Here's why Ana Ivanovic does not want her kids to join tennis

Updated: 12 December, 2016 15:54 IST | Agencies |

Former World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic says tennis was tough on her childhood which is why she’d never want her children to take the racquet route

Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic

Serbian tennis beauty Ana Ivanovic shared a very close bond with her family since childhood, cemented during the time Serbia was embroiled in a war.

The Serbian beauty had her mother chaperoning her when she started playing tennis. Admitting that she would do the same if she ever had a son and he takes up tennis, Ivanovic though clarified that she would not prefer him following in her footsteps.

"I wish it doesn't happen (her son playing tennis), because tennis life is tough, without a normal childhood. When I started playing tennis, my mother always followed me because my father was busy with my brother Milos," Ivanovic was quoted as saying by the Grazia Magazine.

Ask Ana more about her childhood, and she adds, "For some time, mom worked as a lawyer and then stopped when the country went through a war. There was so much inflation, my father's earnings were losing value constantly, so she decided to be busy with us only."

That's Ana, giving us a glimpse of the human face behind the ace.

First Published: 12 December, 2016 14:55 IST

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