World number one Jelena Jankovic lost 6-2 5-7 6-3 to in-form Dinara Safina of Russia in the quarterfinals of the Olympic Tennis Event in Beijing.
The second-seeded Serb was too weak for big-hitting Safina. Despite great fight, you know JJ never gives up, it was quite clear that Safina will overpower her in the end. However, considering Jankovic’s health, she advanced more than far enough in Beijing.
There are three Russians in the semifinals (Elena Dementieva, Vera Zvonareva, and Dinara Safina) and one home favorite Li Na.
Additional info: Because of bad weather the schedule of the Olympic Tennis Event had to be rearranged. The women’s singles semifinals will be played on Saturday, while the final will be played on Sunday. (photo: Getty Images)