Jankovic Knocked Out By Errani

Jelena Jankovic has been knocked out of the ongoing French Open. She got beaten by the Italian player Sara Errani in the Round of 32 yesterday.

It was not a one sided fixture by any means. Both the players had their chances, but, at the end, it was Errani, who has been a finalist here at Rolland Garros once in the past, managed to get through. The final stats were 7-6(5), 6-2 in Errani’s favour.

The first set was extremely close and either of the two players could have pulled it off. It went Errani’s way eventually after an intense battle of 1 hour and 20 minutes.

The second set was comparatively lesser competitive one. Jankovic looked a bit tired and dropped points easily. Her serve was broken twice by her Italian opponent and she lost the match.

Talking to the reporters in the post match interview, Errani said, “I had to work very, very hard for each and every point. You need to keep your concentration level right up there in these sorts of matches and thankfully, I did that. Clinching the opening set was vital. That set the tone.”

“I have played pretty well here in the recent past. It feels great to be in the round of 8 again. I hope that I get to lift the trophy this time around.”

Errani has not been able to win any Grand Slam singles tournament in her career so far. She has been in the round of 4 twice and in the title round once, but, failed to make it to the trophy on all those occasions.

Errani has, however, 3 Grand Slam doubles title under her belt. Even this year, she has won a doubles Grand Slam title i.e. the Australian Open.