“I had a great 2008 and, despite the last six months, I still rate it as the best year of my career. I won my first grand slam and I became the number one in the world. I learned a lot about myself, even though the last six months were very frustrating and very disappointing for me. I learned a lot about my game and I learned it’s not all about rising. It’s also about learning how to fall and learning how to lose without being truly defeated and that’s something that I want to take as a positive from last year and try to build up. I have been working really hard ever since I recovered from injury and the results were not there. I know that good results are just around the corner for me.”
-- Ana Ivanovic, on her epic (for better or worse) 2008 season.