Who is Ana Ivanovic?
Ana Ivanovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who has won the French Open in 2008 and was ranked the No. 1 tennis player in the world the same year. She started playing tennis at the age of 5 and went to became a world’s popular tennis player when she was qualified for the 2004 Zürich Open tournament. She started to taste successive victories, finishing at rank 4th in 2007. She moved to number one in world rankings in 2008 after winning the French Open.
Ana also was the runner-up at the 2008 Australian Open, losing to Maria Sharapova. Since then Ana has gone on to finish in the Top 20 almost every year. In addition to being a tennis pro, Ana Ivanovic is known for her good looks. She has been given the titles of sexiest female (tennis) player, best-looking tennis player of the all-time, most beautiful body in sport, hottest female athlete on the planet, as well as finishing 11th on FHM’s Sexiest Women list in 2009.
Ana Ivanovic was born on the 6th of November 1987, in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. She is currently 31 years old.
|Birth Name||Ana Ivanovic|
|Native Name||Ана Ивановић, Ana Ivanović|
|Date of Birth||November 6, 1987|
|Place of Birth||Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Age||31 years old|
|Profession||Professional Tennis Player|
Family and Education
Ana Ivanovic is the daughter of Dragana, a lawyer, and Miroslav, a businessman. She has a younger brother named Miloš.
She attended and graduated from the University of Belgrade with a major in Finance and Psychology.
Ana Ivanovic Husband and Love Life
Ana Ivanovic started dating German professional footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger in 2014. They were seen having fun at Bondi Beach last summer. Schweinsteiger has personalized his shoe with the date of their relationship started along with the Serbian flag and the Serbian word ‘Duso’ which means ‘darling’ in English. Ana and Schweinsteiger were engaged in June 2015 and got married the following year on July 12. 2016.
Fernando Verdasco, Professional Tennis player (2008-2009) – As Ana states, she started dating with Fernando Verdasco during the US Open in New York back in 2008. they were seen in several places during their love stint, hugging and kissing. But, the couple were separated in January 2009.
Adam Scott, Professional Golfer (2009-2013) – Ana started dating Adam Scoot, Australian golfer in early 2009. They shared their love with each which was clearly evident when they were spotted in different places, but their relationship lasted only for four years, until 2013. In an interview, Ana stated that their break up had affected her game pretty much badly, “If you are happy in your private life, that will affect positively on your game, but if not, then there will be a negative outcome”.
Ivan Paunić, Professional Basketball player (2013) – Since Ana was a professional tennis player, she has been dating only the sportsperson. In 2013, she started dating a Serbian basketball player, IvanPaunić but it only lasted for months. Ana wanted to keep their relationship secret, but Ivan’s tweet supporting her while she was playing a tournament in Russia. Despite Ivan deleted those tweets on Ana’s request, their relationship went public when a media saved those tweets and published them. Ivan confirmed his relationship with Ana to press, but days after that, Ana ended her relationship with him publicly.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet ½ inches|
Centimeters – 184 cm
Meters – 1.84 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 69 kg|
Pounds – 152 lbs
|Shoe Size||10.5 (US)/8.5 (UK)/41 (EU)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)/36 (EU)/10 (UK)|
|Distinctive Features||Towering Height|
Ana hasn’t appeared on any television shows. She was once offered a role in a television show called ‘Desperate Housewives’, but she turned down the offer.
First Grand Slam Win
French Open in 2008
No. 1 on ATF list on June 9, 2008 (Singles)
- 15 WTA
- 5 ITF
Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
17 August 2003
28 December 2016
Dan Holzmann, DH-Management AG (Sports management company)
- Junior Wimbledon runner-up 2004
- Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Most Improved Player 2005
- US Open Series champion 2006
- Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Most Improved Player 2007
- Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award 2007
- UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia
- Nominated for U.S. Secretary of State’s 2007 International Women of Courage Award
- AIPS Women’s Tennis Player of the Year 2008
- German Tennis Magazine Michael Westphal Award 2008
- Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Diamond ACES Award 2008
- Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Humanitarian Award 2009
- Has won the tennisreporters.net Sexiest Female Player award for the last five straight years (2005-2009)
- Finished 11th on FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2009 list
- Named the best-looking tennis player of all-time by The Age newspaper
- In October 2008 won Die Bild newspaper’s reader poll for “most beautiful body” in sport
- In December 2008 was named “best looking” female tennis player by The Globe & Mail newspaper
Ana Ivanovic Favourite Things
- Food – Suchi
- TV Shows – 24 (2001-2010), Lost (2004-2010), Prison Break (2005-2009), Revenge
- Movie – Thriller Movies
- Music – Pop, R&B
- Color – Blue
- Drink – Water, Mango smoothies, Pineapple juice
- Holiday Destination – Melbourne, Mallorca, Paris, Rome
Ana has appeared in many TV commercials and print ads. Her endorsed brand includes Adidas, Jat Airlines, Yonex, Samsung TV, and Sony Ericsson amongst others.
Ana Ivanovic Net worth
Though, Ana retired a few years ago, she is still the richest lady on earth with an estimated net wroth of $16 Million US dollars. She has won around $15 Million as prize money throughout her career.
Ana lives in the exquisitely designed duplex in Belgrade that includes all the bells and whistles a sports star requires. She purchased this 10,200 st house for 4.5 million euros.
Ana doesn’t have enough time to drive a car while she was conquering the court, but now she and her husband own some exotic and luxurious cars from brands like Mercedes, Range Rover, Audi, and Mini Cooper, to name a few.
Social Media Presence
It’s no doubt that Ana is one of the sexiest and good looking female tennis player out there with millions of fans following her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook collectively.
Ana Ivanovic Facts
She took racket at the age of 5 after watching Monica Seles, a fellow Yugoslav tennis player, on television.
She used to practice in an abandoned swimming pool during winter as there were not tennis facilities in her hometown.
Ana lost her first match and spent hours crying in a locker room fearing that her manger Dan Holzmann would drop her. But, eventually, he has remained her manager to date.
She made her first appearance in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in 2003.
She ranks amongst the 10 best tennis player in the world.
Ana beat Melinda Czink to win her first WTA title in 2005.
Her fastest recorded serve is 201 km/h or 125 mph.
Ana Ivanovic beat Dinara Safina of Russia to win the 2008 French Open. She had been only 3 times at the grand slam finals during her career.
In 2011, she was named one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present, and Future” by TIME Magazine.
She admires Roger Federer for his professionalism on and off the court.
Her best shot is the forehand.
Ana still has the racket that her father gifted to her for her fifth birthday.
Here’s Ana’s favorite quote from her Twitter, “Everything that kills me makes me feel alive”.
In 2009, She finished 11th on FHM’s list of Sexiest Women on Earth.
Ana has appeared in many video games as well as appeared in a song called “Hurricane Ana”, produced by Serbian rapper Filip Filipi and Collie Buddz.
Ana has also graced the covers of number of renowned magazines like FHM (Germany, United Kingdom, Australia), Vanity Fair (Spain), Cosmopolitan (Serbia), Vanidades (Mexico), Grazia (Serbia), The Best Shop (Serbia), Sports Illustrated (South Africa) and Harper’s Bazaar (Serbia).
On 28th December 2016, She announced her retirement following a series of injuries stating that she was no longer able to play to her high standards and win big tournaments.
In 2017, she became the brand ambassador for a tennis technology company PlaySight Interactive.