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tennnisfannn
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:16 PM
Don't know if this has been posted but here goes anyway. I couldn' t find the actual interview but here is the quote from espn.
Jankovic said she underestimated the 17-year-old Cornet and was fortunate to advance.
"I came to the court like I was going to a picnic," the 22-year-old Serbian said about her first encounter with Cornet. "I was so careless. I underestimated my opponent because I thought she was a junior.
"I thought I will have an easy job. That was a big mistake for me," she said.
Cornet, ranked 96th, shocked Jankovic with 13 winners in the opening set and broke the Serbian three times.
Jankovic, however, weathered the storm.
After finding her rhythm, Jankovic attacked Cornet on her serve, breaking the Frenchwoman three times in the second set and four times in the third.
Jankovic, a semifinalist here last year who also reached the last four this year at the French Open, was full of praise for Cornet.
"She was playing unbelievably today," Jankovic said. "I knew that the girl will let down at some point because she cannot play the whole match without making any mistakes and running from side to side, making some unbelievable shots.
"She gave me a really hard time and I was really surprised how well she played. Very lucky to get through, for sure. She gave me a scare," she said.
Jankovic will next play 19th seed Sybille Bammer of Austria, a 6-1, 6-2 winner over 14th-seeded Elena Dementieva of Russia.
"The next round will be a different story," said Jankovic. "I know the girl I'm playing against. I know what I'm supposed to do."
Information from The Associated Press and Reuters was used in this report.

Jelena has to be the funniestt and most honest player out there:lol: :lol: :lol:

Elwin.
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:19 PM
Jelena :o
Why underestimating Alize?? She was in the 3rd round, so she is dangerous

ce
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:21 PM
:o

roger_maria4ever
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:53 PM
yeah, not very smart to underestimate an opponenet in the 3rd round of a grandslam:o ..anyway I think jelena learned the lesson:p

JeremySun
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:29 PM
Because of her mistake, she'll be too tired for her next round, and this jeopardizes her chance at USO. Now she's done.

Demska
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:32 PM
Because of her mistake, she'll be too tired for her next round, and this jeopardizes her chance at USO. Now she's done.

Yeah, she played a 3 set match so she's knackered and won't win?

She is a professional athlete, not to mention she's played the most out of any girl on tour. :rolleyes:

STFU next time please.

Chunchun
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:32 PM
no comment :tape: Just glad that she adjusted herself well and eventually win :D

Poova
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:35 PM
Definitely a big mistake. Still, she'll know for next time. :p

terjw
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:52 PM
yeah, not very smart to underestimate an opponenet in the 3rd round of a grandslam:o ..anyway I think jelena learned the lesson:p

I can't disagree - but she is honest about it and admits she made a bad mistake. She could have not mentioned that. But that's Jelena for you - good or bad about herself - she tells it the way it is.

She's now had two opponents she didn't even know what they looked like let alone how they play (she said possibly the only two). At her day 3 interview - she was asked if she had coaches to watch her opponents and she said she had a spy coach - but she added that he doesn't even know 90% of the women players and was with the ATP players and is new :eek: . In that interview she was also told that Cornet won the Juniors FO by the reporters and said - that's OK I'll do my best. No doubt she got more information from those reporters than that spy coach of hers :tape: .

I I can understand her thinking - just concentrate on my game - she's a junior. But she did make a mistake. And like you - I think she's learned the lesson.

Hashim.
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:57 PM
:lol::o

@Sweet Cleopatra
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:59 PM
she's so honest I like that

sammy01
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:03 PM
prehaps she thought she was having a cornetto thats why she thought it would be a picnik! lol

cellophane
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:25 PM
Jelena, that is no way to approach a match :o

Kampi
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:32 PM
[quote=terjw;11549803] At her day 3 interview - she was asked if she had coaches to watch her opponents and she said she had a spy coach - but she added that he doesn't even know 90% of the women players and was with the ATP players and is new :eek: . In that interview she was also told that Cornet won the Juniors FO by the reporters and said - that's OK I'll do my best. No doubt she got more information from those reporters than that spy coach of hers :tape: .

No further comment about her staff. But I simply cannot accept that she is searching an excuse for her coach. Because this guy is a tennis coach, right. No matter if he is more used to ATP than WTA. He is now the coach of Jelena and he should learn about the WTA ASAP. And btw, you must not know everybody, but you can sit down and watch and analyze possible next round opponents, right.:rolleyes: So do it buddy.:fiery:

Lindsayfanumber1
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:37 PM
Jelena :haha: :tape:

Derek.
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:44 PM
:spit:

Jelena. :help:

.Andrew.
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:50 PM
Jelena :o :help:

Now you learned your lesson ;)

terjw
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:59 PM
No further comment about her staff. But I simply cannot accept that she is searching an excuse for her coach. Because this guy is a tennis coach, right. No matter if he is more used to ATP than WTA. He is now the coach of Jelena and he should learn about the WTA ASAP. And btw, you must not know everybody, but you can sit down and watch and analyze possible next round opponents, right.:rolleyes: So do it buddy.:fiery:

Point taken. Sorry if my post sounded like that. I'm 100% sure she wasn't searching for an excuse. She was asked a direct question about hadn't she got someone taking notes on other players and Jelena just answered in her honest sort of way with her "only knows 90% women players" and her ATP comment - but was basically she was saying in her own way he was new. She wasn't searching for an excuse. She knows she was the one who made a mistake.

Kampi
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:02 PM
No further comment about her staff. But I simply cannot accept that she is searching an excuse for her coach. Because this guy is a tennis coach, right. No matter if he is more used to ATP than WTA. He is now the coach of Jelena and he should learn about the WTA ASAP. And btw, you must not know everybody, but you can sit down and watch and analyze possible next round opponents, right.:rolleyes: So do it buddy.:fiery:

Point taken. Sorry if my post sounded like that. I'm 100% sure she wasn't searching for an excuse. She was asked a direct question about hadn't she got someone taking notes on other players and Jelena just answered in her honest sort of way - basically she was saying in her own way he was new. She wasn't searching for an excuse. She knows she' was the one who made a mistake.[/quote]

Hi terjw:wavey:
No, that doesn't really matter.;) Btw, I'm not blaming her, but I blame her "so called" coach. Amateur like behavior is not an option when you "work" for the worlds No. 3 player. And I just picked up your notes to complain about this.

-sugi-
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:05 PM
:tape:

The Dawntreader
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:09 PM
You should never underestimate any opponent, junior or senior. If they can reach a third round, they're very dangerous:)

Dont be so blase next time Jelena:o

ivanban
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:28 PM
Yep, vintage JJ interview - hilarious either for good or bad reasons :haha: :o

:inlove:
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:31 PM
At least she's honest. I'm sure she won't make such a mistake again.