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Jelena Jankovic battles past Kaia Kanepi for French Open round three

Jelena Jankovic at the 2010 French OpenSerbia’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. Read on. (photo: Stephane Martinache)

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6 thoughts on “Jelena Jankovic battles past Kaia Kanepi for French Open round three

  1. bb

    GO JJ! GO FOR THE TITLE!! She played pretty well, a little too passive in the second, but overall a good performance. Her frustration with the ball boys was waaaay too funny~

    I love her

  2. Mirjana

    Okay, as much as I love JJ, I gotta say this: if she wants to win a Slam, she needs to play with clear goal, without bad days and just to march into other matches, so JJ- focus please! :)

  3. Lilly

    Love WTA drama. But not a fan of Serena saying "I'm not like Justine"-if in fact she did.

  4. marine

    I love how she always says in the beginning that she doens't want to comment and then a long comment follows. Oh, JJ, you're unique :-D

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