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The website of the International Tennis Federation, the world governing body of Name:Anna GROSS; Age (10 Mar ); Nationality:Austria; Plays:Right. January 16, Kerber knocks out compatriot Friedsam in Melbourne opener. Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber moved into the second. 7. Dez. Anna Kournikova war eines dieser Wunderkinder, die schon früh den so tragen wie ich und ebenfalls Tennis spielen", erzählte Kournikova.

It was the first time she had ever defended her title in a tournament. Ivanovic began her season in Brisbane where she was defeated in the second round by fifth seed Kim Clijsters in three sets, despite leading 3—0 in the final set.

Ivanovic then headed over to the Australian Open where she reached fourth round as a 21st seed. She beat three players outside the top 50, dropping no sets, but then met world No.

She entered the top 20 of the world rankings after her run to the round of Ivanovic next played in Doha. Ivanovic then went to Dubai unseeded, where she upset Francesca Schiavone and beat Maria Kirilenko, before being defeated by 3rd seed Caroline Wozniacki.

Ivanovic went over to Indian Wells as the 15th seed. She was able to make a run all the way to the semifinals, posting victories over Caroline Wozniacki and Marion Bartoli, who were both in the top 8.

She retired against Maria Sharapova after losing the first set. Despite this defeat she still moved into the top 15 for the first time since and became Serbian No.

Ivanovic then headed to Moscow for the Fed Cup semifinals, where after losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in three tight sets, recovered, and beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to put Serbia ahead, 2—1.

Ivanovic resumed tour action in Stuttgart , where she was beaten by Mona Barthel in two tight sets.

She then headed over to the newly blue-clayed Madrid where she breezed past Mathilde Johansson and Nadia Petrova, before falling in straight sets to world No.

Despite continuing in style and winning the first of the match, she lost to eventual finalist Sara Errani in the third round. She then suffered a bad loss to 2nd seed Azarenka in the fourth round; [54] winning only one game.

Despite the loss, her run caused her ranking to rise to No. Seeded 11th in singles, she defeated Christina McHale and local Elena Baltacha in straight sets, before losing for the sixth time to Kim Clijsters in third round.

In the quarterfinals Ivanovic was soundly defeated by Serena Williams. She came with a winning streak to Linz , having won there previously in and , but her streak was finished in quarterfinals against qualifier Kirsten Flipkens.

Ivanovic headed over to Moscow and made it all the way to the semifinal, having had a bye in the first round then defeating two qualifiers in straight sets.

She lost to Samantha Stosur in three sets, despite winning the first. Ivanovic did not qualify to defend her title in Bali, and did not receive a wildcard-entry due to her participation at the Fed Cup.

Serbia took on the defending champions, Czech Republic. However, Ivanovic finished as the world No. Ivanovic kicked off the year by playing at the Hopman Cup with Djokovic.

She beat Ashleigh Barty and in her final round-robin match defeated Tatjana Malek to put Serbia into the final, having defeated Italy, Australia and Germany.

While playing Spain, Djokovic gave Serbia a 1—0 tie lead but Anabel Medina Garrigues tied up the final at 1—1 after defeating Ivanovic in a closely fought singles match.

Serbia then lost the deciding tie in mixed doubles. Ivanovic played in Pattaya City as the No. Ivanovic was then scheduled to play at the Fed Cup but withdrew due to shoulder injuries.

Ivanovic competed at the Qatar Total Open as the 12th seed. In her second round match, she defeated American teenager Taylor Townsend losing just three games.

In the third round, she lost in three sets to big-serving Mona Barthel from Germany. However, Ivanovic lost to eighth seeded Errani in three sets in the fourth round.

This marked the first time since the US Open that Ivanovic had lost to an opponent ranked outside the top Despite a slow start to the season, Ivanovic made good progress in the clay season.

At Wimbledon , she won her first round match-up against Virginie Razzano , but in the second round Ivanovic would be knocked out of the tournament by Eugenie Bouchard.

At Carlsbad, she defeated Roberta Vinci before getting edged out by world No. Ivanovic was up 5—2 in the third set, but was unable to serve out the match and eventually lost when she sent a backhand long in the tiebreak.

Ivanovic made a whopping 51 unforced errors in her match against Christina McHale. In the fourth round, Ivanovic lost to Victoria Azarenka again in three sets.

By winning the first set in her fourth round loss to Victoria Azarenka, Ivanovic won her first set against a top ten opponent at a Major since she won the French Open, ending a streak of 15 consecutive sets lost against a top-ten seed.

Ivanovic then headed to Asia for the Premier events in Tokyo and Beijing after a two-week break. In the third round, she lost to Anqelique Kerber for the first time.

