Robin Soderling’s compatriot, Sofia Arvidsson, has been defeated by Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. Ivanovic won the match in the straight sets by 6-2, 6-2. The Swedish player kept struggling throughout the match and didn’t manage to find a way to upset Ivanovic. The Serbian player looked in terrific form and dominated Arvidsson right from the first minute of the match.

Arvidsson started making unforced errors right from the beginning of the match. Ivanovic got a breakpoint in the opening game of the match and she didn’t miss the opportunity. She broke Arvidsson’s service to take a lead of 1-0. Ivanovic held her service in the next game and the score became 2-0. Arvidsson managed to level the scores by breaking Ivanovic’s service in the fourth game. But, that was it for Arvidsson in the first set. She wasn’t able to win any more game in the set. Ivanovic won the last four games in a row and grabbed the first set easily. In the second set, things were not much different from the first one. Ivanovic created a number of opportunities and capitalized on most of them. She broke the service of the Swedish player four times and won the second set by 6-2 to wrap up the match.

In the post match interview, Ivanovic said that Arvidsson is a good player and she played some fantastic return shots, but, she was not that good on her service which ultimately cost her match. As per Ivanovic, she is happy with the way she played her forehand shots. She desperately wants to get back at the top of the rankings again and for this, she would have to keep winning matches one after the other. She is in good form at the moment and she would like to continue playing in the same way in the further matches as well. In the third round, Ivanovic will play against Sloane Stephens of USA.