Ana IvanoviÄ”¡ looks to continue her recent resurgence in 2011

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta
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Ana IvanoviÄ”¡ is hoping her recent triumph in Bali will help to propel her back to the pinnacle of women’s tennis next year.

IvanoviÄ”¡, who slipped down the rankings in the wake of sealing her first grand slam title at the French Open in 2008, beat Russia’s Alisa Kleybanova in straight sets to land her tenth title earlier this month.

The 23-year-old’s victory in Austria last month ended a two-year run without a title and the Serb is looking forward to building on her recent resurgence next season.

“Bali brought out some of my best tennis,” said IvanoviÄ”¡. “My confidence is back and tennis is so much more fun when you are confident about your game.

“I will have a short holiday, then begin training for next season. I’m looking forward to the hard physical work that I will do in the preparation period [for the Australian Open].”

Former world No1 IvanoviÄ”¡, who slipped down to No65 in the rankings in July, is now up to No17 ahead of the new season.

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