In the latter, she moved past Flavia Pennetta in two sets despite trailing 5—1 in the first set. She was then defeated surprisingly by Polona Hercog of Slovenia in straight sets.

In the last eight, she was edged out by Samantha Stosur, who had also beaten her in the semifinals the year before. In her first round-robin match, Ivanovic captured a two-set victory over Pironkova.

She then went on to defeat Stosur. She needed one more victory to come first in her group. However, Ivanovic lost to Vesnina for the second time this year despite leading 5—2 in third set and serving two times for the match.

But despite losing, she still qualified for the semifinals by winning a set, therefore coming second in her group after Stosur.

In her semifinal match, she lost to eventual champion Simona Halep despite leading 3—0 in third set with two breaks in her own.

Ivanovic started the season by winning the title in Auckland , defeating Venus Williams in the final in three sets, for her 12th title and her first since November At the Australian Open , she defeated No.

She lost to 30th seed Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in the quarterfinals in three sets. At the next four tournaments of the Asian and American series, Ivanovic failed to make the quarterfinals at all of them.

Serbia would go on to lose the tie 1—4. Ivanovic then participated in Stuttgart where she made it all the way to the final, achieving back-to-back finals for the first time in her career.

She eventually lost to two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova in the final in three sets. In Madrid , Ivanovic won her first three matches in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals, losing to Simona Halep in just one hour.

Ivanovic gained revenge for her Stuttgart defeat against Sharapova at the Italian Open , whom she defeated in the third round in straight sets, thus becoming the only person to defeat Sharapova on clay that year.

The win was significant most of all because she became the first player other than Serena Williams to defeat Sharapova on clay since , ended her winning streak in Rome Sharapova was 47—3 on the surface and was undefeated in Rome since and was the only player to beat the Russian on clay in It was also the first time since the semifinals at the French Open that Ivanovic had defeated Sharapova.

Against Serena Williams, in her second appearance in the Rome semifinals, she lost in three sets; she was the only player to take a set off Williams in the whole tournament.

At Roland Garros Ivanovic was the 11th seed. Ivanovic made a quick transition from clay to grass as she won her first grass-court title in Birmingham , as the first seed.

In all matches, she lost five or less games. At Wimbledon Ivanovic came in again as the 11th seed. She started well, with wins over Zheng Jie and Francesca Schiavone, all in straight sets.

In third round she faced grass court specialist and Wimbledon runner-up, Sabine Lisicki. She won their match played earlier in the season. However, she would go on to lose in three sets.

The match was particularly strange due to it being played over three days over the Middle Sunday. The first part was played on Saturday and with Lisicki leading 6—4, 1—1, the match was suspended due to bad light.

On Monday match was played in two parts, being paused due to rain. In the first period of play, Ivanovic had momentum on her side.

Upon resumption, Lisicki would go on to win seven of the next nine games. After Wimbledon, Ivanovic did not renew her contract with coach Nemanja Kontic.

Ivanovic eventually lost in the quarterfinals in three sets to Serena Williams in their third three-set match of the year.

As a result of her quarterfinals run, Ivanovic returned to the top ten in the WTA rankings for the first time since Against Sharapova, Ivanovic served for the match in the second set, but lost the next four games.

Sharapova then served for the match, but Ivanovic saved two match points and went on to victory to set up the final match against Serena Williams.

Ivanovic opened the match well, with a break and break points, but did not convert them and Williams broke back. Ivanovic won just two games after that start.

The following month, Ivanovic played in Tokyo , defeating former world No. She then beat reigning US Open finalist Wozniacki in straight sets for her 15th title.

She marked some personal achievements: In Wuhan, she had to play the day after winning Tokyo and decided to retire in the second set of the match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

She set a quarterfinal clash with Simona Halep, but the world No. However, she clinched victory in her second match, against Bouchard. Despite defeating Halep in her final round-robin match, Ivanovic was unable to progress since she dropped a set in the process.

In doing so, she became the first player since Lindsay Davenport in to not progress to the semifinals with a 2—1 record in RR play.

However, Ivanovic did finish the year ranked No. Following the end of the season, Ivanovic played and defeated world No.

She also went on to participate in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League held in cities across Asia.

The Aces went on to clinch the title, with Ivanovic amassing a total of nine wins and three losses. Ivanovic began her season reaching final of the Brisbane International.

She lost one set against Kaia Kanepi en route. By beating Varvara Lepchenko , [63] Ivanovic set up a final clash against Maria Sharapova, which she lost despite taking the first set in a tiebreak.

