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Frustrated Jankovic still knocking at Henin's door.

Frustrated Jankovic still knocking at Henin's door
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STUTTGART, Germany, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Jelena Jankovic was left knocking at Justine Henin's door again this week, both on court and off it.

On Saturday, Henin consigned Jankovic to her eighth defeat in the eight matches they have played, the world number one going through 7-6 7-5 to reach the final of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

Jankovic, the world number three from Serbia, is staying in the same hotel as her great rival and a mix-up with their rooms gave her an idea on how to make the difference this time.

"It was so funny," Jankovic said after her latest defeat. "I was tired the other night and our rooms are next to each other and when I tried the door my card wouldn't work.

"I knocked and walked in and there was Justine, and I said: 'What are you doing in my room?'

"I'd got the wrong one but I thought I could go up there last night with a plate of fruit from room service, just to do something to distract her."

Joking apart, Jankovic admitted she was increasingly frustrated at her inability to beat the Belgian.

Her eight defeats so far have included the U.S. Open semi-final in 2006, the French Open semi-final this year and the final in Toronto in August.

"I don't know what to say any more," she said. "I've lost to her so many times. If she has a bad day I'll have a chance but she's always ready, always at 100 percent because she knows she has to play really well to beat me."

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The full quote:

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“I was quite tired and wanted to go to my room. As my room card didn’t work I knocked loudly on the door because I knew my mother was in there and she’s a deep sleeper. When the door finally opened, I just walked in – and suddenly there was Justine facing me. Taken aback I asked her what she was doing in my room and then she asked me the same thing. Then we both started laughing loudly – I had got the room numbers mixed up. When I found out that we had to play each other today I thought I might knock on her door in the evening before and pretend to be room service with a bowl of fruit – in the hope I might distract her. But there again after seeing how well she played today I don’t think it’d have made much difference.”

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Q. So it went under or through the net?
JELENA JANKOVIC: I think through or underneath, and then somehow -- I have no idea...

Q. It went through the net.
JELENA JANKOVIC: Through the net? Under the net?
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Jelena Jankovic.....different is beautiful

"We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in Australia, in France, in Great Britain and in the United States, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence (mental) and growing strength (physical) in the air (serve and volley), we shall defend our lovely Island (Jelena), whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches (clay-courts), we shall fight on the landing grounds (hard-courts), we shall fight in the fields (grass-courts) and in the streets (WTAworld), we shall fight in the hills(reaching the top) we shall and we will never surrender.“ GO JJ.........AMEN
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You gotta love her.
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"I'd got the wrong one but I thought I could go up there last night with a plate of fruit(WITH A KNIFE) from room service, just to do something to distract her."
This was what she meant actually.
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@ taddict: I couldn't agree more. Jelena is such a sweet and friendly person.

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I have one word why Jankovic cannot defeat Justine....."Too Defensive"! Oops that's two words.

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She'll never defeat Justine with this attitude. Sad case.
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Ilove her

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