Team Ana

Ana's family Dec 21st 2009

“I always receive unbelievable support from my family,” says Ana. “I owe them a lot”.

Ana is very close to her family and vice versa; they attend tournaments whenever they can. Her mother Dragana is omnipresent throughout the year, while father Misha and brother Milos always attend the French Open and Wimbledon plus a few other events each year.

Dan Holzmann, founder and owner of Ana's management company Dec 21st 2009

During Ana’s meteoric rise in 2007, the tale of how she met and started a professional relationship with Swiss businessman Dan Holzmann became a story in itself. The 41-year-old first met Ana when she was 14 and was immediately impressed with her credentials.

Ana was in need of financial assistance as she chased her goal of becoming a professional. Dan, who is the chief executive of NSA AG, a licence holder of Juice PLUS + ®, the world’s biggest-selling nutritional supplement in capsule form, invited Ana and her family to meet him in Basel.

Gavin Versi, Director of Ana's management company Dec 21st 2009

Gavin is primarily responsible for Ana's media activities, including arranging interviews, attending photoshoots, and overseeing her website. He also serves as a client manager for Ana's sponsors.

Gavin graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2004. By this time he had already established himself as a leading tennis writer, after co-authoring an exclusive about match-fixing that appeared on the front page of The Sunday Telegraph a year earlier.

Rest of the team Jul 27th 2010

Alex Dettwiler, Financial Controller
A meticulous Swiss, Alex is responsible for ensuring that everything within dh management is in order monetarily. With so many invoices coming in and out, it is a task that requires the utmost skill and organisation. He also serves as Ana's personal accountant. Alex is a proud supporter of FC Basel and follows Ana's progress keenly.

Nemanja Kontic, Coach Nov 28th 2013

Nemanja has been playing tennis for 27 years and was a very successful junior before graduating to the ATP circuit.

He boasts as impressive 10-3 win-loss record for his native Montenegro in Davis Cup competition.

Nemanja served as the travelling coach of promising Serb Filip Krajinovic before joining Ana's team in July 2013, following her split with Nigel Sears.

Due to his excellent skills on-court, Nemanja is able to double-up as Ana's hitting partner when required.

Zlatko Novkovic, Fitness Trainer Nov 28th 2013

Zlatko has worked with Ana on-and-off for several years and was appointed as her full-time fitness coach in the summer of 2013.

He studied at University of Belgrade and has contributed to several academic papers in relation to sport and fitness. He worked with a number of footballers, basketball and volleyball players before turning his attentions to tennis.

Zlatko holds a black belt in karate and has won various medals in national and European events. He is married to Milica, with whom he has a daughter, Iva.