Second seed Jelena Jankovic defeated Russia’s Nadia Petrova 6-4 6-3 in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix final to win her second title in two weeks. The victory earned the world No.2 her eighth career title and a shiny red Porsche Carrera 911.
Jankovic broke Petrova’s serve in the opening game to take the first set. In the second she led 3-1 with three break points for 4-1, but the 2006 Stuttgart champion Petrova tied at 3-3. Afterward, however, Jankovic regrouped and took the next three games for the title.
Jankovic improved her career record against the world No.18 Petrova to 6-2, with now three of those victories coming at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Before beating Nadia Petrova, Jankovic had defeated Alona Bondarenko, seed No.7 Vera Zvonareva, and sixth-seeded Venus Williams at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.