"Indiscreet" interview

"Indiscreet" interview

Ana took part in an informal interview for the tournament programme of the Zurich Open. The publication terms such interviews "indiscreet" because of the offbeat nature of the questions:

What was the nicest compliment you have ever received?
Anytime someone says I inspired them to play tennis. That means a lot to me.

Assuming you could be invisible – What would you do?
It would be hard to resist the temptation to spy on people!

What is the first thing you do when you get home?
These days, ‘home’ is the hotel room! I open laptop and put on some music.

Are you superstitious? How does that express itself?
I am. I avoid stepping on the lines of the court. I also follow the same routine during a tournament. For example, at the French Open, and also in Luxembourg, I ate at the same restaurant almost every night. In Wimbledon I never ate at a restaurant – I stayed at our house and ate there each night. It just depends how I start the week, and if I win I think, ‘it’s working, so why change it?’

Who or what can steal your sleep?
When there is pain in my muscles!

Is there anything that you always wanted to do, but you never dared to try?

Assuming you are travelling, and your luggage gets lost. Which three things would you buy right at the airport?
Toothbrush, underwear and a shirt

What causes you to be in a bad mood?
I’m a very positive person, and I like to think that I’m usually in a good mood. But I sometimes get annoyed when things go wrong with our travel plans, because I like everything to be in order. Recently we’ve lost so many bags, and there have been quite a few long delays to our flights. It can ruin the plans for the next day’s practice, and that’s frustrating.

What would you bring if you were invited to a dinner?
It depends where I’m going. If there will be kids there, I will take chocolate. Otherwise, I would bring a bottle of wine.

Which false perception do people have about you?
Some people are surprised if I tell them I am a shy person

Is there a mistake that you have made but you wish you could take back/correct today?
I would like to play this year’s French Open final again!

What is your biggest fear?
I’m actually a little bit scared of space. I’m also scared of big dogs.


Zodiac: Scorpio

Family Status: Single

Place of Residence: Basel, Switzerland

Occupation: Tennis player

Favorite piece of clothing: Actually my favourite dress was stolen. I bought it as a present for myself after the French Open. I don’t really have a favourite at the moment, but I like to wear skirts.

Last concert visited: Gwen Stefani in Zurich two weeks ago

Favourite book: The Da Vinci Code

Favourite movie: It’s hard to say. Maybe the Bourne Ultimatum

Favourite internet site: My own! Also Google

What can you cook the best? Fajitas

How did you earn your first money/paycheck? When I was a kid I sometimes used to clean my Dad’s car, and he would give me some money

Which CD do you listen to currently? A mixture of stuff, many different artists

Your life slogan: Never stop smiling

Photo: Nenad Marjanovic for Verano Motors