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Robbie.
Apr 18th, 2003, 01:17 PM
this is a thread for the budding yugoslav star Jelena Jankovic.

I saw her for the first time in the second round of the AO versus Mandy and even though I was cheering for Amanda on that occassion I couldn't help but be taken with her fight and her great game :D

Hopefully she will be making more headlines soon.

She just lost in the quarters of Budapest in a tough three setter :sad:

Any other fans out here??? Anyone who knows her upscoming Schedule?

Bероника
May 6th, 2003, 11:34 PM
I wish Jelena good luck.She has a bright future ahead of her.

Robbie.
May 7th, 2003, 09:38 AM
Hey Veronika :wavey:

Julian
May 10th, 2003, 09:37 PM
Go Jelena!!! :)

Delija
May 18th, 2003, 11:16 AM
Samo napred Jeco !!! :D

Bероника
Sep 24th, 2003, 07:36 PM
This week she's playing ITF, Batumi,Georgia.She's the 3rd seed.In the first round she beat KARYSHKOVA, Oxana (RUS) 6-2,6-0.She faces next fellow yougoslavian Katarina Daskovic.

GO JELENA!!!

Joana
Sep 26th, 2003, 08:34 PM
Pfff she lost to Linetskaya 7-6, 6-1
I bet she had a 5-0 lead and then choked as usual...
She has to do something, she is way often losing to players far below her level.

©@ģeLess
Oct 14th, 2003, 06:04 PM
Jelena Puno Srece U Dubaiu!!!!!!!

Bероника
Oct 23rd, 2003, 12:51 AM
http://www.wtatour.com/assets/story_image/Jankovic.jpg

Bероника
Jan 19th, 2004, 03:03 PM
J. JANKOVIC>/E. Dementieva

6-1, 6-4

An interview with:

JELENA JANKOVIC

Q. 6-1, 6-4, it looks easy. Was it easy on the co.urt?

JELENA JANKOVIC: It wasn't easy on the court. The first set I played well, I didn't make many mistakes. I won it 6-1. But then she went to the bathroom when we finish the set, so I little bit got -- I cooled off and I was down 3-love in the second. Then I came back and was 4-3, 4-4, 5-4 and took the set.

But it wasn't easy match.

Q. Also, second last point, you took the racquet. What happened?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Yeah, my grip was wet from playing and my hand was also all sweaty. So I served and I was loose, so it just flew and on the court.

But I was not happy about that. It was a big point, and it just went out of my hand.

Q. The next opponent, your second round?

JELENA JANKOVIC: I don't know. I didn't see. I'm just happy with this win. It's my first win over a Top 10 player, so we'll see.

Q. Is this your biggest win in your career?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Yeah, it's my first win over a Top 10 player so it's my biggest win for now.

Q. Do you have good memories from last year here?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Yeah, last year I qualified here and lost in second round against Amanda> Coetzer>. I lost 6-4 in the third. But it was my first Grand Slam> last year, so I did a good job. I played five matches, I lost to Amanda.

But this year, you know, I won over a Top 10 player so it's better, and I'm still looking forward to the next matches.

Also, like in 2001, I won my junior title here so I have very good memories here in Australia>, in Melbourne.

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you're first top 10 victory and for sure it won't be the last

fan22
Jan 19th, 2004, 06:47 PM
Congratulations to Jelena J. on her big win over Elena Dementieva
3 photos from the match:
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20040119/all/l1024060.jpg
Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, falls over during her first-round match against Elena Dementieva, of Russia, at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. (AP Photo/Steve Holland)
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20040119/all/l1024045.jpg
Jelena Jankovic of Serbia makes celebrates her victory 6-1, 6-4 in her first round match against Elana Dementieva of Russia at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. (AP Photo/Steve Holland)

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20040119/all/l1024043.jpg
Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, makes a backhand return during her first round-match against Elana Dementieva, of Russia, at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. (AP Photo/Steve Holland)

same pics:

fan22
Jan 19th, 2004, 09:30 PM
a pic from vutt's Berlin 2003 gallery:
http://www.vutt.neti.ee/Berlin03_Rest/images/P5080004.jpg

fan22
Jan 19th, 2004, 11:56 PM
one more from melbourne....
http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_jankovic_1901.jpg

~Isidora~
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:39 PM
she'll be ranked at #65 from monday. Dokic at#14. Now Serbia and Montenegro must qualify for World group in Fed Cup.

daniela86
May 27th, 2004, 07:45 PM
She lost against Farina Elia at Roland Garros 4/6 6/0 6/2 :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
But,she had not points to defend here because last year,she failed in qualification! :)
Better luck next time, Jela :worship:

daniela86
Jun 7th, 2004, 04:27 PM
Jelena won her match against Perebiynis today at Birmingham (Tier3, First Round)
It is the first win on grass in her carreer!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Congrats Jeco!!! :yeah: :woohoo:

Bероника
Jun 7th, 2004, 06:23 PM
Let's go,Jelena!!!

daniela86
Jun 10th, 2004, 07:36 PM
Jelena lose to Molik 6/3 6/2 (but at least she won some games ,in the contrary of Amelia Island where she lose 6/0 6/0 to Alicia) :sad: but she had done a good tournament on grass! :D She won some confidence here for sure!!

Bероника
Jun 14th, 2004, 01:10 AM
Jelena Jankovic (SCG) - Gisela Dulko (Arg) in the first round

Let's all cheer for Jelena!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Peer101
Jun 14th, 2004, 01:13 AM
:yeah: What a horrible 1st round match! Both are such great talents!
GO JELENA~!

Bероника
Jun 18th, 2004, 02:20 AM
http://www.tennis.info/images/BL2/Jankovic01.jpg

Bероника
Jun 18th, 2004, 03:40 PM
http://www.tennis.info/images/Ordina4/4Thu/Jankovic5303.jpg


http://www.tennis.info/images/Ordina4/3Wed/Jankovic4650.jpg

http://www.tennis.info/images/Ordina4/3Wed/Jankovic4625.jpg

Kutuzova
Jun 19th, 2004, 02:26 PM
Good Luck at Wimbledon!

Kutuzova
Jun 19th, 2004, 02:27 PM
1st round- vs. Koukalova

Bероника
Jun 19th, 2004, 02:57 PM
Go Jelena!!! Beat her!!!! You can certainly do it!!!

Bероника
Aug 1st, 2004, 11:56 AM
Jelena plays Saori Obata,of Japan,in the first round.

Go Jelena!!!!

rada
Aug 22nd, 2004, 07:26 AM
good luck jelena hope u can put some good wins together before the uso!!!!

VeraNuVirgosFan
Aug 26th, 2004, 01:47 AM
Congratulations!

Keep it up!

PS. It was nice talking to you at the Acura. And thank you for being nice and friendly.

Bероника
Sep 18th, 2004, 02:26 PM
Jelena faces Asagoe in the first round of BEijing Open.

Best of luck,Jel!!!

Bероника
Sep 18th, 2004, 02:49 PM
Getting to Know...Jelena Jankovic


http://www.wtatour.com/global/photos_rx/Jankovic-GTK_5371_rx.jpg

Season 2004 has been a breakthrough year for Serbian Jelena Jankovic. The former junior Grand Slam titleholder won her first WTA Tour singles title at Budapest in May, and at the just-completed US Open, she took reigning Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova to three sets.
WTATour.com caught up with Jelena in New Haven.

You had a strong junior career and your pro career is getting better and better, winning your first Tour title this year. What are the major differences that you've made in your game to transition to the pro Tour?
In juniors, the girls are not so strong and there isn't as much variety. The players on the Tour can slice and change up their shots. Also, on the Tour, the girls are much stronger and it's become a much more physical game. I'm not as physically strong, but I'm working on that.

How did you get started in tennis?
I started to play at nine-and-a-half, which is very late for girls, in a club in Belgrade, Serbia. My brother, Marko, who is six years older than me, played at first and I would watch him play and pick up tennis balls during his lessons. I would ask to play and his coach thought I had talent, so I started to play more seriously. But I never thought that tennis would be something that I would do professionally. I thought it would be only recreation, just for fun. My mom wanted me to get involved with some kind of activity to keep me busy after school. I also played piano. At 12, I went to Nick Bollettieri's in Bradenton, Florida. We were first there for a few months, and then I was given a scholarship and then was signed with IMG.

At such a young age, what was it like to be away from home and how do you cope with being on the road for long periods of time?
My mom came with me, but she could only visit a couple days a week here and there, so there were long times when I was alone. It was tough because I didn't know any English and I was going to school as well. I just spoke French, and that was a big help because I could ask the other girls for help. I learned French at a diplomatic school in Serbia that was only for French people like the ambassadors.

So are you fluent in French?
Because I haven't used it for so long, I'm starting to forget, but I understand it.

You travel quite a bit on the Tour. How do you cope with being away for so long? What is the one thing that you always pack when you travel?
I just keep in touch by phone with the people that I care about, like my family. I don't carry anything special.

You train at Bollettieri's in Bradenton, Florida, but you're from Serbia. Which one do you call home?
Now, it's like I have two homes - Bradenton and Belgrade. Whenever the tournaments are in Europe, I stay in Belgrade, and when they are in America, I'll go back to Bradenton for a week or so.

Do you feel a lot of pressure, being only 19?
No, I don't feel any pressure. I'm playing for myself; I don't have to prove it to anybody. I'm just trying to do my best. I think I have a good potential to be at the top.

How would you assess your progress?
I think I could do much better, but there are times when you are not playing so well. Physically, I think I'm behind the other girls, so I have to work on that. I'm happy to have won my first Tour title, but I could do much better.

What are you off-court interests?
I've been asked to do comedic acting in Serbia. I was offered a role in a movie in Serbia. If I have time, then I'll do stuff like that. It's fun to something besides tennis - acting or anything that allows you to get your mind off of tennis. I think if you have talent to do something, then you should do it. Use it to your advantage, take a chance. I think sports are becoming more like show business, so a lot of athletes are doing other things like modeling and acting.

Are you popular in your home country?
I'm starting to be recognised. Serbia is not a very big country. Sometimes, it's an advantage. I'm not famous yet. I think it will be a different story if I was ranked in the Top 10.

What do you think you would do if you weren't playing tennis?
I think I would be studying. I went to a regular school until I was 15. We weren't allowed to miss more than 10 days. I'm going to start university in my home country. I will start in September or October. I don't know what I would like to study, but I think that besides tennis, I should have an education.

You were at the Olympics this year, which were your first Games. What was your favorite memory?
It was really amazing to be at the opening ceremony. It's hard to explain. It was so amazing to see the fireworks and the lighting of the flame.

Who were the athletes that most impressed you?
I stayed with the athletes from my country, so I was able to meet some of the basketball and volleyball players like Dejan Bodiroga (basketball). It was really fun to be around the best athletes in the world.

