Ana plays Monday night in the second night session match on Rod Laver Arena. Plays after Tipsarevic/Hewitt. I'm shocked that she got put on RLA at night. Odd choice.
Every night session this season will be perfect for Ana because some weather predictions says that this January will be maybe hottest month in Australia in last 100 years!
Also, this schedule is perfect for all people from Europe to follow AO matches (time zone factor) and also for all of them who forget - to remind them how big is still our Anchi starpower!
__________________ and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is
AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
I'm not impressed with that schedule at all. After Tipsa and Hewitt? They'll play until the midnight, I don't think Ana likes playing so late. As for being on RLA, honestly winning is the only thing that matters. For us it's important that she's on a show court. Only TF drama queens can get so worked up over a schedule.
Oh.. that schedule... We all know Hewitt x Tipsarevic will take over 5 hours.
Ana's match will be the first one played on tuesday..
Let's hope Janko gets that "sudden fatigue" thing he's been suffering with
I never expected Ana to be on Rod Laver Arena tbh, let alone the night match. But happy nonetheless. Wonder when was the last time she played there at night. Garbin at the 08 AO 3R? Really can't remember. And LOL at there being a thread on Ana being on Rod Laver Arena Haters be pressed.
Ana was calm so her serve was ok, but she hasn´t gained any muscles, she is still so slow, unconfident, she could easily won the second set 6/0 if she killed the ball at the net when it was 40:15 and again, maybe 4th match in the row when she had problems to finish the match, deuce, she needed 3rd match point.
As you say win is a win but has anything improved? I don´t know, still happy
PS: I ran in the blizzard from the school to see Ana on eurosport and she won "easily", what a glorious victory for me today