Ana Ivanovic Shares Throwback to Childhood Tennis Days: ‘Dreams Are Here to Be Fulfilled’

The former professional tennis player made her goals a reality during her 13-year career.
Ana Ivanovic poses in a white off-the-shoulder gown and smiles over her shoulder at the camera.

Ana Ivanovic.

When former professional tennis player Ana Ivanovic won her first Grand Slam championship title at the French Open in 2008 and reached the No. 1 spot in the world, she fulfilled a longtime goal. Just five years into her 13-year professional career, she had already reached the apex of the game.

Now retired, Ivanovic still values the height to which she rose in her former sport. The 36-year-old, who stays involved with the game through brand partnerships and casual play, recently shared an Instagram throwback to her early days in the sport—pre-professional play and certainly pre-Grand Slam title.

The first of two snaps depicted a grainy photo of a young Ivanovic on a clay court in the zone and ready for practice. The second featured a much older version of the tennis star on the court at one of the many US Open tournaments she played during her career.

“Dreams are here to be fulfilled 🎾💪🏼,” she captioned the pair of photos.

“You did it!!👏👏👏🔝🎾⭐️,” one of her followers wrote in the comment section.

“My favorite player in the last 20 years ! ❤️❤️,” another sweetly added.

Ivanovic officially retired from the sport in 2016, but still has a lot of pride in what she was able to achieve in her more than a decade of professional play. And she should be proud. Not many players have a Grand Slam title to their name. Her hard work from a young age certainly payed off.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.