Short bio: Ana Ivanović is a Serbian professional tennis player. She was born on November 6, 1987 in Belgrade, then the capital of Yugoslavia. She picked up a racket for the first time at the age of five and became a tennis pro in 2003. She celebrated her big breakthrough in 2008 when she took part in the final of the Australian Open, won the tournament at the French Open and rose to number one in the world rankings. On December 28, 2016, she announced her retirement. She now lives in Chicago, USA with her husband Bastian Schweinsteiger and their son.
- Full name: Ana Ivanović
- birthday: 11/06/1987
- Star sign: Scorpio
- Height: 184cm
- Place of birth: Belgrade
About Ana Ivanović
Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanović was born on November 6, 1987 in Belgrade, in what was then Yugoslavia. She was enrolled in a tennis school by her parents when she was five and moved to Switzerland at the age of 14 for more intensive training. In 2005 she won her first major tournament in Canberra. In 2008, she was at the top of the world rankings for twelve weeks.
On July 12, 2016, she said yes to footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger in Venice and also took his name. They now live together in Chicago, USA. In March 2018 their first son was born.
Career of Ana Ivanovic
When Ana Ivanović saw her later idol Monica Seles on TV at the age of five, she also wanted to become a famous tennis player. In this she was supported by her parents, who first enrolled her in a tennis school and enabled her to move to Switzerland at the age of 14 due to better training conditions. Her greatest success at junior level was reaching the final on the venerable Wimbledon lawn.
In the adult field, the first major success was the victory in Canberra (2005) with a two-set win over Melinda Czink. Good placements on the WTA tour have already placed her among the top 20 tennis players in the world this year. She achieved her big goal of being number one in the world rankings in 2008. She won a Grand Slam title at the French Open. In the same year she had to cancel her participation in the Olympics due to an injury. All in all, Ana played 205 tournaments, reached 28 finals and won 20 individual games. In 2015 she was 6th in the women’s world rankings. On December 28, 2016, she announced the end of her career.
Interesting details about Ana Ivanović
Ana Ivanović has been a UNICEF ambassador to her native Serbia since 2007. Through activities such as commercials, columns or social media, she is also very present in public off the tennis court.
Greatest achievements of Ana Ivanović
After Ana Ivanović was already in the top 20 of the world’s best tennis players in 2005, in 2008 she ascended to the tennis throne at the top of the women’s world rankings. The Serbian created the basis for this in the same year by winning the title in Indian Wells and her Grand Slam victory at the French Open.