Jankovic falls, Serena withdraws at Doha

Nov. 7, 2008 at 1:11 PM

DOHA, Qatar, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Russia's Vera Zvonareva defeated world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic in the Sony Ericcson Championships Friday in Qatar, rallying for a three-set victory.

Zvonareva dropped the first set but fought back to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Khalifa Tennis Complex.

The Russian is now 3-0 in the round-robin event. Jankovic is 2-1.

Elena Dementieva won her match in a walkover when her opponent, American Serena Williams, withdrew with a stomach muscle problem

Zvonareva is playing in the four-woman White Group. She will next play Dementieva and Jankovic goes against American Venus Williams, who is 3-0 in the four-player Maroon Group.

Dementieva, an Olympics gold medalist, is 1-1 in the Maroon Group.

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