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empressionist
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:25 PM
http://www.mondo.rs/s209775/Sport/Sport/Tenis/Dzej_Dzej-_Tenis_mi_vise_nije_prioritet.html

"Before my tennis was a priority, I was 100 percent focused on it, but the older you get, the interest for other things. Now I want to spend more time with friends and family. Of course, this does not mean that my career is over, I would love to be on top again, "conveyed the" Journal "Jankovic statement.

"Pavel was in London with me, but I'm not sure if we will extend cooperation,".

Hmmm... who would have known by the way she has played in the last two months... the motivation is gone I guess...

kman
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:29 PM
"I can't cut it anymore so I'll just pretend like I can't cut it because I have other, more mature interests now"

ViennaCalling
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:31 PM
"more mature interests"

And I was a fan of her :tape:

Now she is just interested in getting a TV career it seems :ignore:

ptkten
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:33 PM
I feel bad for her fans. It sucks when you come to the realization that you care more about a player's results than they do.

Optima
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:34 PM
:sad:

GoofyDuck
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:35 PM
:sobbing:

GAGAlady
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:35 PM
http://www.mondo.rs/s209775/Sport/Sport/Tenis/Dzej_Dzej-_Tenis_mi_vise_nije_prioritet.html

"Before my tennis was a priority, I was 100 percent focused on it, but the older you get, the interest for other things. Now I want to spend more time with friends and family. Of course, this does not mean that my career is over, I would love to be on top again, "conveyed the" Journal "Jankovic statement.

"Pavel was in London with me, but I'm not sure if we will extend cooperation,".

Hmmm... who would have known by the way she has played in the last two months... the motivation is gone I guess...


wow...shocking. but honestly im not surprised, she doesnt have the fire like a sharapova or williams. she so talented...very talented and at one point it was ridiculous how much control and veriety she had...its a loss for all of tennis and its really sad that such talent is not realized...best player never to win a slam for sure....

this bitch annoys me....a player with her abilities has no excuses not to win.

CPH
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:35 PM
What a huge loss for tennis. No doubt she was the most inspiring, creative player there ever was. Like, totally, ever.

Chunchun
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:35 PM
So what does she exactly mean? What's she gonna do? keep playing or what?

GAGAlady
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:38 PM
another statement id like to make...Jelena has made to many excuses, made too much fuss and has lost sight of what made her one of the best. her movement her veriety and her defence...all of her best assets she has lost one by one until the player we see today is no longer the player that once was..its SAD

it looks to me like instead of playing her game she listened to all the idiots who told he she needed to change everything about her game...when really her game was great. sad!!!

doooma6816
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:38 PM
What a bitch:sobbing: With that serve and improving groundstorkes(like she has in 2008) she could have won RG...she's really stupid...I care more about her results than she.
Jelena better retire than losing all the time in 2nd and 3rd rounds.

Patrick345
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:38 PM
So what does she exactly mean? What's she gonna do? keep playing or what?

Keep playing, take apperance fees, go to players parties and lose to the first serious oppoennt she faces.

Pretty much the same as the last two years.

tennisbum79
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:39 PM
So what does she exactly mean? What's she gonna do? keep playing or what?
As someone already posted, disappointing for her fans. But it is her life, she reached a point where she feel it is time to move on to another phase of her life.

Jane Lane
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:39 PM
Oh Jelena :sobbing:

young_gunner913
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:40 PM
Stop being rude. More mature interests is obviously Serbia's Dancing with the Stars. Baby Anci could never!! :worship:

Optima
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:40 PM
This is ridiculous. Retire already. Stop playing with our emotions. :sobbing:

doooma6816
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:40 PM
another statement id like to make...Jelena has made to many excuses, made too much fuss and has lost sight of what made her one of the best. her movement her veriety and her defence...all of her best assets she has lost one by one until the player we see today is no longer the player that once was..its SAD

it looks to me like instead of playing her game she listened to all the idiots who told he she needed to change everything about her game...when really her game was great. sad!!!

exactly!

