Ana Ivanovic win first French Open title

Bloomberg, June 8: Ana Ivanovic of Serbia won her first major tennis title by beatind Dinara Safina of Russia in straight sets in the final of the French Open.

Second-seeded Ivanovic defeated No. 13 Safina 6-4, 6-3 at Roland Garros in Paris. The 20-year-old was playing in her second consecutive final at the only clay-court Grand Slam after being dispatched in 65 minutes last year by then top-ranked Justin Henin. This year was a reversal. She beat Safina, sister of two- time major champion Martin Safin in 98 minutes and will be ranked No. 1 in the world on Monday after Henin's sudden retirement last month. It was Safina's first Grand Slam Final.This was amazing,'' Ivanovic said. I think we both played a very nervous match. I'm just so happy to keep my composure at the end.''

The match ended as Safina was unable to reach a drop shot. Ivanovic, who pumped her fist after almost every point she won, scampered onto a chair and into the VIP section to reach her mother, father, brother, coach and agent for congratulatory hugs

OneIndia News

Story first published: Sunday, June 8, 2008, 12:42 [IST]
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