| INDIAN WELLS, California, March 15
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 15 Holder
Jelena Jankovic was eliminated from the Indian Wells WTA
tournament by former champion and fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic on
Tuesday, losing 6-4 6-2 in the fourth round.
Sixth-seeded Jankovic, who beat Denmark's Caroline
Wozniacki in last year's final, converted only one of seven
breakpoint opportunities as she was beaten by Ivanovic for the
first time in their last three meetings.
"I felt like my game was not really there. I wasn't really
doing the right things out there," Jankovic told reporters
after being broken once in the opening set and three times in
"I felt really flat, my feet were not moving," added the
26-year-old Serb. "A lot of times I felt stuck on my shots and
I didn't really move up to the ball as well as I was doing in
the previous matches."
Nineteenth-seeded Ivanovic, who beat Jankovic in the 2008
semi-finals at Indian Wells on her way to winning that year's
title, improved her overall win-loss record against her
compatriot to 7-3.
"She played such a great match today," said Jankovic, who
had been bidding to become the second woman, after Martina
Navratilova in 1991, to win back-to-back titles here.
"She really didn't make a lot of unforced errors. She hit
the ball pretty clean, pretty solid. I felt really flat, and
she took advantage of all that."
Ivanovic will face either second-seeded Belgian Kim
Clijsters or 15th seed Marion Bartoli of France in the last
Clijsters, Indian Wells champion in 2003 and 2005, and
Bartoli were playing later on Tuesday.
In the final women's match of the day session on the
showpiece stadium court, top seed Wozniacki was scheduled to
take on 22nd-seeded Russian Alisa Kleybanova.
(Editing by Frank Pingue; To query or comment on this story