Shvedova Upsets The #5 Seed

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In a close nail-biting second round match at the US Open, Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan defeated No. 5 Jelena Jankovic marking the second big upset of the day. The aggressive hard-hitting Yaroslava Shvedova rallied to take the first set 6-3 in just 31 minutes.

Jelena Jankovic rallied to force a second set tie-break which she won 7-4. The third set was filled with drama as neither one was able to solidify a lead. At 5-4 in the final set, Yaroslava Shvedova was serving for the match when Jelena Jankovic broke her serve and eventually forced a tie-breaker. Jankovic failed to convert three match points, leading to 6 all in the tie-break.

Yaroslava Shvedova won the next point, then converted her first match point with a definitive ace to close out the match!