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Ivanovic beats Zvonareva to win Linz title

Ivanovic beats Zvonareva to win Linz title

Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic routed No 2. Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 Sunday in the final of the Generali Ladies to win her first title since the French Open in June.
It was the Serb's third title of the season and eighth overall. She also won in Indian Wells earlier this year.
After winning her first Grand Slam title at the French Open and topping the WTA Tour ranking, the 20-year-old Ivanovic struggled with her form and had to withdraw from the Beijing Olympics in August with a thumb injury.
She reached her first semifinal since Roland Garros at the Zurich Open last week before coming to Linz.
The fourth-ranked Ivanovic, who improved to 4-2 against the Russian, converted all six break points against Zvonareva, who double-faulted seven times.
Zvonareva, who is ranked nineth, was also looking for her third title of the season after winning in Prague and Guangzhou. She has qualified for the season-ending WTA Tour Championships in Doha, Qatar, by reaching the semifinals in Linz.


Updated : 2021-04-17 05:26 GMT+08:00