Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Croatia - Rijeka
Interview from Ana Ivanovic..."I feel sorry because people think that I'm "fake""
Tennis star Ana Ivanovic says she is very disappointed because part of the public in her country is suspected about her thumb injury because they think she didn't want to play at the Olympics! In the exclusive interview with the Press, until yesterday the world number one claims that she "literally had visited the whole world to heal her injury - the thumb so she could play in Beijing" and that "Olympic was her longtime dream."
Also, Ana claims that the doctors of Serbian Olympic Committee know that she is not in a position to play, and it's surprised that Serbian Olympic Committee is further reported the public about the true state of her injuries.
What is the situation with the thumb? Can you finally train normally? We have heard that the pain disappeared only a few days ago ...
-- Finally I feel good and there is no more pain, so I've started with preparations for the next tournaments.
After giving up the Olympic Games in Beijing, the public in Serbia is divided to those who support you and to those who bring into question your desire to represent Serbia. How so you look at this situation?
-- I'm very surprised , and I do not have an answer ... It's hard for me even to think about how some people put under the question mark my desire to play for Serbia when I was injured and I've tried to do everything to play at the Olympic Game and to fulfill my life dream. This is simply unbelievable . I have visited literally the whole world to get therapy and people who are into sport knows how frustrating is when you have to cancel the tournament because of the injury after I've worked so hard....
Do you have the impression that the whole problem started because of insufficient good communications with journalists? The public in Serbia, it seems, was not timely notified about the severity of your injury, was not seriously understood, so it was surprise to many when you "suddenly" decided withdraw from the Olympics. Who is guilty for that?
-- During my stay in Beijing from the first to the last days I have had treatments in the clinic of our Olympic Committee. Our physiotherapist, doctor and officials of our Olympic Committee in the village knew that I have not been able to train, even I could not even hold the racket in my hand. They knew that treatments are not given any result. Because of this, it is strange that the media did not have any information about it and I am therefore disappointed. However, on my web site we put the information that my participation in the Games are under the question because I wanted that people who support are timely informed.
Divisions in Serbia are very frequent, and one of the latest is that we have Serbs who prefer Ana Ivanovic and the Serbs who prefer Jelena Jankovic. Like in football Partizan & Zvezda (2 football clubs from Belgrade) What is your opinion on this?
-- Great is that Serbia has become a world tennis power and what we have me and Jelena on the top. This is the most important. As for the divisive, people are different, they chose for different people, and that is normal.
It appears that after your win in Roland Garros your form is not good as it used to be, which is the normal bearing in mind the injury. Is there, however, enough time to the end of the year to recover, win one tournament and again take first place on the WTA ?
-- I believe that I, if I work hard, I will manage to get back in shape and I'll get good results on upcoming tournaments. I do not like to think about ranking points, I just want to compete and enjoy it.
The United States has recently started to show the fourth season of your favorite series "Prison Break". Once you told that you would like to meet Wenthworth Miller, it didn't take him long to say publicly how he is happy that one of the most beautiful athlete is interested in him " So, what you two are waiting for?
-- One visitor of my web site asked me which actor I would like to meet and I said Wenthworth Miller. Since then many journalists were asking me about that. I do not believe that he said things what you said that he likes me....