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Jun 13th, 2016 08:50 PM
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Jun 7th, 2016 04:53 PM
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The World's Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2016

Forbes Welcome

8. Ana Ivanovic
Total Earnings: $7.4 million
May 25th, 2016 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by VALUNA View Post
Die moderne Athletin
I really love this interview. True Ana.

She will be a great mother.
May 25th, 2016 03:30 PM
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Oh my Goodness, she is an angel

edit: watch it three times in row! Is the most beautiful interview with her I remember since 2014

How lucky is this footballer!She is so perfect.....
May 25th, 2016 03:27 PM
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Die moderne Athletin
May 14th, 2016 06:37 AM
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AskMen's 2016 Top 99 Crush List: #84 Ana, #68 Serena

Crush List: Top 99 Women 2016 - AskMen
May 10th, 2016 08:44 PM
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A 1-on-1 with Ana Ivanovic: Adidas fashion, pregnancy rumors, Rome and tennis | Women's Tennis Blog

A 1-on-1 with Ana Ivanovic: Adidas fashion, pregnancy rumors, Rome and tennis

It's been a year with several stops and starts for Ana Ivanovic, but after a disappointing loss to Louisa Chirico in Madrid, the former world number one got off to a good start in Rome. Our contributor René Denfeld caught up with the Serb after her first-round win on Monday evening to talk about all things Italy, fashion, tennis, and private life.

It's Monday evening, 11 pm at the Foro Italico and Ana Ivanovic just got her first win in Rome under her belt, taking out Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets — but it wasn't without some difficult moments, since the Russian went up an early break in the second set. The momentum was never with one of the two players for longer than a few games. Still, for Ivanovic it was an important start in a city she has always enjoyed competing in.

"Yeah, I definitely enjoy Italy and I've been here since Madrid, I came straight here. That was also really nice to get some downtime. I think it's one of the greatest cities in Europe and the world actually, but I never won this event, so that's one I would definitely like to conquer," Ivanovic smiled, knowing that it would be far from an easy endeavor to capture the title in the Eternal City.

"It's definitely a long way away, but I'm just so happy to have played a good match and actually enjoyed being on court and competing and going through tough moments in the match!"

The level of enjoyment has been something that's been a big factor for the Serb and in-between all the competing and the scoreboard pressure and desire to win matches it's something that can occasionally slip through the cracks — something that's been an important topic for her and her coach Nigel Sears ahead of this week and during their on-court coaching on Monday.

"I put a lot of effort in and so much hard work and off the court and that sort of also created great pressure because I felt like I'm in great form that I just couldn't get in the match court," the 28-year-old explained as we sat between Campo Centrale and Pietrangeli on a warm spring night in Rome.

"So I had a great chat with Nigel last week and you know, we had a little bit of a different approach this week and that's why he was mentioning it. It's a big step for me to perform well because you know, after all I love the game and I love tennis."

Over the course of the past years, Ivanovic has had lots of rumours and headlines around her private life — just like last week when Serbian tabloid Blic reported that she might be pregnant. Ivanovic herself basically has chosen to ignore most of these stories and there's only one person that'll make her pay any attention to them.

"I heard lots of things, but [me being pregnant] is actually the weirdest. Honestly, I haven't read it because, to be honest, I don't read anything and so many untrue things are spoken. The only time I'm actually worried is when I'm getting a call from my grandma and she's like "Really?" and I'm like "No, grandma" – "But they said so" "Yes, but it's not true!"" the Serb explained before adding with a big laugh "but I just hope that's not them referring to my weight!"

Even though the Serb still has some off-court commitments on-site, she is planning to enjoy life and the evening in Rome on her day off — so long as her schedule permits it.

"I managed to do a little bit of sightseeing and a little bit more history — I love history here, so tomorrow I have to do a few things on site, it's gonna be a busy day and then relax from the schedule a little bit. Since I'm not playing too early (on Wednesday) hopefully a nice dinner somewhere in town – I like these local little places."

For the rest of the tournament, however, Ivanovic's sights are firmly set on the challenges ahead and the 28-year-old herself knows that she's possibly got a tough one ahead of her in the third round — almost an oddity considering many other players shy away from ever looking at possible future opponents when they're in a tournament mode.

"Every match is different, I would love to," Ivanovic said before catching her thoughts, "obviously we all see the draw — so I would love to have the challenge against Serena. That would be really nice, but one step at a time. I have a really tough match next round, so I'm going to try and focus on that, just try to keep enjoying myself and not put so much pressure on the outside," Ivanovic said and also explained why she's always aware of her draw — at least to a certain degree.

"The thing is I have very good peripheral vision, so I have a photographic memory. When I see [the draw], I can't focus on just one name and kind of get the whole area of the draw a little bit but yeah, I definitely don't look too much ahead. This year it's been lots of upsets and it's just about taking care of each match."

Rome will be the last tournament for Ivanovic in her current outfit, the Adidas Spring Adizero Dress. In Paris she is going to be wearing the Y-3 collection by Adidas once again, which has been mooted as the "Zebra"-kit by many people.

