The wildcard is ready.
And Djordje Djokovic already announced on Serbian television that he would “bring a great tennis ambassador” to the WTA tennis tournament in Belgrade.
The younger brother of world number one Novak Djokovic should know.
He is the director of the event, which will take place from May 16-22.
Actually, the 25-year-old didn't have to be more specific to reveal who he had in mind.
There was and is not a greater ambassador than Ana Ivanovic in his country.
The 33-year-old, who won the French Open in Paris in 2008 and shortly thereafter also climbed to the top of the world rankings, won 15 titles in her career and, thanks to her looks and charisma, also became a global star outside the courts.
Biggest success: after the victory in Paris, Ana Ivanovic was at the top of the world rankings for a total of twelve weeks
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Qualities that also impressed Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The German soccer world champion and the Serb married in July 2016. After their career ended at the end of the year, the couple moved to Chicago, where Schweinsteiger ended his career and ended in 2019.
Ivanovic lets Instagram pictures do the talking
But now everything points to the fact that Ivanovic, who has two sons aged one and three with her husband, is returning to the tennis court again.
Djokovic has now confirmed that his full-bodied announcement was Ivanovic.
And the now 33-year-old also spoke up.
Officially, she has not yet made her comeback, but one of her last Instagram posts reads unequivocally.
“My key to happiness?
Follow your passion and don't listen to those who don't understand you, ”wrote Ivanovic about a photo of her smiling happily with a tennis ball ...