After watching Ana play today, I realized that she is my kindred tennis spirit. Blazing fast serves are her signature and I don't mean to brag, but my serve ain't too shabby either. Its too bad the rest of my game needs a lotta work. Currently ranked 20, here's some info on my new fave!
Ivanović's mother Dragana, who is a lawyer, attends all of her daughter's matches. Her father, Miroslav, a self-employed businessman, attends as many events as he possibly can. Ana has a younger brother, Miloš, with whom she loves to play basketball.She chooses not to have a permanent coach. Aside from her tennis career, Ivanović also studies finance at a university in Belgrade and Spanish in her spare time. Her inspiration to begin playing was Monica Seles.
On September 8, 2007, Ivanović became a UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia, alongside Aleksandar Đorđević and Emir Kusturica. She takes a special interest in the fields of education and child protection. Ivanović visited a primary school in Serbia during her inauguration and said: "I'm also looking forward to going into the classroom and meeting many kids."
Ivanović confirmed in November 2008 that she was romantically involved with Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco; however, it was reported that the relationship ended in January 2009. She is presently dating professional golfer Adam Scott.
Nickname: Aussie Ana
Residence: Basel, Switzerland
DOB: November 6, 1987
Turned Pro: August 2003 (at age 15)
Plays: Right-handed, two-handed backhand
Career Prize Money: $7,199,522