Tennis - My heart wasn't in it anymore, says Ivanovic

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic (R) talks with Manchester United's German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger (L) as they watch Serbia's Novak Djokovic play against Britain's Andy Murray during the men's singles final on the eighth and final day of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on November 20, 2016. (AFP Photo/Glyn KIRK)
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic (R) talks with Manchester United's German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger (L) as they watch Serbia's Novak Djokovic play against Britain's Andy Murray during the men's singles final on the eighth and final day of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on November 20, 2016. (AFP Photo/Glyn KIRK)

- Former women's tennis world number one Ana Ivanovic has admitted she retired this week because she felt both physically and mentally unfit to carry on after years of battling injuries. The 29-year-old Serbian -- whose sole Grand Slam success came in the 2008 French Open one of her 15 WTA titles -- added she wanted to retire while she still loved the sport. "The last few years have been a struggle with injury," Ivanovic told The Times newspaper. "I didn't have the feeling in my body and in my heart that I should push more." Ivanovic, who also reached the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open finals, married German World Cup winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger in Venice earlier this year.

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