Jelena Jankovic reaches semis
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It had taken the former top-ranked Serbian three rain-affected days to complete the victory over the 21-year-old Japanese left-hander, who was playing her first quarterfinal in a WTA event.
Jankovic said, "It was really difficult, but it has been really difficult for all of us in these conditions. It was especially important to remain focused."
Jankovic, who won here five years ago, will face Zheng Jie of China in the semis.
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