Ana Ivanovic announces retirement from tennis at age of 29

Ana Ivanovic, the previous world No1 and French Open winner, has actually revealed her retirement from tennis at the age of 29

Ana Ivanovic, the previous world No1 and 2008 French Open champ, has actually retired from tennis at the age of 29, the Serb verified on Wednesday.

There is no other method to state this. I have actually chosen to retire from expert tennis. It was a challenging choice however there is a lot to commemorate, Ivanovic stated on her Facebook page. Do not be unfortunate, be positive together with me. My love and my biggest thank you to all you.

Ivanovic revealed her retirement from tennis in a video, stating she not feels in shape enough to complete at the greatest level.

I played many unforgettable matches. Remaining at those heights in any expert sport needs leading physical type and its widely known that I have actually been obstructed by injuries, Ivanovic stated. If I carry out up to my own high requirements, #peeee

I can just play. I can not do that, so its time to proceed.

Ivanovic ended up being the very first Serbian female to win a grand slam competition when she beat Russias Dinara Safina in the 2008 French Open last, following in the steps of her compatriot Novak Djokovic, who clinched the Australian Open title the exact same year.

I started dreaming about tennis when I was 5, Ivanovic stated in the video. My dear moms and dads backed me all the method and by the time I was the world No1 and won Roland Garros in 2008, I have actually seen the heights I never ever imagined accomplishing, she included.

Her French Open triumph catapulted Ivanovic to the top of the WTA world rankings however she inhabited leading area for a just 9 weeks and dropped to 22nd at the end of 2009 after a significant loss of type.

Ivanovic went back to the leading 5 in 2014, reaching the French Open semi-finals in 2015 to stimulate hopes of a revival, however slipped to 63rd this year after losing to the Czech gamer Denisa Allertova in the United States Open preliminary, her last match on the WTA trip.

I am so fired up about exactly what follows. I will end up being an ambassador of sport and healthy life and will likewise check out chances in style, organisation and appeal, to name a few endeavours, Ivanovic included.

Beyond that, who understands. All I can state is that I have actually lived my dreams and truly hope to have actually assisted others do so.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/dec/28/ana-ivanovic-announces-retirement-from-tennis