Holder Jelena Jankovic safely through to Indian Wells third round


Jelena Jankovic started her title defense well, with a dominant 6-2 6-1 victory over American Coco Vandeweghe. The sixth-seeded Jankovic faced no break points during the entire match, while she broke the error-prone teenager, who was making her debut in the Indian Wells main draw, twice in the first set and three times in the second set.

Next for Jankovic is Julia Goerges, seeded No.32. If Jankovic wins that match and Ana Ivanovic wins in the third round against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, the two Serbs will have an encounter in the fourth round.

All the players that advanced to the third round are known now and most seeded players are through, including Kim Clijsters, Vera Zvonareva and Francesca Schiavone. Only seed No.12 Petra Kvitova and seed No.30 Tsvetana Pironkova lost in the second round on Friday. Kvitova was defeated by Zahlavova Strycova, while Pironkova fell to qualifier Alize Cornet. (photo: Johan Rivera)


  1. JJ has a pretty though draw- against(I hope) Ana in last16, and Kim in quarters, so she’s gonna have to work hard if she wants to go far. Btw, I like this new JJ’s dress- it’s so crazy colourful, but very sporty. I’m glad Ana is through, I didn’t watch the match, but Kimiko is a tricky opponent. I hope the girl can finally show us the game she had at the end of 2010, ’cause the begining of the year wasn’t good.

  2. JJ is a great player, no question. But before holding her title a some players against her who are the greatest, too. For example Kim Clijsters or Samantha Stosur.
    I hop Sammie will come in the final. The beginning of this year wasn’t sooo good for her and so she have to win a big title. I think she’ll make it. If not in this tournament, maybe in the next one.


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