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Seventh seed Jelena Jankovic edged a tense Serbian battle in Madrid second round when she came from a set down to beat Ana Ivanovic 4-6 6-4 6-1.


Serbian former number ones Jankovic and Ivanovic were out to claim bragging rights and both looked tense in a match littered with errors on the clay of Manolo Santana centre court.

They struggled to hold serve throughout, with Jankovic, wearing a bright green dress, breaking her orange-clad compatriot 11 times and losing her own serve on eight occasions.

Jankovic, the world number four and runner-up in Rome last week, will play Anabel Medina Garrigues for a place in the quarter-finals, after the Spaniard overcame Marion Bartoli on Tuesday.

"Overall, I am not really happy with the way that I played but a win is a win," Jankovic said.

"I had quite a lot of trouble in the first set and I didn't serve well and I wasn't really feeling the shots," the 25-year-old former number one added.

"I was quite a long way from where I was playing the past few weeks but then I just tried to stay as positive as possible."

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