Former world No.1 Ana Ivanovic won in three sets in the first round of the $220,000 Unicef Open against Sofia Arvidsson 4-6 6-0 6-1, but then fell in the next round already, to seventh seed Andrea Petkovic. After losing the first set, the world No.45 Ivanovic took the second set in a tie-break, but won only one game in the decider to let Petkovic advance with a 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1 victory.
Although the outcome of this match can’t be called an upset, we still perceive Ivanovic as a top player, despite her constant losses. However, there is one favorable circumstance – Ivanovic could soon have a soul mate in Dinara Safina who seems to be rapidly approaching just as huge a slump. (photo: sr_cranks)