This made me LOL:
Baby K waxing poetic again:
And for the first time, a peek into AI's mindset during and after her slump:
Then, when Ivanovic resumed, she was horrified to discover that all she wanted was to get away. Her solution was to try to relax; to still practise at full throttle, but then escape with a film or shopping expedition, anything "just have your mind off tennis, because for a few months I was basically thinking 24 hours a day about tennis and what I could do to improve. I was just too stressed."
Now Ivanovic is herself again: the sunny eldest child of a Belgrade businessman (Miroslav) and lawyer (Dragana) who has added an $8million home on the Spanish resort island of Majorca to her principle base in Basel and the family residence in Belgrade. But although the season has just begun, her game is still not quite what it was, at least on the evidence from this week's Brisbane International, where she struggled through two matches and lost the third, badly, to veteran Amelie Mauresmo before heading to Melbourne to spend the week on the practice court.
In the words of one insider she is still suffering from some "serious growing pains", as she deals with the pressures of life at the top. In Queensland, for all her protestations about being happy with her first two matches, she never looked settled, or comfortable, serving poorly and alternately struggling to clear the net or spraying balls erratically, later saying she had been feeling unwell. She has split, for now, with coach Sven Groeneveld. Interesting times.