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Serbs Ivanovic and Jankovic move into the Australian Open round two

Ana Ivanovic at the 2010 Australian OpenSome time ago – ok, a long time ago – this was not a reason to celebrate, but now we should mention that both Serbian women’s tennis stars Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic passed their first-round matches at the Australian Open.

The 20th-seeded Ivanovic scored an easy and confidence-boosting 6-2 6-3 victory over American Shenay Perry. Remember, at her last Grand Slam appearance, which was the 2009 US Open, Ivanovic lost in the opening round.

Jankovic, the eighth seed, saw off Romania's Monica Niculescu 6-4 6-0 in the first round. This year Jankovic is under much less pressure than last time when she entered the Australian Open ranked No.1. Other players are in focus now, such as for example comeback stars Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters. Jankovic could maybe use that to improve on her last year’s fourth round exit.

Ivanovic’s opponent in the second round will be world No.36 Gisela Dulko, while Jankovic will face 87th-ranked Katie O’Brien. (photo: Getty Images)

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11 thoughts on “Serbs Ivanovic and Jankovic move into the Australian Open round two

  1. jacob

    You can pick up good photographs on the offical website, of australian open. I like bigger photos :D

    I'm so happy they both won. What are your thoughts of the dresses/outfits so far Mairja?

  2. bb

    Marija…I LOVE your witty comment at the beginning it made me laugh SO hard. Thanks for that and for the article…made my day

    good question Jacob, I think Ana's dress is pretty simply yet classy with a sporty touch. Jelena's dress is great, a huge imporvement from last year's dresses so Kudos to her and Anta…

    thanks Marija and keep the information tracking up!

    all the best

    bb

  3. Tommy

    Both are through, but Ivanovic in particular still looks wobbly. I hope she can harness her talent and compete at the top again, but she has mentality problems. Henin's return is very welcome, although I'm still betting Venus Williams defends her title successfully, although not many will!

  4. Marija Post author

    Jacob, my favorite dress is definitely Ivanovic's. You know what I think about it, I wrote about it a lot. Serena's is nice as well, the color looks good on her. But the shade of yellow that Venus is wearing is too much for my taste. Jankovic is again a mishit, in my opinion. Sharapova's dress, well it's history now. :) Those are the first one's that come to mind. What would you add?

    Bb, thank you once again. I'm glad you enjoyed the article.

    Tommy, Serena is defending champion.

  5. Bróna

    Marija, you don't like JJ's dress? I actually think it is one of the nicer ANTA dresses, considering that some of the designs have been well, unique :) I do agree with you though, Ana's dress is the nicest. Maria Kirilenko looks good too, is she wearing Adilibria now?

  6. Marija Post author

    Bróna, it's definitely one of the better ANTA examples, but I'm yet to put the brand among those who make good designs.

    Kirilenko will always look good, and in everything. She's wearing adidas Competition line.

  7. Curtis

    I love Ana's new dress. I hope she has as much success in it as she did with her RG 2008 one. Nice win for Ana in the first round. I am hoping for another straight sets win tonight and hope she can make a run at the quarters in Melbourne!

  8. jacob

    I don't like Jelena's dress at all. It reminds me of a corset kind of, the chest part. I havent seen it in action though. Venus, its a very nice dress, but yes, the yellow is way to harsh. Serena's is average, nothing speical, but still very nice.. I think Caroline looks bad, along with Vika. You know, I think Dinara and Maira K look the best

    :D

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