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  • Ana Ivanovic reaches Monterrey Open semi-finals March 7, 2015

    Monterry, Mexico: Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the Monterrey Open semi-finals Friday night, beating Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-3, 6-2. On Saturday in the hard-court event at Club Sonoma, Ivanovic will face third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France. Garcia, the runner-up last week in the Mexico Open in...
  • Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic advances to Monterrey Open quarter-finals March 5, 2015

    Mexico: Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the quarter-finals in the Monterrey Open on Wednesday night, beating Pauline Parmentier of France 6-3, 6-2. Ivanovic will face France's Kristina Mladenovic, a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Russia's Vera Zvonareva in the hard-court event at Sierra Madre Tennis Club. Second-seeded Sara Errani...
  • Kvitova follows Venus Williams to early exit in Dubai February 18, 2015

    Dubai Second-seeded Petra Kvitova and fourth-seeded Ana Ivanovic followed defending champion Venus Williams to an early exit at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Wednesday. In all, five of the top eight seeded players failed to reach Thursday's quarterfinals: Kvitova, Ivanovic, No. 5 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 7 Angelique Kerber and No. 8...
  • Broken toe cause of early Australian Open exit: Ana Ivanovic February 11, 2015

    Dubai: Former women's World No.1 Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday cited a broken toe as one of the reasons for her first round exit from the Australian Open tennis tournament, saying it interfered with her preparation. The fifth seed lost in the first round, despite reaching the final of the warm-up tournament...
  • Pune FC takes on Shillong Lajong in I-League January 28, 2015

    Pune: Pune FC will be motivated to build on recent dominant form when they face Shillong Lajong FC in their first home game of the new I-League season at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex here Thursday. Going into Round 3, Pune FC will be confident after a dominant 3-1 win over...
  • Australian Open: Federer, Nadal, Sharapova cruise; Ivanovic crashes out January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Big guns Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova successfully blasted their way into the Australian Open second round on Monday but the Grand Slam dream of Ana Ivanovic was shattered. Second seed Federer, third seed Nadal and sixth seed Andy Murray all enjoyed straight sets wins, with rising stars...
  • Rod Laver Arena is really imposing, says smiling Lucie Hradecka January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: For about 20 minutes on Monday, Lucie Hradecka felt that playing on Rod Laver Arena was so overwhelming that she was never going to be able to nail a first serve or return anything that Ana Ivanovic blasted at her. About an hour later, she was screaming in delight after...
  • Ana Ivanovic crashes out in 1st round of Australian Open January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Fifth-seeded Ana Ivanovic struggled with her serve and lost in three sets to Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka in first big upset of the Australian Open. The former No. 1-ranked Ivanovic, a finalist at the 2008 Australian Open, breezed through the first set in 21 minutes with three service breaks on...
  • Maria Sharapova beats Ana Ivanovic to win Brisbane International January 10, 2015

    Maria Sharapova beat Ana Ivanovic in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday in a display that bodes well for her chances at the Australian Open. It has been seven years since Sharapova won her only Australian Open title but if she can take her form from Brisbane to Melbourne,...
  • Sharapova, Ivanovic reach Brisbane final January 9, 2015

    Russia's Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia won their semi-finals at the Brisbane International on Friday to set up a highly-anticipated showdown in the lead-up to this month's Australian Open. Sharapova beat the talented Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-1 6-3 to reach the final without dropping a set while Ivanovic battled...
  • Gritty Ana Ivanovic advances to Brisbane International final January 9, 2015

    Brisbane: Serbia's Ana Ivanovic battled her way into the final of the Brisbane International on Friday, beating American Varvara Lepchenko 7-6(2) 6-4. Ivanovic, who came from a set down to win her previous match, once again had to dig deep before seeing off Lepchenko after nearly two hours on the Pat...
  • Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic to compete at Brisbane International November 26, 2014

    Brisbane: Tennis players Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic will start the new season at the Brisbane International, the only premier-level event in the opening week of 2015, organisers confirmed Wednesday. Sharapova was at times just a loss away from falling out of the world's top-10 during the clay court season but...
  • Ivanovic bows out despite beating Halep at WTA Finals October 24, 2014

    Serbia's Ana Ivanovic just missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the season-ending WTA Finals despite beating Simona Halep in the final group match on Friday. Under the rules of the round-robin competition, Ivanovic needed to win in straight sets to leapfrog Serena Williams in the group standings and...
  • Ana Ivanovic downs Eugenie Bouchard for first Singapore win October 22, 2014

    Singapore: Ana Ivanovic recovered from her opening loss to race to a 6-1 6-3 victory over an out-of-sorts Eugenie Bouchard on Wednesday, putting the world number seven back into the mix for a WTA Finals last-four berth. The Serb was edged by world number one Serena Williams in her first appearance...
  • Serena Williams beats Ana Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener October 21, 2014

    Singapore: A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals. The three-time defending champion made it 16-straight wins at the season-ending championships by beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in Monday's tournament opener, shaking...
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova opens with a win at Kremlin Cup October 14, 2014

    Moscow: Fifth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started her Kremlin Cup campaign with a win on Tuesday, beating 16-year-old Croatian Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-4. Pavlyuchenkova, the world No. 30, will now meet either Alison Riske of the United States or fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, a wild card entrant, in the second round. "It's hard to...
  • Ana Ivanovic pulls out of Linz with hip injury October 8, 2014

    Ana Ivanovic pulled out of the Generali Ladies with a left hip injury on Wednesday, one day after receiving medical treatment during her first-round win over Pauline Parmentier of France. In a statement on the tournament website, the two-time former champion from Serbia says, "This injury has been plaguing me the...
  • Two-time former champion Ivanovic wins Linz opener October 8, 2014

    Linz: Ana Ivanovic overcame a left thigh injury to beat Pauline Parmentier of France 6-3, 6-2, while Italy's Camila Giorgi routed fourth-seeded Andrea Petkovic 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Generali Ladies on Tuesday. Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 2010 and reached the final last year,...
  • 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...