Tennis

Ivanovic over injury scare

2011-11-03 16:56
Ana Ivanovic (File)

Bali - Ana Ivanovic suffered an injury scare as she began the defence of her title at the Tournament of Champions with a 6-3 6-3 win over Italy's Roberta Vinci.

The Serbian took the opening set with ease, surrendering just seven points in the first four games, but then fell on the baseline three points into the second set.

She received treatment to her right ankle after the third game but brushed off the setback to dominate the remainder of the match, allowing Vinci only four points in the last three games.

"It was a bit sore, but actually when I was moving it was feeling better" Ivanovic told reporters. "So I tried to keep my breaks quite short and walked up the other end to keep it moving.

"It's sore when I put weight on it but I've been to the physio and hopefully it will be fine. We're trying the best with ice and compression and to keep my foot elevated."

Ivanovic, who will celebrate her 24th birthday in Bali on Sunday, will play Nadia Petrova in the semi-finals after the Russian upset Chinese second Peng Shuai 6-4 6-3.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.