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Photos: Masha shows off the ring!!

Posted by Lana On October 24 2010

Newly engaged couple Maria Sharapova and Los Angeles Laker Sasha Vujacic were looking lovey in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday as they walk hand in hand while out for lunch. Sharapova could be seen wearing a rather large engagement ring while out and about with her future husband.

Serena Williams on the Cover of August 2010 Harper Bazaar

Posted by Lana On July 04 2010

Serena Williams is featured on Cover of August 2010 Harper's Bazaar, which hits newsstands July 20th. In the photo spread, Serena showcases her stylish self in a Fendi dress and sports a swimsuit by Eres. Inside the monthly magazine, Serena talks about how she came to accept her body, about the difficulties, and importance, of accepting her own physical differences, and dating, revealing the reason behind breaking up with rapper Common.

Photos: Shakira Attends Nadal vs Mathieu Match

Posted by Lana On June 29 2010

Shakira was spotted out at the All England Club in London on Monday afternoon watching Rafael Nadal and Paul-Henri Mathieu during their fourth round match for the Wimbledon Championships. Here are the photos, enjoy!

Photos: Brooklyn Decker, Kim Sears, Bec Cartwright and Mirka Vavrinec on Day Seven at Wimbledon

Posted by Lana On June 29 2010

Here are the photos of Brooklyn Decker, Kim Sears, Bec Cartwright and Mirka Vavrinec supporting their husbands/boyfriends on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2010 in London, England. Enjoy!

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Ana Ivanovic's interview for Vogue

Posted by Lana On 7/25/2009 12:24:00 PM


Ana Ivanovic was interview by Rebecca Johnson and is featured in the Vogue's August book "The Age Issue" representing the 20-somethings in the world.

Here is an excerpt from the interview and you can read the whole article on Vogue.com.

"Unfortunately, life doesn’t always follow the script. Weeks after her career-changing victory at the French Open, Ivanovic lost at Wimbledon to a Chinese player ranked 133rd in the world. The New York Times called her “unrecognizable” as the girl who had kissed the trophy in Paris. It went from bad to worse later that summer at the U.S. Open, where she didn’t even make it past the second round, losing to a 188th-ranked French player who had considered dropping out of tennis altogether only weeks earlier. When Ivanovic returned to the French Open this year, hopes were high a new coach might help her pull off a repeat victory, but she lost in the fourth round.

Ana, Ana, Ana. Her fans have begun to wonder. What has happened?



Ivanovic smiles serenely at the question. (Imagine being 21 and grilled about your failures: “Why, exactly, did your last paper on Henry James suck so badly?”) “Becoming number one was great, but it was tough,” she answers in her rapid-fire English. “All of a sudden, everybody is chasing you. I wanted to stay there really badly, and I was thinking, Oh, now I have to work really hard to stay there.” The problem is, she was already working hard. She is the first to admit that she isn’t necessarily the most gifted player (growing up, she usually finished number two), but she has endured through sheer force of will. “Talent will only take you so far,” she says. “Tennis is all about personality. Sometimes you get bored. It can be really monotonous. But you have to see the big picture and keep working.”

It is, however, possible to work too hard. “Maybe I am a bit of a perfectionist,” she continues. “The pressure from the media was so intense, it was overwhelming, and that’s when I got injured.” It happened in Spain, where she had gone to recover after her lackluster Wimbledon performance by training with some male players. “Hitting the ball hard is a release of the tension for me,” she says. The more pressure, the more tension. The more tension, the more she needed the release. Something had to give. Her thumb, to be exact."





Here is behind-the-scenes video from the shoot.


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