Additionally during this time, she earned over million in prize money, which is the 20th highest in the all-time rankings.
In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time Her first breakthrough came at the 2004 Zürich Open, where she qualified and was narrowly beaten by Venus Williams in the second round in two tiebreak sets.
In late December 2016, a few days out from the beginning of the 2017 tour, she announced her retirement, citing being no longer able to perform to a high standard as a major factor. Ivanovic's mother Dragana, a lawyer, has been court-side during most of her matches.
Her father Miroslav, a self-employed businessman, attended as many events as he possibly could.
By the age of 18 Ivanovic had already defeated established players such as Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova, Vera Zvonareva and Amélie Mauresmo.
She also defeated many other past and present top players including Maria Sharapova, Venus and Serena Williams, Dinara Safina, Martina Hingis, Jelena Janković, Agnieszka Radwańska, Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitová, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber and Victoria Azarenka.
They first met in a physical therapy studio Master Physical in Belgrade.
The couple was seen closely eyeing some pricey bling in a couple of major jewelry stores — especially major diamond baubles that could only be described as the kind usually slipped on a woman’s left-hand ring finger. (read more)According to some insiders, they'll soon be engaged. Rumor Explodes on Twitter Naturally, the Sun-Times’ article sent Facebook and Twitter into a frenzy. Her first breakthrough came at Zurich Open in 2004 and four years later she won the 2008 French Open. 12 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings for singles, 2014.Ana Ivanovic‘s boyfriend Bastian Schweinsteiger personalized his football shoes with the date his relationship with the Serbian tennis star started, as well as “dušo”, Serbian word for “darling”. shows that Bastian’s shoes feature 31/7, numbers of Bastian’s jerseys in Bayern Munich and national team, while the newspaper is also mentioning that the shoes have the date 05/09/2014 as well, most probably the beginning of his relationship with Ana.Also, it has been reported that the couple were hiding their relationship successfully for two months.The magazine “Press” reported that Ana Ivanovic who is considered to be one of the most beautiful tennis players started dating water polo player Vanha Udovicic soon after she broke up with her ex-boyfriend Adam Scott who is known as one of the most professional golfers.