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danieln1
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:30 PM
FINALLY A SLAM QF!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Some forehands :drool:

Now don“t embarass yourself when facing Serena! :unsure:

28-21 W/UEs :worship:

joćo.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:31 PM
Yas Ana! USO QFs!! :cheer:

Horizon
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:31 PM
Ajde tbh. It really happened :sad: :sad:

Libertango
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:31 PM
:yeah:

Juju Nostalgique
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:31 PM
Pirolysis... :sobbing:

Cosmic Voices
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:31 PM
Ana :hysteric:

:cheer::cheer::cheer:

DefyingGravity
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:31 PM
Oh my goodness, this just does my heart so much joy.

Ferg
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:32 PM
Pironkova just didnt give a fuck at the end of it :lol:

doni1212
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:32 PM
I'm so happy!!! It's been over 4 years!!!! :sobbing: :bounce: :rocker2:

Edy.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:32 PM
Finally :inlove:

Roookie
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:32 PM
Who will bump the "Ana hasn't made a slam QF since 2008!111!!" thread :lol:

Ajde!

Sean.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:32 PM
Finally returns to a slam QF! Long overdue! :cheer:

Just do your best against Rena. Try and make it respectable! :kiss:


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KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:32 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m96p8uqB4M1rvw5pd.gif

So giddy :D:D
AJDE makes a GS QF once again!

Kon.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:32 PM
A slam QF after all this time, and 1st USO one. :cheer:
Well done. :yeah:

Just Do It
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:32 PM
Waiting for the haters to emerge :cheer:

Ivanovic2008
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:32 PM
Ana :cheer: :dance:!!!
Finally she makes a QF!! :)

Yashal
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
She's bAcKckck!!!11 :woohoo:

hingisGOAT
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
Ana's last match against Serena at the Open was a total joke. She went out there trying to hit and giggle instead of compete because she didn't believe she had a chance. You could tell she was THRILLED to win the 6 or 7 games she ended up winning. Pathetic attitude, especially considering someone with belief cleaned Rena's clock a couple of matches later.

Hopefully VIP doesn't pull the same stunt this year.

zigga
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
Well done, Ana :banana:
:woohoo:GS QF:woohoo:
But she will get butchered by serena:sobbing:

flareon
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
Ana :yeah: after being 60+ in the world never thought this would happen :) very happy for her :)

AVB
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
Ana using her cakewalk draw like everyone should. Just don't embarrass yourself against Serena and I'll be happy.

misty1
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
really, really sloppy

but a win is a win

evana
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
:sobbing: Ana :hug:

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
:yeah: but please improve that serve :unsure:

jameshazza
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:34 PM
Happy for her. :yeah:

M.P
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:34 PM
Ana :cheer:

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:35 PM
Ana's last match against Serena at the Open was a total joke. She went out there trying to hit and giggle instead of compete because she didn't believe she had a chance. You could tell she was THRILLED to win the 6 or 7 games she ended up winning. Pathetic attitude, especially considering someone with belief cleaned Rena's clock a couple of matches later.

Hopefully VIP doesn't pull the same stunt this year.

didn't you just hope martha meets serena in the final so martha could be beaten?? :lol:

Break My Rapture
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:35 PM
Tsveti was embarrassing. Could hardly get a ball in play. :lol:

Stonerpova
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:35 PM
FINALLY. :sobbing:

Slamlesswanska
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:35 PM
Ana finally in QF.:worship:

Every day when Overratedonkova losing is a good day. :hearts:

Sombrerero loco
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:35 PM
grassonkova :hug:

reptar
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:36 PM
Woohoo congrats Ana! Go take your 'revenge' on Rena.

MarieC
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:37 PM
Happy to see Ana back into a Grand Slam Quarter Finals.

1st set was great, 2nd set not so much. I'm not even going to think what the outlook might be if its Serena.

tennisrules
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:38 PM
Good for Ana, it's ridiculous it took her this long to get back to the quarters of a Slam.

There is .000000000001% chance she'll beat Serena but at least when she's played Serena in the past she's acquitted herself decently. Let's hope she at least puts on a good match and wins more than 5 games.

