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Jankovic nears first title in two years

Aug. 23, 2012 at 12:06 AM

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic moved a step closer to her first tournament title in in two years Wednesday by reaching the semifinals of the Texas Open.

Jankovic, seeded second, breezed by Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-1 to set up a meeting with Casey Dellacqua in the semifinals.

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The last title for Jankovic came at Indian Wells, Calif., in 2010. She has 12 championships to her credit.

Dellacqua reached the semifinals by defeating Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 6-4.

The other semifinal will send third-seeded Roberta Vinci against Bojana Jovanovski.

Vinci ousted Chanelle Scheepers 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 and Jovanovski advanced when Peng Shuai retired with a shoulder injury while trailing 6-4, 1-0.

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