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Old Jan 19th, 2014, 11:16 PM   #16
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Re: Can we finally say Ana is back?

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I disagree. No matter what, Ana's trend line cannot be denied. She's playing great tennis - meeting the moment's demand. That's something she absolutely had not been doing. She's shored up a previously compromised serve, not chasing errant tosses anymore. Her backhand, while I'm still not convinced isn't a liability, it has certainly improved. And with her great footwork around the ball (and it has to be great to run around her backhand as well as she does), that forehand has become even more of a weapon.

If Ana can maintain this level, she not only back, she's back with a vengeance. And I say good for her.
I think it is a bit too early to call but maybe that is just me .

She was negative in her ratio of winners to UE against Serena who was moving downright dreadfully, which isn't a good indicator IMO.
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Old Jan 19th, 2014, 11:22 PM   #17
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Re: Can we finally say Ana is back?

There have been over times over the years when we've thought she was back. A player as mental as Ana needs to do a lot more for me to say so. I hope she can be a top 5 threat again.
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Old Jan 19th, 2014, 11:45 PM   #18
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Re: Can we finally say Ana is back?

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i want the gif! please someone T_T

it's a crazy black girl saying that she's back. (btw who is she? i see her in a lot of gif in here.)
Ana may not be 2008 'back' but she definitely has momentum on her side and I think she could finish the year with the highest ranking since 2008. So, she's kinda back.



I think you're talking about New York
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Old Jan 20th, 2014, 12:27 AM   #20
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Re: Can we finally say Ana is back?

She beat serena Williams. Something only 3 players have only been able to do in the past year and a half. She is on a 9-0 win streak and is into the quarter finals of a grand slam. With this alone she will be moving up to 12 and a SF will bring her to 11. She already has made nearly $300,000 in half a month. Yeah...she back. This is the fastest "back" she can produce. Nocking out the the world number one, her sister and the home favorite on the way. Azarenka can't do that. Sharapova can't do that. And Halep can't even think about that. She's playing like a top 5 player and soon will be one. Stop hating cus ur fav player is 0-3 this year or because your player has no fans and you automatically get on the defensive when anther player is in the spot light. ANA IVANOVIC IS FUCKING BACK!!!!
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Old Jan 20th, 2014, 01:06 AM   #21
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I think it is a bit too early to call but maybe that is just me .

She was negative in her ratio of winners to UE against Serena who was moving downright dreadfully, which isn't a good indicator IMO.
Didn't realize Ana was in the negative on UE/W ratio. It is surprising b/c it certainly didn't "feel" that way.

I'm, for the most part, looking her trajectory and mentality and comparing it to where she's been. For me, by that standard, I think she's back. But proving it with a finals showing or minting it with a win would confirm it. Personally, if Serena can't get it done, I'm glad to see Ana doing it. Back in the day, I damn near called her the next JCap, and then she made a liar out of me. So, maybe I'm bias.
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Re: Can we finally say Ana is back?

Let homegirl at least get to the final or win the AO. Otherwise this just looks silly.
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Old Jan 20th, 2014, 01:14 AM   #23
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i want the gif! please someone T_T

it's a crazy black girl saying that she's back. (btw who is she? i see her in a lot of gif in here.)
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Ana may not be 2008 'back' but she definitely has momentum on her side and I think she could finish the year with the highest ranking since 2008. So, she's kinda back.



I think you're talking about New York
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Old Jan 20th, 2014, 01:32 AM   #24
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Re: Can we finally say Ana is back?

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Didn't realize Ana was in the negative on UE/W ratio. It is surprising b/c it certainly didn't "feel" that way.

I'm, for the most part, looking her trajectory and mentality and comparing it to where she's been. For me, by that standard, I think she's back. But proving it with a finals showing or minting it with a win would confirm it. Personally, if Serena can't get it done, I'm glad to see Ana doing it. Back in the day, I damn near called her the next JCap, and then she made a liar out of me. So, maybe I'm bias.
She definitely is on the up and up.... the question is how far has she gone to get her 08 slam winning level back?

We'll find that out in the next round, I figure.
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Re: Can we finally say Ana is back?

If she makes the final, I'll say she's back.
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Old Jan 20th, 2014, 03:04 AM   #26
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Re: Can we finally say Ana is back?

She returned well last night well done to her. But she won because Serena couldn't rotate because of her back and hit a backhand at all
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Re: Can we finally say Ana is back?

In matches like against Serena, Sam or Venus, Ana showed that mentally she is back. I think there were signs in late last year already. Her ball toss and serve is still not as good as 2008, but hoping for good 2014!!
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Re: Can we finally say Ana is back?

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Didn't realize Ana was in the negative on UE/W ratio. It is surprising b/c it certainly didn't "feel" that way.
She had a +6 ratio. 33 winners and 27 errors. Misinformation in this thread.

The title of this thread should be "Can we finally stop making posts and threads about Ana being back?"
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Re: Can we finally say Ana is back?

I say she's back. And I think the comeback of Ana Ivanovic is probably due to the fuckload of memes about her. Maybe she saw it and was motivated by our putdowns.
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Jesus, she just won a 4th round match, give it a rest already... wait at least a few more matches.
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