Jelena Jankovic has been defeated by her compatriot Ana Ivanovic in the third round of the Australian Open 2013. Ivanovic won the match in the straight sets by 7-5, 6-3. With the help of this comfortable win, Ivanovic reached the pre quarter final round.
There is not much difference in the world rankings of these two players and a tight contest was anticipated by the crowd. But, that didn’t happen. It was Ivanovic who dominated for most parts of the match and pulled off an easy victory.
Ivanovic started pretty well. With a serve break in the third game of the first set, she got ahead by 2-1. The next three games went with the serve and at the end of the sixth game; Ivanovic was leading by 4-2.
Jankovic’s service was broken again in the seventh game. Ivanovic was serving for the set in the 8th game, but, she didn’t manage to serve it out. She dropped her serve and the lead was reduced to 3-5.
Jankovic equalized the scores with another serve break in the 10th game. The set seemed to be going towards the tie breaker, but, that wasn’t the case to be. Ivanovic got yet another breakthrough in the 11th game and then, by holding her serve in the next game, she won the first set.
In the second set, Ivanovic held her entire serve and broke Jankovic’s service in the third and the ninth game to win the set by 6-3.
In the next match, Ivanovic will take on Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. Radwanska has been in great form recently and she has won her last 12 games on the trot. So, it’s not going to be easy for Ivanovic to go past Radwanska.
Ivanovic and Radwanska have played against each other 7 times before. Out of those 7 matches, Ivanovic won 3 and lost 4.