Week #20: Jelena Jankovic retains her title in Rome

Jelena Jankovic defeated French teen Alize Cornet to win the title in the Tier I of Rome for the second year in a row. Jankovic benefited of the early exits of the other favourites. Ana Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova were upsetted by Tsvetana Pironkova and Cornet respectively, while Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams retired in semis and quarters respectively due to physical problems. On the other hand Cornet was the sensation of the tournament, going through the qualy to the final and upsetting 3rd seed Kuznetsova and 6th seed Anna Chakvetadze on her way.

Rome (ITA), Tier I, $1,340,000
Final: Jelena Jankovic (SRB) def Alize Cornet (FRA) 6/2 6/2

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