Serbian former tennis player ana ivanovic, in an interview delivered at the beginning of 2021 to Sport Klub, spoke about Roland Garros 2008, but also about the difficulties he faced when he had to leave his country. She said: “I started playing tennis when I was five years old.
I saw Monica Seles on TV and my dad gave me a little tennis racket for my birthday. That’s how I started playing tennis. It was love at first sight. It was amazing how much I was interested in this sport, since no one in my family followed tennis.
My father played basketball, my uncle played soccer, but no one played tennis. It caught my attention and from the first moment I knew that tennis and I were meant to be together. Leaving Serbia for Switzerland? It was a very complicated decision.
I traveled solo because we couldn’t afford to travel with the whole family. Later, my mother joined my travels and helped me a lot. The family suffered a lot from my departure, but I think that everyone understood the decision and supported me from the first moment.
The situation in Serbia at that time was not good and I decided to leave. As a child I was always very introverted and didn’t tend to interact much with people. Tennis was my world and I enjoyed it and I wasn’t afraid to take that step.”
Ana Ivanovic trains in a crazy black top: PHOTOS inside
About the toughest opponent she faced, Ana said: “One of the toughest was Karolina Pliskova. It’s very difficult to read her playstyle and be able to adapt to it.
I also remember Patty Schnyder a lot, especially the games we played. My victory at Roland Garros 2008? It is an event that I will remember for a lifetime. Clay was the surface that best suited my style of play, especially when it came to applying and determining tactics.
That’s why I’ve always loved the land. That Roland Garros was very special for me. I remember that a year before I was also able to play in the final against Justin Henin and despite the defeat, a year later I felt like the reigning champion.
I will never forget that final against Safina and that last point”. Meanwhile, on Instagram she shared some photos of her workouts in the gym a few days ago, wearing an outfit with a black top that highlights her beauty: