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Are you guys serious? Just watch her against Bartoli in AO 09. Jelena's barely getting any points with her defence.
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she just got advantage of a super weak era

Same as Safina, Wozniacki...oh wait

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If it wasnt for Serena she would have won the US Open in 08 where she took advantage of her easy draw (getting Dementieva in a slam semi is everything a player asks for

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Wait.... you seriously thought Jankovic could win 4 Slams? Is this putting together mixed doubles, doubles, senior singles and juniors? Then maybe she could have, I guess.
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People saying that bulking up, or adding muscle, especially in just a few months time, that it won't affect your tennis really don't know what they're talking about.
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Bulking up, especially as fast as she did it, was going to affect her game. You can definitely get a step slower if you add more weight, even if it's muscle. It's best to add muscle gradually instead of just packing it on in a few weeks time because it'll without a doubt affect the base of your game.
Oh look, the person who just a few months ago was claiming Azarenka was a power player is here to treat us to another lesson :notworthy:

Putting on a considerable amount of weight might affect movement, the negligible amount of mass that Jankovic (was it even 20 pounds?) gained would have no impact. Again, I point to Murray who put on a LOT more muscle mass in both the 2007-08 and 2008-09 offseasons, and his movement wasn't affected in the slightest, on the contrary he started both seasons by winning a tournament immediately. Actually, that's another urban legend that's grown up on this forum about Jankovic - when people talk about her "bulking up", they seem to be misremembering that she came back built like Serena Williams, when in reality, anyone who wasn't a hardcore tennis fan would've been barely able to tell the difference if you showed them a pic of Jankovic at the end of 2008 and the very beginning of 2009.
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She played too much, burnout.
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Lacking motivation to come back I guess. Her mental aspect is always a suspect.
Oh, and this is another urban legend. If she was lacking motivation, she wouldn't be playing nearly every week. She absolutely WANTS to do well, she just doesn't have the ability anymore.
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She never managed to adapt to her new body.
True.
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Seriously, you thought she would win 2-4 slams? That was where you went wrong.

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She is getting older and the desire is no longer there. She doesn't enjoy it anymore.
This is it. She lacks desire. Her bulking up was no more than a nine-month thing. She has lost interest in competing. Playing just for the money doesn't always get you over the hump.

I still enjoy her play, when she gives something, but I never thought she'd win a slam. She always had focus issues.
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She's too busy shopping to train. But she gets a bunch of wins every now and then so she can buy another pair of Jimmy Choos or some more furniture for her house. Or a new crown.

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Oh, and this is another urban legend. If she was lacking motivation, she wouldn't be playing nearly every week. She absolutely WANTS to do well, she just doesn't have the ability anymore.
She plays every week because she gets $$$$$$ from appearance fees. In numerous matches this year alone (vs. Radwanska today being just one example), she's played as though she hasn't given a shit.
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I honestly think she would make a great commentator. She's so funny, honest, charismatic and likeable.
Even her fans have lost faith.

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Re: Jankovic: Where Did It All Go Wrong??

As others have said, her scheduling in her prime years caught up with her

Take a look at her 2007 clay schedule, for example...

Schnyder Jankovic Petrova Kvitova Schiavone

Zvonareva Kleybanova Mattek-Sands Strycova

Niculescu Lisicki Razzano Koukalova Errani Pironkova

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As others have said, her scheduling in her prime years caught up with her

Take a look at her 2007 clay schedule, for example...
She had an excellent 2008, so I dont know if 2007 was a reason for anything.Jelena is certainly an interesting career, because she was so close to a 2008 FO title, then when its Fran, Li, Errani in the final, she's not that 2008 player.

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