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Top-seeded Jankovic out in Australia

TOP-SEEDED Jelena Jankovic is out of the Australian Open, beaten in straight sets by 2007 Wimbledon runner-up Marion Bartoli of France.

Bartoli beat the Serbian star 6-1, 6-4 in the opening match today at Rod Laver Arena. Jankovic lost last year's US Open final to Serena Williams and has not won a Grand Slam title.

In the second set, Bartoli went ahead 5-4 on a service break, then held to win the match with a forehand winner.
The 24-year-old Bartoli lost to Venus Williams at Wimbledon two years ago and has never advanced past the second round in seven previous trips to Melbourne Park.

"I tried to not think about it for the whole match," Bartoli said of a possible upset of the No.1-ranked player.

"This is my first time playing in Rod Laver Arena. I think I just played amazingly today and I'm so glad to put on a good performance."


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