Jankovic storms into Dallas semis

Jelena Jankovic marched into the semi-finals of the Texas Open with a comfortable 6-2 6-1 win over Sorana Cirstea.

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Jelena Jankovic of Serbia (AFP)

The second-seeded Serb - the highest seed in the draw after Angelique Kerber's withdrawal through injury before the tournament started - wasted little time in ending her Romanian opponent's run in Dallas.

She now faces surprise package Casey Dellacqua for a place in the final after the Australian continued her good form this week with a straight-sets dismantling of Aleksandra Wozniak.

Dellacqua followed up impressive victories over Yanina Wickmayer and Irina Begu with a 6-2 6-1 win over the Canadian to move within a victory of her first WTA Tour singles final.

Third seed Roberta Vinci survived a tough first set against Chanelle Scheepers to prevail 7-6(1) 6-2 and book her place in the other semi-final.

There, she will meet Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, who progressed after sixth seed Peng Shuai retired from their match while trailing 6-4 1-0.

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