Temperenka
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:42 PM
Peace out. Leave your top 20 spot for someone that might actually want it.

dragonflies
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:42 PM
ehem
She needs to try to win a Grandslam first, before start getting tired of tennis. Learn a thing or two from the real champions who always stay hungry despites having won a bunch of slams.

jefrilibra
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:43 PM
:rolls:

Serenus Christ
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:44 PM
Tati and the Empress in a commentary booth together..
I'd pay big money.

Mixal
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:45 PM
"Sad jelena mozes da ides u shoping a majka neka ti nosi krpice sto kupis! I kad krenes nazad za Beograd nemoj da se brines,majka ce da nosi 5-6 kofera,a ti pricaj na telefon ili tako nesto!!!"

:lol:

Anyway, it's her decision and she definitely needs a break.

Belmont Lad
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:46 PM
And I have officially had enough. I shan't be caring about you or your results anymore JJ. Sad. :(

JJ Expres
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:47 PM
well she is spending so much time in belgrade these days :shrug: when she was in top form she barely had time to go home just in case of some injuries. her preparations for wim were laughable, 2 and a half weeks in belgrade and 5 days in london...and actually she said something like "with little bit of luck i can go to the final" just before wim,yeah right :spit:

RVD
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:48 PM
What's up with all these sudden retirements? :scratch:

timafi
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:04 PM
folks needs to chill out about Jankovic really.She has been playing shitty tennis for a while now.If she wants to recommit to tennis in due time;if ever she will:shrug:

sluggahjells
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:07 PM
I think she is still stunned that Li Na has won a Grand Slam and she didn't.

vozas
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:10 PM
She was a pleasure to watch back in 07/08. One of the smartest players ever on tour, right up there with the genius that was Hingis. And she brought so much joy to the court and was always so proud of the way she constructed points.

I believe the 2008 USO final was the tipping point for her. She never really came back to her old self after that.

Mistress of Evil
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:11 PM
JaJa :sad: but yeah making babies with Mladjan is more important :hug:

Sammo
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:13 PM
People who don't care don't deserve to be at the top

Super Dave
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:14 PM
:shrug: :wavey:

Monzanator
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:15 PM
Booyah! Another slamless #1 concedes defeat! :worship:

MaBaker
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:17 PM
JaJa :sad: but yeah making babies with Mladjan is more important :hug:
I doubt they are still together.
People who don't care don't deserve to be at the top
True.

empressionist
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:24 PM
another statement id like to make...Jelena has made to many excuses, made too much fuss and has lost sight of what made her one of the best. her movement her veriety and her defence...all of her best assets she has lost one by one until the player we see today is no longer the player that once was..its SAD

it looks to me like instead of playing her game she listened to all the idiots who told he she needed to change everything about her game...when really her game was great. sad!!!

couldn't agree more!

C. Drone
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:27 PM
seeing other players who WANTS to play tennis but CAN'T because of serious injuries, I found her way approaching this sport just pathetic.
Same with her VIP sister.

empressionist
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:28 PM
She was a pleasure to watch back in 07/08. One of the smartest players ever on tour, right up there with the genius that was Hingis. And she brought so much joy to the court and was always so proud of the way she constructed points.

I believe the 2008 USO final was the tipping point for her. She never really came back to her old self after that.

actually the three back to back title in the fall of 2008 were quite great, and she played wonderfully, then came the YEC, she was way to tired, tanked it, and after that she was never the same...

jbeacinu
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:31 PM
Rip

Just Do It
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:36 PM
She'll be back :angel:

toxina90
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:36 PM
People who don't care don't deserve to be at the top

I don't care about 'being at the top' that means nothing these days. I'd have loved for Jelena to have won a singles slam, but she blew those 2-3 chances :sobbing:

Linguae^
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:39 PM
We all knew that before, Jelena. Now just retire.

toxina90
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:47 PM
actually the three back to back title in the fall of 2008 were quite great, and she played wonderfully, then came the YEC, she was way to tired, tanked it, and after that she was never the same...

