Ana Ivanovic is in love, with the tennis net!

June 26th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 26 (ANI): Just when Ana Ivanovic thought that she was about to kiss Wimbledon goodbye, the ace tennis place made a lucky escape, thanks to the luckiest of net cords at match point.

The top seed staged an amazing comeback in a 3hr 24min marathon against Dechy.

But it needed the luckiest of net cords at match point in the second set to save Ivanovic.

After clinching a 6-7 7-6 10-8 victory, Ivanovic, 20, thanked her stars and raced to plant a kiss on the net.

I kissed the net because I felt so lucky. If it wasnt for that net Id be booking my flight back home, The Sun quoted her, as saying.

Ive never had a stroke of luck like that in a match. It was amazing. Someone upstairs made the ball roll over, she added.

World No. 1 and French Open champ Ivanovic was praying for divine intervention after losing the first set tiebreak on Court One, having squandered a 5-2 lead.

And she was looking down the barrel as she served at 4-5 down in the second set.

The Serb rescued one match point with a forehand winner before hitting another forehand. And the ball hit the net tape, paused, and rolled over.

Ivanovic went on to level the contest on a second tiebreak to set up a decider.

French star Dechy, 29, said: The net deserved a kiss. I thought Id won, as it stayed on the net for just a tiny bit.

Then I saw. I was, like, gee theres maybe somebody in the sky who helped her.

Ivanovic added: The ball hit the net and it was in the air for a couple of seconds. It was moving away, so I thought it may go out. (ANI)

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