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- About Ana
- 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.
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.
Sears began working with Ana in July 2011, following a highly successful spell at the Lawn Tennis Association in his native Britain, where he held the role of Head of Women’s Tennis.
A former player himself, Sears worked alongside Daniela Hantuchova and Amanda Coetzer while both were ranked inside the top 10.
In his spare time Sears enjoys playing golf and the drums. A veteran of some 50 triathlons, he lives in the south of England with his wife and two children.