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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jankovic win impresses spying eyes

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Jankovic joy

Jelena Jankovic booked her third round spot by breezing past Iveta Benesova 6-2, 6-4 in an evening match closely observed by Richard Williams, father and coach of her projected quarter-final opponent Venus Williams.

Of course, the No.6 seed will need to reach that stage first, having fallen at the fourth round stage three years running, but the Williams spying mission will have gleaned plenty of intelligence that Jankovic will not only be lining up against Venus but ready to give her a good match.

Her encounter against Benesova had promised to be a closer affair - with their head-to-head tally standing at 1-1 – but Jankovic got off to a quick start and never looked back.

The Serb notched up four break points in the opening game and converted the last with a sizzling forehand winner.

An astonishing service game followed in which the Serb proved herself to be the girl with golden serve. Two aces, followed by another two outstanding serves. Benesova could have had an entire dossier of forward intelligence at her fingertips and she wouldn't have been able to live with her opponent at that stage.

And that was all before Richard Williams arrived to cast his eye over proceedings. He would have had plenty to take note of as Jankovic upped her attacking play to claim the first set in 25 minutes.

Benesova recovered momentarily in the second and familiar Jankovic squeals echoed around the court.
But the former world number one was never in doubt, hitting only six unforced errors compared to her opponent’s 15 and firing off 16 winners.

Two more similar efforts in the upcoming rounds and she can pit her wits against Venus.

Court 2 - Ladies' Singles - 2nd Round
Iveta Benesova CZE 24
Jelena Jankovic SRB (6)Winner66

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