Video: Ivanovic wins point, nails celebration

Sunday September 4th, 2011

Ana Ivanovic and Sloane Stephens played an epic point on Saturday that put Ivanovic's hard hitting against Stephens' defensive skills. Ivanovic won it to a secure the break, and her adorable celebration may have eclipsed the quality of the point.

"I was a little bit excited," she said, laughing. "But, like I said, it was emotional. And the crowd really got behind us. It was a lot of excitement, a lot of buildup. I think it was a great rally. We were hitting the ball so well. To finish the point on that note and on a shot like that, it was really exciting.

But, you know, doesn't matter if it was break point. Even if it was first point of the match, I would probably be as excited."

Being excited was never Ana's problem. Winning points was. Nice to see the two come together here.

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