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Interesting report on Clijsters/Jankovic match

the journalist is none too impressed with Jankovic's on court dramatics


Clijsters beats Jankovic and crowd in Sydney
By JACQUELIN MAGNAY - SMH | Saturday, 13 January 2007
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FIRE AND FOCUS: Kim Clijsters will go into the Australian Open in winning form after taking out the Sydney International tournament.
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Sydney's tennis favourite, Kim Clijsters, was sensationally booed and jeered at and then given a rapturous cheer as she staged a remarkable comeback to counter the powerful game of rising Serbian star Jelena Jankovic in the final of the Sydney International on Friday night.
World No. 5 Clijsters, appearing in her last match in Sydney having foreshadowed her retirement this year, won the controversial match 4-6 7-6 6-4 after Jankovic lost her composure in the last set amid a mass of disputed line calls. Both women were in tears after the two hour, 27 minute match: Clijsters just thrilled with her amazing win that adds to her 2003 Sydney victory, and Jankovic pondering what might have been.
Jankovic seemingly had control late in the second set, up 5-4 and serving for the championship, but she couldn't counter Clijsters's experience, and quickly slumped as close decisions went against her.
While there was so much drama on the court, the rowdy battle in the stands was also theatrical and tension-packed. Umpire Lynn Welch had to repeatedly call for quiet in the stands and reprimand the crowd about their unsporting antics, which had tennis observers upset on behalf of Clijsters.
A small section of the capacity crowd, dressed in Serbian football attire, was pro-Jankovic, and jeered Clijsters no matter whether the point was being won or lost.
Commentator Kerryn Pratt said: "The vocal minority don't understand the tennis etiquette."
But Jankovic, too, was at times pushing the barrier of sportsmanship. The Serb has the lip-glossed pout, and boy did she use it last night as her remarkable nine-match winning streak this year, which included victory at the Auckland tournament last week, came to a hasty finish.
There was a sense of "the madame" about the 21-year-old, and it seems only a matter of time before she accumulates a string of trophies and becomes one of the most controversial figures in the game.
Jankovic questioned several calls, had a small spat with a ball boy, and glared fiercely at a lineswoman who had recanted a call. And on a couple of calls she disagreed with she ran her hand in front of her face as if to say "you can't see".
The non-Serbian element of the crowd, many of whom had started with a neutral view, quickly switched to support Clijsters, whose calm demeanour and classy play has attracted strong support from Australians ever since she started dating former boyfriend Lleyton Hewitt.
Jankovic began to lose her cool during the tie-breaker in the second set. She double faulted three times, and then with five break points to save, she inexplicably failed to respond to Clijsters's return of serve, thinking she had again served a fault.
Clijsters had come back from 5-4 down and was so thrilled at winning the set she clenched her fist and screamed "c'mon". Clijsters then shot ahead 4-0 in the third set, eventually wrapping it up 6-4.
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It's sad to see that journalist are that bitter cuz there is new girl, that is playing amazing tennis. He should look at the tennis she provided today more, than in anything else. This report is just sad!!!

But Jankovic, too, was at times pushing the barrier of sportsmanship. The Serb has the lip-glossed pout, and boy did she use it last night as her remarkable nine-match winning streak this year, which included victory at the Auckland tournament last week, came to a hasty finish.

This line tells more about him, then about her. "Lip-glossed"? Oh man!!! He should sooooo get some tretman... Disgusting! And at "hasty finish" you can just see how happy he is for her losing. Get over yourself man! You are journalist. I'm shocked his papers put this text in public...

Such for that little bitter man!
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There was a sense of "the madame"

Why do I have the feeling, that she kinda asked her out, and she said NO WAY JOSE...
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You're a little late with that article, honey.
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well you can't blame jelena for being a bit upset with some line calls & with some of her supporters booing & jeering kim. she was upset with the calls cause she wanted to win this badly & can you blame her? i'm sure this experience will teach jelena something that will help her become one of the best players in the future & know how to handle precious situations in a match.

jelena is a lovely person off the court & on the court doesn't even describe what she's like in general. she's just trying to give it her all & enjoy playing the sport she likes.
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I also think there is a sense of a "madame" about Jelena.

But thats one for the reasons exactly why i like her!

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There was a sense of "the madame"

Why do I have the feeling, that she kinda asked her out, and she said NO WAY JOSE...
Jacquelin Magnay is a man now?

You may want to look more closely at articles before you start criticising.
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There was a sense of "the madame"

Why do I have the feeling, that she kinda asked her out, and she said NO WAY JOSE...
Jelena is about as ugly in the face as her fans are to other players.
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The journalist does make some good points, Jelena went off at two seperate lines people over some close calls, and another time got frustrated with a ball kid (not sure why that was though). To me that was unsportsmanlike behaviour, and at the time I was almost expecting the umpire to give her a code violation. She lost her focus after this and thats why she went down 4-0 in the third set. I understand it was a high pressure situation and she was just desperate to win, but she should definately work on controlling herself a bit more, when things don't go her way she just needs to accept it and play the next point. Once the umpire makes their decision there isn't anything she can do.

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I think some people tend to get a bit uptight with this sort of thing. I don't think jelena did anything wrong, to be honest the way she lost i'm surprised at how well she acted. I think she did get a bit desperate with some of the line calls but there were actually some she was hard done by, so i don't blame jelena at all. She's allowed to speak her mind.

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I understand it was a high pressure situation and she was just desperate to win, but she should definately work on controlling herself a bit more, when things don't go her way she just needs to accept it and play the next point. Once the umpire makes their decision there isn't anything she can do.
Exactly, once the umpire has made a decision it is final.
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jankovic was a whiner at the us open and lost, and she was a whiner in australia and lost. she needs to learn how to shut up and play and stop blaming the lines people for losing. no class.
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Jelena is about as ugly in the face as her fans are to other players.
I've told you once - get over yourself
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Jacquelin Magnay is a man now?

You may want to look more closely at articles before you start criticising.
Then she is jelaous

It's obvius she has some issues with JJ, when she wrote this text with such amount of bitternes... JJ is great person! She is one special girl. I know her, and there is nothing bad about her, like that persone is trying to make her look... Just sad!
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why did she get mad at a ball boy???

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