Ferg
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:38 PM
Tsveti was embarrassing. Could hardly get a ball in play. :lol:

Think her neck did have something to do with that, she looked so stiff. Not good for a player whose movement is one of the strong points of her game. Her strokes just looked forced.

Tenis Srbija
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:39 PM
Oh my God! First GS QF after 2008....first at USO..... :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:
http://x.vukajlija.com/var/uploads/reactions/201209/20773/tumblr_m8wo86gz9g1r3zddco1_250.gif

DefyingGravity
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:40 PM
She's reached the quarterfinals of all four majors now!!!

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:40 PM
really....please stop saying she will lose to serena as she hasn't even won her match yet :o

n1ko0
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:40 PM
woooooo ana!!!!

saul1333
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:41 PM
Good stuff :yeah:

Dexter
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:42 PM
Finally reached the missing GS QF. Congrats. :yeah:
Please don't be useless against Serena. :(

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:43 PM
FINALLY A SLAM QF!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Some forehands :drool:

Now don“t embarass yourself when facing Serena! :unsure:

28-21 W/UEs :worship:

Finally returns to a slam QF! Long overdue! :cheer:

Just do your best against Rena. Try and make it respectable! :kiss:


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And also to Balltossovic :hug: :awww:

Mistress of Evil
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:46 PM
Well, poor gal deserved some joy, I guess. :hug:

Qrystyna
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:46 PM
AJDE!!!
Goes from being double-bagelled to USO QF. :lol: Maybe she really was protesting the 2010 WC controversy in Montreal. Or just slightly injured. :p Well done. :bounce:

Break My Rapture
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:49 PM
Think her neck did have something to do with that, she looked so stiff. Not good for a player whose movement is one of the strong points of her game. Her strokes just looked forced.
Oh she had a neck problem? Didn't know.

Balltossovic
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:50 PM
And also to Balltossovic :hug: :awww:
:kiss:

Purple_Rain
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:51 PM
Pironkova isn't a good enough player to win this match. Couldn't attack Ana's BH without making errors, couldn't return Ana's average second serves, couldn't make volleys, couldn't keep her defensive shots deep enough. The surprising part was how dominant Ivanovic's return was, consistenly getting back Tsveti's 105-112 MPH serves with pace. Once Pironkova's serve was neutralized, there was no way Ana would lose this match, even with an awful serving day.

Unfortunately, her serve will likely be her downfall vs Serena.

olympus28
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:52 PM
I am really happy for her fans

Crazy 4 Anci
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:53 PM
Good job Anci!!!

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:53 PM
really....please stop saying she will lose to serena as she hasn't even won her match yet :o

OMG this. :sobbing:

Loungy
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:55 PM
This QF kinda fell on her lap, but good for her. :hug:

Serenita
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:55 PM
Thank you for taking out the trash Ana. :bowdown::bowdown:

VIKA?
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:56 PM
So happy for Ana, she so deserves it:bigclap:

SilverSlam
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:57 PM
Ana :sobbing:

After all the disappointing losses, the injuries and the tearful pressers, you completely deserve this, and I'm so happy for you :)

It really did feel a lot longer than 4 years, but hopefully now the streak has been broken you can do it more often :)

JN
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:58 PM
:yeah:

Milito22
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:58 PM
AJDEEEEEEEE! :cheer:

Tsveti :hug:

Craig.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:01 PM
Happy for Balltossovic, Doni, Kimmy, Griffin, Sean, Dave, The Daviator, Hurricane Ana, Defying Gravity and all you other decent Ana fans :hug: :yeah:

Vincey!
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:01 PM
Happy for Ana! It was about time she has a good run at a slam again. She really got an easy draw but it's a nice way to take advantage of it!

serendipitynow
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:05 PM
Ana :yeah:

hingisGOAT
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:08 PM
didn't you just hope martha meets serena in the final so martha could be beaten?? :lol:

What does this have to do with wanting to see a good competitive tennis match :confused:

GoofyDuck
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:10 PM
What a great start of the day for the women's 4th rounds!


