Former world number one Ana Ivanovic announced his retirement from tennis at the age of 29, ranking it has held for 12 weeks in 2008 but suffered a serious injury that forced him to take a long rest.
The Serbian star, managed to win the only Grand Slam title of French Open champion.
“I decided to retire from professional tennis career,” Ivanovic said after a long career for 13 years in the field concerned.
Ivanovic admitted that his decision was the most difficult thing, but he believes the best time for him after the injury-prone, so limiting its action in the ring.
“It was a tough decision for me but a lot of things that can be celebrated. I once inhabited the world number one ranking and won Roland Garros in 2008.
“I had reached the pinnacle of something that has never been dreamed of and gather collections of 15 WTA Tour titles, played in three Grand Slam finals and play in some important matches.
“To achieve such performance in sports requiring great physical condition and all I know is often plagued by injuries in recent years.
“I can only play if I can be in top condition and I can not do it, so this is the right time for me to move on.” He said that the last time he fell in action is when losing in the first round of the US Open last September, decision that saw him drop out of the top 50 worldwide for the first time since 2010.
Ivanovic claimed his wrist injury recurrence and also will undergo surgery on a foot injury.
Source : Internet