"I'm halfway there," Ivanovic laughed and pointed at her shoes.

"[We don't have] so much [input], actually! Last year they came up with Y-3 collection. I think that's exciting to bring a little bit more fashion into sports design, it was I think a very nice outfit and this year also," the 28-year-old said.

On the design front itself, last year's semifinalist at the French Open can add little flourishes and touches that suit her and that she enjoys wearing.

"Not that much input with the design, just little bit with like necklines or something that I prefer you know, some people prefer to have capsleeves, so this is the input that I can give, but they certainly know what I like."

What Ivanovic would probably like most is to book her spot in the third round here in Rome — she'll get a chance to do so tomorrow against American Christina McHale.
Apr 19th, 2016 09:25 PM
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Stuttgart Express: Round 1 – Ana Ivanovic def. Carina Witthöft 7-6(3) 6-0
Apr 1st, 2016 11:34 AM
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April joke

Pity not true because Ana with Petko in Rio were funny.
Mar 2nd, 2016 06:49 PM
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Video-Workout mit Ana Ivanovic: Übungen für Bauch, Beine, Po - VOGUE
Feb 29th, 2016 04:16 PM
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Frust beim deutschen Kapitan

Bastian Schweinsteiger puts currently in an injury crisis. Recently made speculation the round, his girlfriend Ana Ivanovic bear the blame.

Is Ana Ivanovic blame for the crisis?

With the accusations of British tabloids that his relationship with professional tennis player Ana Ivanovic is partly responsible for the crisis because it their games followed in mid-February live example in Dubai, comes Schweinsteiger to left: "In case of injury during the winter time now tend many clubs to the offer players to travel to warmer regions for the start of rehabilitation. so that was a pretty normal process. "

Feb 17th, 2016 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by valaha92 View Post
I would like read the Ana parts but link leads to subscribe and I do not want, can you please be kind post Ana relate parts here?
Yeah sorry.. I didnt realize it wouldn't open. I just edited my post with the article.
Feb 17th, 2016 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gaviotabr View Post
Nigel's interview with The Times (As reproduced in The Australian). It has a few quotes on Ana and by Ana.

Nocookies | The Australian
I would like read the Ana parts but link leads to subscribe and I do not want, can you please be kind post Ana relate parts here?
Feb 17th, 2016 12:08 PM
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Nigel's interview with The Times (As reproduced in The Australian). It has a few quotes on Ana and by Ana.

My heart attack was really just bad sushi: Nigel Sears

Three weeks after collapsing with apparent heart problems at the Australian Open, people are astonished to see Nigel Sears back working at tennis tournaments again so quickly. Yet he, in turn, is hugely apologetic for the tumult that he caused.

As Sears was lying immobile for 15 minutes on the steps of Rod Laver Arena surrounded by doctors and medics, back home in East Sussex, Leonore, his wife, and Kim, his daughter, were sitting horrified as they witnessed the drama unfold after expecting simply to watch Andy Murray, their son-in-law/husband, in a third-round match.

Now, for the first time, Sears, the coach to Ana Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion from Serbia, is prepared to reflect publicly on that frightening weekend more than 10,000 miles from home. “I know I was such big news at home, but it was a really strange one and I’m just really sorry I worried a lot of people unnecessarily,” he said. “But I just want to let everyone who was concerned know that the doctors have assured me my heart is absolutely fine.

“Frankly, now I feel a bit of a fraud, but at the time I didn’t have a clue what was happening to me and fully appreciate just how terrible it must have looked for everyone watching. I feel so bad having put my wife, daughter and friends through that ordeal.

“Quite honestly my timing could not have been worse, with Kim being just a few days away from giving birth. It was the worst possible time in the worst possible place, being so far away from home. But then I’m thinking if I had blacked out in my hotel room when I was all on my own, what would have happened?

“One thing I am really grateful for is that nothing about my collapse got through to Andy, who was playing just a matter of yards away on Margaret Court Arena and the first he knew anything was wrong was when he walked off court after winning his match against Joao Sousa and his mum, Judy, told him what had happened.

“He was great, he came straight to the hospital in the tennis clothes he’d been wearing during his match and stayed with me for a long time. Mind you, by the time he arrived I was sitting up in bed and asking the doctors if I could go back to the match because I thought Ana’s match might still be going on.”

Murray’s anxiety was obvious and he was back at the hospital the next morning while his father-in-law underwent more tests. Sears adds: “Andy was naturally concerned, but the important thing was he could start relaying stuff back to Kim and her mum because they obviously wanted to know what was going on.

“I could see he was worried and thinking about whether or not to carry on in the tournament. Like any husband, he thought the place he should be was with his wife when she was so anxious and so close to having their first baby. I make a rule of never commenting on Andy’s tennis but, yes, I did tell him that it was important that he stuck with the tournament because Kim was fine. And nobody ever knows how many more chances they will get in grand slams.

