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Jankovic beat 2013 Wimbledon finalist Lisicki 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to advance to tomorrow’s semi-finals, where she will face third seeded Croatian Ana Konjuh. — Reuters picJankovic beat 2013 Wimbledon finalist Lisicki 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to advance to tomorrow’s semi-finals, where she will face third seeded Croatian Ana Konjuh. — Reuters picBEIJING, Sept 22 ― Defending champion Jelena Jankovic of Serbia beat Germany’s Sabine Lisicki in the quarter-finals of the WTA Guangzhou International Women’s Open today, getting her a step closer to the US$226,750 (RM937,940) top prize. 

Second seed and former world number one Jankovic beat 2013 Wimbledon finalist Lisicki 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to advance to tomorrow’s semi-finals, where she will face third seeded Croatian Ana Konjuh. 

The tournament’s two US players took a beating, with Konjuh knocking out American Jennifer Brady 6-4, 7-5 and Ukranian Lesia Tsurenko securing a win over fifth seed Alison Riske 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 in a match that lasted nearly two hours. 

Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland, fresh off a surprise win 6-7 (7/9), 6-3, 6-4 against top seed Sara Errani that had shot her into the quarter-finals the night before, couldn’t recreate the magic, losing 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, listed as 129th in the WTA singles rankings. ― Reuters

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