Thank God she’s now back after a month of absence on court and Ana Ivanovic opened her first clay appearance with a three-set-win over World Number 18 Anabel Medina Garrigues 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in Fed Cup World Play-offs held in Club de Tennis Lleida, Spain. To read Ivanovic’s explosive-hitting performance, click the link >>> Ana Sees Off Garrigues. The sad part is, I only find one picture of Ivanovic-Garrigues match but there are several pictures of Serbia’s Triumph in Great Tennis Photos
Ivanovic was scheduled to play with Maria-Jose Martinez Sanchez on the fourth rubber but due to Serbia’s unassailable 3-0 lead over Spain (with Jelena Jankovic’s wins over Sanchez and Garrigues), Ivanovic sat out. There’s only the fourth dead rubber match instead, played by Ana Jovanovic.
Team Serbia is now joining the Elite Group next year.
Before I forget, big congratulations to my left-handed bro Rafael Nadal for winning the Barcelona Open Title for the fifth time in a row. This kid is undeniably and really powerful in clay. Playing Monte Carlo last week now winning the Barcelona and he’ll be in Rome tomorrow. Wow! That’s impressively-unbelievable! Good luck Djokovic, with a new fitness coach on your side, hope you can still defend the title in Rome.