Sunday, August 12, 2007
Ana's Media Moment
Serbian starlet Ana Ivanovic is edging ever closer to bona fide tennis celebrity. There's an elusive sweet spot of exposure when a player raises her profile with carefully targeted media appearances just as her on-court results soar to greater heights. So here's Ana, knocking out her older and slightly weirder compatriot, Jelena Jankovic, 7-5 in the third set at the L.A. tournament yesterday, booking a promising date in the final with hot-head deluxe Nadia Petrova. And here's Ana, gazing seductively out from the pages of Interview magazine's August issue and the September Men's Vogue. Reaching a career-best 4th place in the rankings this week, heading into the U.S. Open, Ana is perfectly poised to become the games next 'it' girl.