Ana Ivanovic

  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams win at Cincinnati Open 4 days ago

    Mason: By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the US Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in Cincinnati on Sunday, beating David Ferrer 6-3,...
  • Serena, Ivanovic battle into Cincinnati final 5 days ago

    Serena Williams rallied past Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to reach the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati where she will face Ana Ivanovic, an upset winner over French Open champion Maria Sharapova. Top-seeded Williams had to overcome a sluggish start to beat Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 while Serbian ninth...
  • Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic advance in Cincinnati Open August 12, 2014

    Washington: Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic advanced to the second round of the Western & Southern Open women's singles with straight-set victories over the respective opening round opponents. The 12th seed, Wozniacki, beat Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-3 Monday. It was the 15th win for Wozniacki in the last 18 matches, reports...
  • Serena Williams reaches semi-final at Stanford August 2, 2014

    Stanford: Serena Williams roared back after falling behind in the third set to beat Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night to reach the semi-finals of the Bank of the West Classic. The top-seeded and top-ranked Williams dropped three consecutive games to fall behind 4-3 and then ripped seven straight...
  • Venus Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters August 2, 2014

    Stanford: Venus Williams feels like the hometown girl when she plays at Stanford even though she grew up in Southern California and resides in Florida. She has enjoyed a lot of success, made her professional debut at the event, and the crowd was clearly supporting her. "It's nice to have that support,"...
  • Ana Ivanovic advances to Bank of the West quarters August 1, 2014

    Former top-ranked Ana Ivanovic advanced to her first Bank of the West quarter-finals, beating Canadian qualifier Carol Zhao 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday. The 11th-ranked Serb, looking for her fourth title of the year, will face top-ranked Serena Williams on Friday. Chinese-born Zhao appeared in her second WTA Tour event and gained her...
  • Ana Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford July 30, 2014

    Stanford: Ana Ivanovic dominated the second set to beat Sabine Lisicki on Tuesday and advance to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic, while defending champion Dominika Cibulkova made a first-round exit. The fifth-seeded Ivanovic won 7-6 (2), 6-1 against Lisicki, partially avenging her loss to the...
  • Lisicki holds nerve to sweep past Ivanovic at Wimbledon June 30, 2014

    London: Last year's Wimbledon runner-up, Sabine Lisicki of Germany, reached the fourth round by beating 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Monday in a match that began two days earlier. The second set was at 1-all on Saturday night when the match was suspended because of darkness. Wimbledon...
  • Ana Ivanovic wins first grass court title June 16, 2014

    Ana Ivanovic captured her first grass court title after almost a decade of trying on Sunday after a straight sets win over Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova at the Aegon Classic. The former world number beat Zahlavova-Strycova, 6-3, 6-2, with her opponent also playing in her first major tournament final. Although Ivanovic started shakily for...
  • Ana Ivanovic just one game away from conquering grass June 15, 2014

    Ana Ivanovic, the unpredictable former world number one, has reached her first ever final on grass at the Aegon Classic, a Wimbledon warm-up tournament. After beating the ninth-seeded Zhang Shuai of China 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday, Ivanovic described the prospect of winning as a "dream." "Ten years on tour and I never...
  • Ana Ivanovic closer to conquering grass June 14, 2014

    Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, who admits to a dislike of competing on grass, moved within one win of her first final on the surface with her third confident victory in a row at the Aegon Classic on Friday. The top-seeded Serbian beat the sixth-seeded Czech, Klara Koukalova, 6-1, 6-4...
  • Ana Ivanovic seeks to remedy Wimbledon ills June 11, 2014

    Ana Ivanovic's winning start to the grass-court season was healthy enough to raise hopes that she will at last remedy her Wimbledon ills. The former world No. 1 from Serbia looked worth her top seeding as she hurried past Mona Barthel, a tripwire opponent in the past, and into the third...
  • Former French Open champion Ivanovic loses in round three May 31, 2014

    Paris: Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic lost in the third round Saturday, beaten 6-3, 6-3 by 23rd-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic. Ivanovic, a former No. 1 seeded 11th, won the title at Roland Garros in 2008, and lost in the final the year before. Safarova, meanwhile, came into the...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Elina Svitolina to reach 3rd round at Roland Garros May 29, 2014

    Paris: Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia reached the third round by beating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday. The 11th-seeded Ivanovic dropped her own serve three times but broke Svitolina's serve six times. She clinched victory on her second match point with a forehand winner down...
  • Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic win in Madrid May 4, 2014

    Madrid: Maria Sharapova brushed aside Klara Koukalova 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, while Ana Ivanovic beat Madison Keys 6-1, 7-6 (4). Sharapova, who lost to Serena Williams in last year's final, converted six of eight break points to take advantage of Koukalova's eight double...
  • Maria Sharapova beats Ana Ivanovic to win third Stuttgart title April 27, 2014

