It wasn't too long ago when Ana Ivanovic was out of the top 60 and practically unable to toss her serve in her own vicinity. Things have clearly changed.
The Serbian has slowly but surely returned to her hard-hitting, flat-groundstroking game that brought her to the top of the sport in June of 2008. In Linz on Sunday the now 29th ranked Ivanovic routed Patty Schnyder 6-1, 6-2 in just 45 minutes, closing the match out with an ace on her second MP. It was obvious that emotions were running high for Ana. Playing in her first final in 19 months, the 2008 French Open champ came out with a chip on her shoulder. After switching between several coaches in the past couple years, Ana seems to have found her match in Heinz Gunthardt.
"Winning again after two years is so wonderful, just unbelievable," said Ivanovic, who didn't drop a set all tournament. "I have been waiting so long for this and I worked hard to achieve it."
Take note, Dinara Safina. This is how you execute a comeback.