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Ana Ivanovic won a battle of former French Open champions as she dispatched Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets at the WTA tournament in Rome Monday.

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Federer's experience overcomes Raonic; Ivanovic eliminates Wozniackiupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 08:18:00

Experience eventually overcame youthful promise at the Indian Wells Masters on Tuesday, as tennis legend Roger Federer battled to a third-round win over rising star Milos Raonic.

Ivanovic defeats Suarez Navarro but Pavlyuchenko stung in Qatarupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 16:25:00

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic made it into the second round of the Qatar Open after Spanish opponent Carla Suarez Navarro retired injured. Bruce Jenkins: Unhittable Raonic continues breakout campaign at Indian Wellsupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 15:57:00

I always figured there was nothing in sports quite like facing Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan or any storied pitcher with a blinding fastball and an equally devastating curve. It becomes a guessing game, with a chance to look so totally overmatched, you might consider another line of work.

Jankovic and Ivanovic set up all-Serbian clash at Indian Wellsupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 10:56:00

Defending champion Jelena Jankovic will face fellow Serbian player Ana Ivanovic in the last 16 at Indian Wells, after both eased through the third round.

Ivanovic injury forces Serbia out of Hopman Cup finalupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 11:18:00

Top seeds Serbia have been forced to withdraw from Saturday's Hopman Cup final because of an injury to former world number one Ana Ivanovic.

Djokovic and Ivanovic give Serbia a perfect start in Perthupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 13:10:00

Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic began their build-up to the first grand slam tournament of 2011 with a winning start to the Hopman Cup mixed teams event in Perth on Sunday.

Ivanovic targets a return to the topupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 04:14:00

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic says she is determined to get back to the top of tennis following her morale-boosting title success in Austria.

Ivanovic jumps up tennis rankings after first title in two yearsupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 10:36:00

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic has climbed to a year high of 26th in the rankings after breaking her WTA Tour title drought.

Pin-up girl Ivanovic caught short in Austrian culture shockupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 17:41:00

Glamorous tennis star Ana Ivanovic has reached the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies Linz tournament -- despite being penalized a game for taking too long in the toilet.

Holder Clijsters powers into last eightupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 07:22:00

Holder Kim Clijsters has continued her march towards a second successive U.S. Open title with a convincing straight sets victory over Serb Ana Ivanovic on Sunday.

Ivanovic knocked out by Peer in first round of U.S. hardcourt eventupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 04:45:00

Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic continued her poor run of results as she crashed out in the opening round of the Mercury Insurance Open in San Diego on Tuesday. Jon Wertheim: Solution to Ivanovic's struggles, Blake vs. Shriverupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 12:27:00

Jon, so Ana Ivanovic loses 6-3, 6-4 in the first round to Shahar Peer. Seriously, I am baffled as to how this player could reach the Australian Open final and win the French Open title in 2008, and since winning the French has not made it beyond the fourth round in a major since. ... What gives? Do you think there's any way we, Ana's fans, can get the WTA Tour to kick her off the tour? Harsh, I know, but then again at least her fans would no longer have to endure her miserable career slump anymore. -- Keith, Minneapolis

Ivanovic's Paris bid ends in damp squib; Veteran Date Krumm succumbsupdated: Thu May 27 2010 17:35:00

Rain caused major delays at the French Open on Thursday, but there was still time for the hopes of former champion Ana Ivanovic and veteran giantkiller Kimiko Date Krumm to be washed away.

Ivanovic rises from the ashes in Rome as Venus crashes outupdated: Thu May 06 2010 17:19:00

Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic produced her best form in almost two years to reach the semifinals of the Italian Open on Thursday, but hopes of an all-Williams last-four showdown ended when Venus suffered a humiliating defeat on the red clay.

Venus, Wozniacki advance; Ivanovic oustedupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 03:01:00

Ana Ivanovic was ousted from the Australian Open in the second round by Argentina's Gisela Dulko, losing in a three-set thriller.

Ivanovic ousted in Australian Open thrillerupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 23:16:00

Ana Ivanovic was ousted from the Australian Open in the second round by Argentina's Gisela Dulko, losing in a three-set thriller. Jon Wertheim: Enjoy your favorite players while you canupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 20:13:00

NEW YORK -- A few thoughts on a day of goodbyes at the Open ...

Ivanovic crashes out in U.S. Open thrillerupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 07:40:00

World number one Dinara Safina and most of the top women's seeds at the U.S. Open coasted through to the second round, but Ana Ivanovic was knocked out by Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko in a playoff thriller that was decided by the last point.

