Jankovic bundled out of Open
MELBOURNE: Eighth seed Jelena Jankovic was bundled out of the Australian Open on Friday by 31st seed Alona Bondarenko, crashing 6-2, 6-3 in the third round.
It was a miserable end to the tournament for a player who was world number one this time last year.
The Serb struggled to live up to her potential in 2009 and her big-match credentials were again found wanting on Friday when she was comprehensively outplayed by the Ukrainian, who won the lead-up Hobart tournament.
Jankovic made 36 unforced errors and served up four double faults as her game deserted her under hot sun on Hisense Arena.
The low-key Bondarenko, who has lost all eight of her previous matches with Jankovic, will now face either China''s Zheng Jie or French 11th seed Marion Bartoli for a place in the quarter-finals.