INDIAN WELLS: Jelena Jankovic cruised into the final of the Indian Wells WTA tournament with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Australian Samantha Stosur on Friday.
The sixth-seeded Serb broke her opponent twice in each set to wrap up the win in one hour 28 minutes on a hot afternoon at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Eighth-seeded Stosur had not dropped a set on her way to the last four but struggled for rhythm against her higher-ranked opponent, piling up 36 unforced errors and four double faults.
The match ended when the Australian mistimed a forehand service return which flew skywards and Jankovic celebrated reaching her first WTA final of the year.
Although bitterly disappointed by her performance against Jankovic, Stosur was happy with her overall display at Indian Wells and is projected to break into the top 10 for the first time when the rankings are released on Monday.
Second seed Wozniacki and fifth-seeded Radwanska were scheduled to play their semi-final later on Friday.