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sábado, diciembre 07, 2013
Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic, world number 16, defeated Maria Sharapova on Friday in an exhibition game, originally scheduled for 18:00 local (23:00 GMT), but I started after 21:00 for technical problem.
Ivanovic managed to win his opponent with a score of 2-1 (6-1) (1-6) (12-10), in a disputed under the 2013 Master Clear match, which started three hours late because event organizers lacked a necessary municipal permit.
The match at El Campin stadium in Bogota, both players faced former world number one, who is tipped in favor of the Serb, who took advantage of the lack of pace Sharapova, withdrawal circuit after four months off the court by injury.
The third set was defined after a tie-break, which ended in victory for Ivanovic, after a double fault from Sharapova.
Now Ivanovic will travel to Belgium for play another exhibition with Kristen Flipkens and Kim Clijsters on 11th Dicember.
miércoles, noviembre 06, 2013
Today is the birthday of my idol and the most beautiful woman in the world, Ana Ivanovic the world #16 from Serbia. I would like to wish her a very happy birthday because she means everything to me. I always will support in good times and bad times.
I got to know her for the first time in 2008 when she played Hantuchova in an Australian Open semifinal, when she illuminated my world. Since then I have been a great fan of hers. Good luck to her in the season to come. I know that she will return to the tennis player that we all know, and I have faith in her.
Happy Birthday! I love you ♥ Please write in your twitter #HappyBirthdayAnaIvanovic for Trending worldwide in twitter.
viernes, noviembre 01, 2013
Ana Ivanovic wasted a 5-2 lead in the third set to lose 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) to Elena Vesnina in their last group match at the season-ending Tournament of Champions, but still advanced to the semifinals at the expense of her opponent.
Ana Ivanovic ends second in the group, while Samantha Stosur ends 1st and will play Pavlyuchenkova. The serbian tennis player will play against Halep who ends 1st in the Group Serdika.
Ana will play tomorrow in the first match against Simona Halep begins at 17:20 local time.
jueves, octubre 31, 2013
Ivanovic crushed Stosur on hard court for the first time in their fifth clash on this surface. The Serbian saved three breakpoints in the first game of the opening set. She was very aggressive and grabbed the first set in just 30 minutes. In the stands of the Arena Armeec hall were present the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport Yordan Yovchev and Bulgarian football legend Yordan Letchkov. The tv cameras caught fans with Serbian and Australian national flags in the public.
In the second set Stosur broke Ana's serve to get a 5-3 lead, but the Serbian leveled at 5-5. Then Samantha broke again, saved two breakpoints in her next service game and closed the set with 7-5 in 45 minutes.
The third set was no one-way street also. Ivanovic got the early break at 2-0 and leaded 40-0 on her serve, but somehow allowed Stosur to make a re break. Even so, Ana showed no mercy for the rest of the set and rocketed her way to the 6-2 victory. Ivanovic already has 8 wins in 8 matches in the Tournament of Champions. She also survived the first 3-set match in this year's edition of the Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions.
Ana will play for a spot in the Semifinals against Elena Vesnina tomorrow on the first match begins at 17:00 pm local time.
martes, octubre 29, 2013
The Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic, who won the tournament in 2010 and 2011, beat the Bulgarian player Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0 6-2 with a controlled performance
Apart from a brief spell at the start of the second set, it was all Ivanovic, who won through in under an hour.
What Ana said after her match:
Q: Did you expect such a quick victory in your first match in Sofia?
A: I think that I played well and I'm happy with my performance. It's wonderfull to start the tournament with a win but hey, don't forget that I have other two tough matches in my group. I hope to win the remaining matches and advance to the semifinals.
Q: Do you find differences between the Tournament in Bali, Indonesia where you won the trophy two times and here in Sofia?
A:Yes, in Indonesia it's hotter, but today in Sofia it was also very hot. Here the organisation is perfect but in Bali they have the beach and... well, the beach...
Q: Your birthday is next week. Can you make yourself a present with the Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champion's trophy?
A: I certainly hope so. It will be very nice to win this tournament.
lunes, octubre 28, 2013
Ana has been drawn in the Sredets Group at the GARANTi KOZA Tournament of Champions Sofia. She is seeded second at the eight-woman event.
Ivanovic will take on home favourite and fellow wild card Tsvetana Pironkova, Australian Samantha Stosur and Russia's Elena Vesnina in the round-robin format. The top two players from the group will advance to Saturday's semi-finals.
Ana begins her campaign on Tuesday at 5pm local time (11am Eastern Time) against Pironkova.
Also known as Group B, Sredets is a town in the southeast of Bulgaria. The other group, named Serdika, contains No.1 Simona Halep, Maria Kirilenko, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Alize Cornet.
sábado, octubre 26, 2013
After three months of relationship, Ana Ivanovic broke up with basketball player Ivan Paunic. Serbian tennis player had a lunch with her parents on Tuesday at 4 p.m., and at 5 p.m. she called now ex-boyfriend and told him: “It’s over.”
Ana’s parents were allegedly opposed to her relation with Ivan. “A relationship is destroyed. Ana and I are not together anymore. And all because of the media,” Ivan said yesterday by telephone from Spain while “Blic” reporters were talking to his mother in Grocka about everything that happened in recent days. According to “Blic”, Ivan sounded upset, disappointed and sad.
Ana confirmed yesterday that the relationship is over by unfollowing Ivan on Twitter.
“I have talked to Ana and she told me she is no longer with Ivan. The whole story was a bit inflated, the pressure unbearable, and separation was inevitable,” Ana’s close friend said for “Blic”.
Ana and Ivan were together only three months, and just last month their relationship was made public thanks to Ivan’s Tweets.