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Jelena Jankovic, a champion once more

Jelena Jankovic captured her first title in two years with a straight sets victory over newcomer Denisa Allertova at the Guangzhhou International Women’s Open. The “Asian Swing” has always had less importance in terms of prestige, but with the stars taking a much needed break, it gives the chance for other players to grab the headlines.  Jankovic seems to make the most of...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jankovic wins Guangzhou International title over Allertova

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia continued her strong form in China, beating Denisa Allertova of Czech Republic 6-2, 6-0 to win the Guangzhou International title on Saturday. Jankovic has yet to lose a match in China this season, having won a WTA series event in Nanchang. She dominated against Allertova, converting all three of her break points in the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jelena Jankovic advances to Guangzhou International final

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Serbia's Jelena Jankovic came from three points down in the 11th game of the deciding set to break Yanina Wickmayer's serve and advanced to the Guangzhou International final with a 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 win Friday. Jankovic also fought off a match point in the 10th game of the final set to help end an eight-match winning streak by Wickmayer. The Belgian player won...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tianjin Open: Top-seeded Jankovic upset by Zheng

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  |  Discuss

Women’s draw wide open, Williams sees chance

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...
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Jelena Jankovic break her bra during the WTA Montreal Open

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
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The French Open is coming!

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...
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Tennis announcer scolds Jelena Jankovic

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...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic get into it again

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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 21, 2014  |  1 Comment

Jankovic cracks jokes at Australian Open

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 round Saturday. It followed...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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