Ana Ivanovic wins WTA Monterrey title, defeats Jaksic in final

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The final at the Abierto Monterrey Open which was played in this Mexican city on Sunday was an all-Serbian affair – the first ever WTA such final – with 107th ranked Jovana Jaksic playing against her good friend and former world number one, 2nd seeded Ana Ivanovic. After taking out 6th seeded Karin Knapp in the first round, Jaksic did not meet another seed until the final, while Ivanovic had to get past 6th seeded Magdalena Rybarikova and 3rd seeded Caroline Wozniacki. Both had two straights wins and two three setters, with Ivanovic struggling to get through the draw the most as she had a hip injury, but Jaksic had only won one main draw match in her career (at this very tournament last year) before going on her amazing run through the draw this year.

The final was a very one sided match, although Ivanovic made a very poor start by dropping her serve in the first game to love and allowing Jaksic to go up 30-0, but she then found her range and started firing winner after winner to allow her opponent to take just one more game before sealing the set at 6-2. The second set went even faster, with Jaksic winning only one game before Ivanovic wrapped up the set 6-1 after just one hour on court, for her second title of the 2914 season.

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