Serbian tennis player Jelena Jankovic won in a fierce encounter 4-6 6-4 6-1 to compatriot Ana Ivanovic
The seventh-seeded Jelena Jankovic beat Wednesday 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a tense battle against fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic, for past the second round in Madrid Open Tennis.
In a match riddled with errors in the clay center court of Manolo Santana, both players were to control their 2008, has won just one tournament second category since that great victory in Paris.
Anyway, despite that has fallen in the ranking
s, his performance in Rome, where he reached the semi-allowed climbing to number 42.
The current world number one and top seed in Madrid, American Serena Williams, was measured with Russia's Nadia Petrova, seeded sixteenth-for a spot in the quarterfinals later Wednesday.
Jankovic, dressed in fluorescent green, made the difference because it broke on 11 occasions over the eight that fell through their service.
The world number four, finalist in Rome and winner of the sisters Venus and Serena Williams last week, will now play with the Spanish Anabel Medina Garrigues, looking for a place in the quarterfinals of Madrid.
For his part, Ivanovic, former world number one and Roland Garros champion in the Thus, if Venus Williams, seeded fourth, beats Francesca Schiavone of Italy also on Wednesday, reached the second position in the WTA ranking
, so that for the first time since May 2003, the sisters occupy the two places of privilege in the ladder.