Alisa Kleybanova loses in Tokyo right after winning in Seoul


Alisa Kleybanova

Russia’s Alisa Kleybanova came to the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo fresh off her second career title in Seoul and lost in the very first round to none other than Ana Ivanovic who had a disappointing showing in Seoul the week before, losing in the first round.

The world No.38 Ivanovic had a pretty easy victory over Kleybanova, 6-3 6-2, and as I read she played very well “great serving, fantastic movement, and phenomenal hitting on her forehand side.”

Unlike last week in Seoul where Ivanovic lost in the first round and Dinara Safina won, this time we had reverse situation and Safina fell to Julia Goerges 6-1 5-7 6-2. (photo: Stephane Martinache)


  1. Yeah, it took her a while to find the right path. Hopefully she´ll keep it up. Ana is one of most enjoyable players to watch – providing that she´s playing well.


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