Jankovic bundled out of Australian OpenJanuary 25th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.25 (ANI): World No.1 Jelena Jankovic was bundled out of the Australian Open on Sunday by Marion Bartoli of France.
Jankovic, a losing semi-finalist at Melbourne Park last year who is still chasing her first grand slam title, was beaten 6-1 6-4 in one hour and 22 minutes by the No.16 seed in the fourth round.
Bartoli’’s career highlight to date was reaching the final of Wimbledon in 2007, before eventually going down to Venus Williams.
The Frenchwoman dominated the first set of Sunday’’s encounter on Rod Laver Arena and held her nerve in the second. The crucial moment came in the ninth game of the second set, which Bartoli eventually won on her fourth break point, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
She then served out the match for one of the biggest wins of her career.
Bartoli hit an an impressive tally of 34 winners in the two-set match, compared to just 17 from Jankovic. (ANI)
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