Hi there! I made this thread primarily to discuss the game and personality of Ana Ivanovic. I have to admit that I am a die hard Graf and Henin fan when both of these players were actively playing. The reason why I love this two players is the way they carry themselves on and off the tennis court. The way they play tennis. When both of these players retired, I was looking for somebody who can emulate the success of these two players. In the first part of 2008, Ana Ivanovic came out of her shell after Henin retired and won the French Open. Many see her as the next big thing in tennis. The reason: her sunny personality and her stinging forehand. When Ivanovic won the French Open, I was thinking she really figured out to keep her emotions and her nerves but after that, things turnaround. She keeps on losing to lower rank players. It's really a shame on her part that she reached world number 1 and started to lose one match after another. I haven't seen any female world number who has lost in the first or second round in as many times as she entered in a tournament. Worst, she lost all her matches in the year end Championships. Just today, news came out that she lost to Amelie Mauresmo in Brisbane. Not a good preparation for the Australian Open. She gave a thousand reason as to why she lost to Amelie but sure nobody is going to buy that idea. When Henin was still playing, she never made any excuses as to why she lost in a match. Rarely is she losing in the first and second round of a tournament. News came out that she is parting ways with Sven Groeneveld. Well, if you will analyze, Sven is hired by adidas to coach their contracted tennis players. But attention must be given in the fact that Sven was very instrumental in her win at the French Open. By the look of it, she will not have a coach this coming Australian Open. Basing on her vulnerability, things are so dim on her chances to win the Aussie Open since she doesn't have a coach. Scott Brynes, her fitness coach, concentrates on her conditioning and not on her game. I believe Ana needs to improve all aspect of her game if she wants to be in the Top 5 at least. Another telling story is the rumor that she will be leaving adidas since the company might not give her the 10 million dollars she was asking once her contract expired. Well, I can say that's a diva attitude. Although, her website noted that adidas is preparing her a contract that will keep her in their company for the long time, a similar contract with Graf, still there are rumors that she will be leaving adidas. There's a lot of drama going on with her. The good news is that finally she has a boyfriend in the person of Fernando Verdasco. Well, by the looks of it, Verdasco is getting inspired to play more but will Ivanovic pick up her game in time in Melbourne or will she go to the dungeons to find her game?