The beautiful smile on her face says it all. Ana Ivanovic won over Laura Robson who had match point and double faulted.
Robson – who has split with her Croatian coach Zeljko Krajan – had plenty of opportunities to claim another famous scalp in a matter of days, after hammering Radwanska on Monday.
She took the first set and served for the match at 5-3 in the decider, but the 2008 French Open champion came storming back to book her place in the quarter-finals with a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win in two hours and 13 minutes.
The encounter contained 83 unforced errors and 15 breaks of serve between them, so it was perhaps unsurprising that Robson served a double fault on match point, although no one could argue that it was not gripping.
Ivanovic is a former world No. 1 but the last few years of her career have been shaped by a struggle to get back inside the top ten. On several occasions she’s looked capable, yet has been solidly ranked between No. 10 – No. 20 in recent times. Very few people, if anyone, will be backing her to win this tournament, but her ability is not in question. The Serb dominated Chanelle Scheepers in round two, clinching a 6-2 6-2 success in the process.