Ivanovic was the defending champion in Monterrey , but she lost Caroline Garcia in the semifinals. In Miami Ivanovic beat Irina Falconi in the second round in three sets before losing in the third round to Sabine Lisicki in straight sets.

Ivanovic started her clay-court season with a third straight loss to Garcia in Stuttgart , where she was defending finalist points.

She then played in the Italian Open and lost in the second round to qualifier and eventual semifinalist, Daria Gavrilova , in three sets after failing to serve out the match in the third set.

Ivanovic entered the French Open as the seventh seed. In the fourth round, she beat Ekaterina Makarova in three sets, and in the quarterfinals, she beat Elina Svitolina in straight sets to advance to the semifinals of a Major for the first time since she won the title in Paris back in Ivanovic started her grass-court season at the Birmingham Classic as the defending champion.

She failed to defend her title, losing in the second round to Michelle Larcher de Brito in three sets despite serving for the match in the third set.

Ivanovic entered Wimbledon as the seventh seed. She easily beat Xu Yifan in the first round in straight sets but then lost in the second round to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets.

In late July, she went back to working with former coach, Nigel Sears. Ivanovic began her summer hard-court season at the Rogers Cup where she was seeded fifth.

She beat qualifiers Olga Govortsova and Polona Hercog to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since She lost to eventual champion, Belinda Bencic in straight sets.

Ivanovic next played at the US Open as the seventh seed. Her next tournament was the China Open. She beat Casey Dellacqua to advance to the second round, where she defeated an in-form Venus Williams in straight sets, winning the last six games of the second set in a row after going down an early break.

She followed up the win by beating Kuznetsova and Pavlyuchenkova to advance to the semifinals where she lost to Timea Bacsinszky in three sets.

Ivanovic ended the year at No. At the Auckland Open Ivanovic was seeded second but lost in the first round to British qualifier Naomi Broady in straight sets.

During the Australian Open , she beat Tammi Patterson and Anastasija Sevastova , both in straight sets to advance to the third round.

Ivanovic lost to Madison Keys in three sets despite being up a set and a break in both the second and third sets. In Miami she lost to Timea Bacsinszky.

She defeated Kurumi Nara in the second round, but lost to Elina Svitolina in the third round. Ivanovic only won 15 matches in with the last coming in June.

On 28 December, having been absent with injury since August, Ivanovic announced her retirement stating that she was no longer able to play to her high standards and win big tournaments, meaning it was time to move on from professional tennis and start a new chapter in her life.

Ivanovic endorsed Nike apparel and shoes at the beginning of her professional career, [69] but at the beginning of switched to rival Adidas.

Ivanovic became an Ambassador for Adidas once she retired from competitive tennis. She is believed to be the youngest athlete, male or female, to sign a contract of such longevity.

In , Ivanovic signed an endorsement deal with Rolex. Ivanovic was an offensive baseliner with an aggressive style of play.

Many critics attributed this to lack of confidence. As a result, she started to play with more confidence and won matches more consistently. She hit a This is because of her inconsistent ball tosses which are directly associated with her diminishing confidence.

A flat stroke, hit with not a lot of topspin which gives it its power, [78] Simon Reed believed it to be one of the best forehands in the game.

Her cross-court backhand generally lacked the depth required to throw her opponents off course. Towards the end she was considered to be considerably faster than when she started playing professional tennis.

Nonetheless, she was capable of performing well on hard and grass courts as well. When she launched her re-branded site during , she stated in her bio that she likes all surfaces.

The pair played their first match against each other in an abandoned swimming pool used as a tennis court in Belgrade.

Ivanovic won the match, recovering from a 3—1 final set deficit to defeat Jankovic for the fifth consecutive time.

The relationship between pair has been strained. Both have openly admitted in the past to not liking each other. Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova have met 14 times since , Ivanovic leading the head-to-head 11—3 overall.

The pair first met in the fourth round of the NASDAQ Open , Ivanovic coming back from a 5—3 final set defeat to win and notch her first ever career Top 10 victory.

Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova have met 14 times, Sharapova leading the head-to-head 10—4. Ivanovic leads 1—0 on carpet.

The pair first met at the Generali Ladies Linz which Sharapova won in straight sets. Ivanovic beat Sharapova at the French Open in straight sets easily to advance to her first Grand Slam final.

They would meet again at a Grand Slam, this time in the Australian Open final dubbed the "Glam Slam" final which Sharapova won in straight sets.

After that match the pair did not meet for more than four years until the BNP Paribas Open where Sharapova won after Ivanovic retired after winning the first game in the second set.

Ivanovic would then lose the next four meetings that followed. In , Ivanovic defeated Sharapova for the first time since at the Rome Masters in straight sets.

