Jelena Jankovic Becomes Only the Third Active Player to Register 600 Wins

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 | 0


Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic became only the third active player on the women’s tour to score 600 wins after she sealed a thrilling 7-5 4-6 6-4 conquest of Italy’s Francesca Schiavone en route the quarter-finals of the Guangzhou Open in China.

By the virtue of this triumph, Jankovic joined multiple Grand Slam champions – Serena Williams (737) and Venus Williams (698) – as the only other players to have accomplished the feat in Open Era.

Besides, the 30-year-old also became just the 16th female player ever to have pulled off the mark, joining the likes of Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Lindsay Davenport, and Billie-Jean King in the elite club.

Jankovic will look to carry on the momentum when she moves on to lock horns with Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova for a place in the last-four stage of the tournament.

(stats: wta)

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