Friday, March 19, 2010

Jankovic advances to Indian Wells final

Look who's back. BNP Paribas Open 6th seed Jelena Jankovic, who has had a hard time of it on the tour for months, now finds herself in the final of Indian Wells. Jankovic, serving better than usual and returning very well, defeated semifinal opponent Samantha Stosur 6-2, 6-4 today to reach the final. Jankovic was more than up to the task, while Stosur--struggling with her backhand, and  sometimes even with her dangerous forehand--played too carelessly to get past the 6th seed.

Jankovic has not been in a final since the Tokyo tournament of 2009, in which she had to retire.

Jankovic will face either 2nd seed Caroline Wozniacki or 5th seed Agnieszka Radwanska.


BS said...

It's so nice to see Jankovic back in the final of a major tournament - where she belongs. Chips Brooks seems to have had a great effect on her already. I hope they continue to work together.

Diane said...

He's a member of the Bollettieri staff. Returning to the Bollettieri Academy was just the right move this time.