Ana Ivanovic beats Angelique Kerber in Dubai Open's opening round

Ana Ivanovic lost the first set but managed to hold on to her nerves and came back hard to win the next two sets to claim the match.

updated: February 19, 2014 12:00 IST
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Dubai: Ana Ivanovic, world no.12, from Serbia Tuesday beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in the first round of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here.

After losing the first set, Ivanovic found back her pace and quickly decided the second set for herself, reported Xinhua.

In the tie-break of the third and last set, Kerber appeared more exhausted, and failed to find an efficient defence against Ivanovic's powerful forehand, who at 1.84 metres height is 11 centimetres taller than Kerber.

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