“As it turned out, he got all the way to the final [where he lost to Novak Djokovic], which was a great effort given the way his concentration on the main task in hand was interrupted. We’re very close, and he knows what I think about him.”

Sears and doctors at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne and back home in Lewes are still not totally sure what caused his collapse. However, the 58-year-old has been repeatedly assured that his heart is fine after a catalogue of tests, including two electrocardiograms (ECGs) and an angiogram.

His belief is that it could have been an allergic reaction to a piece of sushi that he had eaten for lunch. Sears recalls a similar episode 12 years ago in the United States when, instead of sushi, he had eaten some raspberries.

“They do tend to spray stuff on fruit in the US and I had eaten quite a lot of them,” he says. “Then again I had sushi for lunch ten days in a row in Melbourne and was fine. But I suppose the law of averages dictates, you get one dodgy bit of raw fish in that time.”

Sears is almost embarrassed as he casts his mind back to the events that interrupted the match between Ivanovic and Madison Keys, the No 15 seed from the US. “What I do know is that when I was walking to the coaching box to watch the match, I suddenly started to feel unwell as if I had eaten something which had disagreed with me,” he says.

“I managed to last for the first set, which Ana won 6-4, but I was feeling really dizzy, even though I was sitting down, and began to sweat a lot. I was convinced I was about to throw up and decided I had better head for the rest room. I stood up, took a couple of steps and that’s the last I remember until I came round lying flat on my back with a load of people attending me.”

Sears believes that he blacked out for no more than two minutes and when he recovered consciousness, he was aware of everything going on around him. “When I woke up, it seems somebody had been pounding my chest for 90 seconds and I had an oxygen mask on my face,” he says. “I was connected up to a defibrillator and I heard the computerised voice message from the machine say: ‘Shock not necessary.’ I thought, thank God for that.

“I must admit I was a bit concerned at that stage because I had no idea what had happened to me. I’m very fortunate I was very well looked after. There were a couple of doctors sitting nearby in the crowd including a specialist cardiologist and the tournament doctor [Tim Wood] got to the scene very quickly and he came with me in the ambulance to the hospital.

“There was a bit of blood around on the steps but I was lucky in that I didn’t bang my head, even though I fell backwards. The blood was spilt because they had a bit of a problem putting an intravenous drip into my arm. But quite honestly everybody who responded was great and by the time I got to the ambulance, I felt OK.”

Anyone who knows Sears will attest to his obsession with physical fitness. He once took part in ironman competitions and more recently participated in triathlons. In the summer, he thinks nothing of long training swims in the Channel close to Beachy Head. On the morning of his collapse, he underwent a strenuous session in his hotel gymnasium with Andy Bettles, Ivanovic’s hitting partner.

“I just keep fit but it did occur to me I had worked quite hard that morning,” he says. “Yes, Andy is 23 and I’m a bit older, and maybe I had been overdoing it a bit in the gym but I felt fine until eating that sushi. I really don’t think it’s likely that my collapse was down to exertion.

“Under doctor’s orders, I didn’t do any exercise for two weeks and now I’m sensible, just ticking over in the gym. The fact I was allowed to fly home within 48 hours shows the doctors were confident in their diagnosis. And it’s nothing down to the stress of being a tennis coach. Ana was winning by a set and a break at the time and I now feel a bit guilty she lost to Keys. She was even 3-0 up in the third.

“Clearly she was worried at seeing me stretchered out of the arena and they gave her the option of coming back the next day. I suppose she thought she had the momentum in the match but concentration must have been difficult.”

Sears remains confident that, in his second spell of coaching the former world No 1, she is destined to be a contender for the grand-slam titles again.

“You look at Flavia Pennetta winning the US Open [last year] and Angelique Kerber getting her first major title in Australia [last month] and you think somebody like Ana has got to have a chance,” he says.

“She’s playing well. She’s a more mature competitor now, she’s happy off the court with her boyfriend [Bastian Schweinsteiger, the Manchester United and Germany footballer] and he’s a good influence because he is a consummate professional sportsman.”

Schweinsteiger and Sears were courtside yesterday (Tuesday) at the Dubai Duty Free Championships when Ivanovic backed up her coach’s optimism with a 6-1, 6-0 destruction of Daria Gavrilova, Australia’s new tennis heroine. “It’s great and Nigel is obviously feeling healthy,” she enthuses.

“Everything is going well and our goal, when we started working together again halfway through last year, was to really make a big effort at the major tournaments this year.”

Next week, Ivanovic is taking some time off when the WTA circuit moves through the Middle East to Doha for the Qatar Total Open. So Sears will be spending the week commentating in London on BT Sport, but he will be staying in Surrey with the newly augmented Murray family.

“I missed the baby being born by one day but they have been sending me masses of photographs on a daily basis,” he concludes. “Now I can’t wait to get home for a nice long cuddle with my new granddaughter.”
Nocookies | The Australian
Feb 16th, 2016 02:37 PM
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