Looking absolutely gorgeous in a red dress, radiant Ana Ivanovic had a relaxed chat with five hosts of Serbian TV show “Zene” (“Women”) on television Prva this Saturday afternoon, talking about the life on the WTA Tour, her future goals, her role of a Unicef ambassador, and the unavoidable topic of her single status and ideal love partner.
Of course, the Serbian beauty couldn’t give an actual reason for why she’s single, but she’s surely looking for a man to give her stability and one day she would like to have a stable family, similar to the one she’s coming from. Moreover, she revealed that being in love gives her extra motivation on the court.
Ivanovic also discussed the lack of friendship on the WTA Tour. She said that there is a lot of jealousy and envy and the players are also afraid of revealing their lives or mood in order not to give their opponents a possible advantage. Therefore, the women are always sticking to their teams and not to their fellow WTA players, even though they are around each other all the time. However, Ana does have one friend on the Tour and it’s Romania’s Sorana Cirstea.
It was funny when Ana talked about how scared she is of Serena Williams when she sees her on the other side of the court, as Serena’s very appearance is intimidating to opponents. To avoid that, Ana gains courage by giving Serena a look straight in the eyes! Haha.
Regarding her lack of friendship with fellow Serbian Jelena Jankovic, Ivanovic again explained that they don’t hate each other, it’s just that they have different interests and personalities and hence are incompatible. Professionally, they have good relations.
Ivanovic also said how difficult it is that women’s tennis is receiving less support and interest than men’s, but when they are not winning, then the criticism doesn’t bypass them, and nobody cares if you didn’t have enough sleep the previous day, have just arrived to the city, or don’t feel right for some reason. Moreover, she said that players are always bothered with some at least minor health issue, that there is never a match in which you have absolutely no pain in any body part.