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GAGAlady
Dec 14th, 2012, 03:53 AM
Jankovic has Finnaly woken up from her deep slumber, confirming to local Dubai press her firm conviction that, barring serious injury, her full commitment to fitness hard work and sacrifice, she is more than gunning towards her rise back to the top ten, she wants that elusive grand slam title which, according to her, " has slipped me by so many times".

Jankovic claims her greatest pain and regrets not claiming the chances for several slam victories pass her buy, she elusively blames her mental toughness while not outwardly saying so clearly she eluded to that.

Her focus is there and she knows she older but her body she is willing to push to the brink to Finnaly get what she wants: a slam.

Can she do it? Can she muster the speed and agility she once possessed and the consistent ground game to match it to break the deadlock? It's ginna be tough, her mental game has deteriorated and her tactics vastly deminisher compared to her prime... Maybe now with renewed conviction she can will herself to better victories and an improved on court gameplay against the top.


The source of this article can be found on google: search jelena Jankovic.


Thoughts? Is she just bullshiting or does she have a credible shot?:tape::wavey:

GAGAlady
Dec 14th, 2012, 03:55 AM
Keep it nice guys:)

StoneRose
Dec 14th, 2012, 04:06 AM
So what has changed for her to fully commit now? She's a good player and if she's really committed, just maybe. But i'm very skeptical about that commitment.

Vincey!
Dec 14th, 2012, 04:07 AM
Well I don't think she has any shot at GS title but that's good that she's in that spirit. Could only do her good.

JarkaFish
Dec 14th, 2012, 04:28 AM
Nah, not happening.

b2b
Dec 14th, 2012, 04:40 AM
she probably would win her maiden slam in golf before in tennis

dragonflies
Dec 14th, 2012, 04:58 AM
source?

Mynarco
Dec 14th, 2012, 05:31 AM
Maiden grand slam win? She won marbella already

GAGAlady
Dec 14th, 2012, 05:38 AM
I think she always says this and for the first few tournaments or a few tournaments a year she will who flashes of interest and show up more than usual on a consistent basis her work ethic to win matches is not nearly enough to compete with the hungry younger girls who die on court, she doesn't want to break a sweat she wants to look good. Honey you want to win? U better get ur pretty face dirty and those manicured nails chipped cause u ain't winning no beauty pageant honey, this is battle, not dress up and play barbies....

duhcity
Dec 14th, 2012, 06:04 AM
http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1133528.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Jamie+Murray+of+Great+Britain+and+Jelena+Jankovic

Stonerpova
Dec 14th, 2012, 07:08 AM
I would love to see nothing more than JJ winning a slam, but Ana's broken my heart too many times for me to be excited by this :lol:

Charlatan
Dec 14th, 2012, 07:17 AM
http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1133528.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Jamie+Murray+of+Great+Britain+and+Jelena+Jankovic

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jXWgNx2HcLw/SeMAhmhMhGI/AAAAAAAAAcU/ZaMWq0XYSAM/s400/Jankovic+Marbella+Title.jpg

Better

Brad[le]y.
Dec 14th, 2012, 07:30 AM
Apparently in a recent Serbian interview, JJ couldn't remember Jamie Murray's name :spit:

Jajaloo
Dec 14th, 2012, 07:35 AM
Yes, she can and will do it.

Patrick345
Dec 14th, 2012, 07:43 AM
source?

Made up.

Royals.
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:05 AM
I think she always says this and for the first few tournaments or a few tournaments a year she will who flashes of interest and show up more than usual on a consistent basis her work ethic to win matches is not nearly enough to compete with the hungry younger girls who die on court, she doesn't want to break a sweat she wants to look good. Honey you want to win? U better get ur pretty face dirty and those manicured nails chipped cause u ain't winning no beauty pageant honey, this is battle, not dress up and play barbies....

LMAO. Tell em! :haha: :haha:


JJ needs to get down and DIRTY to win a slam. No time for unecesaary shit. She needs to give her LIFE on that tennis court.

I love JJ, I would love for this bitch to win a slam. But she can't keep it cute all the time. :help:

Beat
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:13 AM
Lmao.

