WTA BNP Paribas Open: Jelena Jankovic hammered Caroline Wozniacki in Indian Wells
Jelena Jankovic crushed Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in California.
Last Updated: 12/03/14 7:28am
Victory for the seventh seed means she reaches the last eight in Indian Wells for the first time since she lifted the title in 2010.
Danish Wozniacki returned to the high-profile event defending a fine record, having won in 2011 and finished runner-up to Jankovic and to Maria Sharapova 12 months ago.
But she offered little resistance on this occasion, the Serbian racing into a 5-0 lead in the opening set before finally holding serve.
The second set followed in similar vein as Wozniacki was broken a total of five times in the match.
Jankovic will face second seen Agnieszka Radwanska in the last eight after the Pole eased her way to a 7-5 6-3 victory over Alize Cornet of France.
Radeanska broke her opponent's serve a grand total of five times, although she did drop her own serve on three occasions.
Elsewhere in the fourth round in Indian Wells, Simona Halep overcame a mid-match crisis to see off Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-2 1-6 6-4.
The Romanian sixth seed lost a run of six games during the second set and was a break down in the decider before eventually pulling through.
She will take on Casey Dellacqua in the last eight after the Australian received a walkover owing to an illness to opponent Lauren Davis prior to their match.
Flavia Pennetta will face home hope Sloane Stephens in the last eight after. Pennetta saw off fellow Italian Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-1 while Stephens defeated Russia's Alisa Kleybanova 6-3 7-5.