Jelena Jankovic beats Elena Vesnina to reach Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals
Jelena Jankovic reached the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open when Elena Vesnina was forced to retire with a left thigh injury.
Jankovic was leading 6-1, 3-0 when the third-round match was stopped.
Jankovic said she won’t allow that knowing she is the highest seeded player remaining in the draw to add to the pressure of winning the title.
“I don’t really think about that,” Jankovic said. “I just think about my game and what I have to do on the court. I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself.”
In the quarterfinals, Jelena Jankovic will meet Marion Bartoli, who defeat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
In other results, Magdalena Rybarikova beat Aleksandra Wozniak 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
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