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

Kei Nishikori remains on track to defend Barcelona Open title Rafa Nadal felled by Italian Fabio Fognini in Barcelona Kei Nishikori, David Ferrer advance to Barcelona quarterfinals Davis Cup tennis returns to Canterbury's Wilding Park Rafa Nadal, David Ferrer advance; Marin Cilic out at Barcelona Open Nick Kyrgios' return from injury short-lived in Barcelona Kei Nishikori begins Barcelona Open title defence with straight sets victory Andy Murray pleased with choice of Queen's as Davis Cup venue Serena Williams 'not ready' for claycourt season after struggles against Sara Errani Rafael Nadal says he's used to threat posed by Monte Carlo winner Novak Djokovic

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