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Jankovic advances, Venus out in Madrid

May 12, 2009 at 6:54 PM   |   Comments

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MADRID, May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Open runner-up Jelena Jankovic won and Wimbledon champion Venus Williams lost Tuesday in the $4.5 million Madrid Open.

Fourth-seeded Jankovic of Serbia defeated Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova 7-5, 6-2. Jankovic next plays Russian Elena Vesnina.

Russian Alisa Kleybanova, 19, defeated Williams in 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. Williams beat Kleybanova in the fourth round at Wimbledon last season.

In other second-round action involving seeded players, Dane Caroline Wozniacki beat American Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-1 and former top-ranked Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo beat Zheng Jie of China 6-2, 7-5.

Mauresmo, two-time major champion Mauresmo, plays Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva Wednesday.

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