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Jankovic thumps qualifier Cornet in Rome final

May 18, 2008 21:29 IST

Serbian fourth seed Jelena Jankovic cruised past French teenage qualifier Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-2 to retain her Italian Open title on Sunday.

The match got off to a scrappy start and Jankovic found herself 5-1 up largely thanks to making fewer errors.

The 18-year-old Cornet pulled a break back with the help of a netcord winner that almost smacked into Jankovic's head.

But the Frenchwoman failed to hold her serve in the following game and conceded the first set by hitting a forehand into the net.

The second set was equally one-sided and Cornet was so dismayed she broke into tears during a pause for Jankovic to have treatment on her right shoulder.

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