Jankovic crashes out of US Open

Jankovic crashes out of US Open

Jelena Jankovic’s bid for a first Grand Slam title was blown off court by a combination of Kaia Kanepi and strong, blustery winds at the US Open.

Kanepi coped best with winds gusting up to 25mph in New York, the 31st seed from Estonia winning 6-2 7-6 (7/1) to book her place in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.

The 25-year-old, who reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon this year, served for the match at 5-3 in the second set but lost her serve twice in the next three games to give fourth seed Jankovic the chance to force a decider.

However, Kanepi quickly regained her composure to break back and force a tie-break which she won for the loss of just one point.

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