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Ivanovic sails past Petrova, expected to rise to 4th in WTA rankings

Updated: August 12, 2007, 9:20 PM ET
Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. -- A couple of childhood friends gave Serbia one of its best sporting days Sunday.

Ana Ivanovic hit 31 winners, including 23 off her powerful forehand, and beat Nadia Petrova 7-5, 6-4 to win the East West Bank Classic.

Ivanovic completed a big day for the Eastern European country by winning her second tournament of the year. Earlier, countryman Novak Djokovic upset world No. 1 Roger Federer in three sets to win the Rogers Cup title in Montreal.

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