Aug 30, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Ana Ivanovic of Serbia returns a shot to Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic on day two of the 2016 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.   Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) – Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 29 on Wednesday because she no longer feels fit enough to compete at the highest level. Ivanovic became the first Serbian woman to win a grand slam tournament when she beat Russian Dinara Safina in the 2008 French Open final, following in the footsteps of compatriot Novak Djokovic who clinched the Australian Open title the same year. It has been a difficult decision but there is so much to celebrate,” Belgrade-born Ivanovic said on Facebook.

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