Love is booming in the world of women’s tennis. Every few weeks we have a marriage, an engagement, a baby or a pregnancy announcement and new relationships seem to be blossoming as well. A bunch of the new couples are still under the veil of secrecy, like Serena Williams and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Maria Sharapova and 21-year-old Bulgarian player Grigor Dimitrov, Victoria Azarenka and Redfoo from LFMAO, Daniela Hantuchova and her mixed doubles partner Fabio Fognini from Italy, but the one romance that we can confirm based on all the kissing photographed on a Melbourne beach is between Ana Ivanovic and Mark Stillitano.
One of the most beautiful women’s tennis players is not always so lucky in love. I even remember one interview in which she said that guys don’t actually approach her. Her past love pursuits include fellow top tennis player Fernando Verdasco from Spain and Australian golfer Adam Scott, but in the summer of 2012 Ivanovic revealed her single status and said her focus was on career.
Things have definitely changed as the 25-year-old was spotted on an Australian beach (you know how much she loves them!), cuddling and kissing with the new beau. Here you can see the paparazzi photos. In addition, Mark accompanied her on the airport on her arrival for the Australian Open. In the video you can see him in the white shirt.
So who is Ana’s new love interest? He’s British-born, lives in Monaco, used to play tennis, but never excelled, also plays golf and polo, is super rich, works in the big and successful Bombardier company which produces planes, trains and yachts. Moreover, Mark frequently visits Ana’s hometown of Belgrade where he also attended the Serbia Open tournament, which used to be owned by his good friend Novak Djokovic. Mark is often seen traveling with Djokovic and supporting him as part of his team.
Hope this one will last! It is some sort of security that Mark is Novak’s friend and Ana and Novak have been close since childhood.