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Vranes: We wanted to Ana Ivanovic plays the first, we are ready for finals

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Selector female tennis players of Serbia Dejan Vranes said that his team's desire fulfilled as decided by lot that the first duel Fed Cup finals against the Czech performances Ana Ivanovic.

"We expected this kind of composition czech, not surprised. Schedule is not overly important, but it is filled with a desire to Ana Ivanovic plays first, and both days. We are ready, preparations are well used and we will see what will happen. We will do our best, because our ultimate goal is victory, "Vranes said after drawing lots in Prague.


Vranes said he was pretty sure that Petra Kvitova who has bronchitis, however, occur on Saturday.

"Kvitova is ready and will definitely appear on the site. What will be felt during the match I do not know, but I'm pretty sure he will play on Saturday, "said Vranes.

Ana Ivanovic to be the first match meet Lucja Safarovom, said he does not expect an easy match, but that he hoped the best.

"I am happy and looking forward to Saturday's duel. I hope to play at the level and extent is enough to make a point. I am satisfied by lot, hope for the best. It certainly will not be an easy match, we had a tough duel in Sydney this year, so I hope rematch, "said Ana Ivanovic.

In the second duel tomorrow Jelena Jankovic playing against the eighth number one Petra Kvitova.

"To be honest, I do not care whether I'm going to play first or second. I expected a difficult match against Kvitova if he played. For me to give my best and make a point. All are here to fight to the end and win the title. I love to play for my country, I'm already 12 years old. This is a special moment for all of us, "said Jankovic.

Fed Cup finals will begin on Saturday at 13:30 at the O2 Arena in Prague.
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Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic said after the victory over Peter Kvitovom (6:3, 7:5) that was not as nervous in the match with Safarov.

"I started the match well, I was a lot calmer and I played well, as I did recently. I felt that I was in a rhythm, I was relieved hit the ball and it paid off. "Said Ana.

From correspondents in Prague Sasha B92 Ozma.

"I think the first set was good quality tennis in the second I felt the intensity of her game dropped. And I did not play that well, then Kvitova raised the level of play in the finish of the second set, " Ivanovic added. "I had more faith in themselves than with Safarov in the match, I think that to be a big difference. I had a good tactic, well I read her service and it helped me, " Ivanovic said and revealed part of the preparation for the match: "We did not sleep very much last night, we talked and encouraged each other. We believe we have a chance, Bob Zivojinovic advised me that I cut corners with little riternu and I was trying to do. " Anna's victory Serbia cut to 2-1 in the final of the Fed Cup.

Petra Kvitova said after the defeat that it lacked power, but said he and Anna's a great game. "I won the last point, but I still think we have a chance for the title. I wanted to win, but Ana has played very well. Also, I lacked energy and I could not venture into longer exchanges. I did not make enough Viner, and it has served a great forehand. " Kvitova said she was not ready up, but was able to play and not complain about what she did. "In the first set I was too chaotic and emotional, and the second set I was relaxed when I came back from the toilet. I was able to play at 5-5 in the second set, I believed in myself, it was near the break, but she played a fantastic game and on match point he made ​​a brilliant Viner, " added the eighth player planet, which is the first lost in singles in Fed Cup after 11 consecutive victories.
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Ana should use the advice on her return more often.. would improve it considerably.

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Ana Ivanovic: "mi objetivo es volver al top10"

10/11/2012WTA por Pedro Gutiérrez


Hoy en Punto de Break tenemos el honor de entrevistar en exclusiva a Ana Ivanovic, la estrella serbia de recién cumplidos 25 años, ex número 1 del mundo, campeona de Roland Garros '08 y finalista del Open de Australia, nos habla de su larga ausencia en el top10, de su retorno, de sus próximos objetivos y de su condición como tenista profesional por encima de cualquier otra cosa.

