Ivanovic eases 2nd round at Qatar Open

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DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Serbia's Ana Ivanovic advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open on Monday when Carla Suarez Navarro withdrew midway through their match because of a back injury.

Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion, was leading 6-1, 4-1 when Suarez Navarro left the court.

Trailing 1-2 in the second set, Suarez Navarro had already sought courtside treatment from the WTA Tour medical team. The 23-year-old Spaniard then briefly left the court before resuming the set.

Ivanovic said after the match "it is very unfortunate for her."