TIANJIN, China -- Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic was upset by Zheng Saisai of China 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the Tianjin Open on Thursday.
The 112th-ranked Zheng converted five of nine break points against Jankovic to notch her first career win over a top-20 player.
Hometown favorite Peng Shuai, seeded second, also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-2 win over qualifier...
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October 09, 2014
The US Open has provided more than its fair share of drama and unexpected results, at least on the women’s side of the draw. Thus far, five of the top ten seeds have been eliminated, and the ones that remain are either young, like Eugenie Bouchard, former number ones (the women I like to call Slamless Wonders, Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki, who looks good again), Maria...
WTA Montreal Open 2014 -- Jelena Jankovic had a slight wardrobe malfunction in Montreal...when her bra strap broke during a match against Sloane Stephens. The ump was no help but a Good Samaritan was able to come to the rescue. Jankovic went on to win 7-6 (9-7) 4-6 7-7 (7-4) to make the third round. Where she lost.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
I always love the stories behind the tennis fashions that appear on court and here's one of my favorites. If...
By Tumaini Carayol
(June 17, 2014) EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND – Whatever mood Jelena Jankovic was in, it was not a good mood. For one, she was standing on, in her view, the worst surface known to mankind. Her hatred for the grass is no secret and, as transparently pointed questions flew her way; essentially asking her exactly how much she detested tennis on grass and hated whoever first...
As we move closer to the start of the French Open in Paris on May 24, here are a few more lessons to take away. The Internazionali BNL d’Italia is happening in Rome right now, one of the more important tune-up tournaments in advance of the French. The best clay courters in the world generally show up, and this year has been the site of some amazing tennis.
I wrote recently to look...
In tennis circles, Jelena Jankovic is known for her constant talking and complaining throughout matches. During the quarterfinals against Serena Williams at the Dubai Duty Free Championships last Thursday, Jankovic had an exchange with the chair umpire and got upset at what she perceived as Williams stalling on match point.
It got to the point where announcer David Mercer had...
Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic got into it again Thursday during their quarterfinal match at the Dubai Championship over Jankovic supposedly serving before Williams was ready to receive. Williams won the match 6-2, 6-2, and the issue came up when Jankovic was serving down 2-5 in the second set. Jankovic had an exchange with chair […]
After her third win over a Japanese opponent in three rounds, Jelena Jankovic felt like rattling off a few jokes about Japan.
It's like ''I'm playing the Japanese Open. It's not the Aussie Open for me,'' Jankovic laughed, when the issue first came up during her on-court interview.
The former No. 1-ranked Jankovic beat Kurumi Nara 6-4, 7-5 in the third...
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January 18, 2014
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By Dave Gertler
(January 6, 2014) SYDNEY – American veteran Bethanie Mattek-Sands is fast becoming one of the stories of the 2014 Apia International tennis tournaemnts. After demolishing three opponents in qualifying, and now one in the main draw today, her next opponent will be defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska.
Radwanska was at her first all-access...