Their match at the Cincinnati Masters was a dramatic and controversial one. Ivanovic was up a set and a double break before a bad call was made that affected Ivanovic and allowed Sharapova back into the match to steal the second set.

Then, in the third set, Ivanovic was up 1—0, 15—15 before she took a medical timeout, after which Sharapova took control of the set.

Up 4—3 with a break, Sharapova double faulted on break point and sarcastically said to the umpire to "check her blood pressure" referring to the medical timeout that Ivanovic took earlier in the set.

Sharapova had two match points but failed to convert both. Ivanovic would eventually prevail, recording her first win over Sharapova on the hard courts.

The pair did not need to wait long to meet in , with both drawn as the top 2 seeds in the Brisbane International. Both players qualified for the final, but it was Sharapova who once again clinched victory on the hard courts, despite dropping the first set to Ivanovic in a tiebreak.

Ivanovic and Nadia Petrova have met 14 times since , Ivanovic leading the head-to-head 9—5 overall. Petrova leads 1—0 on both grass and carpet.

Later in the year, Petrova reached the semifinals of the French Open by defeating Ivanovic in straight sets in the quarterfinals.

In the next two matches both players won one, and both were in a round of Ivanovic won two significant matches in First, she beat Petrova in the 4th round of Wimbledon after a rollercoaster three set match.

Later in the summer Ivanovic won in straight sets in their only meeting in a final, in Los Angeles. At that time, it was 4—2 for Ivanovic in their head-to-head, but Petrova won the next two meetings in two close matches to level the result.

Ivanovic has won the following awards: She spent her spare time training and relaxing there and was quoted as saying she "appreciates Swiss solitude" and "I enjoy training here, especially in the summer.

Aside from her tennis career, she also studies finance at a university in Belgrade, and Spanish in her spare time. She takes a special interest in the fields of education and child protection.

Ivanovic visited a primary school in Serbia during her inauguration and said that she is "also looking forward to going into the classroom and meeting many kids.

In September , Ivanovic began a relationship with German professional footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger. She is also featured in Grand Slam Tennis 2 , released in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Kournikova opened her season winning the Gold Coast Open doubles tournament partnering with Julie Halard. She then reached the singles semifinals at the Medibank International Sydney , losing to Lindsay Davenport.

At the Australian Open , she reached the fourth round in singles and the semi-finals in doubles. On 20 November she broke into top 10 for the first time, reaching No.

Her season was dominated by injury, including a left foot stress fracture which forced her withdrawal from twelve tournaments, including the French Open and Wimbledon.

Kournikova then withdrew from several events due to continuing problems with her left foot and did not return until Leipzig.

With Barbara Schett , she won the doubles title in Sydney. Hingis and Kournikova also won the Kremlin Cup.

Kournikova was quite successful in They also lost in the quarterfinals of the US Open. Partnering Janet Lee , she won the Shanghai title.

At the end of season, she was ranked No. She withdrew from Tokyo due to a sprained back suffered at the Australian Open and did not return to Tour until Miami.

On 9 April, in what would be the final WTA match of her career, Kournikova retired in the 1st round of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, due to a left adductor strain.

Her singles world ranking was She reached the semifinals at the ITF tournament in Sea Island , before withdrawing from a match versus Maria Sharapova due to the adductor injury.

She lost in the 1st round of the ITF tournament in Charlottesville. She did not compete for the rest of the season due to a continuing back injury.

At the end of the season and her professional career, she was ranked No. Kournikova proved a successful doubles player on the professional circuit, winning 16 tournament doubles titles, including two Australian Opens and being a finalist in mixed doubles at the US Open and at Wimbledon, and reaching the No.

Her pro career doubles record was — However, her singles career plateaued after For the most part, she managed to retain her ranking between 10 and 15 her career high singles ranking was No.

Her singles record is — Her final playing years were marred by a string of injuries, especially back injuries, which caused her ranking to erode gradually.

As a personality Kournikova was among the most common search strings for both articles and images in her prime. Kournikova has not played on the WTA Tour since , but still plays exhibition matches for charitable causes.

In late , she participated in three events organized by Elton John and by fellow tennis players Serena Williams and Andy Roddick. Kournikova is also a member of the St.

In , she was named a spokesperson for K-Swiss. In June , Kournikova reunited with her doubles partner Martina Hingis to participate in competitive tennis for the first time in seven years in the Invitational Ladies Doubles event at Wimbledon.

Kournikova plays right-handed with a two-handed backhand. Her playing style fits the profile for a doubles player, and is complemented by her height.

