Self-described as strong-willed, sensitive, determined and extremely competitive ... 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.
Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and 2r five times (incl. Zvonareva in final); fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 0-2 then withdrew from rest of event w/illness). Hantuchova in final); runner-up twice at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. ADDITIONAL Serbian Fed Cup Team, 2006, 2008-13, 2015; Serbian Olympic Team, 2012.
Wimbledon); strong 13-2 end to season, reaching QF at Beijing (l. to Zvonareva in final); QF twice; reached 4r twice (incl. 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. Williams) and winning another WTA title at Linz (d. DOUBLES Finalist (1): 2006 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Kirilenko).
Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open), 3r four times and 2r four times (incl. 2012 - Another Top 20 season; SF twice at Indian Wells (ret. Wimbledon) and 2r four times; fell 1r five times (incl. 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. Australian Open, Roland Garros); fell 1r four times (incl. 2009 - Near-Top 20 season; runner-up at Indian Wells (l. Safina in final) and runner-up finish at Australian Open (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 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. Finalist (8): 2015 - Brisbane; 2014 - Stuttgart, Cincinnati; 2013 - Linz; 2009 - Indian Wells; 2008 - Australian Open; 2007 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Roland Garros.
Coached by Nigel Sears; fitness trainer is Zlatko Novkovic ... to Sharapova); QF three times at Australian Open (l.
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 ... 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 ... Zahlavova Strycova in final) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (d.
Favorite food is sushi; favorite drinks are water, orange juice and Starbucks Green Tea Lattes ... Wozniacki in final); runner-up twice, at Stuttgart (l.
Superstition is to not walk on lines of the court ... 2014 - Third Top 5 season (finishing No.5); won four WTA titles at Auckland (d.
Speaks fluent English, Serbian and some Spanish ... to Cibulkova); reached 3r five times and 2r four times (incl.
Favorite places to visit are Melbourne, where she has some family, Mallorca, Paris and Rome ... In 2007 was named UNICEF National Ambassador to Serbia (specializes in child safety in schools).