Global sports and entertainment company IMG announced on Tuesday that world number one Jelena Jankovic has signed with them for exclusive, worldwide marketing and management representation effective January 1, 2009.
The 23-year-old Jankovic will also join IMG Models, the world’s number one international model management firm.
“We are extremely pleased to add a player of Jelena’s caliber to the list of great champions we represent. Her reputation, both on and off the court is unparalleled,” said Fernando Soler, Head of IMG’s Tennis Division.
“IMG is a global company and a leader not only in tennis, but entertainment, fashion and modeling as well. I’m very excited to partner IMG and look forward to working with them on a variety of exciting tennis, marketing and endorsement opportunities,” said the tennis star from Serbia.
IMG, the leading client management company in tennis, represents some of the world’s leading ATP and WTA players, such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and James Blake. 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. (source: Yahoo, photo: Ralf Reinecke)