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In the quarterfinals she beat No. During the American hard-court season, Ivanovic lost in early rounds. But on clay, she first went on to semifinal of Amelia Island and then managed to win her first Tier-I clay-court title in Berlindefeating No. Ivanovic needed a tiebreak to finally finish the match. The win in Berlin propelled her into the top ten of the WTA rankings for the first time, at world No.
Ivanovic had a six-match winning streak heading into the French Open and increased this streak to twelve by reaching the final. She won her first three matches with the loss of only nine games. In her second career quarterfinal at Roland Garros, Ivanovic defeated world No.
In the final, Ivanovic attempted to win her first Major singles title and complete a sweep of the top three players in the world. At WimbledonIvanovic defeated world No. In the semifinals, three-time former Wimbledon champion Venus Williams defeated Ivanovic in two sets after Ivanovic had a break in the second set.
In the final, Ivanovic defeated top player Petrova to win the fourth singles title of her career, which raised her ranking to a career-high of world No. In Ivanovic's first three matches at the US Openshe lost only ten games. Venus Williams then eliminated her for the second consecutive time at a Major. Ivanovic returned to Europe for three tournaments. This was her fifth career title. In the quarterfinals and semifinals she beat Tatiana Golovin and Vera Zvonareva.
Seeded 4th and assigned to the Red Group during the round-robin phase, she defeated world No. She qualified for the semifinals but Sharapova defeated Ivanovic in the final match of the round-robin stage.
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Because she finished second in her group, Ivanovic played world No. Ivanovic finished the year with a career-high ranking of world No. French Open champion and world No. She was given the nickname "Aussie Ana" during the on-court interview with Todd Woodbridge following the victory over Williams.
Her ranking rose to world No. She lost to Lindsay Davenport in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami the following week in straight sets. Ivanovic started her clay-court season as defending champion at the Qatar Telecom German Open in Berlin where she lost to Elena Dementieva for the fourth time in four meetings in the semifinals.
She went on to defeat Dinara Safina in straight sets in the final, winning her first and only Major singles title. Ivanovic at the French Open At WimbledonIvanovic saved match points against Nathalie Dechybut fell against unseeded wildcard Zheng Jie of China in straight sets in the third round.
Ivanovic started the summer hard-court season with a third-round loss at the Rogers Cup in Montreal to Tamira Paszek. Ivanovic, bothered by a sore thumb sustained during practice two weeks before Montreal,  withdrew from the East West Bank Classic in Los Angeles. Her withdrawal saw her lose the world No. The thumb injury also caused her to withdraw from the Summer Olympics in Beijingwhich Ivanovic described as "one of the worst moments of her career.
The loss was the earliest defeat of the top-seeded player at the US Open since the tournament. Ivanovic later told the press that she was "just happy to be back injury-free" and that she needed to "play more matches get back into rhythm.
In the Zurich Open, she lost in the semifinals to Venus Williams after leading 3—1 in the third set. In her first round-robin match, she was defeated by world No. She withdrew from her final match against Kuznetsova because of a virus. Out of the top 20[ edit ] At the Australian OpenIvanovic was seeded fifth and won her first two matches in straight sets before losing to 29th seed Russian Alisa Kleybanova in the third round.
Around this time, Ivanovic began working with her new coach Craig Kardon, after parting with former coach Sven Groeneveld.
At the French OpenIvanovic won her first three matches in straight sets, before losing to Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round. This early loss caused Ivanovic to fall out of the top ten for the first time since May She then took down Sara Errani and 18th seed Samantha Stosur in the second and third rounds in straight sets, before retiring against eventual finalist Venus Williams.
After the match, former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash criticized Ivanovic's new service motion, stating that watching it was a "painful experience" and that it "weakened her threat. Citing an upper respiratory tract infection, Ivanovic pulled out of the China Open and announced on her website that she was taking the rest of the year off.
She finished the year with a 24—14 match record, her worst since she turned pro, and did not win any titles. Ivanovic only reached three quarterfinals, one semifinal, and one final, and only won back-to-back matches six times. Ivanovic ended the year ranked 22, the first time she had been ranked outside the top 20 since July Seeded third, Ivanovic reached her first semifinal since Indian Wells in She eventually bowed out to wildcard Justine Henin in Henin's first tournament since her return from retirement.
Ivanovic was seeded 20th at the Australian Openbut lost to Gisela Dulko in the second round in three sets. She then participated in the opening round of the Fed Cup in Serbia's tie against Russia, and she went 0—2 in her singles matches and also lost doubles match. After the match, Ivanovic stated that she had noted improvements in her game. Despite her improvements, Ivanovic lost her opening match in Indian Wellssuffering four consecutive losses for the first time.
By also losing a huge number of ranking points, Ivanovic dropped out of the top 50 for the first time since March But unseeded in RomeIvanovic had her best week of tennis in nearly two years. She was granted a wildcard into the Madrid Openand received a bye in the first round due to her semifinal appearance at the Italian Open. She was the first unseeded wildcard to receive a first-round bye in the history of the WTA Tour.
