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Jun 9th, 2008, 03:21 AM

I'm so happy! / June 08, 2008
As you probably saw from the photo, we had a great time celebrating my win on Saturday night. We went to one of my favourite restaurants in Paris and stayed there until around 1.30am, then we stopped at the Arc de Triomphe on the way home. There were many of us there, at least 25, and seeing everyone so happy was a special time for me.

By the way, Scott, Sven, Marcin and my brother didn't actually run around the Arc de Triomphe - the police stopped them before they had a chance to do that!!

I am still just so, so happy! This is something I have dreamed about since I was a kid, and I really don't have the words to describe my feelings at the moment. It's just pure happiness.

I'd like to thank all you guys for the great support you have given me over the last few years. Getting to No.1 was one of the two biggest goals in my life, and to reach it at the same tournament as winning a Grand Slam - it's just perfect.

It's been a great journey. There was some difficult times along the way, but I always felt so much support from so many people, and now we can all just enjoy it.

Paris will always be a special place for me. It's where I reached my first Grand Slam quarter-final, my first Grand Slam final, and now it's my first win. Everyone here has been so welcoming to me.

I won't touch a racket for a few days - shopping is my priority at the moment!



Jun 9th, 2008, 03:23 AM
OH...they didn't keep their word...

Wow the title is pretty straightforward, Ana. Direct and to the point. :)

Jun 9th, 2008, 03:24 AM
Well, at least those jokers put on Ana's dress as the vowed to do.... :p

Jun 9th, 2008, 03:28 AM
Ana :worship: :bounce: :hearts:

I'm sure the haters will be around soon.

Jun 9th, 2008, 03:33 AM
Yeah, she has plenty of money to buy whatever she wants in Paris! Good for her she´s enjoying this moment!

Jun 9th, 2008, 03:39 AM
Yeah, she has plenty of money to buy whatever she wants in Paris! Good for her she´s enjoying this moment!

She has 1.5 millions from the win, plus 1.5 millions from Rolex (?) plus 10 millions from Yonex (?). I would stop playing right away and start planning my lifetime long trip all over the world.:lol:

Jun 9th, 2008, 03:41 AM
Someone better teach that girl some other words than "happy" and "exciting" :o

Jun 9th, 2008, 03:44 AM
She has 1.5 millions from the win, plus 1.5 millions from Rolex (?) plus 10 millions from Yonex (?). I would stop playing right away and start planning my lifetime long trip all over the world.:lol:

With her win at FO, more endorsements are coming in, I can't help but feeling envy of her millions she earned :p

She can retire happily by age... oh wait, better don't go there (I miss Justine :sad:)

Jun 9th, 2008, 08:34 AM
Ivanovic and friends paint the town pink after first flush of Grand Slam triumph

By Paul Newman
Monday, 9 June 2008



Like in any major city, the Parisian police are prepared for most eventualities late on a Saturday night. It can be safely assumed, however, that they experienced a first in the small hours of yesterday morning when they stopped four men attired in salmon-pink dresses under the Arc de Triomphe. Among the witnesses to the incident was Ana Ivanovic, who had been celebrating her first Grand Slam in a nearby restaurant.

The four men were Scott Byrnes, her fitness trainer, Sven Groeneveld, her coach, Marcin Rozpedski, her hitting partner, and Milos, her brother. They had promised the 20-year-old Serb a fortnight earlier that if she won the French Open they would run round the Arc de Triomphe wearing her tennis outfit.

From the moment Ivanovic won her first-round match here her entourage must have started to wonder what they were letting themselves in for. She dropped only one set in the whole tournament, against her compatriot Jelena Jankovic in the semi-finals, and has proved over the last two weeks that she is a worthy holder of the world No 1 ranking which she will inherit today.

Saturday's 6-4, 6-3 victory over Dinara Safina was a logical conclusion to 12 months of progress. Having frozen so badly in last year's final against the now retired Justine Henin, who presented her with the Suzanne Lenglen Trophy on Saturday, Ivanovic showed with her much-improved display against Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final in January that she had the mental strength to claim the game's biggest prizes.

Another key difference this year has been her fitness. The 2008 Ivanovic is a sleeker version of last year's model and her improved mobility has strengthened her defensive game. Nowhere was this more evident than on what proved to be a crucial point in the second set, with Safina serving at 1-1 and 40-30. In one of the best rallies of the match Ivanovic defended deep behind the baseline to return two smashes and then raced to the net to chase down a drop shot before hitting a clever backhand winner.

Ivanovic went on to win the game with a huge forehand return. There were no more breaks until Safina, at 3-5, finally wilted under the pressure of Ivanovic's forehand returns and dropped her serve to love. There is no more effective shot in the women's game than Ivanovic's majestic forehand. The inside-out version, struck flat and hard across court, is a fearsome weapon that frequently felled Safina. The Russian, playing in her first Grand Slam final, gave a decent account of herself, but in a showdown between two players who like to go for their shots the world No 14 always looked the more likely to make mistakes.

After some retail therapy at Louis Vuitton and Chanel this morning, Ivanovic flies home to Belgrade, where there are likely to be more celebrations. Serbia's first female Grand Slam champion is due to play at Eastbourne next week, though it would be no surprise if she decided to rest instead in preparation for the start of Wimbledon in a fortnight's time.

Completing the French-Wimbledon double is one of the tallest orders in the game, but Ivanovic proved with her run to last year's semi-finals at the All England Club that she can play on grass. While her volleys can be suspect and she rarely goes to the net out of choice, Ivanovic's booming forehand and improved athleticism make her a threat on any surface. For the last two years she has lost at Wimbledon to the eventual champions, Amélie Mauresmo and Venus Williams.

"To tell the truth, I'm still trying to enjoy this victory and not thinking about grass," Ivanovic said when asked about her chances of winning at Wimbledon. "A lot of players will now play their best tennis against me, but I still think I have a good chance. I've been working really hard and that has brought results."

that rolex really shines through:eek:

Jun 9th, 2008, 08:36 AM
she looks :awww:

Jun 9th, 2008, 08:40 AM
she looks :awww:

she looks FIERCE. That's my woman, Ana for ya:hearts::kiss: God bless the man who'll take her:worship:

Jun 9th, 2008, 09:28 AM
I hope she does do some shopping. And burn that top she wore to the trophy photo shoot in the process.

Sorry, I still can't get over how fug that thing is.:lol:

Jun 9th, 2008, 10:17 AM
I am really happy for Ana and hope she becomes the most successful Serb.

Jun 9th, 2008, 10:20 AM
We are so excited for her :bounce:

Il Primo!
Jun 9th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Subforum :wavey:

Jun 9th, 2008, 11:27 AM
Subforum :wavey:subhuman :nerner:

Jun 9th, 2008, 12:35 PM
I'm happy she is happy :)

Jun 9th, 2008, 12:39 PM
I'm sure the haters will be around soon.

Hi! :wavey: she is happy - my day is ruined :mad: :o

Jun 9th, 2008, 01:00 PM

Jun 9th, 2008, 01:39 PM
I'm so exciting for her!

Jun 9th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Subforum :wavey:

:tears: Pova blogs get moved because she never talks about tennis in them:weirdo:

Jun 9th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Subforum :wavey:

don't troll here troll.