Jelena Jankovic has been defeated by Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in a third round match of the China Open. Navarro won the match in the straight sets by 7-5, 6-4. There were a number of unforced errors made by Jankovic in the match. The former world no. 1 lost the match in 1 hour and 58 minutes. This was the sixth match between these two players and Navarro has won two of them.

After winning the match, Navarro said, “I had lost quite a few matches against Jelena in the past. So, I was a bit nervous before coming into the match and because of that nervousness, I made some mistakes in the beginning. But, I am happy that I raised the standard of my game at the right point of time.”

Jankovic started the match in a fantastic manner. She got a couple of breakthroughs and won the first three games in a row to take a lead of 3-0. It seemed that the Serbian superstar would win the set comfortably, but, Navarro wasn’t going to give up that easily. She broke Jankovic’s service in the fourth game and served out the next game to reduce the lead to 3-2.

Jankovic broke Navarro’s service for the third time in the seventh game to make the score 5-2. She only had to hold her service in the next game to win the first set, but, she missed on that opportunity. Navarro got three breakthroughs after that and won the next five games consecutively to win the first set by 7-5.

In the second set, both the players were very weak on their service. Navarro held her service in the first game. But, after that there were 8 consecutive breakthroughs in the set and at the end of the ninth game, the score was 5-4 in the favour of Navarro. The Spaniard managed to get another breakthrough in the 10th game and won the match.

Navarro will take on Marion Bartoli of France in her next match.