The Rapid Rise of Ana Ivanovic

The Rapid Rise of Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic has come a long way in a short period of time - a very short period of time.
Two years ago, the 17-year-old Belgrade, Serbia native hadn't even played in a professional tournament. In fact, that pro debut didn't come until August of 2003 when she reached the semifinals at the ITF Women's Circuit event in Bucharest, Romania.

A little over a year later, Ivanovic had already reached the Top 100 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour and she still hasn't slowed her rapid rise in women's tennis. She captured her first career title in January at Canberra, making her run to the title as a qualifier.

Two months later, Ivanovic had already reached the Top 50 on the rankings and the tennis world began to take notice of the game's rising star...

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