Desde que el día 8 de junio de 2008 ganara Roland Garros y se convirtiera en número 1, tuvieron que pasar 207 semanas para que Ana Ivanovic volviera a meterse entre las 8 mejores raquetas de un Grand Slam, alcanzando los cuartos de final. Le preguntamos a Ana que por qué cree que le ocurrió eso, “fue una combinación de distintos factores. Quizás todo el éxito que logré, como alcanzar el número 1 del mundo, llegó demasiado pronto y no estaba preparada para ello. A esto habría que añadir que he tenido que soportar muchas pequeñas dificultades físicas, lo que afectó mucho a mi confianza. Entonces sentía que iba de un disgusto a otro, sin que la mala racha llegara nunca a su fin”. Concluyó reflexiva que “ahora con tiempo, mirando hacia atrás, quizás tendría que haberme tomado un pequeño parón, y haber vuelto a empezar de nuevo. Lo intenté a través de muchos métodos diferentes de entrenamiento y demás, todo para encontrar mi mejor forma, esa que me llevó a ser número 1. Al final, eso me saturó de entrenamientos y creó una presión sobre mí misma que me causó mucho estrés y no ayudó".


Ahora quedando atrás esos malos resultados y tras un buen 2012, le preguntamos si ha vuelto la mejor Ivanovic y cuáles serán sus objetivos para el año próximo cuando recién acaba de empezar sus vacaciones. “Estoy intentando jugar más relajada, disfrutar de mi tenis y generarme menos presión a mí misma. Alcanzar mis primeros cuartos de final de Gran Slam en cuatro años en el último US Open ha sido un gran progreso y una gran ruptura con todo lo anterior; asimismo es un enorme paso adelante para el próximo año. En 2013 espero crecer y fortalecerme especialmente en los Grand Slams”. “En cuanto a los objetivos, definitivamente volver al top10 y clasificarme para el Championships del 2013 será mi gran meta para la próxima temporada”.

Hace exactamente una semana, Ana se encontraba en Praga disputando la final de Copa Federación ante la República Checa, donde perdió su primer encuentro ante Lucie Safarova y ganó el segundo ante la hasta entonces casi imbatible en Fed Cup y pista indoor Petra Kvitova. Inevitablemente, le preguntamos su valoración sobre ese subcampeonato de Serbia, liderado por ella misma, junto a Jelena Jankovic. “Fue una experiencia increíble y estuvimos cerca. Por desgracia, dejé pasar la ocasión de sacar lo mejor de mí misma el primer día; realmente estaba muy nerviosa contra Safarova. Cuando fui capaz de relajarme el domingo, jugué probablemente mi mejor tenis del año, al menos, un poco. Dicho esto, le doy mucho crédito a la selección checa: jugaron muy bien y sin duda se lo merecieron”.



Cambiamos de tema y le cuestionamos a Ana, sobre las críticas suscitadas los últimos meses entre tenistas ATP y tenistas WTA sobre la cuantía de los premios y el atractivo de ambos circuitos. Gilles Simon, Sergey Stakhovsky y varios tenistas más han comentado que el tenis femenino es menos emocionante y vende menos que el tenis masculino, por lo que no deberían ganar el mismo dinero ellas que ellos, ni ser tratados en igualdad de condiciones ambos sexos al fijar turnos en pista o entrenamientos. “Yo creo que el tenis femenino es sumamente entretenido, la verdad. El nivel y la calidad es altísimo, si miras detenidamente los Grand Slams de este año, ha habido muchos grandes partidos y sorpresas; por ejemplo Serena perdió ante Razzano en un increíble y entretenidísimo partido en Roland Garros. Hay también ejemplos de algunas de las grandes jugadoras ganando duros encuentros a tres sets en las primeras rondas, donde normalmente los top masculinos ganan fácilmente y viceversa”, nos confiesa una Ivanovic no dispuesta a que se considere el tenis femenino menos interesante que el masculino.

Nos atrevemos a preguntar también a Ana, que gentilmente nos responde, sobre las dudas que se plantean respecto a su profesionalidad y a si sus escarceos por la moda le perjudican. “Muchos consideran que el hecho de ser un icono de la moda y una sex-symbol, afecta a tu tenis y a tus resultados, sin embargo llevas desde los 5 años jugando al tenis, casi cada día, entrenando y desplazándote por todo el mundo para competir. ¿Qué les responderías?”. “Vamos a ver, esto es que es muy simple: cuando empeñas con dedicación tantas y tantas horas en pista y en el gimnasio sudando y esforzandote, en lo único en lo que estás pensando es en cómo te puedes convertir en una jugadora mejor y en crecer; no estás pensando en la moda”. Hecha la aclaración precisa “evidentemente, es muy halagador recibir piropos como esos, pero definitivamente no me considero ni me veo a mí misma como una sex symbol, sino como una jugadora de tenis”, zanja.



