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brent-o
Jan 10th, 2007, 12:56 AM
Not that I'm saying she's overhyped (because she's one of my favorites to watch), but I can't help but remember around the time of the French Open last year when Petrova had won a few lead-ups, beat Justine once even, and was considered a heavy favorite only to crash out early. I hesitate to get my hopes up too much on Jelena especially if she goes deep in Sydney. I don't know, what do you guys think? Do you think she'll be burnt out in Melbourne? Or will she cave under the pressure of being a favorite for the title? To all Jelena fans, keep your fingers crossed and hope that I'm full of shit ;)

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 10th, 2007, 12:58 AM
petrova crashed out cuz of an injury. i think she'll do fine at ao if she isn't tired.

brent-o
Jan 10th, 2007, 12:59 AM
Yea, that's what I worry about with her: fatigue.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:01 AM
she should have sex b4 her matches. it would elevate her to an ethereal mental state capable of battling fatigue.

im more worried cuz she's also always playing doubles. i hope she doesnt play doubles at ao. she could use rest between days!

2moretogo
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:01 AM
Yeah, I see her crashing out bec. of fatigue, but I sincerely hope not.

So Disrespectful
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:05 AM
Well, Jelena is one of my favourite players, but she is completely ridiculous thinking that you can train all off season, win Auckland, do well at Sydney and not crash out early at the Australian Open.

She should never have came to Sydney :help:

SilK
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:07 AM
What 'hype'? :weirdo:

vogus
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:08 AM
any player who wins two events immediately before a Grand Slam, always loses in the first couple of rounds at the Slam.

Joana
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:09 AM
I'm more worried about a 2nd round loss. She seems to have a developed a mental block against it after that horrendous loss to Craybas in 2004. Last year she admitted that it still kept haunting her whenever she played in Melbourne afterwards.

tennisjunky
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:10 AM
dont like jankovic, she's turning into one of the players i love to see lose. but she is good and i expect her to do well at the australian and all year long. she is one of the best of the newer players, but she's got a bad attitude. she has off days at the australian so, she'll be ok.

PLP
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:10 AM
No she isn't being over-hyped....I just think she is living up to her own hype...she is on top of her game and it's great to see! :hearts:

Anyway, I don't think she will get fatigued yet...but I hope she cuts down on her schedule this year :help:

No more than 20 please!!! :angel:

Hachiko
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:11 AM
She's done so well this year. Nothing to do with hype. Having said that, she must be exhausted by now.

Wannabeknowitall
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:14 AM
We're talking about a women who should be called the WTA's energizer bunny.
There's no hype surrounding her yet.
If she wins Sydney, then there will be some hype.
You have to understand that Jankovic is a VERY STREAKY PLAYER.
She can easily win 10 in a row and then lose 10 in a row.

She's on a incredible run right now and she's not going to stop especially when she can get to the top 10 with a good result this week.
She will not lose in the first round of the Australian.

We're not talking about Elena Dementieva who seems frail in the Australian heat.
Jankovic is an athlete in peak fitness with exceptional movement.
She can deal with the schedule she made.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:15 AM
No she isn't being over-hyped....I just think she is living up to her own hype...she is on top of her game and it's great to see! :hearts:

Anyway, I don't think she will get fatigued yet...but I hope she cuts down on her schedule this year :help:

No more than 20 please!!! :angel:

its probably going to be like 26. better than this year lol.

njnetswill
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:15 AM
Well, Clijsters basically swept the summer hardcourts (except for her loss to Peng at SD) and wont he US Open. :shrug:

njnetswill
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:15 AM
Well, Clijsters basically swept the summer hardcourts (except for her loss to Peng at SD) and won the US Open. :shrug:

Wannabeknowitall
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:17 AM
Well, Clijsters basically swept the summer hardcourts (except for her loss to Peng at SD) and won the US Open. :shrug:

Exactly. There are just some players on tour that play better when they're playing alot and Jankovic is one of those players.

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:27 AM
I'm sure that she will do fine in AO! She has proved to all, that she does not have problem with lower ranked players anymore. She is beating them even when playing bad, having some injurie etc... Rememeber match against Vesnina at the end of 2006. when Janković was so injured that she couldn't hit a nice FH, but stil manage to win that meeting.

I'm positive that she will get to QF, unless she has some god damn draw. Like in first round the closest player to 32. seed, than in second round again some "just off the top 32." players, and then the hardeest seed...and so on.

