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Ana’s Wimbledon run came to an end today when she lost 6-1, 6-4 to Frenchwoman Mary Pierce. Ana did not play badly, rather her vastly more experienced opponent was simply too good.
“It was a good fight but today she played really good,” said Ana. “She didn’t give me too many chances. I had a few but I didn’t use them. I had a few mishits on some important points and I think that’s what turned the match. My serve didn’t work really well today. I think that was one of the points.”
Mary Pierce is into the last 16 with a 6-1 6-4 win over Ana.
The Frenchwoman broke Ana in the fourth and sixth games and, after squandering two set points in the seventh, served out the set.
Ana battled to get back into the match, but Pierce took control of the second set with a break in the fifth.
The world number 14 then served out the encounter at the first opportunity.
Mary Pierce stands in the way of Ana and an appearance in the second week of Wimbledon. The pair have never played each other before and Ana is expecting another stern test.
“Pierce is a great player, very experienced,” said Ana. “She played in the final in Paris [the French Open]. It’s going to be a tough match and I’m looking forward to playing my best game and trying to win.”
Ana is in doubles action again today. Alongside Tina Krizan she faces 14th seeds Eleni Daniilidou and Nicole Pratt. Ana is happy to be playing in the doubles competition.
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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