“To beat both Williams sisters in two days is really amazing,” said Jelena. “I’m really proud of myself. It doesn’t happy too often.” Serena, though, felt like it was her match to win, telling the press, “I wasn’t playing the points right. I feel like I should have won, could have won. I think I had an apple in my throat, but it is what it is.”
The Spaniard is ranked 26th, and following her 6-4, 6-2 victory, is guaranteed to improve her ranking by several spots. Ivanovic has slipped all the way down to 58th, but will also be assured of a significant ranking increase after her surprisingly impressive showing in Italy.