Helen Lawson
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:28 AM
She can.

Chrissie-fan
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:28 AM
Well, I remember her saying something similar last year and she followed it up with the worst season of her career, so... She has to set herself more realistic goals, otherwise it will only lead to frustration which can only result in the same disappointing results she had this year. Just try to take one step up the ladder at a time and if you manage to do that try to take the next one. Standing at the bottom of the ladder and expecting yourself to jump all the way to the top in one go will not work. Not that I think she'll ever get back to the top of the ladder anyway, but with the right mindset I think she'll do better than if she considers anything less than the top 10 a failure.

Natural Joe
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:32 AM
Still waiting for the source.

Miss Amor
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:38 AM
Desperate much?

Meelis
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:56 AM
http://gulfnews.com/sport/tennis/jankovic-stays-confident-for-2013-1.1110930

Gentleman
Dec 14th, 2012, 10:32 AM
Well, Schiavone and Li did it at the near end of their careers, but they both are powerful players with strong rhythm, while Jelena is too defensive. However, it is good when you motivate and push yorself, it is always a 50 % done job already. She might be back to top 15 in 2013 if she plays at least some solid tennis.

$uricate
Dec 14th, 2012, 10:38 AM
JJ needs some lithium or something.

Just Do It
Dec 14th, 2012, 10:50 AM
After reading this I am actually excited for Australian summer :sobbing:

spiceboy
Dec 14th, 2012, 10:55 AM
Maiden grand slam win? She won marbella already

She's playing Bogotá this year :oh:

This is obviously THE MOTHER of all Grand Slams.

Miracle Worker
Dec 14th, 2012, 11:04 AM
Who is playing Bogota in 2013? Jelena?

Anyway. 2013 won't be worse than 2012 so top 10 is realistic goal. Even Wozniacki is in top10 now with her local season.

Gentleman
Dec 14th, 2012, 11:05 AM
After reading this I am actually excited for Australian summer :sobbing:

Me too. I would like to see Ana and Jelena to be on fire at the Australian courts. :)

JarkaFish
Dec 14th, 2012, 11:16 AM
Well, Schiavone and Li did it at the near end of their careers, but they both are powerful players with strong rhythm, while Jelena is too defensive. However, it is good when you motivate and push yorself, it is always a 50 % done job already. She might be back to top 15 in 2013 if she plays at least some solid tennis.

Schiavone and Li did it in one of the weakest periods in WTA history, the field is starting to get stronger and Jankovic doesn't have a semblance of a chance against the current field.

spiceboy
Dec 14th, 2012, 11:34 AM
Who is playing Bogota in 2013? Jelena?


Yes.

http://www.eltiempo.com/deportes/tenis/ARTICULO-WEB-NEW_NOTA_INTERIOR-12402220.html

Wert.
Dec 14th, 2012, 12:22 PM
JeJa :hearts:

Sammo
Dec 14th, 2012, 03:20 PM
She's an excellent player when she's playing well, hope she gets enough motivation to do it

dsanders06
Dec 14th, 2012, 03:29 PM
Yawn. She's rediscovered her commitment many times over the past 3 years. She only loses her commitment/motivation when she finds that even with a full effort she isn't good enough to compete at the top level anymore.

tennisfan5
Dec 14th, 2012, 03:30 PM
She needs to stop being so passive and extending rallies way longer than they need to be. i watched her live at the US Open-she had putaways that she just looped back in the court. if she can figure that out, I can see her back in top 10.

Royals.
Dec 14th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Yawn. She's rediscovered her commitment many times over the past 3 years. She only loses her commitment/motivation when she finds that even with a full effort she isn't good enough to compete at the top level anymore.

BITCHY.

But I love it :lol:

marineblue
Dec 14th, 2012, 04:34 PM
I doubt she will get to top 10 again. It would be better if she rather concentrated on winning some titles instead. Then the ranking will take care of itself.

Saraya!
Dec 14th, 2012, 04:50 PM
I doubt she will get to top 10 again. It would be better if she rather concentrated on winning some titles instead. Then the ranking will take care of itself.


