Ana Ivanovic, the sporty girlfriend of Bastian Schweinsteiger

Ana Ivanovic, the sporty girlfriend of Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger found new love with Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic. The midfielder used to be together with Sarah Brandner.

Schweini and the sporty brunette have had their relationship since late2014. They are said to have met through a mutual friend, tennis player Andrea Petkovic. They were first spotted together walking hand in hand in New York. Ivanonic, who had earlier relationships with basketball player Ivan Paunic and Australian pro-golfer Adam Scott, was playing there in the US Open. Little more than a year later there were persistent rumours a wedding would be at hand, after the 2016 World Championship. In Germany the showbiz features could not stop talking about the ‘marriage of the year’ between the well-known and popular footballer and the tennis player.

Tabloids however wrote nasty stories about how they find their happiness in love but that their athletic performances were suffering from it. Bastian Schweinsteiger switched from Bayern München to Manchester United, for which he is not yet a base player. His WAG Ana Ivanovic dropped from the world rankings. At the start of their relationship she was still listed fifth place. Schweinsteiger by now is a loyal follower of his tennis playing girlfriend. He supports her from the stands and carries her tennis bag.

After years of rumours about an imminent break-up the blonde midfielder, at the time still playing for FC Bayern München, and top model Sarah Brandner separated for good. They were still kissing after winning the World Championship in Brazil but when Schweinsteiger was celebrating his thirtieth birthday in Ibiza Sarah Brandner was nowhere in sight.

In 2007 Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sarah Brandner met at the Edel-Boutique in München. For a long time they were a popular showbiz-couple for German tabloids. The pretty brunette loved being interviewed and photographed at the side of the popular international and built up her own modelling and television-careers thanks to the attention she got. For instance, she presented several TV-programmes and followed Heidi Klum for a photo shoot for American Sports Illustrated. Whether her relationship with Schweini was of some help? In 2011 she said: ,,WAG? This sound like somebody who’s not doing anything. I am starting studies in Sociology and Art History this year as I don’t think a modelling career is really there for me.” A couple of years in the spotlights with her blonde football player and suddenly anything was possible.

The relationship between Schweinsteiger and Ivanovic is an impulse for both their bank accounts, by the way. The footballer already made many millions with Bayern and Manchester United, whereas Ivanovic too already hit more than twelve million Euros in prize money.