Bondarenko ends drought to upset Jankovic

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Alona Bondarenko ended a long drought against Jelena Jankovic with a third-round 6-2 6-3 upset of the eighth seed in stifling conditions at the Australian Open Friday.

The victory on Hisense Arena was the first for Bondarenko against Jankovic in 10 meetings, the Ukrainian having only previously taken one set off the Serb in nine matches.

Jankovic is the second highest women's seed to be knocked out of the tournament after fifth seed Elena Dementieva was beaten by Justine Henin Wednesday.

(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)