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Ivanovic back on track with Linz triumph

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  • Ana Ivanovic beats Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-1 to win WTA tournament in Linz
  • Ivanovic had not won a title since claiming the French Open at Roland Garros
  • Olympic champion Elena Dementieva clinches Fortis Championship
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(CNN) -- Top seed Ana Ivanovic returned to winning ways with a straight sets rout of Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-1 on Sunday in the final of the WTA tournament in Linz.

Ivanovic takes part in a colorful victory ceremony in Linz after beating Zvonareva.

It was the Serb's first title since claiming the French Open and her third of a season which has fizzled out since her triumph at Roland Garros.

Injury and poor form have seen the 20-year-old slip to fourth in the world rankings, but a semifinal appearance in Zurich paved the way for her eighth career title in Austria.

Ivanovic converted all six break points against Zvonareva, who double-faulted seven times and wrapped up victory in just 51 minutes.

The ninth-ranked Zvonareva was also looking for her third title of the season after winning in Prague and Guangzhou.

She qualified for the season-ending WTA Tour Championships in Doha, Qatar, by reaching the semifinals in Linz.

Meanwhile top seed Elena Dementieva of Russia beat Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to win her third title of the year at the Fortis Championships in Luxembourg.

Olympic champion Dementieva lost the first set to the 18-year-old Dane before taking the decider on a tiebreak as she ran out a 2-6 6-4 7-6 winner.

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