Feels like yesterday, but so long ago, that the fabulous Ana Ivanovic graced a WTA Tour player party.
She was in Linz six years ago, along with a very young Donna Vekic and Genie Bouchard, then at the end of her career year.
Bouchard made the player party. But she withdrew from the tournament before her second-round match against Tsvetana Pironkova – but for the best of reasons.
Having just come from the fall swing in Asia and travelled to Austria, Bouchard had found out she made the cut for the WTA Tour Finals in Singapore.
So she had to head back to Asia.