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Heat forces Jankovic to retire in first round at Bangkok

Updated: October 10, 2007, 12:08 PM ET
Reuters

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Top seed Jelena Jankovic retired from the Bangkok Open after suffering from heat illness in her first-round match with China's Zi Yan on Wednesday.

Zi advanced 4-6, 7-6 (4).

On a humid evening in the Thai capital, Jankovic let a one-set lead slip away and called it a day after a medical time out, having lost the second set tiebreak.

The world No. 3 had looked in good form during the first set, racing through her service games and unloading ...

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