Jelena Jankovic, just 17!!!!, who worked hard to qualify for her first grand slam maindraw and who lost to Coetzer in the second round was treated in one word: pathetic!
One of you guys (cant rememebr who..maybe rob?) claimed u thought Jelena was getting booed? can u give us an account of what u saw if thats ok?
btw! I was wrong when i wrote in that thread they were pro-jelena, as i did not know the whole story! There was a cheering squad AGAINST Jelena because she was Jugoslav. Apparently Jelena won the first game very easily, and then about 30 Croation supporters with Cro. flags, their faces painted in Cro, etc came in and took up a section of the court.
They were against jelena from what i hear. they Sang some Croation songs to put her off, and said things in cro-serb which had apprently disgusted Jelena enough so that she approached the umpire in the first set complaining about it!
The guys causing the trouble left soon after but the damage was done! Poor Jelena went down 2-6 0-2 after winning the first game very confidently!
Congrats to the youngster for rebounding back and putting upa fight. Amanda won 6-4 in the third which was closely contested and Jelena can go home proud of her first main draw...but the thing is we dont know how well she wouldve gone had she not been distracted.
Good luck on your road to the top 100 Jelena. After this week her rank moves from 192 to 142, and shes close to a main draw entry at the French!