The red ANTA dress brought Jelena Jankovic no luck as she made her earliest US Open exit since 2004. The last year’s finalist fell to world No.55 Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3 6-7(4) 7-6(6).
The seesaw match featured a total of 14 breaks of serve. Jankovic was on the brink of defeat on multiple occasions, but managed to crawl back and even had two match points in the hard-earned third-set tiebreak. The Serb failed to convert both and Shvedova sealed victory with an ace on her first match point.
Shvedova’s opponent in the third round will be Gisela Dulko of Argentina.