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Jankovic keeps Kuznetsova winless in finals this year

Updated: May 20, 2007, 2:09 PM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Jelena Jankovic defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-1 Sunday to win the Italian Open and join Justine Henin as the only three-time winners on the women's tour this year.

Jankovic also won at Auckland, New Zealand, to open her season in January and took a clay-court title in Charleston, S.C., last month. This title -- also on clay -- established her as one of the favorites for the French Open, which begins next weekend.

"It's an unbelievable win for me," said ...

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