Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic has intentions to make a comeback to tennis. Ivanovic, who captured her lone Grand Slam title at the French Open in 2008, retired in 2016. Ivanovic retired at a young age since she is no2 34. Ivanovic, who also finished runner-up at the 2008 Australian Open, was directly asked about the chances of seeing her again on tour.
"No, no. That won't happen. I do miss competing on the big stage and travelling. But there won't be a comeback." Except: "For some exhibitions. I would love to do that," Ivanovic said, per myTennis.
Asked about comeback rumors, Ana Ivanović smiles, but shakes her head: "No, no.
That won't happen. I do miss competing on the big stage and travelling. But there won't be a comeback." Except: "For some exhibitions. I would love to do that." (via myTennis) — Oliver | Tennis (@insidetennis99) January 22, 2022
Ivanovic recalled announcing retirement
On December 28, Ivanovic recalled announcing her retirement from tennis.
"5 years ago today I announced the end of my career. There have been ups and downs but I really enjoyed every moment," Ivanovic said in an Instagram post. "I am grateful for what I have already accomplished, for who I am now and I look forward to what is about to come.
Thanks for your support all the time!" In October, Ivanovic was announced as a 2022 nominee for the induction into the Tennis Hall of Fame. "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 after beeing nominated for the Tennis Hall of Fame.
Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic became stars at a very young and once had a close relationship. "On 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.
Ivanovic retired a long ago while Djokovic is now a 20-time Grand Slam champion and bidding to go down as the greatest tennis player of all time.