Ivanovic advances in Brisbane

2010-01-04 08:13
Ana Ivanovic (AP)

Brisbane - Former No. 1-ranked Ana Ivanovic beat Jelena Dokic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Brisbane International in her first tour match in three months.

The third-seeded Ivanovic won the last three games after a tight tussle on Monday with Dokic, converting her second match point after the Australian player dumped a forehand into the net.

Ivanovic hasn't played since a first-round exit at Tokyo in September, which followed a disappointing first-round exit at the US Open. It was a tough workout overall for Ivanovic, who didn't win a tournament in 2009 and has slipped to No. 21 in the rankings.

Dokic led 4-2 in the opening set before Ivanovic won three straight games to get back on serve and clinched the set when the Australian player double-faulted on set point.

Dokic leveled at one set apiece after racing to a 5-0 lead in the second, dropping only one game and forcing the third set when 2008 French Open champion Ivanovic sent a wild forehand wide against her second set point.

Ivanovic converted an important break in the fifth game, again on a Dokic double-fault, to take a 3-2 lead in the deciding set but gave it back in the next game.

Dokic saved a set point with a serve wide to the backhand side, but then gave Ivanovic another with a backhand error and gave it up with a double-fault.

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