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-NAJ-
Jul 19th, 2010, 04:48 AM
http://www.blic.rs/Zabava/Vesti/198934/Ponosna-sam-na-Jelenine-uspehe

Diana Jankovic, sister of famous tennis player
I am proud of Jelena's success

http://www.blic.rs/data/images/2010-07-18/58837_zabdijana-foto-fonetepa_f.jpg?ver=1279471249
The young singer Dijana Jankovic debut on the recently completed festival of popular music in Vrnjacka Banja and immediately claimed victory with the song "Jaka "("Strong"). Dijana, a sister(uncle's daughter) of famous tennis player Jelena Jankovic, said to be delighted with the victory, and hopes to justify a glorious surname.


- I am very happy for the victory at the festival because i didn't expect this for the fact this is my first time in public - says Dijana, where the song "Strong"(Jaka) is her first recorded single.

http://www.blic.rs/data/images/2010-07-18/58840_zabdijana2_hs.jpg?ver=1279471317

Diana regularly monitors all the matches of her uncle's daughter

- I've always wanted to be a singer, but until now, that desire was not so clearly defined. Before this festival I had some singing experience but I only took classes from Ivana "Negative", so I consider this victory a great success - says Diana. Although her sister is one of the world's best tennis player, Diana had no ambition to deal with tennis because it was always more interested in fashion, acting and singing, but with pleasure follows Jelena matches.


- I love sports, tennis follow because Jelena and watch every match of her. I am proud of my sister, she is a wonderful person and I hope i will justify the surname I carry - emphasizes the student of management, which aims to complete the study along with the music career. His sister, known not seen as often as it is constantly Jelena tournaments abroad, but maintain contact by telephone.


- When Jelena came to Belgrade, we hear , but then it looks to spend the most time with her family and boyfriend - says Diana and discovers that she is now focused on his career, and that love can wait. Diana will be in the future to record a few songs because, thanks to wins in Vrnjacka Banja has a lot of business offers.

i can't find her song lol

-NAJ-
Jul 19th, 2010, 08:11 PM
http://www.sloveniaopen.si/en/jankovic-working-hard-having-fun-portoroz
Jankovic Working Hard, Having Fun in Portoroz

http://www.sloveniaopen.si/sites/sloveniaopen.si/files/imagecache/novica_thumbnail/news_image/AAFF4589.JPG
World no. 2 Jelena Jankovic is counting on the hard courts in Portoroz to help her get back into top form for the US Open following a three-week layoff due to a back injury.

Playing at the 2010 Banka Koper Slovenia Open will be foremost an opportunity to prepare for the next major goal for the 25-year-old Serbian - the last Grand Slam of the year in Flushing Meadows at the end of August.

"Portoroz has a great slot on the calendar, being the first tournament on hard court after Wimbledon. I'm using it as a warm-up for the US Open, with my top aim being to get back into the same form I was in before the injury in Wimbledon," said the star of this year's Banka Koper Slovenia Open.

Asked about her goals for Flushing Meadows, Jankovic said her "expectation are always high given that I've already been world no. 1". "If I play my game, the results will come."

Jankovic, who opened her Portoroz campaign with a win in the doubles playing with countrywoman Aleksandra Krunic on Monday, said she was enjoying her time at the Slovenian seaside resort.


"I've been wanting to play at this tournament for some time. Now it’s my first time, and I'm really enjoying myself," she said, adding that she was particularly happy by the fact that her family and boyfriend could be by her side.

And when she is not training hard, the Belgrade-born star has taken some relaxation time. "I was at the beach, did some shopping and went for a trip to Italy. It's never nice to come back empty-handed so I bought some bikinis and dresses, while we all got some headgear to protect ourselves from the sun."



to read full article with other quotes click here - google translate
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=sr&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sloveniaopen.si%2Fneizmerno-u%25C5%25BEivam-v-sloveniji&sl=sl&tl=en

Foon_JJ
Jul 21st, 2010, 04:17 AM
Jelena's Happy Hardcourt Return

JULY 20, 2010
PORTOROZ, Slovenia - Playing in her first tournament since Wimbledon, Jelena Jankovic made a strong start in Portoroz, winning her opener at the Banka Koper Slovenia Open against Bojana Jovanovski, 63 63.

Jankovic, the No.1 seed and heavy tournament favorite, broke early en route to taking the first set and recovered from an early break down in the second set.

"Bojana played superbly, she is young and very talented," Jankovic said. "I played as best as I could; I'm slowly getting back into shape after my injury."

The crowd was holding a banner saying 'God must love her, it's not hard to.'

"It really means a lot to me. I really appreciate all these fans. I play all over the world and whenever people cheer for me it gives me the energy to carry on." :kiss:

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/news/20100720/jelenas-happy-hardcourt-return_2256076_2097528

rucolo
Jul 21st, 2010, 12:30 PM
The crowd was holding a banner saying 'God must love her, it's not hard to.'

"It really means a lot to me. I really appreciate all these fans. I play all over the world and whenever people cheer for me it gives me the energy to carry on."


:hearts:

the banner :worship:

Though the correct words are:
"The gods must like her. It's hard not to." :rolls:

~Kiera~
Jul 21st, 2010, 11:34 PM
Slovenian interview with Jelena:

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dnevnik.si%2Fsport%2Ftenis%2F10 42375513&sl=sl&tl=en

дalex
Jul 22nd, 2010, 06:34 PM
Krunic: "Thank you, Jelena".
http://www.mondo.rs/s177329/Tenis/Krunic-_Jelena_hvala_ti.html

Only Krunic's quotes:

I'm so very pleased that Jelena gave me the opportunity to play doubles with her and I'm very thankful. For me this is a huge experience.

In the first match I was very nervous 'cos I wanted to play well and make it easier for Jelena, so all pressure wouldn't be on her. I had huge stage fright. In the quarterfinals I played much better, I was more relaxed and the atmosphere we've got here helped as well. I have Jelena's support, both on and off the court, we're hanging out together, joking, laughing...

Even when I make a mistake on the court she cheers me up saying it's no problem and that we should just keep going. I'm getting accustomed to Jelena and the tempo of other players here. I expect to play even better in semifinals. I believe that with smile, good communication and great atmosphere we have, we can even reach the final.

Daruma.
Jul 22nd, 2010, 06:36 PM
Whenever I read a good stuff on Jelena I feel :inlove:

Bruno71
Jul 22nd, 2010, 07:06 PM
Whenever I read a good stuff on Jelena I feel :inlove:

Because it's so rare? :lol:

Safe-From-Harm
Jul 23rd, 2010, 10:37 AM
Krunic: "Thank you, Jelena".
http://www.mondo.rs/s177329/Tenis/Krunic-_Jelena_hvala_ti.html

Only Krunic's quotes:

Now I want to cry.
F****ng injury!

RFS
Jul 23rd, 2010, 12:04 PM
Was she being really nice that JJ played with her, or was she pissed? What does the article say?

дalex
Jul 28th, 2010, 01:33 PM
New blog entry...
http://www.jj-jelenajankovic.com/eng/blog.php

Hello again my dear fans :)

Let me catch you up on what I've been up to. As you know I injured my back at Wimbledon. I couldn't train for 10 days, but also during that time I took a little vacation, so that was okay. I went to Venice with my family, which was a really enjoyable time.

I started training again and went to Portoroz, which is a beautiful place. My family came there too and my boyfriend was there as well, which was great. I went on a yacht and went for walks next to the sea every day. The people there were really nice. It was my first time there, and everything was so well organized, hopefully I'll go there again next year.

Unfortunately, in my second round match, I was up 61 20 and went running for a ball and twisted my ankle. I had to retire and I haven't hit since then. I'm still recovering. I came back to Serbia afterwards and have a whole team of doctors helping me get healthy as fast as possible. They have been with me for a long time so I know they are doing everything they can.

Injuries aren't welcome but that's part of the sport. I've had some really bad luck in my last two tournaments but you hope for the best and keep working hard. I am back at No.2 in the rankings now and I've been playing well, I just pray my health will be all right so I can continue to do my job the best I can.

I'm hoping to leave for San Diego in the next few days. I love it there. That's where my new house is going to be. Next year in San Diego, I'll be playing at home. It's not often you can sleep in your own bed and play a tournament at the same time! I'm really happy it has come back into our schedule.

I have to mention Aleksandra Krunic, who is just 16 years old and from Serbia. I played doubles with her in Portoroz. I'm her mentor, and playing with her was so much fun. We made it to the semifinals but because of my injury I had to withdraw from the match. She played really well though. She's a great girl with great potential. I also played another young Serbian girl in my first round match, Bojana Jovanovski. She's 18 and we played in Fed Cup this year. We also practiced together before the tournament so it was bad luck we drew each other in the first round there. She's a very nice girl too. It's great that Serbia has a lot of young, talented players coming up!

Speaking of Serbia, I have a fan club here and a lot of them came to Portoroz. I really appreciated it. They gave me a nice present, a bracelet made of white gold, with "Always With You" engraved on it. It's amazing. It's nice to know wherever you go, people are cheering for you and wishing you the best. All of my fans mean a lot to me - and they are always with me, no matter what, winning or losing, healthy or injured... I want to give you all a special thanks!

I'll talk to you all again very soon :)

JJ

-NAJ-
Jul 28th, 2010, 02:57 PM
I hope she will recover soon:rolleyes:damn injuries:tape:

nice words about fed cup friends;)

*Anja*
Jul 28th, 2010, 03:37 PM
Speaking of Serbia, I have a fan club here and a lot of them came to Portoroz. I really appreciated it. They gave me a nice present, a bracelet made of white gold, with "Always With You" engraved on it. It's amazing. It's nice to know wherever you go, people are cheering for you and wishing you the best. All of my fans mean a lot to me - and they are always with me, no matter what, winning or losing, healthy or injured... I want to give you all a special thanks!

Thanks JJ for mentioning us, your fan club! :D

Bobisa
Jul 28th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Thanks JJ for mentioning us, your fan club! :D
:bounce:

Thanks JeJa! :kiss:

Safe-From-Harm
Jul 29th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Great blog.
Recover soon JJ!

Bruno71
Aug 2nd, 2010, 05:41 AM
From Facebook:

Took an MRI today. Have not hit the last two days. Ankle still hurts a bit. Lets see how it goes.

RFS
Aug 2nd, 2010, 08:00 AM
^ Mehhh.... R2 it is then :bigcry:

дalex
Aug 2nd, 2010, 08:09 AM
What MRI? Who?

She was all "The weather is beautiful!" while getting ready to practice the other day. What happened? Maybe she saw the draw and thought an MRI is in order? :lol:

Snex
Aug 2nd, 2010, 09:34 AM
What MRI? Who?

She was all "The weather is beautiful!" while getting ready to practice the other day. What happened? Maybe she saw the draw and thought an MRI is in order? :lol:

Besides, she can combine her ancle with her p....d at any time. :rolleyes:

Marilyn Monheaux
Aug 2nd, 2010, 10:27 AM
phuck.

-NAJ-
Aug 2nd, 2010, 11:59 AM
:help:
take a rest Jelena.

but i think she will play and make that injury even worse :tape:

Brena
Aug 2nd, 2010, 12:57 PM
What MRI? Who?

She was all "The weather is beautiful!" while getting ready to practice the other day. What happened? Maybe she saw the draw and thought an MRI is in order? :lol:

Most definitely. And the ''let's see'' part refers to ''let's see how the big-boned bitches are playing. If they're crap, I might be fine after all''. :p

~Kiera~
Aug 2nd, 2010, 01:26 PM
She'll play, even if she's hurting, because she's stupid like that.

JadeFox
Aug 2nd, 2010, 01:34 PM
She'll play, even if she's hurting, because she's stupid like that.

I wish you were wrong but alas, JJ can be really idiotic at times. :(

rucolo
Aug 2nd, 2010, 03:54 PM
New blog entry...
http://www.jj-jelenajankovic.com/eng/blog.php

oh Jelena!:hearts:

Always nice to read her blog.:)

дalex
Aug 2nd, 2010, 05:45 PM
I did a nice interview with the Croatian paper Nacional. I posted the pages of the interview, hope you enjoy them!

Jelena Jankovic - tennis diva with a career in fashion :lol:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs204.snc4/38536_415359932063_174667687063_5319998_6648297_n. jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs280.snc4/40350_415360412063_174667687063_5320015_4965410_n. jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs143.ash2/40494_415360522063_174667687063_5320018_5856013_n. jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs211.snc4/38866_415360612063_174667687063_5320021_2960897_n. jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs208.snc4/38751_415360727063_174667687063_5320025_5685283_n. jpg

-NAJ-
Aug 2nd, 2010, 05:49 PM
Good interview. I lost my eyesigh because small letters.:lol:

дalex
Aug 2nd, 2010, 06:09 PM
Good interview. I lost my eyesigh because small letters.:lol:

Yeah, me too. :lol:

Very good interview. Lots of old stuff, but also some new. I'll see to translate interesting bits.

Optima
Aug 2nd, 2010, 06:15 PM
Yeah, me too. :lol:

Very good interview. Lots of old stuff, but also some new. I'll see to translate interesting bits.

Awesome :yeah:

дalex
Aug 2nd, 2010, 07:24 PM
Awesome :yeah:

Q. In 2008 when you reached #1 there was a lot of players of similar quality at the top. What made you stand out compared to others, especially Williams sisters?

JJ: It was a phenomenal year for me. In the last part of the season I really gave my best to be the year ending #1. I had already reached #1 during the season, but my goal was to end the year as #1 so one day, when I'll be a grandmother, I could say to my grandkids that I was the best player in the world that year. I dunno how, but somehow I reached the US Open final and won three consecutive tournaments playing against top players who all played there. I managed to sustain the pressure and I did a great job.

Q. And then the 2009 came and you played much worse. What happened? Was it that the success was too much to handle or was it really what you've been saying in the interviews - that you wanted to put on muscles and it slowed you down?

JJ: It's only normal that when you're the best in the world you become a pray, sort of, everyone wanted to beat me. OTOH, I wanted to be even better, so I worked really hard during the off-season. I was working harder than ever before in my career, I went to the gym to work out. Before I almost never did that 'cos I didn't really like working out. It all backfired, I started the season poorly and the whole season was like that, but I managed to end the year as #8. Being eighth in the world is not a small thing, but if you had been #1 then #8 is not a success. Maybe I was empty emotianally, and that is normal, too, in any career, but I managed to come back somehow and find my motivation again. That's how it is right now, I'm #2 in the world and I always go out on a court with a smile on my face. That's the most important thing to me. It's important to like whatever it is that you're doing. If you're sick every time you step onto the court then that's not it, no matter how much money you earn or how famous you are.

Q. This year you're once again one of the best players in the world, but currently you don't have a coach. How is it possible to be successful without a coach?

JJ: I reached third place without a coach, I only had my mom with me. She was the one travelling with me and that's just how it was. Last year when I had a coach I fell down to #9 so we stopped working together. Since I was on my own again, I wanted to find my game and be independent on the court so I could use my own head and find ways to win. It somehow turned things for the better. Maybe I'm just that kind of player who's better that way. Some players have teams of coaches working with them, I just need a good sparring parten, a guy who hits well. From time to time, when I do need a coach, I get help from Nick Bolletieri's team.

Q. Being at the top of the rankings brought you financial success but also fame and you became a member of the world's jet-set. how do you like that part of the job, that comes with success.

JJ: It's normal that popularity goes along with the success and you have to attend all these events and promotions. I like it, it kind of relaxes me. I cannot play and think tennis all day long, there are other things I like too. I love fashion and in serbia I've got a few fashion lines and we had 3 fashion shows. They were limited editions that had my initials JJ as their logo. I did it as a hobby, together with my mom. Apart from that, I'm studying economy in Belgrade and it all helps me be a better player 'cos I'm not obesessed with tennis.

Q. Last year we met in Cannes where you attended a charity event for the fight against AIDS. How did you feel among all those celebrities, were you fascinated by any of them?

JJ: To me it was all fascinating, the fact that I was surrounded with all those stars that I watched on TV. I met some of them, talked to them and when I got onto the stage I was with Donatella Versace and Sharon Stone. I don't think of myself as being a star (:spit:), I only play tennis, but these people were approaching me and telling me - we watch you on TV, we cheer for you. (:haha:)

* She's happy she signed an exclusive deal with Anta, not like Li Ning who signed lots of players including Ljubicic. (:spit:)

* Having houses in Serbia, Florida and San Diego probably means she'll not just live in one place when she ends her career. She likes Sand Diego 'cos it's peaceful and she's got friends there. House should be built by the end of this year.

* She was never pressured by her parents to play tennis. That's why she has such a great relationship with them, especially Snezana who's the best mom in the world.

* She's sympathetic with Ana because of her slump. Says it's hard assessing other people's problems, but that the life of a tennis professional is hard and that everyone expects you to win. She say it's impossible to win all the time, but people don't understand and always want to know what's going on. It'ss normal to have a crisis along the way, the most important is how you deal with it. (She didn't really answer the question which was about her relationship with Ana)

* Her goal is to win the biggest tournaments and the #1 ranking will come with it. She thinks the tennis is getting better, the competition is fiercer. Everyone can beat everyone, there are young players coming up and "we're getting older".

~Kiera~
Aug 2nd, 2010, 08:10 PM
Thanks, Alex :)

https://twitter.com/TennisReporters

In San Diego. Will find out what's bothering Jankovic. Her start pushed back til Wed.

