Ivanovic sails into French Open semi-finals

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 02, 2015 9:32 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Former champion Ana Ivanovic was at her brilliant, aggressive best as the seventh seed swept aside Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-2 on Tuesday to storm into the French Open semi-finals.

The Serb, who lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Cup in 2008, shrugged off the windy conditions to set up a meeting with Spain's Garbine Muguruza or Czech Lucie Safarova.

Ivanovic took control early on and never allowed her 19th-seeded opponent into the contest on Court Philippe Chatrier.

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She put an end to a one-sided encounter on her third match point with a forehand passing shot.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot, editing by Tony Jimenez)