Venus through as Ivanovic quits in tearsupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 13:33:00

Twice defending champion Venus Williams moved closer to a Wimbledon title hat-trick on Monday when fourth-round rival Ana Ivanovic left in tears after quitting their Court One match through injury.

Venus through as women's seeds tumble at SW19updated: Sat Jun 27 2009 14:36:00

Defending champion Venus Williams avenged a blot on her 2009 season to set up a last-16 clash with Ana Ivanovic at Wimbledon, but their fellow former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic and French Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova crashed out of the tournament on Saturday.

Ivanovic out as top seed Dementieva strollsupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 16:00:00

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was sent crashing from the AEGON International at Eastbourne after being beaten in three sets by seventh seed Nadia Petrova.

Safina through as champion Ivanovic goes outupdated: Sun May 31 2009 14:29:00

Dinara Safina continued her remorseless pursuit of a first grand slam title with a 6-1 6-0 demolition of Aravane Rezai as defending champion Ana Ivanovic crashed out in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday.

Ivanovic returns from injuryupdated: Tue May 26 2009 16:58:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto talks to defending French Open champion Ana Ivanovic about her chances in this years competition.

Safina and Ivanovic lead charge of seedsupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 12:35:00

Second seed Dinara Safina of Russia came safely through her first test in the WTA Tour event at Key Biscayne with a straight sets win over Mathilde Johansson.

Ivanovic benefits from Bammer's pull outupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 15:04:00

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic enjoyed the easiest of passages into the semifinals of the WTA tournament at Indian Wells. Jon Wertheim: Australian Open midterm gradesupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 01:01:00

After a week of play, the 2009 Australian Open has reinforced what most already thought to be the case in tennis: the men's game is gripping on account of the consistently excellent performances of the top players. The women's game is gripping because of the inconsistency at the top, and the wide open fields it creates. Herewith our midterm grades.

Ivanovic sent crashing by Russian teenagerupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 09:23:00

Former world No.1 Ana Ivanovic's dismal run of recent form has continued after she was beaten 7-5 6-7 6-2 by Russian teenager Alisa Kleybanova in the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Serbian pair march on at Melbourne Parkupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 14:52:00

Serbian stars Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic scored straight sets wins as they stepped up their Australian Open challenge in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Mauresmo mauls Ivanovic to reach last fourupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 11:41:00

Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic suffered a crushing quarterfinal defeat at the Brisbane International on Thursday when she capitulated 6-3 6-2 against Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo.

Ivanovic survives major scare in Brisbaneupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 11:44:00

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic saved two match points before dispatching Roberta Vinci in three sets to reach the quarterfinals of the WTA event in Brisbane on Wednesday night.

Venus and Zvonareva record second winsupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 16:05:00

Venus Williams and Vera Zvonareva took giant strides towards the semifinals of the WTA's season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships with hard fought three-set victories in round-robin play on Wednesday.

Ivanovic back on track with Linz triumphupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 14:20:00

Top seed Ana Ivanovic returned to winning ways with a straight sets rout of Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-1 on Sunday in the final of the WTA tournament in Linz.

Venus to face Pennetta in Zurich finalupdated: Sat Oct 18 2008 13:20:00

Venus Williams is just one match away from reclaiming the title she last won in 1999 after beating second seed Ana Ivanovic 4-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the final of the Zurich Open.

Ivanovic crashes out of Pan Pacific Openupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 12:21:00

Ana Ivanovic continued her recent dismal form by making a second round exit to Russia's Nadia Petrova at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Thursday. Jon Wertheim: Rationalizing Ana, the WTA's quadruple whammy and ensuring accuracyupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 09:48:00

What is going on with Ana Ivanovic? She seemed in good spirits in her press conference -- which shocked me. I realize she's been dealing with a thumb injury that the doctors still aren't sure how to fix, and that has meant little match play. Any buzz you can let us in on? I have a theory -- look at Sampras, Serena, Sharapova, Andy, even Djokovic as examples: generally it takes some time for someone when they win their first major to get their games back together and start fighting consistently. In both Andy's and Ana's case, the first major was soon followed (if not immediately) with the No. 1 ranking. Maybe it's just part of the process. And obviously, as to any rule or theory, their are exceptions: Steffi Graf, Venus, Roger. -- Dart, Atlanta, Ga.

Jankovic to topple Ivanovic from WTA summitupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 10:25:00

Jelena Jankovic will climb to the top of the world women's tennis rankings for the first time when the next list is released on August 11, the WTA Tour announced on Saturday. Jon Wertheim: Wimbledon Midterm Gradesupdated: Sat Jun 28 2008 23:58:00

After six days of play, here are our midterm grades from the 2008 version of Wimbledon:

Top seed Ivanovic sent crashing by Zhengupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 16:20:00

China's Zheng Jie sent top seed and world number one Ana Ivanovic crashing out of Wimbledon in straight sets in an astonishing third round shock on Friday.

