The Volvo Car Open event saw Samantha Stosur in a victorious win of the battle of former Charleston champions as she swept past Jelena Jankovic, former No.1 in straight sets.

With her victory thus far, Stosur advanced into the third round of the event in Charleston. Speaking after the match, she stated some of the sacrifices she had made to ensure her success and how it wasn’t easy to defeat Jelena.

“I’ve had eight hours of practice on clay courts, so all in all, I’m pleased with how I started the match and got through it in straight sets,” she said after the match.

“That’s not easy to do against Jelena; we’ve had some really long matches in the past, so I was glad to get through.”

The game ended in 6-1, 6-3, in favour of Stosur thus securing her place in the event’s third round.

The Serbia is coming off a solid run to the round of 16 at the Miami Open and faced a tough test in the person of Jankovic. The latter had previously led their head-to-head 7-2 and at the 2013 French Open, she had won their most recent encounter.

It’s not been rosy all the same for Stosur who heading into Charleston, had only been able to win just one out of her last five matches. However, Monday had seen her emerge victorious over Ekaterina Alexandrova.

She was almost on the brink of a swift defeat with the Aussie taking the opening set.In the second set, Jankovic settled down and played a more consistent tennis game. However, Stosur proved that she was stronger and in no more than an hour and 13 minutes, she wrapped up the game.

Stosur would meet either Irina-Camelia Begu or Kristina Kucova in her next game.