:tape:

Balltossovic
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:10 PM
Happy for Balltossovic, Doni, Kimmy, Griffin, Sean, Dave, The Daviator, Hurricane Ana, Defying Gravity and all you other decent Ana fans :hug: :yeah:
:hearts::kiss::hearts:

Tenis Srbija
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:12 PM
C'mon DOLL! :hearts:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IYQvDHHPAp0/UETkXDaH0vI/AAAAAAAAINc/SpiQiq2n49Q/s1600/16223067_b.jpg

Archaeo
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:16 PM
Tsvetana was abysmal. :tape: Only held serve once in the match. Well done to Ana though for capitalizing.

Oh well. Still a fantastic tournament for Tsveti! :yeah:

Kasey
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:16 PM
AJDEEEE!
First GS QF since 2008, so happy for Ana. :D
It's been a long journey troubled with injuries, loss of confidence and private issues, but she's finally showing some signs of significant improvement. Hopefully, this result will give her that boost of confidence, which she's lacked for so long.
When she's on, her forehand is one of the best in tour EVER:hearts:

dencod16
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:16 PM
Good play by Ivanovic, really took advantage of the short balls by Pironkova. Though she needs to improve that 1st serve percentage.

Cheda 16.17
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:19 PM
Finally, Ana reaches first QF since 2008! :D
But with her 2nd serve, Ana can't play against Serena Williams, probably

pedropt
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:21 PM
Ana :D

danieln1
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:23 PM
And also to Balltossovic :hug: :awww:

olivia :inlove:

AJDE!!!
Goes from being double-bagelled to USO QF. :lol: Maybe she really was protesting the 2010 WC controversy in Montreal. Or just slightly injured. :p Well done. :bounce:


Pretty.much this :lol:

It's not a coincidence that Ana and her bff SorAna both didnt win a SINGLE game in that tournament...... obviously her bff was being supportive :spit:

olivero
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:27 PM
Well done Ajde :D I'm far from being a fan but I'm happy she's finally getting a good result at a slam. Comeback to top ten is probably a matter of time now.

azdaja
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:29 PM
i know it was a rather easy road to this qf but over past 4 years ana regularly managed to fuck up every opportunity to make a good run, so this is good.

Linguae^
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:38 PM
Haters, step, but you have nothing to say. Just chill out. :)

Golan
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:38 PM
IvanoVIP
http://gifsoup.com/view4/4054191/gurls3-o.gif

DefyingGravity
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:39 PM
Thank you everyone for being so polite to us Ana fans on this day of great joy!

Golan
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:41 PM
C'mon DOLL! :hearts:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IYQvDHHPAp0/UETkXDaH0vI/AAAAAAAAINc/SpiQiq2n49Q/s1600/16223067_b.jpg

She doing this after every fucking single point. Annoying. :lick:

Talula
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:41 PM
Oh my goodness, this just does my heart so much joy.

This.

I don't care how she did it or how badly her opponent played. Ana did it!

Temperenka
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:44 PM
Happy for Ana. But not happy that some of the biggest Ana trolls are going to be out in full force now.

End her, Sarin.

Gilas.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:50 PM
https://www.impawards.com/2009/posters/two_thousand_twelve.jpg

REPENT, HEATHENS!

RenaSlam.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 06:01 PM
Serena to roll over the rexic.

Marionated
Sep 3rd, 2012, 06:08 PM
Tsveti :sobbing: still great to make the second week here.

Ana, good luck in the QF :scared:

azdaja
Sep 3rd, 2012, 06:12 PM
Happy for Ana. But not happy that some of the biggest Ana trolls are going to be out in full force now.

End her, Sarin.
and where are those trolls? :rolleyes: it's a very typical post whenever ana has some success a cople of people have to complain about supposed ana trolls and you won't find more than one or 2 posts that could be described as trollish. unless we are talking about posts like yours. the only "ana trolls" who regularly come out in full force are those who dislike her.

tennis-insomniac
Sep 3rd, 2012, 06:22 PM
welcome back Ana :yeah:

and complete the career GS QF too, I hope she will go firther than that and even complete the SF set, but at this point I'm still very glad. Ana is playing well, very aggressive, should be somewhat a challenge for Serena but still Ana has a little chance. However, this must be a big step for Ana! Joy Joy Joy :bounce:

Best of Luck!

and congrats to Pironkova reaching the fourth round here, taking a very good opportunity of an open draw and glad to see she pulled out her best tennis during the last week.