Ivanovic survives scare to scrape throughupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 14:23:00

World number one and top seed Ana Ivanovic survived a scare lasting three hours and 24 minutes before disposing of France's Nathalie Dechy 6-7 7-6 10-8 in a Court One epic at Wimbledon.

Injured Ivanovic pulls out of Eastbourneupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 14:40:00

Women's world number one Ana Ivanovic has pulled out of the WTA event in Eastbourne next week due to a muscle injury. Justin Gimelstob: French Open finalist Ivanovic is star-in-waitingupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 12:56:00

PARIS -- Ana Ivanovic will be the new No. 1 player on the Sony Ericcson WTA Tour on Monday, and it'll only be a matter of time until she's a household name in the United States. Ivanovic has the rare combination of beauty and skill that translates on and off the court. She has the work ethic and credibility to ward off the inevitable comparisons that will be made with other over-marketed female stars and the legitimate appeal to attract everyone from fans to sponsors alike. Jon Wertheim: Five thoughts from the French Open women's finalupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 12:49:00

Five thoughts from the women's final at Roland Garros. L. Jon Wertheim: Beauty and the Beastupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 11:26:00

Like skid marks at a crash site, tracks in the clay told the story of the 2008 French Open. Want to know why Rafael Nadal won his fourth straight title, humiliating Roger Federer in the final? All you had to do was look at the court. It was streaked and slashed, indicating the lengths Nadal had raced to retrieve balls. Forward, back, at odd angles, into the courtside geranium boxes.

Ivanovic clinches maiden Grand Slam in Parisupdated: Sat Jun 07 2008 11:06:00

New world number one Ana Ivanovic made up for last year's disappointment by claiming her first Grand Slam title with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Dinara Safina in the French Open women's final on Saturday.

Ivanovic and Jankovic in all-Serbian semiupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 14:10:00

Serbian rivals Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic set up a semifinal showdown at the French Open with matching 6-3 6-2 victories at Roland Garros on Tuesday

Ivanovic and Jankovic ease into quartersupdated: Sun Jun 01 2008 15:53:00

Second seed Ana Ivanovic crushed Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-0 6-0 on Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the French Open in Paris.

Safina and Dementieva make Berlin finalupdated: Sat May 10 2008 16:45:00

Dinara Safina and a re-energized Elena Dementiieva will contest an all-Russian final at the German Open in Berlin after both secured straight sets victories in the semifinals on Saturday.

Ivanovic wins Indian Wells titleupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 17:55:00

Top seed Serbian Ana Ivanovic won the Pacific Life Open WTA title in Indian Wells on Sunday with a 6-4 6-3 victory over second-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Davenport injury helps Jankovic progressupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 10:56:00

Third seed Jelena Jankovic will play fellow Serbian Ana Ivanovic in the semifinals of the Pacific Life Open following two-time winner Lindsay Davenport's departure from the tournament due to injury.

Top seed Ivanovic cruises into semisupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 18:01:00

Top seed Serbian Ana Ivanovic booked her semifinal berth at the Pacific Life Open on Thursday with a straight-sets victory over Russian Vera Zvonareva.

Ivanovic and Jankovic reach fourth roundupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 11:21:00

Serbian stars Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic enjoyed straight sets victories as they reached the fourth round of the WTA tournament at Indian Wells.

Top seed Ivanovic tested by Romanianupdated: Sun Mar 16 2008 07:33:00

Top seed Ana Ivanovic was taken to three sets by unseeded Romanian Ioana Raluca Olaru before reaching the third round of the Pacific Life Open on Saturday.

Ivanovic out as seeds tumble in Qatar updated: Thu Feb 21 2008 13:39:00

Injured Ana Ivanovic, the top seed in a major event for the first time in her career, has been forced to withdraw from the Qatar Open after only one match.

Ivanovic twists ankle during win in Dohaupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 15:13:00

Serbian top seed Ana Ivanovic suffered an injury scare on her way to the third round of the Qatar Open with a 6-3 6-1 victory over Olga Govortsova of Belarus in Doha Jon Wertheim: Fifty parting shots from Melbourneupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 01:58:00

Herewith, 50 thoughts on a strange and captivating Australian Open, trying to incorporate as many of your questions as possible. We'll return to our regular format next week.

Sharapova stuns Serb in Aussie finalupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 03:54:00

Fifth seed Maria Sharapova won the Australian Open for the first time on Saturday, beating Ana Ivanovic in straights sets to claim her third Grand Slam title. Jon Wertheim: Sharapova unstoppable at Australian Openupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 02:25:00

Five quick observations after watching Maria Sharapova win her third Grand Slam title, taking out Ana Ivanovic in the final of the Australian Open.

