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- Club Ana
“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.
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 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.
Briton Sears is in the midst of his second spell as Ana's coach: the pair worked together between July 2011 and July 2013.
Under Sears' guidance Ana ended a four-year Grand Slam quarter-final drought, won the Commomwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali and reached a high ranking of No.12 - she was 18th when they first began working together.