Top-Seeded Ivanovic Upset at Wimbledon

Straight-sets win for China's Zheng, ranked No. 133 in world
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2008 1:00 PM CDT
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia reacts during her Women's Singles, third round match against Zheng Jie of China, on the Number One Court at Wimbledon, Friday, June, 27, 2008.    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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(Newser) – Top-ranked Ana Ivanovic was upset today by Zheng Jie of China in the third round at Wimbledon. Ivanovic lost 6-1, 6-4 to Zheng, who entered the Centre Court match ranked No. 133. Ivanovic earned the No. 1 ranking after a victory at the French Open. The 20-year-old Serbian player had to save two match points in her second-round win over Nathalie Dechy.

She had no answer for the powerful shots from Zheng, a former Wimbledon doubles champion. Ivanovic went out a day after third-seeded Maria Sharapova was upset in the second round.