A nice interview with the Italian edition of the magazine Men's Health with Serbian tennis player, Ana Ivanovic, whom reveals some aspects of her private life.
Here's the full transcript:
Q: Describe yourself in a nutshell
A: I am a positive person, sensitive, thoughtful and friendly.
Q: What lessons have you had from tennis?
A: I have learned so many things I could talk for days. I’ve played tennis since I was a kid and I have participated in tournaments around the world since the age of 12, 13 years, in different countries and I’ve experienced new cultures, it certainly helps you to mature. One obvious quality is that sport teaches you discipline, although as a child I was pretty diligent on my behalf, educated and interested in school. One of the biggest lessons I learned in tennis is that despite it being an individual sport, the results are achieved with the help and support of those around you, especially in the family. I also had the opportunity to establish many friendships, relationships, media relations and business.
Q: What is the secret to overcoming the difficulties?
A: One of my greatest strengths is being a positive person and I have confidence in myself. This attitude helps me in many aspects of tennis because it's good to be positive and always look with optimism to the next tournament.
Q: How do you feel about being a sex symbol?
A: Every woman is pleased to receive compliments and I am not different in this. But I do not take it very seriously, I definitely do not see it that way!
Q: What three tips would you give for a man?
A: It 's hard to say. I do not like sophisticated boys, so I do not say that the gifts are an important aspect at first. I am looking for honesty, good manners and sense of humor.
Q: What kind of guys you like?
A: I like the old boys, with solid family values and who treat women well. I do not like arrogance. I like the intelligent man with whom you can discuss various aspects. If he is tall and handsome, even better.
Q: How do you spend your free time?
A: When you travel a lot for work, you tend to settle for the simple things in life, like spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy reading, from fiction to thrillers. I like movies, and from time to time I try to improve my Spanish.
Q: What are your future career plans?
A: It's been a long time since I reached the quarterfinals in a Grand Slam, that I would say is one of my goals at this time. And I'm going to get into the top 8 by the end of the year.