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Coached by Nigel Sears; fitness trainer is Zlatko Novkovic ... Mother's name is Dragana (lawyer); father's name is Miroslav (businessman); brother, Milos, is four years younger; 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 Game of Thrones and Revenge ... Favorite food is sushi; favorite drinks are water, orange juice and Starbucks Green Tea Lattes ... 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 their support ... Admires Roger Federer for his professionalism ... In 2007 was named UNICEF National Ambassador to Serbia (specializes in child safety in schools).
Winner (15): 2014 - Auckland, Monterrey, Birmingham, Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; 2011 - Bali; 2010 - Linz, Bali; 2008 - Indian Wells, Roland Garros, Linz; 2007 - Berlin, Los Angeles, Luxembourg; 2006 - Montréal; 2005 - Canberra.
Finalist (8): 2015 - Brisbane; 2014 - Stuttgart, Cincinnati; 2013 - Linz; 2009 - Indian Wells; 2008 - Australian Open; 2007 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Roland Garros.
Finalist (1): 2006 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Kirilenko).
Serbian Fed Cup Team, 2006, 2008-15; Serbian Olympic Team, 2012, 2016.
Career in Review
2015 - Ninth Top 20 season in last 11 years (finishing No.16); runner-up at Brisbane (l. to Sharapova in final); SF three times at Monterrey (l. to Garcia), Roland Garros (first Grand Slam SF since winning 2008 French Open; l. to Safarova) and Beijing (l. to Bacsinszky); QF three times at Toronto (l. to Bencic), Cincinnati (l. to S.Williams) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Cibulkova); reached 3r five times and 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r three times (incl. other two majors).
2014 - Third Top 5 season (finishing No.5); won four WTA titles at Auckland (d. V.Williams in final), Monterrey (d. Jaksic in final), Birmingham (d. Zahlavova Strycova in final) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (d. Wozniacki in final); runner-up twice, at Stuttgart (l. to Sharapova in final) and Cincinnati (l. to S.Williams in final); SF twice at Rome (l. to S.Williams) and Beijing (l. to Sharapova); QF three times at Australian Open (l. to Bouchard), Madrid (l. to Halep) and Stanford (l. to S.Williams); reached 4r once, 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r once; fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 2-1 in RR but didn't qualify for SFs); was WTA's match win leader for year with 58 WTA-level match wins (next was S.Williams with 52).
2013 - Another Top 20 season; runner-up at Linz (l. to Kerber in final); SF three times at Madrid (l. to Sharapova), Carlsbad (l. to Azarenka) and Sofia (l. to Halep); QF twice; reached 4r four times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open), 3r four times and 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r four times (incl. Cincinnati - l. to Cornet 26 76(8) 64; held 5mp in second set tie-break at 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 7-6 and 8-7).
2012 - Another Top 20 season; SF twice at Indian Wells (ret. vs. Sharapova w/left hip injury) and Moscow (l. to Stosur); QF three times (incl. US Open - l. to S.Williams); reached 4r three times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon), 3r five times (incl. Roland Garros and Olympics) and 2r four times; fell 1r twice.
2011 - Near-Top 20 season (finishing No.22); won one WTA title at Bali (d. Medina Garrigues in final); SF twice at Birmingham (l. to Hantuchova) and Carlsbad (l. to Zvonareva); QF three times; reached 4r twice (US Open and Miami - l. to Clijsters 76(4) 36 76(5); held 5mp in third set - 4mp at 5-1 and 1mp at 5-3); reached 3r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r four times; fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros).
2010 - Another Top 20 season after strong finish; went 20-18 in first nine months of season, starting at No.21 and falling outside Top 60 in summer before climbing back to No.36 by October; best results during that stretch were three SF finishes at Brisbane (l. to Henin), Rome (l. to Martínez Sánchez) and Cincinnati (ret. vs Clijsters w/left foot injury); also reached 4r once (US Open), 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros); fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon); strong 13-2 end to season, reaching QF at Beijing (l. to Wozniacki), winning ninth WTA title at Linz (d. Schnyder in final), making QF at Luxembourg (l. to Goerges) and winning 10th WTA title at Bali (d. Kleybanova in final); more than halved ranking from No.38 to No.17 during that stretch.
2009 - Near-Top 20 season; runner-up at Indian Wells (l. to Zvonareva in final); QF twice; reached 4r twice (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon - ret. vs. V.Williams w/thigh injury), 3r four times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r twice; fell 1r three times (incl. US Open - l. to K.Bondarenko 26 63 76(7) in 1r; held mp at 6-5 in third set tie-break).
2008 - Second Top 5 season (finishing No.5); started season 27-6, highlighted by two WTA titles at Indian Wells (d. Kuznetsova in final) and Roland Garros (first Grand Slam title; d. Safina in final) and runner-up finish at Australian Open (l. to Sharapova in final); SF twice at Sydney (l. to Henin) and Berlin (l. to Dementieva) and QF once at Dubai; only three pre-QF exits in first half came in Doha 3r (withdrew before match w/ankle injury), Miami 3r (l. to Davenport) and Rome 2r (l. to Pironkova); having gone into 2008 at No.4, rose to No.3 on January 14 (after Sydney), No.2 on January 28 (after Australian Open) and No.1 on June 9 (after Roland Garros); struggled mid-season, a right thumb injury hampering her as she went 5-6 in next six events, falling early at Wimbledon (l. to Zheng in 3r) and not winning back-to-back matches in next five events (Montréal, US Open, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Beijing and Moscow - l. to Cibulkova 36 62 76(4) in 2r; held 2mp at 5-4 third set); also withdrew from Olympics w/right thumb injury; rebounded in last two events of regular season, reaching SF at Zürich (l. to V.Williams) and winning another WTA title at Linz (d. Zvonareva in final); fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 0-2 then withdrew from rest of event w/illness).
2007 - First Top 5 season (finishing No.4); won three WTA titles at Berlin (d. Kuznetsova in final), Los Angeles (d. Petrova in final) and Luxembourg (d. Hantuchova in final); runner-up twice at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Hingis in final) and Roland Garros (first Grand Slam final; l. to Henin); SF three times at Amelia Island (l. to Golovin), Wimbledon (l. to V.Williams) and WTA Finals (l. to Henin); made Top 10 debut on May 14 (after Berlin; rose from No.16 to No.8), Top 5 debut on July 9 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.6 to No.5); QF four times; eight pre-QF exits in 20 events, incl. Australian Open (l. to Zvonareva in 3r) and US Open (l. to V.Williams in 4r).
2006 - Another Top 20 season; won second WTA title at Montréal (d. Hingis in final); QF seven times at Sydney, Indian Wells, Warsaw, 's-Hertogenbosch, Los Angeles, Linz and Hasselt; reached 4r twice (incl. Wimbledon), 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r three times.
2005 - First Top 20 season; won first WTA title at Canberra (d. Czink in final round of qualifying and in main draw final, a WTA first); SF three times at Warsaw (l. to Henin), Zürich and Linz (l. to Schnyder at both); QF twice at Miami and Roland Garros (first Grand Slam QF; l. to Petrova); reached 3r four times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon) and 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r three times and in qualifying once; made Top 50 debut on March 7 (rose from No.58 to No.50) and Top 20 debut on July 4 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.21 to No.20).
2004 - First Top 100 season; played first four WTA main draws, reaching QF at Luxembourg and 2r at Zürich but falling 1r twice; won five singles titles on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on November 1 (after Luxembourg; rose from No.112 to No.96); made biggest ranking jump of anyone in 2004 (rose 608 spots).
2003 - Made first appearances in Luxembourg qualifying and on ITF Circuit.