Linz Gallery: Practice, Practice, Practice...
Ana Ivanovic and Vika Azarenka have been hitting the practice courts hard - very hard - in Linz.
Published October 11, 2012 12:00
The Top 2-seeded players at the Generali Ladies Linz have been hitting the practice courts hard all week long.
With her experienced coach, Victoria Azarenka has been adjusting from outdoor to indoor conditions this week.
Victoria Azarenka is fresh off her fifth WTA title of the year, winning the Premier event in Beijing last week.
The World No.1's first four WTA titles of the year came at Sydney, the Australian Open, Doha and Indian Wells.
Victoria Azarenka is making her first appearance at the Generali Ladies Linz and would cruise through her opener.
Ana Ivanovic, a former World No.1 and this week's No.2 seed, lined up her huge forehand on the practice courts.
Ana Ivanovic has won the Generali Ladies Linz in her last two appearances at the tournament, in 2008 and 2010.
And in her other two appearances she did quite well too - the semifinals in 2005 and the quarterfinals in 2006.
Ana Ivanovic recently reached the US Open quarterfinals, completing her career Grand Slam quarterfinal collection.
Ana Ivanovic has spent 108 career weeks in the Top 10, including 12 weeks at No.1 - all during the 2008 season.