Ana Ivanovic recalls announcing retirement from tennis five years ago today



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Ana Ivanovic recalls announcing retirement from tennis five years ago today

Former Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic recalled calling it a career exactly five years ago and said she enjoyed every moment of her career. Ivanovic, 34, achieved success at a very young age and she walked away from the game even before hitting her thirties.

Ivanovic made the Wimbledon semifinal in 2007, before capturing her maiden Grand Slam finala few months later at the 2008 Australian Open. Ivanovic failed to win her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open but she won it all at the 2008 French Open and became a world No.

1 following her victory at Roland Garros. "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!"

Ivanovic nominated for the Tennis Hall of Fame

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 both made the Australian Open in 2008. Ivanovic ended runner-up but Djokovic won his maiden Grand Slam title after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final. "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. Ivanovic retired a long ago but Djokovic is still active and one of the best players in the world.

Djokovic's participation at the Australian Open remains a mistery as the Serb has yet to confirm or deny his participation at Melbourne Park.