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Feb 7th, 2016 10:00 AM
Gentleman
Re: ~Ana's articles~

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Originally Posted by Iva87 View Post
"The wedding that everyone waits for".
Feb 7th, 2016 09:54 AM
Iva87
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What I Eat In A Week By Ana Ivanovic - Women's Health
Feb 1st, 2016 08:26 PM
Iva87
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Jan 23rd, 2016 02:37 PM
gaviotabr
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Originally Posted by nonRelativity View Post
Because the problem was Ana's serve.
Ana could've won serving just as bad had she taken her chances on return. Madison wasn't serving well either, but when she had chances on return she took them. Ana blew them.. My point is that both were serving way below their capabilities.. and it wasn't the serving the made the difference in the end. It was Ana's stupid errors on return. Like that FH putaway on top of the net. Madison didnt win that point, Ana lost it all by herself.
Jan 23rd, 2016 02:31 PM
nonRelativity
Re: ~Ana's articles~

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Originally Posted by gaviotabr View Post
I don't think Madison was serving all that well to be honest. Ana should've broken her at least a couple of times more.. at the 3-2* game and at the 4-5* game. She had 2 BPs in that 3-2* game, and missed 2 second serve returns she should never have missed. Than the 4-5* game she also missed 2 2nd serve returns she should never have missed, and that putaway FH she had on top of the net at 30-30 that she hit to the crowd, which was criminal. Ana basically gifted enough gifts for Keys to be able to hold those service games. So this was the difference.. not the serving. Neither was serving particularly well IMHO.
Because the problem was Ana's serve her aggressive return position wasn't a problem today (only at a last game of the 2nd). Keys wasn't serving well at any moment of the match.
Jan 23rd, 2016 02:18 PM
gaviotabr
Re: ~Ana's articles~

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Originally Posted by nonRelativity View Post
The worst possible scenario for the AUO ...she wasn't that bad and had billions of chances ... then Sears's situation which can be an excuse for the lack of execution on the important points (distraction by a massive external factor) facing a semifinalist last year. She has too many excuses this time


She said that the difference in serving decided the match.
I don't think Madison was serving all that well to be honest. Ana should've broken her at least a couple of times more.. at the 3-2* game and at the 4-5* game. She had 2 BPs in that 3-2* game, and missed 2 second serve returns she should never have missed. Than the 4-5* game she also missed 2 2nd serve returns she should never have missed, and that putaway FH she had on top of the net at 30-30 that she hit to the crowd, which was criminal. Ana basically gifted enough gifts for Keys to be able to hold those service games. So this was the difference.. not the serving. Neither was serving particularly well IMHO.
Jan 23rd, 2016 01:26 PM
nonRelativity
Re: ~Ana's articles~

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Originally Posted by gaviotabr View Post
I think this was literally the worst thing that could ever happen to Ana. Lose feeling like she played well and there was nothing she could do.. when the reality is another thing altogether. She choked this match away 4 times over. And she lost by not hitting 1st serves whenever she had a lead, by losing the shot once known as her FH, and by having a tragic return game. This was a complete choke job, and she should be enraged to lose a match like this. Instead she is feeling like she is in the right path and that she did enough. No wonder she doesn't improve.. this is the wrong attitude.
The worst possible scenario for the AUO ...she wasn't that bad and had billions of chances ... then Sears's situation which can be an excuse for the lack of execution on the important points (distraction by a massive external factor) facing a semifinalist last year. She has too many excuses this time

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I thought the third set she served better than me. She could get more on the first shot because of the serve. I felt that was the big difference in the third set.
She said that the difference in serving decided the match.
Jan 23rd, 2016 01:16 PM
gaviotabr
Re: ~Ana's articles~

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Q. What would you like to say?
ANA IVANOVIC: Obviously it was a tough match. I played so well. First set, I won it. I felt like I produced some good games, created some opportunities. But she came back strong with a very powerful game.

I thought the third set she served better than me. She could get more on the first shot because of the serve. I felt that was the big difference in the third set.

Q. Obviously the atmosphere and the crowd throughout the whole match was definitely supporting you a lot. Did you feel that?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, definitely. As soon as we walked on the court, that was amazing feeling. Yeah, I really wanted to win and have a chance to come back. The crowd was just really amazing don't.

Q. Despite not winning the match, have you been encouraged by the form you've shown here?
ANA IVANOVIC: Definitely it was a good match from the beginning on. It was a high level. Like I said, she came out with some firing strokes towards the end of that match. She stepped it up. It went her way.

