Ivanovic Press Conference
by ATP Staff|
Monday, 13 May, 2012
An interview with: Ana Ivanovic
Q: Ana, so what was more difficult – to play on the blue clay or the windy conditions out there?
IVANOVIC: Yes – but it was tough out there today but it was the same for both of us. I just tried to move and to adjust and really tried to look at the ball and move forward and it was difficult at times and the gusts of wind would come out of nowhere, but it was a good match.
Q: How did you come back to your level when you were at the top?
IVANOVIC: I think first of all I am happy with the team that I have now with the coach that I have now. I have been working consistently and careful on the physical side and avoid injury. That lets me play more constant and winning some matched and so I get more confidence and to move without hesitation and I think that confidence is something important.
Q: You know – in Italy we are very curious. Are you still in love with someone connected with golf or not?
IVANOVIC: We have said a lot – but no.
Q: Ana – you have had a number of coaches. How is Nigel when he comes on court. Is he calm or does he tell you to do this and that.
IVANOVIC: No, he is very calm. Sometimes I tell him to get more fired up but he is very calm and I am a perfectionist and sometimes I try to do too much at the same time and so he is very reasonable when he comes on to the court and help me and so this helps me to calm down a lot.
Q: Do you like to call your coach when you are struggling or when you have won a nice set.
IVANOVIC: You know – it is just superstition. Sometimes after the first set regardless of whether I have won or not. Other times I will call him just for the sale of it but most of the times when I am in trouble but most of the time when I am down and I know what to do to turn around the match I won't call him but when I am in doubt then I will call him.
Q: I tell you 4 names of Serbian players. Can you tell me the first word that comes into your head when I say for example, Djokovic.
Q: One word
IVANOVIC: Oh No. I Can't
Q: Come on
IVANOVIC: OK – Shy
IVANOVIC: I don't know her that well. Tough.
Q: What does it mean to be a Serbian athlete
IVANOVIC: Its great honour and Serbian and have a great history in sport and we have always been successful in sport. Before it was basket and football and so its great to be part of that history.