Tennis: Serena Williams Overcomes Injury, Jankovic
28 Jul 2004, 11:45 UTC
Top-seeded American Serena Williams overcame a foot injury and a surprise challenge from Jelena Jankovic of Serbia-Montenegro, to advance to the third round of the Acura Classic tennis tournament near San Diego, California.
Williams took more than two hours to beat her unseeded opponent Tuesday, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2. But her older sister Venus withdrew from her first-round match against Gisela Dulko of Argentina with a sprained right wrist.
Other second-round seeded winners included four Russians -- number-three Anastasia Myskina, fifth-seed Elena Dementieva, number-six Maria Sharapova and 12th-seeded Vera Zvonareva.
Number-10 Nadia Petrova of Russia was the only seeded player to lose, dropping her first-round match to countrywoman Elena Likhovtseva in three sets (6-4, 1-6, 6-4).
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