Belinda Bencic v Jelena Jankovic Live
Jelena Jankovic will be up against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the fourth round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows in New York.
Jelena Jankovic is seeded ninth at the US Open while Belinda Bencic has not been seeded by the organizers of the tournament.
Belinda Bencic defeated unseeded German Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets in the first round of the tournament and followed it up with a win over 31st seeded Japanese player Kurumi Nara. In the third round, Bencic caught sixth seed Angelique Kerber by surprise as the German went down 6-1, 7-5 in straight sets.
Jelena Jankovic beat her fellow Croatian Bojana Jovanovski in the first round quite easily and followed it up with a 7-5, 6-4 second round victory over Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova. In the third round, Jankovic tamed Swede Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-0 as she played some of her best tennis this season in order to progress into the fourth round of the US Open.
Jelena Jankovic has had a quiet year as far as grand slams are concerned. She has not made it past the fourth round in any of this year’s big three tournaments and will be hoping to make it into the next round at the US Open.
The duo have never faced each other on court before but Jelena Jankovic is the overwhelming favourite for this match at the Flushing Meadows.
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Posted: 31st August 2014
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