Former world No. Ana Ivanovic has announced her retirement from tennis effective immediately.
“I’ve decided to retire from professional tennis,” she said on Facebook. “It has been a difficult decision, but there is so much to celebrate.
“I can only play if I can perform up to my own high standards, and I can no longer do that. It’s time to move on
“Don’t be sad, be optimistic alongside me. My love and my greatest thank you to all of you,”
The 29-year-old finishes her career having ranked No. 1 for 12 weeks, winning a Grand Slam at the 2008 French Open and taking home a total of 15 career WTA titles, most recently at 2014 Tokyo. She ended 2016 ranked No. 63.
But injuries took their toll on the Serbian star. And she recently married footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger this past summer.
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