Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic fought hard to avoid the fate of countrywoman Ana Ivanovic and survive the challenge of Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi to reach the third round of the 2010 French Open.
The fourth-seeded Jankovic cruised through the first set, before losing the second set to the 118th-ranked qualifier Kanepi, who was a Top 20 player a year ago. In the decider, Jankovic couldn’t capitalize on her 4-2 lead right away, but from 4-all she confidently finished the match 6-2 3-6 6-4 and leveled her career record against Kanepi at 1-1.
Jankovic’s opponent in the third round will be seed No.27 Alona Bondarenko.
Additional info: This is not related to this match and Roland Garros, but it is to Jankovic. Remember Jankovic’s imitation of Ivanovic’s fist pumping? Well, both were asked about the incident, and their comments are hilarious. Like none of them wanted to comment on it, but of course they couldn’t help it. As you can imagine, Ivanovic had more control over herself. (photo: Stephane Martinache)