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Golovinjured.
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:04 PM
Thanks Brissie for night of nights
By Ana Ivanovic

Some players have routines and superstitions and I'm no different. During tournaments I always have a song playing in my head and this week it was Beyonce's Single Ladies. So when I take to the court it's like I take my iPod with me. While I like a tune it doesn't distract me and I can still appreciate my surroundings.
I can't speak for other players, but personally it's a great thrill to play in new stadiums such as the Pat Rafter Aren in Brisbane. It's a beautiful facility and I was very honoured to play the first night match there. I was especially happy to meet Pat a couple of weeks ago in Noosa and to talk to him about his experiences at the top level.
I really value the opportunity to talk to legends of the game such as Pat. I always admired him as a player because he was such a gentleman on the court and played with a great attitude. The kind of advice he can offer is invaluable. In the same way, I was very excited to meet Andre Agassi two years ago. It was fascinating to talk with him about tennis and hear his opinions.
Although I loved talking about tennis with Pat and Andre, generally I don't want to speak about the game when I talk to other players. When we are together we just talk about normal stuff, maybe a little bit of gossip and travel stories. I usually talk to players in the locker room before and after matches, Brisbane was a little bit of an unusual venue in terms of where everything is located.
The gym area was extremely busy. It was not only where players performed their pre and post match exercises, but also for TV interviews.
My team was joking with me after the match against (Roberta) Vinci that it's only the first week of the season and already I gave them heart attacks! I didn't play well in the first two sets but I kept fighting and it's always extra special when you win after saving match points. Unfortunately I never found my best, but it was a good workout and I have a lot to work on next week.


Taken from the Sunday Mail newspaper in Qld, Australia.
Just thought I'd post if anyone was interested.

Demska
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:06 PM
I'm not interested.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:07 PM
Very optimistic / no worry / positivity from Ana.

gaviotabr
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:10 PM
She will be writting for this newspaper during AO. She already did it last year, but for The Age, another newspaper.

The payment for the columns goes to UNICEF.

Leo_DFP
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:10 PM
I love Beyonce's "Single Ladies"! But Ana ain't single anymore. ...or is she?

Verdy better put a ring on it, fast.

iGOAT
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:10 PM
Single Ladies would make a person play bad imo :unsure:

Bad pump-up song

Nikkiri
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Thanks Sam! :D

Nice read.

gaviotabr
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:15 PM
Now that I've read what you posted, it's a bit different from what I had read in the Herald Sun website:

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24895732-3162,00.html

Brena
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:16 PM
I read the title as ''Ana Ivanovic: The Communist?'' and was like :scratch:

Emina.
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:18 PM
I love her :inlove::inlove:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:18 PM
I read the title as ''Ana Ivanovic: The Communist?'' and was like :scratch:

me too!:rolls::rolls:

MarieC
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:20 PM
I love Beyonce's "Single Ladies"! But Ana ain't single anymore. ...or is she?

Verdy better put a ring on it, fast.

In the words of Beyonce, she's single til he puts a ring on it!

Destiny
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:21 PM
I thought it was going to be groundbreaking but meh

Single ladies nice pick Ana i can tolerate u now

BEST PUMP UP MUSIC EVER:rocker2:

Costanza
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:23 PM
I'm not interested.

Apparently you'r interested,Kworm's "Mini Me";)

Princeza
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:27 PM
"I was especially happy to meet Pat a couple of weeks ago in Noosa and to talk to him about his experiences at the top level."

Bitch.

lilimi
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:32 PM
really, again ana and I have the same musical tastes :lol: that's a bit scary...
i remember in 2007 when i heard the start of "upside down" i was certain it would be ana :lol: and i saw her kill the song on TV:haha:
please ana, win at least one match at AO :unsure:

nelsondan
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Her writing sounds very bland, compared to Maria Sharapova's older doodles. Something happened to cause Maria not to write them any more, except when they need a carefully written pr thing. I miss her imperfect, but very funny writing from pre-2008.

The Daviator
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Her writing sounds very bland, compared to Maria Sharapova's older doodles. Something happened to cause Maria not to write them any more, except when they need a carefully written pr thing. I miss her imperfect, but very funny writing from pre-2008.

It's easy to be expressive, funny, etc. when your English is perfect, like in Maria's case, same can't be said for Ana.

Dodoboy.
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:06 PM
OMG! Ana Fierce i am now your biggest fan :inlove:

Kworb
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:13 PM
It's easy to be expressive, funny, etc. when your English is perfect, like in Maria's case, same can't be said for Ana.

No... Ana is just not very witty. And she never has much to say because it is hard for her to feel any emotions.

lilimi
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Her writing sounds very bland, compared to Maria Sharapova's older doodles. Something happened to cause Maria not to write them any more, except when they need a carefully written pr thing. I miss her imperfect, but very funny writing from pre-2008.

her doodles were not so funny...she sounded superficial or she tried too hard to be funny.
the best tennis writer is dima tursunov :worship::worship::worship:HE is Witty.

zestyswans
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:01 PM
I do enjoy it when players blog or whatever during tournies but if Ana's columns are anything like last year's then I think I'll give them a miss.

KournikovaFan91
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:09 PM
I read the title as ''Ana Ivanovic: The Communist?'' and was like :scratch:

Yeah i thought it was going to says she was some Tito lover or something :lol:

I always misread the titles:p