Ana takes part in adidas kids' event

Ana takes part in adidas kids' event

Ana yesterday took part in a hitting, autograph and interview session with dozens of youngsters from Melbourne, as part of adidas' Speed Week.

The concept for the event was that Ana's shoes had been stolen from adidas headquarters. Over the past week clues as to their whereabouts were posted on adidas Australia's Twitter page, and on Ana's Facebook page.

The individual who found Ana's shoes, by being the first person on the scene at the revealed location, presented them back to Ana during the event.

Ana said: "It was a fun evening. The weather was very wet this morning, but by the evening it was bright sunshine and many people came down to hit, and they seemed to have a good time. Some of the kids were really good. I was a little surprised actually by just how good they were."

Player Development Programme coaches Sven Groeneveld, Darren Cahill, Gil Reyes and Mats Merkel were also on hand to put the youngsters through their paces.