Ivanovic & Djokovic: It's Complicated | WTA Tennis
Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia celebrate a point in the mixed dating since See more about Jelena Ristic and Novak Djokovic's relationship here. Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic have been close since childhood and, despite the former's best attempts at sabotage, their relationship remains as strong as. Ana Ivanovic (centre) was said to be in a relationship with tennis ace Serbian moved on to dating Mark Stillitano, a friend of Novak Djokovic.
She fell to Alisa Kleybanova in the second round. Ivanovic was defeated in the first round of Wimbledon by 13th seed Shahar Pe'erand as a consequence saw her ranking drop to world No. In the opening round of the StanfordIvanovic avenged her Australian Open and French Open defeats by beating Alisa Kleybanova, before losing in the next round to Marion Bartoli in straight sets.
In Cincinnatishe rallied from a set and a break down to beat Victoria Azarenka in three sets. Ivanovic retired against Kim Clijsters in the semifinals due to a foot injury. Her ranking dramatically improved to world No. The injury caused her to withdraw from New Haven. Unseeded at the US OpenIvanovic breezed into the fourth round with straight-set victories, before losing to defending and eventual champion Kim Clijsters.
Ivanovic lost her opener to Vera Dushevina in Seoul as the 7th seed.
Ivanovic & Djokovic: It's Complicated
Ivanovic then defeated Kleybanova, the Korea Open champion, in the first round of Tokyobefore again losing to Bartoli in straight sets. Ivanovic avenged her losses to Bartoli at the China Openbeating the Frenchwoman in straight sets. On her way to the quarterfinals, Ivanovic scored top victory by defeating Elena Dementieva for the second time in Ivanovic fell to world No. Entering the Linz Open as a wildcard, Ivanovic defeated Patty Schnyder in the finals in straight sets, in just 47 minutes of play.
She made it to the finals, where she defeated Kleybanova for her tenth career title and her second of the year. She won ten of her last thirteen matches. With her title in Bali, Ivanovic achieved a year-end ranking of No. She competed along with Novak Djokovic and they qualified for the final, but due to an injury sustained during Ivanovic's match against Justine Henin, Serbia was forced to withdraw.
Along with the Hopman Cup, Ivanovic also withdrew from Sydney. Seeded 19th at the Australian Open she lost to Ekaterina Makarova in the first round in 2 hours and 47 minutes. In Dubai she lost against Patty Schnyder in their last professional match for many years. She stated the loss was in part because of the abdominal injury sustained in the beginning of the season, and she subsequently withdrew from Doha.
She then played in Miami and lost against defending champion Kim Clijsters in fourth round, despite having a 5—1, 40—0 lead in the third set and having five match points. Ivanovic joined Serbia in the Fed Cup event. Despite that, Serbia beat Slovakia in the deciding doubles rubber, 3—2. Ivanovic headed to Rome and was up nine games to love after Nadia Petrova retired. Ivanovic lost in next round to Yanina Wickmayer in three sets.
Ivanovic again lost after first set at love, to Johanna Larsson in first round at the French Open. Ivanovic lost to Venus Williams in the second round at Eastbourne. Seeded 5th in Carlsbadshe avenged the previous week's loss by beating Ayumi Morita in straight sets despite trailing 0—5 in the second set.
Ivanovic then cruised into semifinals. She eventually fell against top seed Vera Zvonareva in three sets. In Toronto and Cincinnati she won a total of three matches but against qualifiers. It was the first time she had ever defended her title in a tournament. US Open quarterfinal and Fed Cup final[ edit ] Ivanovic began her season in Brisbane where she was defeated in the second round by fifth seed Kim Clijsters in three sets, despite leading 3—0 in the final set.
Ivanovic then headed over to the Australian Open where she reached fourth round as a 21st seed. She beat three players outside the top 50, dropping no sets, but then met world No. She entered the top 20 of the world rankings after her run to the round of Ivanovic at the French Open Ivanovic next played in Doha.
Ivanovic then went to Dubai unseeded, where she upset Francesca Schiavone and beat Maria Kirilenko, before being defeated by 3rd seed Caroline Wozniacki. Ivanovic went over to Indian Wells as the 15th seed. She was able to make a run all the way to the semifinals, posting victories over Caroline Wozniacki and Marion Bartoli, who were both in the top 8.
She retired against Maria Sharapova after losing the first set. Despite this defeat she still moved into the top 15 for the first time since and became Serbian No. Ivanovic then headed to Moscow for the Fed Cup semifinals, where after losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in three tight sets, recovered, and beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to put Serbia ahead, 2—1.
Ivanovic resumed tour action in Stuttgartwhere she was beaten by Mona Barthel in two tight sets. She then headed over to the newly blue-clayed Madrid where she breezed past Mathilde Johansson and Nadia Petrova, before falling in straight sets to world No. Despite continuing in style and winning the first of the match, she lost to eventual finalist Sara Errani in the third round.
She then suffered a bad loss to 2nd seed Azarenka in the fourth round;  winning only one game. Despite the loss, her run caused her ranking to rise to No. Seeded 11th in singles, she defeated Christina McHale and local Elena Baltacha in straight sets, before losing for the sixth time to Kim Clijsters in third round.
It didn't seem to affect Ivanovic as she was still able to reach her first Major quarterfinal since at US Openand also her first ever at that event. In the quarterfinals Ivanovic was soundly defeated by Serena Williams. She came with a winning streak to Linzhaving won there previously in andbut her streak was finished in quarterfinals against qualifier Kirsten Flipkens. Ivanovic headed over to Moscow and made it all the way to the semifinal, having had a bye in the first round then defeating two qualifiers in straight sets.