MaBaker
Aug 2nd, 2010, 09:26 PM
* She's sympathetic with Ana because of her slump.
http://i25.tinypic.com/w9zihh.gif

Brena
Aug 2nd, 2010, 09:31 PM
http://i25.tinypic.com/w9zihh.gif

In a bid to help Ana, Jelena organised a charity event sponsored by Rogers Cup - ''The Fistpump Week''. The players are encoureged to fistpump as much as possible since for every fistpump, 100 $ will be donated to ''Keep Baby Anci in Top 100 Fund'' founded by Jelena and her mother Sneki.

Source: Reuters

дalex
Aug 2nd, 2010, 09:33 PM
Source: Reuters

:haha:

MaBaker
Aug 2nd, 2010, 09:41 PM
lol. I hope that charity event gives VIP cards.

Bobisa
Aug 2nd, 2010, 10:02 PM
:lol:

~Kiera~
Aug 2nd, 2010, 10:08 PM
In a bid to help Ana, Jelena organised a charity event sponsored by Rogers Cup - ''The Fistpump Week''. The players are encoureged to fistpump as much as possible since for every fistpump, 100 $ will be donated to ''Keep Baby Anci in Top 100 Fund'' founded by Jelena and her mother Sneki.

:haha:

~Kiera~
Aug 2nd, 2010, 10:19 PM
https://twitter.com/TennisReporters

Jankovic's injury is a slight ligament strain.

дalex
Aug 2nd, 2010, 10:20 PM
Thank god it's only SLIGHT! :woohoo:

MB.
Aug 2nd, 2010, 10:28 PM
Thank god it's only SLIGHT! :woohoo:

Are you joking or serious?

I'm not sure if this is good news, or bad news.

Bobisa
Aug 2nd, 2010, 10:29 PM
https://twitter.com/TennisReporters
Jankovic will try and play. She's been hitting, so she should be able to get on court
:)

дalex
Aug 2nd, 2010, 10:39 PM
Are you joking or serious?

I'm not sure if this is good news, or bad news.

Not sure really. :lol:

I don't care. I stopped trying to reason with Jelena. Now I'm full time delusional, only hoping for the best. :lol:

ms_nut
Aug 2nd, 2010, 10:47 PM
:confused: What's a slight ligament strain, just good enough to play, but just bad enough to complain...:rolleyes:

Sheesh, girl, either you're fit enough to play a match or not. If you're not then withdraw. :tape::help: Should I rejoice the fact that she'll be able to walk onto court...

:weirdo: Like Dalex said, why try to make reason of what she does....She's delusional and so am I (actually hoping that she'll win a GS before she turns 26)

Bruno71
Aug 2nd, 2010, 11:52 PM
AO 08, Jelena had 4 million injuries coming in and people questioned left & right if she'd play. And then she made the semis :rolleyes:

Bruno71
Aug 2nd, 2010, 11:55 PM
(She didn't really answer the question which was about her relationship with Ana).

:wavey:

JadeFox
Aug 3rd, 2010, 03:14 AM
AO 08, Jelena had 4 million injuries coming in and people questioned left & right if she'd play. And then she made the semis :rolleyes:

Oh I remember that. She spent most of the year injured and still played well. Only Jelena can pull off that craziness. :worship:

-NAJ-
Aug 3rd, 2010, 08:06 AM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dwyre-20100803,0,4599889.column
http://dailyme.com/story/2010080200003608/jankovic-game-tennis-star.html
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/aug/02/perpetual-motion-delivers-jankovic-to-la-costa/

дalex
Aug 3rd, 2010, 08:21 AM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dwyre-20100803,0,4599889.column

Ladies and gentlemen, I have to inform you that Bill Dwyre is the legend that came up with "The gods must like her. It's hard not to." :bowdown:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/aug/02/perpetual-motion-delivers-jankovic-to-la-costa/

Jelena Jankovic sat down in a white folding chair at the La Costa Resort and Spa. The chair wobbled.

“This chair is no good,” said the world’s No. 2-ranked tennis player.

She sat in another chair on Monday, testing it, shifting from side to side. No wobble.

“This chair is good,” the Serbian native decided.

:spit:

Wrekin
Aug 3rd, 2010, 08:44 AM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dwyre-20100803,0,4599889.column




She has issues, of course. This is women's tennis. They all have issues. It is not so much an athletic tour as it is a 12-month soap opera.



:lol:

Brena
Aug 3rd, 2010, 12:42 PM
^:rolls:
So well put!

~Kiera~
Aug 3rd, 2010, 02:00 PM
How could they even think about giving the Empress a wobbly chair? :speakles:

Yilongru
Aug 3rd, 2010, 02:02 PM
How could they even think about giving the Empress a wobbly chair? :speakles:

:angel:

JadeFox
Aug 3rd, 2010, 11:58 PM
How could they even think about giving the Empress a wobbly chair? :speakles:

I know right? Empresses are supposed to sit on thrones like this:

http://highergroundokc.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/852throne.jpg

-NAJ-
Aug 4th, 2010, 05:12 PM
google translate
Nacional

Jelena Jankovic - Tennis star with a fashion career

Serbian tennis player, currently second in the rankings, talks about the beginnings of tennis in Florida because of the crisis which nearly gave up a career, love of fashion and socializing with members of the world's jet-set that her experience as a star.

Tennis player Jelena Jankovic says he does not want to constantly think about tennis, and leisure deals with fashion, you are on social events in addition to studying economics at Belgrade. Prior to less than two years, then 23-year-old Jelena Jankovic became the best player in the world. It was a time when the world tennis scene showed a number of Serbian tennis players, like her, Ana Ivanovic, Novak Djokovic, Nenad Zimonjic and they have found themselves among the best in the world.

Although last year Jankovic played some weaker and fell to eighth place world rankings, played well this year, is currently the second player the world with good prospects to become the first again because it is now harder to best Serena Williams injured. Jelena Jankovic's career is a typical example of the success of players from the former Yugoslavia. With lots of talent and family support and without the right conditions for the training has become the best.

Won numerous tournaments and all their successes most grateful to the family, especially her mother Snezana which follows the travels. That was the tournament in Portoroz, where we talked with Helen. In addition to the mother, in Portoroz was with my boyfriend, Mladjan Janovic Montenegro water polo players with whom is about a year and a half.

Four years ago, when at the same time a Serbian tennis players and achieve great success, Novak Djokovic told me they are responsible for the success of your family, not a sports strategy in Serbia. Is that was the case with you?
- Yes, my parents have invested everything they had and without them I would not be here where we are now. When I started playing tennis I did not know that I will one day become a professional tennis player, but as time went on I started to show signs that I could one day become a great player. My mother Snezana in his younger days playing handball, and she and the father played tennis recreationally. Before I started playing tennis I've played the piano and went to the rhythmic gymnastics. So, as a child I was very active and I wanted to deal with sports, but I thought that I would one day be the best player in the world.

How did the introduction with coach Nick Boletjerijem up going to his tennis camp in Florida?
- In his camp in Florida came from 12 years and three months after I got a scholarship and signed a contract with the IMG agency. Frankly, I was a girl and are no longer remember all the circumstances under which I came to Florida. All I know is that they all say I'm very talented and that I had to go to America. Unlike other children dealing with sports and are extremely attending school and practicing all day, I've always been a regular student in her spare time I practiced tennis. It was because I wanted to have a backup plan in case you do not succeed as a player.

Is stay in Florida was essential for independence?
- While I was in Florida, Mom came occasionally, for a month, and then returned back to Belgrade to be with the rest of the family. It was a very difficult period for me because I, like girl, felt dumped on another planet. I did not know language, for the first time I've traveled so far, been separated from family and friends. Unlike today, as a child I was extremely introverted and shy. There were moments when I cried and wanted to return to Serbia, because I could not endure life in Florida. I loved tennis, but I wanted to be with my. But I had decided to stay because I had a goal. The parents never pushed me to the tennis, but it was my decision, I pulled the sleeve of them so I went to the tennis. Had they asked, I'd played tennis recreationally. So I'm finally in Florida remained for four years, until his 16th year. At age 15 I became the best junior in the world and has shown that there is the potential to become a successful professional tennis player.

Is it true that at the time, during the nineties, there were no real requirements for coaching tennis in Serbia and you are trained and Ana Ivanovic in the empty swimming pool?
- The conditions were difficult but the two of us trained in the various clubs. I remember when I came to Belgrade in the winter of the school holidays, stagnant at six o'clock in the morning and walked to the training, and it was so cold that my hands and the racket and balls were frozen and almost didn't bounced. The parents told me "so you do not have to practice today, it's cold, but I still went. There were no possibilities for progress, and we did not have an idol on which we can we see, we did not have anyone for advice and assistance. So I'm mentally stronger and persevered in his goal. I am a little knew what I wanted, I wanted to become a good player, but I never wanted to leave school because my education was primary. In the end we are all that effort and the work paid off.

In Serbia, at the time you had a tennis role model, but often point out that your model was Monica Seles
- Before I started to play tennis with my father I watched tennis on television and we cheered for her. I loved her fighting spirit and style of play. When I was 15 I met and i talked about that for days. We met in America when it ended her career and soon became my mentor. She helped me a little, which meant a lot to me.

At one point, when you become a professional tennis player, you want to leave tennis. What actually happened?
- It was the beginning of 2006. year, I had 20 years. I got a virus, I got sick and I played very badly. I have not trained, and when I started I felt tired and had no real enthusiasm for training. This resulted in continuous defeats at tournaments. I think I've experienced in nine tournament record of nine in the first round.
I couldn't take that, for the first time we are so going. Until then, I was constantly rising, with some losses, and I could not submit nine defeats in a row. It lasted from January to May and I wanted to stop tennis career because I am a perfectionist who wants everything to work the best.
In these moments have helped my parents, especially mom who has traveled with me and who told me that the easiest to commit and show as a loser. And then came the tournament in Rome, for which I am told that it will be my last because they do not want to play tennis. Mama told me, "Well, this tournament play relaxed, anyway it's your last."
I was anyway, a loss of more or less does not mean anything. I played against Russia's Elena Lihovtseve which was then 12th players in the world, won the first set, led 5-2 in the second and in that moment I realized that missing a few points to win. In that situation, I was half a year. And when I won I was indescribably happy.
I suddenly got the desire and motivation to play, things are slowly came to his five months later I came to 12 of the world rankings and I have declared the player of the year which is most advanced. At the same time I played in the semifinals of the U.S. Open and things started getting better. Everything is normal, all athletes have their ups and downs, it is impossible to have a perfect career in which everything goes the way you want. There have been many players of equal quality.

What you at that time set aside from other players, so you were better than others, such as the Williams sisters?
- It was a phenomenal year for me. At the end of the year I gave my best and had a great desire to wait for the end of the first world ranking list. During the year I came to first place but the goal was to finish the year as the best in the world that would one day, when I am grandmother could tell her grandchildren that I was the best in the world that year. I do not know how I did that because I played in September, the U.S. Open finals and won three tournaments in a row to the end of the year, in the competition's best players in the world that have played in these tournaments. I was able to withstand the pressure so that a job performed in the best possible way.

And then came the 2009th year in which you have played far less. What was the cause of this, the saturation of the success or the problem was in what you have mentioned in interviews, and that is that you decided to hit the muscle weight as you were terribly slow?
- It is normal that when you are the best in the world, become prey, they all wanted me to win. On the other hand, I wanted to be better than I am which is why I worked very hard in the preparatory period for 2009. year. I practiced more than ever in my career, I went to the gym and training, I've never worked in the past because I'm not a person who loves the gym.
All this has given a negative results, the whole season we were poor, but I'm at the end of 2009th she was in eighth place ranking list. Be the eighth in the world is no small thing, but if you were the best in the world then eighth place is not a success. I may be emotionally empty, which is normal because in every business there is to it, but I managed to somehow get back and find a motive.
That is now happening, other players in the world I always go out on the court with a smile on his face. That is important. It is important to love what you do. If you feel sick when you go out on the tennis court it is not that, no matter how much money you earned and how much you brought to fame.

This year, you re one of the best in the world but you do not have a coach. How is it possible to succeed without a coach?
- I came to third place rankings without a coach, with just mom. She has traveled with me and it's just so. Last year, when I was coach, I fell to ninth place and we end the cooperation. Since I went alone, I wanted to get back my game and osamostalim to the ground so I used my own head and found a way to get to victory. Somehow, things started getting better. Maybe I am the type of player where appropriate. Some players have a coach, to me it is important to have a sparring-partner, a guy who hits well. When we need a coach, helping me Boletjerija Nick team, and that is from time to time.

With the arrival of the top world ranking list and you become financially successful, but to become the celebrity, part of the world jet-set. How do you feel the life that goes along with sporting success?
- It is normal for you so much demand when you are successful in sport you do and then you go to various events and promotions. All that goes with success. I love it, it came to me as an exhaust valve. I can play tennis all day and think about it, there are other things that I like and that make me relax. I love fashion, in Serbia, I have several of their fashion line and we held three fashion shows. It was a very limited quantity that had marked JJ, my initials. I worked it as a hobby along with his mother. In addition, studying economics at Belgrade, and all that helps me to be even better as a player because then I am not burdened with a tennis player.

Last year we met in Cannes when you were a guest at the dinner as part of humanitarian action against AIDS. How did you feel among all those famous people, have you been fascinated by some of them?
- Menu was all fascinating and the fact that I was surrounded by the stars that I saw on television was like a dream. I met some of them, popričala am with them, and when I went on stage I was with Donatella Versace and Sharon Stone. I do not consider myself a star, I just play tennis, and they approached me and said, "we see you on television, rooting for you."

The fashion clothing including tennis players on the field. Quite surprising was the news that you are in early 2009. year ended contract with Reebok and signed a contract with less well-known Chinese company Anta. Why have you chosen for that company?
- At this point, I was the best in the world and how the company wanted to become famous throughout the world, then they decided to sign a contract with me. What is flattered me is the fact that they have signed a contract with any player in more. Other Chinese companies signed contracts with several players and tennis players, such as Li Ning is a company with whom Ivan Ljubicic has a signed contract. Me is a company engaged exclusively Anta and I am more than satisfied. I have very nice equipment, different from all, work together properly. In Reebok I had my JJ line, all the clothes I had worn the label, and it is now and the company Anta.

Has recently been published as at the end of completion of construction of your house in San Diego. How is it that you've decided to San Diego?

- I love San Diego, I like the climate, year-round between 20 and 25 degrees, which is great for preparing for the house after you have a tennis court. San Diego is very quiet, we have many friends there, and the house should be finished by year's end. We'll see where I will live for several years because I have a house in Serbia and in Florida. Most likely I will not live in one city.

Frequently stress the role of his mother, and it is known that the parents are tennis and often helped their children odmagali their behavior. What is the difference between your mother and other parents?
- I can not speak about other players but maybe the difference is that my parents never forced me to go to tennis but it was my wish. Mama always supported me, always believed in me, and she always gives me strength and energy. For me it is the best mom in the world. It was me and my two brothers performed in real time.

How is it that your father Veselin does not follow the tournament?
- My dad went to some tournaments but it is hard to watch my matches. I understand it, I understand that stress goes through when watching their child. Neither the mother is not easy, but it is used. You know how, it is easier to play than watch. He can not even watch my matches on television. Most often went fishing, it likes to peca especially while in Florida and when I finish the match, then waiting for someone to let him score.

In any relationship you have with Ana Ivanovic who also was the best player in the world, and then dropped and now is 63 on the world rankings?
- It's hard for me to talk about it because they can not talk about other people's problems. But they are intimate things. We all have problems that we pass, it's inevitable. It is hard to be a professional athlete, traveling around the world, to cope with the pressure at which everyone expects them to keep winning. It is impossible, and when the car went downhill, then all they ask "how is that happened". People do not understand how difficult it is to face it all. It is normal that there will be a crisis, but it is important to get out of the crisis.

And personal life suffer because of the success. You are in connection with the Montenegrin water polo player Mladjan Janovic with which is not seen as much as you wanted.
- There are periods when you do not see in two months, when, for example, travel to the tournament in Australia, or when I go to a country in which Mladjan not so easy that he comes to see me and be together. We see whenever we can and we try to bring private life with professional obligations.

I have read that you are a gourmet, even the New York Times last year published an article about your dinner with Tim embankment, co-author of the famous restaurant guides.
- I enjoy food, and my happiness of nations is not as much as I could given the amount of food you can eat. I love to try all sorts of food and as I travel around the world and then to work. Do not keep any child, while playing in a tournament I try to healthier food and take care of what you eat. When you come to Serbia, then do not hesitate, I love our local food. I love sweet, like chocolate, not of those players that year held a strict diet.

You said that you two years ago strongly wanted to be the first player of the world. Now you have the opportunity again to be first, I now feel the same desire as well as two years ago?
- Now I want to play the best they can in major tournaments. I do not think about the place on the list, now I want to win more Grand Slam tournament. But I was first in the world, and if you win a Grand Slam tournament first place will re-occur by itself. Tennis from year to year progresses, everything is harder and harder, the competition is stronger every year, anyone can each win coming young players, and we are slowly getting older.

Roookie
Aug 4th, 2010, 05:19 PM
now I want to win more Grand Slam tournament

:spit:

-NAJ-
Aug 4th, 2010, 05:22 PM
it's google translate :)

MB.
Aug 5th, 2010, 07:21 AM
:spit:

She was already the first Serbian to ever win one. Wimbledon 2007, anyone? :wavey:

-NAJ-
Aug 5th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Biljana veselinoc , tennis coach
(ex coach of Srebotnik), story
Do you think the new generation of players deserve credit as a white sport in Serbia once again among the most popular?

