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Past champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia overcame an inconsistent performance in a chilly start at the French Open and held on to beat 108th-ranked Petra Martic of Croatia 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 Sunday.
The 14th-seeded Ivanovic, who won the title at Roland Garros in 2008, began the first-round match well while wearing a long-sleeved shirt with the temperature dipping to 55 degrees (13 C).
But Ivanovic faltered in the second set, then had trouble closing out Martic before finally converting her fifth match point.
Martic showed she can be tough on red clay by knocking out eighth-seeded Marion Bartoli en route to reaching the fourth round at Roland Garros last year.
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By Ros Satar (May 26, 2013) PARIS – Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic came through a sticky spell to win in three sets against Croatia’s Petra Martic, in her first round match 6‑1, 3‑6, 6‑3. Ivanovic, who has not made it past the fourth round since winning Roland-Garros in 2008, started the more aggressive [...]
Roland Garros 2013 Schedule for Day 1: Sunday, 26 May 2013 Court Philippe Chatrier 11:00 AM Start Time 1. Women’s Singles – 1st Round Petra Martic (CRO) v. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2. Women’s Singles – 1st Round Serena Williams (USA) v. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 3. Men’s Singles – 1st Round Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP) v. [...]
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