Jelena Jankovic has defeated Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the second round of the French Open. Jankovic won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-0.

Jankovic who has been given 18th seed in this tournament looked a bit out of touch in the first few games of the match, but, after that, she gathered her focus and played some tremendous shots to take her opponent apart.

In the post match interview, Jankovic said, “It’s nice to secure a big win in the first round match. It will set the tone nicely for the upcoming matches. I started a bit tentatively today, but, I tried to stay composed and managed to pulled thing back.  I am glad with my performance today.”

On the other hand, Muguruza was disheartened after losing the match. She said, “I got a fantastic start and I should have capitalized on that. But, I gave away too many easy points after that and lost the plot. It really hurts to end up on the losing side after having such a good start.”

In the first set, Jankovic started poorly. She dropped her serve in the 2nd game and lost the first three games in a row to get trailed by 0-3.

But, after that, Jankovic didn’t give her Spanish opponent any opportunity whatsoever. With the help of three serve breaks, she bagged the next 6 games successively and sealed the set by 6-3.

In the following set, Jankovic was even more aggressive. She got five break chances in that set and she cashed on three of them to register a bagel and wrap up the match.

In the next round, Jankovic will face the winner of the match between Samantha Stosur of Australia and Kristina Mladenovic of France.