Obviously a little bit disappointed but a lot to look forward to.
I think this was literally the worst thing that could ever happen to Ana. Lose feeling like she played well and there was nothing she could do.. when the reality is another thing altogether. She choked this match away 4 times over. And she lost by not hitting 1st serves whenever she had a lead, by losing the shot once known as her FH, and by having a tragic return game. This was a complete choke job, and she should be enraged to lose a match like this. Instead she is feeling like she is in the right path and that she did enough. No wonder she doesn't improve.. this is the wrong attitude.
Jan 20th, 2016 10:06 PM
gaviotabr
Re: ~Ana's articles~

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Originally Posted by gloria7 View Post
" How many lives do i have? A lot...and not just a life of a tennis player...I really think of myself as big fighter, i rarely give up. Of course, everyone has a bad period in life, bad tournament, or bad season, but it's important to know yourself, to value yourself and to set new goals, over and over again...Our priorities and goals can change, often they can change from month to month, but it's important to find motivation to define your goals again... Federer, when criticized once, said :" I play tennis because i love it"...I can say the same about myself, that attitude can describe my approach to tennis...In other words - results aren't that relevant and important, - it's love for the game and for the competition..."

Her goals: "I'm trying to enjoy on court as much as possible and my big goal is to win, at least one more GS...I did it as a young player and that success has marked first phase of my career. When you're young - everything is new to you, you don't have bad experiences which will prevent you from achieving goals and big results... Later, when you put behind yourself negative experiences, you learn something new...It affected me, my game ,my self-esteem. Still, you grow up and realize - there are other things in life that are important, but you have to fight and give your best and you'll achieve that goal eventually..."

Fed Cup: "This season is very important for the further course of my career and i want to achieve good results in all stages of my career. I want to win a medal for Serbia in Rio, in singles and doubles (with Alex Krunic)...So i said it to Jecmenica, hoping that my opinion would be accepted and understood rightly (Jecmenica, as a former tennis player, should understand Ana's point of view)...I think that my honest and direct answer (open response) wasn't conveyed corectly by serbian media, and it's not for the first time...I'm sorry for that..."

Privacy: " I really don't like when people and media try to " dig out" something from pro athletes private life...I think they already know a lot about us, from different sources. I'm aware that's the "price" i have to pay for being globally exposed...Curiosity is normal, isn't rare thing, maybe it can be expected and justified when we are talking about WTA players..I got used to it, i have learned not to lose my temper as i did in the past..."

AO '16: " Every good tournament or week on Tour is very important for the rest of the season, but i don't want to put pressure on myself. My draw would "open up" so many times in the past, but i wasn't able to use it...I just want to enjoy playing tennis and competition and go from match to match...I've had great preparations, worked hard in the off season with my big team and they support me enormously. I believe that's the right approach to my matches and the rest of the season..."
Thanks for the translation!
Jan 20th, 2016 09:11 PM
gloria7
Re: ~Ana's articles~

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Originally Posted by valaha92 View Post
It is not easy zu translate, can you please give a clean translation of the part about the Fed Cup cancel? When I understand right she apologize for her wd? She apologize that she was honest (and not use a better excuse?). Perhaps bad translation by google?
" How many lives do i have? A lot...and not just a life of a tennis player...I really think of myself as big fighter, i rarely give up. Of course, everyone has a bad period in life, bad tournament, or bad season, but it's important to know yourself, to value yourself and to set new goals, over and over again...Our priorities and goals can change, often they can change from month to month, but it's important to find motivation to define your goals again... Federer, when criticized once, said :" I play tennis because i love it"...I can say the same about myself, that attitude can describe my approach to tennis...In other words - results aren't that relevant and important, - it's love for the game and for the competition..."

Her goals: "I'm trying to enjoy on court as much as possible and my big goal is to win, at least one more GS...I did it as a young player and that success has marked first phase of my career. When you're young - everything is new to you, you don't have bad experiences which will prevent you from achieving goals and big results... Later, when you put behind yourself negative experiences, you learn something new...It affected me, my game ,my self-esteem. Still, you grow up and realize - there are other things in life that are important, but you have to fight and give your best and you'll achieve that goal eventually..."

Fed Cup: "This season is very important for the further course of my career and i want to achieve good results in all stages of my career. I want to win a medal for Serbia in Rio, in singles and doubles (with Alex Krunic)...So i said it to Jecmenica, hoping that my opinion would be accepted and understood rightly (Jecmenica, as a former tennis player, should understand Ana's point of view)...I think that my honest and direct answer (open response) wasn't conveyed corectly by serbian media, and it's not for the first time...I'm sorry for that..."

Privacy: " I really don't like when people and media try to " dig out" something from pro athletes private life...I think they already know a lot about us, from different sources. I'm aware that's the "price" i have to pay for being globally exposed...Curiosity is normal, isn't rare thing, maybe it can be expected and justified when we are talking about WTA players..I got used to it, i have learned not to lose my temper as i did in the past..."

