The big story: Ivanovic calls time on her career in tennis

Former world No. 1 and 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic announced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Serb had been sidelined through injury since August and dropped to 63rd in the world rankings.

“I can only play if it is up to my own high standards,” she said. “I can no longer do that so it is time to move on. It has been a difficult decision but I have so much to celebrate. I began dreaming about playing tennis when I was five and saw Monica Seles playing on TV. I have seen heights I never dreamt of achieving,” Ivanovic added.

Ivanovic was world No. 1 for 12 weeks in 2008 and has 15 career singles titles to her credit. She had married German and Manchester United footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger earlier this year.

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