Third seed Jelena Jankovic ended the impressive run of Australian Casey Dellacqua defeating her 7-6 6-1 in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Jankovic could have finished the first set much earlier. At 5-2, as she served out to take the set, Dellacqua broke her and went on to level to 5-all. Then the players exchanged breaks to take the set to a tie-break in which the Jankovic dominated. In the second set the Serb didn’t waste her chances and finished it off in 31 minutes.
So far, Casey Dellacqua’s best performance at a Grand Slam was reaching the second round at the US Open 2007, so the world No.78 can be more than happy despite losing to Jankovic. Not to mention that the 22-year-old Dellacqua will become the best-ranked Australian female tennis player, overtaking Samantha Stosur.
In the quarterfinals, Jelena Jankovic will face defending champion Serena Williams, seeded-seventh.