    Germany: Maria Sharapova won her third straight Porsche Grand Prix title on Sunday by coming from behind to defeat Ana Ivanovic 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Sharapova won her first tournament of the year and clinched the 30th title of her career. She is now undefeated in 13 consecutive matches on the indoor...
  • Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round at Stuttgart April 23, 2014

    Stuttgart: Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. Ivanovic, the world No. 12 and former French Open winner, needed just one hour to beat the 24-year-old Berliner. It left three of the six...
  • Ivanovic wins second title of year at Monterrey Open April 7, 2014

    Monterrey, Mexico: Ana Ivanovic won an all-Serbian final at the Monterrey Open on Sunday, beating Jovana Jaksic 6-2, 6-1 for her second title of the year. Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion, also won the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, to start the year. It's the first time since 2010...
  • Kerber wins opening match at Key Biscayne March 21, 2014

    Key Biscayne: Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber eked out a victory in her opening match on Thursday at the Sony Open, beating Peng Shuai 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (5). Kerber, a two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist, matched her best showing at Key Biscayne by reaching the third round. No. 12 Ana Ivanovic beat American Lauren Davis...
  • Ivanovic beats Kerber in first round in Dubai Open February 19, 2014

    Dubai: Ana Ivanovic, world no.12, from Serbia on Tuesday beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in the first round of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here. After losing the first set, Ivanovic found back her pace and quickly decided the second set for herself, reported Xinhua. In...
  • Serena says power and enthusiasm undimmed by age February 17, 2014

    Dubai: World number one Serena Williams has warned younger rivals she remains as potent as ever before her first competitive match in more than four weeks at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday. The 32-year-old has been sidelined by a back injury since a shock fourth-round defeat by Ana Ivanovic at January's...
  • Ivanovic advances to 2nd round in Qatar Open February 12, 2014

    Doha, Qatar: Ninth-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday after Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova retired from their match with a right knee injury. Ivanovic was leading 7-5, 1-0 when Hantuchova withdrew after falling 0-40 behind in the second game. The match started slowly for...
  • Bouchard beats Ivanovic to reach Australian Open semis January 21, 2014

    Melbourne: Teenager Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the last four of the Australian Open when she upset former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 5-7 7-5 6-2 on Tuesday. Ivanovic had stunned world number one Serena Williams in the fourth round and looked on course for a first grand...
  • Ana Ivanovic stuns Serena Williams at Australian Open January 19, 2014

    Melbourne: Serbia's Ana Ivanovic stunned world number one Serena Williams at the Australian Open on Sunday with a 4-6 6-3 6-3 fourth-round upset at Rod Laver Arena. Ivanovic ended the American's 25-match winning streak to reach her first grand slam quarter-final since the 2012 U.S. Open with an inspired display of...
  • Ivanovic beats hometown hope at Australian Open January 17, 2014

    Melbourne: Former No. 1-ranked Ana Ivanovic ended Sam Stosur's hopes of again making a credible showing in her home Grand Slam when she beat the 2011 US Open champion 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-2 on Friday night in the third round of the Australian Open. It was the 10th time in 12...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Venus Williams to claim Auckland title January 4, 2014

    Wellington: Ana Ivanovic claimed her first WTA Tour title in more than two years when she completed a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 victory over fellow former world number one Venus Williams to clinch the Auckland Classic on Saturday. The 26-year-old Serbian had not won a title since she completed a 6-3 6-0...
  • Ivanovic beats Flipkens, to meet Venus in Auckland final January 3, 2014

    Auckland: Serbia's Ana Ivanovic overcame a second set resistance to beat Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens on Friday and set up an Auckland Classic final against former world number one Venus Williams. The tall American was given a walkover to the final after her compatriot, fifth seed Jamie Hampton, was forced to withdraw...
  • Venus Williams to open season in Auckland November 1, 2013

    Auckland: Venus Williams will open her season at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. The seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, now ranked 49th, last played in the September semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The 33-year-old Williams has been fighting a back injury while also contending with the autoimmune...
  • Ivanovic beats Stosur at Tournament of Champions November 1, 2013

    Sofia: Ana Ivanovic overcame Sam Stosur 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 on Thursday for her second straight victory in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions. The two-time tournament winner played very aggressively to win the opening set in just 30 minutes. Stosur then broke Ivanovic's serve in the second...
  • Ivanovic, Halep win opening matches in Sofia October 30, 2013

    Sofia: Ana Ivanovic and Simona Halep cruised to straight-set victories on Tuesday in their opening round-robin matches at the season-ending Tournament of Champions. Top-seeded Halep of Romania defeated Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-3 in the Serdika group, while the other tournament favorite, Ivanovic, routed Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0, 6-2 in the...