Today, at the Qatar Telecom German Open, 19-year-old Ana Ivanovic won her third career title. This is Ana’s second Tier I title and 430 points she earned today put her in the top ten for the first time in her career (as of tomorrow she will be ranked 8th in the world).
The Serb beat Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 3-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4). It was a tough match for both players — Svetlana was tired because shortly before the match against Ana she had finished her semifinal match against Justine Henin, while Ana had problems with her left ankle.
Still, both Ana and Svetlana played superbly, with lots of powerful strokes. It was definitely a very close match.