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Despite win, Ivanovic notably struggling to regain form

From Ana Ivanovic's difficult first-round encounter to another breakdown from Marat Safin, Ravi Ubha looks at the top five events from Tuesday's action at the U.S. Open.

Updated: August 27, 2008, 11:37 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

1. The No. 1 women's seed won't win the title: Perhaps even the woman herself, Ana Ivanovic, wouldn't argue with that. The Serbian starlet looked sluggish in a three-set win over Russian Vera Dushevina, the first-round encounter nevertheless featuring Ivanovic's usual fist pumps and gyrations returning second serves.

Ivanovic missed the Olympics with a right thumb injury and resumed practice only about a week ago. It turns out a few cysts were causing inflammation.

"I'm ...

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