Ana Ivanovic, 6'0 1/2"

Ana Ivanovic, 6'0 1/2"

  • Residence Basel, Switzerland
  • Date of Birth November 6, 1987
  • Birthplace Belgrade, Serbia
  • Height 6' (1.84 m)
  • Weight 152 lbs. (69 kg)
  • Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status Pro (August 2003)


Started playing tennis at the age of five after watching it on TV (a match of Monica Seles), remembering the phone number to a local tennis school and begging her parents to take her; was given a racket for 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; the whole family likes sports, but none played tennis before Ana

Best shot is the forehand; likes all surfaces

Has been part of the adidas Player Development Program since 2006 and has consequently worked on and off with coach Sven Groeneveld

Likes watching movies (especially thrillers), reading and listening to music (pop and R&B); also enjoys shopping, fashion; favourite TV shows are 24, Lost, Revenge and Prison Break

Favourite food is sushi; favourite drinks are water, fresh pineapple juice and mango smoothies

Speaks fluent English, Serbian and some Spanish

Favourite 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 the support they give her

Admires Roger Federer for his professionalism on and off the court

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