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.
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic made it into the second round of the Qatar Open after Spanish opponent Carla Suarez Navarro retired injured.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former world number one Ana Ivanovic has climbed to a year high of 26th in the rankings after breaking her WTA Tour title drought.
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 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.
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, 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
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.
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.
Ana Ivanovic was ousted from the Australian Open in the second round by Argentina's Gisela Dulko, losing in a three-set thriller.
Ana Ivanovic was ousted from the Australian Open in the second round by Argentina's Gisela Dulko, losing in a three-set thriller.
NEW YORK -- A few thoughts on a day of goodbyes at the Open ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Pedro Pinto talks to defending French Open champion Ana Ivanovic about her chances in this years competition.
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.
Defending champion Ana Ivanovic enjoyed the easiest of passages into the semifinals of the WTA tournament at Indian Wells.
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.
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 stars Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic scored straight sets wins as they stepped up their Australian Open challenge in Melbourne on Wednesday.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
After six days of play, here are our midterm grades from the 2008 version of Wimbledon:
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.
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.
Women's world number one Ana Ivanovic has pulled out of the WTA event in Eastbourne next week due to a muscle injury.
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.
Five thoughts from the women's final at Roland Garros.
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.
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.
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
Second seed Ana Ivanovic crushed Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-0 6-0 on Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the French Open in Paris.
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.
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.
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 Serbian Ana Ivanovic booked her semifinal berth at the Pacific Life Open on Thursday with a straight-sets victory over Russian Vera Zvonareva.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Five quick observations after watching Maria Sharapova win her third Grand Slam title, taking out Ana Ivanovic in the final of the Australian Open.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Growing up amid war, a new generation of Serbian stars has taken to the tennis courts and surprised the world
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last summer World Sport's Candy Reid put your questions to Serbian tennis star, and this year's Roland Garros finalist Ana Ivanovic.
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.
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.
Serbians Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic moved smoothly into the semifinals of the French Open in Paris on Tuesday.
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.
Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova both slumped to first round defeats at the Bali International on Tuesday.
World Sport's Candy Reid puts your questions to Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic.
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.
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.
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 Williams came through a stiff test against Serbian schoolgirl Ana Ivanovic to book her place in the Zurich Challenge quarterfinals.
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