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Jelena Jankovic has led Serbia to a one – nil lead over Russia in their Federation cup tie. The number one Serb seed outclassed yer younger Russian opponent Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, taking her down in strait sets.

The match, which is being played in Russia, is one of the Semi Finals currently being played with Italy and the Czech Republic contesting the other.

Despite her high ranking, this is the first time that the highest ranked female tennis player in the world has managed to beat Pavlyuchenkova. The fact that she hasnt beaten the Rusisan before can’t be put down to lack of opportunity with the two players haveing previously played three times.

“I lost three of my previous meetings with Nastia (Pavlyuchenkova) at hardcourts,” said Jankovic said. “This time we played in red clay and though the court was not perfect it fits my tennis better than any other surface.”

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