Jelena Jankovic has been defeated by Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the semi final round of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters. Azarenka won the match in three sets by 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

It was a strange sort of a match. Both the players served extremely poorly and lost their serves on numerous occasions. There were a total of 23 serve breaks in the match.

This was the 8th match between these two players and Azarenka defeated Jankovic for the 5th time.

The match went on for just more than a couple of hours.

In the first set, both the players dropped their serve thrice in the first 6 games and the scores were levelled at 3-3 when the 6th game finished. Finally, there was a serve hold in the 7th game and it was Jankovic who did that.

The Czech player then broke Azarenka’s serve again in the next game and took a lead of 5-3.

Jankovic dropped her serve in the 9th game and her lead got reduced to 5-4, but, she made up for that by sneaking 5th breakthrough in a row in the 10th game to seal the set by 6-4.

Both the players continued to be loose on their serve in the proceeding set as well. Azarenka was just a little bit better than her opponent as she managed to hold on a couple of times. Jankovic on the other hand couldn’t win even one service game and lost the set by 2-6.

In the decider, Jankovic dropped her entire serves again and ended up getting knocked out of the tournament.

In the final match, Azarenka will face the no. 1 player in the world Serena Williams.

Azarenka’s record against Serena is horrible. She has lost 80% of the matches that she has played against the American superstar so far.