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By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 18, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Ana Ivanovic won the battle of the Serbs on Friday at the Australian Open on Friday defeating fellow former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 23 minutes.
It was a tense encounter between the two, Ivanovic getting in Jankovic’s face by fist pumping after almost every point and yelling “Ajde” on many occasions. The two have a long playing history, Ivanovic leading their head-to-head 8-3.
“I’m very happy. It was tough match. I think it was intense from the first to the last moment, but I really felt like I stayed in the zone and I played each point for, you know, for that point. That’s what was my goal today, so I’m very pleased I managed to do that and to do it well.”
Ivanovic was efficient from the baseline during the match while Jankovic just didn’t have the speed to reach enough of her compatriot’s strong forehands. Jankovic played more successfully to Ivanovic’s backhand side during
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