Carla Suarez Navarro v Jelena Jankovic Live
Two of the former top 10 players - Carla Suarez Navarro and Jelena Jankovic will meet each other in the second round of US Open on Thursday. Both the ladies had an easy opener at the Flushing Meadows.
Suarez Navarro moved past the Brazilian Teliana Pereira in straight sets in under an hour, while Jankovic too had a similar game against Mariana Duque-Marino. The Serbian won 6-4, 6-1, in an hour and five minutes. Considering her season so far, the former world no. 1 has had a mundane year with a tally of 12-17. Now ranked at 40th place, Jankovic's best run came back in Mallorca in June, where she was the semifinalist. She last played in July in Florianopolis, where she lost in the second round itself. As for the Spaniard, she has won a title already this year and is in a superb form. She last played in Cincinnati Masters, where she lost in the quarterfinal to Angelique Kerber. Head to head speaking, Jankovic leads the tally 5-3, with her last win coming over Suarez Navarro in 2013 WTA Beijing.
They last met in Fed Cup earlier this year, where the world no. 12 got the last laugh, having won 6-4, 6-2. This match is going to be a close one. The Spaniard should get this in three sets.
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Posted: 1st September 2016
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