Bероника
Sep 18th, 2004, 02:50 PM
Isn't sheone of the nicest players?

rada
Sep 20th, 2004, 12:55 AM
Go jelena she is so nice ;) she is playing with dokic in china cant wait should be great i hope the win ;)

Bероника
Sep 21st, 2004, 04:46 PM
Jelena enjoying in Beijing:

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/beijing/f_44.jpg

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/beijing/f_49.jpg

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/beijing/f_50.jpg

rada
Sep 22nd, 2004, 12:27 AM
Go jelena

Bероника
Sep 22nd, 2004, 10:38 AM
Good news! Jelena advances in Beijing Open after a very tight match against her japanese opponent.

(7) Jelena Jankovic (SCG) d. Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) 46 62 76(5)

Go Jelena!!!!

rada
Sep 22nd, 2004, 10:44 AM
Goooooo Jankovic YEAH YEAH YEAH BABY !!!!!!!!!!!!

Kutuzova
Sep 22nd, 2004, 07:29 PM
Great Job Jelena

Munje
Sep 25th, 2004, 12:59 PM
Can Jelena play next week, because her injury ???

Kutuzova
Sep 25th, 2004, 01:52 PM
she beat Douchevina 2nd rd. 6-1 6-3

but lost to Sharapova in the quarters 5-2 ret.

Bероника
Sep 27th, 2004, 10:15 AM
Lovely Jelena!

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/beijing/f_35.jpg

Bероника
Sep 27th, 2004, 10:30 AM
Jelena in action last week:

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20040924/all/l1233144.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20040924/all/l1233143.jpg

Bероника
Sep 28th, 2004, 11:29 PM
Jelena plays this week in Guanzhou,China.
Tomorrow she takes up the comptetion facing up and coming local player Na Li.Best of luck,Jelena!!!

Bероника
Sep 29th, 2004, 11:48 AM
Damn! Jelena lost to the chinese qualifier in 3rd set tie-break :sad:

(Q) Na Li (CHN) d. (2) Jelena Jankovic (SCG) 06 62 76(6)

Oh well,better luck in your next tourney.Anyone knows where it will be?

Bероника
Sep 29th, 2004, 04:00 PM
Rising Chinese Star Li Upsets Jankovic

GUANGZHOU, China - Wednesday turned out to be a bad day for seeded players at the Guangzhou International Women's Open 2004 as three players fell in first and second round action.

In second round action, Chinese qualifier Na Li turned out to be too much for No.2 seed Jelena Jankovic (right), who fell 06 62 76(6). Li, who also took Svetlana Kuznetsova to three sets last week in Beijing, said she learned to relax a little after not winning a game in the first set.

"In the first set, I made many mistakes," Li said. "But I tried to settle down and play longer points, which got me into the match. It was very difficult. I think taking nearly two years off playing tennis has me a lot more patient during matches."

Li has compiled a remarkable record in 2004, which climbed to 41-3 following Wednesday's victory. Before taking part in last week's action, all of Li's victories this year had come on the ITF circuit, where she opened the season with a 28-match winning streak.

Jankovic, who was forced to retire in the quarterfinals last week in Beijing due to an ankle sprain, didn't feel she played up to her ability in her first match in Guangzhou.

"It was a bad day for me," Jankovic said. "I'm still injured a little from Beijing. I really relaxed too much in the second set and she started to play great. She is a very good player and I know she nearly beat Kuznetsova last week. I'm sure she will be great for Chinese tennis."

Bероника
Sep 30th, 2004, 12:01 AM
http://www.gzsports.net/images/gz027.jpg

http://www.gzsports.net/images/gz028.jpg

http://www.gzsports.net/images/gz031.jpg

Bероника
Sep 30th, 2004, 12:07 AM
JANKOVIC OUSTED IN CHINA
Jelena Jankovic was one of three seeded players to lose on Wednesday at the inaugural Guangzhou International Women's Open.

Jankovich, the 36th ranked player in the world and seeded two here, got off to a fine start but faded before succumbing to Chinese qualifier Na Li in a three-set thriller 0-6 6-2 7-6 (8-6).

Jankovic, who had received a first-round bye, was playing her first match since retiring on Friday in the quarter-finals of the China Open against Maria Sharapova because of an ankle injury.

rada
Oct 7th, 2004, 04:05 AM
jelena d. nadia 64 36 76 great win

TatiAnnahÝlic
Oct 8th, 2004, 11:04 AM
good luck against Lindsay!!! :kiss:

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20041006/sge.pvf44.061004151428.photo00.default-384x260.jpg

CooCooCachoo
Oct 14th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Jelena :worship:

Hardly ever have I seen such a hard-working player, who is also clearly enjoying herself. And she's a great talent! :)

GaŽlle
Oct 26th, 2004, 04:47 PM
its a top player , I very love ! She's great talent....

Erdinger
Oct 26th, 2004, 08:37 PM
Yeah, Jelena is a player I like very much. :)

Here is a pic I took with my photo cell phone in Filderstadt, shortly after her win against Asa Svensson 62 62. While she was signing autographs, I congratulated her for the win and said: "Now please say cheeeeeese", she laughed at me and said "cheeeeeese" :lol: :cool:

GaŽlle
Oct 28th, 2004, 12:41 PM
Pics of Jelena ! :hearts:

GaŽlle
Oct 28th, 2004, 12:42 PM
others :

GaŽlle
Oct 28th, 2004, 05:16 PM
Jelena Jankovic (SCG) d. (WC) Barbara Schett (AUT) 63 61 yes ! :hearts:

GaŽlle
Oct 29th, 2004, 02:35 PM
Jelena Jankovic, Serbie-Montenegro, d Vera Zvonareva (4), Russie, 6-4, 6-4

Bероника
Oct 29th, 2004, 02:56 PM
Way to go,Jelena!!! :D

GaŽlle
Oct 30th, 2004, 01:21 PM
Good luck Jelena against Mauresmo !!!!! :clapsss:

GaŽlle
Oct 30th, 2004, 07:01 PM
She losed to Mauresmo 6-4 3-6 1-6 ...
I saw the match and in the last set, the fatigue the gained, it was exhausted!

Bероника
Oct 31st, 2004, 12:58 PM
GaŽlle,thanks a lot for these Jelena pics!!!! She's been growing up on me more and more in the last weeks,becoming one of my favourite players.She has an exciting game to watch,looks like a super nice girl (anyone here has met her?) and I find her very cute,specially these eyes and smile.

I didn't get to see her yesterday vs Momo,but I saw her the day before vs Zvonareva and she played classy beautiful tennis.Let's hope Jelena (does she have a nickname or somthing like that?) will give us many more joys the next year!!!!

What's her next tourney by the way? Anybody knows?

Bероника
Oct 31st, 2004, 01:02 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20041030/sge.bnm89.301004163202.photo00.quicklook.default-384x247.jpg

Joana
Nov 1st, 2004, 08:44 AM
Veronika, feel free to call her Jeca. That's the nickname for all Jelenas out there. ;)
She is scheduled to play in Philadelphia, but I hope she pulls out, she injured her arm slightly against Mauresmo, there's no need for her to risk it.

Dan23
Nov 2nd, 2004, 11:02 PM
From the match at Philly against Vento-Kabchi :D

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/VIL101110215_1024x768.jpg

GaŽlle
Nov 3rd, 2004, 07:14 AM
Jelena Jankovic (SCG) d. Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) 57 64 61
thanks for the pictures ! :kiss:

Bероника
Nov 5th, 2004, 12:32 PM
Here are some photos I found of Jeca in Philadelphia tourney:



http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/philadelphia/f_19.jpg

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/philadelphia/f_21.jpg

Sadly she lost last night to Alicia Molik,who seems to be on a winning streak lately:
(8) Alicia Molik (AUS) d. Jelena Jankovic (SCG) 75 63

Oh well,take some rest now Jeca & come back stronger next year!!!!:kiss:

Joana
Nov 5th, 2004, 10:38 PM
Molik again :fiery:
6-0 6-0
6-3 6-2
7-5 6-3

:rolleyes:
But it's getting closer. Jelena should beat her next year!

GaŽlle
Nov 6th, 2004, 07:35 PM
:eek: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :fiery:

Joana
Nov 10th, 2004, 11:15 PM
JJ's schedule for Down Under season:

Auckland
Sydney
Australian Open

She should get a new coach soon. One of the most probable options is Eric Van Harpen, Ana Ivanovic's ex coach.

Bероника
Nov 18th, 2004, 03:03 PM
Some pics of Jelena:

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/images/players/WTAJ153.jpg

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/photos/TennisImage2815.jpg


http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_jankovic_d04.jpg


http://www.*********************/jankovic/402_5355.jpg

http://arhiva.sportskacentrala.co.yu/tenis/jankovic-indvels_m.jpg

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/655/21236998755jankovic.jpg

http://www.*****************/Players/Countries/Yugoslavia/JankovicJelena/images/EH-JJ-012.jpg

http://www.sporever.fr/Resultats_Tennis/photos/j_jankovic.jpg


http://www.serbia-info.com/g3/images/jankovicjelena2801a.jpg

http://rbf2007.free.fr/2004_gaz_fr/gdf04_1957.jpg

http://media.a1.com.mk/media/vesti/tenis-jelena-jankovic.jpg

Bероника
Nov 18th, 2004, 03:05 PM
http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/dhbvg87/archives/Jankovic.gif

Bероника
Dec 1st, 2004, 07:04 PM
No big names but Palmer is happy http://home.nzcity.co.nz/n.gifhttp://home.nzcity.co.nz/n.gifASB Bank Classic tournament director Richard Palmer is happy with standard of field despite no top 20 players cominghttp://home.nzcity.co.nz/n.gifhttp://home.nzcity.co.nz/n.gifhttp://home.nzcity.co.nz/n.gif24 November 2004
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ASB Tennis Classic director Richard Palmer says the Auckland tournament still has a strong field despite not having any top twenty players.

The field for the January tournament was officially announced at a function in Auckland today.

Palmer says players outside the top 20 bracket are getting better every year.

He thinks the field will almost always be made up of players ranked in the 40s, 50s and 60s, but it is a lot harder to be ranked there now than it was a couple of years ago.

Palmer says the Auckland event has to compete with Australia's Hopman Cup, which attracts the cream of the tennis crop.

He says to make matters worse there is a new exhibition tournament in Hong Kong with six top twenty players.

World number 26 American Amy Frazier, 28th ranked Serbian teenager Jelena Jankovic and Greek defending champion Eleni Daniilidou will be the top three seeds in Auckland.

Palmer says Jankovic has a sound record this year, having beaten five or six players in the top twenty.

Kiwi junior Marina Erakovic has been granted a wild card with the possibility that a top 50 player could receive another.

Marjan
Dec 8th, 2004, 12:25 PM
I FOUND HER WEBSITE WWW.JELENAJANKOVIC.NET SHE IS SOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO L! :worship:

Bероника
Dec 8th, 2004, 12:34 PM
OMG it's so nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 thanks a lot,marjan!!!!!!!!!!welcome here,by the way!!!!!!!!

