Tennis - Former world no. 1 Ana Ivanovic has announced that she is working with a new coach - Dejan Petrovic. The Serb made the following announcement on her official website -
Ana is currently working with coach Dejan Petrovic on a trial basis. He will accompany Ana to the North American tournaments this summer. Petrovic, a former player and Davis Cup captain, has in the past worked with current and former Serbian No.1s Novak Djokovic and Jelena Jankovic. Ana's next tournament is the Bank of the West Classic, which begins in Stanford on Monday 28 July.
According to Ana's website, 36-year-old Petrovic reached a career-high world ranking of 157 in singles and 116 in doubles. He played for and captained Serbia & Montenegro in the Davis Cup and coached current ATP world No.1 Novak Djokovic for a year from 2004, and former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic a year later.
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.