As the story made headlines in Russia, where they were both heavily followed in the media as celebrities, Bure and Kournikova both denied any engagement.

Kournikova, 10 years younger than Bure, was 18 years old at the time. Fedorov claimed he and Kournikova were married in , and divorced in Kournikova started dating pop star Enrique Iglesias in late she appeared in his video, "Escape".

In June , Iglesias was quoted by the Daily Star as having married Kournikova the previous year and subsequently separated. During her debut at the US Open at the age of 15, the western world noticed her beauty, and soon pictures of her appeared in numerous magazines worldwide.

She continued to be the most searched athlete on the Internet through even though she had retired from the professional tennis circuit years earlier.

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In Cincinnati , she rallied from a set and a break down to beat Victoria Azarenka in three sets. Ivanovic retired against Kim Clijsters in the semifinals due to a foot injury.

Her ranking dramatically improved to world No. The injury caused her to withdraw from New Haven. Unseeded at the US Open , Ivanovic breezed into the fourth round with straight-set victories, before losing to defending and eventual champion Kim Clijsters.

Ivanovic lost her opener to Vera Dushevina in Seoul as the 7th seed. Ivanovic then defeated Kleybanova, the Korea Open champion, in the first round of Tokyo , before again losing to Bartoli in straight sets.

Ivanovic avenged her losses to Bartoli at the China Open , beating the Frenchwoman in straight sets. On her way to the quarterfinals, Ivanovic scored top victory by defeating Elena Dementieva for the second time in Ivanovic fell to world No.

Entering the Linz Open as a wildcard, Ivanovic defeated Patty Schnyder in the finals in straight sets, in just 47 minutes of play.

By virtue of her title in Linz, Ivanovic qualified for the last tournament of the season, the Tournament of Champions. She made it to the finals, where she defeated Kleybanova for her tenth career title and her second of the year.

She won ten of her last thirteen matches. With her title in Bali, Ivanovic achieved a year-end ranking of No. Ivanovic started the year with the Hopman Cup in Perth , Australia.

Along with the Hopman Cup, Ivanovic also withdrew from Sydney. Seeded 19th at the Australian Open she lost to Ekaterina Makarova in the first round in 2 hours and 47 minutes.

In Dubai she lost against Patty Schnyder in their last professional match for many years. She stated the loss was in part because of the abdominal injury sustained in the beginning of the season, and she subsequently withdrew from Doha.

She then played in Miami and lost against defending champion Kim Clijsters in fourth round, despite having a 5—1, 40—0 lead in the third set and having five match points.

Ivanovic joined Serbia in the Fed Cup event. Despite that, Serbia beat Slovakia in the deciding doubles rubber, 3—2. Ivanovic lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in first round of Madrid, after winning first set with bagel.

Ivanovic headed to Rome and was up nine games to love after Nadia Petrova retired. Ivanovic lost in next round to Yanina Wickmayer in three sets.

Ivanovic again lost after first set at love, to Johanna Larsson in first round at the French Open. Ivanovic lost to Venus Williams in the second round at Eastbourne.

Ivanovic then cruised into semifinals. She eventually fell against top seed Vera Zvonareva in three sets. In Toronto and Cincinnati she won a total of three matches but against qualifiers.

It was the first time she had ever defended her title in a tournament. Ivanovic began her season in Brisbane where she was defeated in the second round by fifth seed Kim Clijsters in three sets, despite leading 3—0 in the final set.

Ivanovic then headed over to the Australian Open where she reached fourth round as a 21st seed. She beat three players outside the top 50, dropping no sets, but then met world No.

She entered the top 20 of the world rankings after her run to the round of Ivanovic next played in Doha. Ivanovic then went to Dubai unseeded, where she upset Francesca Schiavone and beat Maria Kirilenko, before being defeated by 3rd seed Caroline Wozniacki.

Ivanovic went over to Indian Wells as the 15th seed. She was able to make a run all the way to the semifinals, posting victories over Caroline Wozniacki and Marion Bartoli, who were both in the top 8.

She retired against Maria Sharapova after losing the first set. Despite this defeat she still moved into the top 15 for the first time since and became Serbian No.

Ivanovic then headed to Moscow for the Fed Cup semifinals, where after losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in three tight sets, recovered, and beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to put Serbia ahead, 2—1.

Ivanovic resumed tour action in Stuttgart , where she was beaten by Mona Barthel in two tight sets. She then headed over to the newly blue-clayed Madrid where she breezed past Mathilde Johansson and Nadia Petrova, before falling in straight sets to world No.

Despite continuing in style and winning the first of the match, she lost to eventual finalist Sara Errani in the third round.