Para terminar con esta breve entrevista a Punto de Break, le pedimos a Ivanovic que nos comente tres citas célebres sobre la importancia y el punto clave que marca la psicología en el tenis profesional; aspecto en lo que ella misma ha mejorado mucho los últimos años. Vamos allá con la primera: "en el tenis cada torneo acaba con un 97%-99% de derrotados. Único camino: aprender a crecer con cada derrota", Ana: “oye, ésta es una muy buena frase. En muchos sentidos perder es parte del trabajo, ¡incluso si eres Roger Federer!... Así que de lo que se trata verdaderamente es de aprender con cada derrota y de convertirse cada día en un mejor tenista gracias a ello”. La segunda, que nos dice un parajito que Ana ya conoce y que le ayudó mucho hace tiempo, “lo negativo sólo tiene poder sobre ti, si reaccionas a ello y le haces caso". Su interpretación de la misma: “también estoy de acuerdo con esto. Uno de mis anteriores entrenadores viejos solía decir, "no conviertas tus derrotas en fracasos” y esa lección la guardaré para siempre conmigo. Pues esta cita me recuerda a eso mismo. En este sentido, soy una persona muy positiva y creo que eso me ayuda”. Y para terminar la entrevista recogemos una última cita que tiene su autor en Rafael Nadal, “no hay victoria sin sufrimiento, ni gloria sin esfuerzo”. Ana: “disfruto mucho de citas filosóficas como éstas, realmente han elegido algunas muy buenas. Estoy de acuerdo también con esto. Para llegar a la cima, para alcanzar tus metas, se requiere una gran cantidad de duro trabajo y sacrificio. Hay muchos jugadores muy talentosos por ahí, pero es que sin el trabajo duro y el esfuerzo constante, además de una gran dedicación, es imposible llegar a la cima”.

Hoy número 13 del mundo, otrora en lo más alto, en esta entrevista hemos sacado lo mejor de Ana Ivanovic. Con su mejor temporada en cuatro años y cada día consolidando más y más su tenis, Ivanovic vuelve a reconstruir su tenis y a aspirar a lo máximo. Esta niña que a los 5 años guardó para siempre en su memoria el número de una academia de tenis cuando lo vio anunciar por televisión mientras se quedaba asombrada con Monica Seles, no se olvidó de ello hasta que convenció a sus padres -un hombre de negocios y una abogada que jamás habían jugado al tenis- para que le permitieran comprarse una raqueta -fue el primer regalo de cumpleaños que recuerda-, y enamorarse perdidamente de ese deporte para siempre, que desde entonces ha ocupado el centro de su vida.

Asidua lectora de novelas, encaprichada de los sudokus y del sushi, supersticiosa jamás pisa las líneas sobre el tapete, familiar, sensible pero competitiva, tímida pero de voluntad firme, ha sido un placer entrevistar a Ana Ivanovic para Punto de Break. Y por ella, primero, pero por todos los amantes del tenis femenino, después, ojalá la gran versión de Ana esté por aparecer de nuevo y esta tendencia positiva del último año nos permita descubrir en 2013 una soberbia e ilusionante Ana Ivanovic.
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Ana was recently interviewed by French arts magazine Technikart.

The following is a transcript of the question-and-answer session with Editor-In-Chief Charles Barachon:

What art piece would you like to own and why?
It would have to be Van Gogh’s Cafe Terrace On The Place Du Forum. In a way it reminds me of socializing: spending relaxing nights with friends

In which part of your house would you display it?
I would have to display it in the most-seen place: on a big wall by the entrance.

Did you ever visit Art Basel?
Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance, because I am always playing a tournament during the time it is held. I am planning to visit New York soon for a vacation, and I will go to the Metropolitan and Guggenheim museums.

What is your strongest experience with an art piece or an exhibition?
I really like Peter Lik’s photos. I especially like Tranquillity and I may buy a print for my bedroom. Another of my favourites is Santorini Terrace. I’ve been to his exhibition at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.
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Nice choice, my favorite one is Starry Night Over the Rhone, terrific painting.

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Ana u novoj Gloriji, Mira Adanja Polak radila intervju:

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" I believe i'll find a perfect,tall and handsome man some day "

One of the best tennis players in the world, for the first time in her life, opened the door of her heart. She admits - it is hard for her to be single and without a boyfriend, but she is still young and believes she has every rihgt to dream about a man who will understand her.

