Jankovic stopped in Sydney opener, Wozniacki wins first match of the season

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Jelena Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic came to Sydney fresh off her Brisbane semifinals and on the wings of her last season’s rise from No.22 to No.8 in the rankings, but Ekatarina Makarova, making a comeback after more than four months of not playing, had other plans and knocked out the fourth-seeded Serb 6-4 6-2 in the first round of the Apia International Sydney.

The newly-engaged Caroline Wozniacki, seeded sixth, was also playing her first match of the season, having withdrawn from the Brisbane International with a right shoulder injury she picked up in practice, and survived a touch challenge from Julia Goerges to advance to the second round 3-6 6-2 6-4, while fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber managed to defeat Dominika Cibulkova for the first time in five tries, 7-6(5) 7-5.

Top seed at the tournament is Agnieszka Radwanska and she’s still enjoying her first-round bye.

At the Hobart International also played this week, the top seed is home star Samantha Stosur and she made it to the second round but after a very tough match that involved rain delays and a very determined world No.147 Madison Brengle. Final score: 6(4)-7 6-1 7-6(5). (photo: Jimmie48)


  1. Jelena Jankovic might be a good player. I do like her but I also love Sunia Mirza of India as she is so beautiful


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