Seed No.25 Ana Ivanovic followed up her win over fellow Serb Novak Djokovic and Spice Girl Mel B (yes, that counts!) with a comfortable 6-4 6-3 victory over qualifier Pauline Parmentier to advance to the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
The victory should give a little boost to Ivanovic’s shaken confidence, now even being hit by the 22-year-old’s drop out of Top 50 for the first time since 2005. The last match Ivanovic won prior to today’s one had been at the Australian Open in January, and the former world No.1 has now ended her four-match losing streak, the longest for the 2008 French Open champion since turning professional.
The world No.58 Ivanovic will play sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round. (photo: Stephane Martinache)