Ivanovic moves into French quarterfinals

Updated: 04 June 2008 16:42 IST

Ana Ivanovic delivered a perfect performance at the French Open , a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Petra Cetkovska that put the 2007 runner-up in the quarterfinals.

Paris:

Ana Ivanovic delivered a perfect performance at the French Open on Sunday, a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Petra Cetkovska that put the 2007 runner-up in the quarterfinals.

The No. 2-seeded Ivanovic, also a finalist at the Australian Open in January, lost the match's first two points, then proceeded to dominate. It took just 54 minutes for her to beat the 77th-ranked Cetkovska, who was playing in only her third Grand Slam tournament.

It was the second love-love result of the women's tournament, and Cetkovska rarely even earned game points.

Ivanovic only faced two break points, both while serving at 4-0 in the second set.

She will face No. 10 Patty Schnyder or No. 27 Katarina Srebotnik _ who eliminated Serena Williams in the third round _ for a berth in the semifinals.

No. 26 Flavia Pennetta, who beat Venus Williams on Friday, lost to qualifier Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-2. The 19-year-old Suarez Navarro, making her Grand Slam debut, beat two-time major champion Amelie Mauresmo in the second round.

Pennetta converted only one of nine break-point chances.

Schnyder and Srebotnik faced off later Sunday, as did No. 3 Jelena Jankovic and No. 14 Agnieszka Radwanska.

In men's action, three-time defending champion Rafael Nadal was to play No. 22 Fernando Verdasco. Other fourth-round matches on Sunday: No. 3 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 18 Paul-Henri Mathieu, No. 19 Nicolas Almagro vs. Jeremy Chardy, and Michael Llodra vs. Ernests Gulbis.

Topics : Tennis Mahesh Bhupathi Novak Djokovic Jie Zheng Rafael Nadal
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