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She then participated in the opening round of the Fed Cup in Serbia's tie against Russia, and she went 0—2 in her singles matches and also lost doubles match. After the match, Ivanovic stated that she had noted improvements in her game. Despite her improvements, Ivanovic lost her opening match in Indian Wellssuffering four consecutive losses for the first time. By also losing a huge number of ranking points, Ivanovic dropped out of the top 50 for the first time since March But unseeded in RomeIvanovic had her best week of tennis in nearly two years.
She was granted a wildcard into the Madrid Openand received a bye in the first round due to her semifinal appearance at the Italian Open. She was the first unseeded wildcard to receive a first-round bye in the history of the WTA Tour.
Ivanovic entered the French Open unseeded at a Grand Slam for the first time since She fell to Alisa Kleybanova in the second round. Ivanovic was defeated in the first round of Wimbledon by 13th seed Shahar Pe'erand as a consequence saw her ranking drop to world No. In the opening round of the StanfordIvanovic avenged her Australian Open and French Open defeats by beating Alisa Kleybanova, before losing in the next round to Marion Bartoli in straight sets.
In Cincinnatishe rallied from a set and a break down to beat Victoria Azarenka in three sets.
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Ivanovic retired against Kim Clijsters in the semifinals due to a foot injury. Her ranking dramatically improved to world No. The injury caused her to withdraw from New Haven. Unseeded at the US OpenIvanovic breezed into the fourth round with straight-set victories, before losing to defending and eventual champion Kim Clijsters. Ivanovic lost her opener to Vera Dushevina in Seoul as the 7th seed.
Ivanovic then defeated Kleybanova, the Korea Open champion, in the first round of Tokyobefore again losing to Bartoli in straight sets. Ivanovic avenged her losses to Bartoli at the China Openbeating the Frenchwoman in straight sets.
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On her way to the quarterfinals, Ivanovic scored top victory by defeating Elena Dementieva for the second time in Ivanovic fell to world No. Entering the Linz Open as a wildcard, Ivanovic defeated Patty Schnyder in the finals in straight sets, in just 47 minutes of play.
She made it to the finals, where she defeated Kleybanova for her tenth career title and her second of the year. She won ten of her last thirteen matches.
With her title in Bali, Ivanovic achieved a year-end ranking of No. She competed along with Novak Djokovic and they qualified for the final, but due to an injury sustained during Ivanovic's match against Justine Henin, Serbia was forced to withdraw. Along with the Hopman Cup, Ivanovic also withdrew from Sydney.
Seeded 19th at the Australian Open she lost to Ekaterina Makarova in the first round in 2 hours and 47 minutes. In Dubai she lost against Patty Schnyder in their last professional match for many years. She stated the loss was in part because of the abdominal injury sustained in the beginning of the season, and she subsequently withdrew from Doha. She then played in Miami and lost against defending champion Kim Clijsters in fourth round, despite having a 5—1, 40—0 lead in the third set and having five match points.
Ivanovic joined Serbia in the Fed Cup event. Despite that, Serbia beat Slovakia in the deciding doubles rubber, 3—2. Ivanovic headed to Rome and was up nine games to love after Nadia Petrova retired.
Ivanovic lost in next round to Yanina Wickmayer in three sets. Ivanovic again lost after first set at love, to Johanna Larsson in first round at the French Open.
Ivanovic lost to Venus Williams in the second round at Eastbourne. Seeded 5th in Carlsbadshe avenged the previous week's loss by beating Ayumi Morita in straight sets despite trailing 0—5 in the second set. Ivanovic then cruised into semifinals. She eventually fell against top seed Vera Zvonareva in three sets. In Toronto and Cincinnati she won a total of three matches but against qualifiers. It was the first time she had ever defended her title in a tournament. US Open quarterfinal and Fed Cup final[ edit ] Ivanovic began her season in Brisbane where she was defeated in the second round by fifth seed Kim Clijsters in three sets, despite leading 3—0 in the final set.
Ivanovic then headed over to the Australian Open where she reached fourth round as a 21st seed. She beat three players outside the top 50, dropping no sets, but then met world No. She entered the top 20 of the world rankings after her run to the round of Ivanovic at the French Open Ivanovic next played in Doha.
Ivanovic then went to Dubai unseeded, where she upset Francesca Schiavone and beat Maria Kirilenko, before being defeated by 3rd seed Caroline Wozniacki. Ivanovic went over to Indian Wells as the 15th seed. She was able to make a run all the way to the semifinals, posting victories over Caroline Wozniacki and Marion Bartoli, who were both in the top 8. She retired against Maria Sharapova after losing the first set. Despite this defeat she still moved into the top 15 for the first time since and became Serbian No.
Ivanovic then headed to Moscow for the Fed Cup semifinals, where after losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in three tight sets, recovered, and beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to put Serbia ahead, 2—1. Ivanovic resumed tour action in Stuttgartwhere she was beaten by Mona Barthel in two tight sets.
She then headed over to the newly blue-clayed Madrid where she breezed past Mathilde Johansson and Nadia Petrova, before falling in straight sets to world No. Despite continuing in style and winning the first of the match, she lost to eventual finalist Sara Errani in the third round.
She then suffered a bad loss to 2nd seed Azarenka in the fourth round;  winning only one game. Despite the loss, her run caused her ranking to rise to No. Seeded 11th in singles, she defeated Christina McHale and local Elena Baltacha in straight sets, before losing for the sixth time to Kim Clijsters in third round.
It didn't seem to affect Ivanovic as she was still able to reach her first Major quarterfinal since at US Openand also her first ever at that event. In the quarterfinals Ivanovic was soundly defeated by Serena Williams. She came with a winning streak to Linzhaving won there previously in andbut her streak was finished in quarterfinals against qualifier Kirsten Flipkens.
