Nadia Petrova started both sets against Ana Ivanovic with a deficit, but the early advantage wasn’t enough for the Serb to end up victorious and the Russian won 6-3 7-6(4) at the Western & Southern Open.
The 15th-seeded Ivanovic had a comfortable 6-0 6-2 victory over qualifier Alexa Glatch in the first round, and against Petrova in the second round Ivanovic started the match by breaking her opponent (she quickly lost that advantage, though, when Petrova broke back in the following game) and in the second set Ivanovic established an initial 3-0 lead. However, no advantage was enough to counterbalance Ivanovic’s numerous errors, including eleven double faults.
Petrova’s next opponent will be Christina McHale, who made the biggest news of the tournament by defeating world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)
This isn’t an upset. The match wasn’t nice to see at all. Ana just isn’t playing well. She needs to work on all the aspects of her game, and work it hard.
Mirjana, I consider it an upset because Ivanovic is seeded and Petrova is unseeded.
Yeah, I know, but unfortunately Ana’s seeding these days/months has nothing to do with her form. :/
ivanovic has to find her form back….