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Ana Ivanovic quotes: wealthy retired Serbian tennis player’s quotes on choices, self-belief, character, success, happiness.

“For me, it is important to do well in what I’m doing, to achieve the goals I have for myself.”

“The most important thing is to have self-belief and to never give up.”

“I have a lot of belief in myself.”

“You learn you have to accept the way things are, and the sooner you accept them, the sooner you become at peace with them, and then the things start to get better.”

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always thought it very important to be happy inside.  There’s a lot of bad things happening in the world, but it’s important to try to stay happy and appreciate what you’ve got, and don’t look externally for the happiness.”

“Everyone wants to be happy – people find happiness in different ways.  While you want to pursue your career 100%, I think it is very hard to give 100% in something else.  It’s important to find this balance, and priorities change throughout life.”

“I made some choices that weren’t right in the past.  It cost me in terms of my confidence and everything.”

“I’m very determined, and I know I can achieve, so I don’t let little setbacks get me down.”

“I’ve had to fight to improve my life.  Nothing has come easily.”

“When you have tough times, and when you learn you can’t be perfect in every situation, it’s hard to accept, you know, because I still do expect that.  But you just have to, because, you know, it’s not about the situation.  It’s how you deal with it.  You always have a choice.”

“Quitting is never an option.”

“When I’m very motivated, and when I have to compete, I change a little bit; I become very competitive.”

“Sport doesn’t build character – it shows it.”

“There are many times I don’t feel like going to work out, but I know if I do, I’ll feel better.”

“I am constantly trying to improve my playing and hope to get more and more mental strength.  I think these are two of the success keys.”

“I really just try to enjoy the game and hope that I can inspire young kids.  I started playing tennis because of Monica Seles, and I try to promote the sport in the best possible way.  Sometimes it’s hard because you get upset on the court, but I think in life one learns through experiences in order to evolve as a person.”

“If I make a change to a young kid to play any sport, not only tennis, instead of spending time in front of the TV or computer, that is good.  I want to give them a good example: ‘Hey, go out and play and see the world.'”

“I think, in every person’s life, you have ups and downs.  You learn so much about yourself, sometimes even more, in the down times.  Unfortunately, I had to go through it in public, which was not easy.”

“Fame and success and titles stay with you, but they wear out eventually.  In the end, all that you are left with is your character.”

“I believe I have quality, and that’s why I won a Grand Slam, so I know I can do it again.”

“A smile is a curve that can straighten out a lot of problems.”

“I like men who have goals, something that they are passionate about and work hard to achieve.  A good sense of humor is important too.  And I like tall guys!”

“Most of the coaches just tell you, ‘No, no, you’re doing well. This is fine.’  But I actually want someone who will tell me what I didn’t do right so that I can improve.”

“Obviously, if some young girl wants my advice and wants me to be her mentor, I would be very happy to offer that.  But I don’t really see myself as a coach.”

“Ever since I was a young girl, even in school, I was always a perfectionist, and I always wanted to do my homework as soon as I got home.  Everything had to be done properly.”

“With experience, you understand expectations, you understand consequences, but sometimes it gets a little bit hard, especially for me, that I’m a perfectionist – I want to analyze everything.  And sometimes it’s most important to just let go and trust your instincts.  This is what I need to do more of.”

“When you mature, you also get more secure about yourself.  You see things differently.”

“It’s very important to take care of yourself.  Everyone’s lives are so busy.  Take at least an hour a day to recharge and do whatever makes you better.  For grown-ups, whether it’s a spa, sitting in a park with a book, or coffee, take time for yourself.”

“It’s always been my dream to compete.”

“For my fifth birthday, I got a small tennis racquet.  That’s how I started.”

“I’m very proud to be a professional tennis player.  I’m really happy to be doing something that I love.  With this comes responsibility, and I am honored when I am told that I have inspired someone to play tennis.”

“The greatest thing about tennis, and other sports, is that there is always a new opportunity coming.”

“Being from Serbia makes us tough and eager to prove that we can come from this country that has been through so much and still be successful.”

“I am pretty happy.  But there are so many things I have to still improve.”

“You know, even when I was making mistakes, I didn’t let myself get down for it.  I just tried to, you know, be persistent and do the same thing over and over again.”

“I like to have my privacy.  I don’t like people knowing what I do in my free time.  I am also a very shy person, but I understand that people want to know more.”

“I’ve decided to retire from professional tennis.  It has been a difficult decision, but there is so much to celebrate.  I can only play if I can perform up to my own high standards, and I can no longer do that.  It’s time to move on.  Don’t be sad, be optimistic alongside me.  My love and my greatest thank you to all of you.”

“You never know where the future will take you.”

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