2) Ana’s tennis role models and early days
Ana started playing tennis at an young age of 5. The thrilling match in which Monica Seles defeated Steffi Graf in the 1992 French Open final pushed her into pursuing tennis as a profession. Apart from Seles, Ana admires Roger Federer for his immaculate professionalism on and off the court.
During the NATO Bombing in 1999, she was forced to train during the morning to avoid bombardments. Furthermore, she trained in an abandoned swimming pool in the winter due to paucity of tennis facilities. At 13, she relocated to Basel to pursue her dream. Her manager back then, Dan Holzmann, has still stuck to her till date.