Hot Ana Ivanovic Dresses Up After Bali Win [Video]

by Tom Gainey | November 7th, 2010, 10:25 pm

The red-hot Ana Ivanovic capped her Bali title today by outfitting herself in local attire. During this video message of thanks to her fans, the fast-talking is wearing what she says is a Balinese wedding dress. And she looks good in it!

Today, Ivanovic defeating Alisa Kleybanova 62, 76 in the Bali championship match.

“I’d like to congratulate Alisa for a great week, and a fun week too. She gave me a really tough match today,” Ivanovic said to the crowd after the match. “Thanks to all of you who show up every day and give us big support all season. We’ve all had a lot of fun in Bali and I really hope to see you all next year.”

Ana Ivanovic has had quite a year. After slipping well outside of the Top 50 as her game and confidence struggled, the sexy Serb finished the season on a tear winning 13 of her last 15 matches and two titles.

Her recent results will send the former No. 1 back into the Top 20 for the first time in over a year and with it an Australian Open seeding.

Not to get overly gossipy and tabloidish, but Ivanovic had been dating boyfriend and pro golfer Adam Scott until the pair reportedly broke up around the US Open, which is the same time Ana began her hot streak!

That’s love for you!

Here’s more from Ana who just celebrated her 23rd birthday on Saturday:

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22 Comments for Hot Ana Ivanovic Dresses Up After Bali Win [Video]

Kimmi Says:

who was taking the video…if she is talking about the dress then show the full dress!

Curtis Says:

Actually she broke up with Adam back in May/June, it just wasn’t confirmeduntil July.

So happy to see Ana winning titles again and back in the top 20!

jane Says:

She’s quite cute, this one, with inflections at the end of sentences going “up” like those of typical high school girls. I am happy to see her get some form back because she really does have a good game when it’s all clicking; her forehand can be a sight to behold, as I recall from her AO final and her FO title. A happy birthday and many happy “returns” to her.

Colin Says:

I’m rather unusual in that Ana doesn’t particularly appeal to me. Her jawline is heavy, so that her face isn’t delicate enough for my taste. But then, I don’t even have a great opinion of Sharapova’s looks! And I hate that rising inflection, making every remark sound like a question. Ana probably picked that up from Adam, as Aussies habitually speak that way.
Nonetheless, she’s obviously a nice girl, and I wish her well.

Vulcan Says:

Because of her fantastic smile which she always seems to be wearing she is one of, if not, the most vivacious female tennis players ever.

Von Says:

I’m with Colin on Ivanovic. Somehow, i’ve never seen her as a great beauty. Like most young women, she has the vivacity of youth, which does lend to a somewhat cute face, but gorgeous, NO, and definitely not the stunning/exquisite looks of a great beauty. Her jawline is too cxarved, which makes for a square/rectangular type face instead of a heart-shaped oval one, e.g., Liz Taylor.

Vulcan, beuaty is in the eye of the beholder.

Vulcan Says:


Indeed it is – but then again I’m sure if you took a poll there are certain features that most people would agree ALWAYS enhance someones attractiveness…with that said I’m guessing that Anna Kournikova with her blond hair and blue eyes will go down in history as the all time tennis pinup girl…she also had that vivacious, bubbly, slightly bimbo-ish personality that is so attractive. All things being equal blonds DO have more fun.

margot Says:

vulcan: different cultures have different ideas of beauty, though don’t they? In some, where food is scarce for example, plumpness is highly valued. In Western society, where food is plentiful, we value thinness. Of course I’m talking women here. Power and money make men attractive, no matter what their physical attributes.

Vulcan Says:

Margot, this loosely ties in with the discussion I had with the artist formerly known as Grendel about the gradient. I agree that power and money factor in to things but in a much more general way than a single individual being affluent. The socioeconomic gradient itself may exist purely as a result of the aesthetic differences between the races. The issue of isolated tribes having an independent perception of reality from that of the collective conscious does not mean that there are not objective differences in the perceived levels of aesthetic appeal that are applicable to the entire population of the planet. There is a homogenization force at work that every day is resulting in an overall increase in thought synchronization…the isolated views of the outliers is gradually evaporating and the collective conscious is gradually becoming more and more synchronized.

jane Says:

That’s quite scary Vulcan. I want to be an outlier. :/ While valuing individualism (which we all must do given how much we love tennis) has it’s drawbacks, the idea of a homogenized glob of kipple is much less appealing.

jane Says:

its not it’s — oops.

