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A growing maturity and poise has seen Ana Ivanovic make giant steps forward on just her second year as a professional.
Her most impressive performance saw her march to the quarter-finals of the French Open on her debut.
Ivanovic caused a major upset in the process, knocking out big French hope and number three seed Amelie Mauresmo.
The Frenchwoman admitted after their encounter that Ivanovic had toughened up in their fourth meeting of the year and was becoming much more difficult to beat.
Ana has recovered well from her back injury. She is about to return to Wimbledon and start practicing again.
After suffering a back strain during practice at Wimbledon Ana has decided to pull out of the traditional Wimbledon warm-up event in Eastbourne. The injury is not serious but Ana decided not to risk aggravating it further.
Ana still has her sights set on Wimbledon despite pulling out of Eastbourne.
I am really grateful for all the support and many kind messages I received since Roland Garros. Thank you all very much.
At present I am in Switzerland, working with my tennis and fitness coaches. Soon I will be going to England. I feel good and I am looking forward to the forthcoming grass tournaments, especially Wimbledon.
Lots of love
Following her great success at Roland Garros, Ana returned to Belgrade; the local media interest in Ana is huge. Details of Ana’s press conference were played in all news bulletins on the national TV and many national daily newspapers carry Ana’s face on their front pages.
Ana is off to Switzerland, to prepare for Eastbourne and Wimbledon but the media has already started talking about preparations for her next big return home.
After reaching her first grand slam quarter-final at Roland Garros, Ana climbed 10 places on the WTA tour ranking. She is now ranked a career-high 21st, still 6 months from her 18th birthday.
Many of you ask for Ana’s autograph. The cards are not ready yet! They are in production right now and we will let you know very soon how you can obtain them. Please stay tuned.
After the great success of our young tennis on Roland Garros, Serbian president Boris Tadic sent his congratulations to Ana Ivanovic.
- Dear Ana, with great delight we followed your appearances on one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments, and became more and more proud of you and your successes. By reaching the quarterfinals you have exceeded our expectations.
- The person who doesn’t learn how to lose is not able to win and to triumph on the future tournaments which, I am sure, you will soon do.
Ana made great strides in improving her fitness in 2005, and her better on-court results were apparent. Her increased stamina likely played a part in many of her come-from-behind victories.
Ana’s fitness trainer, Pierre Paganini, signed a new contract to work with Ana. Pierre will now spend more time with Ana than with any other player apart from Roger Federer.