Bероника
Dec 9th, 2004, 09:52 PM
As I'm bored because of off-season,just looked for Jeca things and found this article.It praises Jeca's game a lot.I thought I should share it with all of you:


Jelena Jankovic def. Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 6-4




By Christopher N Rourke - October 30 2004

The match began with an outstanding pass off the backhand a Jankovic winner that not even Zovonareva could retrieve. This set the tone for a dramatic match in which the brilliant Jankovic unveiled the full range of her talent, including a full-blooded all-court game and extraordinary movement.

Jancovic achieved her break with startling ease, pre-empting a ripple of surprise from the crowd. She then backed up the break, serving two aces, for a comfortable hold. There followed a very tight third game on Zvonarevaís serve, in which Jankovicís destructive shots flowed, taking her deuce and then advantage, before Zvonareva dug in hard, clinging on after several deuces. It wasnít as though Zvonareva was playing poorly ­she was playing well ­

Jankovic was simply playing superlative tennis (http://www.sportnetwork.net/#). A frustrated and ill-tempered Zvonareva took out her frustration on a hapless ball boy after successive winners from Jankovic. In the fourth game Jankovic further asserted herself with
excellent movement off hers serve, moving sinuously from attack to defence and then to attack, unleashing some stunning backhands: 3-1 Jankovic. By the fifth game the apparently more powerful Zvonareva was doing a lot of retrieving just to stay in the points; that she managed to hold her serve says a lot about her capacity for endurance. At 4-3 Jankovic delighted the crowd with a single-handled backhand retrieval shot,which died in Zvonarevaís forecourt.

At 5-3, and under terrific pressure once again, Zvonareva managed to hold ­ but not before Jankovic forced a another long deuce game through a combination of touch and power, including some gorgeous drop shots. This meant that Jankovic had to serve out the match, not an easy task against for a qualifier playing a top fifteen-ranked player. Jankovic played three loose points to fall 0-40 behind on her service, and for a few nervous minutes seemed as though order might be restored to the higher ranked player. However, two excellent shots brought Jankovic back to 30-40. An ace took her deuce. Jankovic would not be denied and took the set 6-4.


Jankovic held in the second game before breaking in the third; her outstanding all-court ability swamping Zvonareva; in the fourth game Jankovic held again with some excellent play to back up the break: 3-1 Jankovic. Zvonareva demonstrated some steely resolve to break for the first time in the match and level the set at 3-3, before Jankovic, sending danger, broke right back to 4-3. When Jankovic held to 5-3, in an excellent service game, employing marginally more conservative play, there could only be one winner: Jankovic served out 6-4 6-4 with some aplomb.


Zvonareva played her part in this match, always trying to fight back to parity, but the day belonged to Jankovic, who played some of the best tennis on the Tour this year, in this match. This must give confidence to the nineteen-year-old Jankovic, who was an unknown quantity at the start of year, before announcing her arrival by comprehensively defeating Elena Dementieva in the first round of the 2004 Australian Open. Her game seems to improve with every month and ­in a sport in which many of the leading exponents lack a faceted, varied game ­Jankovic should flourish in the next few months on Tour. A top twenty ranking beckons.

Bероника
Dec 9th, 2004, 10:03 PM
Janković: Hoću u Atinu da osvojim medalju
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http://www.srpskadijaspora.info/komentar/images/zp040209_3_1.jpgMlada srpska teniserka odlicnim igrama na Otvorenom prvenstvu Australije najavila uspesnu sezonu.

Ako bude igrala Jelena Dokic i ja cu se naci u reprezentaciji za Federejsen kuo, jer jedino tako imamo sanse da se plasiramo u Svetsku grupu
Paznju javnosti mlada srpska teniserka Jelena Jankovic skrenula je pobedom na juniorskom Australijen Openu 2001. godine, a nedavno su iz Melburna ponovo stigle lepe vesti za nas "beli sport". Na svom drugom ucescu u glavnom turniru Otvorenog prvenstva Australije u Melburnu Jankoviceva je stigla samo do drugog kola, ali je u prvoj rundi eliminisala osmu igracicu sveta Elenu Dementijevu.
- Nakon osvajanja Australijen Opena u juniorskoj konkurenciji pocela je moja profesionalna karijera i osvajanje prvih WTA bodova. Naravno da sam od tada dosta napredovala - priseca se 19-godisnja Jelena Jankovic i dodaje: - Iako sam pre turnira zelela plasman u cetvrtfinale, generalno sam zadovoljna ovogodisnjim ucescem u Melburnu. Nije me demoralisao poraz u drugom kolu. Sada imam jos vise motiva.
Kada je Jelena Dokic pobedila Martinu Hingis, dok je Svajcarkinja bila prvi reket sveta, a Dokiceva skoro potpuno anonimna, mnogi su to okarakterisali kao prelomni momenat njene karijere. Da li ce trijumf nad Ruskinjom nesto promeniti kod Vas?
- Do sada nisam imala priliku da igram sa jednom od igracica koja je u deset najboljih teniserki sveta, osim sa Klajstersovom od koje sam porazena. Ali ovo nije prvi put da pobedim bolje rangiranu igracicu od sebe. Pobedom nad Dementijevom sam videla da mogu da se nosim sa devojkama iz prvih deset. Tim trijumfom sam dobila samopouzdanje i nadam se da ce me protivnice na narednim turnirima vise respektovati - kaze teniserka Crvene zvezde.
Ova godina je lepo pocela za Jankovicevu, a ona ocekuje da u istom ritmu nastavi, posto sezona tek pocinje.
- Zelim da ove godine udjem medju 20 najboljih teniserki. Mnogi misle da je to preambiciozno, ali ja sam optimista. Prosle godine sam odigrala 11 turnira i bila dosta povredjena. Sezonu sam zavrsila u oktobru, od kada sam se posvetila kondicionim pripremama. Ipak, u 2003. sam napredovala za 110 mesta - kaze tenutno 71. igracica WTA liste.
Vas trener Nik Bolitijeri, jedan od najboljih svetskih strucnjaka, istice da imate besprekornu tehniku, a poboljsali ste i kondiciju. Sta Vam nedostaje da biste osvarili zacrtano?
- Teniserke sa vrha imaju iskustvo, pre svega. Ja sam jos uvek nova i sticem rutinu, ucim na greskama. Desavalo se da gubim meceve, jer se iznerviram zbog lose odluke sudije. Sada sam poradila na fizickoj spremi i ne desava mi se da ne mogu da izdrzim ceo mec - kaze stipendistkinja Bolitijerijeve teniske akademije.
Gde su u vasim planovima Olimpijske igre i Federejsn Kup? Da li ste planirali ucesce na ovim reprezentativnim akcijama?
- Ako bude igrala Dokiceva onda bih i ja ucestvovala, jer moje je misljenje da jedino sa njom imamo sanse da se plasiramo u Svetsku grupu. Posto sam vec dva puta nastupala za reprezentaciju na Federejsen kupu, nisam obavezna da i ove godine igram kako bih ucestvovala na Olimpijskim igrama, sto je jedan od preduslova. Trebalo bi da napredujem za jos nekoliko mesta kako bih mogla da dodjem do Atine. Moja velika zelja je da se nadjem u Grckoj i naravno, osvojim jednu od medalja - zakljucila je Jelena Jankovic..

Ne razmisljam o dublu
Pobedom Nenada Zimonjica u miks dublu na prvom godisnjem Gren Slemu javnost je pocela da mu trazi partnerku medju nasim teniserkama. Da li ste razmisljali o dublu?
- Nemam ranking u dublu, ali mozda cu jednog dana i to zaigrati. Sada mi je glavna preokupacija singl, da sam tu sto bolje plasirana i da ostvarim uspeh. Za pocetak bih se zadovoljila jednom od Gren Slem titula - optimista je Jelena Jankovic.

Licna karta
Jelena Jankovic
Rodjena: 28. februara 1985. u Beogradu
Prebivaliöte: Bredenton (Florida, SAD)
Najveci uspeh: trijumf na turniru u Dubaiju
WTA rejting: 71
WTA trka: 27
Juniorski rejting: 1.
Klub: Crvena zvezda
Omiljeni udarac: bekend
Do sada zaradila: 23. 336 dolara


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Maybe someone can translate?

Bероника
Dec 9th, 2004, 10:06 PM
http://sports.wanadoo.fr/fr/tennis/images/fiches/jankovicjelena.jpg

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Bероника
Dec 9th, 2004, 10:07 PM
http://www.eurosport.fr/imgbk/TENNIS/ALL/MD-I163608.jpg

Bероника
Dec 17th, 2004, 05:55 PM
Throne awaits the princesses
A. PALIĆ 31.10.2004, 18:32:56

Overnight they became the darlings of our nation. During the past two weeks the two Belgraders exploits in european tournaments against world-class opposition relegated football and basketball news into the background for the country's sports lovers. Jelena Janković and Ana Ivanović demonstrated the growing strength of Serbian tennis and gave an indication that we will be cheering them on to title wins next year.
Maybe Jelena didn't come away with the title in Linz but the journalists and spectators reaction was that she played the most attractive tennis. Jelena got lots of support from the fans and left the court with flowers and a standing ovation after every match.

- I beat the 11th ranked player in the world, Zvonareva, easily beat Schnyder who is ranked 15... I would have liked to have won against Mauresmo in the semis but gambled away my chances when it was 2-2 in the second set. I had two break points which i didn't take advantage of and later injured a muscle in my right arm. I was in Belgrade yesterday to take care of the injury - explains the Red Star Belgrade player.

Jankovic has the oportunity to continue her series of impressive reults in Philadelphia

- I'd like to finish this season with the highest possible ranking so that i can compete in the Australian Open as a seed and have a more favorable draw. Soon, I will also employ a top coach which is essential at this level - explains Jelena who, after Philadelphia, returns to Belgrade to begin preparations for next season.

Despite a muscle injury Ana Ivanovic managed to reach the quarters in Luxemburg.

- It could have been even better but this was a good performance. It's important that I've entered the top 100 and will be in the main draw at the upcoming Australian Open - says a content Partizan Belgrade player.

- I gained a lot of self-confidence in Zurich and Luxemburg which will serve me well in the next season. I'm particularly pleased with my performance in the match against Venus which I had a chance to win.

Ana is spending the next days in Belgrade afterwhich she'll take a 2-week holiday in Switzerland with her family.

- I planned to go to the seaside but I'll have a good rest in Switzerland too. I've got a bit of a cold at the moment and will be celebrating my 17th soon... lots of things have happened recently. Rest and family is the most important thing for me right now.

In tennis circles there has been a lot of muttering with regards to an impending move to Switzerland.

