Friday, March 16, 2012

Ana Ivanovic: the comeback queen?

Of course, there's still a ways to go before Ana Ivanovic could call herself Indian Wells 2012 champion, but you have to applaud the effort so far!

Back-to-back wins over members of the top 10 is nothing to sneeze at. Caroline Wozniacki and Marion Bartoli might not have been at their best--according to them--but Ivanovic did a great job of taking it to both of them.

I don't really consider myself a huge Ivanovic fan, but I have always followed her career. I thought long ago, back in 2008(!), that she should've taken more time to recover from her injuries. Not doing that, I feel, plus the pressure of being number one just got to her. Her game got all out of sorts, which is kind of surprising for a young Grand Slam champion and finalist.

Anyway, as I said, she still has a ways to go as her next opponent, Maria Sharapova, is no joke. But it looks like this result proves that a comeback is in full swing and an encouraging sight to see.

(Photo: Getty Images)

No comments: