Lvanovic launches Pan Pacific Defence Campaign
TOKYO – Defending champion Ana Ivanovic survived a challenging test from Italian Camila Giorgi on Thursday at the Pan Pacific Open, managing an exceptional 7-5, 6-2 triumph.
The triumph put the Serb second seed in a quarter-last against Dominika Cibulkova in a US’s rematch Open where Ivanivic was removed by the Slovak.
In Tokyo, Ivanovic endeavored to keep full control of the match particularly in the midst of the first set when she persevered through five twofold accuses, as Giorgi let go a movement of immense serves and significant returns to keep their gap within close edges.
In the second set, Giorgi drove 2-0, as the world number-12 Ivanovic vented her failure.
Later, on the other hand, Ivanovic snapped back winning the accompanying six straight diversions and the set 6-2 in one hour and 39 minutes.
“I am uncommonly peppy to have the triumph because it was a, to a great degree serious match,” said Ivanovic, who won the Tokyo event a year prior by beating Caroline Wozniacki in the last.
The Dane is furthermore here to recoup the trophy that she lifted in 2010 and is the top-seed for the present year.
“She (Giorgi) has been playing outstandingly well, hitting the balls significant.
I expected to stay low and she made a huge amount of power on ground strokes and what’s more serves,” Ivanovic said.
The Serb said she was eager to fight Cibulkova after the US Open.
“I genuinely feel like I am readied for retribution.
I had phenomenal game plan.
I genuinely did everything possible to get perfectly healthy,” she said.
“In a perfect world, I can hint at change of her this time,” she said.
In diverse matches, Agnieszka Radwanska, 2011 Pan Pacific champ, went by Elina Svitolina with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph.
In a quarter-last, the seventh-seed Pole will stand up to fourth-seed Czech rising star Karolina Pliskova, who beat Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-2, 6-4.
Radwanska won the lion’s share of their three past matches.
Cibulkova beat sixth seed Carla Suarez Navarro 6-4, 6-4.