- The whole story was fabricated by one Swiss "reporter". The only thing I mentioned in the press conference was that Zurich was quite nice. My sponsors are mainly from Switzerland as is my coach Kuharski but that's it. I am a Serbia-Montenegro tennis player - says a smiling Ana.

greenfunkTHREE.
Dec 26th, 2004, 06:22 PM
hi. i am a new jelena jankovic fan. and i think she's cool! :D

tom2791
Dec 26th, 2004, 06:37 PM
Good luck Jelena in 2005

Joana
Dec 26th, 2004, 06:37 PM
Jelena is becoming quite a star in Serbia! :D
Now she's certainly more popular than Dokic.

The latest on her is that she has changed the club. She is no longer at Crvena Zvezda, she went to Partizan. It caused a lot of discussion as those two clubs are huge rivals in all sports.

GaŽlle
Dec 27th, 2004, 11:27 AM
Thanks for the website its nice !!!

Good luck Jelena in 2005 !

greenfunkTHREE.
Dec 27th, 2004, 04:22 PM
I FOUND HER WEBSITE WWW.JELENAJANKOVIC.NET SHE IS SOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO L!



FANTASTIC SITE! THE BEST! :worship:

@Erdinger: what is jelena's voice like? does she have the serbian accent? does she speak fluent english?

Bероника
Dec 27th, 2004, 04:53 PM
Never heard her speaking...Hope anyone who has seen an interview with her can tell us as I'm curious about it as well

tobi
Dec 27th, 2004, 05:48 PM
Never heard her speaking...Hope anyone who has seen an interview with her can tell us as I'm curious about it as well
i listened her interview,she is speaking English well but her pronunciation is not perfect,you can feel some Serbian accent...

Joana
Dec 27th, 2004, 06:54 PM
FANTASTIC SITE! THE BEST! :worship:

@Erdinger: what is jelena's voice like? does she have the serbian accent? does she speak fluent english?
Her voice doesn't sound really beautiful I must say :o
A couple of months ago she was a guest at one of the most popular talk shows in Serbia and at times her voice really sounded too funny, though I think she was pretty nervous and that might have something to do with it.

Bероника
Dec 27th, 2004, 09:57 PM
Is she famous in Serbia?I mean if she is in a popular talk show she might be but what do I know... I guess if she starts getting bigger in 2005 (as we all hope) she'll have to get used to more & more interviews...

Joana
Dec 27th, 2004, 10:21 PM
Is she famous in Serbia?I mean if she is in a popular talk show she might be but what do I know... I guess if she starts getting bigger in 2005 (as we all hope) she'll have to get used to more & more interviews...
She's well on her way of becoming a media star. :)
This year she already appeared a lot on TV, there were tons and tons of articles in newspapers and magazines about her, she was talked about a lot on the Internet etc.
But I guess it must have been quite stressful being on the show so many people watch and having to talk about private matters - she blushed when they asked her if she was in love. She said: "I can't tell, my mother is in the audience." :o :lol: :kiss:

Ty-Ty
Dec 27th, 2004, 10:49 PM
I beleive we need to knock over Dokic's fourm and turn it into one for both of them...I sure think it's time Jankovic has her own fourm :)

Bероника
Dec 27th, 2004, 11:06 PM
That would be nice that Jelena had her own forum.but maybe Dokic fans don't agree we "invade" their space...

Thanks Joana for your answer!!I can imagine poor Jeca blushing...

Bероника
Dec 27th, 2004, 11:08 PM
There's a Jelena forum in that adress:

http://www.freeboards.net/index.php?mforum=dokic&showforum=4

The site is a forum for Serbian players.

greenfunkTHREE.
Dec 28th, 2004, 08:47 AM
Her voice doesn't sound really beautiful I must say :o
A couple of months ago she was a guest at one of the most popular talk shows in Serbia and at times her voice really sounded too funny, though I think she was pretty nervous and that might have something to do with it.


ahaha! ok. you all should go to nastya intervies articles and videos forum to see how good a singer anastasia is. hmmm i was expecting jelena to speak americanized english. haha!

greenfunkTHREE.
Dec 28th, 2004, 08:50 AM
i can imagine jelena blushing. how adorable! :D yeahh she should have her own froum. she's already quite popular.

GaŽlle
Dec 28th, 2004, 12:20 PM
thanks ! :)

Joana
Dec 28th, 2004, 08:52 PM
Well I already suggested making Dokic's forum into a forum for all Serbian players, but the people there started bitching and whining so I don't think it will go anywhere. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Bероника
Dec 28th, 2004, 09:31 PM
Yeah I read it and posted in that thread.Maybe if more people tell it they'll finally do it.But this Dokic fans seem a little bit too much.If there were a forum for all serbian players,and don't like the rest,they just have to not post in the other players' thread...It's not that difficult.

Bероника
Dec 28th, 2004, 09:34 PM
This is the thread Joana was talking about:

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=139068

Let's all post here and see if we're heard!!!

Bероника
Dec 28th, 2004, 10:54 PM
Nice Jelena pic:



http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/2004/fashion/f_08.jpg

Bероника
Dec 28th, 2004, 11:02 PM
Jelena enjoying in a party:

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/2004/fashion/f_10.jpg

Bероника
Dec 28th, 2004, 11:27 PM
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/2004/newhaven/f_12.jpg

Joana
Dec 29th, 2004, 09:15 AM
Jeca is going to New Zealand today! Have the best of luck in 2005, girl! :yeah:

GaŽlle
Dec 29th, 2004, 11:28 AM
She start his season by Gold Coast ! She's second seed !

greenfunkTHREE.
Dec 29th, 2004, 06:11 PM
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/2004/newhaven/f_12.jpg

this is a nice picture :D
love it!

btw. i think jelena jankovic's better than Dokic. ;)

Bероника
Dec 29th, 2004, 06:59 PM
Yeah she's better and she looks better as well.

Go Jeca in Gold Coast!!!!

yes!!! new season starts soon...

Joana
Dec 29th, 2004, 07:46 PM
She plays in Auckland, not Gold Coast. ;)

Ty-Ty
Dec 30th, 2004, 12:23 AM
Whatever tourny your playing, go Jelena!!!!

GaŽlle
Dec 30th, 2004, 11:54 AM
She plays in Auckland, not Gold Coast. ;)

SORRY ! :rolleyes: :cool:

greenfunkTHREE.
Dec 30th, 2004, 06:49 PM
go jelena! whack dokic's booty!! :D

Joana
Jan 1st, 2005, 08:58 AM
Jeca's first opponent in 2005 will be Claudine Schaul of Luxembourg. Should not be a big problem for Jelena. Good luck, girl! :yeah:

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 1st, 2005, 10:11 AM
good luck to jelena then! all the best :D

Ty-Ty
Jan 1st, 2005, 05:14 PM
Demolish Claudine Jelena!

daniela86
Jan 1st, 2005, 07:44 PM
ajde jelena, you rock!! :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :)

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:57 AM
haha! check out the head to head of jankovic and claudine

Tied at 1 - 1
Rnk/Seed Year Event Surface Rnd Winner Score Rnk/Seed
70/-- 2004 INDIAN WELLS HARD (O) R128 C. SCHAUL 7-6(9) 6-4 63/--
72/-- 2004 MIAMI HARD (O) R128 J. JANKOVIC 6-1 5-7 6-3 60/--

GaŽlle
Jan 2nd, 2005, 01:55 PM
Good Luck against Schaul Jelena ! You are the BEST !

Bероника
Jan 2nd, 2005, 10:49 PM
Struggling with the body clock http://home.nzcity.co.nz/n.gifhttp://home.nzcity.co.nz/n.gifJelana Jankovic is struggling to get her body clock into New Zealand time ahead of ASB Classichttp://home.nzcity.co.nz/n.gifhttp://home.nzcity.co.nz/n.gifhttp://home.nzcity.co.nz/n.gif2 January 2005
http://home.nzcity.co.nz/n.gif
ASB Classic second seed Jelana Jankovic is struggling to get her body clock into New Zealand time.

Jankovic arrived in New Zealand three days ago.

She says she is not used to the time difference which has resulted in some bizarre sleeping patterns.

Jelena Jankovic says she is trying to acclimatise herself to New Zealand's conditions in time for the Classic starting tomorrow but she is struggling to come to terms with Auckland's bizarre summer weather.

**Jelica**
Jan 3rd, 2005, 10:06 AM
Heya everyone! I never saw this thread before and it's really cool, so is it allright if I post here?

Good Luck to Jeca against Schaul..it's true it was a difficult match before for Jeca, but now I think she is much improved as player and now this match will not realy be a big problem.

Also, I really hope we can get the Dokic forum renamed to a forum for all the Serbian players :). That would be cool :) Also, I agree with u guys that Serbian Sensations is for sure a nice name. It's a shame cos at the moment the Dokic forum is hardly posted on at all, so it might as well be changed..cos then more people would post on it.

Anyway, ajde Jelena in NZ and I hope that it's okay for me to post more here in the future?

Jelena -xxx-

Bероника
Jan 3rd, 2005, 02:01 PM
Of course you can post in here everytime you wish...with more Jelena successes coming soon (we all hope) there will be a lot to talk about.

Has she already played Schaul? I looked for the result and couldn't find it.

Anyway,GO JELENA!!!!!

Joana
Jan 3rd, 2005, 04:12 PM
I'm already a bit nervous. :o
We all know that Jeca is more than capable of beating Schaul, but also some of her losses can be pretty :bolt: :banghead:
So I just really, really hope she left her inconsistency behind in 2004. Let's go girl, have a great start of the season. :yeah:

Joana
Jan 4th, 2005, 12:13 AM
Our girl won! Jankovic def. Schaul 7-5 6-2 :worship:
She is having some trouble with her health - sore throat or something. Hope it's nothing serious. :)

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 4th, 2005, 10:07 AM
she's not feeling well and she can still play so impressively in the 2nd set. she's GOOD. VERY GOOD! :D

hello jelena jujufan! :D

daniela86
Jan 4th, 2005, 02:51 PM
congrats jeca!! i was sure you would win!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: i'm very very very happy for u :D :D :D !! :banana: :banana: :banana: :yeah:But this trouble of health worries me, i hope it's just due to the body clock and that it will be less and less important . !)
good luck now against llagostera vives and please stay healthy !! :banana: :banana: :angel:

jelena juju fan, we like all her supporters and more we are, more it's fun so come post here when you want without problems!! :banana: :kiss:

Bероника
Jan 4th, 2005, 03:03 PM
Well apparently Jelena has a cold,but this wasn't a problem in her first match ;)
Yeah good win to start.Now let's hope she feels better for her second round.

GO JECA!!!!

By the way,how do you say "Go Jeca" in serbian?

Joana
Jan 4th, 2005, 03:29 PM
By the way,how do you say "Go Jeca" in serbian?
"Napred Jeco" or "Ajmo Jeco" :)

Bероника
Jan 4th, 2005, 11:28 PM
Nice ;) Thanks a lot

Bероника
Jan 4th, 2005, 11:29 PM
Jankovic opens account in Auckland

A flu-weakened second seed Jelena Jankovic relied on instinct as she struggled to a 7-5, 6-2 win in her first round match at the WTA tournament in Auckland.

