Ana Ivanovic has a chance for revenge as in the Australian Open quarterfinals she clashes with Venus Williams, the woman that knocker her out of the last two Grand Slams, and in straight sets.
Fourth-seeded Ivanovic moved into the quarters with a 6-1 7-6 victory over 17-year-old Caroline Wozniacki. To defeat the Danish teenager, a girl with loads of potential to reach the very top, Ivanovic had to save three break points in the first set and a set point in the second.
Eighth seed Venus Williams reached the last eight with a hard-fought win over Poland’s Marta Domachowska. The Polish world No.146 broke Williams’ serve twice in the opening set, but the American battled back and nevertheless won in straight sets 6-4 6-4.
Ivanovic and Williams have played each other four times so far, and each time the Serb was defeated in straight sets. Is Ivanovic ready to end the trend? Well, she’s prepared better than ever, but Venus Williams is always a tricky opponent.
Here’s how Ivanovic analyzed her chances in the forthcoming match:
“I think I’m a little bit different player than I was last time I played her.
“I got even fitter and stronger on the court. And also these courts are a little bit slower than US Open, so I think that’s something that definitely suits me better because she’s a big server and she likes to go for the big shots.”
I think Ivanovic is definitely capable of defeating Williams, but whether that will actually happen, we’ll have to wait to see. (photo via Getty Images)