Serbians are Tough

Published : Jun 09, 2007 00:00 IST

Ana Ivanovic thinks all Serbian tennis players have a "tough mentality.''

"I think that's what we probably have in common,'' Ivanovic said after beating Sofia Arvidsson 6-2, 6-0 in the first round. "We're all very good fighters.''

THEY ALREADY HAVE SEVEN TITLES between them this season. "It's unbelievable for our country,'' the 19-year-old Ivanovic said. " think they should appreciate it back home because who knows when it's going to happen again. This a great time for our tennis.''

And getting stopped on the street is a small price for the success.

"People recognise me wherever I go,'' Ivanovic said. "You lose a bit of privacy. But it's exciting. It's different.''

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