Ana Ivanovic enjoys sightseeing in Madrid
So after an early exit from the Mutua Open in Madrid, Ana Ivanovic stayed a little while longer in town. Just like she says on her official Facebook page:
Losing early at the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open hurts. But there is one small consolation: the opportunity to see more of the city. This week I visited the botanical gardens at Park Retiro – so beautiful!
Ofcourse it’s a small consolation because a lot of us would have loved to see Ana Ivanovic reach far into the tournament. And perhaps even, dare I say, win it? Or would that be too far off? Well if it wasn’t for that then at least have her match up versus Dominika Cibulkova. Y’know, just to show Cibulkova who is boss and take her revenge for the Fed Cup misery.
At least my photographer, Ralf Reinecke, feels my pain of the early loss of Ana and did me a HUGE favor by shooting a stunning photo of Ana Ivanovic.
When in Rome…
Not only Ana Ivanovic was ousted in the early Maria Sharapova fell to Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets 7-5, 6-4 in the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open. Instead of hanging around like Ana Ivanovic, Sharapova instead flew to Rome. On her Facebook page Sharapova asked her fans the following:
Arrived today in Rome a few days too early, but what a nice city. We are having major hotel issues but should be resolved soon. Don’t you hate when websites false advertise? These hotels spend all their money on a fancy website then you arrive at the hotel and you’re like, this is not the same hotel I just saw on line?” Back to the practice court tomorrow!!!!
Has anyone ever had the same problem she has with the hotel? I never had any of those but then again, I am never in my hotelroom anyway when I am on vacations. Well ofcourse to get some sleep but that’s all.
And while we are at it. Check this video of Maria Sharapova hitting with her fans in Madrid.
In preparation for the Mutua Madrid Open 2011, Maria Sharapova wowed the crowds when she met up with lucky Sony Ericsson Facebook fans to have a hit in the center of the city. Dominika Cibulkova joined in with the action, interviewing Maria for Xperia Hot Shots.
Don’t forget to check our Maria Sharapova gallery with special kudos to Ralf Reinecke for providing them!!