Ha. That was actually funny.
May 24, 2008 • 9:27 pm 0
Ha. That was actually funny.
March 30, 2008 • 9:55 pm 1
I think its time that we start taking Lindsay Davenport’s comeback a little bit more seriously. With her convincing 6-4, 6-2, victory over world No. 2, Ana Ivanovic, it seems like she can truly be a contender in the top of women’s tennis again. Davenport was returning Ivanovic’s serve with a vengence, breaking her five times. As for Ivanovic, she is going to need to learn to compete with the big girls before she’s going to get that elusive first slam. Oh and I hate to say it but, I told you so.
March 29, 2008 • 8:09 pm 1
Ana Ivanovic was spotted at Lindsay Davenport’s second round match against Camille Pin on Saturday. The two are scheduled to meet in the third round, providing Ana wins her second round encounter with Emilie Loit. This shows that Ana might be just a teensy bit nervous about that potential matchup and we all know what happens when Ana gets nervous (2007 French Open final anyone?). So if you’re looking for an upset, this might be your match.
March 28, 2008 • 1:36 am 0
March 26, 2008 • 10:46 pm 0
With all the rumors circling around in the American media about a Novak Djokovic – Maria Sharapova hookup, they seem to have overlooked what is really going down. Novak and Ana Ivanovic were seen canoodling at the Indian Wells practice courts (And no, that isn’t Maria in the background, notice the Babolat racquet). Well, the two newly crowned Pacific Life Open Champions sure look cute together. Another thing the media overlooks, Novak’s girlfriend of three years, Jelena (not Jankovic).
March 16, 2008 • 3:55 am 0
March 6, 2008 • 9:18 pm 0
Ana Ivanovic would just like everyone to know that she is not, in any way, shape, or form, a lesbian.
“I prefer men.” – Ana when asked if women are attracted to her
Here’s the rest of the interview. It includes an interview with Novak Djokovic too.
February 29, 2008 • 12:06 am 0
World number 1, Justine Henin, lost in the quarterfinals of Dubai to Francesca Schiavone today with a score of 6-7 (3), 6-7 (4). Henin was previously undefeated at Dubai, winning 17 straight matches. Could this be the beginning of the end for Justine Henin? I sure hope so. I’m so sick of Justine winning everything.
In more quarterfinal action we saw a less shocking but still surprising upset. Elena Dementieva took out world number 2, Ana Ivanovic, in 3 sets, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. I know a lot of people are bashing Ana because of this recent loss saying that she’ll never win a grand slam and whatnot, but they really have to look at the big picture. First off, Dementieva is a two-time grand slam runner-up and former Top 5 player, not exactly pathetic. Also, Ivanovic is coming off an ankle injury that forced her to withdraw from Doha only a week before. So people, you can stop writing her off as an underachiever, she has plenty of time left.
February 28, 2008 • 2:28 am 0
February 26, 2008 • 1:53 am 0
Ana Ivanovic and the rest of her generation cannot be compared to Maria Sharapova. For right now, at least. Sharapova is obviously the best player born after 1982. She is at least 5 years junior to any other player that has a real chance of beating her at her best. Her mental toughness may already be the best in the game. Ivanovic is compared to Sharapova in more ways than one but tennis-wise she can’t hold up to Maria. Look at their first grand slam finals. Maria was a 17 year-old girl taking on the dominant player on tour, Serena Williams, on the game’s biggest stage, Centre Court. This girl played with no fear and physically overpowered the six time grand slam champion to win in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. Ana Ivanovic was 19, an adult. Ana was up against the best player in the world on clay and two time defending champion, Justine Henin. Ivanovic was so overcome by the moment she could not even toss the ball. She seemed just happy to be there and happy to win her three games. Ana’s next grand slam final, against Maria at the 2008 Australian Open, was more promising but she still couldn’t get it done. She has the game but she just isn’t there yet. Ana is constantly compared to Maria because she is the next best thing of their generation. As for the rest, they can hardly be compared to Ana. Nicole Vaidisova, whom many thought would soon emerge as the next huge star, is fading fast. Granted, she is two years younger than Sharapova and Ivanovic. Anna Chakvetadze just doesn’t have a weapon and the wrong head on her shoulders not to have one. The generation of 1987/88 is just not producing as many great players as many thought it would. Perhaps it will be the players from 1990/91 to produce the games next big thing. However, there is still time for the ’87 girls to step it up.