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Ivanovic puts away Dechy 10-8 in third set to reach third round

Updated: June 25, 2008, 9:17 PM ET
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WIMBLEDON, England -- Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic survived a big scare Wednesday to advance to the third round at Wimbledon with a 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 10-8 win over Nathalie Dechy.

Ivanovic was erratic against the resilient, No. 97-ranked Dechy, who saved two match points on her own serve in the 12th game of the third set.

Ivanovic set up three more match points at 0-40 in the 18th game and, after Dechy saved one, the 20-year-old Serb squealed with delight and kissed the net after hitting ...

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