This former World No. 1 has failed to live up to early expectations following her 2008 French Open title. Still, Ana Ivanovic's game is a pattern of solid strokes and aggressive strategies. An offensive baseline attacker, Ivanovic also possesses a big, if unsteady serve. Inspired by Monica Seles, Ivanovic makes her living on the baseline, slugging out flat forehands similar to Maria Sharapova and her backhand has become a consistent shot that sets her up to crack forehand winners. Although Ana has been showing signs of regaining her form, In recent years she has still been more likely to show up on the cover of a fashion magazine than hoisting a champion’s trophy...But I'm hoping she'll advance into the second week of Roland Garros...Go Ana!
Posted by Steven White, Author of Bring Your Racquet