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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 Aegon Classic on Wednesday.
Jankovic saved two set points from 4-5, 15-40 - just as they 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,'' Jankovic said.
The Serb is returning from a thigh muscle injury in February and moving outside the top 20.
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Jelena Jankovic moved closer to her first title in more than two years without hitting a ball on Thursday.
Jankovic received a walkover into the Aegon Classic quarterfinals when Casey Dellacqua withdrew with a stomach ailment.
The 22nd-ranked Jankovic is using the grass-court event as a tuneup for Wimbledon after being sidelined by a thigh injury in February.
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...
Misaki Doi of Japan defeated Foretz Gacon of France 7-5, 6-4 to reach her first WTA quarterfinals at the Aegon Classic.
Doi will play Jelena Jankovic on Saturday after rain halted play.
Zheng Jie of China was within two points of reaching the semifinals before play was suspended at 6-3, 5-6 against Roberta Vinci from Italy.
Zheng led 6-3, 5-3, but rain intervened. There was a...
June 11-17, 2012
Results – Thursday, June 14, 2012
Singles – Third Round
(4) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Heather Watson (GBR) 63 46 61
(5/WC) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Casey Dellacqua (AUS) w/o (GI illness)
(8) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (9) Marina Erakovic (NZL) 26 61 63
(13) Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) d. Melinda Czink...