- Achievements Novak Djokovic, Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic, influenced by the fact that more children are engaged in tennis than before. Created a large base of potential champions from which to identify the most talent. As for working conditions, unfortunately, not much has changed.

Jelena Jankovic is playing great, in the meantime Ana Ivanovic career stagnant . How do you comment?

- No matter the whole nation expected of our players to be number one in the world, a huge success as there is a Jelena is in the top ten long time. Jelena played consistently well in some tournaments excels while playing a somewhat weaker, which is completely normal because it is simply impossible to always play the highest in top form. Ana has experienced a greater decline in the game and her form was not as she was a time when she won Roland Garros and became the first player of the world. I think that it can better and to return to the top she should choose those people with whom to work and he believes.

How are the two character different?

- Jelena and Ana are fully different. Jelena is more penetrative and open person, Ana is shy and more closed. Both are top athletes who have subordinated their lives to tennis.

дalex
Aug 5th, 2010, 05:36 PM
- Jelena and Ana are fully different. Jelena is more penetrative and open person, Ana is shy and more closed.

She obviously didn't read all those Jeja's interviews in which she says she's shy and doesn't like to be the centre of attention. :lol:

MB.
Aug 5th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Any link to the post-match presser?

дalex
Aug 6th, 2010, 12:57 PM
http://********************/sd%20d3%2010.html

Jelena Jankovic is hurt again and if the world No. 2 can’t stay healthy, or more appropriately, believe that she’s actually healthy, there’s no way she’s ever going to win a major.

Once again, the talented yet often misdirected Serbian blamed a loss on an injury in her 7-5 6-2 defeat to Alisa Kleybanova in the second round. Even the most dedicated JJ fans knows that she talks way too much about being hurt. She says that she only started lightly practicing two days ago and had little confidence that she could dig out balls.
Jankovic strained a ligament in her left ankle at a tournament in Slovenia two weeks, and never mentioned Kleybanova’s often fine play in the match, and oddly said that her ankle was hurting more when she raced out to 4-0 lead in the first set when it was cold, and not when she warmed up and she began to collapse afterward.

“I had some fear moving because I was afraid I would twist it again,” Jankovic said. “I’m not confident where I have to move side to side and play an intense match. I had a chances in the first set but then I got a little tired. I need to get in shape again.”
She sure does, physically and mentally, but from where I was sitting, she moving at least 90 percent of her ability and while she wasn’t getting enough of push on her serve (she was broken six times in the match) and Kleybanova ate her alive with her return, she was in a lot of points.

Kleybanova wasn’t completely buying it.

“She’s always a great runner and a winner against someone else isn’t always a winner against her,” said Kleybanova, who is now 3-2 against Jankovic but dropped two contests to her earlier this year. “But if I’m playing my best, my ball is fast enough to make winners against her. She was actually moving pretty well today.”

JJ is a very confident person during certain parts of the year, like when she won Indian Wells, reached the Rome final and pounded her way to the Roland Garros semis before she played a lousy match against Sam Stosur, but then doubts creep into her head and she makes bad decisions.

Playing Slovenia after she hurt her back against Vera Zvonareva and retired at Wimbledon was an insane decision, even though she felt like she needed more matches. Why? She’s been a play-aholic much of her career and there were plenty of other opportunities ahead during the summer, She should have used the time off to get completely healthy, clear her mind and prepare for a huge run on the US hardcourts, where she has had great success. Instead, she twisted her ankle and now her entire summer is at risk. What she should do is take the next two weeks off, visit Cincy and Montreal and do a couple of appearances so she doesn’t get fined, ignore a drop in the rankings and go into the US Open healthy, in shape, and with tremendous ambition in an attempt to grab the Grad Slam crown that eludes her.

Without a doubt, she has the game to do it and has the titles and career wins over elite players to back that statement up, but any time you hear Jankovic talk endlessly about injuries she’s giving herself an excuse for future losses. That’s where she is now and her mother, hitting partner and coach need to shake her out of it. There are way too many enablers around her and someone needs to give her a kick in the pants.
With that said, Kleybanova played a fine match and it's not as if the big and strong Russian has been playing lights out the last five months either. She has top 10 stuff, but this is the first time since Indian Wells that she reached a quarterfinal and it’s time for her to step up and be counted. She could be in better shape, and could play more courageously, but she can tear the cover off the ball off both wings and one day soon, she’s going to make a major impact at a Slam.

Her serve and return can also reach world-class levels, but as happy go lucky as she can be off court, on court she can fall into funks. She badly wants to make an impact in New York and said that by first beating Aravane Rezai and then Jankovic, that she got a much needed boots of confidence. Three more wins here would send her soaring.

Matt Cronin is so pressed. :lol:

As if Jelena could skip all the tournaments and show up fit and ready at a Slam. Her last name is Jankovic, not Williams. :rolleyes:

Slutiana
Aug 6th, 2010, 01:14 PM
SO pressed.

He's meant to be like the GOAT tennis writer as well but his writing is a hot mess. So many mistakes :happy: focus on that, fool.

Optima
Aug 6th, 2010, 02:00 PM
I think we all gave up on Jelena winning a major years ago, Matt. You're late.

RFS
Aug 6th, 2010, 02:04 PM
heh - y'all remember when Matt got into a bit of a war of words on here with people correcting grammar and spelling mistakes?

дalex
Aug 13th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Cincy Interviews:

After Dushevina:
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=65456
After Amanmuradova:
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=65540

~Kiera~
Aug 14th, 2010, 03:26 PM
Bethanie's blog

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/2010-08-02-bethanie-mattek-sands-blog_N.htm

At the end of last year my procrastination period of unpacking, once I was home, got a little lengthy (I was in no rush, finally!). So a couple weeks go by and I finally get to the bottom of my suitcase and, wham! … There it is. … A closed bag of dirty laundry that I forgot about! It was looking like a science experiment gone wrong with the sharp scent of Ammonia. Yikes! That bad boy went immediately to the outside garbage can. Ok, lovely image, moving on. There's always a few exceptions to the minimalist approach in packing. I will use my buddy JJ (Jelena Jankovic) as an example. This girl comes prepared for every occasion, from sky-high heels to leather biker jackets. If I could raid anyone's closet, I think it'd be hers. But even more impressive is the collection JJ's mom has with her. I ran into them at the hotel in Madrid as they were checking in and thought they were going to be having a trunk sale in their room! But momma has taste … Whether it's the new Louie bag and matching scarf or in season Jimmy Cho's, she's always in the know!OK, OK, let's get back to Montreal. Canada has always done a great job pulling off tennis tournaments. All the ones I've been at (Toronto, Quebec City, Vancouver and now here) have always been well organized and fun to play. And who is it all about? Canadian tennis princess, Alex Wozniak. Up here the fans are like "Serena who?" AWoz is the top gun. If I remember correctly from the last time I played here, she has her own official show court! Alex is a good girlfriend of mine on tour — she loves having fun, Thai food, long strolls on the beach. … Hmmm. I'm putting her out there but guys I'm pretty sure she is single, but seriously if you want to know the best Thai restaurant in any city we go? Alex is your girl. … Now I'm really in the mood for some Thai food tonight. See ya next week!

Daruma.
Aug 14th, 2010, 03:33 PM
:haha: Sneki :worship:

дalex
Aug 14th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Bethanie :inlove:

Jeca's got another mention there...

Once the Sands traveling circus gets to San Diego it's time to hit the courts. This tournament is being played at the beautiful La Costa resort in Carlsbad, not too bad a place to be stuck at for a week! Im playing doubles with my Chinese buddy Yan Zi at this event, but a few years ago I was playing with the always entertaining, Jelena Jankovic. It's at this stadium where I was able to talk her into wearing my high socks for all our matches. … Fans here are still giving us pictures of those outfits to sign. Next year, though, I'll have to ask Jelena about staying at her place for the tournament. She's currently building a 20,000 square-foot mansion a few miles away. … At that size it could be the official player hotel but, in all seriousness, Ruger should at least be able to get his own room.

Ruger is Beth's dog. :lol:

дalex
Aug 14th, 2010, 03:57 PM
I love that pic!

http://a.imageshack.us/img200/1876/jjbeth.jpg

rucolo
Aug 14th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Cincy Interviews:

After Dushevina:
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=65456
After Amanmuradova:
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=65540

Thanks for these Cincy interviews.


Q. Do you feel like you're still getting over the injury in the layoff? Does that play a role?
JELENA JANKOVIC: No, my injury is doing good. I'm healthy now in this moment. It's just a matter of getting matches and playing -- being in this kind of situations, you know, challenging myself.
Hopefully I will do better in my next tournament. That will be my last preparation tournament before the US Open, so hopefully I can do better over there.


At least Jelena is healthy.:)

Play better in Montreal, Jelena!

duhcity
Aug 14th, 2010, 07:31 PM
I feel like IMG-JJ wouldn't wear the socks. :sobbing:

~Kiera~
Aug 14th, 2010, 07:59 PM
I feel like IMG-JJ wouldn't wear the socks. :sobbing:

It's true :sobbing:

Safe-From-Harm
Aug 14th, 2010, 08:11 PM
I'm note fashion expert, but this dressing of Beth and JJ are very fun.
Hope they will make some doubles one more time, maybe dressings those socks on court.

~Kiera~
Aug 15th, 2010, 01:05 PM
http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/opencourt/archive/2010/08/14/jankovic-s-montreal-morning-video.aspx

дalex
Aug 15th, 2010, 01:44 PM
We now know what Jelena, unplugged looks like.

On the positive side,...

:spit:

Interesting shirt for the afternoon practice. :lol: Could be the theme for her USO outfit. :bowdown:

RFS
Aug 15th, 2010, 01:55 PM
with the giant tear drop thing - heh - let's see!
She seemed to be moving ok in the morning session - those runs backwards with a dicky ankle could have been problematic - so that's a good sign.

My eyes are still a bit discombobulated by the site of her ... shhh.... [/whispers] "volleying"....

~Kiera~
Aug 16th, 2010, 12:11 AM
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/tennis/top-seeded-jelena-jankovic-seeks-first-career-rogers-cup-victory-100731214.html

Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic seeks first career Rogers Cup victory

MONTREAL - Jelena Jankovic has never won a tournament in Canada, but it doesn't appear to bother the world's second-ranked player.

Still, with three of the world's top five players missing for this week's US$2 million Rogers Cup, it looks as though the top-seeded Jankovic could finally put an end to the drought.

"I made the finals here a couple of years ago, but I didn't win it," Jankovic said Sunday of her loss to Justine Henin in Toronto in 2007. "It would be nice."

But just because top-ranked Serena Williams, third-ranked Venus Williams and fifth-ranked Samantha Stosur pulled out due to injuries doesn't mean Jankovic feels the tournament will be a ceremonial coronation for her.

Not by a longshot.

The Rogers Cup field still includes 40 of the world's top 45 players, and the WTA tour is seeing more and more parity among the top-100.

"There's so many other great players," Jankovic said. "Every time I go on the court I have to try my maximum, it doesn't matter who's on the other side of the net. I think women's tennis is improving and it's getting tougher and tougher."

Though she inherited the top seed with the absence of Serena Williams, Jankovic won't call herself the favourite. The Serb has had a long history of injuries and now is no different.

"I just came back from an ankle injury so I don't really have high expectations for myself," she said. "I just want to work hard on the court and try to do the best that I can and hopefully get as many matches as possible."

That’s because Jankovic wants to be in top form for the U.S. Open coming up at the end of this month. It is the only Grand Slam where Jankovic has even reached a final, losing to Serena Williams in straight sets in 2008.

Rectifying that hole in her resume is more important right now to Jankovic than re-claiming the world No. 1 ranking that she held for four months straddling the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

"I achieved that, it was a dream come true for me," Jankovic said. "As a young girl you dream of becoming the best. But at this moment, I don't worry about rankings. I just worry about playing my tennis and working hard and improving and doing well in the big events. That is my goal. But obviously, if you do well in the big events the rankings come on their own."

Except doing well in the big events is becoming more and more difficult, not only for Jankovic but for several of the world's top women's tennis players.

Russia's Elena Dementieva, who won the Rogers Cup in Toronto last year, agrees with Jankovic when she says the absence of three top-five players will do nothing to diminish the level of play in Montreal.

"The competition is pretty tough, no matter who is here and who is not from the top five," said Dementieva, the third-highest seed left in Montreal after the last-minute withdrawal of Venus Williams on Friday. "It's going to be a tough challenge for everyone to get this title. Even in the first round you have to play at your best to get through.

"The level of the game has improved so much. I remember the times when you didn't have to be too worried about the first or second round. But now you have to be ready from the first match and you have to play at your best. Otherwise, you will be out."

While Jankovic alluded to using Montreal as a preparation for the U.S. Open, Dementieva said winning in Canada carries its own prestige and the tournament should not be viewed simply as a Grand Slam warm-up.

"I think it's a very big event, it's a title to go for," she said. "This is one of the biggest events on the tour and everyone takes it very seriously. Everyone wants to win this title."

дalex
Aug 18th, 2010, 09:40 AM
http://blogs.bettor.com/Jelena-Jankovic-crashes-out-of-Rogers-Cup-2010-a22156

Jelena Jankovic crashes out of Rogers Cup 2010

Serbian player Jelena Jankovic was knocked out by Czech Republic’s Iveta Benesova in the second round match of the Rogers Cup Women’s competition on Tuesday with a match score of 7-6 (3) and 6-3.

Jelena has only participated in a total of four matches in three championships in August after taking a two week break as a result of her ankle injury which she says has improved.

“I didn’t really play like a top five player here”, said Jankovic, who has never captured a Rogers Cup title so far in her career. “My game hasn’t been up to the mark over the last few championships”.

The United States Open tournament is the only major competition where Jelena has made her way into the final round where she eventually lost to current world number one Serena Williams in 2008.

Jankovic is however hopeful that she will find her rhythm and form prior to the start of the U.S. Open at the end of this month in New York.

“I actually wanted to participate in a couple of matches prior to the start of the US Open however sadly this didn’t happen and so I will now just try my level best to give my hundred percent and give a tough time to all my opponents on the hard courts at the Flushing Meadows”, she added.

Benesova, who is currently ranked at the 75th spot won her sixth clash in the last five days on Tuesday as a result of defeating number one seed Jelena Jankovic.

“I am feeling great at the moment as I haven’t had a very successful season so far”, said Benesova, who upgraded her this year’s singles record to 17-18. “It was required for my confidence”.

It was definitely one of the greatest victories of Benesova’s 12 year professional tennis career.

“This is surely the biggest win of my professional career, I’m really excited,” Benesova said. “It was a superb match for me.”

http://www.torontosun.com/sports/othersports/2010/08/17/15056686.html

Jankovic upset by Cup qualifier

MONTREAL — Six matches in five days were no problem for Czech qualifier Iveta Benesova, who scored the first major upset of the $2-million Rogers Cup by knocking off top-seeded Serbian Jelena Jankovic on Tuesday evening.

Benesova’s 7-6(3), 6-3 win was her third career victory over a top-10 opponent, having beaten then No. 10 Vera Zvonareva in South Carolina in 2005 and Mary Pierce, then ranked No. 5, at the 2006 Australian Open.

It was also her second career win against the 25-year-old Jankovic, who appeared lethargic following her third-round loss in Cincinnati last week.

Benesova had to play three matches just to qualify for the main draw at Uniprix Stadium.

But the 27-year-old underdog showed no signs of intimidation Tuesday, hitting accurate forehand winners and seemingly gaining energy with every point.

Jankovic, on the other hand, seemed to lose confidence in the second set after rallying from 0-3 to tie it up, only to see her opponent win the next three games.

“It’s a dream and I’m so happy,” Benesova said at centre court.

“It was almost a perfect match for me. I felt good. This is my fifth (singles) match already but it just raised my confidence. I feel healthy so I’ll see for the next match.”

Jankovic, ranked No. 3 in the world, is coming off of an ankle injury she suffered at a tournament in July. She says that she was pain-free but rusty on Tuesday.

“I wasn’t on my game, especially on the returning games,” said Jankovic, who committed four double faults against Benesova.

“I just couldn’t stay in the point for long and I made a lot of errors.

“I didn’t really feel like myself out there.”

Benesova will next play the winner of today’s match between Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan and France’s Marion Bartoli (No. 17).

-NAJ-
Aug 18th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Interview with:

JELENA JANKOVIC


JOURNALIST: Was the wind bothering you tonight?
JELENA JANKOVIC: It’s tough to say. I didn’t really play well. I wasn’t on my game, especially on the returning game. I couldn’t stay in the point long and I made a lot of errors, and I didn’t really feel like myself out there. I really don’t know... I haven’t been playing really well for the last couple of tournaments because I was coming back from the injuries. I did my best out there, but unfortunately...

Q. How would you describe your opponent’s play out there?
JELENA JANKOVIC: She played really well, she was very solid and she feels very confident because she played many matches in the qualifications and she already (knew) the courts and felt comfortable in the first match. I was a little rusty. I wasn’t on my game. Unfortunately I lost the match.

Q. How is your ankle?
JELENA JANKOVIC: I don’t have any pain anymore. I just need to work hard on the court and work on my game and work on getting better because I am not where I would like to be and my game is not there. I have a week and a half before the U.S. Open and I can prepare over there. I really wanted to play matches here and in the tournaments before but unfortunately I didn’t do that and I did not play many matches before the U.S. Open. I will try my best and hopefully I will be better. I did not feel confident out there. My game has not been at the top level for the last couple of tournaments. I have been injured... but I just have to do training and get better.

