Did You Know?

  • As a child, Ana trained in an empty swimming pool in Belgrade. The April 11 sports center housed an Olympic-sized pool but could not afford to keep it heated during the winter, so installed carpet courts


  • Ana still has her first ever racquet, which her father gave her for her fifth birthday. It's in the cupboard of her bedroom


  • Ana is a superstitious person. Among her luck-related rituals are avoiding stepping on the lines of the court


  • During her French Open win in 2008, Ana and her team ate at the same restaurant the night before matches. At the Australian Open earlier that year Ana went to the same juice bar every morning


  • Ana's favourite drinks are water, orange juice and mango smoothies


  • Ana's fastest ever serve was recorded at 201km/h (125mph). It came against Anabel Medina Garrigues in the fourth round of the 2007 French Open. As of September 2010 it is listed as the fifth fastest serve in the history of women's tennis


  • Ana has won two matches 6-0, 6-0 during her career: against Martina Sucha in 2005 and versus Petra Cetkovska in 2008


  • Ana's favourite adidas outfit is, unsurprisingly, the cherry-red dress she wore when she won the 2008 French Open


  • Ana wore a dental brace during her first year on the Tour, in 2004-2005


  • Ana always has a song playing in her head during matches


  • Ana was featured on a Serbian postage stamp of 40 dinars ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing


  • The President of Serbia Boris Tadic attended Ana's 20th birthday party in Belgrade


  • Ana sometimes plays Sudoku games in the locker room immediately before a match


  • Ana's most embarrassing moment in tennis is when she took another player's racquet bag onto court after mistaking it for her own


  • One of Ana's proudest achievements was winning 16 matches in 15 days as she captured back-to-back titles on the ITF Women's Circuit when she was 16


  • Ana has the most-visited website of any sportswoman (according to www.alexa.com)