Ivanovic beats Schnyder to win Generali Ladies
Ana Ivanovic routed Patty Schnyder 6-1, 6-2 in the final of the Generali Ladies today to win her first WTA Tour title in two years and ninth overall.sports Updated: Oct 17, 2010 18:28 IST
Ana Ivanovic routed Patty Schnyder 6-1, 6-2 in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday to win her first WTA Tour title in two years and ninth overall.
The 22-year-old Serb won her last title at the same event in 2008 after taking the French Open title and becoming the top-ranked player for 12 weeks.
Ivanovic, now ranked No. 29, played her first final in 19 months.
Initially she had not planned to appear at the event but accepted a late wild card after Serena Williams pulled out with a foot injury.
Schnyder, who has 11 career titles, was playing her third final in Linz. The Swiss also lost the 2005 and 2007 finals.
First Published: Oct 17, 2010 18:24 IST