Best Australian Open Performance: Semi Finalist (2008)
Career prize money: $9,423,449 USD
Career high ranking: 1
Current ranking (31 Dec 09): 8
Write-up: The Serbian with two J’s in her name that are pronounced like Y’s has been a consistent part of the top ten in women’s tennis for some time, almost reaching $10 million US in prize money. She is another of the eastern European success stories, travelling to the USA when she was young to join the infamous Nick Bolletieri tennis school in Florida. Her biography on her official website says she has “attended piano lessons” and her favourite film is Titanic. Lovely.
Nova knows her because: She was number one in the world for a short period, including at 2009’s Australian Open, although it seems like they’ve been giving that ranking away to anyone in recent years.