Ivanovic entered the French Open unseeded at a Grand Slam for the first time since She fell to Alisa Kleybanova in the second round. Ivanovic was defeated in the first round of Wimbledon by 13th seed Shahar Pe'erand as a consequence saw her ranking drop to world No.
In the opening round of the StanfordIvanovic avenged her Australian Open and French Open defeats by beating Alisa Kleybanova, before losing in the next round to Marion Bartoli in straight sets. In Cincinnatishe rallied from a set and a break down to beat Victoria Azarenka in three sets.
Ivanovic retired against Kim Clijsters in the semifinals due to a foot injury. Her ranking dramatically improved to world No. The injury caused her to withdraw from New Haven.
Unseeded at the US OpenIvanovic breezed into the fourth round with straight-set victories, before losing to defending and eventual champion Kim Clijsters. Ivanovic lost her opener to Vera Dushevina in Seoul as the 7th seed. Ivanovic then defeated Kleybanova, the Korea Open champion, in the first round of Tokyobefore again losing to Bartoli in straight sets. Ivanovic avenged her losses to Bartoli at the China Openbeating the Frenchwoman in straight sets.
On her way to the quarterfinals, Ivanovic scored top victory by defeating Elena Dementieva for the second time in Ivanovic fell to world No. Entering the Linz Open as a wildcard, Ivanovic defeated Patty Schnyder in the finals in straight sets, in just 47 minutes of play. She made it to the finals, where she defeated Kleybanova for her tenth career title and her second of the year. She won ten of her last thirteen matches.
With her title in Bali, Ivanovic achieved a year-end ranking of No. She competed along with Novak Djokovic and they qualified for the final, but due to an injury sustained during Ivanovic's match against Justine Henin, Serbia was forced to withdraw.
Along with the Hopman Cup, Ivanovic also withdrew from Sydney. Seeded 19th at the Australian Open she lost to Ekaterina Makarova in the first round in 2 hours and 47 minutes. In Dubai she lost against Patty Schnyder in their last professional match for many years. She stated the loss was in part because of the abdominal injury sustained in the beginning of the season, and she subsequently withdrew from Doha.
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She then played in Miami and lost against defending champion Kim Clijsters in fourth round, despite having a 5—1, 40—0 lead in the third set and having five match points. Ivanovic joined Serbia in the Fed Cup event. Despite that, Serbia beat Slovakia in the deciding doubles rubber, 3—2. Ivanovic headed to Rome and was up nine games to love after Nadia Petrova retired. Ivanovic lost in next round to Yanina Wickmayer in three sets.
Ivanovic again lost after first set at love, to Johanna Larsson in first round at the French Open. Ivanovic lost to Venus Williams in the second round at Eastbourne.
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Seeded 5th in Carlsbadshe avenged the previous week's loss by beating Ayumi Morita in straight sets despite trailing 0—5 in the second set. Ivanovic then cruised into semifinals. She eventually fell against top seed Vera Zvonareva in three sets. In Toronto and Cincinnati she won a total of three matches but against qualifiers. It was the first time she had ever defended her title in a tournament. US Open quarterfinal and Fed Cup final[ edit ] Ivanovic began her season in Brisbane where she was defeated in the second round by fifth seed Kim Clijsters in three sets, despite leading 3—0 in the final set.
Ivanovic then headed over to the Australian Open where she reached fourth round as a 21st seed.
She beat three players outside the top 50, dropping no sets, but then met world No. She entered the top 20 of the world rankings after her run to the round of Ivanovic at the French Open Ivanovic next played in Doha. Ivanovic then went to Dubai unseeded, where she upset Francesca Schiavone and beat Maria Kirilenko, before being defeated by 3rd seed Caroline Wozniacki. Ivanovic went over to Indian Wells as the 15th seed. She was able to make a run all the way to the semifinals, posting victories over Caroline Wozniacki and Marion Bartoli, who were both in the top 8.
She retired against Maria Sharapova after losing the first set. Despite this defeat she still moved into the top 15 for the first time since and became Serbian No. Ivanovic then headed to Moscow for the Fed Cup semifinals, where after losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in three tight sets, recovered, and beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to put Serbia ahead, 2—1. The duo eventually tied the knot inand they have twin girls and twin boys. They married in Julyjust after tennis star Djokovic won his second Wimbledon crown.
They became proud parents when their son Stefan was born in late October They welcomed their daughter Sophia in February Though, Perello isn't often seen courtside during his matches, Nadal has regularly spoken about the massive support he has received from his girlfriend over the years.
In Julythe pair tied the knot. Dubbed by some the hottest tennis WAG, Satarova finds time to attend her beau's matches despite her numerous modelling assignments. Not one to enjoy the spotlight, Tornel has been with him for nearly a decade.
The couple tied the knot in December They got engaged inless than four months after Hewitt's break-up with tennis star Kim Clijsters. A few months later, they got married and have three children together.
Thereafter, the pair started spending time on tour and eventually got married in October A year after their wedding, their son Jaden was born and inGraf gave birth to a daughter named Jaz.