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ANA IVANOVIC
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#307 Posted : Tuesday, October 05, 2010 4:14:17 AM(UTC)
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conrtas Anci! bageling Govortsova  at the 1st set! 60 75 [Y]
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#308 Posted : Wednesday, October 06, 2010 4:36:51 AM(UTC)
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An interview with:ANA IVANOVIC


2010-10-05 22:17





  A. IVANOVIC/O. Govortsova



  6-0/ 7-5



  THE INTERPRETER:  Questions, please.



  Q.  It was 14 in the second set.  How did you do something differently to come back and win the match?



  ANA IVANOVIC:  Well, when I was 41 down I realized I start sort
of pulling back a little bit and I wasn't as dominant as I was in the
first.  She started playing a lot better, so I just had to sort of stay
a little bit more patient and try to be aggressive and sort of put more
pressure on her and just also stay calm and not, you know, not panic
and try to go for winners too soon.  So I'm really happy I managed to
do that and win in two.



  Q.  (Through translation.)  It said you sent a phone message to
Bora.  You send a message to Bora telling that you have won the match. 
On the list for those phone messages, what is the position of Bora?



  ANA IVANOVIC:  I met him a long time ago in Doha, actually, when
he was working there.  It was I think six years ago.  It just seems
like yesterday.  And then here I saw he was here.  He just came to
player lunch, so I was really happy to see him again and he said he's
gonna come and watch me play.  I was really happy to see him out there
today and yesterday.



  Q.  Your next match is against Dementieva.  You played in Rome in
May.  You won.  What do you expect now?  Completely different situation.



  ANA IVANOVIC:  Yeah, definitely it's different surface,  and she's
tough opponent.  I think in Rome is the only time I actually beat her. 
I'm gonna try and learn from that match.



  Against her I just have to be patient, because she likes to get in
long rallies and she likes tough points.  I just have to, you know, be
patient and look for the opportunity to step in and be aggressive
rather than rush a little bit too early.



  So, yeah, I think first few shots are gonna be important, so, you
know, stepping in on her service game and then also try to serve well
like I did in my first match.  But, you know, I have a day off so I'm
gonna still talk to my coach and try to come with a tactic。



  Q.  How did you describe yourself, image of yourself as the sports figure in the world?



  ANA IVANOVIC:  It's very hard.  You better ask someone else.  But,
no, I mean, every time I'm on the court, I try to give a good example
for young kids, because I know I started playing tennis because of
Monica Seles.



  If I can inspire a kid to start playing tennis or an adult, you
know, for that matter, any sport, it would be really, you know, I would
be really pleased with that.



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#309 Posted : Wednesday, October 06, 2010 4:51:41 AM(UTC)
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A.Ivanovic(SRB) VS O.Govortsova(BLR)












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#489 Posted : Wednesday, October 06, 2010 10:49:54 PM(UTC)
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great interview and pics. Thanks Giane[Y]


maybe she can go far here.

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#310 Posted : Wednesday, October 06, 2010 11:12:17 PM(UTC)
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yw.. :D yeah.. but i am afraid Lena will beat her,, their match is upcoming so better luck on both of them.. 

:D

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yw.. :D yeah.. but i am afraid Lena will beat her,, their match is upcoming so better luck on both of them.. 

:D

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just read that ana beat lena d. HOWW?? was not expecting that. 

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#491 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 11:06:42 PM(UTC)
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thanks lyn for the photos.

but I ask, why is she still sponsored by ROLEX and Adidas anyways?

