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Ivanovic loses in 1st round at Sydney event

Ivanovic loses in 1st round at Sydney event

Ana Ivanovic's preparations for next week's Australian Open hit another obstacle when the former No. 1 and 2008 French Open champion was beaten 7-6 (5), 6-2 by Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic on Sunday.
Ivanovic was defeated in the second round of last week's Brisbane International by Kim Clijsters, meaning the Serb will have had just three tournament matches going into the year's first Grand Slam at Melbourne Park beginning Jan. 16.
Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki and Wimbledon champion and No. 2 seed Petra Kvitova have first-round byes in the joint ATP-WTA Sydney tournament.
Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro and the three other top men's seeds also have first-round byes.


Updated : 2020-11-30 15:43 GMT+08:00