Jankovic retires, hands Wozniacki quick progress in Stuttgart


The 2008 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix champion Jelena Jankovic started her first round encounter with Caroline Wozniacki well, earning a 3-1 lead and even having chances to make it bigger, but the sixth-seeded Dane then went on a roll, won five straight games to take the first set 6-3. In the ninth game Jankovic had three break opportunities, but Wozniacki was not looking back and continued the momentum in the second set by breaking Jankovic’s serve right away. The disappointment then struck, as Jankovic retired after 55 minutes of play.

Serbia lost another representative this Wednesday in Stuttgart, when Ana Ivanovic fell to wildcard Mona Barthel 7-5 7-6(4).

Another match was cut short by injury today – second seed Maria Sharapova advanced when Alize Cornet called it a day at 6-3 1-0 because of a right shoulder injury in their second round match. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)


  1. Disappointing day of action with two matches ending in retirements, but pleased to see Barthel pick up a big win over Ivanovic. I think she has a great shot at her first top 10 win over Bartoli tomorrow…

  2. And Radwanska won easily her match 🙂

    Btw, did you guys saw that:

    Petkovic was ordered to change her shirt and she had to do this on the court! (Don’t know why the officials made her change, is there some rule saying that double partners in Fed cup have to wear the same colours?)

  3. James, the Ivanovic vs. Barthel match was, for a caring observer, an emotionally gruelling, cruel exercise in detachment… How can one possibly be glad for Mona without being sad for Ana – or the other way around? Beats me.


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