In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time Her first breakthrough came at the 2004 Zürich Open, where she qualified and was narrowly beaten by Venus Williams in the second round in two tiebreak sets.By the age of 18 Ivanovic had already defeated established players such as Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova, Vera Zvonareva and Amélie Mauresmo.pic.twitter.com/q Rwf16kw4a— Ana Ivanovic (@Ana Ivanovic) December 27, 2016The 29-year-old had a rough 2016 season, winning only 15 matches all year. But soon after, Ivanovic shut down her 2016 season early in September, citing medical advice as the reason.Her dismal performance saw her slip to 63rd in the WTA rankings. "Unfortunately, due to my recurring wrist injury, I have been advised by my doctor to take some time off court in order to recover and regain my full strength," she said in a statement.Some speculate that she may even announce her pregnancy, just the way Victoria Azarenka did back in July."My dear fans & supporters.Pls tune in to my Facebook page tomorrow at 6pm UK time, where I'll be sharing something important with you live," she posted. Pls tune in to my Facebook page tomorrow at 6pm UK time, where I'll be sharing something important with you live. It just hurts because I know what I invested," she said after her first round exit from the US Open.Serbian tennis beauty Ana Ivanovic has a new boyfriend in Germany's FIFA World Cup-winning Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Wherever Ana goes, she makes friends with people almost instantly and can spare time within the most gruelling of schedules, even if she is sometimes having to play two matches a day because of rain interruptions. She has dated some of the most high-profile names in tennis and beyond.
Ivanovic has struggled with injuries all year, but insisted she was not thinking of retiring. She was back in training in November and recently competed in this season's International Premier Tennis League in Asia.
She is set to begin the 2017 season at the ASB Classic in Auckland, which starts on 2 January.
; born 6 November 1987) is a retired Serbian professional tennis player. 1 in the world in 2008, she defeated Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open, was the runner-up at the 2007 French Open Competing as a professional from 2003 until 2016, Ivanovic won 15 WTA Tour singles titles, including one Grand Slam singles title, the French Open in 2008.
Additionally during this time, she earned over million in prize money, which is the 20th highest in the all-time rankings.