So anyone else got teary eyed when they looked at the WTA rankings to find Ana Ivanovic back in the top 20? I would like to say “Atta girl” but somehow I managed to set off a real tearjerker speech in my head. I would love to write it down and share it with you dear readers but alas, the best I can do is a tribute to that wonderful epiphany. Since a photo is a thousand words I will upload 25 photos but that is not even close to the amount of words I had in my head.
Last month at the Australian Open Ana was very open about her personal life. She told that breaking up with golfer Adam Scott was one of the reasons for her downfall on the WTA rankings. Which is totally understandable. I mean who hasn’t had his life turned upside down after a break up?
“It’s tough,” the 2008 French Open champion said. “I think it’s better not to mix professional life and personal life, although that’s hard.
“If you’re happy in your private life that will affect your tennis and that will help you, actually.
“While you want to pursue your career 100 per cent, I think it is very hard to give 100 per cent in something else.”
She still believes she can win another major but that is what I have been saying for years now. And even though she got her form back in the latter part of 2010 and despite the early loss this year at the Australian Open, I believe that she can come back and the take the world by storm starting with a spot in the top 20.
But next to being a true winner, Ana also has dance moves. Not just dance moves but THE moves:
And I really did miss that big smile at press conferences:
What makes a TV interview complete? Right…
Ofcourse where would today’s tennis star be if she didn’t participate in the charity events?
But seriously all these photos, they still do not even come close to that tearjerker speech but I am thinking these videos do:
Ana Ivanovic, Maria Kirilenko and Vera Zvonareva arrive in Pattaya, Thailand:
And here is Ana Ivanovic at the Kids Day for the Australian Open 2011. Enjoy!!