Press & Interviews

SWISS airlines magazine interview Dec 16th 2008

Ana is featured in the current edition of Swiss airlines' in-flight magazine SWISS Universe. The following is a reproduction of the question-and-answer feature:

THE BEAUTY ON THE TENNIS COURT

Serbian Ana Ivanovic is an exceptionally talented tennis player who stays charming and cheerful, despite her big success. SWISS Universe talked to her about her life on and off the tennis court.

Interviewer: TAMAS KISS

SWISS UNIVERSE: YOU TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD CONSTANTLY – HERE TODAY, SOMEWHERE ELSE TOMORROW. HOW DO YOU COPE WITH THIS NOMADIC EXISTENCE?

Ana on cover of Sport & Style Dec 9th 2008

Ana is on the cover of the new issue of L'Equipe Sport & Style magazine. The 21-year-old recently took part in an exclusive photo shoot for the Conde Nast publication in Moscow.

More images from the photo shoot and an exclusive video can be seen here.

Brisbane International interview Dec 7th 2008

Ana recently gave an interview to the website of the Brisbane International, her opening tournament of 2009:

You had a few injury concerns in 2008, how are you feeling now?
Fortunately those injuries are behind me. I am feeling healthy and I’m very excited about the new season. I started training for it already in November!

How will you prepare for the Brisbane International and Australian Open 2009?

Ana on cover of Swiss magazine Nov 26th 2008

Ana is on the cover of the November issue of Regio Aktuell magazine in Switzerland. The following is a translated extract from the interview with Dominique Zahnd:

Schweizer Illustrierte feature Oct 30th 2008

Ana was featured in the popular Swiss lifestyle magazine Schweizer Illustrierte earlier this month.

The pages and a short, translated extract from the exclusive interview are shown here:

Schweizer Illustrierte: What is your impression of Switzerland?
It's peaceful and quiet. I'm happy that I can relax there easily. People don't really approach me in the street; everyone respects each other's privacy.

What do you like about Basel?

"Zira" interview Oct 29th 2008

Ana was interviewed by Serbian broadcaster Pink TV on Monday, during a photo shoot for her sponsor Verano.

The following is a translated transcript of the interview:

Nenad Stefanovic, Pink TV: It is a great honour and pleasure of mine to have Ana Ivanovic beside me, here in a cozy atmosphere at the Zira hotel. Ana, you raised the trophy in Linz yesterday, today you are here in Belgrade. Yesterday’s victory in Linz cannot be compared to Roland Garros, but I think it means psychologically almost as much as that one.

Ana appears on Chinese magazine covers Oct 7th 2008

Ana recently graced the covers of two magazines in China: Sports Illustrated and the popular lifestyle publication Beijing News Weekly (BQ).

The following are short extracts from each interview:

Sports Illustrated China: You once told us that you do not like losing, even when playing chess with your coach, so, are you still bearing that will in mind? Have you ever sensed the pressure caused by your will to win? How did you handle that?

Tennis Business Magazine interview Aug 17th 2008

Ana was recently interviewed by Russian journalist Alexey Potapov for Tennis Business Magazine. The following is an extract from the question-and-answer session:

Tennis Business Magazine: Ana, it is known that you love the Greek mythology. Who is your favourite mythological character?
Ana: I actually don't read so much Greek mythology these days. My favourite story is about Atlantis. I also admire Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom.

TBM: You have a lot of admirers in Russia. Will you be coming to Russia for the Kremlin Cup?

Paul Fein interview Jul 13th 2008

Earlier this year Ana was interviewed by the award-winning tennis writer Paul Fein. The interview has been published in several publications, most notably as the cover story of Sports Illustrated in South Africa. The following is an extract from the interview:

Of your mother, Dragana, you recently said, “She’s my best friend, too. It’s so important to have her on the road with me.” In what ways does your mother help you?

Ana on Corriere della Sera Magazine cover Jul 10th 2008

Ana is featured on the cover of the current issue of Corriere della Sera Magazine.

Ana talked to writer Cristina Cimino about achieving her dream of becoming world No.1, family, life after tennis and other topics.

The following is a reproduction of the introduction of the feature: