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Serbia's Ana Ivanovic wins Monterrey Open

Mexico City, Apr 7 (EFE).- Serbia's Ana Ivanovic, the No. 2 seed, defeated countrywoman Jovana Jaksic 6-2, 6-1 in the final of the 6th Monterrey Open. The win helped Ivanovic move up one spot in the WTA rankings released on Monday to No. 12, while Jaksic got an even bigger boost in her ranking, climbing from No. 137 to No. 106, thanks to her performance in the Mexican tournament. The 26-year-old Ivanovic needed just one hour on Sunday to beat the 20-year-old Jaksic, who was the big surprise of the tournament.

Tennis: Ivanovic topples Jaksic in final

Ana Ivanovic defeated Jovana Jaksic in straight sets in an all-Serbian final of the WTA Tour's Monterrey Open on Sunday. The second-seeded Ivanovic rolled over the unseeded Jaksic 6-2, 6-1 in just over an hour on the hardcourts to capture her 13th singles title and second of the season. Ivanovic, who earned $110,000 with the win, fired four aces and saved five-of-seven break points. She beat Danish star Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals to reach the championship match. The 20-year-old Jaksic was searching for her first WTA Tour singles crown.

Tennis: Li Na battles through on return to action

Li Na's return to action after last month's stunning Australian Open triumph proved a tough battle as she eventually prevailed in three sets over Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova in the WTA Qatar Open on Wednesday. The top-seeded Chinese player needed two and a quarter hours to overcome blustery wind and Rybarikova, the world number 32, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, which reversed the result of their only previous meeting in 2009.

Tennis: Li Na battles through on return to action

Li Na's return to action after last month's stunning Australian Open triumph proved a tough battle as she eventually prevailed in three sets over Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova in the WTA Qatar Open on Wednesday. The top-seeded Chinese player needed two and a quarter hours to overcome blustery wind and Rybarikova, the world number 32, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, which reversed the result of their only previous meeting in 2009.

Tennis: Li Na battles through on return to action

Li Na's return to action after last month's stunning Australian Open triumph proved a tough battle as she eventually prevailed in three sets over Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova in the WTA Qatar Open on Wednesday. The top-seeded Chinese player needed two and a quarter hours to overcome blustery wind and Rybarikova, the world number 32, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, which reversed the result of their only previous meeting in 2009.

Tennis: Hantuchova's ill-fortune favours Ivanovic

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic, who has beaten both Williams sisters this year, began her quest for a first ever Qatar Open title with an unexpectedly sudden finish against Daniela Hantuchova in the first round. Ivanovic only just saved the first set against the Slovakian former world number five with a last moment break back, and a lengthy struggle seemed likely until Hantuchova stopped with a knee problem early in the second set.

'Belieber' Bouchard beats Ivanovic to set up Li semi

By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard kept her poise in the biggest match of her life to oust Ana Ivanovic in a three-set thriller and set up an Australian Open semi-final against China's Li Na on Tuesday. Li dispatched Italy's Flavia Pennetta 6-2 6-2 in just over an hour in the first quarter-final of the day on Rod Laver Arena to reach the last four for the fourth time in five years at Melbourne Park.

Tennis: Teen Bouchard hits big-time with Ivanovic upset

Supremely confident teenager Eugenie Bouchard reinforced her status as one of the game's most exciting prospects by upsetting Ana Ivanovic to reach the Australian Open semi-finals Tuesday. The 19-year-old Canadian, the WTA's newcomer of the year in 2013, showed composure to come from a set down and beat the 14th-ranked Serb 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 and set up a last-four clash with Li Na. It was all the more remarkable in that she is making her tournament debut, with the victory forecast to push her into the world's top 20 when the new rankings are released next week.

Tennis: Williams win left me drained, says Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic Tuesday said the thrill of beating Serena Williams had left her emotionally drained in her Australian Open quarter-final upset to Eugenie Bouchard -- but she still believes she's playing the best tennis of her life. The Serb, who won the Auckland International en route to Melbourne Park, couldn't keep her win streak going against the emerging Canadian teen, who won 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 to set up a last-four clash with Li Na.

Bouchard beats Ivanovic to reach first grand slam semis

By Simon Cambers MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Showing poise and maturity beyond her 19 years, Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open when she upset former world number one Ana Ivanovic 5-7 7-5 6-2 on Tuesday. Ivanovic had stunned world number one Serena Williams in the previous round but hampered by a left hip injury, she was worn down by Bouchard, who showed no signs of nerves in her first grand-slam quarter-final.
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