French Open: Ana Ivanovic Beats Elina Svitolina to Reach 3rd Round

Updated: 30 May 2014 09:25 IST

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia dropped her own serve three times but broke Svitolina's serve six times in her 7-5, 6-2 win.

Paris:

Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia reached the third round by beating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday.

The 11th-seeded Ivanovic dropped her own serve three times but broke Svitolina's serve six times. She clinched victory on her second match point with a forehand winner down the line on Svitolina's serve.

Since winning here in 2008 for her only Grand Slam title, the 26-year-old Ivanovic has reached only one quarterfinal at a major - the U.S. Open in 2012 - and has never been past the fourth round at Roland Garros.

She next faces No. 23 Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, who won 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 against Casey Dellacqua of Australia.

Topics : Tennis
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