Posted June 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic went on court twice Wednesday at the rain-disrupted Nurnberger Versicherungscup and cruised into the quarterfinals by losing only four games in three sets played. Jankovic first completed a 6-4, 6-2 win over Arantxa Rus that was suspended by darkness Tuesday after the first set. Later in the day, Jankovic beat Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-0. As Jankovic cruised, the next three seeded players lost. No. 2 Klara Zakopalova lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 to Polona Hercog in the first round, while Galina Voskoboeva upset No. 3 Alize Cornet 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 and Andrea Petkovic dispatched No. 4 Julia Goerges 6-1, 7-5 in second-round matches. Fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova, No. 6 Lourdes Dominguez Lino and No. 7 Simona Halep all advanced to the quarterfinals of the inaugural WTA event on grass.

Petkovic beats Jankovic in Nuremberg

Andrea Petkovic reached her first WTA final since October 2011 when she upset top-seeded Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 6-3 in the inaugural Nurnberger Versicherungscup on Friday. Petkovic and Jankovic both got wild-card invitations into the clay-court tournament. Petkovic was once in the top 10 but the German missed months of action through various injuries and has dropped to 103rd. Jankovic...

Jankovic, Petkovic reach semifinals

Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic cruised past sixth-seeded Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4, 6-0 on Thursday to set up a semifinal against Andrea Petkovic in the inaugural WTA Nurnberger Versicherungscup. Petkovic is coming back from a series of injuries and got a wild card into the tournament, like Jankovic. Petkovic came from a set down to beat eighth-seeded Annika Beck 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. In...

Jankovic Cruises into Nürnberg Semifinals

NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP Nürnberg, Germany June 10-15, 2013 $235,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Thursday, June 13, 2013 Singles - Quarterfinals (1/WC) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (6) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 64 60 (5) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Polona Hercog (SLO) 76(5) 36 64 (7) Simona Halep (ROU) d. Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 64 61 (WC) Andrea Petkovic [...]

Petkovic Upsets Jankovic to Move into Nürnberg Final

NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP Nürnberg, Germany June 10-15, 2013 $235,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Friday, June 14, 2013 Singles - Semifinals (WC) Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. (1/WC) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 64 63 (7) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (5) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 63 06 62 Doubles - Semifinals (1) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) d. Hrdinova/Irigoyen (CZE/ARG) 62 64 Olaru...

WTA Nürnberg Gallery: Petkovic Ousts Goerges; Jankovic and Beck Thru to QFs

(June 12, 2013) World No. 18 and the top seed this week at WTA Nürnberg, Jelena Jankovic reached the quarterfinals without much resistance. She finished her darkness-delayed first round match against Arantxa Rus 6-4, 6-2, and followed it up with another breezy 6-2, 6-0 win over Johanna Larsson. The Serb will next take on No. 6 seed Lourdes Dominguez Lino who ousted Mandy Minella...

Ivanovic, Jankovic and Pennetta Enter Southern California Open Field

Carlsbad, CA (June  13, 2013) – The Southern California Open, a stop on the Emirates Airline US Open Series calendar, has announced that Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia, along with Italy’s Flavia Pennetta will be competing in this summer’s WTA Premier 700 tennis event. Currently in its 28th year, the Southern California Open will [...]

Is Grass Always Greener?

Clay court tennis doesn’t end when Roland Garros does. (Credit: Rick Gleijm for Tennis Grandstand) When the new International-level WTA event made its debut this week in Nürnberg, Germany, there was no shortage of quality story lines; although the draw featured no top 10 players, top seed Jelena Jankovic is always a walking headline and four Germans started off in the main draw...
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