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Jankovic to play Bangalore Open.....

Jankovic confirms for Bangalore Open

February 25, 2008 16:43 IST

The Bangalore Open has received another boost with Serbian world number four Jelena Jankovic confirming her participation in the tennis tournament to be held in Bangalore from March 3-9.

Other top guns that this $ 600,000 Tier II WTA event has already attracted include Williams sisters -- Serena and Venus, Switzerland's [Images] Patty Schnyder and Agnes Szavay of Hungary.

An entertainer with a never-say-die spirit, 22-year-old Jankovic reached semi-finals of the US Open in 2006 and the same stage at both the 2007 French and 2008 Australian Opens.

"She (Jankovic) is considered one of the toughest players in the game and as the top-ranked player here, she will start as one of the favourites but with such strong opposition it will be a test of her character and skill to capture the title," Tournament Director and Secretary of Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association, Sunder Raju, told reporters.

Jankovic said she was looking forward to playing a tough tournament in Bangalore.

"It is great to be part of India's first Tier II tennis extravaganza at Bangalore. I look forward to play some tough tennis in front of a passionate lovers of the sport," she said in a statement issued.

Known for her defensive abilities and footwork, she won the first Grand Slam title of her career in mixed doubles at Wimbledon 2007.

The winner of the Bangalore Open, to be staged at the KSLTA Kingfisher Stadium, would take home $ 95,500 and 300 WTA points.

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Re: Jankovic to play Bangalore Open.....

Jankovic

Playing three weeks in a row........and then Indian Wells and Mimai

I'm sure you know what you are doing Jelena....
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Doha-Dubai-Bangalore-IW-Miami. Two weeks without playing (Paris and Antwerp) was too much for Jankovic, she is compensating the lost time now!

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Re: Jankovic to play Bangalore Open.....

At the end of 2007, she said that she would have played less tournament this year...

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Re: Jankovic to play Bangalore Open.....

I don't see the big deal here.
At Indian Wells and Miami, you play every other day.
Indian Wells and Miami don't begin until the Wednesday of the 1st week. Meaning seeds don't play until Friday or Saturday. Jelena has the Sunday of Bangalore to at least the Friday of Indian Wells and then every other day off. Not that big of a deal. Travelling from Dubai to Bangalore is not far.
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Re: Jankovic to play Bangalore Open.....

JJ you're sure about this?
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for god's sakes... she just wont change

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you're doing it again jj...just like last year..get some rest!!

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Re: Jankovic to play Bangalore Open.....

Well. What? She has already told you, she's just practicing.
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stupidos

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Re: Jankovic to play Bangalore Open.....

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I don't see the big deal here.
At Indian Wells and Miami, you play every other day.
Indian Wells and Miami don't begin until the Wednesday of the 1st week. Meaning seeds don't play until Friday or Saturday. Jelena has the Sunday of Bangalore to at least the Friday of Indian Wells and then every other day off. Not that big of a deal. Travelling from Dubai to Bangalore is not far.
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Re: Jankovic to play Bangalore Open.....

She's fine, I'm surprised she has Indian Wells on the list though, a lot of the women tend to withdraw from the desert..if Jankovic doesn't make it far in Bangalore she'll be fired to make up some ground.

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Vera is playing there too. Could be a decent field

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Re: Jankovic to play Bangalore Open.....

Of course she is playing.She is Jelena Jankovic
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Re: Jankovic to play Bangalore Open.....

ive got a feeling the tour has asked her to play knowing serena isnt going to turn up. We all know jelena by now, she finds it hard to say no.
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