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Ivanovic Into US Open Quarterfinal

Ivanovic Could Face Serena Williams In Quarters
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia returns a shot against  Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria during Day Eight of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2012.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia returns a shot against Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria during Day Eight of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2012. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — More than four years after her French Open title, Ana Ivanovic is finally back in a Grand Slam quarterfinal.

The 12th-seeded Serb beat Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0, 6-4 Monday in the fourth round of the US Open. Ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008, Ivanovic has struggled with injuries and her confidence since.

Now it appears she’s found her best game at Flushing Meadows.

After failing to serve out the match at 5-3 in the second set, Ivanovic broke the 55th-ranked Bulgarian at love in the next game to clinch the victory.

Pironkova, a 2010 Wimbledon semifinalist, went up a break twice in the second set only for Ivanovic to immediately break back. There were seven service breaks in 10 games in the set.

Ivanovic could next face Serena Williams, who plays 82nd-ranked Andrea Hlavackova later Monday.

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