Monday, April 19, 2010

Wozniacki awaits Jelena in final

Belgrade, April 13. 2010 (Source:Blic) - Jelena Jankovic has arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, with high expectations. Serbia’s women’s number one has been named second seed for the WTA tournament and will be aiming to claim the title at the $700,000 event for a second time in her career. Judging by her current run of fine forJankovic has a bye in the first round, and will be taking on the winner of the match between Romania’s Edina Gallovits and home player Varvara Lepchenko. As things stand in the main draw, Jankovic should not have major trouble reaching the quarter-final, where her most likely opponent will be Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova. In the semis, Jankovic could cross paths with her old rival Marion Bartoli or Australia’s Samantha Stosur, who she has recently played against on two occasions – at Indian Wells and Miami – with mixed fortunes from the two matches. If there are no big upsets along her way to the title, Jankovic’s biggest challenge will be in the final against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. “I love to play at Charleston. I have good memories of the event and I hope I get a good result this year,” said Jankovic. The organizers of the event had been hoping a few other major tennis stars of the women’s tour would be taking part at Charleston, but both Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have withdrawn due to injuries. “We would love it Serena and Maria could have played here, but you can’t do anything about injuries. We will have world’s number two Caroline Wozniacki, and also former champions Jelena Jankovic and Nadia Petrova. I think it will be a very exciting event,” said Charleston tournament director.

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