Jankovic, Oudin will decide Birmingham title

4:23 PM, Jun 17, 2012   |    comments
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Birmingham, England (Sports Network) - Former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic and Melanie Oudin each won two matches on Sunday and will meet in the title match at the $220,000 Aegon Classic, a grass-court Wimbledon tune-up.

A rainy week at Edgbaston Priory Club set up Sunday's schedule of two quarterfinal matches and a pair of semifinal matches. The final was to follow on Sunday, but was pushed back until Monday.

The fifth-seeded Jankovic started her day with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Misaki Doi of Japan in the quarters.

The Serbian then outlasted Zheng Jie of China 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 6-1 to reach her first final of the year.

Oudin took down fellow American Irina Falconi 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the quarterfinals, before defeating eighth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the semis.

Jankovic, who will be trying to win her first title since 2010, is 12-14 all- time in finals. Meanwhile, Oudin will be appearing in her first career title match.

The 2012 Aegon Classic winner will collect $37,000.

 

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