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