Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was bundled out of the WTA Korea Open yesterday, but there was better news for Dinara Safina who continued her comeback from injury with a battling win.

The 22-year-old Serbian, who won the 2008 French Open before her slide down the rankings, blew a one-set lead against Vera Dushevina to crash out in the first round 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the rain-hit tournament.

Safina fared better, overcoming Romania’s Simona Halep 6-4, 6-4.

The Russian was handed a wildcard as she fights back from a lower back injury and will now play her compatriot, the third seeded Maria Kirilenko, who beat Poland’s Urszula Radwanska in straight sets.

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