30-Something Benefactor Credited w/Bankrolling Ana Ivanovic’s Career

30-SOMETHING AND SINGLE? DREAMS STILL DO COME TRUE: MEN’S VOGUE has this lovely photo of stunning 19-year-old tennis player Ana Ivanovic, accompanied by this tidbit about her curious interesting career arrangement:

Ana Ivanovic

At 15, Ivanovic moved to Switzerland (from Serbia) and was sponsored by a businessman, now her manager, on the understanding that she would pay him back out of her prize money. She has long since returned the $500,000, and now lives in Basel (Switzerland).

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The NEW YORK SUN has more on her “manager”, someone named Dan Holzmann. Holzmann claims he previously “made a good living from the vitamin drink Juice Plus” before deciding to invest $500,000 in Ivanovic’s career.

At the time, Holzmann was 32 and Ivanovic was 15 and he had never managed a tennis player.

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In the VOGUE piece Ivanovic denies any current love interest - which has us really surprised. We’re sure Holzmann would just love it if she was in a normal relationship with a guy her age. In fact, we’re almost sure he’s probably encouraged it.

Ana Ivanovic

Now pardon us while we high-five, man-hug and chest-bump Holzmann (not that we’re implying anything whatsoever other than what has been previously reported).