Ivanovic takes French Open crown

Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic claimed her first grand slam title on Saturday after easing to victory against Dinara Safina in the final of the French Open.

Ivanovic, runner up at Roland Garros 12 months ago, went one better in 2008 by posting a 6-4 6-3 victory over the 13th-seeded Russian on Philippe Chatrier Court.

The 20-year-old from Belgrade was always in control of the match, and received the Suzanne Lenglen Cup from recently retired Justine Henin – her conqueror in the 2007 final.

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