Ivanovic unable to meet lofty expectations

Ana Ivanovic never fully recovered from the high of her first major title at the French Open. In the third round of Wimbledon on Friday, the world No. 1 showed little resistance in a 6-1, 6-4 loss to Zheng Jie.

Originally Published: June 18, 2008
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- When Ana Ivanovic played Nathalie Dechy in the second round at Wimbledon two days ago, she benefited from a net cord facing match point and ultimately escaped in a three-and-a-half hour epic.

There was no such luck on Friday.

Fresh off her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open, the world No. 1 exited 6-1, 6-4 against feisty Chinese baseliner Zheng Jie, who only got into the tournament thanks to a wildcard after an ankle injury sent her ranking ...

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