Ex champion Ivanovic marches into third round

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

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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.

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