In 2005 Ivanovic had her Grand Slam debut, and in her third appearance (in French Open) she reached her first slam quarterfinal.From the other side, two years older Jankovic had a little more experience at the moment and reached semifinal of the US Open in 2006.
Ivanovic continoued winning in their matches, with a straight set victory, 7–6, 6–3.
The most significant match between the pair took place in the semi-finals of the French Open, with the winner having assured of becoming World No.
They met then for a second time in Los Angeles, after last year quarterfinal clash which Jankovic won.
Ivanovic won, but now in three sets – 4–6, 6–3, 7–5.
Although they should play their third match in Montreal, just a week later after Los Angeles, Ivanovic got walkover from Jankovic and then went on to win the title.