Tennis

Vinci v Jankovic in Texas

2012-08-24 09:32
Jelena Jankovic (Gallo Images)

Dallas - Italy's Roberta Vinci advanced to her first final of the season by overpowering Bojana Jovanovski 6-0, 6-0 at the WTA Tour's Texas Open on Thursday.

The third seeded Vinci advanced to Friday's final, where she will face second seed Jelena Jankovic who also won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4 over Aussie Casey Dellacqua.

Vinci needed just 52 minutes to overwhelm Jovanovski as she improved her career record against the Serb to 3-0.

"I played well. She played so-so," Vinci said. "But 6-0, 6-0 is not easy. You have to stay focused every point, every game."

Vinci posted her third career "double-bagel" victory and second against a Serb in one month. She beat former world number one Ana Ivanovic by the same score in Montreal two weeks ago.

On Friday Vinci will be up against another former world number one from Serbia when she takes on Jankovic.

"I know it will be tough, but I have a chance to win tomorrow for sure," Vinci said. "I will try my best. I'm so happy to be in my first final of the year."

Jankovic had to rally from a 40-0 deficit in the final game to eliminate southpaw Dellacqua.

"It was a battle out there. I think Casey played really well," Jankovic said. "There were a lot of tough games and points. It's never easy to play a left-handed player. It has been a long time since we played each other. I hung in there and stayed positive and made it in two sets."

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

Semi-finals


Roberta Vinci (ITA x3) bt Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 6-0, 6-0
Jelena Jankovic (SRB x2) bt Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 7-5, 6-4

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