Jankovic bundled out of Open

Updated: 22 January 2010 12:37 IST

Eighth seed Jelena Jankovic was bundled out of the Australian Open on Friday by 31st seed Alona Bondarenko, crashing 6-2, 6-3 in the third round.

Melbourne : Eighth seed Jelena Jankovic was bundled out of the Australian Open on Friday by 31st seed Alona Bondarenko, crashing 6-2, 6-3 in the third round.

It was a miserable end to the tournament for a player who was world number one this time last year.

The Serb struggled to live up to her potential in 2009 and her big-match credentials were again found wanting on Friday when she was comprehensively outplayed by the Ukrainian, who won the lead-up Hobart tournament.

Jankovic made 36 unforced errors and served up four double faults as her game deserted her under hot sun on Hisense Arena.

The low-key Bondarenko, who has lost all eight of her previous matches with Jankovic, will now face either China's Zheng Jie or French 11th seed Marion Bartoli for a place in the quarter-finals.

Topics : Tennis Jelena Jankovic
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