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Jankovic's on-court plight persists

Updated: January 22, 2010, 11:02 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The Serbs, at least the women, show no signs of emerging from their worrying slumps.

A day after Ana Ivanovic fell in a three-set battle to Gisela Dulko, serve and ball toss still awry, Jelena Jankovic tamely exited to the streaking Alona Bondarenko 6-2, 6-3 as the mercury rose in Melbourne. To say Jankovic was the overwhelming favorite, despite Bondarenko's recent surge, would be an understatement. She led the 31st seed 9-0 in their head-to-heads, dropping a single ...

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