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Ana Ivanovic

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic became the first Serbian to win a Grand Slam singles title when she was victorious at the 2008 French Open.

A two-time Olympian, Ivanovic started playing tennis at the age of five after being inspired by her countrywoman, nine-time Grand Slam champion Monica Seles.

From a war-torn nation, Belgrade-born Ivanovic often had to set her training times very early in the morning to avoid violence and bombings.

The big-serving right-hander turned professional in 2003 and, in addition to her Grand Slam success, has won 15 WTA Tour singles.

Known for her aggressive baseline game and fierce forehand, Ivanovic was runner-up at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open and reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2007.

She made her Olympic debut at the Olympic Summer Games London 2012 and also competed at Rio 2016.

In 2012 she lost to Kim Clijsters in the third round in women's singles and went out in the first round of the mixed doubles with her partner Nenad Zimonjic, Four years later her tournament ended at the first hurdle with defeat in the women's singles.

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