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Jankovic wins Beijing Open

September 28, 2008 20:35 IST

World number two Jelena Jankovic won her second tour title of the year after thrashing fourth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-3, 6-2 at the China Open on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Serb looked confident in the final of the $600,000 Beijing tournament, getting revenge for her quarter-final defeat by the Russian world number seven at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo last week.

Former US Open champion Kuznetsova, who cruised to the final with a string of straight-sets victories, surrendered the first set with a series of unforced errors.

In a battle of hard-hitting baseliners, Jankovic never allowed Kuznetsova to find her rhythm, and steamrolled the Russian in the second set to close out the match.

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