Jelena Jankovic wins grueling quarterfinal against Alize Cornet

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Jelena Jankovic at Open GDF SUEZ in ParisSecond seed Jelena Jankovic reached the semifinals of the Open GDF SUEZ in Paris with a hard-fought victory over home favorite Alize Cornet, seeded fifth.

The Serb won the quarterfinal 7-5 4-6 6-4 on her second match point, after long 2 hours and 37 minutes of play. Unbelievably, out of 32 games played, as much as 19 were breaks of serve. I think that fact describes the match pretty well.

Let’s just mention one more thing: Jankovic had a 5-2 lead in the first set and was serving to win it, but the world No.13 Cornet won five consecutive games and earned herself the initial lead.

The world No.3 Jankovic will play either Amelie Mauresmo or Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)

6 thoughts on “Jelena Jankovic wins grueling quarterfinal against Alize Cornet

  1. Vladan

    A big congratulations to Jelena! Yes, it was a very interesting match. Jelena had to safe her serve. But, I am glad that she was able to win. I love her smart tennis full of diversity. She is so talented. What a girl!

  2. Kristine

    What is up w/JJ? She’s not in form yet, or else she wouldn’t have had to battle it out for over two and a half hours. But then, she did so well at Fed Cup. I don’t know…

    Or, maybe she just likes giving her fans a heart attack.

  3. Carlos

    JJ is not in form in my opinion, but Cornet’s game has improved this match might have been a combination of both.

    Is Alize Cornet married? She always wear a wedding ring and lately Caroline wozniacki. Did they pulled an Anna Kournikova?

  4. jacobappleton

    just wondering, are there any internet sites where i can watch good tennis matches.
    im australia. we dont televise anything apart from the summer tennis seris and wimbledon 🙁

  5. Marija

    Kristine, I feel like Jelena’s still finding her form this season. I don’t think she wants to harm her fans. 🙂

    Carlos, I haven’t heard Cornet got married, Wozniacki either.

    Jacob, I’m watching the Paris Open at Eurosport, but this site,,11444,00.html has the official live stream of the WTA and ATP. You should find it helpful.

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