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Ana Ivanovic wins Bali and marks her 2010 season with success

Ana IvanovicAna Ivanovic had ups and downs during the 2010 season, but her clawing back to good form has reached its peak when she won the Generali Ladies Linz title three weeks ago and backed it up this weekend by winning the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali.

To win the last tournament of the WTA calendar unseeded Ivanovic defeated third seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarters, Kimiko Date Krumm in the semis, and Alisa Kleybanova 6-2 7-6(5) in the final.

We can now safely say this season can be remembered as a good one when it comes to Ivanovic, even though in July she had her lowest ranking in five years at No.65. The end of the year was good for her, as she won 13 of her last 15 matches and the Bali title will bring her back into the Top 20, for the first time in a little bit over a year.

As for Kleybanova, she was looking for her third title of the year, which would at the same time have been her third career title and her third one in Asia. But despite the defeat in the final, the 21-year-old Russian’s 2010 was her career-best year. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)

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13 thoughts on “Ana Ivanovic wins Bali and marks her 2010 season with success

  1. Marine

    Former champ returning to her best for – what a nice ending of a season. I hope that next year will see all good things that Ana's brought to tennis when she was at the top of her form. Serbian tennis is alive :-)

  2. Milano

    I'm glad she won this tournaments. I just hope she will train hard during the off season so she can play good constantly.
    BTW I see the wta looks are very popular on this site (which I think is a great thing) so take a look at these:

    http://2009.commbanktennis.com/2010-galeri/index.php?spgmGal=2010_Official_Party&spgmPic=20#spgmPicture

    http://2009.commbanktennis.com/2010-galeri/index.php?spgmGal=2010_Official_Party&spgmPic=0#spgmPicture

    Ana is sooooo charismatic…The other players are…well ,nice too :)

  3. Mirjana

    I'm so glad to see Ana playing well again, can't wait for 2011 season to start and see how she goes there. I hope she'll train hard during the break, 'cause when she's playing good, it's a real joy to watch :D

  4. Curtis

    I want to hear from all the haters that where talking about how Ana was "done" and should "retire" a few months ago. Where did they all go? :D

    Good job Ana! Looking forward to 2011 when Ana is hopefully back with the elite and competing for slams again. Ajde! :)

  5. Francesca

    I am very pleased that Ana has found the form and the right attitude to win, I hope that this means that in 2011 we would have a new hero :)

  6. soko

    :-). You are welcome Marija. I just read it. Yeah my name/nickname is at the beginning of the article.
    Just one correction – Ana and Nenad played at RG 2005 (when she was seventeen) and they won in the first round Ai Suiyama/Mirnyi. They canceled the second round match – Ana was exhausted (source:Sportski zurnal). She won Amelie Mauresmo (Amelie was third WTA player)and as I remeber she has played qualifications.

  7. Marija Post author

    Soko, in the article Vranes says how they have never played each other. :/ And I stated the source. I will correct it now.

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