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#311 Posted : Friday, October 08, 2010 3:30:45 AM(UTC)
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An interview with:ANA IVANOVIC


2010-10-08 11:57





  7 October 2010



  A. IVANOVIC/E. Dementieva



  THE INTERPRETER:  Questions, please。



  Q.  A 9 out of 10 for that?



  ANA IVANOVIC:  Yes, pretty much so, and for the effort, 10 out of
10.  I really, you know, gave my all.  You know, it was a really tough
match.  She played really well, I thought。



  Just a lot of long points and long rallies, and I'm very proud I
managed to stay with her and win lots of those, because that's her
biggest strength。



  Q.  You must be particularly pleased the way you're playing the pressure points well。



  ANA IVANOVIC:  Yeah, definitely, especially in the second set
tiebreak, you know.  It was a long match and tough match.  I was
getting tired, and I was starting to feel my legs。



  I was really happy I managed to serve really well and play very
good most important points.  And also in the first set towards the end,
I mean, rallies were just getting really long.  It was very exciting,
actually, to play a match like that, and I haven't played a match like
that for a long time.  I was really pleased with the effort today。



  Q.  There's potential, I guess we'll know for sure later tonight,
but there is potential you could face Caroline Wozniacki in your next
round, so I was just wondering if you had any remarks about your
potential opponent?



  ANA IVANOVIC:  Yeah I played her a couple times and she's doing
really well at the moment, and she seems to be in really good form
winning lots of tournaments lately.  I think she won like three out of
last four tournaments she played。



  So it's gonna be tough match, no wonder about it.  I did defeat
her in last couple of matches we played.  So I know I have to play
aggressive, you know, and it's hard for me really to stay what my plans
are, but I definitely have a strategy in mind that I'm gonna try and do
tomorrow。



  But I think serving and returning is gonna play a big part, as well。



  Q.  This year you played very well, better and better.  So in your
opinion, which aspect do you think you really worked on for improvement?



  ANA IVANOVIC:  I think my game needed a lot of improvement all
over the place, and I really did address my fitness a lot in the last
few months.  That was noticeable I think today.  At least, you know, I
felt that way and it gives me lot of confidence。



  Also, I've been hitting a lot more balls in practices and trying
to do a lot of drills, which does give you confidence, you know,
knowing that you can last through long rallies and obviously winning
some matches.  I felt like everything was coming together in my
matches, so that also gives you confidence。



  You know, I just miss competing so much that I enjoy being out
there and having opportunity to, you know, compete and play these big
events。



  Q.  Caroline is on the cusp of becoming the world No. 1.  From
somebody who has been to the top and has come back down again, as you
have, trying to fight your way back, what advice would you give her or
how difficult is it to stay at that top point?



  ANA IVANOVIC:  I think it's actually more difficult to stay there
than to get to No. 1, because obviously you are very motivated and you
have a goal in front of you。



  Then once you reach it, when you're going out there to play, you
know, matches, you know that everyone wants to beat you because you're
No. 1.  You have expectations to win, because if you win, that's
expected of you, but if you lose, that's bad。



  So you kind of    it's hard to go out there like thinking you're
going to win situations.  So I think it's most important just to forget
about it and try to do exactly the same things you have been doing,
because when I got to No. 1, I got a little bit overwhelmed and
excited, and I wanted to improve so many things in my game, and, you
know, things that were already good, so I started changing things
instead of just going with what I got。



  Q.  Do you think you could ever be the No. 1 in the world again?



  ANA IVANOVIC:  I definitely do.  That's my goal.  Not only to
become No. 1 again, but I think I can win Slams, and that's what I'm
aiming for.  I'm really motivated to work hard again。



  And I'm still, you know, so young; I'm not even 23 yet.  So I
still have many years in front of me, and I know I can still achieve
lots of good things。



  Also, I think once you win a Grand Slam and you're in a position
you've been to No. 1 position, it's very hard to be satisfied with
being ranked 30 or 40, because you know you can achieve so much more。



  Q.  I was wondering, does the Grand Slam title or world No. 1 ranking give you more satisfaction?



  ANA IVANOVIC:  Grand Slam, definitely.  If I'm never No. 1 again
but I win another few Grand Slams, I'll be more than happy.  (Smiling。)



  Q. If Caroline does go to the top of the WTA rankings, do you
think there's as much satisfaction getting there without winning a
Grand Slam?



