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http://www.anaivanovic.com/pressandi...lick-interview

Ana is today featured in Blick, the best-selling newspaper of Switzerland, where she is a resident.

The following is a translated extract from the interview with reporter Christian Buerge:

Blick: On a good day you convincingly beat top players like Vera Zvonareva and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Then 24 hours later you lose tamely against a nobody. What's behind this?
Ana: That example had to do with my back injury. But sometimes it's concerned with the head, with self-confidence. And often, everything is connected somehow. Success is sometimes easy. And sometimes it's complex.

You were perhaps the biggest Serbian star. Now it is Novak Djokovic. Do you have words for what he experienced this year?
I wish I could do the same thing and learn. It's crazy. He is a hero in Serbia. What he has achieved is the dream of every athlete. I'm so happy for him, because we are very close friends. I saw him with the title win in Australia and I know how happy he is.

You live in Basel. Where can one see Ana Ivanovic?
I live near the zoo. Sometimes I go to the wellness centre, to use the spa, the pool or to relax in the sauna. Or I go to Oliv, my favorite restaurant.

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The whole interview is very interesting. She praised Novak and said ,he didn't want to tell her what is "the secret" of his success. He just told her - she has to be happy, on and off the court, and to enjoy playing tennis... then he started joking and that was it.

Journalist asked her about Verdasco and Scott and why she had to end relationships with them. "It is hard, you have to invest a lot of time in a relationship. Of course, there are people, like Roger, who have found a perfect balance. He has a perfect love and a perfect partner. Nadal and Novak too. It is so much easier for men because...." ..and i couldn't understand anything further, so i'm going to ask my friend to translate that part for me tomorrow. I was using google translate, but when i saw result, i had to quote Rafa - "This is ridiculiiiis".
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The whole interview is very interesting. She praised Novak and said ,he didn't want to tell her what is "the secret" of his success. He just told her - she has to be happy, on and off the court, and to enjoy playing tennis... then he started joking and that was it.

Journalist asked her about Verdasco and Scott and why she had to end relationships with them. "It is hard, you have to invest a lot of time in a relationship. Of course, there are people, like Roger, who have found a perfect balance. He has a perfect love and a perfect partner. Nadal and Novak too. It is so much easier for men because...." ..and i couldn't understand anything further, so i'm going to ask my friend to translate that part for me tomorrow. I was using google translate, but when i saw result, i had to quote Rafa - "This is ridiculiiiis".
Thanx. It would be nice to get the translation of that part.

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OK, my friend sent me this:

On Verdasco and Scott: "It is hard, you have to invest a lot of time in a relationship. Of course, there are men, like Roger, who has found a balance between private life and a career. He has a perfect love and a perfect partner. Nadal and Novak too. It is much easier for men, because they are less emotional. If girlfriend or a wife travel with a man, showing her love and support - it's normal and ok, but when man has to do he same - other people find that ridiculous and make a fun of him (I don't think that Rory, Sasha or Radek would agree with Ana).
Maybe i'll find the right mix some day, be able to have a good relationship and career, but right now, there are so many things that i want to achieve. I don't know if a girl can play great tennis and to be in love at the same time...i've tried everything - to be single and to be in a relationship. I don't know why i can't have both...i can't predict the future, but to be single is very hard (is not that easy).

On Fed: "Novak is very close friend of mine, but i was so sad when Roger lost SF match at US Open. That return from Novak was unbelievable. Roger played great, he was perfect, his serve was fantastic. He just couldn't convert those 2 match points. I know how it feels like".

Q:"You feel sorry for Federer?"

Ana: "In a way - yes. It is hard to feel sorry for the man who won 16 GS and every possible title. He played very well, he was so close, you know you are doing everything right and you can't win. It's not easy to deal with it when you lose the match that way".

On Novak: "He is total package,he has everything: BH, FH, return, serve,and what's most important - the winner attitude."
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I love her interview. Very mature! When she mentioned Novak's attitude, I think that she realizes that it's exactly what she doesn't have right now.

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I prefer her latest interview for "Vecernje Novosti".Journalist is a brave man, he was asking the right questions:

1) You've won 2 "small" titles in 2 years. On what result is based your optimism ?

Ana: "I'm aware of that.But look at Kvitova,she didn't won many titles,but she got a GS".

2)You can beat the best players and ,next day, you can lose to an avarage one. Why?