Bobisa
Aug 19th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Can someone translate this article? Very bad translation at Google translator...
http://www.stargazete.com/spor/yazar/ipek-senoglu/bir-jelena-jankovic-var-bir-de-jelena-286831.htm

Daruma.
Aug 19th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Can someone translate this article? Very bad translation at Google translator...
http://www.stargazete.com/spor/yazar/ipek-senoglu/bir-jelena-jankovic-var-bir-de-jelena-286831.htm

This article is written by İpek Şenoğlu in Turkish. Give me some minutes to translate. ;)

Bobisa
Aug 19th, 2010, 08:56 PM
This article is written by İpek Şenoğlu in Turkish. Give me some minutes to translate. ;)
OK :wavey: thanks!

дalex
Aug 19th, 2010, 09:05 PM
This is the scene I witnessed a return train ... I would just rewind the film and we talk to the manager Jelena would transfer before the match:

"Soon, 15 thousand people came to watch you're going to court. Would you please delete your tears! I know, love and now you're about to lose her. But if you forget the phone conversation, I immediately recovered. Because 45 minutes later, the courts have to look perfect. A tennis player and also as a woman! "

When one is in love with the man he wants to do something to lose, it's an aside to their rackets and arms of the man you love to run ... But he recovered himself, and is preparing for the match ...

Here is the reality of our locker room is that ... There is no press ... After a long way to come to your event you want to watch the audience the best example there is no need for a little tennis. There you are, only you, your identity away from tennis, just your name ... There is love, there are tears in that room ... Jelena Jelena'nın just as they feel they live and have ...

Locker room, most real moment of life is a professional tennis player for us ...

Jelena love and heart broken, clothes, jewelry and tennis Jelena until the perfect ...

What heartbroken? Who? When?

Daruma.
Aug 19th, 2010, 09:28 PM
I'm not that good at translating, so forgive me! ;)

A bit of light mascara, vaguely luminizer that is put on in order to look more beautiful in live broadcast, kempt hair that is prepared in 15 minutes, and the hairclips that are selected meticulously so that they can suit the dress, and the final touch that will complete all ; the jewellery...

Here comes the current world #3 female player, who enters the centre court with immensely confident manner with unbelievable audience support, Jelena Jankovic...

While the audience watch her with admiration, while the young girls discuss what they can sacrifice only to be her, Jelena does her job on court professionally like she has no other trouble in her life...

Everything seems perfect. The most of the ladies discuss the dress and the accessories and most of the men keep on "Sharapova or Jankovic?" discussion. The others watch the ball that flies from one side to another!

This is a scene I witnessed after my practice session, I go back to that moment and quote the conversation of Jelena and her manager, just before her match.

" Soon, you will be on the court that is filled with fifteen thousand people who came to watch you. Can you wipe your tears, please? I know, you are in love and you are about to lose him now. But you gotta forget about the telephone conversation and collect yourself. Because in 45 minutes, you have to look beautiful on court. Both as a player and as a lady."

The only thing she wants to do before losing the guy she is inlove with, is to leave her rackets behind, and run to the arms of him. But instead, she collects herself and gets ready for her match.

That's one of the facts of our locker room. There's no press there. There are no audiences hoping to wacth you play, or the youngsters who look up to you. There is only you, away from your player identity... There are love and tears in the locker room. There are only what Jelena had to go through as "Jelena".

The locker is the most realistic side of our lifes as tennis players...

Till the fond and heart broken Jelena becomes "the perfect Jelena" with her dresses, accessories and tennis.

Daruma.
Aug 19th, 2010, 09:34 PM
That sounds weird. :weirdo:

Bobisa
Aug 19th, 2010, 09:39 PM
thanks for translation !!!!

the article is http://www.pic4ever.com/images/20.gif


The only thing she wants to do before losing the guy she is inlove with, is to leave her rackets behind, and run to the arms of him. But instead, she collects herself and gets ready for her match.
:hug: poor JeJa!

дalex
Aug 19th, 2010, 09:39 PM
What's weird?

It seems that Jelena has been dumped by her accessory sponzorusa boyfriend, no? Don't cry Jeca, go buy some new shoes. :hug:

дalex
Aug 19th, 2010, 09:43 PM
What is the title of the article?

Daruma.
Aug 19th, 2010, 09:44 PM
What's weird?

It seems that Jelena has been dumped by her accessory sponzorusa boyfriend, no? Don't cry Jeca, go buy some new shoes. :hug:

Don't be too hard on her. :sad: We, the fans, sometimes forget that the athletes are no different than us, they all have emotions as well. Poor Jelena, I'm still mad at her for losing to Ammanmuradova and Benesova, but I can forgive her. :hug:

Daruma.
Aug 19th, 2010, 09:46 PM
What is the title of the article?

Well, that's impossible to translate. It's a reference to her name as a tennis player (Jelena Jankovic) and as a normal human being (Jelena).

дalex
Aug 19th, 2010, 09:50 PM
I already forgave her even before this article. :lol:

Ipek sounds like a nice person. She must be Jeca's fan.

-NAJ-
Aug 19th, 2010, 09:53 PM
love problems are normal. they are so far away. I hope that is a reason of her lazy game. She will be fine. That's life.

JadeFox
Aug 19th, 2010, 10:15 PM
If this is true then I'm not sad for her, I'm mad for her. She bestowed to him the honor of being her boyfriend and he just dumps her? Douchebag. :fiery:

-NAJ-
Aug 19th, 2010, 10:18 PM
she didn't said that they broke up, problems tears and joy are part of love.

Bruno71
Aug 19th, 2010, 10:21 PM
So we're thinking now that Jankovic is playing like a clipped pigeon because she's having love issues with Mladjan? :spit:

JadeFox
Aug 19th, 2010, 10:24 PM
she didn't said that they broke up, problems tears and joy are part of love.

Okay then, I'll be less crazy since every couple have their rough patches. But if he ever does break her heart... :armed:

-NAJ-
Aug 19th, 2010, 10:26 PM
love issues are always good reasons lol

JadeFox
Aug 19th, 2010, 10:26 PM
So we're thinking now that Jankovic is playing like a clipped pigeon because she's having love issues with Mladjan? :spit:

Well she lost to Shedova after finding out her grandmother died, and she didn't play all that great either when Sneki was having health problems.

While this is not the main reason why she sucks right now I think Jelena is very sensitive and would bring her personal problems on court.

дalex
Aug 19th, 2010, 10:30 PM
So we're thinking now that Jankovic is playing like a clipped pigeon because she's having love issues with Mladjan? :spit:

:rolleyes:

I got a badrep because of you today. Reetard is upset 'cos you abandon Jeca after her every loss.

ms_nut
Aug 19th, 2010, 10:53 PM
she didn't said that they broke up, problems tears and joy are part of love.

This!. The article was just trying to make it sound more dramatic.

She's been playing like this for much of the past 2 years now.

~Kiera~
Aug 19th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Thanks for the translation, JJ-Fan.

It's a nice article, but I feel kinda bad for Jelena that what appears to have been a private conversation between her and her manager has been made public.

Snex
Aug 19th, 2010, 11:47 PM
Me too. :angel:

Bruno71
Aug 20th, 2010, 12:38 AM
Well she lost to Shedova after finding out her grandmother died, and she didn't play all that great either when Sneki was having health problems.

While this is not the main reason why she sucks right now I think Jelena is very sensitive and would bring her personal problems on court.

It's almost just a little too hard to believe. But I guess I believe it. Not that it's really an excuse, but I guess it might explain something. I wonder if we'll ever find out what happened.

:rolleyes:

I got a badrep because of you today. Reetard is upset 'cos you abandon Jeca after her every loss.

Are you serious? Because he can't badrep me he badrepped you?

-NAJ-
Aug 20th, 2010, 01:24 AM
http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/18/top-earning-female-athletes-business-sportsmoney-female-athletes_slide.html?
Jelena is on Forbes top 10 list of highest paid female athletes. She is #8. Well done Jankovic

дalex
Aug 20th, 2010, 06:35 AM
Whatever it is that's keeping Jelena from playing as well as she can, I hope she sorts it out soon. Even last year she wasn't losing as many consecutive early round matches, so yeah - I believe there's something, whether it's ankle injury or lack of motivation due to personal problems or whatever.

Are you serious? Because he can't badrep me he badrepped you?

Nah. That's just my delusional interpretation of his comment in the rep. He badrepped me 'cos he wants my attention and because I keep reminding him that he's a Jankobitch. :lol: But in the rep he says something about fans threatening to abandon Jeca after each loss, so I think he was talking about you 'cos I know he reads our forum all the time... :lol:

http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/18/top-earning-female-athletes-business-sportsmoney-female-athletes_slide.html?
Jelena is on Forbes top 10 list of highest paid female athletes. She is #8. Well done Jankovic

:eek:

Bruno71
Aug 20th, 2010, 07:24 AM
Nah. That's just my delusional interpretation of his comment in the rep. He badrepped me 'cos he wants my attention and because I keep reminding him that he's a Jankobitch. :lol: But in the rep he says something about fans threatening to abandon Jeca after each loss, so I think he was talking about you 'cos I know he reads our forum all the time... :lol:

I don't think that's a delusional read at all. I think he likes to group us together into a neat little ball, as he's so obviously not evolved enough to consider us all as separate people with different attitudes. Any one of us will do to vent his puerile nonsense, but since I have rep turned off, you're the lucky Jankotard :lol:

Jajaloo
Aug 20th, 2010, 10:15 AM
http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/18/top-earning-female-athletes-business-sportsmoney-female-athletes_slide.html?
Jelena is on Forbes top 10 list of highest paid female athletes. She is #8. Well done Jankovic

HOMG :bowdown:

I still think Jelena will get a USO SF, no matter how bad she's playing at these Premier 5 events.

дalex
Aug 20th, 2010, 11:56 AM
I don't think that's a delusional read at all. I think he likes to group us together into a neat little ball, as he's so obviously not evolved enough to consider us all as separate people with different attitudes. Any one of us will do to vent his puerile nonsense, but since I have rep turned off, you're the lucky Jankotard :lol:

He's alright, it was a joke about me deluding myself (according to him) that he's a loyal Jeca fan. He's just going through a badrepping phase. Before, he was always goodrepping me. :lol:

rucolo
Aug 20th, 2010, 06:02 PM
I'm not that good at translating, so forgive me! ;)

A bit of light mascara, vaguely luminizer that is put on in order to look more beautiful in live broadcast, kempt hair that is prepared in 15 minutes, and the hairclips that are selected meticulously so that they can suit the dress, and the final touch that will complete all ; the jewellery...

Here comes the current world #3 female player, who enters the centre court with immensely confident manner with unbelievable audience support, Jelena Jankovic...

While the audience watch her with admiration, while the young girls discuss what they can sacrifice only to be her, Jelena does her job on court professionally like she has no other trouble in her life...

Everything seems perfect. The most of the ladies discuss the dress and the accessories and most of the men keep on "Sharapova or Jankovic?" discussion. The others watch the ball that flies from one side to another!

This is a scene I witnessed after my practice session, I go back to that moment and quote the conversation of Jelena and her manager, just before her match.

" Soon, you will be on the court that is filled with fifteen thousand people who came to watch you. Can you wipe your tears, please? I know, you are in love and you are about to lose him now. But you gotta forget about the telephone conversation and collect yourself. Because in 45 minutes, you have to look beautiful on court. Both as a player and as a lady."

The only thing she wants to do before losing the guy she is inlove with, is to leave her rackets behind, and run to the arms of him. But instead, she collects herself and gets ready for her match.

That's one of the facts of our locker room. There's no press there. There are no audiences hoping to wacth you play, or the youngsters who look up to you. There is only you, away from your player identity... There are love and tears in the locker room. There are only what Jelena had to go through as "Jelena".

The locker is the most realistic side of our lifes as tennis players...

Till the fond and heart broken Jelena becomes "the perfect Jelena" with her dresses, accessories and tennis.

poor Jelena :awww:

So she is still in love but Mladjan is about to dump her.

This would explain her recent form, her lack of focus and motivation on court.

No wonder she lost to Benesova then.
Probably already had problems at San Diego and Cincy.

Stay strong, Jelena!:hug:

Hope she can collect herself, focus on tennis and make a good performance at the US Open!:)

Wish I could be in the locker room.
Seems like such an interesting place.:sobbing:

Daruma.
Aug 20th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Guys, how can you make sure that what İpek witnessed happened recently? Maybe it was two or three years ago, who knows? :shrug:

дalex
Aug 20th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Guys, how can you make sure that what İpek witnessed happened recently? Maybe it was two or three years ago, who knows? :shrug:

You're right, we don't know. I just think Ipek wouldn't write about it if it was long time ago. Jelena's back to irrelevance nowadays so it makes no sense that anyone writes such article at this moment if it didn't happen recently. But yeah, who knows...

RFS
Aug 20th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Aww... :hugs:
but wasn't he with her a couple of tourney's ago - when she rolled her ankle?

-NAJ-
Aug 20th, 2010, 06:26 PM
^ yes http://www.jj-jelenajankovic.com/eng/blog.php

Mlle Bruni
Aug 20th, 2010, 06:44 PM
http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/18/top-earning-female-athletes-business-sportsmoney-female-athletes_slide.html?
Jelena is on Forbes top 10 list of highest paid female athletes. She is #8. Well done Jankovic

What a bad pic they chose! :fiery:

Potato
Aug 20th, 2010, 07:48 PM
http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/18/top-earning-female-athletes-business-sportsmoney-female-athletes_slide.html?
Jelena is on Forbes top 10 list of highest paid female athletes. She is #8. Well done Jankovic

Wow! I'm surprised she's #5 out of all these tennis players.

Bruno71
Aug 20th, 2010, 08:26 PM
He's alright, it was a joke about me deluding myself (according to him) that he's a loyal Jeca fan. He's just going through a badrepping phase. Before, he was always goodrepping me. :lol:

Reetard-liker :rolleyes:

-NAJ-
Aug 20th, 2010, 08:45 PM
Oracene Price's favorite tennis player apart from her daughters is... Jelena Jankovic

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/7269/un1.png
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8089/un2e.png

Wrekin
Aug 21st, 2010, 09:51 AM
What's weird?

It seems that Jelena has been dumped by her accessory sponzorusa boyfriend, no? Don't cry Jeca, go buy some new shoes. :hug:

You're all heart Alex :lol:

Guys, how can you make sure that what İpek witnessed happened recently? Maybe it was two or three years ago, who knows? Doing some detective work.....

The report says JJ is world #3, Jelena is #3 this week, and when was she last at #3?

Ipek is in Montreal this week, playing doubles. With a doubles rank of 74, she won't be at all of JJ's tourneys.

'The Star' is a Turkish newspaper and Ipek is a regular blogger on the sports page, almost every week. This story is dated 19 Aug, so I guess it's an up-to-date story :shrug:


Not that it's really an excuse, but I guess it might explain something.

It could have happened the day of the match. That could knock you right back.

Poor girl :(

Daruma.
Aug 21st, 2010, 09:58 AM
You're all heart Alex :lol:

Doing some detective work.....

Jelena is #3 this week, when was she last at #3?

Ipek is in Montreal this week, playing doubles. With a doubles rank of 74, she won't be at all of JJ's tourneys.

'The Star' is a Turkish newspaper and Ipek is a regular blogger on the sports page, almost every week. This story is dated 19 Aug, so I guess it's an up-to-date story :shrug:



Even if it was an old story she would have to describe her as #3 whether she was #3 or not at the time the conversation happened. :shrug: Maybe I should ask İpek when she witnessed this via Facebook? But I guess she wouldn't give no more details.

Wrekin
Aug 21st, 2010, 10:10 AM
Even if it was an old story she would have to describe her as #3 whether she was #3 or not at the time the conversation happened. :shrug: Maybe I should ask İpek when she witnessed this via Facebook? But I guess she wouldn't give no more details.

Fair point.

But as Kiera says, it's a bit mean to report on a private conversation in the locker room. I imagined the players have some kind of code about that.

However, it's a whole lot meaner to dredge up an old converstion and give the impression it's just happened, a bit unilkely really. Oh well. Time will tell.

*Anja*
Aug 21st, 2010, 10:58 AM
Oracene Price's favorite tennis player apart from her daughters is... Jelena Jankovic

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/7269/un1.png
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8089/un2e.png


GREAT choice Oracene!!! :worship:

rucolo
Aug 21st, 2010, 05:43 PM
Oracene Price's favorite tennis player apart from her daughters is... Jelena Jankovic

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/7269/un1.png

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8089/un2e.png

:hearts:

Not a huge surprise Oracene likes Jelena.:p

Serena likes Jelena too:
"We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour." :);)

~Kiera~
Aug 22nd, 2010, 12:00 PM
http://www.wtasuperfans.com/2010/08/18/fashion-matchup/

http://i38.tinypic.com/11iioav.jpg

:eek:

Daruma.
Aug 22nd, 2010, 12:12 PM
I saw it on FD, too. I still don't believe it, though. It's impossible to play tennis in that outfit. :lol:

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2010, 12:15 PM
No fcuking WAY! Although it would be totally amazing if she did. :lol:

Isn't that pic fairly old, from some Mona photoshoot?

Daruma.
Aug 22nd, 2010, 12:45 PM
Guys, on the top of that article the source says "tennisforum.com", so? :shrug: :lol:

~Kiera~
Aug 22nd, 2010, 02:00 PM
I think those sources just mean where they took the pictures from. The source for the JJ pic is tennis-in-depth.com.

