Ana Ivanovic Bio

  • Coached by Nemanja Kontic; fitness trainer is Zlatko Novkovic
  • Mother is Dragana (lawyer); father is Miroslav (businessman); brother, Milos, is four years younger; whole family likes sports, but none played tennis before Ana
  • Started playing tennis at age 5 after watching it on TV (in particular Monica Seles), remembering phone number to a local tennis school and begging parents to take her; was given a racquet for fifth birthday and immediately fell in love with the game
  • Best shot is forehand; likes all surfaces
  • Sometimes prepares for matches by doing Sudoku in locker room
  • Likes watching movies (especially thrillers), reading and listening to music (pop and R&B); also enjoys shopping, fashion; favorite TV shows are Game of Thrones and Revenge
  • Favorite food is sushi; favorite drinks are water, orange juice and Starbucks Green Tea Lattes
  • Superstition is to not walk on lines of the court
  • Speaks fluent English, Serbian and some Spanish
  • Favorite places to visit are Melbourne, where she has some family, Mallorca, Paris and Rome
  • Self-described as strong-willed, sensitive, determined and extremely competitive
  • Most admires her family for all their support
  • Admires Roger Federer for his professionalism
  • In 2007 was named UNICEF National Ambassador to Serbia (specializes in child safety in schools).
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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