Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Orange, California
Re: Jelena Jankovic Cheering Thread - 2013 Season - Volume 13
This. People who follow both girls know that they are a complete mess, there's no reason to believe that Ana will lift her game for this match. This phantom Ana has no game, has no spirit or energy. JJ is no better. I'm not saying that JJ can't lose to Ana 1&2, she can if she she hits 58 UEs and 2 winners. But Ana won't miraculously start playing her best tennis. Let's be fair, she was beating JJ when she was really good.
In all seriousness--JJ and Ana both have their ups and downs but if you look at the history of their match ups, pre-form has rarely determined who would win. All else equal, Ana's always had the mental game over JJ. She tends to step up and play more consistently and aggressively against JJ (and usually falls a round or two after), whereas Jelena tends to tighten against Ana.
While they're both not in best shape and 'anyone' can win, Ana probably will because of the above.
I cheer on scrubs.
JJ just cannot put any volleys in the court this year!
Originally Posted by Miracle Worker
She's doubles specialist, not volleys specialist.