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Venus beats Jankovic in Hong Kong

Updated: January 8, 2009, 1:03 PM ET
Associated Press

HONG KONG -- Venus Williams showed no signs of rustiness after a four-week break, defeating No. 1 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-2 Thursday at an exhibition tournament ahead of the Australian Open.

"I've always been a good player off the jump," Williams said. "That's kind of always been the way I've played throughout my career. I never played a lot of big warm-up events. Coming to tournaments, I've always been able to play well when I entered."

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