Aegon Classic: Ana Ivanovic wins first grass-court title at Edgbaston

Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic lost only 21 games all week at Edgbaston

Ana Ivanovic won her first grass-court title with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the Aegon Classic final at Edgbaston.

Top seed Ivanovic, 26, had her serve broken in the opening game but broke straight back and dominated thereafter.

It was the former world number one's third title in 2014 and 14th overall.

The Serb, world ranked 13, had won both previous meetings with Zahlavova Strycova, who lost to Heather Watson in the French Open first round last month.

Ivanovic had been in excellent form all week, not dropping a set and losing only 21 games on her way to the title in Birmingham, and two breaks in each set were enough to see off the 28-year-old Czech.

Looking ahead to Wimbledon, she said: "I couldn't ask for better preparation than to win my first title on grass."