Grapevine, TX – Roberta Vinci and Jelena Jankovic were semifinal winners on Thursday at the $220,000 Texas Open, a final U.S. Open tune-up.
The third-seeded Vinci breezed past Bojana Jovanovski, 6-0, 6-0 in just 52 minutes, while the second-seeded Serbian Jankovic outlasted Australian Casey Dellacqua, 7-5, 6-4, on the hardcourts at Hilton Lakes Tennis & Sports Club.
The former world No. 1 Jankovic won 4-of-6 break points and pulled out the victory in one hour, 42 minutes, while Vinci fired a pair of aces in her victory and watched Jovanovski double-fault five times.
Vinci will be gunning for her first title of the season and seventh of her career after claiming three last year, while Jankovic will also be looking for her first win of the year and 13th of her career.
The two finalists have met three times with Jankovic winning all three matches, most recently, a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 triumph at the 2009 U.S. Open.
The 2012 Texas Open champ will earn $37,000.