A first-time encounter between Serbian No.1 Jelena Jankovic and American youngster Lauren Davis is scheduled to take place in Charleston. Davis made headlines several weeks back with her upset victory over Victoria Azarenka and will be looking for her second Top 10 win of the season in the second round of the Family Circle Cup.
World No. 8 Jelena Jankovic is preparing to take part in her 11th Family Circle Cup and will begin her campaign for a second title at the event against young American Lauren Davis. The 2007 champion is 14-7 so far this season, yet is coming off a disappointing showing in Miami, where she lost her opening match against Varvara Lepchenko. The 29-year-old Serb will be looking to rebound with a strong showing this week in Charleston, starting with the young American she is scheduled to face on Wednesday evening.
World No.62 Lauren Davis was victorious in her debut at the Family Circle Cup, as she defeated No.81 German Dinah Pfizenmaier 6-1 6-4 in 1 hour and 35 minutes. The 20-year-old is 16- 6 overall this season, after reaching the third round of the Australian Open and then adding to that by reaching the fourth round in Miami, with an upset victory over Azarenka taking place in the second round. She will look for her second Top 10 victory on Wednesday when she faces the top Serbian on green clay.
This marks the first time these two competitors will meet on the professional tour, and will likely make for an entertaining match-up. Davis is a bright, young talent, who is brimming with confidence following her magnificent month of March, while Jankovic is an experienced veteran, who will be looking for an emphatic statement en route to the third round in Charleston.
Prediction: Jelena Jankovic in Three Sets