Jelena Jankovic returns to Professional Tennis

There was a phase in 2014 when Jelena Jankovic was thinking that she might never be able to return to professional tennis again.

Her injured back was troubling her so much that she could not even move and thus, it was obvious for her to start thinking the way she did.

But, thankfully, that injury slowly healed up and the Serbian player is back playing on the tour.

Jankovic is just happy to be back. She does not have anything in her mind at the moment. She wants to get the feel of the game before planning ahead.

According to Jankovic, getting in the right shape for the Australian Open is definitely something that she wants, but, she is not putting her body in any sort of extra stress. She is taking things easy. Read more »

Gabriela Sabatini most famous in Women Tennis

Whenever you discuss about the women’s tennis of the eighties, Gabriela Sabatini would surely pop up somewhere in that discussion. She was one of the superstars of that decade.

The beauty queen from Argentina had got a wide array of shots and not only was she powerful; there was quite a lot of elegance in her game as well.

Many people still reckon that Sabatini could not quite achieve as much as she deserved to.

She never became the no. 1 player in the world and she did not manage to clinch too many slams either.

For once in 1990, she lifted the trophy at Flushing Meadows, but, that happened to be the first and last Slam glory for her.

Sabatini had been in 11 Slam semis, but, on 9 occasions, she lost at that very stage. Only a couple of times did she manage to advance ahead from there.

Once in 1990, when she won the USA Open, while, once in 1991, when she reached the final of the Wimbledon Championships.

She could easily have won 4-5 more majors if she had been a little luckier.

However, Sabatini might not have won that many slams, but, she did manage to win quite a lot of other tournaments.

She had close to 30 singles titles to her name when she retired.

Sabatini’s retirement came at a time when it was not expected. In 1996, when she was just 26 years of age, the hardcore Argentinean left the game that she loved the most.

Now, 18 years down the line, Sabatini is a successful businesswoman and she is doing a bit of charity work as well, for the welfare of kids and also for the deprived people.

She is still very much popular in Argentina and other parts of South America.

Caroline Wozniacki vs Jelena Jankovic pre match interview @ Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2012

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Catching Up with Jelena Jankovic (Part 1)

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A trophy-less Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic has been beaten in the Round of 16 in Tianjin Open by the local girl Zheng Saisai.

The 20-year old youngster won in the straight sets against the Serbian player who was given the first seed in the tournament.

There is a gap of 98 places between the rankings of Jankovic and Zheng. So, this can be considered a huge upset.

Jankovic has been trophy less this season. She would have come to China hoping for silverware, but, it wasn’t to be.

Zheng pushed Jankovic on the back foot in the opening game itself as she broke her serve to lead by 1-0.

But, the Chinese player could not build on that advantage as in the second game, she also lost serve and things were levelled.

But, Jankovic kept making mistakes on her serve and kept giving her opponent the breakthrough opportunities. With two more breaks in the set, Zheng sealed the opener.

Both the players started the second set in a circumspect way, but, in the 4th game, Zheng took charge.

With some aggressive hits, the youngster was able to draw the first blood in the set. She, then, held her serve and broke for the second consecutive time i.e. in the 6th game to make the score 5-1.

Jankovic reduced the margin a little bit with a late breakthrough in the 8th game, but, a serve hold immediately after that did the trick for Zheng and she managed to secure probably her biggest victory ever.

Zheng’s opponent in the quarters would be Sorana Cirstea, a 24-year old from Romania, who is also ranked quite low in the world rankings, not as low as Zheng (no. 112) though.

Cirstea is just inside top 100. She is ranked 93rd.

Jelena Jankovic & Jamie Murray

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