Ivanovic beats Safina for French Open title

June 7th, 2008 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Paris, June 7 (DPA) Ana Ivanovic of Serbia defeated Russian Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3 to win the women’s French Open title Saturday. The second-seeded Ivanovic, 20, won her first career Grand Slam trophy on her third attempt in a final. She took 1 hour 38 minutes to defeat Safina, who was the 13 seed playing in her first final at the majors.

Ivanovic will also be the new top ranked women when the next WTA rankings are released on Monday, dethroning Russian Maria Sharapova.

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