Jelena Jankovic of Serbia advanced to the semifinals with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Marion Bartoli.

Jankovic, seeded seventh, posted her first win over Bartoli this season after struggling against the 14th-seeded Frenchwoman in previous matches.

"When my thoughts are on the court, I play at another level," Jankovic said.
"That wasn't the case in previous matches. Today, I controlled the match and didn't let her play her game."


Jankovic has lost to Bartoli twice this year, at the Australian Open and at Stanford. The former No. 1 said she is much more focused now that some personal problems are behind her.

"A lot of things happened this year," Jankovic said. "My mother had surgery and my grandmother died, and that affects your game. Tennis becomes secondary because there are more important things in life than tennis, but now it's the end of the year and hopefully I can finish strong and make a good start to 2010."

Jelena is the highest seeded player left in the tournament.


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