Ana Ivanovic reach so far 10 career finals (won 7 titles) but unlike 99% of all others TOP WTA (or ATP) tennis players or TOP athletes her biggest career successes is in same time sure sign for big disappointment at first
next tournament instead sign of very good shape with continuing with amazing results like for other players!
Here is results of Ana Ivanovic FIRST NEXT TOURNAMENTS
week or two AFTER all of her career FINALS.
AO/05 (after Canberra/05 final): Won two matches before lose R32.
USO/06 (after Montreal/06 final): Won two matches before lose R32.
Antwerp/07 (after Tokyo/07 final): Won two matches before lose QF.
Withdraw from Rome/07 after Berlin/07 final b/c injury.
S'Hertogenbosh/07 (after RG/07 final): Won one match before lose QF.
Toronto/07 (after LA/07 final): Not win any match before lose R32.
Stutgart/07 (after Luxembourg/07 final): Won one match before lose R16.
B/C FED CUP she not played any WTA tournament week or two after AO/08 final.
Miami/08 (after Indian Wells/08 final): Won one match before lose R32.
Wimbledon/08 (after RG/08 final): Won two matches before lose R32
So belive or not - Ana Ivanovic so far never won more than 2 matches at tournaments which is played week or two after some of her career finals .
But also, since 2007 Ana Ivanovic is most consistent WTA player at majors and with 3 finals and one SF she is only one who reach more than 3 GS semifinals (since 2007). She is almost equal good at all surfaces and produce good results at all parts of season without big difference and TOP10 wins in her case is very often. But even since she established herself like TOP10/TOP5 player (since last season) Ana still continue to be well known like TOP player with most shocked (and most often) upsets on WTA tour. Other elite players also have upsets but it's more connected with theirs for example 2-3 months crisis or bad shape for some period, injury problems or unlike surface - only Ana sucks "traditionaly" together in same time with her best results and wins!
Here is Ana Ivanovic activities since last year red clay season when she established herself like worlds TOP10 (TOP5 actualy) player. In GREEN
is colored USUAL
results of some TOP10 player - Quarterfinals at MAJORS (GS, YEC, Tier-I) and Semifinals at MINORS (Tier-II and less). In BLUE
is very good results (atleast SF at MAJORS and finals at MINORS) and in RED
is colored very bad result for some TOP10/TOP5 player (worse than QF at MAJORS or worse than SF at MINORS).
ROME Withdraw b/c injury
ROLAND GARROS Final
S'HERTOGENBOSCH QF round
SAN DIEGO and STANFORD Withdraws b/c injuries
LOS ANGELES Winner
TORONTO 2nd Round
US Open R16 - bad day against very good opponent
YEC (Madrid) Semifinal
Preseason (without single win!!!)
AUSTRALIAN OPEN Final
DOHA and DUBAI problems with and after injury
INDIAN WELLS Winner
ROLAND GARROS Winner
It's realy amazing that in this last 14 months Ana's record is only one "expected" tournament result ("GREEN
" Sydney/08) and all others is or VERY BAD
or VERY GOOD
So what do you think: Will this Ana Ivanovic strange Career Strategy continue now when she finaly reach 1st GS title and reach WTA#1 spot?