Ana Ivanovic, who'll be facing Dominika Cibulkova in Moscow's second round, is featured on the cover and an inside interview with China: Sports Illustrated. I guess it counts as a "sports" cover because she's wearing a gown while standing in an empty pool? Whatever...
Anyway, the second seeded Serb was asked by the magazine why she learned Spanish and she replied,
I have always enjoyed visiting Spain and Latin America. I trained there a little bit some years ago, before I turned professional, and I really enjoyed playing tournaments in South America. I love the latin way of life: it is very relaxed, and I also like that the people are very family-orientated, like me.Ah-ha! Now we know why Ana keeps traveling to Spain and has been hanging out with Fernando Verdasco recently. She loves her some latin!
I suppose if Anando doesn't work out, she'll have plenty of willing options over there.
(image via anaivanovic.com)