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Old May 18th, 2012, 04:22 PM   #1966
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Re: Ana Ivanovic Videos thread

Ana's press in serbian after loss to Sharapova in Rome:

http://www.b92.net/video/videos.php?...&nav_id=610436
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Old May 18th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #1967
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Ana's press in serbian after loss to Sharapova in Rome:

http://www.b92.net/video/videos.php?...&nav_id=610436
Nothing new.

She said that she had chances in both sets, especially in first set and that it's disappointing that she wasted those chances, but she also said that Maria played really well in deciding moments. She's however satisfied that she can play close and competitive matches against players like Sharapova and Azarenka and that it's a result of her work with Nigel.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #1968
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She sounds so cute in Serbian and somehow I can understand something from it
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Old May 18th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #1969
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Nothing new.

She said that she had chances in both sets, especially in first set and that it's disappointing that she wasted those chances, but she also said that Maria played really well in deciding moments. She's however satisfied that she can play close and competitive matches against players like Sharapova and Azarenka and that it's a result of her work with Nigel.
Thanks Cajka!
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Old May 24th, 2012, 12:27 PM   #1971
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Ana's interview for CNN's Open Court is at CNN's web.

http://edition.cnn.com/video/?utm_so...eref=rss_sport
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Aww loved that! Especially the ping pong bit lol!
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Clearly not lost on purpouse in ping pong She is such a sweet girl
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Ana mentioned the final against Justine and there's one question that can not be asked in GM. Does anyone else feel that Ana was able to trouble Justine much more than she did it in that final? Not to beat her perhaps, but to win a set or so? I think that she had a game to do that, she started the match great, but something happened.
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Ana mentioned the final against Justine and there's one question that can not be asked in GM. Does anyone else feel that Ana was able to trouble Justine much more than she did it in that final? Not to beat her perhaps, but to win a set or so? I think that she had a game to do that, she started the match great, but something happened.
Ana always had the game to trouble JuJu. Unfortunately, she never had the brains.

Ana said what clicked in that final was, when she got ahead that break, she started thinking OMG I might actually win this match, and stopped concentrating on the next point. She was thinking about the finish line and got nervous. I think you could actually see it happen in the match (Not that I've watched it since)

Ana had a bigger game than Justine. JuJu had better defence and net play. Oh, and the BH, obviously. But Ana had the bigger strokes and should have been able to run JuJu all over the courts. She never did it though, because I don't think she and her teams discussed tactics against Justine.
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Ana always had the game to trouble JuJu. Unfortunately, she never had the brains.

Ana said what clicked in that final was, when she got ahead that break, she started thinking OMG I might actually win this match, and stopped concentrating on the next point. She was thinking about the finish line and got nervous. I think you could actually see it happen in the match (Not that I've watched it since)

Ana had a bigger game than Justine. JuJu had better defence and net play. Oh, and the BH, obviously. But Ana had the bigger strokes and should have been able to run JuJu all over the courts. She never did it though, because I don't think she and her teams discussed tactics against Justine.
After retiring Justine said that she never liked playing the big hitters, that she always felt uncomfortable against the WS. She also said that she didn't feel comfortable before that FO final against Ana. I can imagine that. It would explain how she fell apart after the QF of AO. She felt helpless during that match. You could see it in her eyes.
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After retiring Justine said that she never liked playing the big hitters, that she always felt uncomfortable against the WS. She also said that she didn't feel comfortable before that FO final against Ana. I can imagine that. It would explain how she fell apart after the QF of AO. She felt helpless during that match. You could see it in her eyes.
*sigh* If only Ana had kept her head in that first set
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I do get that feeling too. I rewatched the highlights, and most of the good shots were all from Ana's racquet too.

The forehand winner she hit on the very first point sends chills up my spine. Like it wasn't even close to the line, but it was just such a heavy ball that blasted right through the court and Justine never got close to it.
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Ana mentioned the final against Justine and there's one question that can not be asked in GM. Does anyone else feel that Ana was able to trouble Justine much more than she did it in that final? Not to beat her perhaps, but to win a set or so? I think that she had a game to do that, she started the match great, but something happened.
Roland Garros 2007 is one of my favorite tournaments ever. Really.. except for the final, Ana was hitting big, serving huge (probably her best serving tournament?), returning beautifully, moving well and fighting. I'm sure she could even win that match if she had been prepared for the ocasion. She wasn't prepared at all.. and that was the most nervous I've ever seen Ana on a court.. she was shaking. It was also the 1st time I saw her have serious issues with her toss. After that 1st game, in which she broke, and then got to 40-0 on her own serve, she realized the moment and got overwhelmed by it. For a while she couldn't even throw the ball up to serve. From then on it was NID.

I think it wasn't just Ana failing to cope, but also a miss from her team. Once you are in a final of a grand slam, you have to prepare your player to win it, not to just play free.. but be prepared to win. That posibility never crossed Ana's mind before.. it only crossed her mind once she was already there playing. That is a preparation failure, a lot of which should be adressed by the much more experienced people she had around her. The posibility of winning had to be in her mind and had to be digested and had to be almost organic to her before she stepped on the court. In a slam final, you simply have to be ready, otherwise you won't even be able to play, like happened to Ana.
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I do get that feeling too. I rewatched the highlights, and most of the good shots were all from Ana's racquet too.

The forehand winner she hit on the very first point sends chills up my spine. Like it wasn't even close to the line, but it was just such a heavy ball that blasted right through the court and Justine never got close to it.
I remember that! Ana's weight of shot that whole summer was huge. From winning Berlin to winning LA, she went far in every tournament mainly because she had really heavy shots.
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