No worries for Ivanovic
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:31
The Serbian’s 6-0 6-2 win over the Czech player, ranked 35 in the world, means she has yet to drop a set in this year’s tournament at Roland Garros.
Indeed since her hard-fought triumph against Sara Errani in the first round, the eighth seed has conceded only five games.
Her first set on Friday lasted a mere 23 minutes, Ivanovic – who continues to wear protective strapping on the front of her right knee – breaking in the second, fourth and sixth games, clinching the set at the first time of asking when Benesova sent a backhand long.
The pair traded early breaks in the second set but Ivanovic made the move in the sixth game, grabbing her fifth break of the match to close in on victory.
She brought up match point with a wonderful sliced drop-shot and sealed it with an unreturnable forehand.
Ivanovic, who defeated Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-1 6-2 in round two, will play ninth seed Victoria Azarenka or 22nd seed Carla Suarez Navarro next.