Vulcan Says:


I think it will certainly make traveling a lot less interesting with the reduction in variety of cultures. Then again maybe without those kinds of differences of opinion there will be less conflict which IMO is worth the sacrifice. We certainly can’t afford to piss each other off with all of the armament we have lying around nowadays…maybe a trip to the “off-world” colonies as in Blade Runner would give the best of both worlds.

jane Says:

Vulcan, funny how we got to this from Ana Ivanovic’s level of attractiveness, but yeah, I take your point re: the positives of globalization, although not sure if we need anymore colonizing, other-worldly or otherwise. :)

margot Says:

Vulcan “the artist formerly known as grendel” :)
re rest at 2.42, this sounds like marshall mcluan to me “the medium ” etc do we all really want blue eyed blond western perfection? Are you saying this is the result of cultural imperialism or we are all programmed to hurtle towards a global consensus? Also looking very similar has never inhibited man unkind from inflicting horrors eg Northern Ireland
jane: agree vive la difference

dimwitted recluse Says:

“And I hate that rising inflection, making every remark sound like a question.” (Colin)

Down with the rising inflection!

There was a geezer on – he was a journalist, actually – who was moved to comment on Anna Ivanovic’s smile, as seen when she was reaching for the ball. He wrote an enormously long post to explain what it (the smile)was all about. And then, as if that wasn’t enough, he wrote another one almost as long. Just in case he’d left anything out, I daresay. Why he couldn’t just say he wanted to get into her knickers, I don’t know, but then of course, men can be pretty roundabout regarding that particular urge. Possibly they feel the said urge to be vaguely reprehensible (in certain circumstances), or then again, they might feel they are more likely to get what they want if the circuitous approach is adopted – although one is bound to add, it was a little bit difficult to ascertain precisely what this particular chap was after. I couldn’t help reflecting, too, that in all likelihood this “smile” which had elicited such rapturous paeans of joy – it was actually a little bit embarrassing to behold, and I couldn’t help thinking Bertie Wooster would have urged the chap “to keep it clean” – was not really a smile at all. Quite likely, it was simply a sort of involuntary muscle spasm. Or perhaps she had a bad cold and couldn’t easily breathe through her nose.

I knew a guy who used to rave about Martina Navratilova and, whilst he had no interest in tennis, he greatly appreciated the fact that he was able to inspect at leisure his loved one’s nether regions whilst ensconced in his armchair with a cigar and a can of Pilsner. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that Martina only liked the ladies. Not that I think he would necessarily have cared. Imagination is all.

jane Says:

That rising inflection is irritating, but it’s so common in young girls/women (high school aged, or thereabouts) that I often wonder if it’s an insecurity thing, as if to imply, “is everything I am saying okay”? “I’ll just end every statement I make so it sounds like a question, and then I won’t come across as too confident.” Like, you know?

Now compare that to how Sharapova answers journalists. LOL, no inferiority complex there.

margot – the fascist implications are scary, scary, scary. Let’s. just. not. go. there.

colin Says:

In India, films stars, male and female, tend to be plump, a sign of social status in a country where many are undernourished. Not only that, the affluent actually cultivate the physical appearance that proclaims their status. In Victorian times, well-off women didn’t want a suntan like a modern jet-setter. In those days a tan meant you were working class and had to be outdoors, so the wealthy carried parasols to keep their complexion pale. Human beings are sad creatures in many ways!

Vulcan Says:

margot Says:

“we are all programmed to hurtle towards a global consensus?”

I would say so yes – but mainly due to the way information now propagates so easily – over time the collective thought pool is becoming more and more homogeneous (with internet causing a spike in the rate) – this has nothing to do with racial homogeneity – yes there are forces at work (such as an increase in the ease with which people can travel) that might force that but IMO they are much weaker than the homogenization force that is acting upon the collective conscious.

jane Says:

Let’s. just. not. go. there.

