Jelena Jankovic dropped her last two opening matches, at the BNP Paribas Open and Sony Ericsson Open, but her much-needed confidence could get a little boost as she defeated Francesca Schiavone in the first round of the inaugural Andalucia Tennis Experience.
Second seed Jankovic needed 62 minutes to get past the world No.47 Schiavone, giving away only three games to beat the Italian 6-2 6-1.
In the first set Jankovic established a 3-0, and even though Schiavone won the next two games, Jankovic didn’t spoil the lead she had earned and took the first set. The world No.4 faced no break points in the second set. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)