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ISSUE 19 - 2014

A Slam Apart

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Ana Ivanovic eases into quarterfinals of Monterry Open

The Serb registered a clinical victory to move on to the last-eight stage in Mexico
WTA Tennis  04 Apr 2014 - 12:05 / by Vishal Gajaria / reads 1066.
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Second seed Ana Ivanovic played displayed sensational piece of tennis to oust Canadian qualifier Aleksandra Wozniak, 6-4, 6-2, and cruise into the quarterfinals of the Monterrey Open in Mexico.

Besides, sixth-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia also booked herself a spot in the last-eight stage, after beating Japan's Ayumi Morita 6-4, 0-0 retired, in the second round.

In the other matches, eighth seed Monica Puig made short work of Nicole Gibbs, 6-4, 6-2; while American qualifier continued her dream run by beating compatriot Allie Kiick, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, to reach the quarterfinals.

SECOND ROUND - SINGLES RESULSTS

[Q] JULIA BOSERUP (USA) D ALLIE KIICK (USA) | 2 - 6 | 6 - 2 | 6 - 1 | 
[6] MAGDALENA RYBARIKOVA (SVK) D AYUMI MORITA (JPN) | 6 - 4 | 0 - 0 | 
[2] ANA IVANOVIC (SRB) D [Q] ALEKSANDRA WOZNIAK (CAN) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 2 | 
[8] MONICA PUIG (PUR) D NICOLE GIBBS (USA) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 2 | 

FIRST ROUND - DOUBLES RESULTS 

M SANCHEZ / C VANDEWEGHE (USA/USA) D C CHUANG / E HRDINOVA (TPE/CZE) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 7 (5) | 10 - 5 | 
[4] K DATE-KRUMM / K PLISKOVA (JPN/CZE) D L KUMKHUM / M MIYAMURA (THA/JPN) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 3 | 

QUARTERFINALS - DOUBLES RESULT

[1] T Babos / O Govortsova (HUN/BLR) d A Muhammad / A Will (USA/USA) | 7 - 5 | 7 - 5 | 




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The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.

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