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Jankovic rediscovers past glories with Indian Wells title

Jankovic was winning her first title of 2010 at Indian Wells.
Jankovic was winning her first title of 2010 at Indian Wells.
  • Jelena Jankovic beats Caroline Wozniacki to win WTA title at Indian Wells
  • Former world number one Jankovic has won all five matches with Wozniacki
  • Sixth seed Jankovic of Serbia was winning first title of 2010
  • Wozniacki will rise to number two in new world rankings this week

(CNN) -- Former world number one Jelena Jankovic won her first tournament since last August with a straight sets 6-2 6-4 victory over Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the WTA tournament at Indian Wells.

Serbian ace Jankovic has flourished in the Californian desert and dominated Sunday's final to claim a 6-2 6-4 victory, her 12th career title.

"It's been a great two weeks for me, really amazing," Jankovic told the official WTA Tour Web site.

"I'm so happy and so thrilled that I was able to win this title."

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Wozniacki had guaranteed she will attain second spot in the world behind Serena Williams in the new rankings with her semifinal victory over Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.

It's been a great two weeks for me, really amazing
--Jelena Jankovic

But she was unable to maintain that form against Jankovic, who had beaten her on four previous occasions.

Jankovic, who last won a title in Cincinatti, survived some early round scares to ease past Samantha Stosur in the semifinals of the Premier tier event.

She had Wozniacki in trouble early, achieving a double break to lead 4-0 before being broken on her own serve as the Dane cut the lead to 4-2.

But Jankovic, who topped the rankings back in 2008, broke back immediately and claimed the set on her own service as Wozniacki went long with a forehand.

The second set followed a similar pattern with Jankovic gaining an early break before holding her own service throughout.

At 5-4, she set up a match point with a backhand winner and sealed it when Wozniacki went long with a service return.