In what seems to be a very fierce rivarly, Ana Ivanović came on top as she beat fellow Serb Jelena Janković to book a place in the 4th Round of the Australian Open.
The match finished in straight sets but it was far from a easy victory for Ivanović. She was on a roll in the first set going up 5-2 at one point but Janković stormed back and leveled things at 5 games all. Ivanović then broke her serve and took the first set with a Ace.
A couple of year back fans were accustomed to seeing these two clash in latter stages of Grand Slams, rather than in the 3rd round. Both players find themselves outside the Top 10 in WTA rankings.
"Of course there is going to be rivalry, but I think there is healthy rivalry too because you kind of push each other. We played in the 2008 French Open (semi-finals) and then here we were both in the semi-finals in 2008, so it definitely brings a lot of memories. We haven't played each other in a grand slam for a while, but it's always tough. She's still a very good player and even though we are different opponents now than we were then, still it's a battle, and every match you want to win."
The number 13 seed Ivanović will play Poland's fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the 4th Round. She has lost the last four meetings between the two.