More from yesterday's post match presser from Ana. Interesting to hear her say that the service motion changed because her toss went off the rails, that she's enjoying her new-found independence, and that she does intend to hire a new team.
ANA IVANOVIC: That's a good question.
Q. Because you had a good serve.
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, I had a really good serve. But then I had some issues with the ball toss. I think it was just at the moment, because I was maybe tight in one of the matches. You know, it just happens.
But then I start changing it and I started making a big issue out of it. The more I thought about it, the more pressure I put on myself trying to hit the perfect serve instead of just relaxing, so it went down the pipe pretty far.
Just happy that now I'm feeling, you know, a lot better with it. Obviously, you know, ball toss, it's gonna be off few times. But it's just normal, and now I feel confident to stop it and to start again.
Q. You parted company with Scott?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yes.
Q. What was behind that?
ANA IVANOVIC: You know, working with someone three years it's a long time. He was coming from Australia and we spent a lot of time together because he wasn't going back that often. It just gets to a point when you stop maybe learning from each other and stop improving. It's best to take some break. It was just, I think, best for both of us to have some break and some fresh opinions.
Q. Is it sort of funny him not being here?
ANA IVANOVIC: It is. You know, you get used to being around. So now I'm actually traveling with my mom mostly, and before I used to have four or five people. So I'm like, Where has everyone gone?
No, I feel really good, because also made me realize more thing on my own, what I'm doing and what helps me to play good, these kind of things, rather than relying on people telling me certain things. I think it's a learning process, and it made me also a lot more mature.
Q. Do I think you'll sort of go a while without having a proper coach?
ANA IVANOVIC: ... In a couple week's, month's time, I'm gonna look into that again, having a full time coach for preparation, obviously, for next year.
Q. Stop thinking for now.
ANA IVANOVIC: Thanks. Yeah, relax and enjoy.