Jankovic beats Goerges in 2 sets at Wimbledon
Jelena Jankovic has reached the second round at Wimbledon by beating Julia Goerges 6-4, 7-6 (0).sports Updated: Jun 23, 2009 19:20 IST
Jelena Jankovic has reached the second round at Wimbledon by beating Julia Goerges 6-4, 7-6 (0).
The former No. 1 was pushed hard by Goerges in the second set on Tuesday but cruised in the tiebreaker after a number of unforced errors from the German. Goerges missed a simple overhead smash at the net to give Jankovic a 4-0 lead, and then missed a forehand return on match point.
The sixth-seeded Jankovic struggled with her serve in the first set but saved seven of eight break points, while breaking Goerges twice.
Jankovic has fallen to No. 6 in the rankings and is looking for her first Grand Slam title. She reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon the last three years.
First Published: Jun 23, 2009 19:18 IST