Марат Сафин

Мария Шарапова

Дмитрий Турсунов

Женский теннис

ТОП 10 в теннисе

  • Roger Federer (11,350)
  • Novak Djokovic (8,310)
  • Rafael Nadal (7,440)
  • Andy Murray (7,255)
  • Juan Martin Del Potro (6,275)
  • Nikolay Davydenko (5,290)
  • Robin Soderling (3,905)
  • Andy Roddick (3,720)
  • Marin Cilic (2,970)
  • Fernando Gonzalez (2,925)

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Блог Аны Иванович во время Australian Open

2008-01-24 14:55:31
Blueberry написал(а):

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

During my short career I am lucky to have received some incredible support from very enthusiastic fans, not least the Serbian supporters, who are extremely passionate and loud. Tennis is relatively new to the country and they're still learning how to behave properly - many of them treat it like a football match! The most important thing is that they respect the opponent and don't shout out during their service motion; in the past they have sometimes done this, and that's a little bit embarrassing for me.

But as long as they behave properly, I am flattered to hear such loud chanting during my matches and it definitely helps me - it gives me energy and extra motivation. A great example of the crowd helping me was when I played Virginie Razzano last week in Sydney. I was 5-2 behind in the final set but the spectators kept supporting me and this added to my belief that I could turn it around. I came back and won the set 7-5.

Some players are so focused they don't even hear what is being said around the court. Personally, I hear a lot of what they shout. You hear some funny, unusual things. In Sydney, during the match they were asking me which soccer team I support! I've received a few marriage proposals in the past. I know I shouldn't be listening, but it's hard not to smile when you hear something like that.

Australian tennis fans are among the most enthusiastic I have met, especially Serbian-Australians. As I walked off court on Tuesday someone asked me for my visor, so I threw it to him and then signed as many autographs as I could. I hope they're not going on eBay!

I have received some very unusual autograph requests in the past - one guy asked me to sign his stomach, and another his boxer shorts! I was a little bit embarrassed to do it, but thought, 'Why not?' I drew the line at the US Open last year when a guy asked me to sign his forehead. I felt bad for him - I didn't want him walking around with a signature on his head! Our lives at tournaments can be quite regimental, so it's fun when something different happens - within reason of course!

Love,

Ana

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Осень опять надевается с рукавов,
Электризует волосы - ворот узок.
Мальчик мой, я надеюсь, что ты здоров
И бережёшься слишком больших нагрузок.
Мир кладёт тебе в книги душистых слов,
А в динамики - новых музык.
Город после лета стоит худым,
Зябким, как в семь утра после вечеринки.
Ничего не движется, даже дым.
Только птицы под небом плавают, как чаинки,
И прохожий смеется паром, уже седым.

В ролевой-Дмитрий Т.,Андрей Ч.,Анна Ч.,Новак Дж.,Настя М.,мама АнИ,Алена Б.,Доминика Ц.,Вика А.,Ксю,Крис А.,Флавия П.,Андрей П.

2008-01-24 14:55:55
Blueberry написал(а):

Fan questions answered...

What do you think is the hardest part about going from the Rebound Ace surface to the new plexicushion surface? - Lynn

Ana: Actually comparing Rebound Ace to Plexicusion isn't so relevant, because we only played on Rebound Ace for a maximum of two or three weeks per year. The last time I played on Rebound Ace is 12 months ago, because it was only in Australia, so it's not like I became used to it. This new surface is easier on the joints because it's softer. I'm not the best person to analyze a surface, but I can say that it's like no other: it is low-bouncing but relatively slow.

What's your forehand secret? It's amazing, as is your smile! - Michele, Italy

Ana: Thanks! I really can't say that there's a 'secret' to my forehand. I'm lucky that it came naturally – it has always been my best shot.

When you were growing up, who was the player that you looked up to? And now that you are No.3 do you admire any active players? - Adela

Ana: Growing up, my idol was Monica Seles. Now that I'm a professional player, I don't exactly 'look up to' any other female players. Of course I respect them, but they are my competitors. But in the men's game I try to learn from Federer.

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Осень опять надевается с рукавов,
Электризует волосы - ворот узок.
Мальчик мой, я надеюсь, что ты здоров
И бережёшься слишком больших нагрузок.
Мир кладёт тебе в книги душистых слов,
А в динамики - новых музык.
Город после лета стоит худым,
Зябким, как в семь утра после вечеринки.
Ничего не движется, даже дым.
Только птицы под небом плавают, как чаинки,
И прохожий смеется паром, уже седым.

В ролевой-Дмитрий Т.,Андрей Ч.,Анна Ч.,Новак Дж.,Настя М.,мама АнИ,Алена Б.,Доминика Ц.,Вика А.,Ксю,Крис А.,Флавия П.,Андрей П.

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