Jankovic finally gets through semis
No. 2 Jelena Jankovic advanced to her first-ever Grand Slam final, defeating No. 5 Elena Dementieva 6-4, 6-4 today at the U.S. Open.
Jankovic, from Serbia, had lost in her four previous semifinal appearances at majors. She won four straight games to win the first set, and then broke Dementieva to win the match. Dementieva, the runner-up in 2004, committed 42 unforced errors, including six double faults.
The second semifinal between No. 4 Serena Williams and No. 6 Dinara Safina is up next.