Ana Ivanovic, Former French Open champion and world’s number one tennis player have announced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday at the age of 29, citing her health issues.
Ivanovic is the first Serbian woman who won the grand slam tournament, she feels that she is no longer fit enough to compete in the higher level tournaments. Ivanovic announced her retirement on social media.
“There is no other way to say it. I have decided to retire from professional tennis. It has been a difficult decision but there is so much to celebrate” posting on her Facebook account.
Adding further to this, she said, “I began dreaming about tennis when I was five. My dear parents backed me all the way and by the time I was the world’s number one and won Roland Garros in 2008, I have seen the heights I never dreamt of achieving”.”Don’t be sad, be optimistic alongside me. My love and my greatest thank you to all of you”.
Reportedly, Ana Ivanovic had won 15 titles in her 14 seasons of the tournament and earn more than $15 million earnings in her entire tennis career.
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— Ana Ivanovic (@AnaIvanovic) December 28, 2016