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Ivanovic strains ankle ligaments, out of Qatar Open

Updated: February 21, 2008, 9:39 AM ET
Reuters

DOHA, Qatar -- Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia withdrew from the Qatar Open on Thursday after injuring her left ankle while beating Olga Govortsova of Belarus the previous day.

Ivanovic, runner-up to Maria Sharapova at last month's Australian Open, slipped on the baseline when leading Govortsova 6-3, 5-1, and struggled to finish the second-round match.

"It's still pretty painful and hard for me to step on. I'm very disappointed the way I had to end this tournament," Ivanovic told ...

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