Paris, Women's tennis Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic announced today her retirement from tennis.
The Serbian was top for three months in 2008 after winning the French Open, her only Grand Slam title. She won 15 WTA Tour singles titles in her 13-year career. Her career however was hampered by injury and she hinted that the physical rigors of the sport were one of the reasons that encouraged her to retire.
Her last match was a first-round loss at the US Open in September, a result that saw her drop out of the top 50 for the first times since 2010. She announced at the time that she had taken the decision to stop playing until 2017 on medical advice over a recurring wrist injury, with a problematic toe also needing surgery.
Source: Qatar News Agency