This...the only form she ever had after that was in Rome, because it was in Rome. As we saw this year, even that spark of hope is gone forever :o

Chrissie-fan
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:48 PM
....a player with her abilities has no excuses not to win.

Not winning is ok. Not trying is something else.
Maybe she needs a loooong vacation. Do things that make Jelena Jankovic happy. Come back if and when the desire returns.

SAISAI-GOAT
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:52 PM
I think she is still stunned that Li Na has won a Grand Slam and she didn't.

I don't think so ... she is friends with Na so she is happy for Na ... if anything she is mad / stunned that Ivanovic won a slam :haha:

kman
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:01 PM
I think she is still stunned that Li Na has won a Grand Slam and she didn't.


Nah, Na is older than her so that would only comfort her "see Jelena, it's not too late for you to win a slam".

It's the fact that a 20-year-old surpassed her weeks at #1. That's what's really grinding her gears.

ico4498
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:03 PM
a lot of players have "retired", recharged their batteries and returned with aplomb. nothing like a little time off to refresh your desire and perspective,

these ladies start hitting regularly at a pretty young age. take the time and enjoy some of the rewards from your hard work.

Roookie
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:09 PM
Watch her still play every tournament left :lol:

Take a break and comeback stronger JJ. I love you, idiot :sobbing:

Slamniacki
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:11 PM
enjoy being Caros bitch for the rest of your career Jelena :wavey:

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:25 PM
Why so many snide remarks on her comments? Jelena isnt the type to lie. She speaks her mind and tells it like it is.

What a bunch of Grump-o-saures's in here. Maybe she really feels this way?:confused:

Level55
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:41 PM
Why so many snide remarks on her comments?

It's always like that here!

Anyway, I love Lady JaJa and don't want her to retire completely. But I think her and Ivanovic should take a year out and then come back.

volta
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:43 PM
Thanks Jelena :rolleyes: good thing i don't care that much about her results these days :fiery:

She needs a break , she needs to miss tennis .

Brena
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:43 PM
Keep playing, take apperance fees, go to players parties and lose to the first serious oppoennt she faces.

That's where my disappointment at her lies. With her attention span, I've never expected her to stay on the tour for too long, but then again, I did expect her to have some integrity and self-respect. :o

Just Do It
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:48 PM
That's where my disappointment at her lies. With her attention span, I've never expected her to stay on the tour for too long, but then again, I did expect her to have some integrity and self-respect. :o

But she was never like that. She was beating big names all the time, just look at her rivarly with Serena and Venus, she beat them at big tournaments often ... I think she is lost in tennis at the moment because she does not have a serious coach and team around her. Sneki can't help you play better, JeJa :awww:

Smitten
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:57 PM
I called that she was burnt out months ago. Hanging on for the spotlight of the tour is not enough.

Brena
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:58 PM
But she was never like that. She was beating big names all the time, just look at her rivarly with Serena and Venus, she beat them at big tournaments often ... I think she is lost in tennis at the moment because she does not have a serious coach and team around her. Sneki can't help you play better, JeJa :awww:

I know, she had a whole different approach, very light-herated but she always wanted to acquit herslef well if not win. That's why I'm so disappointed with her - I never thought she'd resign to dragging around the tour as a journeywoman instead of withdrawing with dignity or taking a break once she doesn't feel like playing tennis anymore. That's what i meant.

toxina90
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:02 PM
Nah, Na is older than her so that would only comfort her "see Jelena, it's not too late for you to win a slam".

It's the fact that a 20-year-old surpassed her weeks at #1. That's what's really grinding her gears.

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/2630/madrid2.gif

SAISAI-GOAT
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:06 PM
Rip Jaja

matty
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:06 PM
Drama Queen. You are only young once--you only have a certain amount of time to be a top player--after you retire (around 30) you will most likely have another 40+ years to be grown up and spend time with friends and family. I think she will regret this.

Break My Rapture
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:14 PM
Peace out. Leave your top 20 spot for someone that might actually want it.
THIS.

