Jelena Jankovic eased past Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open on Monday.
Jankovic, a semi-finalist in Paris in 2007 and 2008, was rarely troubled by the 23rd seed during her one-hour and 25-minute stroll on Centre Court.
The former world number one, looking to clinch her maiden grand slam tournament, wrapped up the win on her first match point when Hantuchova misfired a service return.
Jankovic will next Yaroslava Shvedova who defeated the ‘other’ Aussie Jarmila Groth in straight sets 6-4,6-3. Shvedova who’s currently ranked #36 has played Jankovic 3 times on hard courts, and Jankovic holds a 2-1 edge.