Ana Ivanovic Of Serbia Looks On Before The Start Of Her Women's Singles Match Against Maria Sharapova At The Rome Masters Tennis Tournament
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia looks on before the start of her women's singles match against Maria Sharapova at the Rome Masters tennis tournament May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic has been featured in the latest issue of Australian Tennis Magazine. The magazine peppered the 26-year-old with questions about fame, best and worst moments on the tennis court and frustrations, among others.

On Fame

According to Ivanovic, the greatest advantage of being famous is being able to serve as a role model for other people. The 2008 French Open champion is well-aware of her fame and she takes advantage of it by "setting a good example to kids and inspiring others to play tennis." For the World number five, there is nothing more rewarding than being a role model to others. "It's a lot of responsibility, but it's probably one of the biggest honours you can achieve." On the perks of being well-known, Ivanovic said she enjoys it because she can go out to exceptionally popular restaurants on short notice.

On Best And Worst Moments On Court

Ivanovic highlights her best moment on the tennis court when she won the 2008 French Open. She recalled that it was also the same year that she claimed the top spot in the world rankings in women's tennis. Ahead of the upcoming 2015 season, Ivanovic has said in another interview that one of her main goals is to become World number one again.

As with any other athlete, it hurts to lose in a match. Ivanovic feels the same way. She said that the worst moment on the tennis court for her came when she suffered a second round defeat to a qualifier during the 2008 U.S. Open. She also added the 2010 Fed Cup tie against Russia, where she was upset by players ranked below her.

On Frustrations

Ivanovic has identified "arrogance, egos, and meanness" as the traits that frustrate her the most. Regarding the characteristic that attract her to people, Ivanovic said she admires people who have compassion.

Read more of Ivanovic's 20 questions interview with Barry Wood on Australian Tennis Magazine or Ivanovic's Facebook page.

It wouldn't be the first time that Ivanovic has been featured in the said magazine. In 2010, the Serbian star was featured on the cover story, where she talked about her struggles a couple of years after she won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.

Ivanovic announced on her official website that she will be taking part in the huge Australian summer of tennis. She will compete at the 2015 Brisbane International from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, 2015. She will then be in Melbourne from Jan. 19 to Feb. 1, 2015 for the 2015 Australian Open.

To reach the author of this article, email