She then suffered a bad loss to 2nd seed Azarenka in the fourth round; [54] winning only one game. Despite the loss, her run caused her ranking to rise to No.

Seeded 11th in singles, she defeated Christina McHale and local Elena Baltacha in straight sets, before losing for the sixth time to Kim Clijsters in third round.

In the quarterfinals Ivanovic was soundly defeated by Serena Williams. She came with a winning streak to Linz , having won there previously in and , but her streak was finished in quarterfinals against qualifier Kirsten Flipkens.

Ivanovic headed over to Moscow and made it all the way to the semifinal, having had a bye in the first round then defeating two qualifiers in straight sets.

She lost to Samantha Stosur in three sets, despite winning the first. Ivanovic did not qualify to defend her title in Bali, and did not receive a wildcard-entry due to her participation at the Fed Cup.

Serbia took on the defending champions, Czech Republic. However, Ivanovic finished as the world No. Ivanovic kicked off the year by playing at the Hopman Cup with Djokovic.

She beat Ashleigh Barty and in her final round-robin match defeated Tatjana Malek to put Serbia into the final, having defeated Italy, Australia and Germany.

While playing Spain, Djokovic gave Serbia a 1—0 tie lead but Anabel Medina Garrigues tied up the final at 1—1 after defeating Ivanovic in a closely fought singles match.

Serbia then lost the deciding tie in mixed doubles. Ivanovic played in Pattaya City as the No. Ivanovic was then scheduled to play at the Fed Cup but withdrew due to shoulder injuries.

Ivanovic competed at the Qatar Total Open as the 12th seed. In her second round match, she defeated American teenager Taylor Townsend losing just three games.

In the third round, she lost in three sets to big-serving Mona Barthel from Germany. However, Ivanovic lost to eighth seeded Errani in three sets in the fourth round.

This marked the first time since the US Open that Ivanovic had lost to an opponent ranked outside the top Despite a slow start to the season, Ivanovic made good progress in the clay season.

At Wimbledon , she won her first round match-up against Virginie Razzano , but in the second round Ivanovic would be knocked out of the tournament by Eugenie Bouchard.

At Carlsbad, she defeated Roberta Vinci before getting edged out by world No. Ivanovic was up 5—2 in the third set, but was unable to serve out the match and eventually lost when she sent a backhand long in the tiebreak.

Ivanovic made a whopping 51 unforced errors in her match against Christina McHale. In the fourth round, Ivanovic lost to Victoria Azarenka again in three sets.

By winning the first set in her fourth round loss to Victoria Azarenka, Ivanovic won her first set against a top ten opponent at a Major since she won the French Open, ending a streak of 15 consecutive sets lost against a top-ten seed.

Ivanovic then headed to Asia for the Premier events in Tokyo and Beijing after a two-week break. In the third round, she lost to Anqelique Kerber for the first time.

In the latter, she moved past Flavia Pennetta in two sets despite trailing 5—1 in the first set. She was then defeated surprisingly by Polona Hercog of Slovenia in straight sets.

In the last eight, she was edged out by Samantha Stosur, who had also beaten her in the semifinals the year before. In her first round-robin match, Ivanovic captured a two-set victory over Pironkova.

She then went on to defeat Stosur. She needed one more victory to come first in her group. However, Ivanovic lost to Vesnina for the second time this year despite leading 5—2 in third set and serving two times for the match.

But despite losing, she still qualified for the semifinals by winning a set, therefore coming second in her group after Stosur.

In her semifinal match, she lost to eventual champion Simona Halep despite leading 3—0 in third set with two breaks in her own.

Ivanovic started the season by winning the title in Auckland , defeating Venus Williams in the final in three sets, for her 12th title and her first since November At the Australian Open , she defeated No.

She lost to 30th seed Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in the quarterfinals in three sets. At the next four tournaments of the Asian and American series, Ivanovic failed to make the quarterfinals at all of them.

Serbia would go on to lose the tie 1—4. Ivanovic then participated in Stuttgart where she made it all the way to the final, achieving back-to-back finals for the first time in her career.

She eventually lost to two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova in the final in three sets. In Madrid , Ivanovic won her first three matches in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals, losing to Simona Halep in just one hour.

Ivanovic gained revenge for her Stuttgart defeat against Sharapova at the Italian Open , whom she defeated in the third round in straight sets, thus becoming the only person to defeat Sharapova on clay that year.

The win was significant most of all because she became the first player other than Serena Williams to defeat Sharapova on clay since , ended her winning streak in Rome Sharapova was 47—3 on the surface and was undefeated in Rome since and was the only player to beat the Russian on clay in It was also the first time since the semifinals at the French Open that Ivanovic had defeated Sharapova.

