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Radwanska Cruises Past Jankovic

Radwanska Into Fourth Round
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland returns a shot against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during their women's singles third round match on Day Six of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2012.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland returns a shot against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during their women’s singles third round match on Day Six of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2012. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska beat former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic in straight sets to match her best result at the US Open.

Radwanska won 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday to make the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2008. The Polish fan-favorite was broken four times, but she converted six of seven break-point chances against the 30th-seeded Jankovic.

Jankovic, who previously ascended to No. 1 in the rankings and was the US Open runner-up in 2008, had 37 unforced errors to 15 for Radwanska.

Radwanska needed 1 hour, 38 minutes to win the two sets. She reached her first Grand Slam final this year at Wimbledon, losing to Serena Williams. Her next opponent is 20th-seeded Roberta Vinci, who beat No. 13 seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 7-5.

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