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Jankovic eases into quarters

WORLD No. 4 Jelena Jankovic eased into the quarterfinals of the Andalucia Tennis Experience with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Tunisia's Selima Sfar on Thursday.

The Serbian second seed, the highest-ranked player left in the tournament after Wednesday's shock exit of world No. 1 Serena Williams, converted five of her 11 break points on the clay in Marbella and was broken just once.

"I feel good after the victory," said Jankovic, who will play Italy's Roberta Vinci for a place in the last four. "It was a little bit of a slow start for me and I was moving slow and didn't react to the balls but after that I found my rhythm and I did my job."

Injury-hampered Williams lost 4-6, 6-3, 1-6 in the first round to Klara Zakopalova, who reached the last eight on Thursday with a 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-0 win over fellow Czech Renata Voracova.

In Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki moved into the quarterfinals of The MPS Group Championships by beating France's Virginie Razzano 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday.

Wozniacki's sixth quarterfinal in seven tournaments this year will be against Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova, who beat No. 8 Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US 6-3, 7-5 in the late match. Fifth-seeded Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada fought off Germany's Sabine Lisicki to win 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 and claim consecutive matches for the first time this year.

In Houston, Texas, Tommy Haas of Germany rallied to beat defending champion Marcel Granollers of Spain 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the second round of the US Men's Clay Court Championships on Thursday.

Sixth seed Granollers' loss left the tournament without a seeded player in the quarterfinals, which hadn't happened in the claycourt tournament since pro tennis went to the open era in 1968.


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