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No. 2 Radwanska tops Jankovic in US Open 3rd round

By Rachel Cohen

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Sept. 1 2012 11:29 a.m. MDT

Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, returns a shot to Serbia's Jelena Jankovicin the third round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in New York.

Kathy Willens, Associated Press

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NEW YORK — Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska beat former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic in straight sets to match her best result at the U.S. Open.

Radwanska won 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday to make the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2008. The Pole was broken four times, but she converted six of seven break-point chances against the 30th-seeded Jankovic.

Jankovic, who ascended to No. 1 in the rankings and was the U.S. Open runner-up in 2008, had 37 unforced errors to 15 for Radwanska.

Radwanska needed 1 hour, 38 minutes to win the two sets. She reached her first Grand Slam final this year at Wimbledon, losing to Serena Williams. Her next opponent is 20th-seeded Roberta Vinci, who beat No. 13 seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 7-5.

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