But I have my hopes up high! She is just a born champion, and with game that she is producing, I'm sure that she i NO 1 freath to top contenders to title!

:worship:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:29 AM
Well, Clijsters basically swept the summer hardcourts (except for her loss to Peng at SD) and won the US Open. :shrug:

That's right! Janky is mentaly pretty strong! And she told me that she adores to play match after match. That's why she is playing doubles as well...which I don't aprove :rolleyes: But what can you do, she adores tennis :)

vogus
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:29 AM
Exactly. There are just some players on tour that play better when they're playing alot and Jankovic is one of those players.


Clisters didn't play two events immediately before the USO though. Jankovic's grinding game is tough on the body. She is not going to be able to continue to overplay without paying a price in results.

vogus
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:37 AM
That's right! Janky is mentaly pretty strong! And she told me that she adores to play match after match. That's why she is playing doubles as well...which I don't aprove :rolleyes: But what can you do, she adores tennis :)


There's a fine line between being mentally strong and being stupid. Jankovic is going to screw herself and learn the hard way. If not at the AO then later in the season. Her scheduling is terrible.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:37 AM
That's right! Janky is mentaly pretty strong! And she told me that she adores to play match after match. That's why she is playing doubles as well...which I don't aprove :rolleyes: But what can you do, she adores tennis :)

that is good to hear ;) :D

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:43 AM
There's a fine line between being mentally strong and being stupid. Jankovic is going to screw herself and learn the hard way. If not at the AO then later in the season. Her scheduling is terrible.

She has been playing "tournament after tournament" for more than two years, and still she had never had, thank's god!!!, serious injurie! ;)

I'm sure that when she "walks" into top ten, that she will dose her's apperance on tournaments. Cause her's manager agency, will advice her - the less you play, the more money you will get to play some tier II and III tournaments. So she is now "making a name" ;)

njnetswill
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:44 AM
Clisters didn't play two events immediately before the USO though. Jankovic's grinding game is tough on the body. She is not going to be able to continue to overplay without paying a price in results.

She did play 4 weeks in a row prior to it (3 Wins and one SF). She only missed the week of New Haven. She had a week off yes, but I think Clijsters and the situation with Jankovic aren't that different.

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:48 AM
She did play 4 weeks in a row prior to it (3 Wins and one SF). She only missed the week of New Haven. She had a week off yes, but I think Clijsters and the situation with Jankovic aren't that different.

But Clijsters and Jankovic are very different. To compare these two is just :rolleyes:

Junex
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:57 AM
Jelena...bless her....

i hope she opt to have a long rest after AO.
resume play in IW & Miami.....

njnetswill
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:04 AM
Jelena has always played a lot of tournaments. That's how she managed a 1-13 record or whatever before the big clay tournaments even started last year. :help:

Lefty.
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:08 AM
I hope not, she's quite entertaining to watch and as long as she's not tired, I think she can make a great run in Oz. :yeah: She's very fit and athletic, so she should at least hold out for AO. She most certainly will need a break afterwards though, especially if she goes deep. :lol:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:24 AM
Janković and Clijsters situation IS NOT THAT DIFFERENT!
Janković is even in better shape than Kim, so she can manage more tournaments without "exausting herself" than Kim... I mean have you seen JJ?

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:26 AM
Jelena has always played a lot of tournaments. That's how she managed a 1-13 record or whatever before the big clay tournaments even started last year. :help:

And tha had amazing second part of 2006. cause she didn't give up! And in that second part she also played a lot of tournamenst... It's not hurting her now...she won Auckland, doing great in Sydney :shrug:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:28 AM
Jelena...bless her....

i hope she opt to have a long rest after AO.
resume play in IW & Miami.....

She has to play Tokyo... But if she goes deep into second week of AO, she will for sure cancel the tournament. But just only if seh plays SF or F! Cause they are paying her appearnce fee ;)

PLP
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:28 AM
Janković and Clijsters situation IS NOT THAT DIFFERENT!
Janković is even in better shape than Kim, so she can manage more tournaments without "exausting herself" than Kim... I mean have you seen JJ?

