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Jelena Jankovic showed me something

I'm writing this at 6-4, 5-5 in the second, so I don't know the outcome of the match. But this is like watching the 2nd Coming of Aranxta Sanchez Vicario. Jankovic can run. These is the most athletic points I've seen outside of Venus vs Serena.


If you aren't watching this match, FIND IT ON THE INTERNET. The points are tres entertaining.

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Holy SHIT what a volley!

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Against anyone else, Jankovic might be winning this match,

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I'm writing this at 6-4, 5-5 in the second, so I don't know the outcome of the match. But this is like watching the 2nd Coming of Aranxta Sanchez Vicario. Jankovic can run. These is the most athletic points I've seen outside of Venus vs Serena.
You probably have not watched Dementieva play. She is at least at the very same athletic level than these three.

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You probably have not watched Dementieva play. She is at least at the very same athletic level than these three.
I've been watching Demetieva since 1998. When she said she was 'more mentally strong' than Venus. How'd that work out?

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My God, Against ANYONE else on tour, Jankovic would have won this, but she was up against Serena.
Count JJ unlucky, but she would have beat anyone else on tour, but her first grandslam final and it had to be up against a fit and ready Serena (whom is unbeatable in that mode).
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I don't see the ASV comparison. She took it this close by being aggressive. She went for her shots.

She needs to work on her net skills. She had so many opportunities to come in but kept rallying and lost the points. Even on set point.
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Yep. Jankovic lost and yet showed that her game, spirit and movement are to be respected.
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My God, Against ANYONE else on tour, Jankovic would have won this, but she was up against Serena.
Venus is my tennis goddess, so I hate to say this.

You're right.

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Against anyone else, Jankovic might be winning this match,
yep, except venus
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Jelena is amazing.

and her spirit is so fun!

Yay Jelena and Serena at net!!!!

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Against anyone else, Jankovic might be winning this match,
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Against anyone else, Jankovic might be winning this match,
Anyone else in the tournament, we're good.
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Venus is my tennis goddess, so I hate to say this.

You're right.
Jelena definitely played great tonight but I thought she played a more complete match against Venus last year. She was a little more aggressive and she held her nerve. She took the 1st set point she got and she really didn't have any big letdowns unlike this match.
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yep, except venus
No, she would have beaten Venus tonight.

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