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The Rapid Rise of Ana Ivanovic Apr 11th 2005

Ana Ivanovic has come a long way in a short period of time - a very short period of time.
Two years ago, the 17-year-old Belgrade, Serbia native hadn't even played in a professional tournament. In fact, that pro debut didn't come until August of 2003 when she reached the semifinals at the ITF Women's Circuit event in Bucharest, Romania.

Ana moves up in rankings Apr 11th 2005

This week Ana moved up two places to #36 in the in the world ranking released by the Women's Tennis Association on Monday. Interesting fact is that Ana saw her ranking rise without picking up a racquet.

Ana moves up to 38th Apr 4th 2005

After making the quarterfinals at the NASDAQ-100 Open in Miami, Ana moved up 14 places to reach a career-high ranking of 38.

Ana is the third biggest achiever in the current top 100. Kim Klijsters moved up 21 places to 17th and Catalina Castano moved up 33 places to 78th.

picture: "Emerging superstar Ana Ivanovic takes a break for a photoshoot on Miami Beach".

Ana had a terrific tournament Mar 31st 2005

In a very hot and extremely humid day Ana allowed Mauresmo to sail into Miami Semifinals.

Ana never really found to her rhythm as she felt the affects of playing a long singles match against Kusnetsova and a doubles match on Tuesday. Mauresmo raced into 6-1 3-0 lead before Ana began to fight back, but Mauresmo eventually closed out the encounter on her fourth match point, 6-1 6-4.
Despite the loss, Ana had a terrific two-week stay in Miami that included victories against No.10 seed Nadia Petrova and No.6 Svetlana Kuznetsova, which was her first career Top 10 victory.

WTA article - Ivanovic Stuns Kuznetsova Mar 31st 2005

... The most shocking entry into the quarterfinals came with Ana Ivanovic's (pictured) surprising 63 36 75 victory over Kuznetsova. Her victory against the world No.7 comes just two matches after defeating world No.12 Nadia Petrova in the second round.

"This is quite a great result for me," Ivanovic said. "But now I'm really happy that I beat two Top 15 players."

Ana through in doubles Mar 29th 2005

Ana and Nicole Vaidisova posted a straight set victory (6:3, 7:6) in the first round against Tathiana Garbin ITA and Tina Krizan SLO. Today, Ana and Nicole will play Maria Kirilenko RUS and Ma. Emilia Salerni ARG.

Ana stages superb comeback! Mar 28th 2005

Fantastic result 6:3, 3:6, 7:5. Ana's first win against a top ten player.

She knocked out the sixth seed and the world number seven Svetlana Kuznetsova in three tight sets in the fourth round match in Miami.
An immediate break in the first set gave Ana the lead that she managed to held to and take the first set 6:3.
The second set was quite opposite, Ana was broken early and she lost the set 6-3.

Ana safely through Mar 27th 2005

Ana safely negotiated her passage into the Miami fourth round with a 6-2, 7-6 win over Czech teenage sensation Nicole Vaidisova.
Ana dominated the first set as her opponent failed to find her rhythm. The second set was a much tighter affair with both players playing well, but Ana managed to hold her nerve to win, taking the second set tiebreak 7-4.
Ana next faces a fourth round match against either the sixth seed and US Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova or Dally Randriantefy of Madagascar.

Ana continues winning run Mar 26th 2005

Ana beat 10th seed Nadia Petrova in a thrilling match to reach the third round of the Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami on Saturday.

Ana won the first set 6-4 and started well in the second set. She went 2-0 up but then allowed Petrova to take the next 5 games. In an amazing turnaround Ana recovered to take the second set 7-5.

Her next opponent is her doubles partner Nicole Vaidisova, who beat Jelena Jankovic 6-2, 7-6.

Ana powers through Mar 25th 2005

Ana was given a real test in her opening match against Laura Granville but still came through in straight sets.

Ana started well going 2-0 up but allowed Granville to come back to 2-2 and 3-3. Ana was then firmly in control and was able to clinch the first set 6-3.