Ana Ivanovic announced her retirement from skilled tennis in a video on her fb web page on Wednesday.
A former WTA No. 1 in 2008, Ivanovic struggled in 2016, finishing outside the highest 25 for the primary time on the grounds that 2004, her 2nd 12 months on tour. She completed the year with a report of 15-16, shedding six first-spherical fits, and didn’t win a WTA title throughout the season. In contemporary years, accidents have held her again and he or she’s had difficulties to find the shape that saw her win her only Grand Slam title at the French Open in 2008.
After losing within the opening round of the U.S. Open this 12 months, Ivanovic announced she was once ending her season early as a result of wrist and toe injuries.
In July, Ivanovic wed Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger in Venice.
Ivanovic grew to become 29 in November and is at the moment ranked No. 63 with the aid of the WTA. She received 15 WTA singles titles in her profession, essentially the most recent coming in 2014, where she gained four titles on the season at Auckland (d. V.Williams in last), Monterrey (d. Jaksic in last), Birmingham (d. Zahlavova Strycova in ultimate) and Tokyo (d. Wozniacki in closing).