Qualifier Iveta Benesova recorded the biggest victory of her 12-year pro career by upsetting top seed and world No.3 Jelena Jankovic in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal. The world No.75 Benesova, in 2009 ranked as high as No.25, defeated Jankovic 7-6(3) 6-3, even though the Serb had a 5-3 lead in the first set.
After having to retire from matches at both Wimbledon and Portoroz, with back and ankle injuries respectively, Jankovic hasn’t been playing well. She lost her opening match at San Diego and her second match at last week’s tournament in Cincinnati, and at both events she was top-seeded.
Having not played many matches lately, Jankovic is not very confident for the US Open, the only Grand Slam she reached the final of. (photo courtesy of Fiji Water)