UNICEF event interview

UNICEF event interview

Ana was interviewed by several Serbian media outlets during her UNICEF event in Belgrade yesterday. The following is a translated transcript of Ana's question-and-answer session with MTS Mondo reporter Aleksandra Petrovski:

Ana: It is a great pleasure of mine that I have the opportunity this year to take part in the Olympic Games, because it is not a small thing being a part of the team and representing your own country at the Olympics, so I am happy and I hope this year will be much more successful than 2008.
 
AP: And we will follow doubles with Zimonjic with added interest?
Ana: Yes, it will be very interesting, I think. Sometimes it is more fun watching doubles or mixed doubles than singles. He is great indeed in what he does and I think it will be very interesting with us having a good chance to win the medal.
 
AP: Athletes usually get asked when they go to the Olympics how they picture the atmosphere in the Olympic Village. Who would you like to see and meet there?
Ana: Unfortunately this year we won’t be staying in the Olympic Village because Wimbledon is quite far from the Village, so tennis players will generally be staying at Wimbledon. I am very sad about it, but I will surely try to go to the Opening ceremony and mix with other Serbian athletes.
 
AP: Which sport would you like to watch over there?
Ana: In Beijing in 2008 I was roommates with our female swimmers so I would like to follow them and I hope they will succeed in winning a medal.
 
AP: Who would you wholeheartedly support? Who has the biggest chance, apart from the tennis players?
Ana: Certainly, that is Novak. However, I do think we have a strong team and we have good chances in volleyball, water-polo and swimming and it would be really nice to meet the expectations and bring back the medals.
 
AP: How do you assess you own chances, both at Wimbledon and after that at the Olympics, which are held on the same surface?
Ana: Grass is a very specific surface and it is hard to predict, since everything happens so fast and it depends on the day: if the opponent has a good day the match can be pretty quick and vice versa. Currently, I feel that I am in a good shape and I will give my best and hopefully reach the second week of Wimbledon and later on.

Click here to watch a video of this interview (in Serbian; website opens in new browser window)