Марат Сафин

Мария Шарапова

Дмитрий Турсунов

Женский теннис

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Блог Аны Иванович во время Australian Open

2008-01-24 14:56:16
Blueberry написал(а):

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Unfortunately my father and brother are at home but my mother, Dragana, who travels to almost every tournament with me, is here. She's the most important person in my career. When I was 12, my family made a very important decision that my mother would always travel with me. This may seem like a common-sense move, but you'd be surprised to know how many players travel and even share rooms with their coaches, not their parents, at a young age. Looking back to when I was younger, I was vulnerable like any other girl in tennis, and having my mum around me was very important. She is my best friend too, so she's the perfect travel companion.

All of this was possible thanks to Dan Holzmann. I met him in Basel six years ago. He is a businessman and heard from his Serbian coach, who taught him tennis after work, that I needed assistance after my previous management agency had gone bankrupt. He agreed to finance my development, which was crucial because my family didn't have enough money to pay for my travel and coaches. Not only did he pay my expenses, but my mum's too. I've paid back all the money, and we have a special relationship, very different to other players. Our relationship is more friend-friend than manager-player. I owe him a lot; who knows where I would be without his help.

One of the things I enjoy most during tournaments is having dinner with my whole team: my family, Dan, my fitness trainer Scott, Gavin, who also works for my management company, and my advisor Sven. I have a great team around me. They give me incredible support, and they are all very dedicated, trustworthy people. Just as importantly, they all have a very good sense of humor, so we have fun together.

Scott has done an amazing job with my fitness. I admit I wasn't always the most disciplined player when it came to workouts, but since I started working with him 18 months ago, things have changed. He has made things fun, by introducing activities like kick-boxing and surfing into my training. Like most Australians I know, he is very laid back and very easy to be around. This is important because, by necessity, as a player you have to spend an insane amount of time with your coaching team. You travel together, stay in the same hotels, eat meals together, then of course you are together the whole time at the club for practice and matches – you wouldn't spend this much time with your wife or husband!

Although I don't like the 24/7 relationship with a coach, of course my team provides me with security and companionship. I'm friends with other players, but at the same time we are competitors, so I am not extremely close to any of them; in tennis, each player has their own team and they tend to socialize within it, rather than mixing with each other. I'm no different, and I would be very lonely if it weren't for my team and the pranks we play on each other.

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 14:56:40
Blueberry написал(а):

Fan questions answered...

Hi Ana, amazing start to the 2008 season. I was just wondering what your ideal sandwich would be. - Cathy, Canada

Ana: I like ham and tomato, or chicken teriyaki.

Firstly, I wanted to say thanks so much from all your fans for spending time to write this blog for us all - we really adore you and love to learn more about you! I have a quick question - you started to play tennis after watching Monica Seles play - what do you think about the news that she may play again this year? - Stas, Australia

Ana: You're welcome! I think it's only a rumor. But I can say that obviously it would be an amazing experience to play against Monica.

If you had to pick a career other than tennis, what would it be? - Regina, USA

Ana: I think it would be something to do with languages – I've always loved languages. Mind you, I am now studying finance, so maybe it would be something business-related.

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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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