2012, 05:30 AM
Girl get it!!! :bounce:

Buitenzorg
Jun 1st, 2012, 06:12 AM
8 pages longer :)

bobito
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:08 AM
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0dWYgYAdYi6kk/610x.jpg

SAISAI-GOAT
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:12 AM
FAIL thread :facepalm:

the OP was wrong anyway because Ana needed to outperform Na to be in top 10 :rolls:

lenas warriors
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:14 AM
i did say Jinx!

thegreendestiny
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:16 AM
:haha:

Yoncé
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:49 AM
:lol:

Beat
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:03 PM
:rolls:

Sammo
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:11 PM
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/8163/laracrofttombraiderlegeoy3.gif

Bye.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:19 PM
Great jinx.:hearts:

danieln1
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:28 PM
Bitch read this and her already fragile mind become.even worse after winning the first set :facepalm:

BlueTrees
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:35 PM
Sara SEWTA Saviour :hearts:

Miracle Worker
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:48 PM
Shahar Peer's case. She was few times one win away to be in TOP10 :oh:

Ferg
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:51 PM
I would have thought that by now Ivanovic fans wouldnt get ahead of themselves until something actually happened, rather than getting excited about it being possible...

Nicolás89
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:52 PM
I bet she read this thread before going into court. :facepalm:

Balltossovic
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:17 PM
I would have thought that by now Ivanovic fans wouldnt get ahead of themselves until something actually happened, rather than getting excited about it being possible...
It's so funny how people keep saying "Ivanovic fans" would get ahead of themselves. Aside from CPu6a or whatever the hell his name is, I don't remember any of us even coming close to saying Ana will be, or deserves to be in the top ten right now.

Is the OP even an Ana fan. All the Ana fans in here kept saying the same thing; we want her to get there on her own merit, not because Li doesn't make a certain round.

SAISAI-GOAT
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:46 PM
except the fact that Ana was former #1 while Shahar will never in her life be higher than #11 again :spit:

Charlatan
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:53 PM
I bet she read this thread before going into court. :facepalm:

:crying2:

Vuvurenka
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:55 PM
Jinx threads REALLY work...I've learnt my lesson :sobbing:

TennisAddict84
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:59 PM
i think ivanovic is probably going to stay a second tier player...she just always seems to fold in the big matches...

ivanban
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:14 PM
i think ivanovic is probably going to stay a second tier player...she just always seems to fold in the big matches...

Match with Errani was big for Ana?! :unsure:

Tennis_News
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:25 PM
She should make top ten sometime during the summer if she is at least somewhat consistent.