Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic announces retirement

Dec 29, 2016 12:11 IST

Serbian professional tennis player Ana Ivanovic on 28 December 2016 announced retirement from tennis at the age of 29.

Ivanovic announced her retirement in a video in which she stated that she no longer feels fit enough to compete at the highest level.

The tennis player is the first Serbian woman to win a grand slam tournament.

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About Ana Ivanovic

  • Born on 6 November 1987, Ana Ivanovic is a Serbian former professional tennis player.
  • As of 7 November 2016, she is ranked No. 65 in the world by the Women's Tennis Association.
  • She was ranked No. 1 in the world after she defeated Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open.
  • She has also qualified for the annual WTA Tour Championships three times, in 2007, 2008 and 2014.
  • In total, she has won 15 WTA Tour singles titles, including one Grand Slam singles title.
  • She was named one of the 30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future by Time in June 2011.
  • Reporter Matthew Cronin also included her on the list of Top 100 Greatest Players Ever.
  • She turned pro in 2003. Since that time, she earned USD 15.5 million in on-court prize money.
  • At the 2004 Zürich Open, she was narrowly beaten by Venus Williams in the second round in two tiebreak sets.
  • She was ranked 8th on Forbes' highest-paid female athletes list for 2016.

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