Re: Jelena Jankovic Cheering Thread - 2013 Season - Volume 13
I was at the match today to see our fave play.
Main reason - I didn't want to miss her in case she lost again in the 1st round (... just in case).
Real hot day, lot of sunscreen. The whole country's burning at the moment. Was at least 35+, on court would have been higher. (Tomorrow they predict 40+ temperatures it's going to be mad ..)
The match was very good. Standard of play was good. (unlike as to what people thought here as stated in last few pages). Jelena looked great. She looks strong and fit. Her forehand looked ok, the service action was the "old' smooth serve, not the ugly "Bartoli one". What I liked most also was that she got a few points with good defense. I can't recall that she made any double faults (great), and hardly had any unforced errors in the 1st set.
It was a really good performance. I also like that she wanted it as well, she was trying hard near the end of the match, (she was feeling the heat) and obviously was very relieved to have won it. Great start to the season.
Job well done.
All in all looked good, looked fit and keen to compete.
Saw also Kuznetzova play Goerges. That was also a good performance by Kuznetzova. She also worked hard and looked good. I mention her because I think that Jelena and Sveta are in similar phase. Both are looking to get the rankings up again, and both looked good.