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Old Oct 4th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #3811
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to be quite honest i don't think being in the top 12 for ao is that important now. she decided to play stupid events like hopman cup rather than to collect points. it's too late now to change that.

it would be important to get into top 10 and attack top 8 as soon as possible next year. true, a good result at ao would help a lot but the stupid scheduling has already been done, so...
I agree with you about the schedule.. I can't with choosing Hopman Cup..

But I do think being top 12 for AO would be important. If Ana is in good form, she would have a better chance of making QFs or beyond. 13-16 is the worst seeding bracket. Serena, Azarenka, Sharapova and Radwanska are really consistent and would prove a bigger challenge in a 4th round. I think improving her chances at a slam should be priority, and would give her more points to actually be able to get to top 10 and attack top 8.
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Old Oct 4th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #3812
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I adore Hopman Cup and I love that decision, sorry.
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Old Oct 4th, 2012, 09:02 PM   #3813
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it's all because tsch is used to write just one sound, the english ch.
I know that it stands for ч. It just looks hilarious.

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4 letters for one sound, probably a world record.
Well, few letters for one consonant can be only possible in case of palatal consonants (not for m or b, lol). You must love orthography in Slavic languages (except for Polish). Diacritics are a blessing.
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Casay Dellacqua was announced for Hopman Cup, making Team Australia Tomic-Dellacqua. Could face Ana.

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Old Oct 6th, 2012, 11:40 PM   #3815
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Hopman Cup again. Why can't he play with Bojana?!
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I like exhibitions and Hopman Cup is fun to watch. Everybody seems to have a good time. I think Ana wants to play there simply because she really enjoys it. And besides that, money-wise it give some good rewards, I guess...

I think more relaxed preparation could potentially help her to achieve some big results at other events. I wonder if she'll play any internationals in 2013.
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I like exhibitions and Hopman Cup is fun to watch. Everybody seems to have a good time. I think Ana wants to play there simply because she really enjoys it. And besides that, money-wise it give some good rewards, I guess...

I think more relaxed preparation could potentially help her to achieve some big results at other events. I wonder if she'll play any internationals in 2013.
Exactly. She does what she wants to do. Let's not pretend she's some poor little girl only trying to keep her friend happy. She played in 2010 and then dropped it in 2011 so she could play at a tournament where, then boyfriend, had the rare opportunity of being able to attend every match. Boyfriend is now gone so she is more than happy to go back to Hopman Cup which by her own admission she really enjoyed in 2010. She has had no problem dropping HC in years previous when she didn't want to play(07,08,09, '11) so if she's there this year it's because she wants to be, not just to keep Novak happy...

Why should Novak have to play with Bojana? She's a bit younger than him and I'm not sure they even know each other too well, never seen pics of them together at any event or players party. He already played with Jankovic in 2008, so he's hardly that inflexible.
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Exactly. She does what she wants to do. Let's not pretend she's some poor little girl only trying to keep her friend happy. She played in 2010 and then dropped it in 2011 so she could play at a tournament where, then boyfriend, had the rare opportunity of being able to attend every match. Boyfriend is now gone so she is more than happy to go back to Hopman Cup which by her own admission she really enjoyed in 2010. She has had no problem dropping HC in years previous when she didn't want to play(07,08,09, '11) so if she's there this year it's because she wants to be, not just to keep Novak happy...

Why should Novak have to play with Bojana? She's a bit younger than him and I'm not sure they even know each other too well, never seen pics of them together at any event or players party. He already played with Jankovic in 2008, so he's hardly that inflexible.
Hey!

I also think she is playing because she feels like it.. but I don't think anyone is saying Ana is playing HC to please Novak. The sugestion of Bojana is probably because JJ, considering her ranking now, will probably be trying to gather points in a real tournament.

I would just like to say that she played in 2006 and 2011. You said she dropped it in 2011.. no, she dropped it in 2012, choosing to play Brisbane.

