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Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova beat the rain and Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday at the Medibank International tennis tournament.
Despite gaining an early break in the opening set, rising star Ana Ivanovic was unable to reproduce the kind of hitting that saw her upset world No.3 Amelie Mauresmo in the second round.
No.6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova was able to break her opponent’s serve at 2-3 in the first to bring the set back on serve and eventually claim the set in a tiebreaker.
Ivanovic tried hard in the second, but it was the more experienced Russian who, after beating her opponent at the Hopman Cup last week, was able to make it two wins in two weeks against the Serbian world No.21, winning 7-6(3) 6-3.