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Serbia Takes 1-0 Lead Over Belgium In Fed Cup

Charleroi (Belgium), Feb 4: Jelena Jankovic beat Kirsten Flipkens 7-5, 7-5 Saturday to give Serbia a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the first round of the Fed Cup.Former No. 1 Jankovic showed her experience late

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 04, 2012 21:56 IST ]
serbia takes 1 0 lead over belgium in fed cup
serbia takes 1 0 lead over belgium in fed cup

Charleroi (Belgium), Feb 4: Jelena Jankovic beat Kirsten Flipkens 7-5, 7-5 Saturday to give Serbia a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the first round of the Fed Cup.


Former No. 1 Jankovic showed her experience late in the opening set to force a first break of serve against the 176th-ranked Flipkens, and kept the momentum going through the early part of the second to lead 4-2.

However, she let Flipkens back in the match and even had to save two set points before pushing through for the straight-set win and Serbia's first point.

Belgium was favored to draw level late Saturday when 29th-ranked Yanina Wickmayer played Bojana Jovanovski, 76 places below her in the WTA rankings.

Belgium's Kim Clijsters decided to sit out the opening round, while Serbia is without former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic.

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