Ana Ivanovic came up with a brilliant game against Venus Williams in the finals of ASB Classic, where the Serbian player won the match, which stretched to three sets with the score reading 6-2, 5-7 and 6-4. This was Ivanovic's first WTA title after a lull period of more than two years. Her last title was way back in 2011.
But, her victory in the ASB Classic was not a surprising one - the way she was playing in the tournament. En route to the finals, Ana had not dropped a single set, but Venus was able to squeeze one set from the Serb.
Venus' previous record of eight wins and one loss against the Serbian proved futile in front of Ivanovic's superb display on the court. "She played so well. We've played a lot of great matches and this is another one. I just kept fighting despite the odds. She was playing so well,'' said Venus William, reported abcnews.go.com.
It was not a cake walk for Ivanovic, as her earlier matches had proven to be. Ivanovic gave a great account of herself in the finals as well against a top player, where she played some magical shots to stun the gathered audience. Had the Serbian not made some of those errors in the second set, it would not be unfair for us to state that Ivanovic would have won the game in straight sets. But, the competitive nature in Venus helped her perform and force the game to three sets.