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Jelena Jankovic survives another thriller, beats Stosur to enter Dubai Semis

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Keywords: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships | Jelena-Jankovic | Caroline-Wozniacki | Samantha-Stosur
Jelena Jankovic survives another thriller, beats Stosur to enter Dubai Semis
Former World No.1 Jelena Jankovic displayed tremendous fighting spirit in beating Australian Samantha Stosur to enter the semifinals of the 2011 Dubai Tennis Championships.

Serbian superstar Jelena Jankovic survived a final set deficit and a three set battle to beat Samantha Stosur and reach the semifinals of the 2011 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, a WTA premier event being played here in Dubai, UAE.

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Jankovic opened the match on a great note and broke Stosur's serve early on to pocket the first set 6-3. The second set saw a shift in momentum when Stosur came back from a break deficit to take the matters into her own hand by reeling off five games in a row for a 3-0 final set lead.

It was then that Jankovic regrouped herself and brought the inner fighter to the fore to not only level the match but also hold a considerable lead in the tie-break which she consolidated and completed the two hour 50 minute match with a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(4) scoreline.

Earlier today, Dane Caroline Wozniacki beat last year's semifinalist Shahar Peer 6-2, 6-4 to reach the semifinals. With the win, Wozniacki regained the top spot in the WTA rankings which release on Monday.

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