Ana Ivanovic exits Australian Open in third round

Ana Ivanovic at 2009 Australian OpenLast year’s runner-up Ana Ivanovic was upset in the third round of the Australian Open, falling to seed No.29 Alisa Kleybanova 7-5 6-7(5) 6-2 in their first career meeting.

I was aware that upset was lurking fifth seed Ivanovic, but I still hate the way she lost the match. The problem with ball toss is still in Ivanovic’s game. It was painful, and all of Ivanovic’s fans who couldn’t watch the match should consider themselves lucky. The following description will give you an idea.

Ivanovic for serving for the first set at 5-3, but then managed to lose four successive games and surrender the set to Kleybanova. The second set started horrible for Ivanovic, as she lost two of her serves, and Kleybanova had a 3-0 lead. Unexpectedly, Ivanovic leveled at 3-3, and after two breaks on both sides out of the next six games, the tiebreak was played, which the Serb managed to win. I was hoping Ivanovic would get new energy because of the hard-fought second set, but that wasn’t the case. She again let Kleybanova take a 3-0 lead, but looked to be repeating the situation from the second set winning two games in a row. However, Ivanovic didn’t level this time, and Kleybanova stormed to the victory.

Alisa Kleybanova will play sensational Jelena Dokic in the fourth round. (photo: Getty Images)

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2 thoughts on “Ana Ivanovic exits Australian Open in third round

  1. jacobappleton

    so, watching the game just before, the australian commentator, said that she now has one of the poorest serves on the wta this summer, he also said her serve was to complicated, which why she always struggles with her ball toss.

    he then went on to say, that she needs a coach, and doesnt train hard enough, he watched first hand, so i suppose he knows what his talking about.

    ana really needs a coach i think, she also needs a good support team, i hope she goes well at the roland garros.

    this is her 3rd slam and she has lost in the 3rd round at them all. ( i think)

    peace

  2. Marija

    Since winning Roland Garros, Ana has reached two third rounds and one second round at a Grand Slam.

    Ana needs a coach, and her serve, once one of her strongest weapons, is painfully bad now.

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