Against Serena Williams, in her second appearance in the Rome semifinals, she lost in three sets; she was the only player to take a set off Williams in the whole tournament.

At Roland Garros Ivanovic was the 11th seed. Ivanovic made a quick transition from clay to grass as she won her first grass-court title in Birmingham , as the first seed.

In all matches, she lost five or less games. At Wimbledon Ivanovic came in again as the 11th seed. She started well, with wins over Zheng Jie and Francesca Schiavone, all in straight sets.

In third round she faced grass court specialist and Wimbledon runner-up, Sabine Lisicki. She won their match played earlier in the season.

However, she would go on to lose in three sets. The match was particularly strange due to it being played over three days over the Middle Sunday.

The first part was played on Saturday and with Lisicki leading 6—4, 1—1, the match was suspended due to bad light.

On Monday match was played in two parts, being paused due to rain. In the first period of play, Ivanovic had momentum on her side. Upon resumption, Lisicki would go on to win seven of the next nine games.

After Wimbledon, Ivanovic did not renew her contract with coach Nemanja Kontic. Ivanovic eventually lost in the quarterfinals in three sets to Serena Williams in their third three-set match of the year.

As a result of her quarterfinals run, Ivanovic returned to the top ten in the WTA rankings for the first time since Against Sharapova, Ivanovic served for the match in the second set, but lost the next four games.

Sharapova then served for the match, but Ivanovic saved two match points and went on to victory to set up the final match against Serena Williams.

Ivanovic opened the match well, with a break and break points, but did not convert them and Williams broke back. Ivanovic won just two games after that start.

The following month, Ivanovic played in Tokyo , defeating former world No. She then beat reigning US Open finalist Wozniacki in straight sets for her 15th title.

She marked some personal achievements: In Wuhan, she had to play the day after winning Tokyo and decided to retire in the second set of the match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

She set a quarterfinal clash with Simona Halep, but the world No. However, she clinched victory in her second match, against Bouchard.

Despite defeating Halep in her final round-robin match, Ivanovic was unable to progress since she dropped a set in the process.

In doing so, she became the first player since Lindsay Davenport in to not progress to the semifinals with a 2—1 record in RR play. However, Ivanovic did finish the year ranked No.

Following the end of the season, Ivanovic played and defeated world No. She also went on to participate in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League held in cities across Asia.

The Aces went on to clinch the title, with Ivanovic amassing a total of nine wins and three losses. Ivanovic began her season reaching final of the Brisbane International.

She lost one set against Kaia Kanepi en route. By beating Varvara Lepchenko , [63] Ivanovic set up a final clash against Maria Sharapova, which she lost despite taking the first set in a tiebreak.

Ivanovic was the defending champion in Monterrey , but she lost Caroline Garcia in the semifinals. In Miami Ivanovic beat Irina Falconi in the second round in three sets before losing in the third round to Sabine Lisicki in straight sets.

Ivanovic started her clay-court season with a third straight loss to Garcia in Stuttgart , where she was defending finalist points.

She then played in the Italian Open and lost in the second round to qualifier and eventual semifinalist, Daria Gavrilova , in three sets after failing to serve out the match in the third set.

Ivanovic entered the French Open as the seventh seed. In the fourth round, she beat Ekaterina Makarova in three sets, and in the quarterfinals, she beat Elina Svitolina in straight sets to advance to the semifinals of a Major for the first time since she won the title in Paris back in Ivanovic started her grass-court season at the Birmingham Classic as the defending champion.

She failed to defend her title, losing in the second round to Michelle Larcher de Brito in three sets despite serving for the match in the third set.

Ivanovic entered Wimbledon as the seventh seed. She easily beat Xu Yifan in the first round in straight sets but then lost in the second round to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets.

In late July, she went back to working with former coach, Nigel Sears. Ivanovic began her summer hard-court season at the Rogers Cup where she was seeded fifth.

She beat qualifiers Olga Govortsova and Polona Hercog to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since She lost to eventual champion, Belinda Bencic in straight sets.

Ivanovic next played at the US Open as the seventh seed. Her next tournament was the China Open. She beat Casey Dellacqua to advance to the second round, where she defeated an in-form Venus Williams in straight sets, winning the last six games of the second set in a row after going down an early break.

She followed up the win by beating Kuznetsova and Pavlyuchenkova to advance to the semifinals where she lost to Timea Bacsinszky in three sets.

Ivanovic ended the year at No. At the Auckland Open Ivanovic was seeded second but lost in the first round to British qualifier Naomi Broady in straight sets.