Ana: "Confidence is very important.I have had a lot of bad and negative experiences and i've
lost many matches that i should have won. That's why i feel bigger pressure when i'm
playing against lower ranked opponents".

3)People say that you've lost your motivation, that you play because of commitments to your
sponsors, that you are not hungry anymore. Is that true?

Ana "I know the truth,everyone is entitled to their opinion.There were too many people around
me,who gave me the wrong advice, but now i can make my own decisions and make my own
choices".

4)Are you satisfied with your current ranking?

Ana:"No,of course.I'm used to be at the top.When i'm playing,i feel that people look at me as
i am still #1, or top5 player, and that creates some sort of pressure".

5)You always talk about GS, titles, and, yet, you don't have results to back up that kind of
talking.

Ana: "Yes,i know. That is an additional pressure. I thought i could win a title in China,i
played well there. But Nigel and i - we want to improve my service and we are working on
some specific elements in my game".

Then she said: "I should have done same thing as Sharapova - not to play that much when i had a difficult time, when i was injured. She didn't forced things, she took a break from tennis, she didn't play much. I haven't done the same, because i had a team around me, who kept telling me: "You have to play, you have to play!"...That was a big mistake, i played instead of having good preparations . I was always in the situation to chase something, because i didn't practiced ,and i didn't play much. In such circumstances i couldn't expect better results".
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Then she said: "I should have done same thing as Sharapova - not to play that much when i had a difficult time, when i was injured. She didn't forced things, she took a break from tennis, she didn't play much. I haven't done the same, because i had a team around me, who kept telling me: "You have to play, you have to play!"...That was a big mistake, i played instead of having good preparations . I was always in the situation to chase something, because i didn't practiced ,and i didn't play much. In such circumstances i couldn't expect better results".
Is she talking about the time when she had that thumb injury in 2008? I still can't believe that she played few tournaments while having such an awful injury. I wonder if she would have a different career if she didn't make such a stupid mistake. Playing this year on AO was an awful decision too. Hopefully, she will FINALLY learn something. Just don't fire Nigel, Ana.

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I have no idea, Cajka, i don't know what to think anymore. I'm worried because she said:

"I was wrong to listen to wrong advice... People around me gave me bad advice"...To play while having an injury? To add more tournaments to her schedule? To fire coaches? Who are those people?Who can make her to do things against her will?

"My team kept telling me to play...you have to play, you have to play". Who said that to Ana?
Lojanica & Heinz? Cahill & Morel? Lojanica & AVG? Sven & Cahill?

"But now i can make my own decisions and choices"...So she wasn't allowed to make decisions on her own? She had to obey and listen to Holzmann? Versi? Her parents? Sponsors? Maybe coaches?What happened, so that she decided to change all of that? Or she just love to blame others for her own bad choices and results?

Last year she said she will not repeat the mistakes of the past and she played injured 11, maybe 12 GS...and every other tournament. She blew up 11 chances to do something significant at GS. She is always injured, always. The last 3 years competition on WTA wasn't that strong but she couldn't fix her head and game...what a waste of time and talent...And did she reinvented the word "pressure" or what? She is putting so much unnecessary pressure on herself...If she has to play against BIg 4 - it's a pressure.Fans expect her to beat lower ranked players and win some MM tournament - it is an additional pressure. If journalists and fans still see her as a top 5 player - that is another reason for her to be nervous. Why she can take that as a compliment? People still believe in you, Ana.
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I have no idea, Cajka, i don't know what to think anymore. I'm worried because she said:

"I was wrong to listen to wrong advice... People around me gave me bad advice"...To play while having an injury? To add more tournaments to her schedule? To fire coaches? Who are those people?Who can make her to do things against her will?

"My team kept telling me to play...you have to play, you have to play". Who said that to Ana?
Lojanica & Heinz? Cahill & Morel? Lojanica & AVG? Sven & Cahill?

"But now i can make my own decisions and choices"...So she wasn't allowed to make decisions on her own? She had to obey and listen to Holzmann? Versi? Her parents? Sponsors? Maybe coaches?What happened, so that she decided to change all of that? Or she just love to blame others for her own bad choices and results?

