Jorović: It is a great honour to have a tournament like this
Ivana Jorović got positive things out of participating in the Serbia Ladies Open tournament.
“There is pressure when you play at home, it’s a big tournament for us, because we want to present ourselves in our best light, to play the best tennis, and sometimes you can’t focus and you lose. I feel good about being on the court and nothing was hurting. I didn’t use the chances I had, but I cannot be dissatisfied, this was not the best tennis, but I’m primarily looking for positive things out of this match. I did not stay in the tournament as long as I wanted, the family could watch me live, I hoped that I would play some more matches, but after all, the most important thing is to be in the court and that this was good preparation for Roland-Garros,” says Jorović.
Her impression about the Serbia Ladies Open tournament is more than positive.
“They treat us like queens, and I would like to thank Đorđe, organizers, because it is a great honour to have a tournament like this, to play at home. There will be another one in July, and we are getting used to this.”
Jorović will skip playing on grass after clay.
“I will focus on lower tournaments, to enter matches, and improve my form for US open”.
While she was not training, Jorović had time to dedicate to other things.
“I explored Serbia a little, learned to paint, I was trying to have painting lessons every day. I considered an exhibit, I will progress more in tennis, have more people hear of me, and then I could organize one with a humanitarian character.”
The support she had from Novak Đoković and Janko Tipsarević is priceless.
“It means a lot to us, to learn from them, for young players to see how they are thinking. We only need to watch how Novak is playing, thinks, it cannot be described by words how good and important that is for us.”