Friday, May 16, 2014
Ivanovic sets up a blockbuster encounter against Williams
Former world no. 1 and 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic defeated 13th seed Carla Suarez Navarro in 3 sets 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of Italy Open to set up a blockbuster encounter against Serena Williams in semi finals. 25-year-old Spaniard fought back in the second set and won it 6-3 to force the match into a deciding set where the Serbian narrowly edged out the Spaniard with one break of serve. She will face the world no. 1 Serena Williams in last 4. The Serbian has beaten the American in their last meeting at the Australian Open. Meanwhile Sara Errani was inspired by huge crowd support to shock China's number two seed Li Na 6-3 4-6 6-2.