Australian Open - Ivanovic and Jankovic move closer to third round showdown



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Australian Open - Ivanovic and Jankovic move closer to third round showdown

Former world no. 1s Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic won their opening round matches at the Australian Open on Monday and moved one step away from an all-Serbian third round clash which many fans are anticiapting. Jankovic played in the morning session and beat Swede Joanna Larsson 6-2 6-2.

She needs to beat Maria Joao Koehler of Portugal, who beat Italian Karin Knapp 3-6 6-3 6-3 next, in order to keep her date agianst her Serbian countrywoman and rival, Ivanovic. After the win, Jankovic commented, “First matches are never easy.

I didn´t know really my opponent. It was our first match against each other. So I did enough to win. But obviously there was a lot of things that I could have done better, that I´ve done well.” 13th seeded Ivanovic played on Rod Laver Arena in the night session and had little trouble with Hunagrian Melinda Czink 6-2, 6-1.

When asked baout the possible third round mahc, Jankovic commented, “To be honest I´m not thinking too far ahead. I just want to go one match at a time … and we see how it goes. Right now (my coach and I are) just working and trying to get back in form, in the shape. My goal is to get to the top again.”