On a rainy day in Charleston, that allowed the completion of only half of the third-round matches, ninth seed Jelena Jankovic advanced to the quarterfinals with a comfortable 6-0 6-4 victory over Jessica Pegula, which came after two tight matches (almost three hours against Melanie Oudin in the first round and two match points saved in the second round against Caroline Garcia). The former world No.1 Jankovic is enjoying a revival of form these weeks, having now won 12 of her last 14 matches, which includes the title in Bogota and Miami semifinals.
In the Charleston quarterfinals Jankovic will play Eugenie Bouchard, who didn’t have to complete her third-round match, as third seed Samantha Stosur retired with a calf injury while trailing 1-6 0-2.
Another quarterfinal that was set on Thursday was also half determined without play, as Andrea Petkovic gave a walkover due to a calf injury to second seed Caroline Wozniacki, who will face Stefanie Voegele, the player who upset tenth seed Julia Goerges, 3-6 6-1 6-3.
The schedule on Friday will be very packed, as the remaining third-round matches and all the quarterfinals are set to take place. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)