Last year’s runner-up Ana Ivanovic was upset in the third round of the Australian Open, falling to seed No.29 Alisa Kleybanova 7-5 6-7(5) 6-2 in their first career meeting.
I was aware that upset was lurking fifth seed Ivanovic, but I still hate the way she lost the match. The problem with ball toss is still in Ivanovic’s game. It was painful, and all of Ivanovic’s fans who couldn’t watch the match should consider themselves lucky. The following description will give you an idea.
Ivanovic for serving for the first set at 5-3, but then managed to lose four successive games and surrender the set to Kleybanova. The second set started horrible for Ivanovic, as she lost two of her serves, and Kleybanova had a 3-0 lead. Unexpectedly, Ivanovic leveled at 3-3, and after two breaks on both sides out of the next six games, the tiebreak was played, which the Serb managed to win. I was hoping Ivanovic would get new energy because of the hard-fought second set, but that wasn’t the case. She again let Kleybanova take a 3-0 lead, but looked to be repeating the situation from the second set winning two games in a row. However, Ivanovic didn’t level this time, and Kleybanova stormed to the victory.
Alisa Kleybanova will play sensational Jelena Dokic in the fourth round.
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