AO '16: " Every good tournament or week on Tour is very important for the rest of the season, but i don't want to put pressure on myself. My draw would "open up" so many times in the past, but i wasn't able to use it...I just want to enjoy playing tennis and competition and go from match to match...I've had great preparations, worked hard in the off season with my big team and they support me enormously. I believe that's the right approach to my matches and the rest of the season..."
Jan 20th, 2016 06:57 PM
valaha92
Re: ~Ana's articles~

It is not easy zu translate, can you please give a clean translation of the part about the Fed Cup cancel? When I understand right she apologize for her wd? She apologize that she was honest (and not use a better excuse?). Perhaps bad translation by google?
Jan 20th, 2016 05:51 PM
gloria7
Re: ~Ana's articles~

" How many lives Ana Ivanovic has?" ...Ana's new interview for serbian "Telegraf"

Koliko ?ivota ima Ana? Ekskluzivni intervju iz Melburna, u kojem Ivanovi?eva citira Federera (FOTO) | Telegraf ? Najnovije vesti
Jan 17th, 2016 03:19 PM
gaviotabr
Re: ~Ana's articles~

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Originally Posted by KClijsters View Post
Australian Open 2016: Ana Ivanovic living a double life as she juggles sport and spotlight

She's among the top five wealthiest sportswomen on the planet whose marketability can overshadow her prowess on a tennis court. By her own admission, Ana Ivanovic sometimes feels more like a celebrity than a tennis player, given that at times the interest in her love life and social commitments often outweighs her performances on tour.
This is actually sad.. sadly true.
Jan 16th, 2016 11:33 AM
KClijsters
Re: ~Ana's articles~

Australian Open 2016: Ana Ivanovic living a double life as she juggles sport and spotlight

She's among the top five wealthiest sportswomen on the planet whose marketability can overshadow her prowess on a tennis court. By her own admission, Ana Ivanovic sometimes feels more like a celebrity than a tennis player, given that at times the interest in her love life and social commitments often outweighs her performances on tour.

Red carpet events, magazine cover shoots, sponsorship appearances, it's the price of a fame that Ivanovic enjoys.

But with it comes the sacrifice of privacy and an adjustment in the interpretation of what is "normal".

In the mirror she sees Ana Ivanovic the beach-loving movie enthusiast who, despite her struggles to start 2016, still harbours ambitions to return to the top of the sport.

But the person splashed all over newspapers and television screens around the world is somewhat unrecognisable to the 28-year-old. "It's a strange feeling," Ivanovic told Fairfax Media.

"I feel like I'm two different people. There's me and then there's the one I see on TV or in the newspapers. For me, I'm very, very shy. So sometimes being in that spotlight feels very awkward. I like to keep my private life private.

"Sometimes it's more difficult obviously because people do want to know more about your private life when they see you compete all the time so they want to know what happens behind the scenes. At the end of the day they have to realise we have the normal lives they do. We enjoy the same things. I love to go down to the cinema or theatre and do the regular things."

There are only a handful of female tennis players whose time off the court is examined as much as it is on it.
Forbes listed Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Ivanovic among the top five highest-paid female athletes on the planet in 2015.

While Ivanovic racked up almost $2 million in prize money, she amassed $6.5 million in endorsements in an indication of how big her profile remains despite not being ranked the top female player in the sport since 2008.

But despite still feeling uncomfortable with the relentless attention, Ivanovic admits the celebrity status she now has carries its benefits.

"Sometimes it does feel like I'm a celebrity not a tennis player, but honestly when it does feel like that it's fun," she said.

"We are so into tennis and working hard and training that when you get the chance to do something different, like a red carpet event, it just feels like 'oh my god, I'm a person as well', not just a tennis player. I do lots of charity work as well, which helps me get away from tennis sometimes.

"You have to accept, people will be curious. It's your option whether you embrace it or not, because some enjoy it and others don't. It's just very tough because some people don't understand that the 20s are your most sensitive years, especially for girls. We actually mature and grow up in the public eye, and that's not always easy."

Her former relationship with Australian golfer Adam Scott saw her take on the nickname "Aussie Ana" as the pair became one of sport's highest-profile couples.

They have since ended their romance, with the Serbian now dating Manchester United and German football superstar Bastian Schweinsteiger. But despite her public break-up with Scott, she never feared she would fall out of favour with the Australian crowd.

"Honestly, no [I didn't think that would happen]," Ivanovic said.

"I always felt so comfortable here and I feel people are very understanding. They are so into their sport and know what's going on. They don't just judge you by how you play, they actually take everything into consideration - everything that goes on behind the scenes and all the hard work you do.

"That's what I really appreciate because sometimes you work hard but the results don't come straight away. And unless you are in it, people don't see that. Here I feel they are so much into their sports but they can still connect on a different level. It really feels like a home here. Everyone is so friendly and they are very supportive. You can feel that and it makes me feel at home. I have relatives here.

I feel like this is my second home."

Of course, there are detractors, but Ivanovic has been around the sport for a decade and is not naive about life in the spotlight.

"Sometimes if I read something or hear comments, it just doesn't feel like me," Ivanovic said.

"I'm really detached from it. Sometimes it's hurtful when you hear people make comments that are not informed or not the right judgments, but that's the life of being in the spotlight.

"It's not only as a professional athlete, it's in everyday life. You have people who like you and people who don't like you. You just have to stick with the people who mean most to you."
Jan 13th, 2016 08:05 AM
Iva87
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