Quotable Quotes: Oh bother!
Lemme see: Ana Ivanovic turned up in Beijing, did a photo shoot, some light practice, and then … pulled out?.
In the long run however, it’s probably all for the best. Instead of continuing this journey of sheer demoralisation, Ivanovic has chosen to end the nightmare early, rest up, and hopefully regroup for the next year. (Clickey)
I guess having to withdraw from Beijing is an appropriate ending to a very disappointing season. This trip to Asia has been a big disappointment and I have struggled with my health pretty much since I arrived. I am sorry to my supporters who were hoping to see me play here in Beijing. It’s very disappointing for me as well, to come here, see the amazing facility they have and not have the energy to be able to step onto court. I can only look forward to coming back here next year.
In a frank diary entry, Ana cited overtraining and minor physical injuries throughout the season as the causes of her disappointing season.
Right. If you want to put it that way.
Many players on tour play through minor injuries, which are almost entirely irrelevant if they win. And anyone who’s watched Ana play this year should know that her biggest problems are hardly physical.
There are positives to look forward to for Miss Muffet though: she’s hiring a new fitness coach, and bringing back the full service motion a la Maria Sharapova.
Clearly, old service motions are the new black on the WTA tour.