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Cincinnati Open: Sania vs Jankovic in first round

india Updated: Jul 16, 2006 18:26 IST

Sania Mirza was handed a tough draw and will take on fifth seed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in the first round of the 175,000 dollar Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open starting.

The Indian teen -- ranked 40th in the world -- will start her campaign tomorrow in the WTA tier III event, which will see the return of Wimbledon and US Open champion Serena Williams after a six-month injury lay-off.

Meanwhile, Neha Uberoi, representing USA along with sister Shikha, lost 2-6, 2-6 to Carly Gullickson in the first round of singles qualifiers.

Shikha, who got a walkover in the first round, will take on Abigail Spears in the next level later today.

In the other major matches of the main draw, Serena will face the tournament's second seed, Russian Anastasia Myskina.

Myskina, currently ranked 11th in the WTA rankings, has won 14 of her last 18 matches.