BY GENE SAPAKOFF
No. 9 seed Jelena Jankovic defeated unseeded Stefanie Voegele in the Family Circle Cup semifinals Saturday, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2.
Jankovic will face top seed Serena Williams in the final on Sunday at 1 p.m. (ESPN2).
Serena, the defending Family Circle Cup champion, defeated sister Venus Williams, 6-1, 6-2.
Jankovic, from Serbia, won the Family Circle Cup title in 2007. She reached No. 1 in 2008 but gradually has slipped in the rankings to her present No. 18.
Voegele hasn’t won a WTA tournament. The 23-year-old from Switzerland was the lowest ranked player to reach a Family Circle Cup semifinal since Sabine Lisicki in 2009. But maybe there is magic in the No. 63, Lisicki’s rank when she went on to win the Family Circle Cup.
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