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Jankovic advances as Venus joins sister Serena in second round

Updated: May 26, 2008, 2:24 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Jelena Jankovic got a little love from the net to help her beat Monica Niculescu 7-6 (3), 6-2 and advance to the second round of the French Open before rain halted play for the day Monday.

No. 8 Venus Williams was also among Monday's winners. Venus joined sister Serena in the second round, but she struggled in the second set before beating Tzipora Obziler of Israel 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

"It's nice to have a quick match but it's nice to have a challenge also," said Williams, ...

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