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Old Mar 26th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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Red The Clay Thread 2013

On to the clay season...

Ana has a total of 445 points to defend. Scheduled to play Stuttgart, Rome, Madrid and Roland Garros, plus Fed Cup vs Germany.
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On to the clay season...

Ana has a total of 445 points to defend. Scheduled to play Stuttgart, Rome, Madrid and Roland Garros, plus Fed Cup vs Germany.
Thanks, Izzy, a QF at RG (500 points) should be the goal.
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Thanks, Izzy, a QF at RG (500 points) should be the goal.
Should be.. A strong clay season is the only way to save this year.

But.. she will have a low seeding.. meaning facing better players earlier.. and we have seen she has shown herself to be inept against top players.

She won't even be seeded in Madrid..
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Should be.. A strong clay season is the only way to save this year.

But.. she will have a low seeding.. meaning facing better players earlier.. and we have seen she has shown herself to be inept against top players.

She won't even be seeded in Madrid..
Ana needs to improve her ranking before RG. Otherwise, No. 17 ranking means Ana could face Serena, Maria, Vika or Aga/Li at round of 16, that's a tall order.

One match at a time, one tournament at a time, Ana needs to do it.

We all know she has the tools but she needs to deliver the results.
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If Ana goes to Paris healthy, fresh and in good shape - only sky is limit for her!
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Ana needs to improve her ranking before RG. Otherwise, No. 17 ranking means Ana could face Serena, Maria, Vika or Aga/Li at round of 16, that's a tall order.

One match at a time, one tournament at a time, Ana needs to do it.

We all know she has the tools but she needs to deliver the results.
Actually.. 17 is better than 13-16 because you still have the chance to take on 5-8 for 4th round. You only need to be lucky enough to get 9-12 in 3rd round.. but then again, 3rd round would be super tough.
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Ana needs to improve her ranking before RG. Otherwise, No. 17 ranking means Ana could face Serena, Maria, Vika or Aga/Li at round of 16, that's a tall order.

One match at a time, one tournament at a time, Ana needs to do it.

We all know she has the tools but she needs to deliver the results.
But same R16 thing in Paris will be happen to hers if she will back into #13-#16 rankings. That will be changed only if she reach TOP12, or if she goes on draw like #21-#24 seeded.

BTW, seeds order is not so important on red clay like on all other surfaces in last 5 seasons:
In 2012 RG only 2 of TOP4 seeds reach Quarterfinal.
In 2011 RG only 1 of TOP4 seeds reach Quarterfinal.
In 2009 RG only 2 of TOP4 seeds reach Quarterfinal.
In 2008 RG only 2 of TOP4 seeds reach Quarterfinal.
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Actually.. 17 is better than 13-16 because you still have the chance to take on 5-8 for 4th round. You only need to be lucky enough to get 9-12 in 3rd round.. but then again, 3rd round would be super tough.
Yes, that's a good point and Ana matches up well with any of the 9-12 players.

Mathematically, Ana still can reach No. 12 before RG and that can also be one of the goals.
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I still have hope that Ana will get WC for Katowice...
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I still have hope that Ana will get WC for Katowice...
MM strategy never worked for Ana anyway... so its better for her to work hard during April in Gym and practice courts, somewhere in Spain.
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I still have hope that Ana will get WC for Katowice...
It's unnecessary
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Via Juan Ceballos on twitter, Ana Ivanovic is playing here (Monterrey).
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from the monterrey website


Ana Ivanovic Confirmed

Ana Ivanovic is confirmed to the Monterrey Open. She will arrive to Monterrey this Friday.



but i still don't want to expect her much, i am scared to get into roller coaster ride.
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Ana playing in Monterrey.
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