ana’s firsts: a no. 1 ranking and a grand slam title

Ana Ivanovic did one better than last year’s Roland Garros performance — when she won only three games against Justine Henin — by denying Dinara Safina another come-from-match-point-down performance. She shut out the Russian, who was also vying for her first Grand Slam, with the 6-4, 6-3 win.

Henin, who would’ve taken this whole thing had she not retired 24 days prior to the final, was on hand to pass the baton to Ana. The Serb earned the No. 1 spot as of yesterday’s rankings and becomes the first woman to win a title for Serbia (following Nenad Zimonjic as the first Serb ever to win a GS title and Nole Djokovic as the first singles winner).

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  1. The gods must like her. It’s hard not to…LOVE u, my beautiful SERBIAN princess…

  2. It was nice to see justine show up,but I have to disagree w/ you and say that I dont think she would have won if she had made this her last grandslam…she wasnt playing her best tennis at wall prior to this….

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