Jelena Jankovic clinches Hong Kong Open title

Oct 19, 2015, 08:15 IST | AFP

Hong Kong: Former World No 1 one Jelena Jankovic sealed the Hong Kong title yesterday after beating Germany's Angelique Kerber 3-6, 7-6, 6-1 in a thrilling comeback from the brink of defeat.

Jelena Jankovic holds aloft her trophy. Pic:AP/PTI
Jelena Jankovic holds aloft her trophy. Pic:AP/PTI

After ousting American legend Venus Williams in the semi-final, the Serb battled hard to gain victory against Kerber and take revenge for a three-set defeat in Wuhan just a few weeks ago.

"It was a tough fight against Angelique... it's amazing," Jankovic told reporters after a match that lasted two hours and 28 minutes. "I am lucky to win tonight... the third set was very much in my favour because her level dropped. She got really tired," Jankovic said.

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