Ivanovic headed over to Moscow and made it all the way to the semifinal, having had a bye in the first round then defeating two qualifiers in straight sets. She lost to Samantha Stosur in three sets, despite winning the first. Ivanovic did not qualify to defend her title in Bali, and did not receive a wildcard-entry due to her participation at the Fed Cup.
Serbia took on the defending champions, Czech Republic. However, Ivanovic finished as the world No. In her first round-robin match, she beat Italy's Francesca Schiavone. She beat Ashleigh Barty and in her final round-robin match defeated Tatjana Malek to put Serbia into the final, having defeated Italy, Australia and Germany.
Dubbed by some the hottest tennis WAG, Satarova finds time to attend her beau's matches despite her numerous modelling assignments. Not one to enjoy the spotlight, Tornel has been with him for nearly a decade. The couple tied the knot in December They got engaged inless than four months after Hewitt's break-up with tennis star Kim Clijsters. A few months later, they got married and have three children together.
Thereafter, the pair started spending time on tour and eventually got married in October A year after their wedding, their son Jaden was born and inGraf gave birth to a daughter named Jaz. They added another member to their family in Djokovic's voice is not what you would call tuneful, but right now he could release a recording of his tooth-brushing routine and still have a number-one hit. Maybe one day, he says, he could be a singer, or an actor.
Even the swans turn their heads the better to catch this 6ft 1in peach-skinned girl as she walks, and talks, and sips her large Starbucks takeaway. Then talks some more. She is wearing skinny jeans, a bitter-chocolate leather jacket and a cream silk scarf. In conversation, as on court, she covers a lot of ground quickly. No sooner has she dispatched the subject of Robbie Williams than she is happily lobbing George Clooney into the conversation and skilfully volleying the topic of Slobodan Milosevic back over the net.
As we head up Zurich's old cobbled streets, she is talking about travel, which, as a professional tennis player, takes up 90 per cent of her time. Ivanovic reels off the matches played and the countries visited in the past year alone, and you cannot begin to calculate the air miles and the WTA kudos she has accumulated.
There was the Australian Open she reached the third roundFrench Open she lost the final to Justine HeninWimbledon memorably beaten in the semis by Venus Williams and the US Open knocked out, fourth round, that Williams woman again. Meanwhile, without so much as a sip of barley water, she was also off to the Tier I events. By the time we have meandered back towards Starbucks she needs refuellingit has been made plain that no matter how moneyed, mollycoddled and media-massaged these tennis princesses may be, most of them put in more court appearances per year than Pete Doherty.
Does your personality change once you're on court? It has to happen because if you're too soft you're going to lose.
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I'm very easy-going off court, but I really want to win once I'm walking on to the court. At that moment, do you hate your opponent? I try not to think about the person, just their tactics, their weaknesses and strengths.
I play against the ball. It doesn't really matter who you're playing at that point. Even if you're facing one of the Williams sisters? That's a little harder. They play very aggressively. Are you a bad loser? Even if I play backgammon with my coach I hate to lose. I won't talk to him for, like, an hour. So imagine how it feels when you lose at tennis. That makes me determined not to lose because I hate it so much. Even at a set down and match point I always believe I can come back.
But sometimes you must know it won't happen What do you do half an hour before a big match? I like to be alone and listen to music. Every match I play, I have a tune in my head over and over. It might only be a few words or a small piece of the tune, but it can drive you mad.
Can your mind drift during matches? It's not always possible to concentrate completely, so you'll find yourself thinking about something someone said earlier. That's when you have to pinch yourself and get back to what's happening on the court. Have you ever cheated? Actually, I did once. I was a junior and there was no referee and I played against this Russian girl and she cheated so badly.
She was calling balls out that were a metre inside the line. I was so angry, I thought: Earlier this afternoon, Ivanovic made a fleeting appearance on the sports floor of an upmarket this is Switzerland, they don't do downmarket department store.
As a resident of Basel, she is treated as a local in Zurich. Her approachability is appreciated and fans cluster around as she dispenses multilingual goodwill and free Adidas T-shirts. Ivanovic's sponsorship deal with the sportswear giant was engineered - like her entire career - by her manager, Dan Holzmann, a Swiss-based German entrepreneur, who took on Ana when she was He needed only two hours before deciding to invest the half a million dollars it would take to groom the naturally gifted girl.
Within 18 months of her pro debut, Ivanovic had paid this seed money back. With her global marketability and his business acumen, they make an enviably winning team. Having remained unmolested for the duration of her lakeside date, Ivanovic is spotted by a few youths.
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They blush and jostle and, much like your reporter, ask her random questions that she claims to enjoy more than talking tennis tactics. That was something I'll never forget - the biggest shock of my life. My parents tried to keep it away from us, they wouldn't talk about it or put the news on. But schools were shut, nobody went to work, everything stopped. It was a bit scary, but people really stayed together and protected each other.
Describe your bedroom as a child. When I was very young I shared my bedroom with my brother. He's four years younger than me. Later we had separate rooms. Mine was apricot-coloured - nice, eh?
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I was so happy because I had a TV in my room. I wasn't crazy about putting posters up of movies stars or singers. I only really loved Monica Seles - I so was obsessed. Your parents must have found your tennis obsession strange Yes, firstly because I was such a clumsy kid.
I couldn't run without knocking something over. Then I wanted to play tennis and no one in my family knew anything about tennis. Looking back, I really don't know what attracted me to it, but I still have a video of my first-ever practice, when I was five. Watching it now, there was a little bit of talent there; I could hit the ball. Do you feel that you missed out on a normal teenage life?