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Jankovic breezes to semis

2012-08-23 07:41

Dallas - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic breezed past Romania's Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-1 in just over an hour to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Tour's Texas Open on Wednesday.

The second-seeded Jankovic dominated Cirstea by winning 79 percent of her first-serve points to book a spot in the next round against qualifier Casey Dellacqua of Australia.

The eighth-seeded Cirstea committed seven double faults and won just 19 percent of her second-serve points in the match played on the main stadium courts.

Dellacqua also won her match in straight sets, beating Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 6-4.

Dellacqua won 68 percent of her first-serve points and hammered two aces in the 67-minute match.

In other action, Italy's Roberta Vinci, the third seed, eliminated Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 7-6 (7/1), 6-2 to reach the semi-finals.

Vinci next faces Bojana Jovanovski who was leading 6-4, 1-0 when China's Peng Shuai retired from their match early in the second set.

Results from the WTA Tour's Texas Open on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):

Quarter-finals


Roberta Vinci (ITA x3) bt Chanelle Scheepers (RSA x7) 7-6 (7/1), 6-2
Casey Dellacqua (AUS) bt Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 6-4, 6-4
Jelena Jankovic (SRB x2) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM x8) 6-2, 6-1
Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) bt Peng Shuai (CHN x6) 6-4, 1-0, retired)


AFP