Ana Ivanovic advanced to the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open after coming back from a set down and then earning a double break in the decider when her opponent, Virginie Razzano, retired with a thigh injury.
The 23-year-old Ivanovic broke the 101st-ranked Razzano in the opening game, but failed to hold her own service game right afterwards and Razzano cruised through the rest of the first set. In the second set, Ivanovic fought off five break points in the sixth game to earn a 4-2 lead and then efficiently went on to win the last set of the match that was finished before Razzano’s retirement. Final score: 2-6 6-2 3-0.
In the fourth round, Ivanovic will face either Kim Clijsters or Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez. But before that, the Serb will be active in doubles – actually, right now she’s playing with Andrea Petkovic against Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the second round. (photo: © Neal Trousdale, Forty Deuce)