As the citizens of the world, the tennis players step out to do a selfless act for the welfare of the environment. Parley for the Oceans, an environmental organization which is involved in creating awareness regarding ocean pollution and other environmental threats. The iconic sports brand, Adidas is involved in producing shoes with plastic ocean debris namely, Adidas Parley. They make history with the first high-performance products made from ocean plastic. The Parley ambassadors Jesinta Franklin, Ian Thorpe, Beau Ryan, and the Serbian retired professional tennis player Ana Ivanovic played a tennis match in Australia.
The former WTA number one and the clay-court baseliner, Ivanovic was wearing the sports gears of eco-innovative Adidas tennis collection and unveiled her athletic skills on the Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club in Sydney. She retired from tennis in the year 2016, citing that she could play tennis at her highest level. Ivanovic was a player who fought till the last point of the match. The 2008 Roland Garros champion, Ivanovic was as fit as ever, even after her retirement from tennis she continues to keep herself in good shape with a toned body and muscular arms. The former central-midfielder of the German national Football team, Bastian Schweinsteiger who is Ivanovic’s husband also accompanied her for the event. The couple got hitched in July 2016 in the Italian city of Venice.
The 2008 Australian Open finalist, Ana shared the court with a slew of Australian celebrities including Jesinta Franklin, Ian Thorpe and Beau Ryan and she was amused by their presence. They were playing tennis in the pool while the waves were splashing upon on them. The was a plastic-free zone serving coffee in paper cups without lids. For the Australian Open which commences on Monday, tennis players such as Alexander “Sascha” Zverev, Caroline Wozniacki and Angelique Kerber will be using the sports gears produced 100 per cent recycled “ocean plastic”.