Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, returns a shot against Johanna Larsson, of Sweden, during the third round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Peng beats another seeded player at US Open
By RACHEL COHEN
The Associated Press
First Published Aug 29 2014 11:08 am • Last Updated Aug 29 2014 11:27 pm
New York • Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16.
Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second round at a major tournament before her Wimbledon run this summer. However, she didn’t meet any seeded players in the first three rounds there before losing to eventual champion Petra Kvitova in straight sets.
Peng, ranked 39th, will face 14th-seeded Lucie Safarova or 22nd-seeded Alize Cornet to try to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.
Ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic also advanced by routing Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-0. The 96th-ranked Larsson had upset Sloane Stephens in the second round.
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