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VIENNA, May 17 (UPI) -- China's Jie Zheng ousted third-seeded American Lisa Raymond, 6-3, 6-2, Monday at the Wien Energie Grand Prix, a warmup for next week's French Open.
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Ana Ivanovic of Serbia kisses the champion's trophy after winning her finals match with Dinara Safina of Russia at the French Tennis Open in Paris on June 7, 2008. The second-seeded Ivanovic defeated the thirteenth-seeded Safina in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Ana Ivanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Ана Ивановић; Serbian pronunciation:  ( listen)) (born November 6, 1987, in Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia) is a former World No. 1 Serbian tennis player. As of August 29, 2011, she is ranked World No. 19 on the WTA rankings. She beat Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open and was the runner-up in singles at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open. Competing as a professional since 2003, she has won 10 WTA Tour singles titles.

Ivanović's mother Dragana, a lawyer, supports her daughter during most of her matches. Her father Miroslav, a self-employed businessman, attends as many events as he possibly can. Ana has a younger brother, Miloš, with whom she loves to play basketball.

Aside from her tennis career, Ivanović also studies finance at a university in Belgrade and Spanish in her spare time. Her inspiration to begin playing was Monika Seleš, who at that time played for Yugoslavia.

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