Ana Ivanoic ~ Biography

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Ana Ivanovic is a professional tennis player. She was born in November 6, 1987 Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia and belongs to white ethnicity. Her height is about 6 feet one inch. She is the daughter of Dragana and Miroslav. Ivanovic's mother Dragana is a lawyer who has been in courtside during most of her matches. Her father Miroslav is a self-employed businessman and has attended as many events as he possibly could. Ivanovic has a younger brother, Miloš with whom she loved to play basketball. 

Ivanovic first picked up a racket at the age of five after watching Monica Seles, a fellow Yugoslav, on television. She started her career after memorizing the telephone number of a local tennis clinic from an advertisement. During the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, she was forced to train during the morning to avoid bombardments. Later, she admitted that she trained in an abandoned swimming pool in the winter, as no tennis facilities were available. When she was 15, Ivanovic spent four hours in a locker room crying after a defeat which her new manager has witnessed. Her manager is Dan Holzmann. She thought that the manager would abandon her, thinking her not good enough to become a professional tennis player, but still he has remained as her manager. Ivanovic reached the final of the Junior Wimbledon tournament in 2004, losing to KaterynaBondarenk. In 2004, she went 26–0 on the ITF circuit, and won all five events that she entered, two of them as a qualifier. Ivanovic won her first career singles title, as a qualifier, in Canberra, Australia, after defeating Melinda Czink in the final in 2005. Ana Ivanovic kicked off the year by playing at the Hopman Cup with Novak Djokovic. In her first round robin match, she beat Italy's Francesca Schiavone. She beat Ashleigh Barty and in her final round robin match defeated TatjanaMalek to put Serbia into the final of the 2013 Hopman Cup, having defeated Italy, Australia and Germany.

Ivanovic and Scott started dating in the beginning of 2009, but they did have one break-up, probably somewhere in September 2010, while news about their reunion hit the media in August/September 2011.Adam Scott is a golfer. Somewhere in March or April 2012, Ana Ivanovic broke up with boyfriend and during a Wimbledon interview the Serbian beauty confirmed that she is still single and does not have husband. Although it has been rumored that she is married, it’s not official so, as she explained about her relationship status, one day she wants to get married and have lots of children hence she did not have divorce as well.

Ivanovic endorsed Nike apparel and shoes at the beginning of her professional career, but at the beginning of 2006 switched to rival Adidas. Ivanovic then signed a lifetime contract with the company. Ivanovic will become an Ambassador for Adidas once she retires from competitive tennis. She is believed to be the youngest athlete, male or female, to sign a contract of such longevity. She started with the Wilson racquets, eventually using the nCodenBlade painted H22. Since the beginning of 2008, Ivanovic has used Yonex racquets. She previously used the RQiS 1 Tour XL 95, but at the beginning of the Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open 2010 in Cincinnati switched to a prototype version of a new Yonex racket. Ivanovic plays with the Yonex EZONE XI 98 model tennis racquet. Ivanovic is an offensive baseliner who is notable for her aggressive play. In 2007 and 2008, Ivanovic was regarded as one of the best competitors on the women's tour. When on form, Ivanovic's serve can be a weapon in her arsenal. Ivanovic's best surface is the clay court, where her height allows her to strike clean winners off high-bouncing balls. Nonetheless, she is capable of performing well on hard and grass courts as well.

Ivanovic has won the following awards: Sony Ericsson WTA Tour most Improved player (2005), Sony Ericsson WTA Tour most Improved player (2007) ,Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award (2007) ,Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Diamond ACES Award (2008) ,Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Humanitarian Award (2009) ,Nominated for U.S. Secretary of State's 2007 International Women of Courage Award (2007) ,Michael Westphal Award (2008), Serbian women of the year, Best Female Tennis Player In Serbia (2012) ,Award Pride of the Nation by Serbia Tennis Federation. A few years after signing the Adidas contract, Ana became an Ambassador for the United Nations children’s charity, UNICEF. Her official title was UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia, and her specific area of interest was children’s education, especially girls’ education. At the time, in 2007, Ana said: “This is a great honor for me to be invited to be UNICEF Ambassador. I love children, and I relish this opportunity to help them in some small way. I’m looking forward to supporting UNICEF’s ‘child-friendly schools’ concept. Serbia is already on a good way in this respect thanks to UNICEF’s activities. I will give my contribution and hope that it will add up to the positive changes that are occurring for children in Serbia.”

A former world number one, Ana Ivanovic is a Serbian tennis player who plays on the WTA Tour. Her biggest success was winning the French Open in 2008, and she has reached two other finals at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open. She has also appeared in a variety of tennis video games, including Virtua Tennis 2009. Ivanovic became one of the last WTA holdouts to join Twitter. Her first tweet was “hey guys, nice to join you :)” on 23 august, 2013. She has tweeter fan clubs and she has her own official website, which is regarded as one of the most visited websites among the athletes. Her more bio can be obtained from wiki as well.