In a heartfelt video message on her Facebook page, the 2008 French Open Champion and former world number one Ana Ivanovic announced her retirement from the sport.
A fan favorite throughout her career, Ivanovic got married to the football legend Bastian Schweinsteiger and there have been speculations about her pregnancy as well. Currently Ana is ranked 63rd in the WTA Rankings and did not enjoy a fruitful 2016. Only 29, this abrupt end to her career has already got the twitter world buzzing.
To my dear supporters…. pic.twitter.com/9ycCamNela
— Ana Ivanovic (@AnaIvanovic) December 28, 2016
We will miss you Ana Ivanovic! You always were a pleasure to watch and you are one of the nicest human beings on earth! pic.twitter.com/eZym91FSFq
— SaraErraniFan (@tennislove4ever) December 28, 2016
— Ana Ivanovic ARG (@AnaIvanovicAR) December 28, 2016
Ana Ivanovic will go down as one of the nicest human beings to ever play professional tennis. And that counts for a heck of a lot.
— Courtney Nguyen (@FortyDeuceTwits) December 28, 2016
WAITING FOR KIM CLIJSTERS TWITTING ABOUT ANA IVANOVIC RETIREMENT .
— zakki aldeen (@zakkialdeen) December 28, 2016
bye bye Ana ☹️ #ivanovic
— Roustine (@Justine_glt) December 28, 2016
Ana Ivanovic retiring.won't miss her awkward Adje fist pump.It freaked me out cause it looked like she was in pain or about 2 break her arm.
— Princess Thandeka (@thanzo) December 28, 2016
Shame Ivanovic is retiring. Have to find another favourite to look at now. 👀
— Jonny Gaffer (@JonnyGaffer123) December 28, 2016
Ana Ivanovic, by far the most overrated slam winner of my lifetime. Man or woman.
— Simeon (@simeonftbl) December 28, 2016
Ana Ivanovic retires from tennis…trends on twitter…millions of teenage boys go upstairs to 'clean their room!'
— 🅿️🅰️UL HIGGINSON (@AJCorporate) December 28, 2016
Enjoy your retirement the beautiful Ana Ivanovic!
— Esaia Molimola (@Molimola) December 28, 2016
Ana Ivanovic's pleasant demeanor was quite a contrast with the rough road she traveled to become a champion. Lot of doubt, tears & sacrifice
— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) December 28, 2016
Ana Ivanovic is retiring from tennis noooo why 😭😭 she's so young!!
— Kaylor (@swiftharmxny) December 28, 2016
Ana Ivanovic has announced her retirement from tennis. Perhaps in solidarity with her husband Bastian Schweinsteiger.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 28, 2016