Ana Ivanovic gave us a nice surprise by beating ninth seed Victoria Azarenka 2-6 7-6(6) 6-2 in the first round of the Western and Southern Financial Group Women’s Open in Cincinnati.
The world No.65 Ivanovic, who exited the last week’s tournament in San Diego in the first round, lost the first set in Cincinnati and appeared set for another early loss before rallying to upset the winner of this month’s Bank of the West Classic.
Next for Ivanovic will be 32nd-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova, the winner over Alla Kudryavtseva in the first round. Keep it up, Ana! (photo: © Neal Trousdale)