Wimbledon 2008 – Ivanovic latest top seed to fall
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Ana Ivanovic became the latest in a line of big names to lose early at Wimbledon, joining the likes of Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, and James Blake. Ivanovic fell in straight sets to Jie Zheng of China in 6-1, 6-4. This stunning loss comes right on the heels of Ivanovic’s first career Grand Slam title, and this is also the first time she has been seeded #1 at a Grand Slam.
Like Sharapova, Ivanovic has been saying that she is mentally tired and physically exhausted and she looked it in this match. Her groundstrokes didn’t penetrate like they usually do, and her movement wasn’t as fluid as she would have liked. With both her and Sharapova out, this really opens up the draw for the Williams sisters, Jelena Jankovic, and the Russian contingent.
Who is your favorite now?