Ex champion Ivanovic marches into third round

Last updated 06:37 30/05/2014
Ana Ivanovic
Getty Images
THROUGH: 11th seed and 2008 champion Ana Ivanovic has advanced to the third round of the French Open.

Relevant offers

Tennis

Roger Federer withdraws from Madrid Masters because of back injury Grigor Dimitrov smashes three rackets to forfeit Istanbul Open final Marina Erakovic thumped in WTA final in Morocco by Timea Bacsinszky Marina Erakovic into final of WTA tournament in Morocco after come-from-behind win Marina Erakovic into semifinals of WTA event in Morocco Rafael Nadal named Spain's Olympic team flag-bearer for the Rio Games New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic into quarterfinals at WTA event in Morocco New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic through to second round in Morocco Rafa Nadal in letter to ITF president: Make my drug test results public Rafael Nadal sues former French minister who accused him of doping

Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia reached the third round by beating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 7-5, 6-2 overnight.

The 11th-seeded Ivanovic dropped her own serve three times but broke Svitolina's serve six times.

She clinched victory on her second match point with a forehand winner down the line on Svitolina's serve.

Since winning in Paris in 2008 for her only Grand Slam title, the 26-year-old Ivanovic has reached only one quarterfinal at a major -  the U.S. Open in 2012 - and has never been past the fourth round at Roland Garros.

She next faces No. 23 Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, who won 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 against Casey Dellacqua of Australia.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content