Serbian Tennis Ace Ana Ivanović Nominated for Tennis Hall of Fame
An Esteemed Nomination
Serbian tennis legend Ana Ivanović has been nominated for the prestigious Tennis Hall of Fame, class of 2024. A former world number one and Roland Garros champion, Ivanović has had an illustrious career in the tennis world. This nomination comes as a recognition of her many achievements and contributions to the sport.
Other nominees for the class of 2024 include prominent figures such as Spain’s Carlos Moyá, a former world number one and 1998 Roland Garros champion; Canada’s Daniel Nestor, a former world number one in doubles and winner of 12 Grand Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles; India’s Leander Paes, a former world number one in doubles and winner of 18 Grand Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles; Zimbabwe’s Cara Black, a former world number one in doubles and ten-time Grand Slam champion in doubles and mixed doubles; and Italy’s Flavia Pennetta, a former world number one in doubles and 2015 US Open champion.
Process of Induction
The process of inducting a nominee into the Hall of Fame entails a voting process. This voting process is open to tennis fans worldwide from September 27 to October 9. The three nominees who receive the most fan votes will earn bonus points added to their score from the official voting commission.
Official Voting Commission
The official commission is comprised of tennis journalists, historians, and Hall of Fame members, who will collectively cast their votes. To be inducted into the Hall of Fame, a nominee must receive an affirmative vote on 75% or more of the ballots submitted by the official commission or a combined 75% or more from the official commission’s results and fan votes.
Ana Ivanović was previously nominated last year but did not make the cut after the voting rounds. However, nominees can remain in contention for three years, which has allowed her name to be carried forward this year. This is a testament to her continued significance in the tennis world.
The Road to the Hall of Fame
For Ana Ivanović to be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2023, she needs to secure a minimum voting percentage of 75%. This percentage can be achieved through a combination of the Fan Voting category and the Official Voting Group. The results of the Fan Voting category will be announced shortly after the voting period concludes, whereas the final results, determining whether the nominees have made it to the Hall of Fame, will be announced early next year.
Ana Ivanović’s Remarkable Career
Ana Ivanović’s career is marked by numerous accomplishments. She won her only Grand Slam title at the 2008 French Open and subsequently rose to World No.1 for a total of 12 weeks. Ivanović retired in December 2016, the same year she got married to German football star Bastian Schweinsteiger. Her nomination for the Tennis Hall of Fame is a recognition of her exceptional talent and contribution to the sport.
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