Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic
==Official Information== Began working with Scott Byrnes (strength and conditioning coach) in July 2006 . .

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Ana Ivanovic Official Information

Began working with Scott Byrnes (strength and conditioning coach) in July 2006 ... Started playing tennis at age 5 after watching it on TV (in particular Monica Seles), remembering the phone number to a local tennis school and begging her parents to take her; was given a racquet for her fifth birthday and immediately fell in love with the game.

Mother, Dragana, is a lawyer; father, Miroslav, is a businessman; brother, Milos, is four years Ana's junior, and likes playing basketball; all the family likes sports, but none played tennis before Ana ... Best shot is forehand; likes all surfaces.

Likes watching movies (especially thrillers) either at the cinema or on DVD at home; also likes to read (especially about history and Greek mythology) and to listen to music (pop and R&B).

Loves the TV shows 24, Lost and Prison Break ... Enjoys shopping, fashion ... Favorite food is sushi ... Favorite drink is water, fresh orange juice ... In September 2007 began studying finance at a private university that allows her to take exams online.

Admires Federer for his professionalism on and off the court.

Superstitions are to not walk on lines of the court, and at some tournaments to eat at the same restaurant each night.

Sometimes prepares for matches by playing Sudoku or backgammon in locker room.

Favorite places to visit are Melbourne, where she has some family, London and Paris ... Self-described as strong-willed, sensitive, determined and extremely competitive.

Most admires her family for all the support they give her. Speaks fluent English, Serbian and some Spanish.

Most memorable experiences to date are reaching 2007 Roland Garros final and playing a charity match against Agassi.

Ana Ivanovic Career Highlights

SINGLES

  • Winner 2008 - Paris, France - French Open title
  • Winner (5): 2007 - Berlin, Los Angeles, Luxembourg; 2006 - *Montreal; 2005 - Canberra; 2004 - ITF/Mallorca 2-ESP, ITF/Gifu-JPN, ITF/Fukuoka-JPN, ITF/Fano-ITA, ITF/Batumi-GEO.
  • Finalist (2): 2007 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Roland Garros 2007
  • Semifinalist: (6): 2007 - Amelia Island, Wimbledon, Year-End *Championships; 2005 - Warsaw, Zurich, Linz.
  • Quarter finalist (14): 2007 - Gold Coast, Sydney, Antwerp, s‘Hertogenbosch
  • 2006 - Sydney, Indian Wells, Warsaw, s'Hertogenbosch; Los Angeles; Linz, Hasselt
  • 2005 - Miami, Roland Garros; 2004 - Luxembourg.

DOUBLES

  • Finalist (1): 2006 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Kirilenko).
  • Semifinalist (2): 2006 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Warsaw (both w/Kirilenko).

Ana Ivanovic on the Web

The Ana Ivanovic official website Official website. Offers news, Ana's diary, match reports, gallery and fan sections.

Daily Bagel: Ana Ivanovic and the coaching conundrum | Beyond ... Ana Ivanovic talks to UK newspaper, The Independent, about the complicated world of coaching. The key to her successful relationship with Nigel Spears: space. “He really respects it if I want to spend time with my friends and ...

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