AnaIvanovicDate of Birth Friday, November 06, 1987
Age 23 years, 8 months and 1 day.
Birth Place Belgrade, Serbia
Residence Basel, Switzerland
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Weight 152 lbs. (69 kg)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Racquet Yonex RQ iS 1 Tour
Sponsors Rolex, Verano Motors, Juice Plus
Began working with Scott Byrnes (strength and conditioning coach) in July 2006 ...
In 2009 began working with Craig Kardon as a full time coach; after Roland Garros she decided to end the relationship and went back to working with Adidas' coaching staff.
At the beginning of 2010, she started to work with Steffi Graf's old coach Heinz Gunthardt. They split at the end of the year because of Gunthardt unwillingness to travel.
After Wimbledon 2011, she hired Nigel Sears as coach.
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;
as a child, practiced in an empty swimming pool at the Jedanaesti April 11 sports center in Belgrade;
moved to Switzerland at age 14 to develop her tennis ... Mother, Dragana, is a lawyer; father, Miroslav, is a businessman (was a semi-pro basketball player); brother, Milos, is four years Ana's junior, and likes playing basketball; all the family likes sports, but none played tennis before Ana
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 Singidunum-FEFA, a private university that allows her to take exams online
... Admires Federer for his professionalism on and off the court
... 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.