Re: Jelena Jankovic News and Articles Thread, vol 2
It just always seemed to me like living in Marat's shadow would be such a horrible burden-- such an amazing talent and charisma, you could work 10 times as hard and never be as good or as interesting or as big a draw. I'm so pleased for her that she's having some real success of her own.
As for JJ and #1, I'm so tired of people harping on her not deserving it. First of all, if someone else deserved it, they'd have enough points to beat her out, so it's a total moot point to me. If Ana had made it one more round at just one of those tournaments she went out early, it would probably have been enough. Second, she's said she doesn't think she measures up, which I think is a terrible enough thing to have on your back when it's just you thinking it; it's even worse when you don't think you're good enough and everyone else publicly agrees with you. What horror. It's probably good for her that the Olympics are the tournament she's going to be playing while she's #1, somewhere where tennis is not the main focal point and there are a lot of distractions from whether or not Jelena Jankovic "deserves" her ranking. I hope she does well, of course, but mostly I hope that all this doesn't just eat at her.
Sometimes you gotta put your foot down...
Q. Do you speak French?
JELENA JANKOVIC: A little bit. I don't want to speak French. I don't want to do anything. I am not in the mood now.