Perhaps she told the WTA that she's going to wear a dress that looks like that and that's the closest thing they could find on the internet? :shrug: Or perhaps they're all smoking crack :p

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2010, 02:06 PM
Well I hope it's true 'cos that would be the most outrageous outfit since Serena's catsuit. :lol:

Daruma.
Aug 22nd, 2010, 02:07 PM
I'd die to watch her play tennis in that outfit! :hearts: But I'm sure ANTA has already prepared a dress for her, I hope it won't be too dull.

-NAJ-
Aug 22nd, 2010, 02:26 PM
Or perhaps they're all smoking crack :p

This :lol:

Bobisa
Aug 22nd, 2010, 07:31 PM
http://twitter.com/ipeksenoglu

burda Jelena bir ornek... :) tesekkurler
olay bu turnuvaya ait degil...jelena da bir ornek sadece :)
???

Daruma.
Aug 22nd, 2010, 07:37 PM
"Jelena is an example. Thank you."

"The incident doesn't belong to this tournament. Jelena is just an example."

She must be referring to Montreal by "this tournament", I guess.

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2010, 07:41 PM
"This tournament is not the case... Jelena an example only" :lol:

Try listening to "jelena" pronunciation on google translate. Love it! :spit:

So, she lost to Benesova 'cos she's an idiot? What tournament does it belong to?

MaBaker
Aug 22nd, 2010, 10:48 PM
Jelena in that pink chewbacca outfit would be amazing :inlove:

Wrekin
Aug 22nd, 2010, 10:54 PM
Jelena in that pink chewbacca outfit would be amazing :inlove:

You can only get away with wearing an outfit like that if you actually win some matches :lol:.

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2010, 11:06 PM
:sobbing: How many coco worms did JJ kill in the making of that dress? The SPCA will be after her...

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/cocoworm10a.jpg

Bruno71
Aug 23rd, 2010, 12:02 AM
:sobbing: How many coco worms did JJ kill in the making of that dress? The SPCA will be after her...

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/cocoworm10a.jpg

We love our Gay Pride Jelena :hearts:

Foon_JJ
Aug 24th, 2010, 01:08 PM
New blog
24.08.2010.

My dear fans,

I haven't written you for several weeks, because I haven't had anything special and positive to write about. As you know, I hurt my ankle in Portotoz and it took me a long time to heal physically and mentally. For some time I was afraid that the injury might renew, and therefore, the results suffered. I had great will to play on the tournaments in the USA and Canada, and to prepare for the US open by playing as many matches as possible. Unfortunately, I wasn't prepared for it, since I haven't trained as I should have! Anyway, it is all past for me right now, and I move forward.

As soon as I ended my tournament in Canada, I went to Florida to practice. The entire team of experts was beside me, trying to help me in any possible way. I worked very hard with a goal to lift my game to a higher level and to start winning again. I would like to thank everyone from the Bollettieri Academy, who helped me to prepare for the following tournaments.

I'm going to New York, the city which brings back wonderful memories to me. It is the city which never sleeps, the city full of energy. The US open is the last grand slam of the season and I would like to give my maximum and to play the best I can!
I feel great and I'm ready for the future challenges.
P.S: Thanks a lot for your supporting me, which you always do!


Great hug
Love you JJ

дalex
Aug 24th, 2010, 02:23 PM
:awww:

Good luck, Jecalina. Fight hard, play your best tennis in NYC.

Optima
Aug 24th, 2010, 05:16 PM
:inlove:

ce
Aug 24th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Jecalina is in new Scandal :sobbing:
her sister singer said Jelena hates her and that she is embarassed coz she has sexy videos :sobbing:

MaBaker
Aug 24th, 2010, 08:19 PM
^:haha: Bless her.

ce
Aug 24th, 2010, 08:28 PM
:sobbing:

Brena
Aug 24th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Which one has sexy videos? Is she referring to Knickersgate?

ce
Aug 24th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Which one has sexy videos? Is she referring to Knickersgate?

Jelenas sister od tetke :sobbing:
and she said Sneza hates her too coz of that :rolls:
btw Jelena was giving her money :spit:

Nina.
Aug 24th, 2010, 11:02 PM
Jecalina is in new Scandal :sobbing:
her sister singer said Jelena hates her and that she is embarassed coz she has sexy videos :sobbing:

Huh? What did I miss here? :eek:

lestat111
Aug 24th, 2010, 11:22 PM
Jelenas sister od tetke :sobbing:
and she said Sneza hates her too coz of that :rolls:
btw Jelena was giving her money :spit:

:happy:

-NAJ-
Aug 25th, 2010, 01:34 AM
quote from Dijana
Uncle and aunt thinks that should not do this job, they want to stop singing and that i need to continue studies so that I become a businesswoman. I'm surprised all of them appearing on the show stage and because it is not expected, they reacted strongly. Aunt told me that's wrong that i appears on that way, and discussed with my parents, but now we're all smooth and she wished me luck. Jelena has talked with her mother and agreed with all the singing career is not for me, but we have long seen or heard, and she personally did not say anything to me - she told the "Alo!"

~Kiera~
Aug 26th, 2010, 09:50 PM
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/26082010/2/tennis-jankovic-sets-rediscover-top-form-u-s-open.html

Jankovic sets out to rediscover top form for U.S. Open

Former world number one Jelena Jankovic has not lost hope that her maiden grand slam victory will come, but she will need to stay healthy and raise the level of her game to capture this year's U.S. Open.

In her buildup to Flushing Meadows, the 25-year-old Serbian world number five has not inspired hope that she will return to the U.S. Open final this year with her play on North American hardcourts falling flat in recent tournaments.

Jankovic suffered an ankle injury in July that forced her to retire from a tournament in Slovenia and has since lacked confidence, including during her opening match last week in Montreal where she was the top seed.

But after being forced to retire at Wimbledon with a back injury during a match against eventual finalist Vera Zvonareva in the fourth round, Jankovic is looking forward to the change of pace and rowdy crowds at the year's final grand slam.

"I like playing on hard courts and especially the U.S. Open, it's a grand slam and the place I'd like to do well," Jankovic, the runner-up at the 2008 U.S. Open, told Reuters. "Two years ago I was a finalist and I reached the semi-finals (in 2006). I would like to take one more step."

Jankovic has been mired in a slump since losing in the semi-finals of the French Open in June and has been unable to regain her normal foot speed and accuracy off the ground.

During the first half of 2010 Jankovic won at the Indian Wells WTA tournament in March over world number two Caroline Wozniacki, and then beat Serena and Venus Williams at the Italian Open in May before losing the final.

But she has not beaten a top 25 player since Wimbledon and has been playing below the level that helped propel her to the number one ranking in 2008.

"I twisted my ankle, and it's tough when you have something like that," said Jankovic. "It takes time for it to recover and you can't really train. But then it becomes mental, so you have to loosen up and feel confident with that ankle so you can move without thinking."

Early exits at recent tournaments has limited Jankovic's match play heading into the Aug. 30-Sept. 12 U.S. Open and she may find it tough to find her rhythm on the speedy hardcourts at Flushing Meadows.

But with number one Serena Williams out of the U.S. Open with a foot injury, two-times champion Venus not having played since Wimbledon with a knee injury and former champions Kim Clijsters and Maria Sharapova having suffered recent injuries, Jankovic feels the U.S. Open field is wide open.

"Things can be better, but things can be worse as well and I have to be satisfied with what I've done and move forward," said Jankovic.

"There are so many players who are strong that anything can happen ... we don't have that many events left so I want to finish as strong as possible. I'm praying health will be all right so I can do my best."

дalex
Aug 26th, 2010, 10:14 PM
2006=SF, 2008=F, 2010=Title? She probably worked this out with her fortune teller. :lol:

I say... just give her the trophy NOW! It's written in the stars, numbers, progressions...

Ellery
Aug 26th, 2010, 10:15 PM
Tough draw :sobbing:

Then again, what wouldn't be tough for her. :o

MB.
Aug 27th, 2010, 01:25 AM
2006=SF, 2008=F, 2010=Title? She probably worked this out with her fortune teller. :lol:


:worship:

Optima
Aug 27th, 2010, 01:56 AM
2006=SF, 2008=F, 2010=Title? She probably worked this out with her fortune teller. :lol:

I say... just give her the trophy NOW! It's written in the stars, numbers, progressions...

:worship:

Brena
Aug 27th, 2010, 10:22 AM
2006=SF, 2008=F, 2010=Title? She probably worked this out with her fortune teller. :lol:

I say... just give her the trophy NOW! It's written in the stars, numbers, progressions...

I'm so relieved now. Phew. :cheer:

-NAJ-
Aug 27th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Dijana is again in newspapers and again she talks about JJ.
She said that Jelena forgiven her, and few days ago she talked with her , soon she will see JJ

http://www.kurir-info.rs/stars/jelena-jankovic-oprostila-sestri-47491.php

OMG this girl don't have other way to show up in media other than some story about JJ:help:

Brena
Aug 27th, 2010, 01:56 PM
JJ's extended family is love. What Serbia needs is definitely another slutty singer. :worship:

EDIT: Danilo posted this in GM for the pics of this Serbian tennis player (I've never heard of) who posed for Playboy. However what I found interesting is this part of the interview:

Karolina je na samom početku trenirala sa Anom Ivanović, Jelenom Jankovićem, Novakom Đokovićem.
- I Ana i Jelena su mi drugarice. Nole takođe. Svi mi smo učili zajedno. Ana je imala sreće. Svako od njih je pokazao da vredi - kaže Karolina i ističe da joj je tenis najveća ljubav.

In the beginning, Karolina used to train alongside Ana, Jelena and Novak.
- Both Ana and Jelena are my friends. Nole as well. We all learnt tennis together. Ana was lucky. They all showed they had quality, says Karolina...

:hehehe: I know, Karolina, I know... :sobbing:

http://www.blic.rs/Zabava/Vesti/204491/Seksi-teniserka-u--Plejboju

lestat111
Aug 27th, 2010, 07:21 PM
JJ's extended family is love. What Serbia needs is definitely another slutty singer. :worship:

EDIT: Danilo posted this in GM for the pics of this Serbian tennis player (I've never heard of) who posed for Playboy. However what I found interesting is this part of the interview:



In the beginning, Karolina used to train alongside Ana, Jelena and Novak.
- Both Ana and Jelena are my friends. Nole as well. We all learnt tennis together. Ana was lucky. They all showed they had quality, says Karolina...

:hehehe: I know, Karolina, I know... :sobbing:

http://www.blic.rs/Zabava/Vesti/204491/Seksi-teniserka-u--Plejboju

who is karolina? :help:

(p.s. every time I see Lepa Brena, she lives very near me, I remember TF :lol: )

дalex
Aug 28th, 2010, 04:51 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/445053-us-open-tennis-who-could-trip-up-jelena-jankovic-the-sliding-serb

U.S. Open Tennis: Who Could Trip Up Jelena Jankovic, the Sliding Serb?

Besides finding herself out the door early and often at many tournaments during the North American hard court season, Jelena Jankovic, the No. 4 seed at the U.S. Open suffers from a tough draw heading into New York.

The summer has not been kind to the Serb with the patented slide along the baseline as she tries to change directions quickly.

Jankovic of late finds herself increasingly out of position, reaching on the hard courts as she fights to retain her balance moving forward.

25-year-old Jankovic, defensive specialist, has teetered of late dealing with an ankle injury suffered in July that caused her to withdraw from a tournament in Slovenia.

Moreover, her confidence was not bolstered by the fact that she lost her opening round match in San Diego where she entered as the No. 1 seed.

In Montreal the Serb lost to qualifier Iveta Benesova after a 1st round bye.

Because of early dismissals during the summer tournaments, Jankovic heads into the Open without the requisite amount of match play under her belt. She could overcome that deficiency by playing her way into form, assuming there are no early round land mines waiting in her path.

2010 started out well for the Serb who seemed to be regaining her lost form. Jankovic won the hard court tournament at Indian Wells in California, defeating world No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki in the finals. In Rome on clay, the Serb defeated both Williams sisters before losing in the finals to Maria Jose Martinez-Sanchez.

Jankovic lost in the semifinals of the French Open to Samantha Stosur and then retired at Wimbledon during a fourth round match to Vera Zvonareva with a back injury.

Since her retirement at Wimbledon, the Serb has not defeated a top 25 ranked player.

Jankovic seeks to get back to the level she enjoyed in 2008 as the No. 1 player in the world.

She desperately seeks to win her first major and feels that this year at U.S. Open may be her best opportunity with Serena Williams out of action and with Kim Clijsters as well as Maria Sharapova entering the tournament fighting recent injuries.

Analyzing Jelena Jankovic’s draw:

Third Round: Kaia Kanepi of Estonia should be Jankovic’s third round opponent if Jankovic gets by Simona Halep of Romania in her opening match and then probably Alica Molik of Australian in the second round. She should easily.

Kanepi, however, has been playing very well of late advancing to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and winning the tournament in Palermo. Kanepi met Jankovic at the French Open and lost to her in the round of 64. The Estonian had previously defeated Jankovic in 2009 at Dubai in the round of 16. It could be a potentially difficult match for the Serb.

Fourth Round: If she survives Kanepi, Jankovic will probably meet Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium in the fourth round. Most recently, the two played each other in Rome where Jankovic won 6-2, 6-0.

Last year Wickmayer made it to the semifinals of the U.S. Open. Therefore, most suspect that she feels right at home on this particular big stage.

But this year Wickmayer is not quite as much of a surprise as she was a year ago. Nor is she playing quite as well as she did in last year’s Open.

Recently the young Belgian traveled to Cincinnati where she made it into the quarterfinals. She lost to Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1. The next week Wickmayer lost in the second round at Rogers Cup in Canada to Agnes Szavay 6-7, 6-3, 6-4.

This past week Wickmayer lost in her first round at New Haven. Jankovic should be able to defeat Wickmayer but the young Belgian can be dangerous if she gets into a zone and plays lights out.

Quarterfinal Round: If Jankovic makes it to the quarterfinals, she would probably find herself across the net from No. 9 seed Agnieszka Radwanska or No. 7 seed Vera Zvonareva. Either player is a dangerous foe.

Jankovic has not faced Radwanska since the 2008 French Open, a match which Jankovic won, 6-3, 7-6. But Radwanska has been playing very well of late, reaching the 4th round at Wimbledon and the semifinals at Stanford, losing to Maria Sharapova.

She was the runner-up in San Diego, losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the finals 6-4, 6-7, 6-3. Radwanska lost in the third round to Sharapova in Cincinnati 6-2, 6-3. In her last tournament in Montreal, Radwanska lost to Kuznetsova 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

If the Serb meets the No. 7 seed Vera Zvonareva she will have to be playing top-notch tennis because Zvonareva is finally back to her best form in recent memory.

The Russian has won the last three matches they have played, the last two in 2010 as Zvonareva defeated Jankovic at Wimbledon and at Dubai. Their overall head to head remains tied at 6-6.

In recent play, the Russian lost to Flavia Penneta in Cincinnati in the third round 6-4, 6-3. Then Zvonareva went on to make the finals at the Rogers Cup, losing to Wozniacki 6-3, 6-2.

Semifinal Round: Jankovic’s opponent in the semifinals, should she make it that far, could be Caroline Wozniacki, the No. 1 seed. Jankovic has never lost to the young Dane with their head to head standing at 4-0. But Wozniacki has been playing lights out on the American hard courts heading into the U.S. Open.

Her opponent, however, could just as well be Maria Sharapova or Svetlana Kuznetsova, both of whom have been playing extremely well of late. Sharapova holds a 5-1 edge over Jankovic in their head to head meetings. Their most recent meeting was in Tokyo in 2009 with Jankovic retiring once again.

Sharapova won the U.S. Open in 2006 and is finally finding her way back to her previous playing levels after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Jankovic and Kuznetsova are tied at 5-5 head to head with Jankovic winning three of their last four matches. But the Russian is a streaky player and can come to life at any time. The Russian has won the U.S. Open in 2004 and knows what it takes to win it all.

Jelena Jankovic has been hard pressed to win as consistently and as often as she did in 2008 when she should have won her first slam. Now, she may never get the opportunity again. This year seems to be her best shot, but she has some huge obstacles and some great players who wish to stop her dead in her tracks.

All this talk about last chances and such is depressing...

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6625277-what-is-us-open

Favorites for This Year US Open

The tournament is open to a total of 128 top professional tennis players from all over the globe. 64 men and 64 women will compete for their consecutive titles. Famous names like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters, The Williams sisters and Jelena Jankovic will offer the top of their abilities to reach the title.

This is more like it! :hearts:

Brena
Aug 28th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Pffft. The Sliding Serb? They wish. She's gonna win that stupid NY MM event now. :ras:

Bruno71
Aug 28th, 2010, 08:51 PM
Pffft. The Sliding Serb? They wish. She's gonna win that stupid NY MM event now. :ras:

That is, assuming no one dies, her mom is in good health, and Mladjan loves her.

Brena
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:08 PM
That is, assuming no one dies, her mom is in good health, and Mladjan loves her.

I'm sure Mladjan is in good health and her mum loves her. Will it do?

JadeFox
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:41 PM
2006=SF, 2008=F, 2010=Title? She probably worked this out with her fortune teller. :lol:

I say... just give her the trophy NOW! It's written in the stars, numbers, progressions...

Destiny's Child that is JJ. :cool:

-NAJ-
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:47 PM
That is, assuming no one dies

:cuckoo: What's wrong with you:rolleyes:

Daruma.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:49 PM
:cuckoo: What's wrong with you:rolleyes:

She learnt about the suddent death of her grandma before her match. :sad: That's what he probably is talking about. :shrug:

-NAJ-
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:52 PM
But he is making jokes on the account of someone's death:help: That's not ok.

