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Ana to take on home crowd favourite tonight Oct 27th 2005

Ana will take on Tamira Paszek, the 14-year-old Austrian wild card who defeated Elena Vesnina 7-6(6) 1-6 7-5 in the second round of the Linz Indoors tournament

Paszek thrilled the home crowd in her match, showing incredible composure by regrouping to win after squandering a 5-3 final set lead, becoming the youngest player this year (14 years, 10 months) to win a Tour main draw singles match.

This match is scheduled to start last in today’s programme. Eurosport is likely to broadcast the match.

Sparkling Wine Pyramid resists gently attacks of Patty Schnyder and Ana Ivanovic Oct 26th 2005

The stars of the 15th Generali Ladies Linz presented by Raiffeisenlandesbank Upper Austria demonstrated much emotion during the pouring of the Sparkling Wine Pyramid, much skill at Black Jack and above all else a great mood at the Players Party Monday night at the Linzer Casino. This is where Patty Schnyder, the number four of the tournament, with the Serbian Ana Ivanovic (left) poured the Sparkling Wine Pyramid quasi-two-handed. And it remained standing to the surprise of the host, Casino director Josef Kneifl.

Source: Daily Touch, 2005-10-25

It has been a mighty strong second set Oct 26th 2005

Eighth-seeded Ana advanced to the second round of the Generali Ladies Open with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory Tuesday over Shinobu Asagoe.

They exchanged breaks in the first set, but Ana wasted two set points at 6-5 before prevailing in the tiebreaker.

Ana reduced her unforced errors and improved her serve percentage in the second set, breaking the Japanese player three times to claim the match.

Ana will meet either Austrian wild card Tamira Paszek or Russian qualifier Elena Vesnina in the second round.

It has been a real pleasure Oct 25th 2005

..."It has been a real pleasure getting into semi-final in Zurich, even though I lost to Patty again I am very happy with my achievement there ..."

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Ana back in top 20 Oct 24th 2005

After reaching her first Tier I semi-final in Zurich Open last week, Ana’s rankings went up 5 places. Ana is now 17th.

Ana is scheduled to play in the Generali Ladies Linz which starts today. She will play will play Shinobu Asagoe of Japan in the first round. If Ana gets through she will face Paszek Tamira (wc) or a qualifier in the second round.

Next stop Linz Oct 23rd 2005

Next tournament, Generali Ladies Linz presented by Raiffeisenlandesbank in Linz. In the first round Ana will play Shinobu Asagoe of Japan.

Ana has played Asagoe once before, in Luxembourg 2004 and won 4-6 6-4 6-1. Asagoe is currently ranked 34th in the world.

Battling Ana lost in Zurich Oct 22nd 2005

Ana went out of the Zurich Open to Patty Schnyder in two sets despite finding something close to her best form in the previous two matches on tournament.

The Swiss won 6-2 6-1 after seeing off a fight back from Ana, who looked sharp in the beginning but Schnyder never allowed Ana to get her game going.

It was the second time in the past month that Scnhyder had beaten Ana, following her victory in Fielderstadt a few weeks ago.

Diary: I feel brilliant Oct 22nd 2005

..."I am looking forward to playing Patty again. I think that I know her game now and I am sure I can play better then I did in the two previous matches against her."

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Ana reached her first Tier One semi-final Oct 22nd 2005

press clippings:
Ivanovic, a 17-year-old from Serbia-Montenegro, closed out the first set with a second-serve ace before pulling away and breaking Srebotnik's serve three times to take the second.

Srebotnik, who upset second-seeded Amelie Mauresmo in the second round, took a break for treatment halfway through the second set, but was unable to rally. Ivanovic then broke Srebotnik's serve to love to close out the match.

Ana powers into semis Oct 21st 2005

Ana cruised into her first Tier I semifinal with a 6-3 6-1 win over Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik.

Ana is easing back to top form. She dropped only seven games in her last two matches at the newly renovated Hallenstadion.

Ana goes on to face the winner of the match between Flavia Pennetta (ITA) and Patty Schnyder (SUI) on Saturday for a place in the final.

Ana is aiming for her second tournament victory this year.