Press & Interviews

Interview with Ana Ivanovic Jan 11th 2006

2006 Medibank International - A. Ivanovic d. A. Mauresmo 6-3, 7-5

Q. A different venue, different conditions. Was it important to take your Hopman Cup performance to a different environment in order to get ready for next week?

ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, definitely. Hopman Cup is different preparation. It was indoor so I had little bit trouble in my first match, especially with my serve. But today I played much better. And I think this is very good preparation for Melbourne, so I am really pleased I could perform better today.

Exclusive interview: Ana eyeing top 10 place Jan 6th 2006

“I am certainly not a surprise package anymore,” says Ana Ivanovic with a crafty smile as I ask her about the 2006 season, which for Ana began in Perth’s Hopman Cup exhibition on New Year’s Day and kicks into full swing in Sydney next week.

Ana in the Guardian Jun 15th 2005

Fastest riser through the ranks
The startling Serb who has rocketed nearly 700 places
Stephen Bierley, Wednesday June 15, 2005, The Guardian.

When Ana Ivanovic was 11 she went out to the practice courts in Belgrade to take her mind off the war. "I was a little bit afraid at first. But then you realised that they were not bombing everything, just special buildings."

NASDAQ-100 OPEN: An interview with: ANA IVANOVIC (March 28) Mar 29th 2005

Q. I was watching. At the end, obviously you played well, but a couple of let cords helped a little bit.

ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, yeah, I think third set I played quite well. I think it was a good match. She played also very well. On the end I really pushed to the maximum, I gave my best, and I was really little bit lucky.

Q. It was 4‑5, she served for the match. Two in one game, dead lets. Then to start the next game...

Canberra: The Interview Jan 16th 2005

Seventeen-year-old Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Montenegro won her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title Saturday after beating Melinda Czink in a history-making final of the Richard Luton Properties Canberra Women's Classic.

In just her fifth Tour-sanctioned event, Ivanovic showed nerves of steel to take the match in straight sets 75 61.

"It's an amazing feeling," Ivanovic said. "I didn't expect to win this tournament. I was a little nervous in the beginning today and she (Czink) was playing very well.