Jankovic, Svitolina And Zverev Move On

Guangzhou International Women’s Open, China  Women’s Semifinals: [37] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs. [54] Ana Konjuh (CRO) When you watch Jankovic play you sense the joy she feels competing.  It radiates from the brilliant smile she wears almost constantly.  That has to be the only explanation why she keeps playing despite multiple setbacks due to injury.  She…

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Del Potro, Fritz And Jankovic Win

Jankovic Gets By Siniakova Ricoh Open, Netherlands [24] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs [102] Katerina Siniakova (CZE) Tennis is so much a mental sport and if you are not fully committed day in and day out, you can easily be defeated by any player on Tour that is confident. Jankovic knows this well as she has had…

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Defending Champion Ousted

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON [CR2] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. [CR30] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) Jankovic defeated defending Champion, Kvitova, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Jankovic got revenge for one of the two losses she suffered earlier this year to Kvitova. I enjoy watching Jankovic play. She lets you into to her thoughts and feelings.  She will demonstrate with hand signals…

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In the same boat

Internationaux de Strasbourg, France [CR25] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs. [CR41] Sloane Stephens (USA) Both players are currently in the same boat, struggling to find their form. The difference, Jankovic is almost finishing her journey, while Stephens is just beginning hers.  What impact does this have on their level of commitment? They both seem to be…

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Easy day at the office for Jankovic

BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells [CR21] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs. [CR85] Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) Hampered by the right ankle injury she suffered two nights ago during her match against [CR7] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN), Tsurenko’s movement was severely limited.  Unable to get into position, her rhythm was thrown off-balance and she could not compete effectively. It’s not…

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