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  • Ivanovic wins second title of year at Monterrey Open 07-04-2014 10:33 AM

    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...
  • Keanu Reeves to star in Eli Roth's psychosexual thriller 'Knock Knock' 07-04-2014 10:31 AM

    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...
  • Kerber wins opening match at Key Biscayne 21-03-2014 09:09 AM

    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...
  • Ivanovic beats Kerber in first round in Dubai Open 19-02-2014 10:19 AM

    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....
  • Serena says power and enthusiasm undimmed by age 17-02-2014 09:40 PM

    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...
  • Ivanovic advances to 2nd round in Qatar Open 12-02-2014 09:04 AM

    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...
  • Bouchard beats Ivanovic to reach Australian Open semis 21-01-2014 10:17 AM

    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...
  • Ana Ivanovic stuns Serena Williams at Australian Open 19-01-2014 10:31 AM

    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...
  • Ivanovic beats hometown hope at Australian Open 17-01-2014 04:56 PM

    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...
  • Li Na lays down marker on opening day at Australian Open 13-01-2014 10:06 AM

    Melbourne: China's Li Na started the Australian Open like a woman on a mission on Monday by brutally dispatching Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh 6-2 6-0 in just over an hour. Another former grand slam champion, though, bid an early farewell to the tournament when American Venus Williams blew a 3-0...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Venus Williams to claim Auckland title 04-01-2014 11:15 AM

    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...
  • Ivanovic beats Flipkens, to meet Venus in Auckland final 03-01-2014 01:43 PM

    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...
  • Croatian teen Ana Konjuh stuns No. 1 seed Roberta Vinci 31-12-2013 03:33 PM

    New Zealand: Only four days after her 16th birthday and in her first match at WTA level, Croatia's Ana Konjuh pulled off a major upset by beating top-seeded Roberta Vinci 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday in the opening round of the ASB Classic. Konjuh, who won the Australian Open and...
  • Venus Williams to open season in Auckland 01-11-2013 07:42 PM

    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...
  • Ivanovic beats Stosur at Tournament of Champions 01-11-2013 09:38 AM

    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...
  • Ivanovic, Halep win opening matches in Sofia 30-10-2013 09:05 AM

    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...
  • Stosur to face Kuznetsova in Kremlin Cup semis 18-10-2013 06:22 PM

    Moscow: Samantha Stosur and doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet in the Kremlin Cup semifinals after both players won in straight sets Friday. Stosur extended her unbeaten run to eight matches by defeating former No. 1 player Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-4. Kuznetsova eliminated second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-2, 6-3. Defending men's...
  • Al-Qaeda leader Libi pleads not guilty to terrorism charges 16-10-2013 11:53 AM

    An alleged Al-Qaeda member who was snatched off the streets in Libya and interrogated for a week aboard an American warship pleaded not guilty to bombing-related charges on Tuesday in a case that has renewed the debate over how quickly terrorism suspects should be turned over to the US courts....
  • Top-seed Angelique Kerber beats Ana Ivanovic in Linz final 13-10-2013 11:28 PM

    Austria: Top-seeded Angelique Kerber won her first WTA title of the season and third overall by defeating former two-time champion Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 7-6 (6) at the Generali Ladies on Sunday. Kerber reached her third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April...
  • Top-seeded Kerber, Ivanovic reach final in Linz 12-10-2013 08:57 PM

    Linz, Austria: Two-time former champion Ana Ivanovic defeated Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday to set up a final against top-seeded Angelique Kerber at the Generali Ladies. Kerber overpowered Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-2, 6-0 to reach her second final of the season. The 10th-ranked German was...
  • Two-time champion Ivanovic beats Wickmayer in Linz 09-10-2013 09:44 AM

    Linz: Ana Ivanovic started her quest for a third Generali Ladies title by defeating Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-2, 6-4, while second-seeded Sloane Stephens overcame a slow start to beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-1 in the first round on Tuesday. The third-seeded Ivanovic, who won the event in...
  • Obama approved operation to nab Qaeda operative al-Libi 06-10-2013 10:15 PM

    The operation to capture top al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi, detained in a secure location outside Libya, was approved by US President Barack Obama, the Pentagon said on Sunday. "The successful capture operation was made possible by superb work and coordination across our national security agencies and the intelligence community,...
  • Jankovic beats Pavlyuchenkova at China Open 30-09-2013 03:05 PM

    Beijing: Eighth-seeded Jelena Jankovic rallied for a 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on Monday to advance to the second round of the China Open. Former No. 1-ranked Jankovic had lost three of her four previous matches against Pavlyuchenkova and didn't start well in Beijing, but recovered...
  • Ivanovic advances to 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open 23-09-2013 04:54 PM

    Tokyo: Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Annika Beck of Germany. The No. 11-seeded Ivanovic lost the first game of each set but bounced back with six straight games to beat Beck at Ariake...
  • Azarenka beats Ivanovic to reach quarters at Flushing Meadows 04-09-2013 09:21 AM

    New York: Victoria Azarenka booked her place in the quarter-finals of the US Open on Tuesday when she beat Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 4-6 6-3 6-4 in an error-strewn fourth-round match. Azarenka dropped her opening set for the second match in a row but fought her way back to win after...
  • Car bomb blast kills Syria's provincial governor 26-08-2013 06:04 AM

    Governor of Syria's Hama province Anas al-Naem was killed on Sunday when a booby-trapped car went off in Garajmeh district, media reported. No further details were provided about the incident but the media report said the governor was "martyred by the hands of the criminal gangs while conducting his national...
  • Maria Kirilenko, Ana Ivanovic in Rogers Cup 2nd round 07-08-2013 09:38 AM

    Toronto: Venus Williams lost in her first match in more than two months, falling 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 to Kirsten Flipkens at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday. It was Williams' first tour match since she lost in the first round of the French Open on May 26. The 33-year-old missed Wimbledon,...
  • Victoria Azarenka to meet Samantha Stosur in Carlsbad final 04-08-2013 02:06 PM

    Carlsbad, California: Top seed Victoria Azarenka overcame a lapse of concentration to defeat Ana Ivanovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 and reach the final of the Carlsbad Open on Saturday. Playing in her first tournament since suffering knee and hip injuries at Wimbledon, the Belarussian dug herself out of a second-set hole...
  • Victoria Azarenka beats Ana Ivanovic to reach Carlsbad final 04-08-2013 09:16 AM

    Carlsbad, California: Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka beat seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final in the Southern California Open. Azarenka, ranked No. 3, won a sloppy match as both players committed more unforced errors than hit winners. The two-time Australian Open champ will face fifth-seeded...
  • Poliana Okimoto banishes London blues with 10-km gold 23-07-2013 10:06 PM

    Barcelona: Poliana Okimoto made up for her bitter setback at the 2012 Olympics when she held off Brazilian compatriot Ana Cunha in the final sprint to win the women's 10-km open water gold at the world championships on Tuesday. An exhausted Okimoto failed to complete the event at Hyde Park's...