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Ivanovic reaches Dubai quarters

Jelena Jankovic gestures in frustration during her defeat by Kaia Kanepi
Jankovic lost in straight sets in Dubai on Wednesday

Third seed Jelena Jankovic tumbled out of the Dubai Championships with a 6-2 7-5 defeat by Estonia's Kaia Kanepi.

Ana Ivanovic, who has struggled for form, won 6-2 7-6 (7-5) against Camille Pin and the eighth seed will now play either Serena Williams or Jie Zheng.

Sixth seed Venus Williams swept to a 6-3 6-2 win and will next play fourth seed Elena Dementieva, who beat Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-1 6-3.

France's Virginie Razzano beat Daniela Hantuchova of 6-2 1-6 6-2.

The winner will face Russia's Elena Vesnina, who was leading 4-6 6-1 4-0 against Dominika Cibulkova when the 12th seed retired.

Eleventh seed Marion Bartoli also failed to finish her third-round match, pulling out when trailing fifth seed Vera Zvonareva 5-2.

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