Jankovic into French Open semi-finals

Updated: 03 June 2010 07:35 IST

Jelena Jankovic has beaten Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the French Open for the third time in her career.

Paris:

Jelena Jankovic has beaten Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the French Open for the third time in her career.

The fourth-seeded Jankovic rallied three times from a service break down in the second set on Wednesday and closed out the victory when Shvedova double-faulted.

Jankovic, a Serb, also reached the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2007 and 2008, then lost each time.

Shvedova was the first woman from Kazakhstan to ever play a Grand Slam quarterfinal and the only unseeded player among the quarterfinalists.

Topics : Tennis Jelena Jankovic
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