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About Jelena Jankovic chances to win US Open final

No doubt that 8-time GS and 2-time USO champion Serena Williams is favorite today to win, but i will try to explain why Jelena Jankovic (since Henin retire) is Serena's most dangeruos opponent (together with Venus).

Belive or not, but Jelena Jankovic is only player ever, together with Arantxa Sanches-Vicario, which played more than 2 matches against Serena Williams but not have negative h2h (3-3 overall and 1-1 at slams)!!!

If Jelena Jankovic beat today Serena she will become first player ever which beat at every of 4 slams one of Williams sisters (only Jankovic, Henin, Hingis and Capriati beat them at three different slams).

Together with Steffi Graf (4-3) and Jana Novotna (3-2), Jelena Jankovic (7-6) is only player which played vs sisters more than once but still have better h2h! And because unlike Graf and Novotna she plays more than once at slams (and its still 3-2 positive) her case is actualy unique.

Serena Williams is great champion and only player in XXI century which won at all 4 slams (with Evert, Navratilova and Graf only player with that achivment in Open Era), but it's not secret that her best tournaments is Australian Open (3 time winner since 2003 and only slam which she won in last 5 years) and Miami mandatory two-weekers (5 time winner since 2002). Serena and Jelena playing this season only twice and both time at Serenas "career-best" tournaments - at AO JJ wins in straight sets and in Miami she won one set.

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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The only stat that I find relevant there is the fact that Jelena holds a 3-3 H2H against Serena - that should give her some confidence as it shows that she can beat Serena, and with one of those victories coming a Grand Slam, she's beaten her on one of the world's biggest tennis stages.

I'm really looking forward to this clash, and whilst I give Jankovic a good chance I still regard Serena as the favourite.

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Indeed...Janko is no walk in the park for Serena. So babygirl: come out focused and stay focused. Whatever it takess!!

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that Miami match was one of the most dramatic matches I've ever seen in my entire life.

Serena should have won 6-1, 6-1.


If Jelena could do the same thing today (or tomorrow or whenever it will be), plus be just a tad bit more aggressive on key points, Serena and Jelena could easily have the best match of 2008.

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and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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cp6uja - Have you heard this song by the Rolling Stones called 'Satisfaction'?

There's a part in it that goes

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And a man comes on the radio
He's telling me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination
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No, I just feel like you and other posters are trying to change this match to Jankovic's advantage. Grasping at straws and shit.
Oh, and to correct you, Venus was/is Serena's toughest opponent EVER.

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cp6uja - Have you heard this song by the Rolling Stones called 'Satisfaction'?

There's a part in it that goes

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And a man comes on the radio
He's telling me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination
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Exactly, that's what I meant. Useless information.
I love the Britney Spears cover of this song btw,

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To add to that - JJ loves the big stage and big occasion (so does Serena, I know), after all she is an attention wh...She's also a headcase, but at the USO she seemed very confident which was very surprising to see.

I hope the match will be totally amaze and vulgar and that eventually JJ will win it.

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cp6uja - Have you heard this song by the Rolling Stones called 'Satisfaction'?

There's a part in it that goes

"When I'm drivin' in my car
And a man comes on the radio
He's telling me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination"

He's really annoying with those stats whenever a serb is involved.

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I'd say more intriguing is actually the way they are playing this fortnight and how they match up.

Serena is playing nowhere near as aggressive as we are "used to". Long time since she has, really. Against Jankovic this ISN'T enough. The quicker she realises this, the better. The best option for Serena is to just go for everything, obviously rein in the power a little; but she must look to move forward and try and hit Jelena off-court.

There is no way on this earth Serena is going to be more consistent than Jankovic or out-defend her. She has to be ultimately aggressive.

It all depends on how Serena executes this match, for me. If she plays as she did in Miami she will win. At least with that aggressive mindset. The only reason JJ got even close to a set if because Serena choked; Jelena was thoroughly outplayed for the entire match.

Serena really needs to attack the serve of Jankovic and try and win some easy points with big returns and big serves of her own. She cannot make this a slogfest or a consistency-fest, she will lose. She has to be aggressive and take the errors as they come. I hope she realises this, or else the match may be lost before it has begun.

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By the way, Cp6uja, since you love spewing statistics , here's one for you.
Jelena has never gained the number 1 ranking on her own having like 5 or 6 tries,

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