Ana Ivanovic is a world renowned tennis player and former #1 ranked tennis star. She was born “Ana Schweinsteiger” on November 6, 1987 in Serbia. She started playing when she was 5, and despite difficult conditions in her country, she found a way to practice and develop into one of the worlds greatest tennis talents and prodigies in the history of the game.
Ivanovic is well known for her powerful forehand and intense style of play. She joined the professional tennis circuit of play from 2003 to 2016. Over the course of her career she won 15 WTA Tour singles titles, including a Grand Slam® victory at the 2008 French Open. She held the World No. 1 ranking for a total of 12 weeks in 2008.
2008 was an incredible year for Ivanovic. Besides her win at the French Open, she also reached the finals in the Australian Open, a 3rd round appearance at Wimbledon and a 2nd round showing at the US Open. Her world ranking by the end of year in 2007 was 4th, and 5th in 2008. Although she struggled to regain her top of the world ranking since 2008, she battled back to 5th in the world in 2014 with an amazing 58 total wins.
Besides her success at singles, she also participated in several doubles tournaments between 2005 and 2011. Ivanovic had a powerful serve, considered the 5th fastest serve of all time. However, there were several things that plagued her game. She turned to the great coach Nigel Sears to assist her with improving her serves and net play which improved and led to more consistent wins. She was a natural player on clay courts but improved on grass and concrete.
Ivanovic married German soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger in 2016 and they currently have 2 sons. She retired from professional tennis in 2016 even though she still reached the 3rd round at the Australian and French Opens that year. She had sustained an injury in August that year. In the end she announced that she felt that she was unable to continue to play to the high standards she set for herself. A true competitor to the end, she felt that if she was unable to compete for a title, it wasn’t worth playing any longer.
Ana Ivanovic Rolex Endorsement
Ana Ivanovic was a perfect model for advertisers. Not only did she have a prodigious talent on the court, her personality is delightful. Besides that, her height which helped her in her on-court play (especially on clay) was perfect for becoming a model for many products. She represented Nike early on, and then signed a lifetime contract with Adidas. She started her career with Wilson racquets, but switched in 2008 to Yonex racquets.
In 2008, Ivanovic signed an endorsement deal with Rolex after her stunning victory at the French Open. Her exquisite natural beauty and delightful smile dazzle on camera and off. Over the years, Ivanovic has been photographed wearing an extensive amount of Rolex timepieces including the Rolex Daytona, the Yacht-Master with the Oysterflex black bracelet, and Ladies Oyster Perpetual.
Ana seems to have a wide variety of tastes when it comes to Rolex. However, she seems to understand the importance of Rolex and has even gifted Rolex timepieces to members of her “Dream Team” in 2008 and family members. She gifted a Rolex to her mom and her mother in law when she was married.
“A Rolex is not just a watch. I think it’s much more than that. It stands for the values which we all hope to not only have ourselves, but also to pass on to the next generation,” she said.
For many years she even called Basel, Switzerland home (home of the annual timepiece and jewelry showcase). Currently she resides in Chicago but was also building a home in her former birth country Serbia.
Rubber B Watchbands for Rolex Timepieces
Just as Ana Ivanovic loves Rolex, she is also a big fan of Rubber watch Bands. She was seen wearing the Oysterflex band on her Yacht-Master above, and even a white leather band on her Oyster Perpetual.
Rubber B has an extensive selection of bands for all types of Rolex timepieces including for Ivanovic’s winning Rolex Daytona. Pictured above is a similar white dial Rolex Daytona with a white Rubber B band.
Matching the band to the color of elements on the face of the timepiece helps to extend the capabilities and exceptional beauty of the timepiece. It isn’t uncommon to find super athletes wearing a Rolex with a Rubber B band that matches their personality. The Daytona above would look exceptional with a White, Black or even a Red band which match the elements found on the timepiece itself. However, Ivanovic’s Daytona had a silver bezel and this opens it up for even more color combinations that could match the timepiece, since nearly any color goes well with the stainless steel.
Rubber B makes all of its bands in Switzerland and they are made with the finest vulcanized rubber. No glues or dyes are used in the creation of these bands, helping them to last for many years, even if you wear the band doing athletics or during aquatic activities. Rubber B has multiple styles, a rainbow of color options and even supports the original clasps provided by Rolex in some of their offerings. For more information, please visit our Rolex page here.