Press & Interviews

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.