Ana Ivanovic Defeats Venus Williams in ASB ClassicBy: Aleyia Dixon - January 4, 2014
Associated Press told us of how Venus and Serena made a pact to both bring home trophies tonight, but Venus was unable to keep up her end of the bargain after a loss against number two seed Ana Ivanovic in the ASB finals today.
Venus Williams formerly held an 8-1 record against Ivanovic, but has since dropped to a 47th ranking as she battled injuries and the extremely progression-halting Sjogren’s syndrome. This is Williams’ first final since October 2012 in Luxembourg.
Both known for their aggressive style of play, the Ivanovic- Williams match was entertaining for all. Ivanovic set the standard by winning the first set in 35 minutes and assured the win with a tiebreaker despite a valiant effort from Williams.
The Switzerland-born tennis player turned pro in 2003, and has experienced considerable success. Ivanovic hit a rough spot since winning the French Open in 2008, but is back on the winning track with the dominating win against one of the biggest names of women’s tennis.
Serena successfully brought home her end of the bargain earlier today with her win against Victoria Azarenka at the Brisbane International.
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