I think our resistence towards Hopman Cup is that, opposite to what it is to Novak, HC never meant good preparation for Ana. Both times she played, she ended up injured... got to AO unprepared and lost early. Also, unlike Novak, Ana needed that 1st week points to garantee a top 12 seed for AO.. and considering how it helped her to make a slam QF after 17 tries since RG 2008 at the USO.. that top 12 seed would mean increasing her chances of a good result at AO.. which I think anyone would agree is more important than HC. Ana might have enjoyed playing HC in 2011, but it was an awful choice for that year and for her career. So all things considered, choosing HC seems at least a very questionable decision regarding her career. But then again, that's Ana.. questionable decisions all around.

Now I know you are a Novak fan.. congrats on the Beijing title today! Try not being too sensitive about this, because most people here love Novak. Its not personal.. its just that playing HC hasn't been beneficial to Ana.
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he sugestion of Bojana is probably because JJ, considering her ranking now, will probably be trying to gather points in a real tournament.
Exactly. Ana and JJ need points desperately, BoJo needs money, so I'm wondering why Bojana or Aleksandra isn't playing it.
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I also think she is playing because she feels like it.. but I don't think anyone is saying Ana is playing HC to please Novak. The sugestion of Bojana is probably because JJ, considering her ranking now, will probably be trying to gather points in a real tournament.

I would just like to say that she played in 2006 and 2011. You said she dropped it in 2011.. no, she dropped it in 2012, choosing to play Brisbane.

I think our resistence towards Hopman Cup is that, opposite to what it is to Novak, HC never meant good preparation for Ana. Both times she played, she ended up injured... got to AO unprepared and lost early. Also, unlike Novak, Ana needed that 1st week points to garantee a top 12 seed for AO.. and considering how it helped her to make a slam QF after 17 tries since RG 2008 at the USO.. that top 12 seed would mean increasing her chances of a good result at AO.. which I think anyone would agree is more important than HC. Ana might have enjoyed playing HC in 2011, but it was an awful choice for that year and for her career. So all things considered, choosing HC seems at least a very questionable decision regarding her career. But then again, that's Ana.. questionable decisions all around.

Now I know you are a Novak fan.. congrats on the Beijing title today! Try not being too sensitive about this, because most people here love Novak. Its not personal.. its just that playing HC hasn't been beneficial to Ana.

Hey, I know, we are talking about the same years. It's just it starts with the Hopman Cup ball which is on the 31st and I got a bit confused with the men's Abu Dhabi event which has matches in the last couple of days of the year. I thought Hopman Cup might have had some matches on the 31st too but they don't. Anyway I meant, end of 2010/start of 2011 season as opposed to start of 2010.
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Hopman Cup field is rather weak IMHO. All teams were announced today:

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#HHC13 field (seeds 1-4): SRB: Ivanovic & Djokovic; USA: Venus & Isner; ITA: Schiavone & Seppi; ESP: M/Garrigues & Verdasco;
Only relevant names are Ana and Venus.. Ok.. Schiavone.. Petko..

Last year they had Na Li, Petra, Caro, Marion..
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Hey, I know, we are talking about the same years. It's just it starts with the Hopman Cup ball which is on the 31st and I got a bit confused with the men's Abu Dhabi event which has matches in the last couple of days of the year. I thought Hopman Cup might have had some matches on the 31st too but they don't. Anyway I meant, end of 2010/start of 2011 season as opposed to start of 2010.
Oh, ok. Next Hopman Cup will start on december 29 I think... but its better to refer to ir as 1st tournament of 2013 season I think.

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There are 3 positive things that could eventuate from Ana playing HC: actually winning the title to make up for 2010, beating Venus in the process, and leaving Perth without an injury If all that happened, it would be a great start to the year for Ana don't you think?
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There are 3 positive things that could eventuate from Ana playing HC: actually winning the title to make up for 2010, beating Venus in the process, and leaving Perth without an injury If all that happened, it would be a great start to the year for Ana don't you think?
I'd agree! With ALL that happening, it would be a positive start for 2013.

I think Serbia and US are definitely heavy favorites to make the final.. so Ana would actually have to beat Venus in the final. Even better, right?
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I'd agree! With ALL that happening, it would be a positive start for 2013.

I think Serbia and US are definitely heavy favorites to make the final.. so Ana would actually have to beat Venus in the final. Even better, right?
It would be and Ana would have at least played 4 singles matches, injury free, and won most if not all of them. It would be very very nice. The ranking points is a huge negative but it could still go well if she has a good off-season
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