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Radwanska beats Jankovic at Carlsbad

Urszula Radwanska of Poland plays a backhand during her third round match against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia at the Southern California Open
Urszula Radwanska fires a backhand during her match against Jelena Jankovic.
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CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP)

Poland's Urszula Radwanska took advantage of Jelena Jankovic's poor serving for a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory Thursday in the second round of Southern California Open.

The sixth-seeded Jankovic, from Serbia, had seven double faults and was successful on only 59 percent of her first serves.

Radwanska advanced to the quarterfinals against top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. It is just the fourth time this season Radwanska has reached the quarters.

Radwanska, ranked No. 39, has five top-20 wins this season after defeating Jankovic, ranked 16th.

Seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia was pushed early before she settled down to beat qualifier Coco Vandeweghe 7-6 (5), 6-3 win in a night match.

Vandeweghe, from nearby Rancho Santa Fe, won five consecutive points to take a 5-2 lead in the first set tiebreaker. Ivanovic then reeled off the final five points, including a crosscourt forehand winner to win the set.

Ivanovic jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second set before needing four match points to advance to the quarterfinals against fourth-seeded Roberta Vinci.

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Wild-card entrant Virginie Razzano of France also advanced with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Razzano, who beat two-time Grand Slam singles champ Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in the first round, will face third-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.

Radwanska's sister, Agnieszka, moved into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia. Agnieszka Radwanska, the No. 2 seed, will face fifth-seeded Sam Stosur.

Hantuchova, who is teaming with former top-ranked singles player Martina Hingis in doubles, has lost to Agnieszka Radwanska in the tournament three of the last four years.

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