The 19-year-old Serbian, who soared up the world rankings from 82 to 28 last year, had not hit a ball for three days before taking the court against Luxembourg's Claudine Schaul.

She was fortunate Schaul was her own worst enemy, blowing several chances in the first set.

But Jankovic said that if she could shake off the illness she should do well as the tournament progresses.

"It was really tough for me because I could not breathe," she said. "I did not have much energy, I feel weak and slow.

"But I'll do what I can, I'll deal with it. If I can play my game, if I feel a little bit better, I will be okay."

There were no problems for Japan's fourth seed Shinobu Asagoe, a quarter-finalist at the US Open last year, who whistled past Ukrainian Tatiana Perebiynis 6-4, 6-1 as she aims for her first WTA title.

**Jelica**
Jan 5th, 2005, 09:11 AM
she beats Llagostera-Vives 6-1 6-0 :)

Btw, thx for saying I can post here :)

Joana
Jan 5th, 2005, 10:25 AM
That was easy. :)
Nice job, Jeca, good luck against Bartoli now! :worship:

daniela86
Jan 5th, 2005, 11:57 AM
great win for jelena :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: i'm very very proud of her!!!:rocker2: :rocker2: obviously, she feels better :D good luck against bartoli,jelena!! i don't think they ever played a match, so be careful,jelena!! :)

Bероника
Jan 5th, 2005, 03:26 PM
Hey all,just found this interview with Jeca:



Interview With Jelena Jankovic
Written by: Niko Worker

:: Read most ::Ľ Exclusive interview with Vera Zvonareva. (http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=article&id=37)
Ľ Interview with Damir Dokic (http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=article&id=112)
Ľ Conference with top seeded Myskina and Safin in Sopot (http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=article&id=101)
Ľ Press Conference with Daniela Hantuchova from Vienna! (http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=article&id=48)
Ľ USTA Proving Grounds for American Tennis USTA Pro Circuit (http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=article&id=16)


Question: We saw you few times watching fashion shows in person. Do you like fashion?

I have that opportunity to travel a lot and follow what's new in fashion in Paris, Rome, New York... I like fashion and when I have time for it, I like to attend a fashion show of world famous designers, and few times I' ve been asked by them to try their brands.

Question: Who's your favorite designer?

I like Calvin Klein, Gucci and JFF.

Question: Do you have a boyfriend?

There are always nice, interesting young guys, but tennis is my top priority at the moment.

Question: Where do you plan to spend New Year's Eve? I wanted to spend New Year's Eve in Belgrade, but I have to play tournament this week. I hope my mom and I will have a good time here in New Zealand.

Question: Any fans comment you recently remembered?

I liked one guy's comment. He said I was a real refreshment with my black hair after few top blond Russians girls ( laugh).

Question: What's that inside of you that tells you you can be the best?

People ask me how can I tell I will enter top ten this year. It's simple. Each time I go on the courts, I feel I can win, that is all about me, even if I play with the best player in the world. The feeling I have when I play, my joy can't be compared with any other feeling. That's love that gives me hope that I can be the best in this game. I already proved that I can play with the best. This year our matches will be even more interesting. Coming back to Belgrade really means a lot to me. When I talk with people that aren't big tennis fans, how they watched my matches and talked about it for days.

Question: What's your biggest tennis dream?

My dream is to win a Grand Slam. Australian Open is my favorite, but I'm not too picky ( laugh).

Question: How about Monica's help?

Monica ( Seles) is my mentor, and her experience is helping me a lot. I did few practicing with her last year and we keep in touch. We talk in Serbian of course. I would like to play a match with her in Belgrade, but we will see.

Ty-Ty
Jan 5th, 2005, 04:17 PM
She seems so sweet...I remeber that comment about the black hair...It was on her guestbook in her website :)

daniela86
Jan 5th, 2005, 05:04 PM
thanks veronika for this interview :yeah: :) i'm happy jelena gets on well with monica seles :) i'm sure monica has a lot of things to bring her :p !! And i'm also glad that jelena is self-confident, i also think she can reach the top 10 this year, especially if she wins auckland!!! :) go go jela, i love you!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Bероника
Jan 5th, 2005, 05:11 PM
you're welcome,daniela86.I also think Jelena can only benefit from Monica's advices and I'm very happy that my all-time favourite player (Monica,that is) is taking time to work with my new up-and-coming favourite player.I also think she can take Auckland title home,but let's not forget she has a flu,let's take it match by match...Best of luck today against Bartoli!!!! Ajmo Jeco!!!!

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 6th, 2005, 06:08 AM
yeahh veronika! nice interview! jelena seems cool and fillial. she brought her mum to auckland! :D

daniela86
Jan 7th, 2005, 03:16 PM
jelena lost today 3/6 7/6 (8/6) 6/1 :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :sad: :sad: judging by the score, it must have been a very close match:sad: maybe jelena had even match points :bigcry:
better luck next time jelena:hug: :hug: she will play sydner next week!!
good luck and beat some big names there,jelena!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Bероника
Jan 7th, 2005, 03:35 PM
Well if she was not feeling well and it was a hard match (judging by the score),Jelena might have lacked of forces in the end.

Well,good thing she's playing Sydney next week.This means she feels strong enough.All I want her is to do well in AO.It's shining in the Grand Slams where players get more recognition,so let's all hope for a healthy and good AO for Jeca.

Ajmo Jeco in Sydney!!!

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 7th, 2005, 04:00 PM
you know, i think jelena should work on her fitness, i know she had a flu but i saw her play in linz, and she beat amelie 6-4 in the 1st set and in the 2nd set, there was this rally which could be 20shots long, right after it she was panting and like bending down to catch her breath, and her last set was quite bad 6-1 or something like that?
yeahh but anyway go jelena! i still think you talented!!

daniela86
Jan 9th, 2005, 01:49 PM
jelena plays this night against elena likhovsteva!! good luck jela!!! :bounce: last time they played, jelena was up 5/2 in the 3rd set and lost :o hope she'll do better at sydney!! :cool: ajdeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

daniela86
Jan 11th, 2005, 06:52 AM
jelena won against likhovsteva in 3 sets! it was a though match but she win all the way!! :) :) :) :) i'm very proud of her!! :cool: :cool: congrats jeco!!! :kiss:

GaŽlle
Jan 11th, 2005, 08:19 AM
Congrats !!! :kiss: Good Luck jeco !!! :bounce: :bounce: :worship:

Ty-Ty
Jan 12th, 2005, 02:47 AM
Yah! Go Jelena! Next....The Aussie..... Last time they met was at Zurich I think....Molik winning in straight...You can change that Jelena!

GaŽlle
Jan 12th, 2005, 09:02 AM
GO GO GO GO ALLEZ ALLEZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 12th, 2005, 12:04 PM
jankovic lost to molik, but i am not sure the score. if i am not wrong, in straight sets.. sorry. to say that.

i like jelena. :sad:

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2005, 05:13 PM
yeah I saw the match on tv.SHe lost 6-3,6-4.The Aussie was too strong for her,specially her serves were "bombs",that Jelena could not do much + she missed some easy shots into the net.I saw Jelena was looking "out of breath" after some rallies as three already pointed.It's true that Molik made her run a lot today and it looked very hot out there,but still it's a little worrying...Anyway I'll keep supporting her no matter win or lose.I have big faith in her and I'm sure next time she'll do it better.Oh wow and what a cool girl she seems to be,she applauded some Molik's spectacular shots.Isn't that so nice from her?

Ajmo Jeco in AO!!!!

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2005, 05:15 PM
Oh yeah,and I found a photo of her from her match today ;)

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050112/all/l1309855.jpg

Marjan
Jan 12th, 2005, 07:53 PM
it is a shame,next time for sure.You know Veronika Jelena doesn't have the coach with
her for a along time and still she playing great tennis.Jelena is the best out there. :worship:

daniela86
Jan 12th, 2005, 08:11 PM
:worship: to jelena for being fair-play!! :) :)
molik is her darkhorse,i hope she won't face her at oz open :scared:
good luck jelena for the 1st grand slam in the year :banana: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :)

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2005, 08:49 PM
I'm also hoping she won't draw Molik too soon at AO.Let's cross fingers for that.Other than that Jelena has to keep with a positive attitude the next time they met.She has the talent to beat anyone,she has to believe in herself!

Marjan
Jan 13th, 2005, 01:14 PM
Go Jelena,GO........................ :bounce:

crazy
Jan 13th, 2005, 01:17 PM
coooooooooool pic, she looks :hearts: :hearts: :drool:

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 13th, 2005, 01:33 PM
great pic marjan! :D jelena suits the colour purple. and her arms are so muscular! :drool:

Marjan
Jan 13th, 2005, 05:51 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

Marjan
Jan 13th, 2005, 05:55 PM
I found a lot of pictures ......one more to share ;)


by the way she is great ! :hearts:

Joana
Jan 13th, 2005, 11:32 PM
The AO draw out... she MUST reach the 3rd round. And guess who will wait there? MOLIK :fiery:
This is really getting old.

Bероника
Jan 14th, 2005, 06:12 PM
Then let's hope she turns things around this time...You never know,Molik might be tired by then,she might be even eliminated in the firsts rounds...

Ajmo Jeco!!!

Ty-Ty
Jan 15th, 2005, 01:31 AM
Oh!....It's like a movie..So suspenseful ....I know she will change her record against Molik at the Aussie Open....I know it...I can feel it in my bones!

