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Ana began her first senior Wimbledon campaign in confident fashion, beating Eastbourne finalist Vera Douchevina of Russia 6-4, 6-3.
In a match that did not begin until 7.30pm local time, Ana started brilliantly. She raced into a 3-0 lead thanks to a flurry of crushing groundstrokes. She continued to seize control of most rallies, crunching myriad forehand winners and moving the Russian all around the court on her way to clinching the first set 6-4. “I was pretty happy with my game today,” said Ana.
There have been quite a few additions to the website.
Wilson commercial video clip and new images from Roland Garros have been added to the Media section.
From tomorrow, we will pilot a new feature, live match commentary of Ana’s match against Vera Douchevina. We hope you tune in and let us know your thoughts via comments or contact form.
Ana will face Russian Vera Douchevina in the first round at this year's Wimbledon.
Ana could meet the seventh seed, French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne, in the fourt round but may first have to get past Mary Pierce.
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.