Jankovic produced 33 errors in just one hour and 22 minutes and the loss leaves her needing a win against world number one Dinara Safina on Wednesday to keep alive her chances of making the semi-finals.

"I basically gave her everything. I beat myself. That was really unfortunately the case. My game was completely off," said the 24-year-old Serb.

"I would hit one or two balls and then the third one would go everywhere except in the court. I was a shadow of myself." 

"I just have to try to clean my game. I need to get back to playing good points, hitting the ball, being aggressive, really cutting down all the errors, serve much better, return much better.

"I kept pushing myself to play better and I wanted to play better, but I just couldn't get into the match. I just hope that tomorrow I can play better.

"I will have to do a lot of work in the off-season to get back to my level and get to the top. That's all I know. There is really a lot of work to be done.

"I know that I have to make some changes and I have to improve my game because what you have seen today, really I gave the match away."

Azarenka got off to a flying start, breaking in the opening game by battering a cross-court forehand return of serve right on to the sideline and into the corner of the court before holding easily with another blistering cross-court winner.

Jankovic finally got on the scoreboard in the third game but not before Azarenka had again come up with a backhand winner to force the Serb to deuce.

But Belarussia's Azarenka, making her debut at the season-ending championships after picking up titles in Brisbane, Memphis and Miami, continued to look comfortable, holding with ease and testing Jankovic on the return before breaking for a second time in the seventh game when the Serb sent an inside out forehand wide into the tramlines.

Azarenka had no trouble in serving out the set, cruising through another solid service hold to leave a clearly frustrated Jankovic taking out her anger on coach Carlos Sanchez at the change of ends.

The early stages of the second set followed much the same path as the first as Azarenka broke in the third game when Jankovic sent a tame forehand into the net.

This time though the Serb did muster some kind of a fight and she broke back two games later, firing a backhand down the line to set up the chance before Azarenka hit into the net to concede her serve.

But 20-year-old Azarenka refused to panic and broke back immediately to restore her second set advantage, before going on to save break points in the eighth game and hold when Jankovic sent yet another forehand wide.
The Serb, who entred last year's event as the favourite and world number one, completely fell apart in the final game, throwing in a double fault and a couple of forehand errors before Azarenka wrapped up the win at the first attempt with a forehand down the line.
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