Ivanovic on course for Linz title

Sat, 16 Oct 18:03:00 2010

Serbian star Ana Ivanovic came through her WTA Linz semi-final in straight sets to earn a spot in the final against Patty Schnyder.

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Former world number one Ivanovic beat Italian Roberta Vinci 6-3 7-5 in a tough-fought match which saw both players battle to earn chances.

A tight opening set went Ivanovic's way when she seized on her single break point chance, while managing to save the sole break point Vinci held against her.

The second set saw both players broken once each before Ivanovic struck late to wrap up the match.

Schnyder came through an equally tough-fought match against Germany's Andrea Petkovic.

Both players had plenty of chances throughout, but Schynder's resilience in saving four out of five break points in the third proved critical as she ran out a 6-2 4-6 7-5 victor.

WTA Linz semi-final


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