KarlyM*
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:16 PM
She has been sounding like she's burned out for awhile now. Maybe it would be good for her to take a break for a couple months. ;)

VeeJJ
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:34 PM
I love you Jelena, but I have no sympathy for you. All these girls on the tour play tennis because it is their top priority and thy want to win, become the best. And you, with all your potential could really get something big out of your career if you too felt the same as most other girls. Since you don't, then leave. There is no point for you to play on the tour and sit a rank way below your tennis level and not give a damn. She either get motivated, retire and come back motivated, or retire for good. Just hanging around doing nothing and being a loser isn't helping anyone. Especially your fans, who cheer for you and hope you'll do us proud by winning and giving it your all on court.

manu32
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:45 PM
Retire now ,no problem..

simonsaystennis
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:47 PM
That's what happens when you play 20+ tournaments every season and you have a grinding type of game. She was on the fast track to burnout and we all saw it coming. 21 2010 20 2009 22 2008 28 (2007) 28 (2006) 29 (2005) 28 (2004) 24 (2003)

2010- 21 events
2009- 20 events
2008- 22 events
2007- 28 events
2006- 28 events
2005- 29 events
2004- 28 events
2003- 24 events

Yikes :eek: Amazing she lasted as long as she did...
2003-

shoryuken
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:47 PM
Jelena read my sig :kiss:

Corswandt
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:57 PM
I feel bad for her fans. It sucks when you come to the realization that you care more about a player's results than they do.

Yup.

All the more so when JJ's fans' efforts to keep her relevant, at least on TF, over the past year or so (when it was clear she was going down the Petrova path) have been nothing short of heroic.

Miracle Worker
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:57 PM
I don't know what to say about this...

It's, it's....

Jesus :facepalm:

JJ Expres
Jun 22nd, 2011, 10:09 PM
wow jelena is so irrelevant these days , she can't even have a thread in gm without moving it to our subforum :sad:

Corswandt
Jun 22nd, 2011, 10:38 PM
Keep playing, take apperance fees, go to players parties and lose to the first serious oppoennt she faces.

Pretty much the same as the last two years.

It had to be said.

Cajka
Jun 22nd, 2011, 10:58 PM
Nah, Na is older than her so that would only comfort her "see Jelena, it's not too late for you to win a slam".

It's the fact that a 20-year-old surpassed her weeks at #1. That's what's really grinding her gears.
Oh, really? She surpassed her? :eek: Duh! :rolleyes: Could you be more obnoxious, please! Do you, guys (carotards), really have to mention your lovely fav in every single thread??? Sometimes I have the feeling that it's all the same person... Dane, Kman, CBH, Carofan... :rolleyes:

GoofyDuck
Jul 17th, 2011, 05:40 PM
It had to be said.

I'm ok with it if she'll win a big tournament again like IW.. maybe bigger :sobbing:

And I wouldn't care if ppled called her fluke because I would spam pictures of JJ with a trophy and gifs from her GS win :haha:

Break My Rapture
Jul 17th, 2011, 05:48 PM
What a random bump. :lol:

GoofyDuck
Jul 17th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Yeah

lang26
Jul 17th, 2011, 09:08 PM
real sad but she sounding like she just going play the big event beside all event that come up. please win RG JJ 2012

Just Do It
Jul 18th, 2011, 07:14 AM
Why are they moving threads to sub forums ?

Jan
Jul 18th, 2011, 10:29 AM
So when is JJ's next tournament then?
Come on buck up JJ, there is still plenty of good tennis in you, if you still want to play at all, and I do so hope you do,:help:

Saraya!
Jul 18th, 2011, 12:10 PM
Next Tournament will be Toronto...

lang26
Jul 18th, 2011, 02:20 PM
So when is JJ's next tournament then?
Come on buck up JJ, there is still plenty of good tennis in you, if you still want to play at all, and I do so hope you do,:help:


Rogers Cup

Pops Maellard
Jul 21st, 2011, 05:41 AM
I hadn't seen this thread yet. :mad: