Ana Ivanovic: Sometimes I feel like playing again



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Ana Ivanovic: Sometimes I feel like playing again

Ana Ivanovic said you could tell Cori Gauff was playing her maiden Grand Slam final as she noticed that the American was very nervous versus Iga Swiatek. Gauff, 18, clashed Swiatek in her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros.

Swiatek, who replaced Ashleigh Barty at the top spot two months ago, dominated Gauff 6-1 6-3 to win her second Grand Slam title. Gauff was visibly nervous at the start of the match as Swiatek claimed three breaks in the opening set.

After easily losing the first set, Gauff earned an early second set break and opened a 2-0 lead. However, Gauff's lead was short-lived as Swiatek quickly overturned the deficit and completed a straight-set win. "Coco is really young, there is still time for her, but you could tell it was her first final, she was very nervous.

Iga is definitely the most dominant player right now," Ivanovic told Sasa Ozmo of Sport Klub.

Ivanovic: Sometimes I feel like playing again

Ivanovic, who retired after the 2016 season, said she still occasionally follows tennis.

When Ivanovic is at home, she prefers to spend some quality time with her husband and kids. "I follow tennis when I have time, but TV at home is always turned off because of the kids. We mostly spend our time with them and we enjoy together," Ivanovic revealed.

In 2008, Ivanovic captured her first and lone Grand Slam title at the French Open.

Returning to Paris brought back memories for Ivanovic, who retired even before turning 30. "Sometimes I feel like playing again, especially when I saw the semis here, the atmosphere. Also, it was really emotional when I listened to the anthem here, memories from when our (Serbian) anthem was played here in Paris came back," Ivanovic said.

Ivanovic retired from tennis after the 2016 season and in recent years she has been mostly family-orientated.