Thanks to our reader Soko we’re learning about this very surprising piece of news – Ana Ivanovic will team up with established Serbian mixed doubles player Nenad Zimonjic for the 2011 Australian Open and they are even planning to follow it up with a joined appearance at the 2012 London Olympics.
Ivanovic can learn more than a trick or two from Zimonjic – the father of twins has won 38 doubles titles including three Grand Slams and four mixed doubles titles, all four at Grand Slams.
Ivanovic and Zimonjic are planning to play only the Australian Open together, while at other Grand Slams Zimonjic will get back to playing with Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik.
It will be Ivanovic’s and Zimonjic’s first time to join forces and if they happen to win the 2012 London Olympics they will enter history books as the winners of the first mixed doubles event at the Summer Olympics.
It would be great if Ivanovic would repeat the same surprising success her countrywoman Jelena Jankovic had with Jamie Murrey at Wimbledon in 2007. (source: Vesti Online, photo: sr_cranks)