During the Australian Open , she beat Tammi Patterson and Anastasija Sevastova , both in straight sets to advance to the third round.

Ivanovic lost to Madison Keys in three sets despite being up a set and a break in both the second and third sets. In Miami she lost to Timea Bacsinszky.

She defeated Kurumi Nara in the second round, but lost to Elina Svitolina in the third round. Ivanovic only won 15 matches in with the last coming in June.

On 28 December, having been absent with injury since August, Ivanovic announced her retirement stating that she was no longer able to play to her high standards and win big tournaments, meaning it was time to move on from professional tennis and start a new chapter in her life.

Ivanovic endorsed Nike apparel and shoes at the beginning of her professional career, [69] but at the beginning of switched to rival Adidas. Ivanovic became an Ambassador for Adidas once she retired from competitive tennis.

She is believed to be the youngest athlete, male or female, to sign a contract of such longevity. In , Ivanovic signed an endorsement deal with Rolex.

Ivanovic was an offensive baseliner with an aggressive style of play. Many critics attributed this to lack of confidence. As a result, she started to play with more confidence and won matches more consistently.

She hit a This is because of her inconsistent ball tosses which are directly associated with her diminishing confidence. A flat stroke, hit with not a lot of topspin which gives it its power, [78] Simon Reed believed it to be one of the best forehands in the game.

Her cross-court backhand generally lacked the depth required to throw her opponents off course. Towards the end she was considered to be considerably faster than when she started playing professional tennis.

Nonetheless, she was capable of performing well on hard and grass courts as well. When she launched her re-branded site during , she stated in her bio that she likes all surfaces.

The pair played their first match against each other in an abandoned swimming pool used as a tennis court in Belgrade. Ivanovic won the match, recovering from a 3—1 final set deficit to defeat Jankovic for the fifth consecutive time.

The relationship between pair has been strained. Both have openly admitted in the past to not liking each other.

Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova have met 14 times since , Ivanovic leading the head-to-head 11—3 overall. The pair first met in the fourth round of the NASDAQ Open , Ivanovic coming back from a 5—3 final set defeat to win and notch her first ever career Top 10 victory.

Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova have met 14 times, Sharapova leading the head-to-head 10—4. Ivanovic leads 1—0 on carpet.

The pair first met at the Generali Ladies Linz which Sharapova won in straight sets. Ivanovic beat Sharapova at the French Open in straight sets easily to advance to her first Grand Slam final.

They would meet again at a Grand Slam, this time in the Australian Open final dubbed the "Glam Slam" final which Sharapova won in straight sets.

After that match the pair did not meet for more than four years until the BNP Paribas Open where Sharapova won after Ivanovic retired after winning the first game in the second set.

Ivanovic would then lose the next four meetings that followed. In , Ivanovic defeated Sharapova for the first time since at the Rome Masters in straight sets.

Their match at the Cincinnati Masters was a dramatic and controversial one. Ivanovic was up a set and a double break before a bad call was made that affected Ivanovic and allowed Sharapova back into the match to steal the second set.

Then, in the third set, Ivanovic was up 1—0, 15—15 before she took a medical timeout, after which Sharapova took control of the set.

Up 4—3 with a break, Sharapova double faulted on break point and sarcastically said to the umpire to "check her blood pressure" referring to the medical timeout that Ivanovic took earlier in the set.

Sharapova had two match points but failed to convert both. Ivanovic would eventually prevail, recording her first win over Sharapova on the hard courts.

The pair did not need to wait long to meet in , with both drawn as the top 2 seeds in the Brisbane International. Both players qualified for the final, but it was Sharapova who once again clinched victory on the hard courts, despite dropping the first set to Ivanovic in a tiebreak.

Ivanovic and Nadia Petrova have met 14 times since , Ivanovic leading the head-to-head 9—5 overall. Petrova leads 1—0 on both grass and carpet.

Later in the year, Petrova reached the semifinals of the French Open by defeating Ivanovic in straight sets in the quarterfinals.

As the story made headlines in Russia, where they were both heavily followed in the media as celebrities, Bure and Kournikova both denied any engagement.

Kournikova, 10 years younger than Bure, was 18 years old at the time. Fedorov claimed he and Kournikova were married in , and divorced in Kournikova started dating pop star Enrique Iglesias in late she appeared in his video, "Escape".

In June , Iglesias was quoted by the Daily Star as having married Kournikova the previous year and subsequently separated. During her debut at the US Open at the age of 15, the western world noticed her beauty, and soon pictures of her appeared in numerous magazines worldwide.

She continued to be the most searched athlete on the Internet through even though she had retired from the professional tennis circuit years earlier.

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