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 15th, 2005, 02:52 AM
I found a lot of pictures ......one more to share ;)


by the way she is great ! :hearts:

the boots! :eek: her hair's nice. :D

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 15th, 2005, 02:54 AM
DAVENPORT (1) vs Martinez
Pastikova vs Kremer
Vento Kabchi vs Vaidisova
Dellacqua (WC) vs Kostanic (31)

Likhovtseva (18) vs Mamic
WC-Dominikovic vs Santangelo
Weingartner vs Garbin
WC-Adamczak vs Sprem (13)

Molik (10) vs Medina Garrigues
Qualifer vs Qualifer
Ant Serra Zanetti vs Panova
Pratt vs Jankovic (23)

Smashnova (27) vs Sanchez Lorenzo
Strycova vs Tanasugarn
Peng vs Camerin
Daniilidou vs V Williams (8)

---

MYSKINA (3) vs Peschke
Loit vs Obziler
Qualifer vs Koukalova
Qualifer vs Raymond (26)

Dechy (18) vs Gagliardi
Castano vs Washington
WC-Rousseau vs Perebiynis
Marrero vs Schiavone (14)

Schnyder (12) vs Fedak
Foretz vs Qualifer
Shaughnessy vs Spears
Cervanova vs Golovin (20)

Hantuchova (26) vs Morigami
Schett vs WC-Welford
Chakvetadze vs Parra Santonja
Bondarenko vs Dementieva (6)

---

Kuznetsova (5) vs Qualifer
Schaul vs Bartoli
Diaz Oliva vs Obata
Brandi vs Dulko (29)

Zuluaga (17) vs Sfar
Groenefeld vs Beltrame
Craybas vs Douchevina
Qualifer vs Zvonareva (9)

Farina Elia (15) vs Schruff
Domachowska vs Qualifer
Qualifer vs Srebotnik
Cohen Aloro vs Pierce (24)

Asagoe (28) vs Barna
Li Na vs Granville
Qualifer vs Lee-Waters
Qualifer vs SHARAPOVA (4)

---

S.Williams (7) vs Pin
Randriantefy vs Qualifer
WC-Mirza vs WC-Watson
Mandula vs Pennetta (30)

Maleeva (22) vs Serna
Ruano Pascual vs Jidkova
Llagostera Vives vs WC-Ferguson
Razzano vs Petrova (11)

Sugiyama (16) vs Sucha
Kurhajcova vs Linetskaya
Chladkova vs Talaja
Irvin vs Frazier (21)

Benesova (32) vs Ivanovic
Kirilenko vs Kapros
Zheng vs Safina
Stosur vs MAURESMO (2)




took this draw from nastya's forum. she's playing nicole pratt in the 1st round! :D

JER53
Jan 15th, 2005, 08:00 AM
I found a lot of pictures ......one more to share ;)


by the way she is great ! :hearts:
Nice pics, thanks. Post more, please. :)

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 16th, 2005, 09:10 AM
haha. yeahh more please.

Bероника
Jan 16th, 2005, 10:41 AM
(23) Jelena Jankovic (SCG) vs. Nicole Pratt (AUS)
The rapidly-rising 28th-ranked Jankovic, who pulled off a huge upset last year, defeating then-No.7 seed Dementieva 61 64 in the first round, will take on world No.53 Pratt, an Australian veteran who won her debut Tour title last year at Hyderabad. With the home crowd behind her, Pratt is sure to provide stiff competition for the 18-year-old upstart. The two have never played before.

Bероника
Jan 16th, 2005, 12:19 PM
Some nice Jelena pics:

daniela86
Jan 16th, 2005, 01:14 PM
very nice pics guys!! :yeah: btw, my favourite jela's pic is:


http://www.wtatour.com/global/photos/150x200/100153.jpg
Jelena will also play doubles at oz open with aniko kapros (hun) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: i think it's a good idea, she should play more doubles, it can help to improve volleys and game in general!! :D :D :D
her match against pratt is scheduled for tuesday! i can't wait to see it!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :)

Bероника
Jan 16th, 2005, 01:17 PM
Well,good luck in doubles as well!!!!! Let's hope we get to see some Jelena action on tv...

Ajmo Jeco!!!! Kick Pratt's ass!!!!!

Ty-Ty
Jan 17th, 2005, 06:46 PM
Go Jelena!!! You can do it against the Aussie!!! Someone will have to watch the match and give a report. I'm so mad I can't watch it. All I will have on stupid ESPN today is rerun after rerun of Roddick and Agassi...XD

daniela86
Jan 18th, 2005, 03:19 PM
jelena won 6/1 6/3 :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :) :woohoo: :woohoo:
it's a solid score, jelena must have play well, congrats to her, it's a good entrance in the tournament! i'm also happy to see that being seeded isn't a drawback for jelena, she wasn't under stress obviously :) :woohoo: good luck in round 2 against panova now!!! ajde jelena!!! :woohoo: :)
and don't worry lindzesnace if jela goes far (i think and hope that) you' would see her match on tv!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :)

GaŽlle
Jan 18th, 2005, 03:50 PM
Thanks for pictures : Ang congrats to Jeco !!

daniela86
Jan 19th, 2005, 02:00 PM
jelena also won her 1st doubles match in a grand slam ever :banana: :banana:
with aniko kapros ,they defeat grandin/martinez granados 7/6 7/5 :)
they'll play against peng/lee in round 2!! good luck :) i'm happy to see jela improving in single as well as in doubles :)

btw, jelena-panova will play on court 8 tomorrow, it's the 3th match of the day!! come on!!

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 19th, 2005, 02:10 PM
Some nice Jelena pics:

i like the 1st one. the 2nd's not bad. the 3rd makes her look old.

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 19th, 2005, 02:12 PM
sorry haven't been here to check talk about her matches. i didnt get to catch any. not sure bout her schedule. i am too caught up with Emilie Loit's schedule. but now she's gone i can come back here! but i am rather upset. and not in the mood.

anyway jelena win over nicole was FANTABULOUS! :D:D:D

©@ģeLess
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:14 PM
she plays very close double matches, but it will change soon. She was a top 10 junior in doubles too :).

Joana
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:28 PM
She said she played at only 20% against Pratt. How arrogant!!! :eek: Just kidding, of course! ;)
She really should beat Panova tonight. Come on!

daniela86
Jan 20th, 2005, 07:19 AM
i'm very sad about this result! :sad: :sad: sad: jelena had never reached the round3 in a grand slam :o :sad: it's a real pity for such a talented player.:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: and panova isn't a that good player, she really should win this one. :sad: :sad: better luck next time, i suppose :hug: :hug:

Joana
Jan 20th, 2005, 10:27 AM
Stvarno ne mogu da verujem. :sad: :sad: :sad:

When is she going to reach the 3rd round of a Slam? :banghead:
I'm getting worried. She needs a coach ASAP.

GaŽlle
Jan 20th, 2005, 02:51 PM
she lost in the third round ! :(

daniela86
Jan 21st, 2005, 10:15 AM
she lost in the third round ! :(
it's worst than it: she lost in second round :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: i though she learnt to be more steady and found her rythm after linz last year but obviously, i was wrong... :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: btw,good luck in japan jelena :hug:

daniela86
Jan 21st, 2005, 10:20 AM
jelena also lost in doubles with kapros (in 2 sets) against peng/lee :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Joana
Jan 21st, 2005, 02:16 PM
Jelena's comments after the match against Panova...

"I am ashamed of the way I was playing today. It was simply horrible. Nothing worked, I didn't have a single shot working well. I wouldn't be sorry if she played too good for me, but it wasn't like that. I was just a shadow of myself. Right now I don't feel like playing tennis anymore, I would like to pull out of all tournaments, and just practise and practise until I find my game again. And I don't even have a coach now. I'm #27 in the world and I don't have anyone with me. Do you know any other top player who's in such situation?" And she was crying while saying it. :sad:

But what really got me was the end:
"Top tennis is extremely difficult. I am always on the move, I never have both of my parents around me and it's terrible. I never get to see my brothers and I miss them very much. I am just 19 and can't have a normal life. I don't even have enough time to fall in love."

OMG :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 21st, 2005, 02:38 PM
Stvarno ne mogu da verujem. :sad: :sad: :sad:

When is she going to reach the 3rd round of a Slam? :banghead:
I'm getting worried. She needs a coach ASAP.

brad gilbert's available still... i think..

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 21st, 2005, 02:56 PM
Jelena's comments after the match against Panova...

"I am ashamed of the way I was playing today. It was simply horrible. Nothing worked, I didn't have a single shoot working well. I wouldn't be sorry if she played too good for me, but it wasn't like that. I was just a shadow of myself. Right now I don't feel like playing tennis anymore, I would like to pull out of all tournaments, and just practise and practise until I find my game again. And I don't even have a coach now. I'm #27 in the world and I don't have anyone with me. Do you know any other top player who's in such situation?" And she was crying while saying it. :sad:

But what really got me was the end:
"Top tennis is extremely difficult. I am always on the move, I never have both of my parents around me and it's terrible. I never get to see my brothers and I miss them very much. I am just 19 and can't have a normal life. I don't even have enough time to fall in love."

OMG :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

she should have known the consequences and the sacrifices she would have to give going into professional tennis.

but by reading this i feeel very sad.i never knew a professional would feel this way. i mean you just look at them and they seem very happy and everything. but deep down inside. something is missing. and they can't let it show. if i were them i think i would kill myself or something.

and to jelena. you can have me. i'll be by your side all the time if you want me! dont cry jelena. its very sad.. :crying2:

daniela86
Jan 21st, 2005, 07:16 PM
brad gilbert's available still... i think..
it's one of the best coach ever :) :) ;) but i don't think he coaches a woman yet. (but all has a first time :p )
melanie molitor too is good and i don't think she is coaching someone since marti retired . She also gave some pieces of advises at casanova, obviously she likes young players: angel: :) :) maybe jelena should try to contact them.

btw this interview is just too sad :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: poor poor jelena :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: hope she'll feel better soon :D she is used to playing a lot of tournaments,maybe she should cancel some of its to be with her family.

Bероника
Jan 21st, 2005, 10:27 PM
Jelena's comments after the match against Panova...

"I am ashamed of the way I was playing today. It was simply horrible. Nothing worked, I didn't have a single shot working well. I wouldn't be sorry if she played too good for me, but it wasn't like that. I was just a shadow of myself. Right now I don't feel like playing tennis anymore, I would like to pull out of all tournaments, and just practise and practise until I find my game again. And I don't even have a coach now. I'm #27 in the world and I don't have anyone with me. Do you know any other top player who's in such situation?" And she was crying while saying it. :sad:

But what really got me was the end:
"Top tennis is extremely difficult. I am always on the move, I never have both of my parents around me and it's terrible. I never get to see my brothers and I miss them very much. I am just 19 and can't have a normal life. I don't even have enough time to fall in love."

OMG :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:
I felt very sad about the loss,but after reading this I feel even sader.Poor Jeca! HOw come she can't find a good coach? I really hope she finds soon one.Well her words couldn't be more pessimistic,I guess they were all due to the loss.Let's hope she can find her game in the next tourney.

GaŽlle
Jan 22nd, 2005, 03:57 PM
damage ! :(

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 26th, 2005, 09:54 AM
it's one of the best coach ever :) :) ;) but i don't think he coaches a woman yet. (but all has a first time :p )
melanie molitor too is good and i don't think she is coaching someone since marti retired . She also gave some pieces of advises at casanova, obviously she likes young players: angel: :) :) maybe jelena should try to contact them.

btw this interview is just too sad :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: poor poor jelena :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: hope she'll feel better soon :D she is used to playing a lot of tournaments,maybe she should cancel some of its to be with her family.

i know. its sad. sighh. maybe she should get her parents to follow her for awhile till she gets used to it..

daniela86
Jan 30th, 2005, 07:04 PM
jelena will play against iveta benesova at tokyo!! good luck jeco, plz win it to forget the oz open!!:hug: :hug: :) she did her best results indoors,hope she'll repeat her history:) ajmo!!! :bounce: :cool:

Bероника
Jan 30th, 2005, 10:49 PM
best of luck in Tokyo,sweetie!!!! Ajmo Jeco!!!

