Spooked by the claws
The Australian, January 10 2008. D.D. McNicoll
SERBIA'S world No4 tennis player Ana Ivanovic isn't intimidated by the imposing presence of Serena Williams on the other side of the tennis court, but getting up close and personal with a little koala at the Sydney International tennis yesterday had her spooked. "I was a little bit afraid of claws," the 20-year-old from Belgrade said. "They seem so lazy and they seem like they're not going to hurt you at all, but they have very sharp claws." Ivanovic has spent a month in Sydney's Manly beach, where her fitness trainer lives, to acclimatise to the summer. She's still struggling with the fauna.