6 Sep 2008

Jankovic first woman finalist found at U.S Open

9:43 am on 6 September 2008

The Serbian tennis player, Jelena Jankovic has battled into the final of the U.S. Open with a 6-4 6-4 victory over fifth seed Elena Dementieva.

The second seed has come from behind in both sets of the semi final to reach her first grand slam final.

Olympic champion Dementieva, the 2004 runner-up, broke in the first game and holding the advantage to 4-2 only for Jankovic to win four straight games to take the set.

The Russian again surged ahead in the second, but after a series of breaks, Jankovic snatched the vital break in the 10th game to seal her place in the final.