Cheered on by her Australian-based relatives and the local expatriate Serb community, fourth seed Ana Ivanovic crushed Italian world No.40 Tathiana Garbin 6-0, 6-3 to move into the third round of the Australian Open.
“I just played an awesome match, I really hope I can keep at this level and play as long as possible here,” said the 20-year-old Ivanovic.
The world No.3, who advanced in just 66 minutes, will next face seed No.28 Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia. The Serb is definitely the favorite in this match as she has the perfect 3-0 record against the Slovenian and has shown she is in spectacular form at her favorite Grand Slam.
BTW: I haven’t told you before, but do stop by Ana Ivanovic’s Australian Open blog if you want to see this Grand Slam from her point of view or ask her a question. (photo via Ana Ivanovic’s site)