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April 04, 2011 12:38 ET

IMG Signs Rising Serbian Tennis Ace Bojana Jovanovski

Recently Reached Career High Ranking No. 52 on the WTA Tour

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - Global sports, fashion and media company IMG Worldwide announced today that it signed Serbian tennis player, Bojana Jovanovski, ranked world No. 59 and one of the youngest players in the top 100 on the WTA, for management and representation.

Jovanovski, 19, started the 2011 season by reaching the semi-finals of the Medibank International in Sydney after having to go through qualifying, and reached the second round of the 2011 Australian Open the following week.

In 2010, Jovanovski played her first WTA tournament, the Malaysian Open, and her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon reaching the second round. She made her professional debut in 2006 on the ITF Tour and has a career singles won-loss record of 128-65. She has won four ITF singles titles and played for the Serbia Fed Cup team in 2009 and 2010.

Fernando Soler, Head of Global IMG Tennis, said, "We are very pleased Bojana selected IMG to represent her. She is just beginning her ascent up the women's tour rankings and we expect her to be a truly exciting young player to watch develop and mature into a winning professional player in the future."

"I am delighted to become part of the IMG family and use their global resources and expertise to my advantage," added Jovanovski. "I look forward to taking my game to the next level and I am thrilled to be doing it under the guidance of IMG."

Jovanovski will be managed by Olivier Van Lindonk in the IMG Tennis division.

IMG is the leading client management company in tennis. IMG represents some of the world's top men and women tennis players. The company's roster of top tennis clients includes many of today's superstars: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Vera Zvonareva and Kei Nishikori. In addition, IMG owns, manages or represents many of the world's leading tournaments including Sony Ericsson Open, Australian Open, Chennai Open and Wimbledon, among many others.

About IMG
IMG Worldwide
is a global sports, entertainment and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging: IMG College is the leader in collegiate marketing, licensing and media rights. IMG's Joint Ventures, IMG Reliance, IMGX and IMG CCTV, in the emerging markets of India, Brazil and China, offer the company significant long-term growth opportunities. IMG Media is the world's largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming. IMG Events and Federations owns and manages some of the most sought after events and includes long standing associations with the world's most important sports organizations, leagues, and federations. IMG Fashion owns and operates fashion events around the world and IMG Models represents the world's top models and leading designers and IMG Art+Commerce represents the most influential photographers, art directors and stylists. For the past 50 years IMG Clients has been the global leader in talent representation, including over 1,000 elite athletes, coaches, industry executives and prestigious sports organizations across the sports, entertainment, fashion and media industries. IMG Academies is the world's largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational facility delivering sports training experiences to more than 12,000 dedicated athletes from approximately 80 countries every year. IMG Consulting connects many of the world's leading brands with consumers through access to unique sports and entertainment properties. IMG Licensing is considered one of the premier independent licensing companies in the sports, entertainment and media world. More information is available at www.imgworld.com.

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