She has also qualified for the annual WTA Tour Championships twice, in 2007 and 2008, and has won the year-end WTA Tournament of Champions twice, in 2010 and 2011.
Competing as a professional since 2003, Ivanovic has won 14 WTA Tour singles titles, including one Grand Slam singles title. As of 2014, she has career earnings of just under $12 million. In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time, and was also included on the list of Top 100 Greatest Players Ever (male and female combined) by reporter Matthew Cronin.
Her first breakthrough came at the 2004 Zurich Open, where she qualified and narrowly was beaten by Venus Williams in the second round in two tiebreak sets. By the age of 18 Ivanovic had already defeated established players, such as Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova, Vera Zvonareva and Amélie Mauresmo. She also has defeated many other past and present top players including Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Dinara Safina, Martina Hingis, Jelena Janković, Agnieszka Radwańska, Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitová and Victoria Azarenka. When on form Ivanovic is known for her aggressive style of play and impressive forehand, described by Petrova as, "the best out there."
Ivanovic's struggles after winning the 2008 French Open have been well documented. After that victory she endured an ongoing period of reduced success, failing to make a Grand Slam quarterfinal in her subsequent 17 Grand Slam tournaments until the 2012 US Open, where she lost to eventual champion Serena Williams, and dropping as low in the rankings as world No. 65 in July 2010. 2014 has been a resurgent year for Ivanovic, beginning with her winning the Auckland Open, her first singles title in over two years. She has also won the Monterrey Open and Aegon Classic and upset Serena Williams in three sets to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2014 Australian Open. On August 4, she returned to the top 10 five years after dropping out of it and as of August 17, she holds the record for most singles match wins in the 2014 WTA tour, with 47.
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