Jelena Jankovic beats Gisela Dulko to reach third round in rainy Rome

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Jelena Jankovic, who won the Internazionali BNL d’Italia title in 2007 and 2008, defeated Gisela Dulko 6-3 7-6(6) in the second round. Jankovic could have advanced much more quickly, but she let the Argentinean world...

Jelena Jankovic relieved and happy about her tennis as mother gets healthier

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World No.4 Jelena Jankovic admitted a month and a half ago that her disappointing tennis results had a lot to do with her worrying about her mother Snezana's health. Now, the situation is much...

Maria Sharapova prolongs injury layoff, to miss Rome and Madrid

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Maria Sharapova is about to skip two more tournaments, failing to recover from the infamous shoulder injury. The WTA said in a statement that the Russian has pulled out from next month’s clay-court tournaments Internazionali...

WTA reintroduces byes for Rome and Tokyo semifinalists

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The Women's Tennis Association has agreed to bring back byes to certain tournaments in 2009 in order to give players more time to rest between certain high-intensity events. Rome is a 56-draw tournament followed by...

Now we know why Ana Ivanovic lost so early in Rome

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Newly-crowned French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, who has now officially become world number one, revealed why she lost so early at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, the Tier I event which took place in Rome...

Jelena Jankovic beats Alize Cornet, defends her Italian Open title

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World No.4 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia successfully defended a title for the first time in her career with a 6-2 6-2 victory over French qualifier Alize Cornet, ranked 34th in the world. Fourth-seeded Jankovic was...

Maria Sharapova withdraws, Jelena Jankovic to meet Alize Cornet in Rome final

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Jelena Jankovic is now just one step away from defending her Internazionali BNL d’Italia title. The Serb was supposed to play Maria Sharapova in the semifinals, but the Russian withdrew before the match with...

Jelena Jankovic beats Venus Williams, advances to semifinals in Rome

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Defending champion Jelena Jankovic, seeded fourth, dismantled Venus Williams' power game and advanced to the semifinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Jankovic defeated Williams 5-7 6-3 6-2. "I was fighting for every point,"...

Top seed Ana Ivanovic upset by Tsvetana Pironkova in Rome

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Seed No.1 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia suffered a shock 6-4 5-7 6-2 loss to Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome. The fact that Ivanovic lost so...

German Open champion Dinara Safina withdraws from Rome

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Last week was one of the most memorable times in Dinara Safina's career, as she won the Qatar Telecom German Open beating three Top 10 players on the way. Today, the Russian has withdrawn...
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