Stepping on center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard.
Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round Thursday.
Back on the Grand Slam stage, Eugenie Bouchard returned to her winning ways. The seventh-seeded Bouchard routed Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday in the first round of the U.S. Open.
No. 2 Victoria Azarenka rallied from a set down for the second straight match, beating Ana Ivanovic to return to the US Open quarterfinals.
After the match, Victoria Azarenka said of the call: “That was the most ridiculous thing there is.”
Sloane Stephens reached the fourth round at the US Open for the first time, and a matchup against defending champion Serena Williams could be next.
Serena Williams moved on into the US Open quarterfinal. Will she go on to win a 4th US Open championship?
Ana Ivanovic reached the US Open quarterfinal and could be matched-up against Serena Williams.
ormer No. 1 Ana Ivanovic ended 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens’ run at the U.S. Open for the second consecutive year.
This US Open finally got its first shocker. After three days of the top players winning decisively, fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was upset by Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the second round.
Former top-ranked players Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia are quietly into the third round of the US Open with impressive performances so far.
They are two different players and, at times, it looks as if they’re playing two different games. Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki made it through the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday and stayed on a path that could collide in the semifinals.
Serena Williams needed just 74 minutes to return to the U.S. Open quarterfinals, beating 2008 French Open champ Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.
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