The latest news about Ana!

Ana withdrew from the Kremlin Cup Oct 9th 2005

Ana withdrew from the Kremlin Cup. She is still not fully recovered from the shoulder injury and in consultation with doctors and the team Ana has decided to withdraw.

Ana was very much looking forward to play in Moscow but unfortunately it is not going to happen this year.

Tough draw in Moscow Oct 8th 2005

Ana has a monumental fight on her hands trying to go through the first two rounds on the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. In the first round Ana will face the rapidly rising Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany. Groenefeld reached the finals in Beijing and Luxembour in the past month.

In the second round we are all awaiting a great match-up against the number one seed and the current world number one, Maria Sharapova.

Young, beautiful and dangerous: Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova Oct 7th 2005

Press Release:
“She handles herself so well. She’s so graceful, elegant and so positive – like Sharapova in many ways. Ivanovic is almost like the Catherine Zeta-Jones of the tennis world. She’s like a princess on the court: so feminine and yet so powerful with
it.” .....
Press Release

I am happy to be on the tour again Oct 6th 2005

... Patty played well .... With her style of play it is difficult to get into rhythm and as my service did not function I rarely had a chance to dominate the points. ...

New Diary entry

Schnyder converted her fourth match point Oct 4th 2005

Patty Schnyder had straight-set win against Ana on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix.

Schnyder converted her fourth match point to beat Serbia-Montenegro's Ivanovic, who has risen from 97th to 18th in the rankings this year, in 53 minutes.

Known for her aggressive style, Ivanovic made twice as many unforced errors (26-13) as her opponent and often followed a volleyed winner with an easy miss.

Ana back in action Oct 3rd 2005

After having a few weeks off due to shoulder injury, Ana will be back in action at the $650,000 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament in Filderstadt, Germany starting on Monday.

Ana is in top half of the draw in the tournament which features most of the top ranked WTA players including Lindsay Davenport, Kim Clijsters and Justine Heni- Hardenne. Ana will face the number 7 seed Patty Schnyder of Switzerland in the first round.

We are on our way to Filderstadt Sep 30th 2005

We are on our way to Filderstadt ...
New Diary entry

I have to be patient Sep 23rd 2005

I simply have to be patient with my return to tennis....
new diary entry.

Ana withdraws from Luxembourg Sep 19th 2005

Ana withdrew from the Luxembourg Fortis Championships because of a shoulder injury.

“I am very sorry to have to withdraw from Luxembourg
as I was looking forward to playing the event but after consultation with my doctors and the team I have decided to withdraw.”

Ana would return to the circuit a week later then originally planned for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Filderstadt.

Ana faces tough draw Sep 18th 2005

Although French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium withdrew from the Luxembourg Fortis Championships because of a hamstring injury the field for this tournament is still very strong. The event has been upgraded to a Tier II Tournament and some of the world's top-ranked players are taking part.

The top draw in the event includes:

1 Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS)
2 Kim CLIJSTERS (BEL)
3 Nadia PETROVA (RUS)
4 Patty SCHNYDER (SUI)
5 Nathalie DECHY (FRA)
6 Elena BOVINA (RUS)
7 Ana IVANOVIC (SCG)
8 Daniela HANTUCHOVA (SVK)