Steff_forever
Sep 3rd, 2012, 06:36 PM
:hug: :smooch: :bowdown: Ana :bowdown: :smooch: :hug:

welcome back to a GS !!!!!

homogenius
Sep 3rd, 2012, 06:55 PM
Finally reaching the QF after all these years is huge for her.That being said, the cakewalk draw is over...Serena is waiting :oh:

marineblue
Sep 3rd, 2012, 07:14 PM
Great result. Just do your best against Serena.

Deestruction
Sep 3rd, 2012, 07:18 PM
I dont think i have ever cried so much in my life, all the embarassing losses i have endured and all the painful relationships she has all of the weight loss and everything she had to go through, i say fuck it I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ANA, PLEASE GOOD LUCK IN THE NEXT ROUND IM SO FUCKING PROUD OF YOU. :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

TO ALL OF THE ANA FANS WE FUCKING MADE IT, YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! :hysteric: :kiss: :sobbing: :hug:

danieln1
Sep 3rd, 2012, 07:29 PM
I dont think i have ever cried so much in my life, all the embarassing losses i have endured and all the painful relationships she has all of the weight loss and everything she had to go through, i say fuck it I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ANA, PLEASE GOOD LUCK IN THE NEXT ROUND IM SO FUCKING PROUD OF YOU. :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

TO ALL OF THE ANA FANS WE FUCKING MADE IT, YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! :hysteric: :kiss: :sobbing: :hug:

:bowdown:

peterlein
Sep 3rd, 2012, 07:36 PM
YESSS ana, well done :yeah:

first USO QF ever, congrats! Now give Rena a fight, I will cheer for you :cheer:

Stevecw
Sep 3rd, 2012, 07:42 PM
Great to see Ana in a qf after so long. Mixed performance today, that 1st set was amazing...2nd had all the old faults. But forehand saved the day.

Fear for her v Serena, but at least its a GS qf, 1st in 4 years....its progress

Stonerpova
Sep 3rd, 2012, 07:44 PM
Serena to roll over the rexic.

Uncalled for.

Stonerpova
Sep 3rd, 2012, 07:46 PM
Happy for Balltossovic, Doni, Kimmy, Griffin, Sean, Dave, The Daviator, Hurricane Ana, Defying Gravity and all you other decent Ana fans :hug: :yeah:

Thanks Craig! :hug:

vuhvuh
Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:15 PM
I like Tsveti but I am huuge Ana fan about the match Tsveti prob was limited by her neck injury or what was it so first set was about nothing really there was bigger fight from her and some nice balls from Tsveti but yet not enough. Ana was good at net and FH was working. As for the record yep she reached QF since 2008 but she didnt beat top40 player - no seede player nothing! My feelings r pretty mixed with it as I dont consider it for myself as something big huge or great result QF is huuge but the draw I am mad about that I want to see her beat big players like Angie or Aga , Li cause she isnt enough yet to beat Masha vika or Serena

Maria rocks
Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:17 PM
Fair play to Ana. Playing well again.

StoneRose
Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:20 PM
Congrats Ana :yeah:.

iPatty
Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:22 PM
Can't wait to watch Serena maul her.

cn ireland
Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:28 PM
Glad to see Ana back in a QF but I don't fancy her chances against Serena.

C. Drone
Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:48 PM
A happy and peaceful 4 year ended today, pushing WTA back to the dark ages...

Ntosake
Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:55 PM
Glad to see Ana move on. The tour needs everybody to up their level, win or lose it's good for the tour. :p

Keep improving Ana.

eDonkey
Sep 3rd, 2012, 09:06 PM
Think her neck did have something to do with that, she looked so stiff. Not good for a player whose movement is one of the strong points of her game. Her strokes just looked forced.
Sounds terrible.:scared:

Well, congrats to Ivanovic. She finally made it through after so many years of failure. Good luck against Sarin.