дalex
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:07 PM
Chill out, NAJ. We're all dealing with Jelena's irrelevance the best way we can. That wasn't the most sensitive post, but no need to be such Cp6uja about it. :lol:

-NAJ-
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:19 PM
If you think that's ok and normal way, continue then:shrug:,

дalex
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Nothing against you, but I just don't think there's a need for such arguments here. There's reputation system, private messages, ignore option...

-NAJ-
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:34 PM
I don't want to put nobody from JJ's forum on ignore etc but some jokes here(News and Articles Thread) are stupid for my taste and i have right to write about that here.

дalex
Aug 28th, 2010, 11:00 PM
Of course you have the right, but the way you did it is pointless and kinda rude, IMO. There's no need to ask people whether there's something wrong with them. Of course there is. They're Jelena fans. :lol:

-NAJ-
Aug 29th, 2010, 08:09 AM
http://www.kurir-info.rs/stars/karolina-jovanovic-noletu-ne-bih-oprostila-47749.php
http://www.kurir-info.rs/static/imgs/article_thumbs/632x474/uploads/2010-08/16950.jpg
Player Karolina Jovanovic (22) posed for the September edition of Playboy men's magazine. Golišava beauty from Nis is currently the 711th in the rankings and now has won 18 titles in doubles and three singles. At one time it reached the 404th places, but her tendon injury on his leg drifted away from the field.

Attractive blonde believes her hot photos of this help to find much needed sponsors, and in conversation with Courier reveals what men likes, and admits she would be in connection with Novak Djokovic ...

Where does the desire to fotografišeš goals?
- My mom is the main culprit as I took pictures for Playboy. I have nothing to be ashamed and I do not be a problem to take off. I see these photographs as art.

Do you have silicone?
- Everone ask me that! breasts are my, natural. I have been the sport and we would not have ever thought to put silicone.

When you started to play white sport?
- From my fourth year I'm playing tennis. With six years I played the first tournament in Belgrade, and then I started to play in Europe. With fourteen and sixteen years I was a champion, and I played for the national team, with its nine years, along with Jelena Jankovic.

What is Jelena like?
- Excellent! My friends who played for the national team when I had a knee injury were in the company of Ana Ivanovic and Jelena. They say, Jankovic was fantastic. Excellent they spend. I played with them at the table. Jeca is same as she was before.

And Ana Ivanovic?
- When we are associated, she was extra. However, some friends from the team told me that she has changed a lot, but I do not want to entering into it. If it is true that we are told, it's a little too much, but I will not comment on anything. Her thing.

What do you think about Novak Djokovic?
- Nole know from his twelfth year. We were some time together in America. With us, they were then Jelena and Ana. I remember that we were inseparable, especially Jankovic and Ivanovic.

If you do not have a boyfriend, with whom our tennis player would be able to party?
- Nole and Tipsarevic are the best. They are just my type

Bruno71
Aug 29th, 2010, 08:28 AM
But he is making jokes on the account of someone's death:help: That's not ok.

Let's not get carried away. It's not even a joke, if you really think about it.

Bobisa
Aug 29th, 2010, 09:05 AM
Karolina :inlove: They say, Jankovic was fantastic. Excellent they spend. I played with them at the table. Jeca is same as she was before. :cheer:

Optima
Aug 29th, 2010, 09:21 AM
OMFG boobs. :help:

Safe-From-Harm
Aug 29th, 2010, 10:17 AM
Karolina is now my second fave tennis player.
She is open in every way, she speaks smart and has great equipment to play with it.

Bobisa
Aug 29th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Karolina is now my second fave tennis player.
She is open in every way, she speaks smart and has great equipment to play with it.

:worship:

Safe-From-Harm
Aug 29th, 2010, 10:52 AM
:worship:

Yes:drool:

ChriS.
Aug 30th, 2010, 12:09 AM
http://www.kurir-info.rs/stars/karolina-jovanovic-noletu-ne-bih-oprostila-47749.phpNice pics. The way JJ is going maybe she should start thinking of following her example?

MaBaker
Aug 30th, 2010, 06:13 AM
OMFG boobs. :help:
:haha:

Brena
Aug 30th, 2010, 11:16 AM
Nice pics. The way JJ is going maybe she should start thinking of following her example?

Don't give her ideas! She won't pose for Playboy, she'll have her own reality show!

Nina.
Aug 30th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Don't give her ideas! She won't pose for Playboy, she'll have her own reality show!

Epic :hearts: I would so watch it even if it was just in Serbian and I wouldn't understand a word.

Foon_JJ
Aug 30th, 2010, 06:32 PM
from JJ's facebook:
Had a good hit this morning, just finished lunch and will have another practice this afternoon. HOT here in NY today!

Foon_JJ
Aug 31st, 2010, 01:56 PM
Getting ready for my match today. First match on Ashe. Love playing on Ashe....great feeling around the court.

дalex
Sep 1st, 2010, 08:22 AM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2010-08-31/201008311283284305511.html

An interview with:

JELENA JANKOVIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. What happened out there today?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Um, it was a tough match. It was, you know, my first match here. For me, those first matches are always the toughest. It was really hot and windy. My opponent played really well. She was putting a lot of balls in the court. She didn't really make many mistakes, and I really had to work for every point. But I wasn't, you know, playing my best tennis. I was just, you know, trying to find my rhythm out there and trying to do my best to get through. I'm happy that I was able to get through this match. It was a really tough one for me

Q. It didn't look like you had a lot of enthusiasm. Was it difficult to keep grinding?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Yeah. I just said to myself, you know, There are days when you're not going to be feeling the ball, you're not going to be moving your feet. In those days, you just really have to fight and really have to try your best and give your maximum and try to get through these kind of matches. If you are able to do that, then it gives you a lot more confidence for the next round.

Q. But what about the confidence coming in here? It's been such a great summer.

JELENA JANKOVIC: Yeah, I got injured. I twisted my ankle, and I was completely unprepared. I wasn't able to train. I was moving really badly. But that's the past now, and now I'm healthy. I'm just looking to build on my confidence. I've been training pretty hard the last two weeks or so. I hope that I can transfer, you know, what I have worked on the practice courts, that I can transfer to the matches.

Q. What was the heat like?

JELENA JANKOVIC: It was pretty hot out there. But, you know, the conditions are the same for me as for my -- and for my opponent. So like I said, the conditions were, you know, tough. But I didn't really -- I didn't want to think about that. I just wanted to focus as much as I could on the match and play each point one point at a time. Luckily, I was able to win today.
Q. How hot was it, and how did the heat compare with other hot matches?

JELENA JANKOVIC: It was pretty hot. I don't really know exactly how many degrees, but obviously, you know, it's not easy to play in these kind of conditions. But all you have to do -- you have to just try your best.
Q. You've played in all the big stadiums around the world. Is the wind in Ashe the windiest, or where do you rank it?

JELENA JANKOVIC: It's kind of you know, it's kind of swirling. You know, from one side the ball kind of flies, and then on the other side it just -- you know, your balls go short and it's tough. But it also kind of changes directions at times. So it's really important to move your feet and to really, you know, really be focused on the balls so that -- because I made a lot of errors today. I just, you know, there was some bad mistakes that I made, but, you know, I just tried to move on and stay positive and just, you know, play, you know, the best that I could on these kind of conditions.
Q. What are your thoughts about your next opponent and what she's done with her career since she was a young player?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Who am I playing?
Q. Mirjana.

JELENA JANKOVIC: Mirjana Lucic? You know, I didn't really look far in the draw. Um, I know her. We speak a lot in the locker rooms, and she's a nice girl. You know, I look forward to playing against her. I just want to play my tennis. But as far as for her things, I don't really get involved and I don't really know so much. It's, you know, personal things, so I don't, you know, get involved, because I don't really know, you know, much about her personal, you know, life
Q. Are you familiar though with her determination to overcome injuries and the types of injuries she's had?

JELENA JANKOVIC: No. All I know is that she's been doing well the last couple of months and she's playing well. She's came back on the tour and she's trying her best to get better. That's, you know, what I know. I think that's great for her.

Q. Do you remember her at Wimbledon in '99.

JELENA JANKOVIC: I don't know. Was I playing at that time? I don't know. When did I become pro?

Q. Do you remember anything about it, if you weren't?
JELENA JANKOVIC: To be honest, I know that she made semifinals, but I don't think I watched it.

Q. Do you come into this tournament this year or any of the Slams this year with the same outlook that you've had, say, for the last four or five years, yes, I can still win of one of these things?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Yes, I believe I can do it. It's just a matter of believing in myself and having the confidence, and, as well, doing the right things on the court. Because I really want to, you know, kind of get my tennis to another level. I know I can do that, because if I'm able to do it in the practice, I have to do it in the matches, as well. So my goal for the next match will be to, you know, go after my shots, play with more confidence. Today I was a little bit nervous, which is normal. I haven't played many matches on hard courts. It was my first match here at the Open, so I just was a bit nervous. Hopefully in the next match I will be better.

Foon_JJ
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:37 AM
Q. Do you remember her at Wimbledon in '99.
JELENA JANKOVIC: I don't know. Was I playing at that time? I don't know. When did I become pro?

Hahahaha

Jajaloo
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:38 AM
Q. Do you remember her at Wimbledon in '99.
JELENA JANKOVIC: I don't know. Was I playing at that time? I don't know. When did I become pro?

Hahahaha



OMG JJ :haha: :lol: :worship:

Caralenko
Sep 1st, 2010, 11:10 AM
Q. Do you remember her at Wimbledon in '99.
JELENA JANKOVIC: I don't know. Was I playing at that time? I don't know. When did I become pro?

Hahahaha

:inlove: This beats "Is that Gajdosova?"

-NAJ-
Sep 3rd, 2010, 02:33 AM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2010-09-02/201009021283468802973.html

An Interview With: Jelena Jankovic
Thursday, September 2, 2010
An interview with:

JELENA JANKOVIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions.

Q. You've had two really good fights. You've come through both. Do you look at matches like this as they can help you get stronger or would you rather get in and out?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Well, yeah, it's tough to say. I'm just glad I was able to get through, and it was another tough match for me today. I had a really tough opponent. She played really well and she was hitting those balls really hard. Really gave me a hard time. So either way, I'm just happy that I was able to win. That's the most important thing. You know, I give myself another chance.

Q. Are you satisfied with your level or do you have to pick it up?

JELENA JANKOVIC: I have to pick it up. I would like to, with every match, keep improving and picking up the level of my tennis. And I'm working on it. You know, it's a step forward from the first round. I think I played much better than in the first round, so I'm happy with that.

Q. Not the first time you've had to dig yourself out here early, huh?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Yes, I had many matches in the past where you're down and your opponent plays really well. Sometimes, you know, the conditions are really tough, it's windy, it's hot out there. You just have to give your best, fight for every point and stay positive, just try to get yourself through.

Q. What is your enjoyment level out there? In the first match, didn't seem like there was a lot of joy. Are you having fun?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Sometimes it's tough to enjoy when it's hot out there, your opponent is playing so well. But still at the time, you know, at certain times of the match I was able to stay positive and I was able to smile at times. You know, I think when I do that, I think I play better and I play more relaxed. You know, I wish I can be more kind of happy out there and kind of with an even more positive attitude. But I'm working on it. Especially when it's a tough match, things are not sometimes going the way you want them to, you have to try your best. But the most important thing is to be able to win.

Q. The top seed here, Wozniacki, she's never won a major before. You've tried yourself to be a top seed without a major under your belt. What is it like to be a top seed with those expectations not having won a slam?

JELENA JANKOVIC: What does that matter?

Q. I don't know. You tell me.

JELENA JANKOVIC: Well, I'm just here to play, and I'm really give my best. You know, I always believe in myself. I would like to win a Grand Slam. You know, there is no difference if you won a Grand Slam or you didn't win a Grand Slam. You're here to play. It's just the beginning of the tournament. So you have many more rounds to play and anything can happen.

Q. What did you think of her level of play? Were you surprised by the quality of play from her?

JELENA JANKOVIC: She played really well. I knew that she hits the ball so hard. But she really gave me a hard time out there. She really kept hitting those balls. At times when they were going in, it was really difficult for me. I just tried to pick those balls up, you know, tried to stay down and hold my ground as much as I could. It was difficult time for me out there, to be honest. But I was just able to, you know, stay strong, especially that third set, and finish the match in my favor. So I'm pleased with that.

Q. We, in the media, are always judging the performances of all the players. Let's switch that around. What kind of job do you think the media does? Do you think we do a great, fabulous job telling your story or do we piss you off? What do you think?

JELENA JANKOVIC: You piss me off (laughter). I think you guys do a great job, you know, sharing the stories, you know, what we have to say, what we have done, different kind of things, interesting things. And I believe that you're always looking for some interesting stories to write. You're not looking for boring stuff. You're always trying to get some things that you can write that are going to sell the papers.

Q. Do you think you do a good job in supplying us with the stories?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Who, me?

Q. Yes.

JELENA JANKOVIC: You tell me if I do a good job giving you stories (laughter).

Q. Tell us more about your house in San Diego.

JELENA JANKOVIC: I'm here to play (laughter). I'm at the US Open. We're in New York. I'm just excited to be here. I'm really not thinking in this moment about any other things except playing my matches and really giving my best.

Q. (Question regarding Ana Ivanovic.)

JELENA JANKOVIC: It's great for Serbian tennis. I'm happy she's doing well. I hope we can continue like this. It's been quite a while since we've all been quite far in the tournament. I think it's been two years. There were times when there were three of us in the semifinals, finals. It would be good so that we can go into tournaments and do really good again.

Q. Did you watch Janko's match?

JELENA JANKOVIC: I thought he played really well. It was an amazing match. Really, congratulations to him. He was just really on his game last night. He was really impressive. Really happy for him that he was able to win. It was a really good win for him. Is not easy playing Andy Roddick here on a night match, American crowd. It was really tough. But I think Janko handled it very well. He did a great job, so congrats to him.

Q. How much do you know about his game?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Can I please talk about myself? We go to ATP tennis, San Diego house. Guys, I'm tired. I just played a three hour match.

Q. A couple of wins into a slam, is it tempting for you to look deeper into your quarter to see what potentially could be waiting for you?

JELENA JANKOVIC: To be honest, I'm just looking, you know, my next round. I'm not really looking too far ahead. I just want to go one match at a time and focus on what I have to do. Tomorrow I have a day off, so I will work on my game, try to clean up some things in my game and try to play a better match the next day, Sunday. That is my goal. I hope to be lifting my game, to keep improving every time. That is what I strive to do. Hopefully I will be able to do that.

Foon_JJ
Sep 3rd, 2010, 03:05 AM
Q. How much do you know about his game?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Can I please talk about myself? We go to ATP tennis, San Diego house. Guys, I'm tired. I just played a three hour match.

QUEEN LOL Hahahahahahaha

Hashim.
Sep 3rd, 2010, 03:19 AM
:rolls: That is a gem. ^

ivanban
Sep 3rd, 2010, 10:58 AM
What kind of ridiculous question is this?!

Q. You've played in all the big stadiums around the world. Is the wind in Ashe the windiest, or where do you rank it?


:smash:

~Kiera~
Sep 3rd, 2010, 03:35 PM
http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/warming_up_cLsKFEYIuPMxEMFZrbspIO

Jelena Jankovic takes on Stuart Weitzman in pingpong

Jelena Jankovic took a break after winning her US Open match Tuesday to play pingpong with Stuart Weitzman at his New York showroom. The fashion mogul, an avid pingpong player and tennis fan, invited her to hit with him before their big match to take place at his Madison Avenue store for Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 10. The money raised from sales that evening will go to Ovarian Cancer Research.


http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/courting-jankovic-karls-take-on-hogan-gilts-unbelievably-good-prices-3235333?justin=3235333#/article/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/courting-jankovic-karls-take-on-hogan-gilts-unbelievably-good-prices-3235333?page=2

Courting Jankovic...

COURTING JANKOVIC: The U.S. Open’s number-two seed, Jelena Jankovic, cooled her heels Wednesday in Stuart Weitzman’s Madison Avenue store in New York. The Serbian-born ace tried on multiple pairs of shoes before deciding on lace-up ankle boots, a freebie from the designer for returning to the boutique on Fashion’s Night Out to challenge him to a charity Ping-Pong game. Teetering in 6-inch heels, she immediately recognized the occupational hazard. “These are too risky for a tennis player,” she said.

Her hours of outdoor training were evident from the serious tan lines caused by athletic socks, but Weitzman was more fixated on her generosity. “It’s really wonderful how athletes today are so willing to give their time to charity. Jelena just did an event with Derek Jeter in Florida,” he said. “Of course, a girl can’t resist a free pair of shoes. She is like a kid in a candy store.”

The 25-year-old, who wore a colorful printed Roberto Cavalli dress and toted a Gucci bag, only competes in the Chinese brand Anta and she launched a line of children’s clothing in China earlier this year. Her mother, Snezana, actually worked in design for a Serbian fashion designer. “When I finished school, I couldn’t find a job so I went into fashion. I was an economist,” the elder Jankovic said.

ce
Sep 3rd, 2010, 03:38 PM
JELENA JANKOVIC: Can I please talk about myself?
:inlove: :rolls:

-NAJ-
Sep 3rd, 2010, 03:43 PM
to play pingpong with Stuart Weitzman
:lol: we need video !!!

