Ana Ivanovic: biography and the history of tennis career
One of the legendary Serbian tennis players Ana Ivanovic in December 2016 shocked the sports fans statement about retirement. Once the first athlete of the planet during the game in professional tennis has gained a lot of personal trophies, including the won the prestigious Grand Slam tournament, but before she could reach the result immediately.
The emergence of world tennis
Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic was born on November 6, 1987, and since the age of five years beginning seriously to get involved in tennis, going to the sports school, seeking to become the second Monica Seles - his idol. With 13 years young athlete performance at the beginning of the youth tournaments, which was a very confident, however, won a trophy is not so often. Serb took the first trophy in 2002 in the US, a year later, she received the status of a professional athlete, and in 2004 appeared in the top 700 in the WTA rankings.
In the same year Ana Ivanovic forced to talk about himself as a very talented and promising athletes - as part of the junior tournament "Wimbledon 2004" tennis player reached the finals, where they could not cope with the more experienced Kateryna Bondarenko. Nevertheless, the young Serb was a great success that it has fixed a little later, forcing to work double-holder of the Grand Slam Serena Williams in the tournament in Zurich - American, is in great shape, has won in two sets, but both times failed to do so only tiebreaker.
In 2005, Ana Ivanovic has managed to win their first trophy in world tennis - it happened in the tournament in Canberra, where, following a qualification grid Serb made it to the finals, finishing the competition with a confident victory. A year later, we recognized tennis player progress, in the women's tournament, and in 2007 hosted the first Grand Slam final of his career Ivanovich - in the decisive game she lost to Justine Henin, however, had a very important experience for the future.
Winning the Grand Slam
In 2008, the Serbian was a real breakthrough in tennis, due to which seriously replenished her biography. Ana Ivanovic with the first matches of the year began to show a great game on the court and immediately was able to get to the final match of the Australian Open, where she lost in a bitter struggle against the Russian woman Maria Sharapova.
The failure on the main start of the season only angry tennis player, and after less than two months, she won one of the first personal title that year, beating in the finals of the WTA tournament in Indian Wells, another Russian athlete - Svetlana Kuznetsova, winning in straight sets.
In the wake of the success of Ana Ivanovic strongly held and year Grand Slam tournament, "Roland Garros" in France - confidently passing the entire grid the main part of the competition, in the final Serb upset another Russian woman - Dinara Safina, confidently won in two sets.
This success has allowed Ivanovic lead the WTA ranking in singles, and on June 9, it was officially recognized as the first racket of the world. Toward the close of the season tennis player has won another trophy, winning already on the third Russian woman in the final of the tournament in Linz, Austria - under the powerful hand of Serbian hit Vera Zvonareva, which is the same as compatriots, gave her rival in two sets - 6: 2, 6: one.
The disappointment in 2009
However, after a series of successful performances in the career of tennis player suffered a serious decline. Due to the series of psychological problems, as well as a couple of small injuries Ana Ivanovic failed to win a trophy this season, having fallen in 2009 to 21th place. Fans did not expect from such a failure of the favorite, and a number of foreign media named Serb woman tennis chief disappointment of the year.
Back to top 10
Prove that the 2009 failure was only an accident, Ana Ivanovic could already next year. The first part of the season the athlete gained physical form, showing a steady tennis, and the curtain has won just two major trophies.
The first was another victory in the tournament favorite in Linz, where a Serb, is not met in the way of any Russians, with little or no serious rivals resistance reached the final, where they confidently beat Swiss Patty Schnyder - 6: 1, 6: 2. And after won the competition in Bali - in the final Ivanovic again waiting for the Russian woman - Alisa Kleybanova, gave her in two sets - 6: 2, 6: 7. Successful performance enabled the Serb return to the top 10 WTA rankings, and as a small bonus Ana was voted sexiest tennis player of the planet according to the world's media.
The following years tennis career took shape, with varying success. In 2011, Ana Ivanovic once again won the trophy of the tournament in Bali, after which, despite the high level exhibited by the game, two seasons in a row athlete remained without personal awards, but retained the top position in the tennis rankings. However, in 2014 a Serb again issued a terrific season, winning just 4 trophy, which was the best result of her career.
In one year, Ivanovic surrendered event in Auckland, Monterrey, Birmingham and Tokyo, which brought Serb woman in the top 5 ranking WTA. Next year athlete again suffered a decline in his career, which did not stop in 2016. As a result, finishing the season on the 63 th place in the rankings, Ana Ivanovic suddenly for many announced his retirement, explaining this step the problem of physical condition.
Life off the court
Ana Ivanovic, whose personal life was little known for some time, in 2014 began to meet with popular German player Bastian Schweinsteiger. In the summer of 2016 the pair played a wedding, after which the tennis player said that she would like to have more children, but it is trying not to think of retirement.
Throughout his professional career Serbian keep yourself in perfect shape. Ana Ivanovic, height, weight (184 cm and 69 kg, respectively) and the appearance of which is admired for both men and women, has become an idol to millions of fans around the world. And, despite the end of a career for many years to tennis fans will remember the amazing Serb woman, who was able to hit not only on the court but also outside it.