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  • Seeds tumble at Wuhan Open but Maria Sharapova survives September 22, 2014

    Organisers of the WTA's inaugural Wuhan Open, still reeling from last week's retirement of the city's tennis trailblazer Li Na, suffered the loss of further headline acts on Monday with the early exit of seeded players. Fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska was ousted in three sets by Caroline Garcia of France, while...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific Open September 21, 2014

    Thirdseeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat secondseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 62, 76 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open. In a match that featured two former World No. 1s, Ivanovic broke Wozniacki three times in the first set at Ariake Coliseum and won the secondset tiebreaker with a...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic reach the final at Pan Pacific Open September 20, 2014

    Secondseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 64, 26, 62 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open. The US Open finalist lost the first two games of the third set but took advantage of an increasingly erratic Muguruza and won when her opponent sent...
  • Angelique Kerber reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open September 17, 2014

    Tokyo: Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 63, 64 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. In the match between the former major champions and No. 1s, Azarenka committed seven of her nine double faults in the first set and her serve...
  • Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round; Sharapova, Venus win at US Open August 28, 2014

    New York: Eighthseeded Ana Ivanovic is out of the US Open. Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 75, 64 in the second round on Thursday. Ivanovic had 47 match wins coming into Flushing Meadows, the most of any...
  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams win at Cincinnati Open August 18, 2014

    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 63,...
  • Serena, Ivanovic battle into Cincinnati final August 17, 2014

    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. Topseeded Williams had to overcome a sluggish start to beat Wozniacki 26, 62, 64 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 straightset victories over the respective opening round opponents. The 12th seed, Wozniacki, beat Magdalena Rybarikova 62, 63 Monday. It was the 15th win for Wozniacki in the last 18 matches, reports...
  • Serena Williams reaches semifinal at Stanford August 2, 2014

    Stanford: Serena Williams roared back after falling behind in the third set to beat Ana Ivanovic 26, 63, 75 on Friday night to reach the semifinals of the Bank of the West Classic. The topseeded and topranked Williams dropped three consecutive games to fall behind 43 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 topranked Ana Ivanovic advanced to her first Bank of the West quarterfinals, beating Canadian qualifier Carol Zhao 61, 61 on Thursday. The 11thranked Serb, looking for her fourth title of the year, will face topranked Serena Williams on Friday. Chineseborn 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 firstround exit. The fifthseeded Ivanovic won 76 (2), 61 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 runnerup, Sabine Lisicki of Germany, reached the fourth round by beating 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 64, 36, 61 on Monday in a match that began two days earlier. The second set was at 1all 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 ZahlavovaStrycova at the Aegon Classic. The former world number beat ZahlavovaStrycova, 63, 62, 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 warmup tournament. After beating the ninthseeded Zhang Shuai of China 62, 62 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 topseeded Serbian beat the sixthseeded Czech, Klara Koukalova, 61, 64...
  • Ana Ivanovic seeks to remedy Wimbledon ills June 11, 2014

    Ana Ivanovic's winning start to the grasscourt 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 63, 63 by 23rdseeded 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 75, 62 on Thursday. The 11thseeded 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 61, 62 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, while Ana Ivanovic beat Madison Keys 61, 76 (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 36, 64, 61. 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...
  • Keanu Reeves to star in Eli Roth's psychosexual thriller 'Knock Knock' April 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Keanu Reeves has joined the cast of Eli Roth's upcoming psychosexual thriller 'Knock Knock'. The actor will star in the lead role and he will also serve as executive producer on the project, which enters production later this month, reports digitalspy.co.uk. According to Deadline, filming on the movie will...
  • 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 36, 63, 76 (86) 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 32yearold has been sidelined by a back injury since a shock fourthround defeat by Ana Ivanovic at January's...
  • Ivanovic advances to 2nd round in Qatar Open February 12, 2014

    Doha, Qatar: Ninthseeded 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 75, 10 when Hantuchova withdrew after falling 040 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 57 75 62 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 46 63 63 fourthround upset at Rod Laver Arena. Ivanovic ended the American's 25match winning streak to reach her first grand slam quarterfinal since the 2012 U.S. Open with an inspired display of...