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.
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.