Yeah, that's my favourite scene. I uploaded it on youtube.
The second point was Larry Scott doing as much as he could to protect Jelena from playing tennis in the RPM red zone, ie: going from tournament to tournament with no rest, by changing and solidifying the tournament calendar. When investors or countries see one player is able to push the limits of tournament entries then they could expect their player to do the same. Perhaps some players experienced that pressure already. The best word to describe this is “pace“. Jelena increased the pace of tournament entries per year. This is equivalent to a factory quota pieceworker increasing the pace of production for increased pay. It is proven that other factory workers would be upset with the employee for over doing the pace because the new minimum quota for production before getting paid extra for piecework could be changed.
That was very interesting. To me it also looked like Larry was trying to convince JJ to play less. But I don't think there's a special reason he did that 'cos every player chooses their schedule according to their needs. If JJ is playing less now it's certainly not because someone like Larry told her to do so, but because she feels that that's the right way to go about her career in the future - to concentrate on the bigger tourneys and bigger prizes. And there was always an expectation from top players to play certain amount of tournaments per year - that's why the ranking system is the way it is.
well for example at the dinner, where she told svetlana that she looked sexy (too funny those scene at the dinner) and after that svetlana just left or when she said whats up to justine (also at the dinner) seemed to me like they all didnt really wanted to talk to her but maybe im just imagine that
Svetlana did seem a bit annoyed but she did respond to JJ by saying "Not as sexy as you", so it's not like she just walked away and ignored her.
Maybe they didn't want to be filmed while they were having dinner? Dementieva was very complimentary of JJ's game and personality.
Also, Li Na and Bethanie Mattek are friends with Jelena and Serena once said she's friendly with JJ (and Kuzy). But I'm sure there are some players who don't like Jelena at all.
alex (or someone else who understands serbish) can you tell me what she talks about in minute 32 - 37 & 55 - 59?
She was very nervous during the match, was making a lot of errors in the beginning and fell 1-4 behind. She was able to come back in the first set and played much better in the second set to win it easily 6-0. She was mad with herself during the first set because she trained very hard, was hitting well in practice, and then when she stepped on the court it looked like she wasn't practicing at all. She's not afraid when she's down because she knows she can win...She won some matches even when she was trailing 5-1 and saving match points in the process. She's concentrating on each point and she's not panicking about losing the set or whatever... She's just focusing on her game and on what she has to do tactically in order to win.
She's talking about the hard time she had few years ago when she wanted to quit tennis after 9 consecutive first round losses. She practically lost her will to fight. In her mind she was beaten and she thought there was no way out - that it's all over and that tennis is not for her anymore. Her mom was trying to convince her not to give up, that she has to believe in herself, that if she doesn't have the belief in herself then others will not believe in her either. "I have to be strong, I have to be positive and not give up. In my first match in Rome I was leading by one set, 5-2 and 40-15 and I looked at my mom and the scoreboard and couldn't believe my eyes. I didn't have that kind of result since I can't remember when". Those few month seemed like 100 years to her because it's usually like that in the bad times. When she won that one match she felt like she won a GS title. It was the biggest win of her career because it made her continue with her tennis and become better player. There are many athletes that never get out of their professional crisis. It's the same in life - there are good times and bad times. Those are the situations in which you have to stay strong and come out as a victor. She was able to do that and become stronger. It got her into the position where she's now one of the best players on the tour.