Posted June 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Jelena Jankovic staved off a bee and two set points in a 6-1, 7-6 (3) win over British wild card Melanie South to advance at the grass-court Aegon Classic on Wednesday. Also, American Christina McHale lost 6-1,1-6, 7-5 to Russian Elena Vesnina, who reached the fourth round of Wimbledon. Andrea Hlavackova defeated Mona Barthel 7-6 (5), 6-2. Jankovic saved two set points from 4-5, 15-40 -- just as she did when she defeated Maria Sharapova to win the title here five years ago. ''That was the last time I was here, so I would love to win it again,'' said the 22st-ranked Jankovic, who is returning to form after a thigh injury in February. ''I think my taste is changing because I actually do like grass and I never used to. I hit the ball pretty flat and I have the game to do well on it.'' The bee bothered Jankovic not long after she had a poor service game in the second set. Trailing 4-2 she seemed ready to receive South's first service of the seventh game. Instead, Jankovic suddenly darted toward the back stop, calling out ''Wait, wait, wait.'' South then double-faulted.
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