New Ana pictures for Adidas' "Me, Myself, and I" campaign.
She looks great, yada yada, amazing tan, yada yada, she's always best without makeup, fishcakes.
But this is my favorite set of shots, and let me tell you why. Back in my pre-FD days I was a regular over at TennisWorld. Great community of people over there and if there were 10 more hours in the day I'd probably spend just as much time there as I do on my own site. But one of my early "friends" on TW was a rad guy from Philly named Sam. Sam was a big Ana fan, for all the typical dude reasons, and we bonded over defending Ana against all the haters that would come out of the woodwork every once in a while.
Anyway, Sam had a nickname for Ana: "Ankles". And as one who never asks about in-jokes I didn't ask him about it for a long time. Finally I broke and asked what was up with the nickname. His response went something like this:
"Well I was watching an Ana match and chatting on TW and bunch of us guys were talking about how hot she was. But then another female poster chimed in with a comment about Ana's fat ankles. To which I responded: "Who's looking at her ankles?" Thus, Ankles."
That story totally cracked me up. So when I saw that pic of Ana's bare ankles, well, I did a spit-take and thought of my good buddy Sam...
...who I'm sure would love to switch places with that ball right about now.