* Ivanovic into fourth round
* French Open champion sets up Pennetta clash
(Refiles fixing slugging)
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 16 Defending
champion Ana Ivanovic beat Argentina's Gisela Dulko 6-3, 6-3 to
reach the fourth round of the WTA event in Indian Wells on
The Serbian fifth seed was not totally convincing but did
enough to set up a clash with Italian 12th seed Flavia
"When it was very close on both sets I stepped up a little
bit more and I just went for my shots and followed my
instincts. I played really well," Ivanovic told reporters.
With Ivanovic making too many errors early on, 31st seed
Dulko broke to lead 3-2 in the opening set.
Ivanovic quickly pulled her game together, however, reeling
off four straight games for the set before easing through the
second to clinch victory.
Since winning the French Open last summer, Ivanovic has
been struggling for confidence, winning just one tournament, at
the end of last year.
But the 21-year-old said her new coach, Craig Kardon, who
signed up with her last month, had helped restore her belief in
"I had lots of doubts about my game in the past six
months," Ivanovic said. "So finally I feel like I have strategy
and also a plan in place again. It gives me a lot of security
Pennetta beat American qualifier Angela Haynes 4-6, 6-4,
6-1 while seventh seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and
Hungary's 22nd seed Agnes Szavay also advanced to the last 16.
(Writing by Simon Cambers; Editing by Alastair Himmer)