FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY - Former runner-up Jelena Jankovic was a third-round upset victim Saturday at the U.S. Open.
Wimbledon quarterfinalist Kaia Kanepi stunned the former world No. 1 Jankovic 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The 31st- seeded Estonian Kanepi dismissed the fourth-seeded Jankovic in 1 hour, 48 minutes, as the Serbian star piled up 41 unforced errors and had her suspect serve broken on five occasions amid very windy conditions on Day 6.
"It was really tough to play tennis, because, I mean, it's tough to serve, tough to hit the balls," Jankovic said. "The balls move all over the place, and I had a really hard time over there. Unfortunately, I lost."
Jankovic lost to American great Serena Williams in the 2008 final here.