Jankovic into final
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:00
The second-seeded Serb triumphed 6-4 6-4 at Arthur Ashe Stadium to set up a meeting with either Dinara Safina or Serena Williams.
Jankovic survived dropping her opening service game of the match to level the first set at 4-4.
She then held her serve to move into a 5-4 lead before clinching the set on her first set point when Dementieva put a backhand into the net.
The Russian, who was also bidding for her first Grand Slam crown of her career, came into the match on the back of winning gold at the Olympics in Beijing.
And she again broke first in the second set to take a 2-1 lead, but a further three successive breaks – two for Jankovic and one Dementieva – levelled it up at 3-3.
Serving to stay in the match at 4-5, Dementieva, the runner-up at Flushing Meadows in 2004, pushed a forehand long to give Jankovic victory.