She lost to Samantha Stosur in three sets, despite winning the first. Ivanovic did not qualify to defend her title in Bali, and did not receive a wildcard-entry due to her participation at the Fed Cup.
Serbia took on the defending champions, Czech Republic. However, Ivanovic finished as the world No.
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In her first round-robin match, she beat Italy's Francesca Schiavone. She beat Ashleigh Barty and in her final round-robin match defeated Tatjana Malek to put Serbia into the final, having defeated Italy, Australia and Germany. While playing Spain, Djokovic gave Serbia a 1—0 tie lead but Anabel Medina Garrigues tied up the final at 1—1 after defeating Ivanovic in a closely fought singles match.
Serbia then lost the deciding tie in mixed doubles. Ivanovic played in Pattaya City as the No. Ivanovic was then scheduled to play at the Fed Cup but withdrew due to shoulder injuries. Ivanovic competed at the Qatar Total Open as the 12th seed.
In her second round match, she defeated American teenager Taylor Townsend losing just three games. In the third round, she lost in three sets to big-serving Mona Barthel from Germany.
However, Ivanovic lost to eighth seeded Errani in three sets in the fourth round. This marked the first time since the US Open that Ivanovic had lost to an opponent ranked outside the top Despite a slow start to the season, Ivanovic made good progress in the clay season.
As a result of Ivanovic's more consistent tennis in the clay season, she reached the quarterfinals in Stuttgart despite not being seeded, and managed to reach the semifinals of the Premier Mandatory Madrid Open for the first time in her career. At Wimbledonshe won her first round match-up against Virginie Razzanobut in the second round Ivanovic would be knocked out of the tournament by Eugenie Bouchard. At Carlsbad, she defeated Roberta Vinci before getting edged out by world No.
Ivanovic was up 5—2 in the third set, but was unable to serve out the match and eventually lost when she sent a backhand long in the tiebreak. At the US OpenIvanovic made it to the fourth round, narrowly scraping past American player Christina McHale in the third round by erasing two of her opponent's match points.
Ivanovic made a whopping 51 unforced errors in her match against Christina McHale. In the fourth round, Ivanovic lost to Victoria Azarenka again in three sets.
By winning the first set in her fourth round loss to Victoria Azarenka, Ivanovic won her first set against a top ten opponent at a Major since she won the French Open, ending a streak of 15 consecutive sets lost against a top-ten seed.
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Ivanovic then headed to Asia for the Premier events in Tokyo and Beijing after a two-week break. In the third round, she lost to Anqelique Kerber for the first time. In the latter, she moved past Flavia Pennetta in two sets despite trailing 5—1 in the first set.
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She was then defeated surprisingly by Polona Hercog of Slovenia in straight sets. In the last eight, she was edged out by Samantha Stosur, who had also beaten her in the semifinals the year before. In her first round-robin match, Ivanovic captured a two-set victory over Pironkova. She then went on to defeat Stosur. She needed one more victory to come first in her group. However, Ivanovic lost to Vesnina for the second time this year despite leading 5—2 in third set and serving two times for the match.
But despite losing, she still qualified for the semifinals by winning a set, therefore coming second in her group after Stosur. In her semifinal match, she lost to eventual champion Simona Halep despite leading 3—0 in third set with two breaks in her own. Ivanovic ended the season with a rank of Resurgence and return to the top 5[ edit ] Main article: At the Australian Openshe defeated No.
She lost to 30th seed Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in the quarterfinals in three sets. Serbia would go on to lose the tie 1—4. Ivanovic then participated in Stuttgart where she made it all the way to the final, achieving back-to-back finals for the first time in her career. She eventually lost to two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova in the final in three sets.
In MadridIvanovic won her first three matches in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals, losing to Simona Halep in just one hour. Ivanovic gained revenge for her Stuttgart defeat against Sharapova at the Italian Openwhom she defeated in the third round in straight sets, thus becoming the only person to defeat Sharapova on clay that year.
The win was significant most of all because she became the first player other than Serena Williams to defeat Sharapova on clay sinceended her winning streak in Rome Sharapova was 47—3 on the surface and was undefeated in Rome since and was the only player to beat the Russian on clay in It was also the first time since the semifinals at the French Open that Ivanovic had defeated Sharapova.
Against Serena Williams, in her second appearance in the Rome semifinals, she lost in three sets; she was the only player to take a set off Williams in the whole tournament. At Roland Garros Ivanovic was the 11th seed. Their relationship came into the public eye during the French Openwhere Schweinsteiger was seen supporting Ivanovic during her matches. In Junethe tennis star began sporting a ring on her wedding finger. The duo eventually tied the knot inand they have twin girls and twin boys.
They married in Julyjust after tennis star Djokovic won his second Wimbledon crown. They became proud parents when their son Stefan was born in late October They welcomed their daughter Sophia in February Though, Perello isn't often seen courtside during his matches, Nadal has regularly spoken about the massive support he has received from his girlfriend over the years. In Julythe pair tied the knot. Dubbed by some the hottest tennis WAG, Satarova finds time to attend her beau's matches despite her numerous modelling assignments.
Not one to enjoy the spotlight, Tornel has been with him for nearly a decade. The couple tied the knot in December They got engaged inless than four months after Hewitt's break-up with tennis star Kim Clijsters.
A few months later, they got married and have three children together.