The latest news about Ana!

Ana stars in new Whirlpool ad campaign Jan 16th 2006

Ana was one of six Sony Ericsson WTA Tour players to take time out from their Australian Open preparations to star in a new advertising campaign for sponsors Whirlpool.

Whirlpool, premier sponsor of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, are using the players for a pan-European print advertising campaign to promote the innovative, award-winning Prêt-à-porter. Launched in 2005, Prêt-à-porter is “an appliance that refreshes and revitalises clothes in minutes thanks to the gentle power of steam.”

Tuesday start for Ana Jan 14th 2006

Ana will begin her Australian Open campaign on Tuesday. The women’s top half of the draw will be played on Monday, with the bottom half scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

Ana faces world no.130 Shenay Perry of the United States.

Ana drops one place Jan 14th 2006

Ana has slipped one place in the Sony Ericsson WTA ranking list of 16 January. Though she reached the quarter-finals of Sydney last week the Tour’s rolling 52-week ranking system sees the Serbian drop to 22. Ana swaps places with German Anna-Lena Groenefeld.

Ana to face Perry in Round One Jan 13th 2006

Ana has been drawn to face world no.130 Shenay Perry in the first round of the Australian Open, which begins here on Monday. The pair have never played before.

Should Ana overcome the 21-year-old American, who has won just four grand slam matches in her career, she will face the winner of the match between local favourite Samantha Stosur and Frenchwoman Severine Bremond (née Beltrame) in the second round.

Ana seeded 21 in Australian Open Jan 13th 2006

Serbian Tennis sensation Ana Ivanovic was on Thursday seeded 21 in women's singles of the Australian Open starting Monday.

This is the 4th time that the 18-year old, world ranked 21, will start her campaign in a Grand Slam event as a seeded player.

World number ones Roger Federer and Lindsay Davenport have been named top seeds for the Australian Open.

Davenport is top seed for the second successive year after claiming six titles in 2005. The American won this tournament in 2000 but lost in last year's final to Serena Williams.

Australian Open's new glamour slammer Jan 12th 2006

Has tennis found the new Kournikova?

She's tall, quickly becoming tennis's new pin-up and her name's almost the same -- Ana, not Anna.
Also, like Kournikova, 18-year-old Ana Ivanovic's glamorous appearance has heads turning and experts salivating over her marketability.

Fans can take an animated journey through "Ana's world" and check out her modelling shots on www.anaivanovic.com.

Ivanovic has earned more than $530,000 in her 2 1/2 years as a professional, but modelling work, sponsorship and endorsement deals should see that skyrocket.

Kuznetsova advances Jan 11th 2006

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova beat the rain and Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday at the Medibank International tennis tournament.

Despite gaining an early break in the opening set, rising star Ana Ivanovic was unable to reproduce the kind of hitting that saw her upset world No.3 Amelie Mauresmo in the second round.

No.6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova was able to break her opponent’s serve at 2-3 in the first to bring the set back on serve and eventually claim the set in a tiebreaker.

Change to ranking system Jan 11th 2006

The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour today announced further changes to its ranking system. In addition to the abolition of Quality Points, which took place last week, the Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami and the four grand slams have become mandatory events.

Ana emerged as a rising grand slam star Jan 11th 2006

ANA Ivanovic yesterday emerged as a rising grand slam star as she plunged Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo's Australian Open aspirations into disarray.

Ana eliminated WTA Championships winner Mauresmo 6-3 7-5 from the Sydney International to again raise questions over Mauresmo's notorious fragility.
Ranked 18 places lower than her opponent, Ivanovic, of Serbia and Montenegro, drove world No. 3 Mauresmo to distraction with a thumping forehand -- and telling self-belief.

Rusty after a break, Mauresmo was playing her first match since holidaying in Tahiti.

Another win against Mauresmo Jan 10th 2006

Ana Ivanovic is through to the 3rd round of the Medibank International 2006 after she defeated Amelie Mauresmo 6:3, 7:5.

Ana started the match well, in the first set she was very dominate although had some errors which kept the scores really close. In the second set both girls served well, but at the end Ana was more focused than Amelie.

Ana’s opponent in the 3rd round is Svetlana Kuznetsova.