...now i have to buy "Gloria" to read more...
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OK...part I, about love life...

Q: Tennis isn't everything in life, right? There is a private life too...

Ana: There comes a time in every person's life when she has to sort out her priorities. I realized that tennis and carrer aren't everything in my life. Tennis has given me everything in my life, i was lucky to do what i love to do, to travel ,meet interesting people,but...

Q: You have had a serious relationship. Was it hard for you to keep love alive in that relationship? To stay in a relationship? What did you expect from that relationship and your partner, and you didn't receive from him?

Ana: It is easy to have a bf and a relationship if both partners wants the same thing... If there is a mutual desire and will from both partners to stay in that relationship... Especially if there is a trust and every relationship should be based on trust and understanding...It takes time to know your partner very well, to start to trust him, and then, after that..Yes, we had difficult moments, it's not easy to be separated but if there is a will and desire from both parts - there is no obstacle that can not be removed.

Q : Every girl has a vision of her future husband, how her Prince Charming should look like. How do you want your Prince Charmong personality to be like, so that you can be happy, peaceful and content?

Ana: I think that we(girls) have been watching too many romantic movies...It can hurt our love life. We all have an idea what MR.Perfect should look like(or future husband), but...In reality a good man is hard to find... At least i have such experience with men. I'm still young and i hope i'll meet the perfect guy...But, the most important thing is that we understand each other...He has to be smart, interesting, able to talk to me about anything and to support me...And i should support him too. If he's tall and handsome - even better.

Q : Imagine a guy that you trust and you have to tell him : "I'll fly to New York on Monday, i'll be there til Wednesday and than i'll travel to South America. I love you so much, but we wont see each other for 2 and a half months"...Do you really believe there is a man who will wait for you? Who can understand you?

Ana: That's why i said - it is hard to have what you want in real life...But if you trust your partner and he trusts you - everything can be settled. I will play tennis for couple of more years, it's not like i'm going to travel and play tennis forever...I am aware it is not easy to find and keep a man who will understand me. That's why i'm single.
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OK...part I, about love life...

Q: Tennis isn't everything in life, right? There is a private life too...

Ana: There comes a time in every person's life when she has to sort out her priorities. I realized that tennis and carrer aren't everything in my life. Tennis has given me everything in my life, i was lucky to do what i love to do, to travel ,meet interesting people,but...

Q: You have had a serious relationship. Was it hard for you to keep love alive in that relationship? To stay in a relationship? What did you expect from that relationship and your partner, and you didn't receive from him?

Ana: It is easy to have a bf and a relationship if both partners wants the same thing... If there is a mutual desire and will from both partners to stay in that relationship... Especially if there is a trust and every relationship should be based on trust and understanding...It takes time to know your partner very well, to start to trust him, and then, after that..Yes, we had difficult moments, it's not easy to be separated but if there is a will and desire from both parts - there is no obstacle that can not be removed.

Q : Every girl has a vision of her future husband, how her Prince Charming should look like. How do you want your Prince Charmong personality to be like, so that you can be happy, peaceful and content?

Ana: I think that we(girls) have been watching too many romantic movies...It can hurt our love life. We all have an idea what MR.Perfect should look like(or future husband), but...In reality a good man is hard to find... At least i have such experience with men. I'm still young and i hope i'll meet the perfect guy...But, the most important thing is that we understand each other...He has to be smart, interesting, able to talk to me about anything and to support me...And i should support him too. If he's tall and handsome - even better.

Q : Imagine a guy that you trust and you have to tell him : "I'll fly to New York on Monday, i'll be there til Wednesday and than i'll travel to South America. I love you so much, but we wont see each other for 2 and a half months"...Do you really believe there is a man who will wait for you? Who can understand you?

Ana: That's why i said - it is hard to have what you want in real life...But if you trust your partner and he trusts you - everything can be settled. I will play tennis for couple of more years, it's not like i'm going to travel and play tennis forever...I am aware it is not easy to find and keep a man who will understand me. That's why i'm single.
Thanks Gloria!

Bolded part says a lot I think.. Ana could only be a real top player until her priority was tennis.. after she saw it was not the only thing, she just couldn't put the necessary focus and passion into it anymore.. it was always half there half not.

Playing for a couple more years.. well.. lets enjoy each tournament..

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