Second seed Elena Dementieva and third seed Jelena Jankovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.
Dementieva played Agnes Szavay in the second round and despite being 4-1 behind in the first set, the Russian battled back to win the set in the tiebreak. Dementieva then cruised through the second set, but needed five match points to seal victory.
“I am still finding my feet on clay court. It is my first tournament of the year (on clay) and my footwork needs to improve,” said Dementieva, who will next face Marion Bartoli, the winner over Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.
Defending champion Jelena Jankovic overcame Germany’s promising player Sabine Lisicki, who won Family Circle Cup this month, and beat 20th-ranked Patty Schnyder in the previous round in Stuttgart. The world No.42 Lisicki took Jankovic to three sets, but the Serb won 7-5 5-7 6-3 after two hours and 13 minutes of play.
Jankovic will encounter Flavia Pennetta or sixth seed Nadia Petrova in the quarterfinals. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)
How many Black Russians is Ms. Marija drinking in honor of JJ’s victories? 🙂
Not exactly Black Russians, but something else definitely, haha, as we’re having holidays here and I’m hosting friends from Slovenia. 🙂
Happy holidays! Please try not to get too wild, once again I advise Ms. Marija to keep the fun clean and safe Ha, Ha, Ha. Perhaps you would prefer vodka for the occasion. 😉
So far, it’s been clean. Haha, I won’t embarrass you. But tomorrow I’m going to a wedding!
Have fun at the wedding. I hope you catch the bouquet. 😉
Now I fell ill, so I couldn’t go to wedding. Pity. Nothing of the bouquet. 😛
Sorry that you fell ill and couldn’t attend the wedding. 🙁
Hope you feel better. 🙂
From the bottom of my heart I hope is not “swine flu”.
Thank you, Carlos. I’m already feeling much better. I just needed some rest.