New York: Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic loves reading and she’s reading about your city in Shantaram, a 2003 novel by Gregory David Roberts as she prepares to parade her skills at the US Open which kicks off here today.
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The book is about a convicted Australian bank robber and drug addict who escapes from prison and flees Mumbai (Bombay in the novel).
Asked by allure.com about how she relaxes, Ivanovic said: “I love to read. Right now, I’m reading Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. It’s fiction, but it’s based on a real-life story, and there are so many characters. I like deep stuff like that.” Ivanovic also said that if she wasn’t a tennis player, she would have been a psychologist.
Those kid days...
The World No 7, who recently became the face of a sun protection cream, told Glamour.com she wanted to be blonde many years ago. “When we were kids I remember we’d use lemon in our hair and go into the sun hoping it would make us blonde. Obviously, I have very dark hair and olive skin and when I was a kid I wanted to be blonde, of course. It never worked.” She also revealed that she loves ice baths: “After a tough match I’ll do an ice bath and that’s really good for recovery because it helps circulation.