Coordinator – Marketing & Communications /
Tournament Director – Tianjin Open
Anja began her 25-year tennis journey on court as a promising young player in both Slovenia and Croatia.
After her playing days were ended by injury at age 14, Anja began a successful 14-year career in officiating, which took her to more than 60 countries and saw her achieve a prestigious Silver Badge. As a respected official, she was selected for 20 Grand Slams, the 2012 London Olympics, as well the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. In total, she officiated more than 500 matches combined on the ATP and WTA tours during her career.
Anja officiated matches of numerous top star players including Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Li Na, Caroline Wozniacki, and Simona Halep among others.
Her professional success continued when she moved to the event operations side and managed the Show Court at the 2018 ATP Nitto London Finals. Anja joined APG in 2020 as Tournament Director of the Tianjin Open as well as Coordinator of Marketing and Communications.
Anja holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management as well as Masters degrees in Tourism Management and Sports Management. She is passionate about languages and speaks six – Croatian, Slovenian, English, German, Spanish and Italian.