- On Court
- About Ana
- Club Ana
I am going back to work after spending three exciting weeks at home. First, it was my birthday. I spent it with my family and my friends and I enjoyed it very much. I went out a lot as well, Belgrade is famous for having lots of places to go out and have good time.
There was lots of excitement about the Charity match for rebuilding the Avala TV tower near Belgrade. I enjoyed the match against Novak. Being on the tour for the last few years I kind of forgot how great is playing in the city of my birth.
I fell like this season ended too soon for me. During the last two tournaments I could feel that I am getting better and better, I had a good rhythm and started hitting something like my best form from the very beginning of the season.
Yet another defeat against Patty. It is hard to believe that on all three indoor tournaments I played this year I lost to Patty. This time I played better and got closer. I think I know what is the best tactics to play Patty and I am sure next time I’ll do much better.
The match against Asagoe was not easy, she is very fast and I had my tactics somewhat wrong in the first set. Anyway, the first round is always difficult, new surface, new surrounding…
Today is the day for relaxing and resting. I had my morning practice, massage and then went for a stroll along Danube. The city centre is only about ten minutes walk from our hotel. Beautiful architecture, lots of restaurants and very tempting shops.
Lots of love
It has been a real pleasure getting into semi-final in Zurich, even though I lost to Patty again I am very happy with my achievement there. I might have been a bit lucky in the first round against Tatiana but in the other two matches I won, against Jelena and Katarina, I felt really confident and I was hitting the ball very well.
I feel brilliant and every match I play, I get better. Today, against Katarina, I never expected and easy win especially after she played so well against Amelie. That is why started strong and never allowed her to dictate the match.
I am really happy with the way I served today. I think I won a few games with hardly any play at all, only strong and well placed serves.
I am looking forward to playing Patty again. I think that I know her game now and I am sure I can play better then I did in the two previous matches against her.
See you soon
I could not wait to come out on the court again. Especially here in Zurich where I practice often and where I played so well last year. I always believed I can win this match and at the end the victory came through. It was very close, I wasted three match points in the second set but to her credit Tatiana also played well. Whenever I dropped my level of play she was there, threatening.
I am disappointed with the result against Patty. On the other hand, considering what I had to go through in the past month or so, I am happy to be able to practice properly and to be back on the tour again.
I know that in time I’ll get back to my best but yesterday I felt I could not play to my full potential. The fact that I could not practice for three weeks might explain this.
We are on our way to Filderstadt. After such a long break, I am really happy to go for a tournament again. I am driven by desire to compete and now I got to a stage where I really miss it.
This will be my first time to play in Filderstadt. I see it as a new challenge. I spent two days in Zurich with Pierre and Zoltan. One more fitness training accompanied by tennis practice. It was hard but we always find ways to make it enjoyable.
The decision to cancel Luxembourg was taken in consultation with my doctor and the team. I am not happy about it but I understand that I must not rush it because the injury may well come back and make it even worst.
I know that if I am to play the rest of the indoor season fully fit, I simply have to be patient with my return to tennis. In the mean time I am continuing with my fitness program.
Thanks for all your support and hopefully see you in Filderstadt!
I am working on my fitness with an emphasis to strengthen my shoulder so I can avoid the type of injuries I had recently.
I look forward to a good indoor season. Last year in Zurich I played my first indoor tournament and I adapted well to the surface and indoor conditions.
This year I intend to play five indoor tournaments, Luxemburg, Filderstadt, Moscow, Zurich and Linz. According to the list of participants this will be a good opportunity to match up with some top players.
Many thanks for the support. In the mean time I'll try to get back to full fitness.