Ana Ivanovic, Former French Open Winner, Retires
Ana Ivanovic, 29, former world number one and 2008 French Open champion has retired from tennis. The Serb suffered an injury last August and has not played since. She dropped to 63 in world rankings. She had won 15 matches during this year. Her most recent win was last June. Ivanovic stated, “I can only play if it is up to my own high standards. I can no longer do that so it is time to move on.” She said that “It has been a difficult decision but I have so much to celebrate. I began dreaming about playing tennis when I was five and saw Monica Seles playing on TV.”
Ana Ivanovic Looks at Her Future
Ana Ivanovic married Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger earlier this year. In the future she wants to explore opportunities in business, namely beauty and fashion. She said aside from this she will have more time to work with Unicef. Ivanovic serves as the National Ambassador for Serbia.
Ivanovic had a great run in tennis. She spent 12 weeks as world number one in 2008 and won 15 career single titles. She reached the French Open semi-final in 2015 and was runner-up at Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2007 and at the 2008 Australian Open. The retiring tennis star said, “I have seen heights I never dreamt of achieving.”