Ivanovic: My children have shown me new perspectives in life

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Ivanovic: My children have shown me new perspectives in life

Former World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic says she misses the competition aspect of her tennis career in her post-retirement life and also spoke about her domestic life during an Instagram Live session with Barbara Schett on Eurosport.

Ivanovic is married to former German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger and the couple have two children. Speaking about her domestic life with her kids, Ivanovic says, "We are lucky that we have a garden because we raise our children without TV or iPad fun, so sometimes we had to be very creative to keep them entertained.

To be honest, I can't relax so well when the kids scream. Basti takes it easy. They (the kids) couldn't be more different. The older one loves cars and books, the younger one is sportier. Since he was able to sit, he always wanted to have a ball and is always on the move.

My children have shown me new perspectives in life. On the contrary, I think that our inner being will tell us what is the right path for us. I would also like to pass this on to my children." ​

Ana Ivanovic won the French Open title in 2008.​​

The 32 year old Serbian player says she misses the competitive aspect of her career after retirement.

"We have both types of competition. We played Uno in the past, but it quickly became too wild. Now we (with husband) try to play tennis once or twice a week." Ana Ivanovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger got married in July 2016, in Venice.

Ivanovic won the French Open in 2008. The couple have two sons, Luka and Leon. Ivanovic retired from the game at the end of the 2016 season and says she has no plans to make a comeback like other champions who have returned to the tour after becoming moms.

Bastian Schweinsteiger is a German retired professional footballer. He spent 17 seasons at Bayern Munich and won eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokal titles, a UEFA Champions League title, a FIFA Club World Cup title and a UEFA Super Cup title.

He is also Germany's fourth most-capped player of all time, having earned 121 caps and scored 24 goals. He was part of Germany's victory at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.