Jelena Jankovic

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Upset Bug Bites No. 5 Jankovic

(Newser) - One night after her beloved grandmother died back in her native Serbia, fifth seed Jelena Jankovic fell victim to the upset bug at the US Open today, losing in the second round to Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. "I was very sad and emotionally I was really not on... More »

Clijsters Roars Back With Win

Belgian defeats Kutuzova in lopsided straight sets

(Newser) - Kim Clijsters, the 2005 US Open champ who’s been absent from the game since having a child two years ago, made a triumphant return to the tournament today, the New York Times reports. The unseeded Belgian easily dispatched Viktoriya Kutuzova 6-1, 6-1 in the first game at Arthur Ashe.... More »

US Teen Oudin Upsets Jankovic

(Newser) - American teenager Melanie Oudin pulled off the biggest upset of the first week at Wimbledon today, beating former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, 6-7 (8), 7-5, 6-2. The No. 6-seeded Jankovic struggled with the heat on a sunny, 82-degree afternoon and took a 12-minute break after the first set. Meanwhile, five-time... More »

Serena Cruises to US Open Final Against Jankovic

(Newser) - Serena Williams tried to apologize after smacking Dinara Safina with a hard shot at the US Open semifinal today. She finally said sorry when both players were standing at the net, after the American wrapped up a 6-3, 6-2 victory—a decade after winning her first major title here. "... More »

Venus Wins With Record Serve at Wimbledon

Defending champ advances to fourth round after dispatching Sanchez

(Newser) - Venus Williams served her way into history today, dispatching Spaniard Maria Sanchez 6-1, 7-5 and finishing with a 127-mph delivery, the fastest ever by a woman at Wimbledon. “I was happy with that one,” gushed the defending champ, aiming for her fourth title. She and number two seed... More »

Will This Be Serena's Year at French Open?

With Henin retired, she's got a chance to regain her dominance

(Newser) - Justine Henin's abrupt retirement clears the way for Serena Williams to reassert herself in women's tennis, writes Tom Perrotta in the New York Sun, and there's no better place to start than this week's French Open. Last year, Henin took Williams down in all three majors, but Serena now seems... More »

Shaky Serena Beats Jankovic For Title

Williams is 14-1 this year after her fifth Key Biscayne crown

(Newser) - Serena Williams screamed at herself, broke her racket and then finally finished off Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 for her fifth title at the Sony Ericsson Open today. Williams survived some tense moments in the last set and an improbable comeback by Jankovic, who trailed 5-3 in the second set.... More »

Sharapova Downs Jankovic to Reach Finals

Russian awaits winner of Ivanovic and Hantuchova match

(Newser) - Maria Sharapova reached her second consecutive Australian Open final by blowing away Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 6-1. The fifth-seeded Russian, who lost badly to Serena Williams in last year’s championship match, was never in any serious trouble against the third-seeded Jankovic. The Serb battled shoulder and leg injuries throughout the... More »

Serena Bounced in Australia

No. 3 ranked Jankovic knocks off the defending champ in straight sets

(Newser) - Third-ranked Jelena Jankovic ended the run of defending champion Serena Williams today in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-4, reports the AP. Williams, who had cruised through her first four matches without losing so much as a set, appeared sluggish chasing down shots and lost some speed on... More »

Nadal, Sharapova Advance

Williams, Henin, Ferrero taste victory

(Newser) - Spain’s Rafael Nadal quickly advanced to the Australian Open’s fourth round today, when a calf injury forced French opponent Paul-Henri Matthieu to drop out; Nadal was ahead 6-4, 3-0. Justine Henin made short work of her opponent, Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei, 6-2, 6-2, as did Maria Sharapova, who... More »

Top Women's Seeds Advance at Melbourne

Serena, Sharapova, Henin move on in '08's first Grand Slam event

(Newser) - Top seed Justine Henin started the '08 Grand Slam season the way she ended last year's - with a victory; this time with a two-set win over Aiko Nakamura of Japan, reports AP. Defending champion Serena Williams, sporting bright fuchsia on this day, took to the new blue Plexicushion surface... More »

Venus Prevails, Will Face Henin

Will now play Justine Henin, the woman who defeated Serena yesterday

(Newser) - Venus Williams came back from a slow start to defeat 3-seed Jelena Jankovic in the US Open quarterfinals last night. The Serb went up a set and a break but lost her momentum in the second, and ultimately falling 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 to the American superstar. Venus' sister Serena was... More »

Williams Sisters Advance to Quarters

Siblings stay on course to meet in Open semis

(Newser) - One of the US Open women's semifinals may be a family affair: Both Williams sisters are making serious runs at the final four. Venus, seeded 12th, and eighth seed Serena haven't lost a set yet, and each buzzed through her fourth-round match yesterday in two sets. Serena showed no ill... More »

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