The 2nd Law
Sep 3rd, 2012, 09:20 PM
Happy for Balltossovic, Doni, Kimmy, Griffin, Sean, Dave, The Daviator, Hurricane Ana, Defying Gravity and all you other decent Ana fans :hug: :yeah:

Thankyou :hearts:

The 2nd Law
Sep 3rd, 2012, 09:24 PM
I don't care how easy the draw was, did NOT think she would do this :hysteric:

eDonkey
Sep 3rd, 2012, 10:02 PM
http://www.sportal.bg/uploads/tinymce/boyan2/boyan8/pironkovaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.jpg
:scared:

Mightymirza
Sep 3rd, 2012, 10:22 PM
Ana lets beat Serena now :fight:

Potato
Sep 3rd, 2012, 10:28 PM
Congrats Ana reaching the QF slam!! All these years :lol:

Hopefully JJ will begin this comeback too :hysteric:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 3rd, 2012, 11:16 PM
Ana :eek: :bolt: :oh:

cowsonice
Sep 3rd, 2012, 11:51 PM
LMAO finally.

tennisfan5
Sep 3rd, 2012, 11:56 PM
was there live, thought she played very well. more consistent that i can remember in a long time. some beautiful forehands

Pops Maellard
Sep 4th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Yes! Suck on it :banana:.

SilverPersian
Sep 4th, 2012, 12:33 AM
Congrats to Ana, and the stoic and loyal Ana fans :yeah:

jrm
Sep 4th, 2012, 12:43 AM
what a cakewalk of a draw to get in QF

delicatecutter
Sep 4th, 2012, 12:56 AM
So proud of Baby Anci and so happy for her fellow fans!! It's been such a long time!! :cheer:

The 2nd Law
Sep 4th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Did she play well to get the bagel guys? :spit:

I am still so so so SO happy about this. Best cakewalk ever :hearts:

Curtos07
Sep 4th, 2012, 01:31 AM
Did she play well to get the bagel guys? :spit:

I am still so so so SO happy about this. Best cakewalk ever :hearts:

She played well in the first set, but was iffy in the 2nd set. Still, overall solid performance.

hankqq
Sep 4th, 2012, 01:32 AM
It's about damn time :lol: She came close in the past but lost matches in which she was the favorite. This time she actually kept herself together. Hopefully she can continue to go deep at future slams too.

Curtos07
Sep 4th, 2012, 01:33 AM
I am so overjoyed. :sobbing:

It has been so long for Ana to get back to this point of a slam. Yes, her draw broke her way, but she still had to beat the players in front of her, which was something she failed to do in many of her previous slams. It's been a solid year for Ana. 4th round at AO and Wimbledon, and now quarters at USO. I hope she can build off of this and have a great 2013. Ajde! :cheer: :bounce:

SELVEN
Sep 4th, 2012, 02:29 AM
I am so HAPPY for Ana. :inlove: Tears in my eyes. :sobbing:

danieln1
Sep 4th, 2012, 02:40 AM
I am so overjoyed. :sobbing:

It has been so long for Ana to get back to this point of a slam. Yes, her draw broke her way, but she still had to beat the players in front of her, which was something she failed to do in many of her previous slams. It's been a solid year for Ana. 4th round at AO and Wimbledon, and now quarters at USO. I hope she can build off of this and have a great 2013. Ajde! :cheer: :bounce:

Hopefully it will be the beginning of great things for her at this stage in her career...

metamorpha
Sep 4th, 2012, 03:06 AM
Chrissie is the only one that picked her as the sleeper, it turns out to be correct... :eek:

danieln1
Sep 4th, 2012, 03:21 AM
Chrissie is the only one that picked her as the sleeper, it turns out to be correct... :eek:

For the first time the #shitchrissiesays is not accurate :spit:

danieln1
Sep 4th, 2012, 03:29 AM
Happy for Balltossovic, Doni, Kimmy, Griffin, Sean, Dave, The Daviator, Hurricane Ana, Defying Gravity and all you other decent Ana fans :hug: :yeah:

Heyyy you forgot the other fun guys like delicatecutter, Dexter, Cp6uja, Tenis Srbja, Just do it, spiritedenergy, myself..... :spit:

:ras: