WTA Championships - Round Robin - Women

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
BelarusV Azarenka66---
J Jankovic41---

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  1. - - Thanks for joining us for this match, and you can catch up on the big news of the day now, with Elena Dementieva having retired from tennis. Find out more

  2. 1-6 - AZARENKA WINS! Jankovic is playing devoid of any confidence whatsoever, and Azarenka breaks her opponent's serve yet again to clinch victory in emphatic fashion! The Belarusian takes the second set 6-1, and Jankovic is a very despondent figure after a 90-minute defeat.

  3. 1-5 - Enormous credit must go to Jankovic, who battles exceptionally hard to force the game to deuce on the Azarenka serve, but the Belarusian holds firm to stretch her lead and move to within one hold of the match!

  4. 1-4 - Jankovic finally secures a very hard-fought hold which reduces the deficit as Azarenka is thwarted in her attempts to wrap the second set up as quickly as possible. It's an epic deuce, which the Serb comes through after an almighty struggle.

  5. 0-4 - Azarenka consolidates her second successive break of serve with another solid hold, and the Belarusian is cruising to victory now, despite Jankovic's best efforts to fight back.

  6. 0-3 - BREAK! Jankovic is capitulating here in Doha, and Azarenka seals her second successive break of serve to assume a 3-0 lead in this second set with only 56 minutes on the clock!

  7. 0-2 - Azarenka consolidates her break of serve with a composed hold and, despite Jankovic pegging her opponent back to 30-30, she cannot find the added impetus to prevent the game going against her.

  8. 0-1 - BREAK! Azarenka hammers two belligerent forehands down the line to seize the initiative in this second set and break Jankovic's increasingly fragile serve!

  9. - - The big news is tennis today is that Elena Dementieva has retired from professional tennis after her final match at the season-ending WTA Championships in Doha. Read all about it

  10. 4-6 - SET AZARENKA! The Belarusian keeps her composure admirably to hold her serve to 30 under immense pressure from Jankovic and hold to close out the opening set!

  11. 4-5 - Jankovic holds her serve comfortably on this occasion to at least force her opponent to serve out for this opening set. The Serb finds three big serves and a sweep forehand closes out the game.

  12. 3-5 - Jankovic gives absolutely everything in a desperate attempt to hit straight back, but the Serb cannot find the crucial touch as Azarenka recovers brilliantly from deuce to hold.

  13. 3-4 - BREAK! It's three games on the trot for Azarenka, who breaks Jankovic's serve yet again to power in front and assume a commanding position in this second set! Can the Serb respond?

  14. 3-3 - Azarenka consolidates her break of serve as she levels up at 3-3, and Jankovic is incredibly frustrated with herself as she is not able to force an immediate response.

  15. 3-2 - BREAK! Azarenka hits straight back as Jankovic can only find three first serves all game and is broken in clinical fashion! The Belarusian springs into action and pummels two fine winners!

  16. 3-1 - BREAK! Jankovic breaks serve after deuce, and the Serb continues to look incredibly focused and determined at the start of this opening set! Can Azarenka respond after having her serve attacked so ruthlessly?

  17. 2-1 - Jankovic holds to 15 for a second time, and the Serb is looking very purposeful and assured at the start of this opening set. Can she now challenge the Azarenka serve?

  18. 1-1 - Azarenka establishes herself effectively in this opening set, and the Belarusian begins in confident fashion with three first serves to get going swiftly.

  19. 1-0 - The Serb gets off to a very solid start with a hold to 15 in her opening game, and Azarenka is not given any opportunity to attack.

  20. 0-0 - Jankovic wins the toss and elects to serve first at the Khalifa Tennis Complex...

  21. - - Mouratoglou has also blogged on Jankovic's opening two defeats in Doha, winning just eight games in the process. "It's not really a surprise considering her second half of the season which has been a slow death," he says. Read the blog in full

  22. - - Vera Zvonareva defeated her former doubles partner Victoria Azarenka after a long, tough encounter on day two of the WTA Tour Championships in Doha. This is Patrick Mouratoglou's take on the match

  23. - - Jankovic edges the pair's head-to-head record 3-2 with wins at the Australian Open, and in Los Angeles and Cincinnati. Azarenka prevailed in their last encounter at the Tour Championships last season.

  24. - - Former Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade has cast her eye over the contenders at the WTA Championships and believes Kim Clijsters is a likely winner. Wade's predictions and views in full

  25. - - We have taken an in-depth look at all eight players competing in the season-ending WTA Tour Championships in Doha. WTA Championships player profiles

  26. - - Temperatures are around 31 degrees in Doha, and the humidity is expected to rise to around 90 per cent during this match! Let's hope the conditions do not overly affect the players' tennis at the Khalifa Tennis Complex. View a more detailed forecast

  27. - - You can watch LIVE coverage of the WTA Championships, every day from 14:00 UK time on British Eurosport, and on the Eurosport Player! You can also follow the semi-finals and finals of the doubles LIVE on the Player, FOR FREE! Click here to subscribe to the Eurosport Player

  28. - - Prior to that, Clijsters got her campaign in Doha off to a successful start with a 6-2 6-3 win over Jelena Jankovic. Read all about it

  29. - - Kim Clijsters overcame the challenge of Victoria Azarenka 6-4 5-7 6-1 in their group stage match of the WTA Championships in Doha. Read a full match report

  30. - - Jelena Jankovic and Victoria Azarenka will be playing for pride and money in their final group-stage match at the WTA Championships in Doha.

Jelena Jankovic

Nationality SRB
Date of Birth 28/02/1985
Height 1.77 m
Weight 59 kg

Victoria Azarenka

Nationality BLR
Date of Birth 31/07/1989
Height 1.83 m
Weight 66 kg

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