Posted April 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic won their reverse singles matches Sunday to put Serbia into the Fed Cup final for the first time with a win over Russia in the semifinals on Sunday. Jankovic defeated two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 to score the decisive third point and give Serbia an insurmountable 3-1 lead over Russia. Ivanovic had put Serbia up 2-1 on the indoor clay court at the Megasport Arena, rallying to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 in the first reverse singles. Serbia will face defending champion Czech Republic in the final on Nov. 3-4. Jankovic easily won the first set but was broken in her first service game in the second set. She then rallied from 3-0 down, taking five consecutive games and closing out the match on her first match point. ''It's a historic moment for us,'' Jankovic said. ''I cannot even believe that we are in the final. We came a long way and I'm very happy we were able to win this match.'' Pavlyuchenkova won five c...
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