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Old Apr 21st, 2013, 11:34 AM   #31
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Totally serious

Beating scrubs like Wozniacki in 2012 or Zvonareva wasn't nearly half as good as today IMO.

She made hardly any errors, played really smart tennis, was serving really good and hold it together in the crucial points.
She had a lot of pressure on her tiny shoulders but she went through it and won the match.
she even had tears in her eyes after the match, what shows how much pressure and how important that match was for her.

I really wish she can keep playing on this level, because we need this Ana back in Top 10 or even higher
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Old Apr 21st, 2013, 11:35 AM   #32
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Not sure if serious.

2012 IW R4 against Wozniacki.
2011 Beijing R3 against Zvonareva.
This. But if we count only matches on clay, her first set against Errani on RG last year was probably the best she's played on clay since 2008.

Anyway, congrats. It's great to see her fight like this and beating two quality opponents in a row. Now she needs some of this fighting spirit in WTA matches. I'm not getting my hopes too high, but there are encouraging signs.
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Old Apr 21st, 2013, 11:35 AM   #33
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Not surprised, anyone with half a brain can pick Kerber's basic game apart. Take the pace off the ball, and she's toast.
Did you even see the match?
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Old Apr 21st, 2013, 11:36 AM   #34
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Re: Serbia 2-1 up, Ivanovic def. Kerber 7-5 7-5 !!

I didn't expect such resistance from Kerber in match where Ana playing well on clay, because so far during career clay is not Kerber best surface, and hers 2013 shape so far is worse than in 2012, but TOP10 win for Ana - is a TOP10 win!

Unfortunately, Germany is still bold favorite today despite current 1-2 deficit, but even if Serbia lose, wins against two very good and highly motivated players should to be very good for Ana's confidence at beginning of claycourt season.
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Did you even see the match?
he is just Anci hater, so this is not surprising
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Old Apr 21st, 2013, 11:45 AM   #37
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he is just Anci hater, so this is not surprising
I was complimenting her for being able to play such a smart match

And to the answer the previous question, I watched parts of it. Ana's played much better matches since RG '08.
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Re: Serbia 2-1 up, Ivanovic def. Kerber 7-5 7-5 !!

Good match from Ana, but Kerber's actual form is very far from last year's; and all those chances thrown away in the first set, you hardly saw her doing that last season, when she was so consistent and good at taking every opportunity that came her way.

Promising for Ana, and she should build some confidence from this, but this is a just a FC match, so still a bit early for the "she's back" stuff.
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Old Apr 21st, 2013, 11:52 AM   #39
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Re: Serbia 2-1 up, Ivanovic def. Kerber 7-5 7-5 !!

Ana I am shocked.

Fed Cup bringing the best out of Ana.
What. Is. Going. On. With. The. World?

1. First ever win over Mona
2. First win over a top 10 player since Kvitova
3. Grinding out both wins - one a three setter
4. Her slicing
5. Ana discovering her inner junkie
6. Mixing it all with offense
But most importantly,
6. Ana - the woman with the mind of steel: 15 saved break points in a row
And in Fed Cup no less. Whaddafuq?
I am tottally confused. Why can't she play like this all the time?

This is just the kind of win Ana needed all this time. A top opponent, a tightly contested win, and under a lot of pressure - overcoming her deamons.

Of course, now after all the fuckery, it might not be enough, but is certainly a good sign and the right step forward.

But the tennis she produced in this match is by far the best in a while.
Just keep it up please please please. If only for the clay season.

Oh, and for Mirk Stilitano
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Old Apr 21st, 2013, 11:55 AM   #40
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Re: Serbia 2-1 up, Ivanovic def. Kerber 7-5 7-5 !!

as much as im happy for ana, and how she played, the biggest news for me is that she hasn't got a win over top 20 players on tour for a year - is it true?
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I was complimenting her for being able to play such a smart match

And to the answer the previous question, I watched parts of it. Ana's played much better matches since RG '08.
and it was so awkward because you always say not very nice things about her
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and it was so awkward because you always say not very nice things about her
I'm a JJ fan so I have to root for her country
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as much as im happy for ana, and how she played, the biggest news for me is that she hasn't got a win over top 20 players on tour for a year - is it true?
Lepchenko was #19 when Ana beat her. But I don't read that much into rankings. IMO, wins over Kuznetsova, JJ, Petrova and Goerges were better wins than the one over Lepchenko.
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I was complimenting her for being able to play such a smart match

And to the answer the previous question, I watched parts of it. Ana's played much better matches since RG '08.
No you weren't.
Just trying to diminish her victories in every.single.victory.thread.
The same as those other JJ fans/Ana haters who regularly swarm Ana's result threads.
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