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Sasha: Hi,dear Ana, I want to ask you, I think , MARIA KIRILENKO and NICOLE VAIDISOVA are all your enormous rivals in the future , Could you tell me how you appraise them ? I hope that you can answer !
Ana: Hey Sasha! They’re both great players, they play really well. Vaidisova had some great matches last year. Kirilenko is playing much better this year too. I am planning on playing doubles with her in Warsaw. We’re really bonding good. She’s a very nice person. Regards, Ana.
Ahu Rüzgar: You have 3 wishes free...what would you wish?
Katarina: Ana, i love your game and your personality, you rock! I just wanted to ask you is there any days when you feel like you don't want to go on a tennis court and that you are sick of tennis, and what are you doing when that happens?
Ana: No, no! I really love what I’m doing. I love every second of it. Of course sometimes you want to have a break and keep your mind off it. But I must say it’s very hard to imagine a life without tennis. If I had to do it all over again I would do it. Thank you very much for your compliments. Regards, Ana.
Over the next three weeks we will be chatting with Ana's mother, Dragana, about Ana's development as a tennis player, life on the tennis circuit and what Ana is really like.
They say that if you truly want to get to know a person you must first meet their parents. Spending just 20 minutes with Dragana Ivanovic is enough to understand how Ana has become such a charming, polite and engaging young woman.
Ana has risen one place to No.17 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings, which are published today. Ana swaps places with Russian Elena Likhovsteva, who was unable to defend her points from the corresponding week in 2005.
Ana’s position in the Porsche Race, the standings that determine the eight qualifiers for the season-ending WTA Championships, falls one place to 20th, largely because she was inactive last week. The Serbian’s doubles ranking, meanwhile, stays at No.89.
Vanja: Hay ANA!!! im Vanja, i live in Australia, born in Bosnia. i want to ask you besides Federer who is your favourite player? Who are you tour friends? who (apart from Novak) are you close to? Do you know Mario Ancic???
Ana: Hey Vanja! It’s hard to say. You don’t look at them as someone like an idol because you are all the time with them. You look at them as players like yourself. It’s hard to say who is my favourite besides Federer. When I was growing up I liked Agassi though. I am friends with Mario Ancic’s sister, Sanja, by the way! Regards, Ana.
Watching Ana in action is set to get a whole lot more personal after the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour announced a number of broadcasting innovations. They are aimed at enhancing the experience for television viewers of women’s tennis.
The changes, some of which debuted at the Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami last week, include:
1) Pre-match player interviews
2) Interviews with coaches during matches
3) Placing wireless microphones on players during practice sessions
Mladen: Hi Ana, considering that I already know a lot about your tennis life, I would like to know which movies you like to watch and what music do you listen to?
Ana: Hi Mladen! I don’t have one favourite movie but two that I like very much are The Devil’s Advocate and Lajanje na Zvezde. My favourite music is R&B but I don’t have one favourite band. Regards, Ana.
GvoX_87: Ana, Greetings. One question. Do you think that once you will become #1 in the WTA rankings? Thanks you in advance. THE_BOYZ
Ana has dropped two places to No.18 in the latest Official Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings. Her doubles ranking has gone up seven places to No.88 while she has also climbed one place to No.19 in the Porsche Race.
Ana’s fall is largely due to 39 points being removed from her total. She earned 87 by reaching the quarter-finals of the Nasdaq-100 Open last year, but lost one round earlier the Miami event last week so was awarded only 48. Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Elena Likhovtseva overtake the Serbian.