Copenhagen, Denmark (Sports Network) - Former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic was a
hard-fought first-round winner Wednesday at the $220,000 e-Boks Open tennis
The third-seeded Jankovic held off promising Brit Laura Robson 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)
in just under two hours on the indoor hardcourts at Copenhagen's Farum Arena.
The sloppy match featured 11 breaks of serve and 18 double faults, including
10 by Jankovic.
The former U.S. Open runner-up Jankovic will face Russian wild card Yulia
Putintseva on Thursday.
A pair of seeds posted second-round wins on Day 3, as No. 5 Kaia Kanepi of
Estonia outlasted Hungarian Timea Babos 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2) and No. 6 German
Mona Barthel blitzed Italian Alberta Brianti 6-3, 6-2.
Also on Wednesday, France's Alize Cornet snuck past Austrian Patricia Mayr-
Schleitner 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 in a second-rounder, Croat Martic leveled Australian
qualifier Johanna Konta 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals, and Serb Bojana
Jovanovski handled Swiss Stefanie Voegele 6-3, 6-4 to land in the second
In a second-round affair on Thursday, top-seeded Danish star Caroline
Wozniacki will face France's Pauline Parmentier. The former world No. 1
Wozniacki is the two-time reigning Copenhagen titlist, having beaten Czech
Lucie Safarova in last year's finale.
The 2012 Copenhagen champion will earn $37,000.
The Sports Network