Ana Ivanovic is no doubt a lovely person and she’s a great tennis player. But she has a very annoying habit of fist pumping whenever her opponent hits an error. Now if it’s a major point or it’s a forced error, a big “COME ON!” is totally understandable. A Maria-style “Kick her f#*king ASS!” is even better. But clenching your fist and grinning like you just won the match when the chair ump confirms an out call against your opponent is crossing the line (pun intended). It wasn’t even a set point, for goodness sake.
Ana claimed post-match that “It was a way to relieve … pressure, emotions I was feeling, and it worked well for me today. I didn’t think about it. It just came natural.”
Come on, Ana, you’re too classy for such tacky behavior!
Jelena’s no angel when it comes to on court hijinx, but I totally understand why she started mocking Ana’s gestures. “It’s really funny the way she does that,” Jankovic said in her press conference. By funny, she meant obnoxious. Is a “Shriek”apova impression the next, Jelena?
What do you think? How much is too much (or is it ever too much) when it comes to celebrating your opponent’s errors?
I’m feeling a little guilty about this post. She’s made it to the Roland Garros final and is the new No. 1 in the world. I don’t want to rain on Ana’s parade. CONGRATS, ANA!!!!