Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific Open

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia reacts after getting a point against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their final match of the Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Ivanovic won the match to win the tournament. (AP Photo/Shizuo Ka
Shizuo Kambayashi

TOKYO (AP) Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open.

In a match that featured two former top-ranked players, Ivanovic broke Wozniacki three times in the first set at Ariake Coliseum and won the second-set tiebreaker with a forehand to the corner to capture her first Pan Pacific title.

Ivanovic, ranked No. 8, did not drop a set en route to the final and is projected to move up to No. 5 with the victory.

U.S. Open finalist Wozniacki, the tournament winner in 2010, had her serve broken to go down 3-2 in the first set and then lost the next three games as Ivanovic seized the momentum.

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