Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic was born in Belgrade on November 6, 1987. During her career she won fifteen WTA singles tournaments, including the Roland Garros in 2008.

In the Grand Slam tournaments she reached another final in Paris in 2007 and at the Australian Open in 2008. She was also number one in the world from 9 June to 10 August 2008 and then from 18 August to 7 September of the same year, for a total of twelve weeks. After a period of poor results, she returned to success in 2014, winning a total of 56 matches and returning to the top ten tennis players in the world six years after the last time.

She retired from professional tennis in late 2016 at the age of 29.

She started playing tennis at the age of five, after watching television, she asked her parents to take her to tennis school and was given a small racket. Her idol was Monica Seles.

Growing up in wartime Yugoslavia in the 1990s, her tennis training had to face difficulties including the NATO bombing in 1999, to avoid which she was forced to train early in the morning, or the lack of winter facilities, which she overcame, as she herself has told in an interview, playing in an abandoned pool filled with earth.

Ana Ivanovic's will to emerge is testified by the story of Martina Navratilova who revealed when Ana, having lost her first tournament, cried for four hours in the locker room for fear that her financial manager might abandon her judging her not good enough to become a professional .

On 12 July 2016 she got married in Venice with the soccer player Bastian Schweinsteiger. The couple had two children.