Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai
By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter
Published: February 24, 2008, 01:13
Dubai: Serbian sensation Ana Ivanovic will definitely be playing at this week's Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships being held at the Dubai Tennis Stadium.
Ivanovic was looked upon as a doubtful starter here this week after being forced out of the ongoing Doha Open following an ankle injury moments before defeating Olga Govortsova.
"The good news is that Ana Ivanovic is coming to Dubai," Tournament Director Salah Tahlak told Gulf News.
Known for her simplicity and charming looks, Ivanovic has a huge following in the region.
Her rise to the top as the world's third best player is nothing short of sensational over the past 12 months. She injured her ankle while slipping during a baseline exchange with Govortsova at 5-1 30-30 up in the second set.
The tenacious Serb battled valiantly fending off a game point in the bargain before winning 6-3, 6-1 against Govortsova.