**Jelica**
Feb 1st, 2005, 03:51 PM
Jeca lost in Toyko in 3 sets to Iveta Benesova :sad:
She really doesn't seem to be enjoting tennis at the moment..so sad :sad:

Oneofakind0490
Feb 1st, 2005, 08:30 PM
This lost is sadly going to make Jelena think. She does look kinda sad.

Bероника
Feb 1st, 2005, 11:22 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: things are not looking good for Jeca at the moment.I hope she finds her confidence back soon.:kiss: Ajmo Jeco!!!

Ty-Ty
Feb 1st, 2005, 11:53 PM
Maybe a doubles win with Asagoe will help. Doubt it, but hey!

greenfunkTHREE.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 02:39 PM
go jeca. maybe she's not warmed up yet. :)

Bероника
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:09 PM
Damn! She also lost the doubles:

(3)Dementieva/Sugiyama (RUS/JPN) d. Asagoe/Jankovic (JPN/SCG) 63 06 61

:sad: :sad: :sad:

daniela86
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:41 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: what a pity! she must have played well in the first set to win 6/1, what happened jela? i definitly think she wasn't concentrated because she doesn't want to fight and to play 100%.Her confidence must be very low, she is in a slump:bigcry: :bigcry: Hope she'll find a better shape very soon! :sad: :sad:
About doubles, i think it's actually a promising score, Asagoe and her won 6/0 a set :eek: against one of the best pair in da world :) She is better and better in doubles :D It cheers me up a lil :)

Ty-Ty
Feb 6th, 2005, 10:51 PM
Poor Jelena is in a slump. Hopefully she can comeback in Paris. I HATE her section of the draw. It's not the worst, but since Jelena isn't playing TO great, we needed the worst. Loit is Jelena's first match and not to be a pessimist, but if Jelena groundstrokes are clicking, then Loit will demolish her. Loit is a good player, she's a fighter. I don't know so much about Maggie Maleeva who would be her next round. If she beat Loit she'd have to look forward to Mauresmo in the quaters. If she was to make it to the semi's, she would most likely be playing Petrova or Dechy which isn't bad. I hope she does well.

GO JELENA! WIN THIS THING!

Marjan
Feb 6th, 2005, 11:03 PM
i think she can beat everyone this time.(first loit,then maleeva,moresmo,petrova and finally wiliams)

Joana
Feb 8th, 2005, 07:03 PM
:woohoo:
She beat Loit 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the 1R. That was a much needed win, and apparently she fought hard for each point, which is so good to hear!

Oneofakind0490
Feb 8th, 2005, 07:57 PM
This should be good because Loit is a tough competitor. Good luck in next round. Who is she facing?

Bероника
Feb 8th, 2005, 11:19 PM
:D wow! Nice to read a win from Jeca.

Anyone saw the match? How did she play? MIght have been a tough fight since Loit is a very difficult player.Well done,Jeca!;) Now Maleeva,right? Go beat her,sweetie!:D

Ty-Ty
Feb 9th, 2005, 01:10 AM
Yea Jelena!!! I'm so happy I was proved wrong :) Anyone see or hear about the match?

Maggie Maleeva is next. I think we have a good chance.

rada
Feb 9th, 2005, 02:56 AM
go jelena:)

daniela86
Feb 9th, 2005, 09:52 AM
Jelena,well done!!:banana: :banana: She was led 3/1 in the last set but she focused, fought on every points and finally won!!! :bigclap: i'm glad to see that she is finding out her shape little by little, hope she will keep on playing like that and also be as strong mentality as she was against loit.
Go go jelena!! Beat Maggie, i'm sure you can do it!!! :kiss: :hug: :) we are all proud of you!! :bigclap: :cool:

Joana
Feb 9th, 2005, 11:28 AM
Some comments from Jeca after the match: she's still physically weak after her illness, and makes too many errors. That is why Loit was difficult to play because she gets everything back. However, Jelena managed to raise her level in the 3rd set and that decided the outcome of the match. She believed in herself and fought all the way to the end, and she regained some of the confidence back. She also says the surface suits her very well. She believes the match against Maleeva will be very difficult, but she believes she can win.
As for the coaching situation, she is negotiating with Eric Van Harpen, but she would like to work with Ricardo Sanchez, but he is still not available.

Oneofakind0490
Feb 9th, 2005, 09:54 PM
Jelena lost her doubles match 6-4 6-1 :sad: . She should really consintrate. on singles and doubles. Thats for the interview Joana :) !

Joana
Feb 10th, 2005, 02:32 PM
Maybe she needs to take some time off? I don't know, to get to have some time with her family, which is what she obviously lacks, and to work on her game and finally find a coach.

Oneofakind0490
Feb 14th, 2005, 10:48 PM
Jelena isn't playing this week right? Its good for her because she needs the rest and to see her family. Maybe she will hire a coach.

Marjan
Feb 15th, 2005, 04:46 PM
Jelena withrew 2 tournaments after Paris. She is still suppose to play Dubai. I hope she will play there. Go Jelenaaaa

Marjan
Feb 15th, 2005, 04:48 PM
When Jelena gets back she will be faster, smarter, and even better looking! So watch out she is coming back...

MagicMilan
Feb 16th, 2005, 11:01 AM
She needs a coach so much :sad:
Hope she'll play better in Doha :)

Joana
Feb 18th, 2005, 01:31 PM
Some news on Jeca:
She pulled out of Doha and is currently in Belgrade, she'll practise here for about a week or so before she goes to Dubai. It turned out the flu she picked up in New Zealand has developed into a severe case of bronchitis. She lost a lot of weight, and therefore alos lost power and was out of shape. That's why she decided to pull out of Antwerp and Doha. Thankfully, she is finally healthy again, and is very much looking forward to the tournament in Dubai, and she wants to prepare really well for it. She also had a chance to spend some time with her family, and it made her feel a lot better. She enjoys playing tennis again, and that's a very good sign indeed. :)
She made some comments on playing in Fed Cup. She said she hasn't talked to Jecmenica yet, but she would like to play, if she is healthy at the time, and would like to play together with Ana and Jelena D. But she says there must be absolutely no room for gossips and jelousy, and the atmosphere has to be good, unlike last year. She says: "That's what cost us victory last year, although me and Jelena Dokic were by the best players in the competition."

The coaching situation should be solved soon. She is in negotiations with Van Harpen and Choudery and she should hire of one them in the next few weeks.

And finally, the quote that made me really glad: "Lindsay Davenport was the best player of 2004. I've already voted for her in Internet poll. She is not like any other player, she is a great person, she is really fair, and very relaxed and nice to everybody." :hearts:

Bероника
Feb 18th, 2005, 02:47 PM
Thanks a lot for the news on Jeca,Joana ;) I don't know what I would do without your updates.You deserve some rep points for this,I think:D

I'm glad to read she's feeling better (I had a difficult bronchitis also 3 years ago and I know it's not easy,let alone play tennis with it) and had some time to relax by her people.She really needed that.

I hope the coach situation will be soon resolved whoever she choses to work with.So good luck with that also!!!

Also,what happened last year in Fed Cup?:confused: I hope she and Ana will get to play together.Also with Dokic it can be a very dangerous team.So I cross my fingers for that to happen.

And again,thank you,Joana.:kiss:

Marjan
Feb 18th, 2005, 03:24 PM
Jelena has been nominated for the Newcomer of the Year for 2004 by WTA tour. We will see who wins soon... :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Go Jelenaaa :hearts: :hearts:

Ty-Ty
Feb 20th, 2005, 01:24 AM
JELENA! I love you! Once Lindsay retires, my full attention will go the Jelena! I so hope Lindsay and Jelena are on opposite sides of the draw in Dubai and meet the fianl! Oh would I jump up and down on that day!

Shaun
Feb 21st, 2005, 06:43 PM
JELENA come on, come back and play some tournaments. We (the fans) want to see your beautifull looks and your amazing game that you posess.
Go JElEnA :hearts: :kiss: :lick:
I love you, many kisses :lick: :drool: :kiss:

Ty-Ty
Feb 22nd, 2005, 01:46 AM
So.........

How about Jelena's game. We need something to talk about while she is enjoying her time at home.

What's wrong and what's right with it? I have only seen a few of her matches, and I love her backhand. Anyone know what surface she likes. I know she is a monster on indoor hardcourts.

Anyone got anything?

ivanovic
Feb 22nd, 2005, 03:18 AM
I saw her match against Pratt both her backhand and forehand were excellent, she can run all day that's for sure. However, her serve is so weak, how can she fix that I wonder?

Oneofakind0490
Feb 22nd, 2005, 11:00 PM
I only saw her play against Sharapova at the US Open but I dont remember. I think she like hardcourts. She has great result indoors last year so hopefully she can do good later on. GO JELENA IN DUBAI!!!!!!!!

Marjan
Feb 23rd, 2005, 06:06 PM
JELENA is pretty solid on every stroke. She is an amazing athlete and she will be the player to watch this year. Keep a close eye on her when she comes back in Dubai. She can do a lot of damage, that's for sure!
Come on Jelenaaa, you are the best :hearts: :cool: :worship:

Shaun
Feb 23rd, 2005, 06:15 PM
I WATCHED HER PLAY A FEW TOURNAMENTS, SHE HAS THE BEST BACKHAND IN THE WORLD, SHE IS VERY INTERESTING TO WATCH, AND SHE HAS THE BEST LEGS!
I THINK SHE LIKES HARD COURTS BETTER, BUT I THINK SHE WON HER FIRST WTA TITLE ON CLAY. ANYWAY I ASKED HER FOR AN AUTOGRAPH IN FILDERSTADT AND SHE SMILED AT ME AND WAS VERY SWEET. SHE IS A VERY NICE GIRL AND PRETTY TOO. WHEN ONE OF YOU SEE HER SOMEWHERE YOU WILL KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.
:kiss: SHE IS HOT GUYS... :hearts: :drool:

Ty-Ty
Feb 23rd, 2005, 10:38 PM
Yea Jelena. I saw her match with Sharapova in Flushing Meadows. She was injured though. :sad:

Her serve was decent, but her second was a little pathetic. But I beleive that's cause she was injured. I just hope she can improve it. But I love her backhand.

I think spending some time in Belgrade will help her tremendously. Dubai is the tournament!

And yes, she is a beauty. :) I can't wait untill I see her this year.

Go Jelena!

Joana
Feb 23rd, 2005, 10:48 PM
Jelena's prefered surface is hardcourt, but she's done very little on that stuff last year... she actually had a great indoor season and sort of decent grass season (up to last year she had never won a match on grass and then she beat some pretty good players like Petrova and Dulko).
Her serve can be a big weakness. It can be really good but also it can break down completely. Also she lacks a bit of power, although she has improved in that department quite a bit over the last two years.
However, her biggest liability IMO is her head. She can totally mess up a match which she should win, she was known for choking a lot. Last year we saw major improvement, she won many tight matches. Hopefully it will continue like that.
And most important thing - the injuries. Last year she had sooooo many of them.

