Ana Ivanovic claims US Open round one win

Last updated 06:46 27/08/2014
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WINNING START: Ana Ivanovic scored a straight sets US Open first round victory.

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Ana Ivanovic has kept her hot streak rolling with a straight-sets victory to start the US Open.

The eighth-seeded Serb beat American Alison Riske 6-3, 6-0 in the first round today. Ivanovic has won 48 matches this year, more than anyone else on tour.

The 2008 French Open champion has struggled to get back to that level, but finally seems to be inching closer. She returned to the top 10 this month for the first time in more than five years.

''The confidence is on a high level,'' she said.

''I had a great season behind me.''

The 24-year-old Riske made a breakthrough at last year's US Open, reaching the fourth round after an upset of Petra Kvitova. She reached a career-high ranking of No 40 this summer.

Ivanovic was broken in the first game today, but quickly took control. She's won three tournaments this year, tied with Maria Sharapova for second behind Serena Williams.

Ivanovic upset Williams to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals. She was playing well heading to Roland Garros but lost in the third round to Lucie Safarova.

In her last tuneup before coming to New York, Ivanovic beat Sharapova in the semifinals in Cincinnati before losing to Williams in the title match.

Samantha Stosur, the 2011 US Open champ, also quickly dispatched a young American, beating Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-4. The 49th-ranked Davis fell to 0-3 at her home Grand Slam event.

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