  ANA IVANOVIC:  I think it definitely would be, because a lot of
players have different goals.  I'm sure everyone who is competing wants
to become No. 1 at one point of their career, so, you know, that's one
box checked。



  But I'm sure she's going to be very happy.  But she's very young
and she still has, you know, many years and potential to win a Grand
Slam。



  Q.  But in the eyes of purists, do you think it's the same?



  ANA IVANOVIC:  It's very hard to say.  You know, I have been very
fortunate to have achieved both at pretty much, actually, the same
week, so it's very, very hard to say。



  But I remember actually when I won that semifinal match they told
me I was going to be No. 1, and I was very, very excited about it, but
I remember I was even more hungry to win a Grand Slam, because that was
just a number, you know。



  You know, it still meant a lot to me, but winning a Grand Slam, that was something special。



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A.Ivanovic(SRB) VS E.Dementieva(RUS)









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#313 Posted : Friday, October 08, 2010 3:43:51 AM(UTC)
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[quote user="katmilr"][quote user="giane"]

yw.. :D yeah.. but i am afraid Lena will beat her,, their match is upcoming so better luck on both of them.. 

:D

[/quote]

just read that ana beat lena d. HOWW?? was not expecting that. 

[/quote]

Lena committed Dfs and UEs.. yeah.. it was really unexpected! but the match is so tight.. 76 76.. well, Anci did well.. she was just able to control their game.. but, nevertheless, both of them did great! :D

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#314 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 5:57:12 AM(UTC)
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C.Wozniacki(DEN) VS A.Ivanovic(SRB) 













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#1061 Posted : Sunday, October 10, 2010 8:54:22 AM(UTC)
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Anci love [U][U][U] such an angel, lovely and soooooo kind hearted girl [U][U][U][U]
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#382 Posted : Sunday, October 10, 2010 7:30:19 PM(UTC)
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Ana will play in Linz this week after she received a wild card there just few days ago. This is the last tournament she won (yup, has been a long time since then), i hope she does good there.
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#957 Posted : Sunday, October 10, 2010 7:43:42 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="gt1"]Ana will play in Linz this week after she received a wild card there just few days ago. This is the last tournament she won (yup, has been a long time since then), i hope she does good there.[/quote]


I was just about to post that. [:)] She replaces Serena who has withdrawn. Ana won't play on Monday but there will be streams all week. See LiveStreams, LSH. here is the revised draw.


  Generali Ladies Linz, Austria


http://www.sonyericssonw...posting/2010/528/MDS.pdf 

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#315 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 12:51:15 AM(UTC)
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just saw and read this now..

10.Oktober





Ana Ivanovic is the new star of the „Generali Ladies Linz” 2010






Ana
Ivanovic is the new star of the „Generali Ladies Linz” 2010. The former
Number 1 of the world gets a wildcard for this weeks tournament in
Austria.

 

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#383 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 10:25:27 AM(UTC)
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So Ana will face Sorana in the first round... i know they are good friends. Should be interesting, to bad is just 1st round match.
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#958 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 11:28:58 AM(UTC)
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[quote user="gt1"]So Ana will face Sorana in the first round... i know they are good friends. Should be interesting, to bad is just 1st round match.[/quote]


And a very "decorative" match. [;)] Interesting, that "lucky loser" stuff. They had Ana matched against a LL position long before Cirstea lost out to Daniilidou in the qualies on Monday.


Anyway Ana-Sorana will not play on Tuesday either. (See Live Streams) IF Eurosport does in fact begin early on Wed (as they suggested during the Beijing final), there may be great stream. If not, the LSH, fromsport, atdhe linx are covering all Linz matches.

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#1140 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:22:56 AM(UTC)
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I'm not her fan but I like the fact that she is ambitious


and working hard.


She plays tournaments one by another to realize a better ranking.


( Maria doesn't )

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#959 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 2:39:00 PM(UTC)
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Ana & Sorana will play the third match on Wednesday.


http://www.sonyericssonw.../posting/2010/528/OP.pdf 


The guide I use http://www.livesportontv.com/tennis/all-fixtures still shows no Eurosport until Thursday, but check the source pages on Live Streams tomorrow after about 14:00 CEST & see what's available. [8-|]

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