Sunday, August 12, 2007
Ivanovic wins East West Bank Classic
Ana Ivanovic defeated Nadia Petrova, 7-5, 6-4, today to win the East West Bank Classic in Los Angeles. Petrova got a walkover from Maria Sharapova, who sustained a foot injury, but being much fresher than Ivanovic wasn't enough. I didn't get to see the match because of problems with the ESPN2 signal. One thing is clear: Ivanovic has raised the level of her game and is a force with which to be reckoned. (I am a big fan of her countrywoman, Jelena Jankovic, who I fear may have at least partially burned herself out with too much match play.) Now Ivanovic goes to Toronto to defend her title there.