Melbourne: Mixed fortunes for Serb stars

MELBOURNE -- It was a day of mixed fortunes for Serbia's tennis stars at the Australian Open, with three victories and two defeats.

Ana Ivanović on her way to victory (FoNet)
Ana Ivanović on her way to victory (FoNet)

On the plus side, men's world no. 3 Novak Đoković overcame Frenchman Jeremie Chardy in straight sets, Jelena Jankovic defeated Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens 2:0 (6:3, 6:2), and Ana Ivanović also scored a straight sets win over Italian Alberta Brianti.

However, it was not such a good day for Serbia's other two representatives in the men's draw, Janko Tipsarević and Viktor Troicki. Tipsarević went down 3:1 (6:3, 6:2, 4:6, 6:3) to Croatia's Mario Čilić, while Troicki meekly succumbed to Spain's Tommy Robredo in straight sets, taking only five games in total.