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Myskina aims volley at Jankovic

Written by: Staff

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) Anastasia Myskina launched a fierce verbal volley at Jelena Jankovic after winning their fourth round clash at Wimbledon today.

Russian ninth seed Myskina won 6-4 7-6 but said she was rattled by her Serb opponent's on-court behaviour.

''She's a really strange player,'' Myskina told reporters.

''Let's put it that way. She walks on the court. I don't think she really care about the way she plays.

''She cares more about how she looks. That was kind of strange. She was touching her hair, whatever, her skirt.

''I was just thinking, 'if you don't want to play tennis, why are we even trying here so hard?''' Myskina beat Jankovic 10-8 in the deciding set in a third round meeting at Wimbledon last year and there is clearly no love lost between the players.

''It's a little bit (distracting),'' added former French Open champion Myskina who takes on Amelie Mauresmo in the pick of tomorrow's quarter-finals.

''She took her towel here, she took a towel there. It's really annoying. She can play really well but she's like up and down all the time.'' Myskina said she was just pleased to get through.

''I was a little bit tense because I wanted to finish the match. I put a little bit of pressure on myself.'' Reuters DH VP0235

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