Ana Ivanovic Decides Not to Represent Serbia

Updated: 05 April 2016 21:38 IST

Ana Ivanovic's team coach Tatjana Jecmenica expressed regret about the decision but said she will respect the World No.19's decision, without giving further details.

Ana Ivanovic Decides Not to Represent Serbia
Former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic has decided not to represent her nation Serbia in Fed Cup anymore. © Reuters

Belgrade:

Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic has decided not to play for her national team, Serbian media reported on Tuesday. (Read more tennis stories here)

Ivanovic informed the Tennis Federation of Serbia about her decision as the federation tried unsuccessfully to dissuade her, according to TV channel B92, reports Efe.

Serbian team coach Tatjana Jecmenica expressed regret about the decision, acknowledging that the national team "is much stronger" with Ivanovic's presence.

The coach noted that she will respect the World No.19's decision, without giving further details.

Ivanovic, who is one of the best current players in the Serbian national team, has played 29 games for Serbia with 20 victories. The Serbian's best result with her national team was in the 2012 Fed Cup when Serbia lost the final against the Czech Republic.

Topics : Ana Ivanovic Tennis
Highlights
  • Ana Ivanovic is currently ranked World No.19
  • Ivanovic won the 2008 French Open, her only Grand Slam title till date
  • Ivanovic has played 29 games for Serbia with 20 victories
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