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Old Sep 20th, 2008, 05:34 AM   #286
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Re: ana will rise again in the land of the rising sun

It's probs spam but I had to make sure my first post on this board was in an Ana thread.
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Old Sep 20th, 2008, 11:37 AM   #287
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There are plenty of reasons to believe Ana will turn it around next week in Beijing...


Just trust me on that one, okay.
I really hope you're right!

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ANA RAZMIŠLJA O POVEĆANJU BROJA TURNIRA
ŽELJNA SAM IGRE

NIJE svanulo ni u Zemlji izlazećeg sunca. Jedini način da Ana Ivanović dođe do drugog kola nekog turnira u poslednje vreme je da - bude slobodna u prvom. Poraz srpske teniserke od Nađe Petrove već na startu turnira u Tokiju izdao je potvrdu o agoniji, ali naša igračica zna uzroke očajnih partija.
- Nedostaju mi mečevi, razmišljam čak i da povećam broj turnira do kraja godine. Od Rolan Garosa sam odigrala samo pet, šest i očigledno da mi je potrebno vreme da se vratim u staru formu - nekoliko nedelja pauze zbog povrede palca i dalje zadaju problema Ivanovićevoj. - Verovatno je trebalo da preskočim Montreal, ali mislila sam da je sve u najboljem redu i želela sam što pre da zaigram.
Ta jedna greška bila je veća od svih onih neiznuđenih na terenu.
- Posle sam bezuspešno pokušavala da se vratim, ali sve me je stiglo, najpre na Olimpijskim igrama, potom i u Njujorku. Ipak, protekle tri nedelje sam naporno radila i zato sam tužna što nisam uspela da vežem bar dve, tri pobede u Tokiju - istakla je treća teniserka planete, koja ima priliku za popravni u Pekingu. - Radujem se što ću zaigrati u kineskoj prestonici i što imam priliku da se odužim publici za otkazivanje na igrama. Verujem da ću konačno zaigrati onako kako umem.


ANA IS THINKING TO PLAY MORE TOURNAMENTS:
I WANT TO PLAY

The sun didn’t come up for her even in the country of the rising sun. The only way for Ana Ivanovic to reach the second round of some tournament is to have a bye in the first one. The loss against Nadia Petrova proved that there is an agony around Ana, but our player knows the reasons for her bad play.
- “I haven’t played much. I even think to play more tournaments until the end of the year. Since Roland Garros I have played 5, 6 matches and it is more than evident that I need time to come back into my old form.” – A few weeks off because of her thumb injury continue to give problems to Ana. – “I should have skipped Montreal, but I thought that everything was OK and I wanted to play.”
That mistake was bigger than all the unforced errors on court.
- “After that I tried to come back, but without success. Everything came after me, on the Olympics in New York… But the last three weeks I have been working hard and I am sad that I did not manage to win two or three matches in Tokyo,” said the No.3, who has a chance to improve in Beijing. – “I am happy that I’ll be able to play in the capital of China and that I’ll have a chance to make it up to the audience for the withdrawal from the Olympics. I believe that I will finally play the way I know.”


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Thanks to Maja12, from Ana's official forum. It's interesting to see that she is thinking about playing more tournaments.
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Old Sep 20th, 2008, 12:24 PM   #288
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Re: ana will rise again in the land of the rising sun

Did anybody see the match Safina vs Petrova
I couldn`t believe when i saw the score 6-1 6-0
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Old Sep 20th, 2008, 04:47 PM   #289
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It should have 6-0 6-0, safina didnt break her serve cos Nadia's her compatriot and it was an embarrasing defeat for nadia.
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Old Sep 20th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #290
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It should have 6-0 6-0, safina didnt break her serve cos Nadia's her compatriot and it was an embarrasing defeat for nadia.
What's MORE noteworthy was Dinara's previous match when she WASN'T playing well(she looks SOOO pretty in pink,btw).She made a ton of UEs against a dangerous,former Top 35 opponent in Kanepi...and yet she pulled it out despite losing a disheartening tie-breaker in the 2nd set.Dinara's on-court improvement in mental toughness is VISIBLE,and Ana is capable of making similar steps.
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Old Sep 20th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #291
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What's MORE noteworthy was Dinara's previous match when she WASN'T playing well(she looks SOOO pretty in pink,btw).She made a ton of UEs against a dangerous,former Top 35 opponent in Kanepi...and yet she pulled it out despite losing a disheartening tie-breaker in the 2nd set.Dinara's on-court improvement in mental toughness is VISIBLE,and Ana is capable of making similar steps.

I agree with you. I don't see great improvements in her game, she has always been talented. But her focus is greatly improved. She still has moments of anger in court, when she gets frustrated, like in the US Semi. But she has been overall extremely focused. I read an interview with her coach and he said that he had great expectations in every match she plays, and that she should have too, since that makes her believe she can win. I found that interesting.. many coaches try to take pressure off by not putting too many expectations in play, he does the opposite, which seems to have done wonders for Safina.

Maybe his logic is that if she doesn't have the expectation that she will win, if she makes some mistakes, she will already get down on herself and lack belief... thinking "oh no.. I can't win".
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What's MORE noteworthy was Dinara's previous match when she WASN'T playing well(she looks SOOO pretty in pink,btw).She made a ton of UEs against a dangerous,former Top 35 opponent in Kanepi...and yet she pulled it out despite losing a disheartening tie-breaker in the 2nd set.Dinara's on-court improvement in mental toughness is VISIBLE,and Ana is capable of making similar steps.
I feel like Safina knew all along her potential to be one of the best but she couldn't show it and display it in her game and win match after match and that REALLY frustrated her and made her the player that she was. Now with her new coach who seems to completely understand her and crack the 'safina code' he is psychologically making her tennis and her arsenal of shots and desire to win connect, if safina has a tantrum krajan will diffuse the situation by telling her its futile its not gonna make her win and then she realises duh!
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