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Jankovic sets up semi vs. Zheng at Aegon Classic

India TV News Desk 17 Jun 2012, 19:19:40 IST
India TV News Desk
England, Jun 17: Jelena Jankovic kept alive her bid to win her first title in more than two years by beating Misaki Doi of Japan 6-3,6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Aegon Classic Sunday.

It had taken the former top-ranked Serbian three rain-affected days to complete the victory over the 21-year-old Japanese left-hander playing her first quarterfinal in a WTA Tour event.

Jankovic says “It was really difficult, but it has been really difficult for all of us in these conditions. It was especially important to remain focused.”

Jankovic, who won here five years ago, will face Zheng Jie of China in the semis.

Former US Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin overcame fellow American Irina Falconi 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 and will face Ekaterina Makarova, the eighth-seeded Russian who advanced on Saturday, in the other semi.