Ana Ivanovic is on a roll, making it to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal since she won the French Open in 2008. After breezing through her first and second round matches against Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine and Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden respectively, Ivanovic faced her first test of the tournament in the third round when she met American Sloane Stephens in their night match on Arthur Ashe. Stephens gave her a tough time in the first set, pushing her deep behind the baseline and forcing a first set tiebreak, which the young American won 7-6(4). Ivanovic regrouped, using her experience to her advantage, and broke Stephens several times in the second and third sets to get the victory.
She used that momentum to practically roll through the fourth round with a 6-0, 6-4 routing of Tsevana Pironkova of Bulgaria on Monday.
The 24-year-old Serb will face the toughest opponent in the draw in the quarterfinals, a hot Serena Williams, who delivered a double bagel to Andrea Hlavackova in their fourth-round match.
As part of USOpen.org’s ‘In A New York Minute’ Q & A series, Ivanovic reveals the player who would go on a New York shopping spree, take the Sex and the City reality tour of New York, spend time in the New York Public Library and more…
Would make the best New York tour guide?
Well, maybe Andy Roddick? Because I actually have been reading a lot and he’s always out and about here.
Is most likely to shop ‘til they drop on Fifth Avenue?
I don’t know. Probably me and my best friend.
Would have a second calling on Broadway?
I have a feeling he’s going to be the answer to a few of these questions for you. Would fit right in with the hipsters in Brooklyn?
That’s a tough one. I’m really not sure actually.
Would take the Sex and the City reality tour of New York?
Is most likely to be found reading at the New York Public Library?
Well, I would go there, I stay right across the street. I know I would do that.
Might be found moonlighting as the Naked Cowboy in Times Square? He’s a street performer who dresses in just his underwear and plays his guitar in Times Square and has become somewhat of a celebrity.
Ok. Probably Novak. I’d like to see that actually!
Would have their name on the guest list at Marquee (a huge club in Chelsea)?
Source : www.usopen.org