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Ana was back in doubles action today. Ana and Tina won their second round match against the 14th seeds Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) and Nicole Pratt (AUS) 6:3, 6:1. They will play Nadia Petrova (RUS) and Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) in the third round.
Hunters of the Ladies' Singles title beware. A teenage Serb is on the prowl and her ferocity so far hasn't spared anyone. On the contrary, with every scalp her appetite seems to be increasing.
On Court 13 today, Ana Ivanovic, the 17-year-old star from Serbia-Montenegro, sent out another winning roar. This time her prey was Stephanie Foretz of France. And again it was a straight sets affair, 6-4, 6-3.
Ana is through to the third round of Wimbledon. She produced a polished display to see off the challenge of Frenchwoman Stephanie Foretz in a 6-4, 6-3 victory. Despite her world ranking of 116 the 24-year-old provided firm resistance and Ana had to show a lot of nerve to progress in straight sets.
“I think I played really well,” said Ana. “I felt my strokes were good and I was getting into the court.”
Ana and Tina Krizan posted a straight set victory (6:2, 6:4) in the first round against Flavia Pennetta (ITA) and Francesca Schiavone (ITA).
In the second round, Ana and Tina will play the 14th seed Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) and Nicole Pratt (AUS).
Ana’s second round singles match against Stephanie Foretz (FRA) is scheduled as the second match on Court Number 13.
Ana faces Stephanie Foretz in the second round tomorrow and is confident of making further progress here at Wimbledon. She beat the Frenchwoman, who is seven years her elder, in the first round of the French Open last month.
“It’s definitely going to be a tough match,” said Ana. “Grass is always strange, but I feel very confident. I felt good on my shots yesterday [against Douchevina] and I’m looking forward to the next match. I just want to go out there and play my best tennis.”
Ana began her first senior Wimbledon campaign in confident fashion, beating Eastbourne finalist Vera Douchevina of Russia 6-4, 6-3.
In a match that did not begin until 7.30pm local time, Ana started brilliantly. She raced into a 3-0 lead thanks to a flurry of crushing groundstrokes. She continued to seize control of most rallies, crunching myriad forehand winners and moving the Russian all around the court on her way to clinching the first set 6-4. “I was pretty happy with my game today,” said Ana.
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Ana will face Russian Vera Douchevina in the first round at this year's Wimbledon.
Ana could meet the seventh seed, French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne, in the fourt round but may first have to get past Mary Pierce.
A growing maturity and poise has seen Ana Ivanovic make giant steps forward on just her second year as a professional.
Her most impressive performance saw her march to the quarter-finals of the French Open on her debut.
Ivanovic caused a major upset in the process, knocking out big French hope and number three seed Amelie Mauresmo.
The Frenchwoman admitted after their encounter that Ivanovic had toughened up in their fourth meeting of the year and was becoming much more difficult to beat.
Ana has recovered well from her back injury. She is about to return to Wimbledon and start practicing again.