Ana Ivanovic 'thrilled' to be 2022 nominee for induction into Tennis Hall of Fame



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Ana Ivanovic 'thrilled' to be 2022 nominee for induction into Tennis Hall of Fame

Former Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic admitted that it's "just incredible" being one of the 2022 nominees for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. On Thursday, six nominees were revealed for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

The remaining six nominess were Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Flavia Pennetta, Lisa Raymond and Cara Black. "Many of the women who I looked up to as a young girl are Hall of Famers, and to be nominated to receive an honor that places my career alongside those who inspired me is just incredible," Ivanovic said, per Sasa Ozmo.

Ivanovic had a short but successful career.

Ivanovic, 33, started making great results very early as she made her maiden Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon in 2007. A few months later, Ivanovic ended runner-up at the Australian Open.

As expected, it didn't take long for Ivanovic to claim a maiden Grand Slam title as she made it all the way at the French Open in 2008. After winning the French Open, Ivanovic rose to a career-high ranking of No. 1 in the world.

Ivanovic, who retired in 2016, finished her career with 15 titles. Ivanovic doesn't speak often or gives interviews but last year she spoke about her fellow compatriot Novak Djokovic. When asked if Djokovic can break Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams, Ivanovic replied, per Sportskeeda: "Yeah.

Probably... He still has a few years left and he definitely has a big chance of doing it and that's one of his goals." During her last year's interview, ivanovic revealed that she and Djokovic were once very close friends.

"On the Tour we were very close friends... But then later over the years he had his own part and I had my own part... But what he has achieved is really amazing," Ivanovic said.