miércoles, febrero 13, 2013
Today in the second match on Court 1 Ana Ivanovic defeated Simona Halep by retirement 6-4 0-0 in 42 minutes.
In the first set Ana begin with a little problems what Halep breaks Ivanovic's serve in the first game but regained the break in the next game. Then Ana held her serve and breaks Halep's serve and was leading 3-1. Halep took the next game from there Ana would return to show good tennis to lead and close the set 6-3.
Ana will face in next Round No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who defeated Rodionova 6-3 6-2. She will play this match on Tomorrow.
miércoles, febrero 15, 2012
In the first set, Ana lost her serve for 3-2 but then quickly regained the break for 3-3. Ana then held at love in the next game, but she could not convert two break points in the next game. Afterwards Ana lost her serve and Cetkovska served out the set comfortably for 6-4.
In the second set, Ana took a 3-1 lead, but Cetkovska drew level at 3-3. After both players held serve to 4-4, Cetkovska broke Ana and served out the match after saving two break points for 6-4, 6-4.
Ana's next tournament is Dubai, which starts next week. She lost in the first round there last year to Patty Schnyder.
martes, febrero 14, 2012
Ana takes on world No.30 Petra Cetkovska in the second round of the Qatar Total Open in Doha on Wednesday. It will be the third meeting between the pair, with the head-to-head series currently tied at 1-1.
On her way to the 2008 French Open title Ana blitzed the Czech 6-0, 6-0 in round four, recording only the second whitewash scoreline of her career.
However, it was a very different story when the two met on the lawns of the All England Club, Wimbledon last summer: Cetkovska triumphed 6-2, 7-6.
The Czech 26-year-old reached round two courtesy of a 7-6, 7-5 victory over world No.60 Petra Martic on Tuesday. Ana had the day off, having already beaten an ailing Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday.
"I'm definitely hoping to gain some revenge," said Ana. "I feel like I made a good start to the tournament on Monday, I was hitting the ball well and moving well.
"It's going to be important that I continue on this way against Cetkovska tomorrow, because she's quick and brings a lot of balls back."
The match is scheduled as the of the third of the day on Court 1 and is expected to take place sometime after 6.30pm local time (4.30pm Central European Time; 10.30am Eastern Time).
lunes, febrero 13, 2012
In the first set Ana started well by taking a 2-0 lead, but Suarez broke her serve in the next game. Then Ana broke Suarez again and held her serve to lead 4-1. Afterwards Suarez lost her serve again, and Ana served out the first set at 6-1 with good play.
In the second set, Ana and Suarez both held their serves for 1-1. Suarez then lost her serve, and Ana held her serve comfortably to lead 3-1. Afterwards Ana broke the serve of Suarez again, at which point Suarez retired with a stomach problemsand
“It is very unfortunate for her,” Ivanovic said. “It is never enjoyable to win a match like that, but I hope she recovers fast. I am happy with the way I played in the match.”
In the second Round Ana will face the winner of the match between Petra Martic and Petra Cetkovska. Cetkovska defeated her in two sets at Wimbledon last year. Ana will play this match on Wednesday.
domingo, febrero 12, 2012
Ana will play her first match of the 2012 Quatar Total Open on monday against Carla Suarez Navarro on Center Court
The match will begin at 17:30 at local time
Order of play Monday here
sábado, febrero 11, 2012
Ana is seeded 13th in a field of 56 players. Consequently she could play up to six matches at the Khalifa Stadium.
If she reaches round two, Ana will play either Petra Cetkovska or Petra Martic, while third seed Samantha Stosur could await in round three.
In the quarter-finals Ana could play sixth seed Vera Zvonareva, while the most likely opponents in the last four are No.2 Caroline Wozniacki and No.5 Marion Bartoli.
The leading seeds in the top half of the draw, whom Ana cannot face until the final, are No.1 Victoria Azarenka, No.4 Agnieszka Radwanska, No.7 Francesca Shiavone and No.8 Jelena Jankovic.
Main Draw here