Ana Ivanovic is a retired Serbian tennis player who rose to prominence after winning the 2008 French Open. Ivanovic stayed at the top of the women’s game for most of her career, routinely vying for major titles until her retirement. She was even rated No. 1 in the world at one point, and she was one of the three players (together with Novak Djokovic and Jelena Jankovic) who helped Serbia become a tennis superpower for a time.
Early Life of Ana Ivanovic
Ivanovic, born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, began playing tennis when he was five years old. After seeing Monica Seles play on television, Seles remained Ivanovic’s inspiration throughout her career.
Ivanovic often struggled to find the time or a venue to exercise because NATO bombed Yugoslavia throughout her childhood. Ivanovic was forced to practice her tennis in an abandoned swimming pool at one time due to a lack of facilities.
She went to Basel, Switzerland, with her mother Dragana when she was 13 years old to take advantage of the more fantastic training facilities. She opted to stay there permanently a few years later.
Ivanovic rose to prominence as a pro at a young age, and by the age of 20, she was the World No. 1 and a Grand Slam champion. However, that early success put too much pressure on her, and as she tried to cope with all the attention immediately focused on her, her performance plummeted.
Over the next three years, the Serb’s technical parts of her game, particularly her ball throw on the serve, began to crumble, and she dropped out of Slam contention. Despite a brief return to the top 10 in 2014, she could not achieve Slam success.
Despite her difficulties, she remained a tremendously popular player among fans and marketers.
Career of Ana Ivanovic
In 2004, Ivanovic competed in the junior edition of Wimbledon. Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine defeated her in the final. In August 2003, she turned professional as a tennis player. She was ranked among the top 100 female tennis players globally at the end of the 2004 season. Ivanovic won her first Women’s Tennis Association championship in 2005. (WTA).
In Canberra, Australia, she was victorious. She defeated Melinda Czink of Hungary. She placed in the top 20 in the world in 2005. In 2006, she defeated Martina Hingis of Switzerland at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. In Holland, she won her only doubles championship alongside Maria Kirilenko.
By 2007, she was rated among the top five female players in the world, and in 2008, she made history by defeating Dinara Safina in the 2008 French Open final and became the first Serbian woman to win a grand slam trophy. She became the first Serbian to attain World Number One in the same year. Then came her demise, and for the first time in a long time, she was no longer among the top 20 players.
She subsequently began to suffer from various ailments and was denied the opportunity to further her game. She almost ever played an entire season after 2010, and at the age of 29, she retired in December 2016. Her rivalry with Jelena Jankovic became well-known throughout the years.
Personal Life of Ana Ivanovic
In 2014, Ana Ivanovic began dating Bastian Schweinsteiger, a German professional footballer. Last summer, they were spotted having a good time in Bondi Beach. Schweinsteiger has engraved the date their relationship began, the Serbian flag, and the Serbian word ‘Duso,’ which translates to ‘darling’ in English, on his shoe. Ana and Schweinsteiger got engaged in June 2015 and married on July 12, 2016, the following year. Luka Schweinsteiger Ivanovi (born in 2018) and Leon Schweinsteiger Ivanovi (born in 2019) are their two boys (born in 2019).
Net Worth of Ana Ivanovic
Ana retired a few years ago, but she is still the wealthiest woman on the planet, with a net worth of 16 million dollars. She has received about $15 million in prize money throughout her career.
Ana lives in an elegantly constructed duplex in Belgrade, complete with all the luxuries a sports celebrity demands. She paid 4.5 million euros for her 10,200-square-foot home.
Physical Appearance of Ana Ivanovic
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