The U.S. Open’s number-two seed, Jelena Jankovic

дalex
Sep 3rd, 2010, 03:50 PM
“It’s really wonderful how athletes today are so willing to give their time to charity. Jelena just did an event with Derek Jeter in Florida,” he said. “Of course, a girl can’t resist a free pair of shoes. She is like a kid in a candy store.”

Jelena would do anything for free shoes, especially if they're Stuart Weitzman. :lol:

She's back! She must win them all now!

-NAJ-
Sep 3rd, 2010, 03:56 PM
1st time to hear that name Stuart Weitzman:sobbing: Is he good designer ?

Mlle Bruni
Sep 3rd, 2010, 04:15 PM
Jelena in WWD = my dream come true

дalex
Sep 3rd, 2010, 05:30 PM
1st time to hear that name Stuart Weitzman:sobbing: Is he good designer ?

The first time I heard about him was when I was trying to google Jelena's Canada party shoes. His shoes are everywhere on the google, so I guess he's famous shoe designer. And Jelena probably wouldn't have played pingpong with him if he wasn't. :lol:

Bruno71
Sep 3rd, 2010, 06:40 PM
number-two seed? :angel:

-NAJ-
Sep 4th, 2010, 08:16 PM
She don't care too much about this loss:help:

+video on usopen web site

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2010-09-04/201009041283625772276.html

An Interview With: Jelena Jankovic
Saturday, September 4, 2010
An interview with:

JELENA JANKOVIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. How bad was the wind and how did you try to manage playing into the wind when you were against the wind?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Oh, the wind was really tough. The conditions were really, really tough, you know, to play. I had a really hard time, you know, hitting the balls. You know, obviously they were going all over the place. The wind was really strong, and she handled these kind of conditions a lot better than I did. You know, that was the case today. It was really tough to play tennis, because, I mean, it's tough to serve, tough to hit the balls. The balls move all over the place, and I had a really hard time over there. Unfortunately, I lost.

Q. How close to unplayable was it?

JELENA JANKOVIC: I don't know, but it's, you know, to be honest, you can't you know, I had a hard time serving. You toss the ball, and it was all over the place. And then you hit the ball one direction, it goes another. You're just getting ready to hit the ball and just moves away from you. So it was really hard out there. But like I said, she handled the wind a lot better than I did. She was the better player today. Congrats to her.

Q. Seems like we always talk about conditions when we talk about the US Open. Is there anything that you think could be done to change things, or is it just the nature of this tournament?

JELENA JANKOVIC: I don't know. But, you know, I think on Arthur Ashe Stadium the wind is really strong, and you really feel the wind a lot. For me, you know, I don't know how it is for the other players, but it's very hard when the wind is like this. When it's strong, it's very hard to play the game. You know, sometimes you need as well a little bit of luck in there and really try your best to make, you know, as many balls as you can in the court. Unfortunately, I couldn't do that today.

Q. Coming into this tournament, the women's field just seems so wide open obviously with Serena not being here. When you took a look at your draw, did you say, Okay, this is my chance? I know you've been a finalist, but this is my chance to do this this year.

JELENA JANKOVIC: To be honest, I didn't really look too far in the draw. I just wanted to play one match at a time. And especially because I haven't played many matches on hardcourt after Wimbledon, I just wanted to win one match at a time, and then little by little gain my confidence. But, you know, today it was really difficult to play, and just, you know, I didn't have a chance, you know, to play good tennis in these kind of conditions. Unfortunately I'm out of the tournament.

Q. It was your ankle that's been bothering you?

JELENA JANKOVIC: No, my ankle is not bothering me anymore. I feel good. Just that I still have to improve on my movement. I'm still not moving, you know, as fast as I can move, but I'm working on it. I'll just continue to work hard.

Q. When there is so much wind, it's more a matter of mental because you get frustrated and nervous, or is it technical also issue?

JELENA JANKOVIC: I think it's both. You get frustrated with the wind because you want to hit balls, you know, in certain direction, and they go, you know, everywhere except where you want them to go. And then as well it's physical because you have to move your feet a lot more. You have to be alert. You have to really focus, because the ball is moving, you know, everywhere, and, you know, you're just about to hit it and it goes, you know, away from you. It's difficult. Like I said, you know, I think my opponent handled the wind a lot better, and she made a lot more balls than I did in the court.

Daruma.
Sep 4th, 2010, 08:18 PM
:o She is waiting for the perfect conditions to win a slam. She'll never get that. :shrug:

Mlle Bruni
Sep 4th, 2010, 09:38 PM
^ There should be a fifth slam, an indoor one, where Empress reigns.

Bruno71
Sep 4th, 2010, 10:55 PM
:o She is waiting for the perfect conditions to win a slam. She'll never get that. :shrug:

She's not waiting to win a slam. She won't win a slam, we all know that by now (and she's probably known that all along). So she may as well focus on what she can accomplish, which is possibly beating players like Kanepi when it's not windy.

Bruno71
Sep 5th, 2010, 12:40 AM
Love how the Wall Street Journal associates with biased "bloggers"

http://blogs.wsj.com/dailyfix/2010/09/04/jankovic-again-points-finger-away-from-herself-after-loss/

Jankovic Points Finger at the Wind

By Tom Perrotta

There’s always something wrong in Jelena Jankovic’s world. She’s complained about playing on an outer court rather than center stage (at Wimbledon). She’s had words with umpires over Hawk-Eye (at the U.S. Open). She’s had injuries, illnesses and once even said that she had trained too hard, which caused fatigue. Saturday afternoon, it was the wind.
http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-JV753_0904ja_D_20100904145613.jpgAssociated PressJelena Jankovic blamed the wind for her latest loss.
Jankovic, the No. 4 seed at the U.S. Open, lost in straight sets to Kaia Kanepi, 6-2, 7-6 (1). Jankovic groused and chided herself, and looked forlorn as her shots went long, wide and short. She made 41 errors in all and couldn’t track the ball after it bounced in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“I had a hard time serving,” she said. “You toss the ball, and it was all over the place. And then you hit the ball one direction, it goes another. You’re just getting ready to hit the ball and it just moves away from you.”
Something else has escaped Jankovic’s grasp: opportunity. She held the No. 1 ranking at one time, and two years ago pushed Serena Williams in a compelling U.S. Open final. She has a beautiful backhand and fast feet. For all that, there’s a sense that she peaked a few years ago, and that she’ll never win a Grand Slam tournament. There are too many flaws — her serve, her forehand, her concentration — for her to hide.
A loss by the No. 4 seed to the No. 31 seed would be news at the U.S. Open. Not with Jankovic. She played little this summer and struggled with an ankle injury. More than that, though, she has too many worries, and too few weapons. Especially in the wind.


I think Tom Perotta is actually a Baby Anci fan gone wild :lol:

Brena
Sep 5th, 2010, 02:03 AM
Love how the Wall Street Journal associates with biased "bloggers"

http://blogs.wsj.com/dailyfix/2010/09/04/jankovic-again-points-finger-away-from-herself-after-loss/



I think Tom Perotta is actually a Baby Anci fan gone wild :lol:

Oh well, she's whiney, spoilt, tennis-stupid, past-her-prime, but at least she's not baby Anci and that is sometimes enough. JJlena, I forgive you for fooling me into beliveing that you'll ever win anything. :hug:

Bruno71
Sep 5th, 2010, 02:28 AM
Oh well, she's whiney, spoilt, tennis-stupid, past-her-prime, but at least she's not baby Anci and that is sometimes enough. JJlena, I forgive you for fooling me into beliveing that you'll ever win anything. :hug:

He could've said she wouldn't win a slam, I wouldn't have argued that if he backed it up. But no weapons? She has one of the best backhands in the game. Perrotta, bitch please! Our girl is a non-slam hack WITH WEAPONS!!!!111

Brena
Sep 5th, 2010, 12:47 PM
He could've said she wouldn't win a slam, I wouldn't have argued that if he backed it up. But no weapons? She has one of the best backhands in the game. Perrotta, bitch please! Our girl is a non-slam hack WITH WEAPONS!!!!111

Oh.. I didn't even read the article. :lol: I don't need some retard to tell me what kind of player JJ's like. Only her fans can hate on her. Others must die if they try. Watch out Perrotta.

JadeFox
Sep 5th, 2010, 01:02 PM
He could've said she wouldn't win a slam, I wouldn't have argued that if he backed it up. But no weapons? She has one of the best backhands in the game. Perrotta, bitch please! Our girl is a non-slam hack WITH WEAPONS!!!!111

Amen! If he thinks JJ's current play is at her best then he has not been paying attention for the past three years! :fiery:

~Kiera~
Sep 5th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Oh well, she's whiney, spoilt, tennis-stupid, past-her-prime, but at least she's not baby Anci and that is sometimes enough.

:lol:

jeca
Sep 5th, 2010, 05:21 PM
http://bit.ly/9clHzl
Nick's talking about Jeca loss

terjw
Sep 5th, 2010, 05:37 PM
http://bit.ly/9clHzl
Nick's talking about Jeca loss

Doesn't need a coach just a hitting partner. Sneki's a problem bcause she's negative and thinks the world's against them. Doesn't think Jelena is aggresive enough. Hmm. I think he gave pretty good reason why she desperately does need a good coach.

дalex
Sep 5th, 2010, 05:42 PM
Please, had she been just keeping the ball in play in those conditions, she would have won that match. Don't listen to anyone Jeca. Just go out, play and fight hard for every point. That's it!

edit. And yeah, stop whining when things go bad! In the end it's only your fault when things are not going well.

Brena
Sep 5th, 2010, 05:43 PM
Please, had she been just keeping the ball in play in those conditions, she would have won that match. Don't listen to anyone Jeca. Just go out, play and fight hard for every point. That's it!

And sack Sneki. Hire her just for your fashion shows. Use a proper coach instead.
Seriously - I think Snaki might be the problem indeed. I've always thought she's the one who spoilt Jelena and who supports het tendency to whine and blame her failures on everyone and everything else. But I don't think that can be helped anymore, it's too late.

дalex
Sep 5th, 2010, 05:57 PM
I don't think she desperately needs a coach as I agree with Nick that she's too dependent on just about everyone. They need to tell her things, motivate her and, most importantly, she can blame them when she loses.

She needs to start being self-motivated, goal-motivated again, and use her emotions to fight on the court. And they all need to just let her be, let her be responsible for her game with or without a coach. No one can play instead of her. Grow the fuck up, Jelena!

And I kinda want Wozniacki to win the Open, 'cos after a journeywoman (Fransexa) won a Slam, and if a poor man's Jelena (Caro) can do it, then maybe Jelena will finally realise she can do it too if she just tries harder. And if she doesn't succeed then at least she will have know she REALLY tried her best.

Brena
Sep 5th, 2010, 06:13 PM
She needs to start being self-motivated, goal-motivated again, and use her emotions to fight on the court. And they all need to just let her be, let her be responsible for her game with or without a coach. No one can play instead of her. Grow the fuck up, Jelena!

I agree 100% but I don't think it'll ever happen, it's hard to kick life-long habits when you're that old especially if they involve your mum (trust me, I should know :sobbing:). :tears:

And I kinda want Wozniacki to win the Open, 'cos after a journeywoman (Fransexa) won a Slam, and if a poor man's Jelena (Caro) can do it, then maybe Jelena will finally realise she can do it too if she just tries harder. And if she doesn't succeed then at least she will have know she REALLY tried her best.

God forbid. Demented will save us and then die of shock after the MP.

~Kiera~
Sep 5th, 2010, 06:58 PM
God forbid. Demented will save us and then die of shock after the MP.

But not before Momma Vera.

Bruno71
Sep 5th, 2010, 07:08 PM
And sack Sneki. Hire her just for your fashion shows. Use a proper coach instead.
Seriously - I think Snaki might be the problem indeed. I've always thought she's the one who spoilt Jelena and who supports het tendency to whine and blame her failures on everyone and everything else. But I don't think that can be helped anymore, it's too late.

I never thought that...it always seemed like Sneki would try to tell JJ to act more adult. She's the reason she doesn't smash her racket anymore. But I'm thinking that she's overprotective, and that translates into the us against the world issue.

I think any player that travels with their mother is susceptible to maturity issues. JJ is good proof.

Bruno71
Sep 5th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Amen! If he thinks JJ's current play is at her best then he has not been paying attention for the past three years! :fiery:

Seriously, the guy's a hater. I think he's actually someone from TF like LeRoy or reetard. Not that I'm not a hater, mind you, but I work with facts :lol:

Brena
Sep 5th, 2010, 07:35 PM
But not before Momma Vera.

I know, the death rates would be staggering. Elena, her mum, the goldylocks boyfriend and half her fans including me would just start dropping dead all over the place.

I never thought that...it always seemed like Sneki would try to tell JJ to act more adult. She's the reason she doesn't smash her racket anymore. But I'm thinking that she's overprotective, and that translates into the us against the world issue.

I think any player that travels with their mother is susceptible to maturity issues. JJ is good proof.

Whatever the truth is, this video really worried me - if Sneki is at odds with Nick and Jelena is made to choose between Sneki and Nick's team/other professional coaches, her career is over.

Bruno71
Sep 5th, 2010, 07:45 PM
Whatever the truth is, this video really worried me - if Sneki is at odds with Nick and Jelena is made to choose between Sneki and Nick's team/other professional coaches, her career is over.

I think we're already past that point...not nec. her career over but the conflict has been there I think. At least since RG with Brooks. I question how much help Bolly's academy really is at this stage in her life though. She's a veteran now, and will always listen to her mother over some random coach or staff. Bolly et al won't save her, she has to save herself.

Brena
Sep 5th, 2010, 07:52 PM
I think we're already past that point...not nec. her career over but the conflict has been there I think. At least since RG with Brooks. I question how much help Bolly's academy really is at this stage in her life though. She's a veteran now, and will always listen to her mother over some random coach or staff. Bolly et al won't save her, she has to save herself.

But I don't think she's able too. She doesn't seem to have enough professional ambition to make such drastic cuts in her life. I think she's satisfied with what she's achieved and with what she's earned, and will be quite happy to retire and have fun if her slump continues (and it will if she doesn't do anything about it, and she won't do it because of all the above etc.). :shrug:

Bruno71
Sep 5th, 2010, 07:54 PM
But I don't think she's able too. She doesn't seem to ahve enough professional ambition to amke such drastic cuts in her life. I think she's satisfied with what she's achieved and with wthat she's earned, and will be quite happy to retire and have fun. :shrug:

Perhaps. Somewhere deep down I think she wants to win a slam, but she's kind of obstructing it so she doesn't get too hurt. Meanwhile, she & her mom are lashing out at Brooks/Bolly, and probably Mladjan as well. It's conjecture, but I'm pretty sure that team is in a bad way right now, and JJ should literally take the rest of the year off, including YEC, and find out who the hell she is and what she wants :shrug:

Brena
Sep 5th, 2010, 07:57 PM
Perhaps. Somewhere deep down I think she wants to win a slam, but she's kind of obstructing it so she doesn't get too hurt. Meanwhile, she & her mom are lashing out at Brooks/Bolly, and probably Mladjan as well. It's conjecture, but I'm pretty sure that team is in a bad way right now, and JJ should literally take the rest of the year off, including YEC, and find out who the hell she is and what she wants :shrug:

That would be the best move. She might decide she wants to show them who the head bitch of the WTA is afterall. :hearts:

Daruma.
Sep 5th, 2010, 08:09 PM
That would be the best move. She might decide she wants to show them who the head bitch of the WTA is afterall. :hearts:

...or she might fall apart. That wouldn't surprise me at all. She surely needs a break to think of her future, but nobody can make sure that she will be as strong as ever. It wouldn't matter for me as long as she is happy, but as a fan, the thought of a possible hiatus makes me sad.

Brena
Sep 5th, 2010, 08:24 PM
...or she might fall apart. That wouldn't surprise me at all. She surely needs a break to think of her future, but nobody can make sure that she will be as strong as ever. It wouldn't matter for me as long as she is happy, but as a fan, the thought of a possible hiatus makes me sad.

I know, I'd miss her too, but this isn't really leading anywhere but downhill. :shrug::awww:

Bruno71
Sep 5th, 2010, 08:43 PM
That would be the best move. She might decide she wants to show them who the head bitch of the WTA is afterall. :hearts:

She'll want to show them all who Wozniacki is :confused:

...or she might fall apart. That wouldn't surprise me at all. She surely needs a break to think of her future, but nobody can make sure that she will be as strong as ever. It wouldn't matter for me as long as she is happy, but as a fan, the thought of a possible hiatus makes me sad.

It's sad now. I suppose it could get worse, but not much.

MaBaker
Sep 5th, 2010, 08:50 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=419115

There is still a hope for Jeja to win a slam. Believe!

Brena
Sep 5th, 2010, 08:50 PM
She'll want to show them all who Wozniacki is :confused:

Oh hush! As if I'm not depressed enough already!

Bruno71
Sep 5th, 2010, 08:58 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=419115

There is still a hope for Jeja to win a slam. Believe!

Miracle in Seoul.

terjw
Sep 5th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Lot of speculation here. I think it's a terrible idea that she should take the rest of the year off to "discover who she really is". And then what next year? Magically she's OK having discovered who she is or we've just lost some time where she might have found some form this year. Every time Jelena has played well in her career - it's through playing - not taking time off and twiddling her thumbs thinking. Anyway - that's not going to happen that she doesn't play the rest of the year unless she gets a bad injury so it's pretty pointless speculating on that. No way is Jelena not playing and not trying to get in the YEC.

