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Jankovic beats Wozniacki to reach quarter-finals

ESPN staff
March 11, 2014
Jelena Jankovic won the Indian Wells title in 2010 © AP

Jelena Jankovic routed Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals at Indian Wells on Tuesday, winning a tie of former tournament champions and world No.1 ranked players.

Jankovic made the last eight for the first time since winning the Indian Wells title in 2010, when she beat Wozniacki. The Dane won the title in 2011 and lost to Maria Sharapova in last year's final.

But she offered little resistance against Jankovic, who raced to a 5-0 lead in the second set before Wozniacki held at 40-love to avoid getting shut out in front of her fiance, golfer Rory McIlroy.

Jankovic was the world's top-ranked player in 2008. Wozniacki reached the top spot in 2010; she's now No.12. Jankovic, who is ranked eighth, was the first top-10 player Wozniacki has faced so far this year.

Lauren Davis withdrew from her match against qualifier Casey Dellacqua because of a gastrointestinal illness. Dellacqua advanced to the quarters against No.6 seed Simona Halep of Romania, who beat Eugenie Bouchard 6-2 1-6 6-4.

This article originally appeared at ESPN.com

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