Jana has had a bad year 2002, hardly winning matches. :(
There have been question whether she might consider retirement in the near future. But that doesn't seem to be the case yet. :)
Unfortunately, Jana's start in the new season hasn't been much better: 2 tough 3-set-losses in Sydney- and AO-qualifying. :(
Go Jana ! Good luck, it can just get better ! :)
Jan 22nd, 2003, 06:12 PM
I thought she had already sort of semi-retired this year because of her veterinarian studies in Berlin and only plans to play in the Bundesliga consistently, with the odd WTA tournament/Challenger interposed.
This will result in such a significant rankings drop that she might as well fully retire. If she's not committed I doubt she can win more than a couple of matches during the season, even at a lower level.
Jan 28th, 2003, 12:29 AM
Jana is listed to play in the new tournament ay Hyderabad. I hope she makes it there and does well.
Jan 28th, 2003, 08:50 PM
That's great. If she shows up.
Jan 28th, 2003, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by Iconoclast
That's great. If she shows up.
And wins. ;) :rolleyes:
Jan 29th, 2003, 01:09 PM
i'm JANA-fan since hamburg 95 and i followed EVERY single result of her. she had always ups and downs, but this down is very long. i think she will retire this year...
Jan 29th, 2003, 01:29 PM
I was wondering what had happened with her. I still remember how shocked people were at RG when she defeated Mauresmo in the first round ;)
Feb 3rd, 2003, 03:10 PM
JANAs career was always that curious. she had a few very surprising, sometimes sensational results, great wins over BRENDA SCHULTZ-MCCARTHY, HELENA SUKOVA, AMANDA COETZER, SILVIA FARINA, CONCHITA MARTINEZ, ELENA LIKHOVTSEVA, MAGDALENA MALEEVA, AMÉLIE MAURESMO, AMY FRAZIER... and so many disappointing results. always ups and downs! i always liked to follow her career, but i think this is her last down... hopefully not... :sad:
Feb 5th, 2003, 08:38 PM
Jana was a no-show in India (unless she is playing the $10K in Chennai next week!). I wonder if we have seen the last of her - outside Bundesliga tennis.
Feb 16th, 2003, 08:13 PM
JANA spielt ab montag in bogota in der ersten runde des hauptfeldes (!) gegen eine mir unbekannte wc und würde im falle eines sieges auf SREBOTNIK (2) treffen. ich hoffe dass JANA hier noch einmal angreift und punktet! GO JANA!
Feb 16th, 2003, 08:15 PM
ps: die wc heißt ROMY FARAH und ist die nummer 550 der welt.
Feb 16th, 2003, 11:20 PM
also wenn sie das spiel nicht gewinnt dann kann sie einpacken
Feb 17th, 2003, 07:30 PM
JANA siegt 3:6, 6:1, 6:0
erster sieg in 2003!
Feb 17th, 2003, 07:38 PM
LOL, I suppose she just needed the first set to remember how to hold the racket. Good to see that she hasn't completely lost it.
Just a shame that she has to face Srebotnik.
Feb 17th, 2003, 08:22 PM
Why always so negative, Mathias? At least she's playing in a WTA tournament - not ITF.
This is only Jana's third match of the year. So any win is good!
Feb 17th, 2003, 08:43 PM
Feb 19th, 2003, 04:51 PM
Naja, ich weiß nicht, ob ich noch soviel von Jana Kandarr erwarten soll. Ließ immer mal wieder aufblitzen, dass sie eigentlich ganz passabel Tennis spielen kann, dann wieder monatelang funkstille.
Ähnlich wie Marlene Weingärtner. Ziemlich verschluderte Talente.
Feb 19th, 2003, 07:03 PM
Jana lost 2-6 7-6 6-7. :sad: :mad:
Good fight, but she needed that win badly. :(
Feb 19th, 2003, 10:31 PM
What a pity! :(
Such a close match lost. A win against the Number two seed would have been so good for Jana.
I hope that the closeness of the match will have helped her, and that she can build on this.
Jana lost 2 and 1 against Abramovic. :rolleyes: Bad, bad, bad ... What she's doing on clay anyways ???
Feb 25th, 2003, 12:04 AM
That's truly appalling. But Abramovic plays a lot better than her current ranking, she showed that last week in Bogota.
With her dismal ranking, Jana is pretty much forced to play this type of tournament. Clay or not. And, hey, please remember the match against Mauresmo before proclaiming her a hopeless clay-courter. ;)
Feb 25th, 2003, 02:46 AM
Actually clay is Jana's favourite surface!
I think she was raised on it in the GDR.
It probably doesn't suit her game, but she is familiar with it.
I only wish she could hold some sort of form for more than two matches at a stretch. She's been taking a set before she gets warmed up recently, looks like she took two sets today.
Feb 25th, 2003, 12:23 PM
I know that she was probably raised on clay (who wasn't in Germany), and I know that she beat Mauresmo on it. BUT she beat her with attacking the net and volleying.
Maybe she calls it her favourite surface. But her last year's clay results were bad. Just remember how she wasted a huge chance at Roland Garros against a terribly playing Tamarine Tanasugarn. :rolleyes:
Maybe she should have considered to play the US challengers instead. Although she could have easily played Scottsdale qualifying as well.
Apr 18th, 2003, 11:31 PM
Jana only seems to be part-timing so far this year. She had a close match against Srebotnik in Bogota, losing the tie-break 3rd set, but little else so far.
It would be good to see her back for the European clay courts.
Apr 19th, 2003, 11:43 AM
ich hab die leise ahnung dass JANA nicht mehr spielen wird, sollten in den nächsten wochen (grans slam-qualies) keine wunder geschehen... :sad:
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:33 PM
Denke ich mir auch. Sie tritt ja sowieso nur noch sporadisch bei den Turnieren an.
Jana ist ein ähnlicher Typ wie Marlene. Sie kann monatelang nichts treffen und urplötzlich ein geniales Turnier spielen. Nur ist sie jetzt auch schon 26 oder 27. Ich glaube nicht mehr, dass bei ihr noch sowas wie Konstanz erscheint. Und ich glaube auch nicht, dass Jana wirklich noch die Lust hat, sich wieder nach oben zu quälen.
Sie sagte ja mal, dass wenn die Karriere nicht mehr laufen sollte, sie nicht mit Gewalt am Tennis festhalten würde, sondern auch andere berufliche Möglichkeiten hätte.
Apr 19th, 2003, 07:15 PM
JANA hat ja immer energisch betont dass ihr das tennis nicht so wichtig sei und sie lieber medizin studieren will. sie hat ja auch 2000 (nach den großartigen australian open) ihr abi nachgemacht, mit bestnote. ich denke sie wird zum wintersemester das studium beginnen und bis dahin noch ein wenig geld mitnehmen, sprich grandslam-qualies und alles was geht...
May 3rd, 2003, 04:55 PM
JANA - ANT. SERRA-ZANETTI 6/2 6/1 :eek:
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:40 PM
part-time pro JANA wins her first round-match in wimbledon-quali easily 63 63 against SAVCHUK. :) now against WÖRLE.