facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Ivanovic, Serena advance in French Open

May 25, 2008 at 7:04 PM   |   Comments

1 of 2
| License Photo
PARIS, May 25 (UPI) -- Serbian Ana Ivanovic and American Serena Williams were among highly seeded players advancing with opening-round wins Sunday in the French Open.

The second-seeded Ivanovic, who lost in the French finals to the now-retired Justine Henin last year, moved on with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson despite committing 36 unforced errors.

Former French Open champion Williams, the No. 5 seed, eliminated fellow American Ashley Harkleroad 6-2, 6-1.

The 20-year-old Ivanovic said she let her "intensity go down a bit" against Arvidsson but "towards the end I'm happy that I found back my game ... ."

Others advancing included Czechs Iveta Benesova, Klara Zakopalova and Lucie Sararova, Alize Cornet, and Nathalia Dechy of France, Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia, Carolina Wozniacki of Denmark, Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarusm, Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Galina Voscoboeva and Tunisia's Selima Sfar.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Former Titans kicker dies in car crash Former Titans kicker dies in car crash
2
UPI Sports Schedule for Sunday, September 21
3
NCAA Game Summary - Miami-Ohio vs. Cincinnati
4
UPI Sports Results for September 20, 2014 UPI Sports Results for September 20, 2014
5
Gilberto helps TFC topple Chivas
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback