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2012-06-08 23:01:30

WTA Players to Stop in Texas Prior to U.S. Open Grapevine, Texas (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 The 2012 Texas Tennis Open, which will feature many of the top Women´s Tennis Association (WTA) professional tennis stars, announced today that former No. 1 world-ranked Jelena Jankovic has committed to play in the 2012 event. Jankovic, who has been on the WTA tour since 2000, held a year-end ranking of No. 1 in the world in 2008. She is currently ranked No. 21 in the world. The 2nd annual Texas...

2009-10-02 07:07:51

Maria Sharapova needed a third set Friday but advanced to the finals of the $2 million Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo where she meets Jelena Jankovic for the title. Sharapova used a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 semifinal victory over 11th-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska to reach her second finals since returning to completion following a nine-month layoff due to shoulder surgery. The comeback has been marked by inconsistent serving and, while Sharapova served better in the early rounds in Tokyo, that was again a...

2009-10-01 10:00:30

Jelena Jankovic ended a four-match losing streak to Marion Bartoli with a win that put her into the semifinals of the $2 million Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Jankovic, seeded seventh, hadn't beaten Bartoli since the 2007 French Open and had fallen to 3-5 lifetime against the French player. But in Thursday's quarterfinals, Jankovic used six service breaks in a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Bartoli, who was seeded No. 14. She advanced to the tournament semifinals against 15th-seeded Li Na, who got out of...

2009-06-27 13:39:42

American teenager Melanie Oudin stunned sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic Saturday 6-7 (8-10), 7-5, 6-2 in a women's third-round match at Wimbledon. Oudin's biggest career victory came on a day when No. 3 seed Venus Williams overpowered Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-4, continuing her quest for a second straight title and sixth at the All England Club this decade. The 17-year-old Oudin said she believed she could win despite losing the first set. I had so many chances in the first set so I...

2009-05-26 17:41:58

Former champion Serena Williams, former runner-up Elena Dementieva and U.S. Open runner-up Jelena Jankovic won Tuesday at the French Open. The second-seeded former world No. 1 Williams won 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 over Czech Klara Zakopalova, who beat Serena last month in Marbella, Spain. Zakopalova staved off five match points en route to winning the second set via tie break, and saved three more match points in the third set. The 27-year-old Williams was riding a four-match losing streak...

2009-04-20 09:58:09

Russia's Dinara Safina officially became the No. 1-ranked women's tennis player in the world Monday, replacing Serena Williams of the United States. Safina's brother, Marat Safin, was once the top-ranked men's player. The latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings dropped Williams to No. 2 after 11 straight weeks at the top. Williams, who has been bothered by a leg injury, lost in two recent tournnaments and withdrew from a third. The 22-year-old Safina, winner of four WTA titles in the past...

2009-04-12 14:31:06

Jelena Jankovic beat Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets Sunday to win the women's Andalucia Tennis Experience at Marbella, Spain. The 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory gave the former world No. 1, the second seed at the inaugural tournament, her first title this season and 10th of her career. The 24-year-old Serbian broke the fifth-seeded Suarez Navarro six times on Marbella's red clay. She took home a $112,303 paycheck. The 20-year-old Suarez Navarro, a surprise quarterfinalist at the Australian Open...

2009-02-14 20:23:59

Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo posted a three-set triumph over Serbia's Jelena Jankovic Saturday and will play Elena Dementieva Sunday at the Paris Open. Serena Williams, the top-ranked woman in the world after her Australian Open triumph, withdrew from the tournament. She said she hurt her right knee Friday in a quarterfinal win over Emilie Loit and it did not feel right Saturday. Dementieva, who lost to Williams in the Aussie Open semifinals last month, was the beneficiary Saturday and...

2009-01-24 23:43:52

No. 16 seed Marion Bartoli stunned top-seeded Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 6-4 Sunday in the fourth round at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Jankovic came into the tournament ranked No. 1 in the world despite never having won a Grand Slam tournament. Her French opponent quickly won the first set in 31 minutes, and then capped the biggest win in her career with a forehand winner down the line. I knew I could beat Jelena on a good day, it was just a matter of executing it, play the right shot at the...

2008-06-28 21:00:20

WIMBLEDON, England _ Ask Venus Williams about playing Jelena Jankovic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Or ask Jankovic about playing Williams. They'll deliver the standard line about taking things one round at a time. But on this middle Sunday with all players having a day of rest, it wouldn't be astonishing if both will cast eyes on the second-week draw and see that they're now one win away from reprising a Wimbledon match that Williams would love to erase from her memory bank. It was...

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