She has to change a lot. She really need a coach!!! Not a butler. She has not to play every week a tornament. She has to be focused on tennis, not so much off court!! She is a so grat player!! May be she found way back to TOP TEN.

Roookie
Dec 14th, 2012, 05:22 PM
If she plays 80% of her best she can do it.

ivanban
Dec 14th, 2012, 07:49 PM
Of course she has to win a slam next year. How else can she continue to build her gigantic San Diego house?!

danieln1
Dec 14th, 2012, 07:53 PM
Roland Garros is open to anyone, and it´s her only chance to win a slam, impossible for her to win in any other slam

young_gunner913
Dec 14th, 2012, 07:56 PM
Yawn. She's rediscovered her commitment many times over the past 3 years. She only loses her commitment/motivation when she finds that even with a full effort she isn't good enough to compete at the top level anymore.

People said the exact same thing about Martha. Just sayin.

mikepails
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:26 PM
I dont think she can win any slam, not even Roland Garros. She has lost speed, and her whole game was based around speed and defense. Even Schiavone has more game than a speed-less Jankovic.

Gentleman
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Who is Martha?

Natural Joe
Dec 14th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Who is Martha?

Martha=Masha=Maria Sharapova ;)

JarkaFish
Dec 14th, 2012, 10:06 PM
People said the exact same thing about Martha. Just sayin.

Martha is next.

nelsondan
Dec 14th, 2012, 11:08 PM
After her time off with injury, Sharapova suffered losses....both heartbreakingly close ones, and humiliating ones, several in grand slam semi finals or finals.

But she hung in there, and won the french earlier this year.

Maybe Jankovic will get lucky, and not have to suffer all those failures, and win one, anyway.
I don't think she will be able to do it the way Maria did. She will give up.

mikepails
Dec 14th, 2012, 11:13 PM
Jankovic wont have the patience Sharapova does. She isnt even half as tough. Not to mention not having the same game and weaponary as Maria.

Joana
Dec 14th, 2012, 11:15 PM
She said she'd switch to golf if she doesn't return to top 5 next year.

VeeJJ
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:12 AM
She has the game too, confidence, god willing.

Vespertine69
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:25 AM
I hope she is serious, because she could still do well if she was determined enough. I am not too hopeful of her actually following through and winning a slam, but if she is setting top 10 as a goal then she's entirely capable of that if she gets her shit together mentally and puts the work in.

The Dawntreader
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:27 AM
I swear there's a studied denial for a lot of these players.

FoxyliciousKhat
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:34 AM
Comparing what Maria thought to JJ is comical.

Having said that I don't believe in saying NEVER... I think if she willing to put in the work and believe things can fall into place. RG might be her best shot.

Foxy

dsanders06
Dec 15th, 2012, 02:06 AM
People said the exact same thing about Martha. Just sayin.

No-one credible said the same about Maria, only people like you who were indulging in wishful thinking :spit:

For starters, Maria never sunk as low as Jankovic has... even in Maria's worst season, she made a Tier 1 final and had competitive matches against Henin on clay, Serena on grass and Clijsters on hardcourts. Jankovic's best results this year were a Slam 4th round and a win over Stosur. Secondly, Maria wasn't slumping for as long as Jankovic was, and she was at a much younger age. And thirdly, Maria was recovering from an injury which other tennis players have taken years to overcome, so even when she was at her low points, it was more reasonable to expect she'd trend upwards, rather than Jankovic for whom there's no "excuse" to blame for her slump (and thus, no reason to expect her results to improve when such an "excuse" is removed or alleviated) except for her game no longer being good enough.

There you go, 3 reasons why Jankovic isn't comparable to Maria even without mentioning the gulf between them in talent :angel:

Royals.
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:07 AM
Who is Martha?

CLAYPova. :oh: :oh:

Miracle Worker
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:24 AM
I agree we shouldn't compare Jelena and Maria. Jelena has good h2h against Serena.

kiriosh.
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:41 AM
JJ and Grand Slam win :hysteric:

Jelena :inlove:

Royals.
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:52 AM
No-one credible said the same about Maria, only people like you who were indulging in wishful thinking :spit:



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Rude.