Found September 03, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
  FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Ana Ivanovic has reach her first major quarterfinal since 2008 by virtue of defeating Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-0, 6-4 at the US Open on Monday morning. The 12th seeded Serbian is in her first major quarterfinal in more than four years, since she won her lone major- the 2008 French Open. “I’m definitely a morning person” said Ivanovic. The first week I was out here every morning practicing at 8:00, so I like to get up and get my day started.” “I enjoy first matches. And also when you know exactly what time you go on it’s a lot easier to prepare.” Ivanovic was ranked No. in the world during 2008 but has dealt with injuries and confidence. Pironkova is former Wimbledon semifinalist. Although Ivanovic cruised through the first set, there were seven service breaks between the two women in the second set. Ivanovic failed to close out the match at 5-3 in the second set while serving and broke Pironkova back at love to seal the victory. Ivanovic will face N...

Ivanovic beats American teen Stephens at US Open

Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic ended 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens' run at the U.S. Open for the second consecutive year. The 12th-seeded Ivanovic overcame 56 unforced errors, a deficit and a partisan crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium to beat Stephens 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the third round Saturday night. Ivanovic eliminated Stephens at the same stage at Flushing Meadows in 2011...

Ivanovic reaches US Open quarters

More than four years after her French Open title, Ana Ivanovic is finally back in a Grand Slam quarterfinal. The 12th-seeded Serb beat Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0, 6-4 Monday in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008, Ivanovic has struggled with injuries and her confidence since. After failing to serve out the match at 5-3 in the second set, Ivanovic broke...

Ivanovic ends Stephens' Open

The nighttime crowd on Arthur Ashe, all 24,600 of them, was treated to an entertaining duel between Ana Ivanovic and Sloane Stephens, two of the women's game's most attractive stars, but the result was not quite what the fans wanted. Stephens, the 19-year-old who seems poised for great things in the game, fought as hard as she could to stem the flow of winners from the Serb...

Ivanovic Survives Stephens to Reach Fourth Round of US Open

  FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY –  No. 12 seed Ana Ivanovic ended the hopes of American teen Sloane Stephens at the US Open on Saturday night surviving to advance via a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 victory. At one point in the second set Ivanovic was two games away from elimination. Despite hitting 56 unforced errors and playing against an American crowd, the Serbian came back to win. Ivanovic...

Serena Williams Nets Double Bagel to move into US Open Quarterfinals against Ivanovic

  FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – To say that Serena Williams dominated her round of 16 match against Czech Andrea Hlavackova is putting it mildly. She destroyed her to the tune of a rare double bagel – 6-0, 6-0. It’s Williams’ fifth career double bagel, second at the US Open, her first was in 2003 against Babara Schett. Williams had 31 winners to only 7 unforced errors.  Williams...
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