Last year she said she will not repeat the mistakes of the past and she played injured 11, maybe 12 GS...and every other tournament. She blew up 11 chances to do something significant at GS. She is always injured, always. The last 3 years competition on WTA wasn't that strong but she couldn't fix her head and game...what a waste of time and talent...And did she reinvented the word "pressure" or what? She is putting so much unnecessary pressure on herself...If she has to play against BIg 4 - it's a pressure.Fans expect her to beat lower ranked players and win some MM tournament - it is an additional pressure. If journalists and fans still see her as a top 5 player - that is another reason for her to be nervous. Why she can take that as a compliment? People still believe in you, Ana.
She was probably talking about the coaches from Adidas. But, there's also one interesting thing, she's been saying some things for a while. She wants to make her own decisions. That's a very interesting thing. She's a very marketable player, some people obviously need her to earn them money. Maybe it's really Dan. I hope that Ana will make her own decisions, but that she will also take Nigel's advices, it's the most important thing. If she takes advices from someone who has no clue about the tennis, no wonder she's totally screwed.

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Tennis ace Ana Ivanovic watches Adam Scott play at the Australian Open golf tournament




SERBIAN tennis glamour Ana Ivanovic has a love affair with Sydney and her results on court have little to do with it.

The former world No.1 has revealed that a desire to improve her Australian Open preparation is only a small reason she has agreed to play in the Apia International Sydney tournament at Olympic Park from January 8-14.

"I love the beaches. I love Manly. I love Bondi. It's hard to choose which to go for," Ivanovic said yesterday.

"I love the culture of going to the beach and having breakfast there and then just relaxing. The shopping is great. The harbour is really nice to walk around.

"I'm really excited to go back there. It's one of my favourite events."

Ivanovic will also play the Brisbane International in the first week of January.

Her decision to play back-to-back tournaments in Australia before the Australian Open comes just days after it was revealed she has rekindled her relationship with Aussie golfer Adam Scott. She was spotted yesterday cheering him on in the Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club.

"All my friends back home get so jealous," she said of being on holiday in Australia.

"I get the text messages from them saying 'we're freezing'. And I'm here in Australia sunbathing during the Christmas time."
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Part of Nigel's interview (Vecernje Novosti, "I'll get back Ana to the top")

- Ana waited a year and a half to work with Nigel (due to his obligations in LTA),

- She hired a physio after Luxembourg and he will be with her in Australia during the off
season, to help her. New team will focus on taking care of Ana's health to avoid re-injury,


- Goal is to get her back to the top 10( in the 2nd part of the season), to end 2012 in top 8
and qualify for Istanbul,

- Olympics are very important to them, they are optimistic about tournaments in Australia since
she has no points to defend, and they expect good results on clay too,

- Progress is evident but there is no room for euphoria, the real work is in front of Ana, she
knows that. It was very encouraging for Nigel to see how well Ana played against Vera and
Kuzzy. He thinks she should play like that in the future. Part of his job is to remind Ana
that she won a GS and already beat top players in the past,

-Nigel spent some time in Belgrade before going to Bali: " They spoiled me (Ana and her
parents),they took me everywhere. I felt like i was going to explode, because i ate and drank
so much".
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She has a physio Good to have a bigger team. I wonder who it is.

I really hope Ana manages to get back to the top 10 next year.

Waiting for Ana Ivanovic to just retire already .
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According to Herald Sun, "Ana Ivanovic will step out with Adam Scott at tomorrow night's Presidents Cup gala dinner at Crown. The Presidents Cup, held every two years, will take place this week at Royal Melbourne Golf Club".

Hmmm....The white Matthew Williamson's dress we saw in Bali ?
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Let's hope that there will be some photos from that event...
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Part of Nigel's interview (Vecernje Novosti, "I'll get back Ana to the top")

- Ana waited a year and a half to work with Nigel (due to his obligations in LTA),

- She hired a physio after Luxembourg and he will be with her in Australia during the off
season, to help her. New team will focus on taking care of Ana's health to avoid re-injury,


- Goal is to get her back to the top 10( in the 2nd part of the season), to end 2012 in top 8
and qualify for Istanbul,

- Olympics are very important to them, they are optimistic about tournaments in Australia since
she has no points to defend, and they expect good results on clay too,

- Progress is evident but there is no room for euphoria, the real work is in front of Ana, she
knows that. It was very encouraging for Nigel to see how well Ana played against Vera and
Kuzzy. He thinks she should play like that in the future. Part of his job is to remind Ana
that she won a GS and already beat top players in the past,

-Nigel spent some time in Belgrade before going to Bali: " They spoiled me (Ana and her
parents),they took me everywhere. I felt like i was going to explode, because i ate and drank
so much".
I have said this so many times and I have to say it again: I love Nigel!

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