Ana Ivanovic life and biography

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Ana Ivanovic biography

Date of birth : 1987-11-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Belgrade, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality : Serbian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-18
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA champion, French Open

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Ana Ivanović is a former World No. 1 Serbian tennis player. As of May 11, 2009, she is ranked World No. 8 by the Women's Tennis Association. She is the reigning French Open singles champion and was the runner-up in singles at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open.

Timeline:

Began working with Scott Byrnes (strength and conditioning coach) in July 2006
Mother, Dragana, is a lawyer; father, Miroslav, is a businessman; brother, Milos, is four years Ana's junior, and plays basketball; 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 her 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 24, Lost, Prison Break
Favorite food is sushi; favorite drinks are water, fresh orange juice
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 the support they give her
Admires Roger Federer for his professionalism on and off the court
In September 2007 began studying Finance at a private university that allows her to take exams online
The President of Serbia, Boris Tadic, attended her 20th birthday party.

Singles Titles
2010: Bali, Linz
2008: Indian Wells, Roland Garros, Linz
2007: Berlin, Los Angeles, Luxembourg
2006: Montréal
2005: Canberra

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