Ivanovic at the 2016 US Open. Ana Ivanovic (Serbian: ана ивановић, Ana Ivanović; Serbian pronunciation: [âna iʋǎːnoʋit͡ɕ]; born 6 November 1987) is a retired Serbian professional tennis player. She was ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008, after she defeated Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open.
Kei Nishikori (錦織 圭, Nishikori Kei, [ɲiɕikoꜜɾi kei]; born 29 December 1989) is a Japanese professional tennis player. He is the only male Japanese tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 5 in singles, and first reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 4 in March 2015.
Outside tennis. Wozniacki's best friend is her fellow Danish tennis player Malou Ejdesgaard, who has been her doubles partner in five tournaments. Wozniacki is also close friends with Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwańska and Angelique Kerber. In fact, Wozniacki was one of the few tennis stars to attend Serena Williams's wedding.
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə ʂɐˈrapəvə] ( listen); born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001.
The 2014 Serena Williams tennis season officially began on 30 December with the start of the 2014 WTA Tour, and follows on from an 18-match winning streak which began at the end of the 2013 Season. Williams finished the year at no. 1, and held the ranking for the entire year, which had not been done since Steffi Graf in 1996.
The 2014 Andy Murray tennis season began at the Qatar Open. He was defending titles in Miami and at Queen's Club, as well as at Wimbledon. However, he failed to retain any of these, losing to Novak Djokovic, Radek Štěpánek and Grigor Dimitrov at each of these tournaments.