Ivanovic

  • Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round at Stuttgart 23-04-2014 11:47 PM

    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 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...
  • 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...
  • Chelsea keep free-scoring Man City at bay with 1-0 win at the Etihad 04-02-2014 03:22 AM

    Manchester: Chelsea delivered a potent mix of defensive resilience and effective counter-attacking in a 1-0 victory over Manchester City on Monday, neutralizing the Premier League's most rampant attack to provide a new twist in the title race. Branislav Ivanovic lashed home a fierce 25-yard shot in the 31st minute to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chelsea's Lampard and Ivanovic ruled out for a month 02-01-2014 08:59 AM

    London: Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and defender Branislav Ivanovic will be out of action until the end of January, the Chelsea website (www.chelseafc.com) reported on Wednesday. Following a 3-0 Premier League win at Southampton that left his side two points behind leaders Arsenal, manager Jose Mourinho said the injuries they...
  • 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...
  • Torres scores brace as Chelsea thump Schalke 23-10-2013 08:44 AM

    Fit-again Fernando Torres sparkled on his 100th start for Chelsea, scoring twice to help the 2012 winners outclass Schalke 3-0 to go top of Champions League Group E on Tuesday. Torres produced a flying header at the far post after Branislav Ivanovic had flicked on a Frank Lampard corner 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Awadhe Warriors beat Mumbai Masters, inch closer to semi-final 25-08-2013 11:32 AM

    Bangalore: The PV Sindhu-spearheaded Awadhe Warriors on Sunday inched a step closer to the semi-final spot after they defeated Mumbai Masters 3-2 in the inaugural Indian Badminton League. The contest between the two teams was close till the fourth match of the tie, but the mixed doubles pair of M...
  • IBL: Ivanov, Zwiebler star in Mumbai's win over Banga Beats 16-08-2013 01:16 AM

    New Delhi: Vladimir Ivanov and Marc Zwiebler starred in Mumbai Masters 3-2 win over Banga Beats which went down to the wires of the fifth match in the Indian Badminton League here on Thursday at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Ivanov started the proceedings by clinching the first match for...
  • Aleksandr Ivanov wins men's 20km walk at World Championships 12-08-2013 09:41 AM

    Moscow: When Aleksandr Ivanov saw a challenger edge past him late in the race, he didn't panic. Instead, the 20-year-old Russian kept calm and soon regained the lead, and eventually the gold medal Sunday in the men's 20-kilometer walk at the World Championships. The turning point came with about two...
  • 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...
  • Ivanovic has no problem playing alongside Suarez 17-07-2013 11:32 AM

    Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has said that he has no problem playing with Luis Suarez despite having been the victim of the infamous bite when the clubs clashed at Anfield in April. According to a report in The Guardian, the Serb said that he welcomes the opportunity to play alongside...