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Former world No 1 Ana Ivanovic retires

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Paris - Former world No 1 Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis, admitting that the physical toll of the circuit had proved too much.

The 29-year-old Serbian held the top spot for 12 weeks in 2008, the season when she claimed her sole Grand Slam success by winning the French Open.

"I've decided to retire from professional tennis," announced Ivanovic after a 13-year career.

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