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Bouchard beats Jankovic in 1st round of Italian Open

ROME (AP) Eugenie Bouchard piled more misery on Jelena Jankovic by winning the first-round matchup of former top-10 players 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in the Italian Open on Tuesday. Jankovic won this clay-court tournament in 2007 and 2008, but has gone three months without reaching a quarterfinal. Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up, slipped in the rankings last year but has rebounded...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Swiss teenager Bencic ousted in Dubai by Jankovic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Fifth-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, playing her first week as a top 10 player, was upset 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 by Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday. The ninth-ranked Bencic, 18, who reached last weekend's final in St. Petersburg, Russia, looked physically exhausted by the end of the 2 hour, 31 minute match against...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Hong Kong Tennis Open: Kerber vs. Jankovic prediction

The “Asian Swing” for the WTA consists of many tournaments crammed into a short amount of time. It’s a taxing schedule, but a valuable time to gain momentum before the season’s end. Both finalists, Jelena Jankovic and Angelique Kerber have taken advantage of the schedule this fall. Both have been in form, and now face each other for the title at the Hong Kong Tennis Open...
Via isportsweb.com
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
September 27, 2015  |  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...
Via Associated Press
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...
Via isportsweb.com
August 31, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Awful Announcing
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 Associated Press
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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