Dazzling Ivanovic pushes title bidupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 08:37:00

Ana Ivanovic turned in a dazzling display in her first night match at a grand slam on Thursday when she demolished Tathiana Garbin in the second round of the Australian Open.

Henin to face Ivanovic in Sydneyupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 06:42:00

World number one Justine Henin set up a mouthwatering semifinal clash with Serbia's Ana Ivanovic with a straight sets victory over Estonia' s Kaia Kanepi in Sydney.

Coach helps Ivanovic to go throughupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 05:19:00

World number four Ana Ivanovic needed some encouragement from her coach to come from the edge of a shock defeat and reach the quarterfinals of the Sydney International.

Victories for Ivanovic and Venusupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 12:35:00

Second-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia won the Fortis Championships in Luxembourg on Sunday, beating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 3-6 6-4 6-4 in in a hotly contested final. Arash Markazi: Tennis' next 'it' girlupdated: Sat Sep 22 2007 06:32:00

There's something about Ana Ivanovic that strangles your attention the moment she steps onto a tennis court. Especially when she saunters towards you in a pink tank top and black shorts prepared to give you a private tennis lesson. Game, Serbs and Matchupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 20:00:00

Growing up amid war, a new generation of Serbian stars has taken to the tennis courts and surprised the world

Impressive Henin into fourth roundupdated: Sat Sep 01 2007 06:55:00

Top seed Justine Henin powered into the last 16 at the U.S. Open on Friday with her third straight-sets victory in three matches.

Venus powers into Wimbledon semisupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 02:39:00

Three-time champion Venus Williams served up another imposing display of grass court tennis to reach the Wimbledon semifinals with a straight sets victory over Russian fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Henin seals French title hat-trickupdated: Sat Jun 09 2007 10:19:00

Justine Henin gave a clinical exhibition of claycourt tennis to win the French Open for the third successive time with a 6-1 6-2 victory over Serbian teenager Ana Ivanovic on Saturday.

Ivanovic: Tennis' new female faceupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 03:32:00

The name might not be too familiar, but Ana Ivanovic has been knocking on the door of tennis greatness for a while and on Thursday she showed the world that she's ready for the 'big time' with an easy win over Maria Sharapova in Paris.

Candy Reid talks to Ana Ivanovicupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 03:20:00

Last summer World Sport's Candy Reid put your questions to Serbian tennis star, and this year's Roland Garros finalist Ana Ivanovic.

Hénin to face youngster Ivanovicupdated: Thu Jun 07 2007 13:15:00

The ladies were the focus of the day's play on day 12, as two solid clay court performances decided the final of the women's event.

Ivanovic routs Sharapova in Parisupdated: Thu Jun 07 2007 09:08:00

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic reached the final of a grand slam tournament for the first time with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of world number two Maria Sharapova at the French Open on Thursday.

Jankovic and Ivanovic in last fourupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 07:45:00

Serbians Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic moved smoothly into the semifinals of the French Open in Paris on Tuesday.

Safina and Ivanovic face showdownupdated: Wed Jan 03 2007 07:31:00

Dinara Safina of Russia and Serbia's Ana Ivanovic remained on course for a semifinal showdown after both won their second round matches at the Australian women's hardcourt championships on the Gold Coast.

Ivanovic and Hantuchova crash outupdated: Tue Sep 12 2006 10:56:00

Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova both slumped to first round defeats at the Bali International on Tuesday.

Candy Reid's Tennis Mailbagupdated: Tue Jun 06 2006 05:09:00

World Sport's Candy Reid puts your questions to Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic.

'Terrible' for injured Clijsters updated: Wed Jan 11 2006 04:41:00

The Australian Open is bracing itself for another body blow as women's world number two Kim Clijsters was forced to pull out of the Sydney International event on Wednesday with a hip injury.

Kuznetsova sweeps aside Ivanovicupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 03:33:00

Former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia earned a semifinal clash against fifth-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne with a straight sets victory on Wednesday over Serbian Ana Ivanovic.

Zvonareva exits as Henin strugglesupdated: Thu Apr 28 2005 11:03:00

Third seed Vera Zvonareva lost to young Serb Ana Ivanovic while Justine Henin-Hardenne struggled to overcome Venezuela's Maria Vento-Kabchi for a place in the Warsaw quarter-finals.

Venus scrapes into the last eightupdated: Thu Oct 21 2004 13:29:00

Venus Williams came through a stiff test against Serbian schoolgirl Ana Ivanovic to book her place in the Zurich Challenge quarterfinals.

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