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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 2009, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Question Will Jelena Jankovic ever win a slam?

..and if yes, is she the poster girl for this 'weak' era in womens tennis?


Assuming Dinara does win one eventually, leaving Jankovic the only slamless #1 in history. She'll likely go down as the weakest #1 ever, and looks to be on the decline, and a fast one at that. I know when Henin left, a huge chunk of ranking points were missing, but the history books won't remember that.


So, is she the ultimate proof of this generation in womens tennis being weak?

And if she is, does it lessen the credentials of Williamsx2, Sharapova and Henin to be considered among the best ever? Seeing as though a one-time slam finalist like Jankovic was allowed to become #1 during their playing days, not the fact that it happened, but just that for a player of Jankovic's calibre to reach #1 = weak era.
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Re: Will Jelena Jankovic ever win a slam?

She already is the weakest #1 ever. And no, she will never win a slam.



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Re: Will Jelena Jankovic ever win a slam?

She will fail to win a slam. Holnestly, I don't even see her making another final.
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Re: Will Jelena Jankovic ever win a slam?

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Re: Will Jelena Jankovic ever win a slam?

Who knows.
If she plays like she did at the end of last year she has a chance.
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hell no
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Re: Will Jelena Jankovic ever win a slam?

i don't doubt jj will win a slam at some point unlike safina, jj thrives on those sort of situations, as was evident by her play in her only slam final...she likes the spotlight....but i think two things have to be there for her to win:

1. she has to be the underdog and not the fave...she thrives on being the chaser not being chased...so she'd have to play a serena/maria in the final where they will be the fave and she will be the "spoiler"...if she plays someone she "should" beat then she tends to get up tight and goes into "safety" mode...

2. from that, her problem in getting to the final tends to be that she is always in safety mode just doing enough...if she meets someone early like a bartoli or a cristea who have the ability to "blow her off the court" or are simply just as consistent as her, she tends to lose because she retreats into "pusher" mode (see the end of the 3rd set vs cristea)...

if she approached her matches like how she did that final last year no doubt she will win a slam

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Re: Will Jelena Jankovic ever win a slam?

i used to think it was matter of when not if but now not sure...shes doubting herself and changing too much and she might end up being left behind.i hope she can she deserves an RG crown

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Fuck no.
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Re: Will Jelena Jankovic ever win a slam?

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..and if yes, is she the poster girl for this 'weak' era in womens tennis?
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So, is she the ultimate proof of this generation in womens tennis being weak?
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And if she is, does it lessen the credentials of Williamsx2, Sharapova and Henin to be considered among the best ever?
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i really hope so

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Re: Will Jelena Jankovic ever win a slam?

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i don't doubt jj will win a slam at some point unlike safina, jj thrives on those sort of situations, as was evident by her play in her only slam final...she likes the spotlight....but i think two things have to be there for her to win:

1. she has to be the underdog and not the fave...she thrives on being the chaser not being chased...so she'd have to play a serena/maria in the final where they will be the fave and she will be the "spoiler"...if she plays someone she "should" beat then she tends to get up tight and goes into "safety" mode...

2. from that, her problem in getting to the final tends to be that she is always in safety mode just doing enough...if she meets someone early like a bartoli or a cristea who have the ability to "blow her off the court" or are simply just as consistent as her, she tends to lose because she retreats into "pusher" mode (see the end of the 3rd set vs cristea)...

if she approached her matches like how she did that final last year no doubt she will win a slam

She already has the first scenario against Serena. Even though Jankovic was ranked higher Serena was the clear favorite.
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Re: Will Jelena Jankovic ever win a slam?

no.

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Re: Will Jelena Jankovic ever win a slam?

Maybe. She got to one final. If she gets her act together I think she can pull it together and put a run together. Miracles happen lol.
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