Shaun
Feb 24th, 2005, 08:58 PM
Jelena is a very talented girl, she plays with so much touch. Joana said earlier that Jelena used to choke sometimes last year. I don't know any player that doesn't choke sometimes. So I think those comments make no sense. Jelena is going to be a top 10 player soon. By the way I like her eyes, they are so pretty and different!!!
I love Jelenaaa :kiss: :hearts: :drool:
:worship: :hearts: :bounce: :kiss:

Oneofakind0490
Feb 24th, 2005, 11:24 PM
Here is a article from Serbia from another poster named blablabla posted.

Jelena Jankovic: Motivation For Success
As long as I'm fit everything will be fine... a saying JJ repeats often.
However good fortune didn't smile on our number one player at the beginning of the new season. A virus has completely drained Jelena for the first tournaments of 2005 and because of exhaustion Jelena had to withdraw from Antwerpen and Doha.
- When I got back to Belgrade people couldn't believe how much weight I lost and how badly I was playing. I didn't even have the strength to hit the ball properly - explains Jelena
The young player was left with no option other than to come home, rest and prepare for the rest of the season.
- I've recovered from the virus but have come down with another cold since but compared to what I've been through recently this minor cough is nothing more than a hindrance - says a smiling Jelena
The current 27 in the world doesn't hide her disappoitment at the series of bad results especially after perfect preperations.
- Luckily I didn't have many points to defend so I've retained my ranking but I'm still disappointed that i became ill and that I didn't start the season like I expected and won more WTA points... To reach 23rd I need only another 50 points. Recently Jelena got a boost to her confidence from the WTA. Together with Tatjana Golovin and Nikola Vaidisova our player was nominated for 2004's rookie of the year
- I don't know if I'll win it but I'm grateful for the recognition. The buzz is that Golovin and myself are favorites.
Despite the poor start to the season Jelena hasn't changed this year's goals of climbing further in the rankings and bringing success to the "Blues".
-Next Friday I'm off to Dubai where I won my first big tournament. I hope that this city will bring a turnaroand in my career for the second time. I'd also like Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Dokic and I to make an accord with regard to Fed Cup matches and I hope we can reach the World Group. I don't know if we will achieve that I still haven't spoken with the new selector Tatjana Jacmenica but I've been in the Serbian team since I was a junior and everyone knows how much playing for the "Blues" means to me.
My "club" is Serbia-Montenegro !
Jelena's eventual transfer from Red star to Partizan kicked up a lot of dust in the local media. After more than a month of silence, the rival supporters are interested in the final outcome
- I'd rather not discuss this at this time because nothing is definite yet. My "club" before everything else is Serbia-Montenegro - explains Jelena who is currently training with Red Star experts in Belgrade.

Bероника
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:50 PM
So,she's playing in Dubai next week,right?

Ajmo Jeco!!!! Best of luck,sweetie!!!

Oneofakind0490
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:28 PM
Dubai Draw.

Lindsay Davenport (1) vs. BYE
Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Qualifier (Q)
Shinobu Asagoe vs. Conchita Martinez (WC)
Qualifier (Q) vs. Nathalie Dechy (7)

Anastasia Myskina (3) vs. BYE
Gisela Dulko vs. Qualifier (Q)
Qualifier (Q) vs. Ai Sugiyama
Magdalena Maleeva vs. Patty Schnyder (8 )

Venus Williams (5) vs. Silvia Farina Elia
Jelena Jankovic vs. Paola Suarez
Jelena Kostanic vs. Sania Mirza (WC)
BYE vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (4)

Alicia Molik (6) vs. Daniela Hantuchova
Elena Likhovtseva vs. Selima Sfar (WC)
Francesca Schiavone vs. Elena Bovina
BYE vs. Serena Williams (2)



Suarez first. Winnable match. THe Venus/Silvia. THen Kuznetsova. THe Serena or Molik. Then Davenport or Myskina. Its a tough one.

daniela86
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Good luck Jela. :hug: :hug: Suarez lost to Bartoli 1/6 1/6 last week, i think she doesn't find her best shape yet because she was injuried a long time :) Jela should win it!! Ajdeeeeee!!! :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

Oneofakind0490
Feb 28th, 2005, 05:38 PM
Jelena beat Suarez today 6-3 6-1. Se takes on Silvia Farina Elia who beat Venus. She could make it to the quarters in which will most likely face Svetlan Kuznetsova. I think she will win when she plays Silvia.

daniela86
Feb 28th, 2005, 09:09 PM
hope the poster above me is right :p :yeah: congrats to jela for this easy win!! :bigclap: :bigclap: i'm proud of her!! :kiss: she seems back on shape after that lil break :) :) obviously,this new coatch helped her :)
Let's take advantadge of Venus' upset and make QF at least Jelena!! :worship: :angel: Ajde!! :kiss:

Ty-Ty
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:08 AM
Yea! Poor Suarez though, I beleive she's been injured though. Well, I hope we can beat Farina Elia... I bet she will have much confidence coming out of that win from Venus. Come on Jelena, beat Silvia!

She got a sucky draw.

Bероника
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:28 PM
Go Jeca!!!! I hope she takes this opportunity to beat Farina and go far in the draw!!!!! I want to see her on tv as well...

Oneofakind0490
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:42 PM
Well Jelena's draw sorta opened up. Mirza just defeated Kuznetsova. If Jelena beats Silvia she will take on Mirza which can be tough.

**Jelica**
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:04 PM
Well Jelena's draw sorta opened up. Mirza just defeated Kuznetsova. If Jelena beats Silvia she will take on Mirza which can be tough.
Mirza defeated Kuznetsova?!!! Seriously?! :confused: :eek:

But anyway, a relly good win by Jeca, and hopefully this will get her back on track again :)

Oneofakind0490
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:05 PM
Yes Mirza beat Kuznetsova. Jelena seems to be having trouble serving. Only won two points on it. Its 5-0 now.

Oneofakind0490
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:05 PM
She won 4-6 7-5 6-1. She fought in that match which is really good for her. She plays Sania Mirza who is very confident. Hope she wins.

Joana
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:15 PM
:woohoo:
I almost gave up on this match. She nearly killed me with pathetic play in the first set. But somehow she managed to dig deep and fight and fight and fight and force the 3rd set. It was a no contest then. Well done, girl! :yeah:
Mirza will be tough, just because she has UNBELIVEABLE support in Dubai. I mean, if you didn't see it you wouldn't believe what that crowd is doing. Just :eek: :eek: :eek:

ezekiel
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:17 PM
Hey joana, would you mind telling me who is in your avatar?

Joana
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:37 PM
Hey joana, would you mind telling me who is in your avatar?

It's Gro Hammerseng, a Norwegian handball player. She's one of the best players in the world (and some would say the best looking one too ;) ).

Oneofakind0490
Mar 1st, 2005, 08:38 PM
Just to let you guys know, Jelena is currently at her carrer high ranking of 25. Go Jelena break into top 20.

xcrtbckhnd
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:44 PM
Good luck Jelena in your next round! I like Sania too, but I have been waiting patiently for Jelena to have a big result in 05. It sounds like Sania plays consistent baseline tennis, somewhat like Jelena. I think this one will be tough, but Jelena can do it!

Ty-Ty
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:45 PM
Egads, we beat Farina Elia! Venus AND Svetlana losing. Oh let's not waste this chance Jelena. I think we can be Mirza, even though she is a good player. I saw her match against Serena and her forehands were powerful. Hope it's a good match.

But seriously, don't waste this Jelena.

Pambrook
Mar 2nd, 2005, 09:23 AM
Well done Jelena! Great come back, beautiful girl!
Come on, you can go all the way... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Joana
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:56 PM
Guys, we forgot the most important thing: two days ago Jelena turned 20. And she got the best present: a win over Suarez!

Happy birthday, Jeca! :kiss:

Bероника
Mar 2nd, 2005, 02:43 PM
Oh really? I wasn't aware it was her birthday.Happy birthday to Jeca!!!:kiss:

Well I did not watch the entire match against Farina,but it seems she fought hard even if her game was not on.I agree with you that Sania Mirza will be a complicated opponent.She's on a roll now.But luckily Jeca will lift her level,play some consistent tennis and advance to the ssemis.When is the match being played?

I found this nice photo of Jeca on WTA SITE:

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/dubai/f_14.jpg http://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/space.gifhttp://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/photogallery_mainimage_bottom.jpg©Sony Ericsson WTA Tour
DUBAI, U.A.E.: While waiting for her match to go on court Tuesday evening, Jelena Jankovic decided to pass the time by taking a camel ride. Her match (which she won) was scheduled to be played during the player party when the camels were available and Jankovic didn't want to miss out on the opportunity.
http://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/space.gif


She seems to have so much fun :lol: ;)

Bероника
Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:28 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20050301/sge.oza69.010305194622.photo00.quicklook.default-384x329.jpg
mardi mars 1, 20h46

Jelena Jankovic of Serbia returns the ball to Silvia Farina of Italy during their WTA Dubai Women's Duty Free in Dubai 01 March 2005. Jankovic won 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.

daniela86
Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:39 PM
happy birthday sweetie :kiss: :kiss: :hug: :) :D I'm really proud of the way she fought against farina,i think this match will boost her confidence :D (finally :aparty: ) she'll need it against mirza! good luck jeco,reach your first SF of season!!
btw, her new black outfit suits her :D :D i like it! she also seems enjoying her time at dubai :p

Wiggly
Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:54 PM
Happy Birthday Jeca :)

She's so funny with the camel :lol:

Bероника
Mar 2nd, 2005, 05:21 PM
I completely agree with Daniela.I love Jelena in her black new outfit! I love the color and shows how a nice body Jelena has ;)

Oneofakind0490
Mar 2nd, 2005, 07:33 PM
Happy Belated Birthday Jelena. Good Luck tommorow against Sania.

Ty-Ty
Mar 3rd, 2005, 02:31 AM
Love the black. Love the camel, I think we should invest on one with our Duabi Singles Winner money we'll have in a few days. Happy Birthday Jelena!

Bероника
Mar 3rd, 2005, 02:18 PM
Go Jeca!!!! Beat Mirza please!!!;)

Joana
Mar 3rd, 2005, 02:59 PM
Good luck today, Jelena! Just believe in yourself, you can do it! :yeah:

Kim_Is_The_Best
Mar 3rd, 2005, 04:05 PM
In her match against Sania Mirza, Jelena won the first set 6-2 !!!
Come on Jelena !!!!!!!!!

Kim_Is_The_Best
Mar 3rd, 2005, 04:43 PM
Game set and match Jelena !!!

6-2 6-2

Next round: semi final: Serena Williams...