Queens of the desert

(Last Updated On: March 13, 2012)

Ivanovic (right), with Sorana Cirstea, is healthy, but needs to add more muscle.

FROM THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN AT INDIAN WELLS -Ana Ivanovic loves the desert, as does Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki. They have all won BNP Paribas Open titles, feel comfortable in the environs and also threw sand in the faces of pummeled foes on Saturday.

Let’s begin with Ivanovic, who avenged her Roland Garros defeat to Johanna Larsson 6-1 6-2. She looked well in control of the match, played aggressive when she had to, moved swiftly to the ball, served consistently and dictated with her forehand.

But Ivanovic appears to have a bit of a fitness issue, which does not mean that she is hurt, as she’s been working diligently on her recovery skills. She is also as fast as she

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