Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Jankovic goes another 3 sets in Charleston

Jankovic had to fight hard today (photo by Daniel Ward)
2007 champion Jelena Jankovic had to play another long match in Charleston today. She fell down on the clay again, but that was the least of her problems. Caroline Garcia took her forehand (not to mention the rest of her repertoire) to Jankovic this evening on the Althea Gibson Club Court. The Frenchwoman took the first set 7-5. Jankovic won the second set, saving two match points, with a 12-10 score in the tiebreak, and then won the third set 6-3.

Jankovic, who is a fan favorite in Charleston, will play Jessica Pegula in the next round. Pegula has already taken out up-and-coming Spanish player Garbine Muguruza and 8th seed Mona Barthel. The winner of the Jankovic vs. Pegula match will then play either Eugenie Bouchard or 2010 champion Samantha Stosur. Bouchard defeated best friend Laura Robson today.

2nd seed Caroline Wozniacki advanced today, as did Andrea Petkovic and Madison Keys.

Laura Robson was beaten by friend Eugenie Bouchard (photo by Daniel Ward)
2012 runner-up Lucie Safarova was one of today's winners (photo by Daniel Ward)

One of the winning doubles teams today was the Australian pair, Ashleigh Barty and Anastasia Rodionova. Barty continues to delight fans with her doubles skills, and both she and Rodionova put on a good show this afternoon. They defeated Natalie Grandin and Vladimira Uhlirova 6-2, 6-2.

Rain is predicted for tomorrow, so there may be only a few matches--or no matches at all--played.


Todd.Spiker said...

Dare I say it... JJ has been every QC-esque of late. ;)

Todd.Spiker said...

"VERY" QC-esque, I mean, of course. Hmmm... are JJ-related typos a sign of even more future chaos? :D

Diane said...

And...some heavy weather is forecast for Charleston, and--you know--she's still here.