View Full Version : Exclusive OZ Open Report by Iva Majoli's boyfriend !!! Parties, friendships etc

Feb 17th, 2002, 10:04 PM
I was listing in one croatian magazine and i found interesting article about Aussie Open written by Iva Majoli's boyfriend - Maro Srezovic.

I try to translate some most interesting points that he wrote:

+ Iva's best friends on the tour are Barbara Schett and Jennifer Capriati :) They celebrated New Year's Eve together and they were together most of their free time

+ They celebrated New Year's Eve on the beach by eating hamburgers and swimming :)

+ Iva and Maro left for Australia on Christmas Day

+ Iva felt pain in her shoulder so she wasn't able to play on 100 %, fortunately doctors in Melbourne gave her some medicine and it was better

+ Iva and Maro were staying at "Grand Hyatt" hotel as well as Ivan Ljubicic, Carlos Moya, Alex Corettja, Barbara Schett etc

+ Most of players chose "Crown" hotel

+ Iva, Jennifer and Barbara are in contact by email !!! :)

+ Barbara was chosen as Best Body of the tournament, but i guess you've already known this

+ Iva, Barbara, Jennifer, Maro and few others spent few evenings together, they were visiting parties, restaurants etc. together

+ Girls don't like Martina Hingis too much, because she's in the hotel all the time or practicing, she doesn't having fun or hang out with other players

+ Anna Kournikova also doesn't leave her room very often because she hates reporters, but one night she decided to visist one disco-club, so she changed her look and she had black wig on her had !!!

+ Afro-american Garry is on of the best friends of all players, he lives in Miami where he works for American Airlines, he's friends with Marat Safin, Mark Phillipoussis, Nicolas Lapentti, Anna K., Jennifer Capriati, or singer Enrique Iglesias

+ Garry provide VIP tickets to players for exclusive night clubs etc.

+ Iva, Maro, Barbara, Garry, Jim Fhusiom (WTA Tour PR) spent one evening in disco club "Motel" and than they were invited to private party at Mark Phillipoussis place (after the midnight)

+ Day after Mark's party, Iva, Maro, Babsy and Jenny were out for dinner together, Maro says that Jennifer was very friendly and nice, altough she was under the big presure because she was defending champion, they didn't talk about tennis too much

+ One of the best moments at OZ Open was players party without reporters, this is the place where players just have fun and don't care about tennis etc... they're drinking (alcohol), talking to each other, just having fun; Maro was talking with Goran Ivanisevic or Carlos Moya here

+ Most popular person at OZ Open was Damir Dokic because of his KIA commercials :)

That's all, hope you like it and you understand it, because sometimes my english is very bad

There were also very nice pics of Iva, Babsy and Jennifer smiling together, but unfortunately i don't have a scanner :(

Feb 17th, 2002, 10:17 PM
hey that's great!! thank you :)

positive jen post ... yay!!

Feb 17th, 2002, 10:38 PM
verybordnow, well i changed my mind about Jennifer after this article. :)

No, seriously, i used to don't like her because of her comments on Monica's grunting and other things and i still think she should apologize to Monica for that, but now i think i like her a little bit :)

Feb 17th, 2002, 10:43 PM
Thanks for posting this! I'm glad to hear they all got along and had a great time! :)

Feb 18th, 2002, 12:36 AM
Great report.....i saw Iva at the Hyatt a few times...:).....saw heaps of players there , but surprisingly no active players at the Crown Casino ,just Pat Rafter

Feb 18th, 2002, 01:18 AM
Hmm.. that was an interesting report. ;) Thanks Zlatko!!!!! :D

Feb 18th, 2002, 02:06 AM

I didn't know Iva and Babsi were such close friends.

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 18th, 2002, 04:13 AM
Thanks! :bounce:

Feb 18th, 2002, 04:53 AM
Thanks!Very interesting!

Feb 18th, 2002, 05:31 AM
Thanx zlatko!

Feb 18th, 2002, 05:35 AM
anna with black hair on? hmmm.....

tnx for this!! http://www.contrabandent.com/cwm/s/kao/cactus/bye2.gif

Feb 18th, 2002, 12:16 PM
Surprised so many players were at Crown! Like SM said we saw lots of players at Hyatt, icluding Iva, Razzano, Safin, Marrero etc.

I've been to the "Motel" a few times, its pretty crappy actually, not very big, only two smallish dance floors, nice balcony on the second level with a view over the city, only good on a warmish night though. The Scud lives nearby so its no surprise they all went back there!

Thanks for the report!

Brian Stewart
Feb 18th, 2002, 08:21 PM
Thanks for the article, Zlatko!

Babsi as "best body". :)

I hope they waited after eating the burgers before going swimming.

Feb 18th, 2002, 08:31 PM
Thanx Zlatko :)

Feb 19th, 2002, 12:57 AM

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 19th, 2002, 06:33 AM
Thanks for the article! Great!

Barbara Schett's best friend is Anke Huber. They have been always together on tournaments, spending most of the time together. I am glad to hear that Babsi gets on well with Jenn and some other players. It's nice to hear about the girls having fun together.

Feb 19th, 2002, 07:05 AM
Iam really surprised to know that Hingis does not like to make any friendship with other players in tour

Feb 19th, 2002, 01:39 PM
A fun read. Thanks!

Sam L
Feb 19th, 2002, 02:33 PM
Thanx for the report Zlatko.. it was a good read.. and some of things were very surprising! :)