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Over the next few days we will publish some of the best on-court photographs of Ana that were taken in 2006. We begin with six images from the first half of the year.
1st image: Ana celebrates victory over Amelie Mauresmo in Sydney's Medibank International
2nd image: Ana berates herself during her Australian Open second round defeat to Samantha Stosur
3rd image: Ana in action at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo
4th image: Ana and doubles partner Maria Kirilenko in Tokyo
Ana had lost eight out of eight sets against Patty Schnyder before their meeting in Warsaw this year. The teenager was without a coach, having recently parted company with Zoltan Kukharsky. Despite being on her own, Ana played one of her best matches of 2006, totally reversing the trend against the Swiss by overwhelming her 6-3, 6-2.
Today we are launching a new prize draw to win a Wilson racket bag and signed photo of Ana.
Ana will personally autograph a photograph, addressed to the winner, to accompany a Wilson six-racket thermo.
Ana said: "This bag is good because it is big enough to hold everything I need. I like that it has two straps, like a rucksack, so you can carry it on your back if you wish."
To enter, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to the following question:
One of Ana's most thrilling matches of 2006 was in Indian Wells. Having won through to the quarter-finals with three successive straight sets victories, Ana faced fourth seeded Russian Elena Dementieva.
Ana stormed through a one-sided first set, winning it 6-2. She broke immediately at the beginning of the second set and was in command of the match before the experienced Russian turned things round.
Ana appeared on Pink TV, a fun, slightly off-beat talk show on Serbian television last weekend. It was the highest rated show on Sunday.
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The following is a transcript of the 24-minute programme:
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Interviewer: 14th player on the WTA list and today she is the guest of Beogradska Hronika, Ana Ivanovic. Good afternoon Ana and welcome.
Ana: Good evening. Glad to be here.
Kristin: Hey Ana! I’ve got a question: How do you do your hair if you play a match? I think that most female players have long hair, and especially if you have a layered haircut (like me) it is very difficult to do the hair without having any strands of hair hanging in the face. Do you have a special way to be able to play with a "clear view"? ;) Ana, I wish you all the best for your tennis career! Ajde!
Ana has made a series of appearances on Serbian television recently, including an interview on the programme "Beogradska Hronika", which was screened by RTS1 last week.
In the six minute feature Ana talks about her goals for next year, the support she receives from her family, friends, coaches and sponsors, training and life on tour.
Image: Hi Ana, thanks to the answers to many questions we ask you and needless to say, your answers are brilliant and very informative, like the way you look and carry yourself in every way. May I know if you do swim as part of your routine exercise since swimming involves swinging arms and trains almost the whole body??? Love u lots!!!
Ana: Thanks! At the moment swimming is not part of my training regime but we plan to add it to my programme very soon, probably next month.