Ok, so I'm going to post this. But seriously? I have major doubts that she said any of this:
Speaking at the launch of EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis,Ivanovic said: “It’s very competitive and since Anna Kournikova became famous, tennis has been put in a new spotlight and gone into a new era.
“There’s a lot of jealousy between the girls. So even though we see each other week after week, there is so much competitiveness that we don’t hang out with each other. We don’t go for a dinner. OK, in the locker room we can have a chat, but it is always about the simple things. It’s such a shame because we spend so much time together and we could go shopping together and have fun."
“We’re very fortunate to play in such great cities like London and Paris. There’s so much we could do, like go sight-seeing and to a show. It’d be so much fun rather than always being with your team because you always talk about the same thing. Sometimes you want to scream ‘Let’s not talk about tennis any more!’
“I’ve never once been out socially with another player from the circuit. They’re not mean to your face or do anything nasty. They’re just cold and don’t say much.
“As for on court, my career’s not long but I’ve seen plenty of things aimed at putting you off your game – bathroom breaks, physios on the court … They’re trying to get into your head and get a break. I’ve also had some stare-outs. They just stare at you when you cross at the net. But it doesn’t get to me, I just laugh it off.
It always happens when I’m winning. So you know you’re getting to them and they’re desperately trying to find some way to unsettle you.”
Ivanovic, a shock loser at Eastbourne on Monday, said her fellow players had refused to acknowledge her talents, which eventually saw her rise to world No.1 last year after winning the French Open.
“I felt like they were ignoring me. It was if they thought they were too good and you weren’t yet good enough. I’ve had that in my career. They were like: ‘Don’t give her the credit she deserves’. That made me more determined to show them how good I was. You have to be strong and believe in yourself.
“To be a top player you have to be mentally and physically tough and also have technical knowledge. But often what separates the best from the rest is not the physical or technical, it is the mental – if you can hang in there and be strong, especially on the break or match points.”
Ivanovic, 22, said she felt left-handed Robson had what it takes to rise to the top.
“I know Laura because she is also with adidasand I met her in Amsterdam and saw her when I was practising at Roehampton,” she explained. "She is a great girl and is doing so well. She just needs to believe in herself and keep working. But there’s pressure on her and she’s so young, although she is mature for her age and a very smart girl. I’m sure she’ll be fine because she has the game and potential. But it’s also important to be patient with her.
“The good thing is when we met we didn’t talk about tennis. She is a lovely girl, maybe she will be the one I can hang out and go shopping with!”