Another nice win for Ana today over the dangerous Lucic. She served really really well and was able to keep holding until Lucic finally blinked, handing over important breaks. Positive stuff.
Afterwards there was talk of her wrist and her never-ending coaching search:
On the wrist injury that kept her out of doubles:
"Trying to stay on top of it. It's a process. It's basically how I wake up. Sometimes I feel it, sometimes I don't. It's still something I have to be careful of and just trying to stay on anti-inflammatories and make sure it's ok for my matches. It was a bit sore yesterday and I thought that if I want to play today then I had to take a precautionary step."
On her coaching search:
"I think it's very hard to find a good match. You travel with that person and you're all the time on the road. It's someone who's going to boss you around and going to tell you what to do and you have to accept it and not get angry. I think it's very hard to find that person, you know? But yeah, hopefully it exists.
"There are lots of great coaches out there. I think Darren is a great one and we're lucky to have him on the Adidas team. I think there are lots of good coaches and experienced ones. But then again, it's someone who sees your game and the best you can be, you know? And not every coach works good for every player.
"I'm a person who needs stability and structure. I love working with Darren. Like I said, I think he's the best coach, one of the best coaches out there. But it's just very hard to get him to commit because he has a few weeks a year and even in those few weeks you have to share him with other players. So it is a little tricky and hard so I'm talking a lot to him and just trying to see how everything works out.
"It has to be mutual understanding and mutual communication, you know? Because coaches can have their opinion but then again, it's what you feel and how you feel on the court so you have to give a lot of feedback to the coach, so there has to be good communication otherwise it can never work. Because if the coach has a narrow mind it's just going to explode very soon. So you need a coach, a strict coach, that's why I said 'bossing around' because it's important it's someone strong. Because a lot of coaches will tell you 'it's good, it's good' just to keep their job. But that's not what you want to hear. You want to hear where your weaknesses are and where you want to improve."
Darn you, Darren!