Stuttgart: Jankovic d. Pennetta

Going into this second-round match, Jelena Jankovic led Flavia Pennetta by 6-2 in a rivalry spanning eight years. Although they were 2-2 in most recent meetings, the harsh reality is that these are similar players, but Jankovic is just that extra little bit better at everything—and considerably better at defense.

True, Pennetta has been playing well lately; she won a huge tournament in Indian Wells. But once again Jankovic asserted her day-to-day superiority, winning this one in just under two hours, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.


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