Jane, everybody being on the same page and seeing things more the same way does not have to occur through Fascism or “cultural imperialism” as Margot says above…it merely has to with achieving a confluence of thought patterns through information exchange. Yes it results in less creativity on the whole but then again you have less problems with cross-interpretation which leads to misunderstandings.

colin Says:

In India, films stars, male and female, tend to be plump

I’ve heard of this paradigm as being true in the past but from what I have seen it seems kind of outdated as applied to say Bollywood stars – a cursory search of Google images yields nothing but slender results:

margot Says:

vulcan: many years ago I went to Budapest and there in the middle of this gorgeous old city, full of art deco buildings, was a new Macdonald’s… I think u r probably right because America has exported mass culture all over the globe in the name of the free market and profits. No war was needed. Alas, like Canute I am left on the edge sadly staring at the inevitable oncoming tide, while out of the corner of my eye, can I see you, happily rushing into the water with shouts of joy?

Lilian Says:

“Her jawline is too heavy” you must be joking, right?
SHE IS PERFECT in every sense of the way, and a good player, so give credit where it is due.
And yes, with background like hers, from Serbia (old Yugoslavia) where food is rich and fattening, and plenty of, she is not fat, or plump, but perfectly build, and no she is not blond, but she beats Sharapova and Kournikova any day………..
So get some glasses or some taste, before coming to this site……..OK

Vulcan Says:

i am it Says:

I read in passing that you raised the issue of consensus somewhere and I wanted to add something to it then but I happened to be busy and missed the chance. My initial thought was along the lines of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s characterization of consensus as the limit of liberal humanism, i.e. its poverty, in that liberal humanism has always been unethical in absolute sense. Their notion of “antagonism” is accepted as stronger idea in the academy today than Habermas and Rorty’s “consensus,” esp. for resistance politics and preservation of past cultural achievement for expanding the horizon of knowledge in general. And Spencer-Brown’s idea of emergence of reality through self-severed difference complicates the whole thing. If you don’t mind, I am only curious, could you, as a science/ philosophy scholar, elaborate if you were using the term in the sense of Jürgen Habermas-Richard Rorty type of “consensus” and secondly if it has any parallel with eigenbehaviors (see cybernetics and von Foerster) and lastly how we should respond to Thomas Kuhn’s “revolutionary science.” (My curiosity comes from being follower of Heinz von Foerster and G. Spencer-Brown, continental philosophy in general, esp. phenomenology and posthumanism, as well as from my love for digits, codes, and numbers, the traditional domain of analytical philosophy.)


Thank you for such a stimulating post…I wish I could say that I am well versed enough in the relevant disciplines to able to respond off the top of my head but I am very much a dillitant in things like informatics, cognitive psychology, cybernetics, and pure math. The best I can do in response is to distill your questions down to the confluence of the 3 relevant objects which are:

1. consensus as it related to the collective conscious…that is…the intersection of our collective associations – I view this very much in terms of the set theory definition of the word “intersection”

2. AI, Cybernetics, eigenbehaviors, etc…that is…our understanding of our own minds, and the attempt to recreate them in an artificial substrate which involves things like (according to Hofsadter) Godel’s Incompleteness theorem, recursion, and self-reference.

3. Paradigm shift…this involves the mechanism by which the collective conscious “changes direction” and is very much analogous to the way a flock of birds or school of fish changes direction when a single bird or fish initiates the change which is perceived to be advantageous and the decision propagates throughout the group resulting in a collective change of direction.

Now the hard part, how to puzzle them together that results in a picture of reality that constitutes a practical theory that works and is useful in the way that useful theories are…that is…they allow is to make accurate predictions.
Still working on that in the rigorous sense but in the meantime there are things like Escher’s painting Sky and Water 1, which, incidentally, happens to show birds and fishes making a gradual transition…reminiscent of a pattern changing in the same way thought patterns change when a paradigm shift occurs.

margot Says:

can I see you, happily rushing into the water with shouts of joy?

Margot, just want to make sure we are on the same page about this…I’m not so much talking about cultural homogeneity as I am perceptual homogeneity…as far as the latter goes…all I can say is that I’m not going kicking and screaming nor am I diving in yelling geeeronimooo…I ALREADY notice the apparent lack of variety in the thought pool from that which existed back in the 70s and 80s which I find less stimulating…on the other hand I do enjoy being able to start a conversation and be able to know where someone is coming from very quickly…so yes I am kind of straddling the fence on that one.

i am it Says:

That’s some heavy stuff you are talking about. It requires a bit more meditation before I can have a handle around it. I will get back to it later tonight, hopefully.

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