I still disagree so so much that she doesn't need a coach. She was doing really well up until RG with a coach - and that's pretty recent - not some long time ago since she last played any good. But she's doing badly now.

One thing I'm pretty sure. Jelena will be better placed to make correct decisions with a coach who will see things and offer another perspective than just with Sneki around if Sneki is negative. And if Sneki urges Jelena to stay without a coach - Jelena needs to work out now that she needs one and not take the rest of the year off to work that out. And no - she shouldn't sack Sneki or anything like that. They are close - but on matters of her game - she's always been at her best - like end of 2008, like earlier this year - when she's got a coach she trusts.

дalex
Sep 5th, 2010, 10:31 PM
I still disagree so so much that she doesn't need a coach. She was doing really well up until RG with a coach - and that's pretty recent - not some long time ago since she last played any good. But she's doing badly now.

One thing I'm pretty sure. Jelena will be better placed to make correct decisions with a coach who will see things and offer another perspective than just with Sneki around if Sneki is negative. And no - she shouldn't sack Sneki or anything like that. They are close - but on matters of her game - she's always been at her best - like end of 2008, like earlier this year - when she's got a coach she trusts.

But she didn't have a coach really. She was just working with Brooks part-time during some tournaments. It was never a long term partnership. He wasn't there in Rome and Madrid and still she played well there.

I don't think Nick means that Sneki is negative in a way that interferes with Jelena's tennis, coaching or other professional stuff. She's probably just over-protective when it comes to emotional, personal stuff... like how people are treating Jelena, whether they're being fair to her. She's probably taking things too personally and Jelena is the same being so emotional.

Brena
Sep 5th, 2010, 10:33 PM
But she didn't have a coach really. She was just working with Brooks part-time during some tournaments. It was never a long term partnership. He wasn't there in Rome and Madrid and still she played well there.



BUT, had she had a coach with her, he'd have done some scouting and she wouldn't have been drop-shot to death by bloody MJMS after having beaten both WS! That's not what happens to serious top players!
She needs a coach, she's too disorganised, unfocussed and leans too much on improvisation.

Bruno71
Sep 5th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Lot of speculation here. I think it's a terrible idea that she should take the rest of the year off to "discover who she really is". And then what next year? Magically she's OK having discovered who she is or we've just lost some time where she might have found some form this year. Every time Jelena has played well in her career - it's through playing - not taking time off and twiddling her thumbs thinking. Anyway - that's not going to happen that she doesn't play the rest of the year unless she gets a bad injury so it's pretty pointless speculating on that. No way is Jelena not playing and not trying to get in the YEC.

I still disagree so so much that she doesn't need a coach. She was doing really well up until RG with a coach - and that's pretty recent - not some long time ago since she last played any good. But she's doing badly now.

One thing I'm pretty sure. Jelena will be better placed to make correct decisions with a coach who will see things and offer another perspective than just with Sneki around if Sneki is negative. And if Sneki urges Jelena to stay without a coach - Jelena needs to work out now that she needs one and not take the rest of the year off to work that out. And no - she shouldn't sack Sneki or anything like that. They are close - but on matters of her game - she's always been at her best - like end of 2008, like earlier this year - when she's got a coach she trusts.

I agree she needs a coach, but she has to be comfortable submitting to one. She needs to time to reassess herself and her career...maybe that can get her to that comfort point.

I don't believe she can do that "on the fly" while still entering tournaments and remaining within the milieu of the WTA tour maelstrom. Just like she can't "on the fly" anymore recover from injuries while still playing on them. I'd personally rather her truly recharge her batteries with some time off than never change. She needs to take a risk sometime. But that's just my opinion.

дalex
Sep 5th, 2010, 10:55 PM
BUT, had she had a coach with her, he'd have done some scouting and she wouldn't have been drop-shot to death by bloody MJMS after having beaten both WS! That's not what happens to serious top players!
She needs a coach, she's too disorganised, unfocussed and leans too much on improvisation.

BUT, she was playing physically and mentally tough matches back-to-back. And seriously, MJMS played an amazing match, some of the shots she pulled off were ridiculously good. Jelena played a good match there, but it was becoming exhausting pretty fast and I think she kinda thought it was not worth it at the end of that second set. MJMS was just not going to miss that rare chance to win a big title.

No coach can teach her to be focussed, that comes with hunger for wins/success. As soon as she decides to make her tennis career the TOP priority, she'll be at least back to being contender.

ms_nut
Sep 5th, 2010, 11:00 PM
BUT, had she had a coach with her, he'd have done some scouting and she wouldn't have been drop-shot to death by bloody MJMS after having beaten both WS! That's not what happens to serious top players!
She needs a coach, she's too disorganised, unfocussed and leans too much on improvisation.

Very true. Kanepi's coach told her how to play in the wind (firstly the weather reports said it was going to be in the 70s and windy). Kanepi came prepared. JJ seemed stunned and did not know how to approach the match. A coach could have given her some prematch advice that would have helped.

She also needs to change her attitude on court. It's awful. I hate it. This is not the JJ I started watching and fell in love with.

I don't think a break will do any good. JJ needs match wins to build her confidence. If she can win the YEC, it will do wonders for her AO preperation. (similar to Amelie in 2005, and then winning the AO'06 at age 26)

-NAJ-
Sep 5th, 2010, 11:03 PM
^^JJ also had a coach during US open. Chip Brooks was there next to Marko.

ms_nut
Sep 5th, 2010, 11:08 PM
Jankovic just has misplaced or lost everything that enbodied her game. Her movement seems unremarkable, her BH is just rolled CC and mis-fires when she tries to take it DTL, and her forehand is just totally useless. Anyone who can hit a big enough ball to the Jankovic forehand, already looks capable of beating her. Her serving is undeniably functional now, but if the rest of the game can't relate, then it becomes aa non-composite regardless.

This is an excellent post by Dawntreader. JJ has lost her ferocious BH DTL. It fires on/off occasionally. She used to use it ALL the time. It's like she's focused so much on her weakness, she's forgotten about her strengths.

Andy Roddick used to be aggressive on his FH. Over the years, he's started losing it. Like Janko said, Roddick was pushing. JJ has also seemed to have lost her BH....:confused:

Bruno71
Sep 5th, 2010, 11:13 PM
BUT, she was playing physically and mentally tough matches back-to-back. And seriously, MJMS played an amazing match, some of the shots she pulled off were ridiculously good. Jelena played a good match there, but it was becoming exhausting pretty fast and I think she kinda thought it was not worth it at the end of that second set. MJMS was just not going to miss that rare chance to win a big title.

No coach can teach her to be focussed, that comes with hunger for wins/success. As soon as she decides to make her tennis career the TOP priority, she'll be at least back to being contender.

I think she thought that the entire match, at least in a sense. Beating V & S are achievements...beating MJMS is :shrug:. Thus, no Rome title. She needs to give her all in these important matches, doesn't she?

дalex
Sep 5th, 2010, 11:13 PM
Very true. Kanepi's coach told her how to play in the wind (firstly the weather reports said it was going to be in the 70s and windy). Kanepi came prepared. JJ seemed stunned and did not know how to approach the match. A coach could have given her some prematch advice that would have helped.

She also needs to change her attitude on court. It's awful. I hate it. This is not the JJ I started watching and fell in love with.

Sure, but it was obvious from the way Jelena played is that she didn't just want to win. She wanted to improve her form, play a better match than previous rounds AND win. And she started off hitting very well, serving okay, but somehow, thanks to the wind, errors started creeping in and she thought it will stop. Once she changed her strategy in order to try and win that second set, the things changed, but then she probably thought she was unlucky to have to serve for the set and play first six points in the TB from the windier side of the court. Those balls were FLYING! Jelena is fatalistic that way (fortune teller, anyone?), so she decided it was just not her day and that's why she didn't seem disappointed after the match. :lol:

Yeah, attitude change definitely! More focus, more fight, less whining, less carelessness! But as I said, I have no doubt she'll get it together IF her career becomes her #1 priority again.

дalex
Sep 5th, 2010, 11:28 PM
I think she thought that the entire match, at least in a sense. Beating V & S are achievements...beating MJMS is :shrug:. Thus, no Rome title. She needs to give her all in these important matches, doesn't she?

She doesn't care that much about Rome title. I honestly believe Slams are all she cares about nowadays. She even got that Premier Mandatory title in IW. Championships and Slams, that's what remains to be won. And being so fatalistic, once she got injured in Portoroz and wasn't able to win matches during USOS... she knew she needed to improve match by match at the Open but couldn't do it thanks to some forces she couldn't influence on...

Do you seriously have troubles believing that Jelena was too distracted by the fact her RG semi was called earlier than expected when Elena retired? She went onto the court, started missing some shots and wasn't able to recover against Stosur who wasn't even playing that well! I'm absolutely positive she felt she was not ready to go and was probably thinking "why do these things always happen to me?!". She did everything right - played plenty of matches on clay, she was in good form coming into tournament, she played and served well in her previous matches and then that happened...

:shrug:

ms_nut
Sep 5th, 2010, 11:33 PM
^^ Yes, but in a way, getting a full time-coach is like making a commitment to the sport again. Whether or not a coach would have helped this week is a moot point now, i guess.

ChriS.
Sep 6th, 2010, 12:04 AM
She is never going to win anything big unless she improves her game and she is never going to do that unless she has a coach. It will probably take her a long time before she realises this. With or without a coach it will take her quite a while to become a "top ten player" again. Part of her problem is she already made it to number one when she was not really the dominant player. If someone could convince her it was a mistake and she never was number one then she would probably do a lot better in the future.

Bruno71
Sep 6th, 2010, 02:38 AM
She doesn't care that much about Rome title. I honestly believe Slams are all she cares about nowadays. She even got that Premier Mandatory title in IW. Championships and Slams, that's what remains to be won. And being so fatalistic, once she got injured in Portoroz and wasn't able to win matches during USOS... she knew she needed to improve match by match at the Open but couldn't do it thanks to some forces she couldn't influence on...

Do you seriously have troubles believing that Jelena was too distracted by the fact her RG semi was called earlier than expected when Elena retired? She went onto the court, started missing some shots and wasn't able to recover against Stosur who wasn't even playing that well! I'm absolutely positive she felt she was not ready to go and was probably thinking "why do these things always happen to me?!". She did everything right - played plenty of matches on clay, she was in good form coming into tournament, she played and served well in her previous matches and then that happened...

:shrug:

It's OK to focus on slams and even tank at lesser events imo, but it's not OK to go out onto court at a premier 5 final and flub it to an inferior player. Period. The JJ of 07 and 08 would have won that match no matter what, drop shots be damned.

If Stosur wasn't playing that well, then I don't know what crawled up her butt that day, regardless of when the match started. All I know is when I realized Stosur had beaten Serena, I knew it would be trouble. Having this player all of a sudden slaying these giants JJ respects was too much for her to comprehend. She basically got hoodwinked in a weird way...too much doubt and being unsure about what to do out there.

In any case, I also think after that match and whatever weirdness went on between herself, Brooks, Sneki and whoever else, JJ's career veered off course again, and fast. Instead of taking the loss as inspiration (which I believe she did after the RG semi 08), she fell to pieces. At least on court.

RFS
Sep 6th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Girl needs to find some love in the sport again. I warmed to the Smiling Serb - and her plucky attitude when she fronted up to Venus at Wimbles '06 and took it to her. I want THAT Jelena back... and the one who smiles and applauds good shots - not the whining, troubled soul we see at the moment.

~Kiera~
Sep 7th, 2010, 01:13 PM
http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2010/09/celebrity_hairstylist_julien_f.html

Celebrity hairstylist Julien Farel reigns over manes at U.S. Open

NEW YORK — Julien Farel ran his hands along the top and sides of his head, flattening his impeccably groomed patch of black and silver hair.

To the U.S. Open’s official hairstylist, this is what Novak Djokovic’s hair looked like. No volume. Far too boxy.

Djokovic might be the No. 3-ranked player in the world, but he needed to make his 7 p.m. pre-match appointment in Farel’s cramped two-chair studio adjacent to the players’ fitness room.

“He needs to do something right now,” Farel said in his thick French accent. “He looks like a porcupine, so we’ll change it.”

Farel offers his services free to the 300-plus tennis players entered in this year’s U.S. Open. His upscale services normally come with a $650 base price for both men’s and women’s haircuts at his Manhattan shop. His clientele includes Kate Moss, Richard Gere and Paris Hilton.

But here in Flushing, he gets to watch his designs bounce and wave atop some of the world’s most recognizable athletes. It allows him to create new looks — this year’s being “the Gladiator,” a hybrid between a French braid and a ribbon, because the women who wear it “go out to do battle.”

It also allows him to do something he can’t for events like Fashion Week — create quick, practical makeovers.

“I think we got much more out of (the U.S. Open) than Fashion Week,” Farel said. “In Fashion Week, everyone does a ponytail, there’s no hair. This (the Open), you work. You go to Fashion Week, there is not much to gain out of it. It’s not Paris, it’s not Milan, there’s no creation.

“This, you cut hair. People come with long hair, you make them have short hair.”

People like Marat Safin. The former No. 1-ranked player in the world came to the Open last year with a full mane of shoulder-length, curly dark locks. Farel disapproved.

The next day, “like this” Farel said, holding his index finger and thumb a few inches apart to illustrate the close-cropped hairdo.

Those who work with Farel say the players allow him free rein because they trust him. Like a trainer or racket stringer, Farel is another key element in the complex underbelly of player services around the National Tennis Center.

“Julien’s crew really listens to what you want to do with your hair, but at the same time they give you their professional opinion and I love that,” said Bethanie Mattek-Sands, an American who made it to the second round of this year’s U.S. Open and is still competing in the doubles tournament.

“You wouldn’t even recognize some of the players walking out of the salon with their hair and makeup done.”

Farel has styled hair at the French Open and has been beautifying the U.S. Open as official hairstylist for four years. He is, he says, a big-time tennis fan.

Word has spread on the tennis circuit that he’s the one who cuts Rafael Nadal’s hair. Farel said he receives e-mails from fans offering as much as $250 for the clippings from the No. 1 player’s head.

“He has normal conversations with (the athletes) as if they’re normal people,” said Jackie Gomez, who works with Farel on Madison Avenue. “Like they’re not a star or something; it’s just a client and he treats them all pretty much the same.”

Farel doesn’t just cut, he nurtures.

When No. 4-seed Jelena Jankovic lost to Kaia Kanepi on Saturday, her next stop was the couch outside his salon.

“What happened?” he asked as he ushered her to an empty seat and started whipping through her long brown hair with an arsenal of brushes and blow dryers.

Jankovic wasn’t really in the mood to talk to anyone, but as she sat back and let Farel work on her hair, her frustration poured out. She had hopes of going much further in the tournament, but a wind-plagued match that caught her on the wrong day, she told him.

Farel said player trust is his payoff. He likes the fact he’s developed these relationships with players like Nadal, who frequently stops by his Manhattan salon. The free advertising doesn’t hurt, either.

He calls his staff together from time to time to make sure they appreciate the hair they work on. Even if it is shaped like a porcupine.

“It’s just amazing, you guys take it for granted because we touch so many celebrities and we take it for granted,” Farel said. “You look at these players like God, and here you’re touching them and entertaining them and I say you should really appreciate it. We are very fortunate. Any salon in the U.S. wants to be where we are right now.”

http://media.nj.com/njsports_impact/photo/julien-farel-hairstylist-us-open-jelena-jankovic-30a987652b5da87c_large.jpg

дalex
Sep 7th, 2010, 01:22 PM
When No. 4-seed Jelena Jankovic lost to Kaia Kanepi on Saturday, her next stop was the couch outside his salon.

“What happened?” he asked as he ushered her to an empty seat and started whipping through her long brown hair with an arsenal of brushes and blow dryers.

Jankovic wasn’t really in the mood to talk to anyone, but as she sat back and let Farel work on her hair, her frustration poured out. She had hopes of going much further in the tournament, but a wind-plagued match that caught her on the wrong day, she told him.

:happy:

Seriously, I laughed.

-NAJ-
Sep 7th, 2010, 01:24 PM
after loss she went to hairstylist:yeah:

about Djokovic
Julien Farel: He looks like a porcupine,

:spit:

Bruno71
Sep 7th, 2010, 06:28 PM
At least she doesn't go straight to her bartender to cry a little.

Brena
Sep 7th, 2010, 09:29 PM
At least she was upset about having embarrassed herself yet again for more than 15 minutes.

-NAJ-
Sep 9th, 2010, 03:38 AM
JJ in Top Spin 4:hearts::hearts::hearts:
http://www.playstationpure.be/blog/item/4394/Andre-Agassi-heeft-haar-in-Top-Spin-4

2K Sports Announces Top Spin 4

2K Czech is working on tennis-sim sequel Top Spin 4

Top Spin 4 is something of a departure for Mafia II studio 2K Czech, which is developing it's first game in the series.

Top Spin 4 is scheduled for arrival sometime in 2011 - expect it for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii, while 2K will detail the pre-order of an "exclusive vintage Andre Agassi playable character" nearer release.

“The development team is focused on delivering a bold new take on the sport of tennis”

“Top Spin 4 is shaping up to be the most realistic and exhilarating tennis game in the Top Spin franchise,” said 2K Sports' Greg Thomas.

“For this iteration, the development team is focused on delivering a bold new take on the sport of tennis by allowing gamers to experience first-hand an uncanny level of realism in the player and stadium models, authentic audio captured directly from real tennis matches, and all-new innovative controls to dominate the competition.”

http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/183273-/TopSpin4_03_Jankovic_Return_SonyEricson-noscale.jpg