1 2 3
Ana IVANOVIC (SCG) 6 6
Amy FRAZIER (USA) 3 2
Ivanovic Ousts Veteran Frazier
Fourteenth-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia built large leads in both sets and then held off American veteran Amy Frazier, 6-3, 6-2 in a second-round Acura Classic match.
Playing the second match on Stadium Court, the 18-year-old Ivanovic showed that her game is more than just about power. She mixed up her game with a combination of power and touch as she kept the 33-year-old Frazier off balance.
Down 3-0 in the first set, Frazier hit three double faults to lose serve and make the score 4-0. Ivanovic increased her score to 5-0 as she held serve at love, smacking an ace on game point.
Frazier staged a brief rally as she captured the next three games in a row only to have Ivanovic serve out the set at 5-3 as the Serbian won her serve at love and hitting another ace on set point.
For Frazier the second set must have seemed like déjà vu as she fell behind 4-0 before she held serve and came back to break Ivanovic to make the score 4-2.
Serving at 30-30 in the next game, Frazier sent a short crosscourt forehand wide to give Ivanovic a break point.
That was all Ivanovic needed as she slammed a backhand down the line service return to earn the break and take a 5-2 lead.
Ivanovic took a 40-15 lead as she served for the match. After she double faulted and hit a down the line backhand into the net, the score stood at deuce.
The hard serving Ivanovic hit a 98-mph service winner to get to match point and then surprised Frazier with a 78-mph serve wide to her backhand which Frazier sent into the net.
Ivanovic will play the winner of the Nadia Petrova / Anna Chakvetadze match in the third round.
Ivanovic is ranked 20 in the world.
Ivanovic is making her Acura Classic debut.
Ivanovic improves her match record to 21-11 in 2006.
Ivanovic reached the Roland Garros quarterfinals in 2005.
Ivanovic began playing tennis at age 5.
Ivanovic is now tied 1-1 in career head-to-head meetings with Frazier.
Frazier was playing in her 10th Acura Classic. In 2000, she defeated Martina Hingis in the quarterfinals before losing to Venus Williams in the semifinals.
Frazier is ranked 55 in the world.
Frazier has been ranked as high as 13th in the world.
Frazier turned pro in January 1990.
Frazier represented the United States in Fed Cup play in 1995.
Frazier reached the quarterfinals of the 1995 US Open.
Frazier plans on becoming a math teacher after she finishes her tennis career.