I actually see similarities in their games. They both move incredible well and can get to basically everything! I would like to see a Kim/Jelena match soon, maybe in the Sydney Finals? ;)

rada
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:33 AM
Go Jelena Win The Aussie Open ;)

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:34 AM
I actually see similarities in their games. They both move incredible well and can get to basically everything! I would like to see a Kim/Jelena match soon, maybe in the Sydney Finals? ;)

They are really pretty similar. Both hit excepionatly well from both sides!
Difference is that JJ's BH down the line is :eek: while Kim's FH is :eek:

That's the spirit ;) Sydney final - JJ against Kim... Oh that would be quite some match :D

brent-o
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:39 AM
Well, Clijsters basically swept the summer hardcourts (except for her loss to Peng at SD) and wont he US Open. :shrug:


That's true, I forgot about that.

LudwigDvorak
Jan 10th, 2007, 03:00 AM
Mauresmo is just the icing on the cake. If Jankovic can beat her, which I doubt, but hope she can do, she has to face either Ivanovic or Vaidisova, and then more than likely Clijsters. It would be absolutely amazing if she could win Sydney (and aside from Vaidisova she's the only one left I particularly would care for to win) but certainly a 10-0 ratio, with more than likely lots of difficult wins in the latter stages, would be too much. I'm hoping she beats Mauresmo and loses to Vaidisova; that'd be beneficial to her schedule, I'm sure.

Jakeev
Jan 10th, 2007, 04:32 AM
Don't know if Jelena is overhyped but I would definitely consider to be THE most dangerous player in any draw right now.

She is definitely one player an opponent doesn't want to deal with on the other side of the court. Her confidence has gained more than any other player out there right now.

Would be a little stunned to see her crash at the Oz Open early.

selyoink
Jan 10th, 2007, 04:59 AM
No I don't unless she is fatigued.

Just Do It
Jan 10th, 2007, 05:54 AM
Not that I'm saying she's overhyped (because she's one of my favorites to watch), but I can't help but remember around the time of the French Open last year when Petrova had won a few lead-ups, beat Justine once even, and was considered a heavy favorite only to crash out early. I hesitate to get my hopes up too much on Jelena especially if she goes deep in Sydney. I don't know, what do you guys think? Do you think she'll be burnt out in Melbourne? Or will she cave under the pressure of being a favorite for the title? To all Jelena fans, keep your fingers crossed and hope that I'm full of shit ;)

Man, u r :)

tennisbear7
Jan 10th, 2007, 06:11 AM
Janković and Clijsters situation IS NOT THAT DIFFERENT!
Janković is even in better shape than Kim, so she can manage more tournaments without "exausting herself" than Kim... I mean have you seen JJ?

I love Jelena... but to say that any one is in better shape than Kim...

To me Kim is much more agile, a step quicker and has more firepower especially off her forehand. Her 30+ titles show that.

As to answer the question first posed in this thread: I really really REALLY hope Jelena doesn't burn out. I also hope that she doesn't get upset, or else she might tank like she did against HH.

I see a 4th round or QF for Jelena, but wouldn't be surprised if we saw her in the semis.

jazar
Jan 10th, 2007, 06:52 AM
i think that jankovic will do very well. she lost a little early last week, but has picked up some great scalps this week, and depending on her draw she could get to the semis next week at least.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jan 10th, 2007, 06:55 AM
she wil be fine as they have rest days in slams

Shonami Slam
Jan 10th, 2007, 07:17 AM
i defenitly see her losing out to pratt, dominguez lino or nakamura early on for absaloutly nothing.

Just Do It
Jan 10th, 2007, 07:23 AM
i think that jankovic will do very well. she lost a little early last week, but has picked up some great scalps this week, and depending on her draw she could get to the semis next week at least.

whaaaaaaat ?

golo
Jan 10th, 2007, 07:39 AM
jankovic will win melbourne!!!

2moretogo
Jan 10th, 2007, 07:43 AM
Can I retract my statement? After tonight's bagel of Momo (wuv u) she bedda not lose in the first round AO.

Shimizu Amon
Jan 10th, 2007, 09:04 AM
I don't see it happen. Allthough I see the possiblities of her losing very early at the AO. But it wouldn't be a case of the hype, perhaps exhaustion or overconvidence.

But what I'm sure of is that Jelena is not going to win the AO. There are better and more experienced players on the tour and only because Amelie lost now doesn't say that much of her form. Most of the time Amelie gets on fire during a tournament.

ce
Jan 10th, 2007, 09:08 AM
i dont think so