Monterrey Gallery: The First Of Many?
From Megan Moulton-Levy and Darija Jurak's doubles breakthrough to the first all-Serbian WTA final, there were a lot of firsts in Monterrey this year...
Published April 06, 2014 12:10
It was a memorable week at the Abierto Monterrey, beginning with a massive upset on the first day...
Kimiko Date-Krumm stunned top seed and recent Indian Wells winner Flavia Pennetta in the first round.
Date-Krumm would eventually make it through to her first WTA semifinal since Bali back in 2010.
Pennetta wasn't the only early casualty - No.4 seed Kirsten Flipkens was also ousted first round.
Young Serb Jovana Jaksic would eventually be the one to make it through the top half of the draw...
And she won an absolute nail-biter of a semifinal match against former World No.4 Date-Krumm.
The semifinal on the bottom half saw Ana Ivanovic beat fellow former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki.
History was made: Ivanovic and Jaksic were set to play the first all-Serbian final in WTA history.
The No.2-seeded Ivanovic lost the first six points of the match but regrouped very quickly...
She ended up beating her countrywoman and good friend Jaksic as the clock struck one hour, 62 61.
Ivanovic now has two WTA titles on the year - she won the ASB Classic in Auckland in Week 1.
Meanwhile, Megan Moulton-Levy and Darija Jurak won their career-first WTA titles in the doubles.