Jelena Jankovic has said that she has the capacity to become the no. 1 player in the world again. Jankovic didn’t have a good 2012 season, but, the Serbian player is confident that she would put up a much better performance in the upcoming season. Jankovic was in Dubai attending the draw ceremony of Al Habtoor Tennis Championship.
After the draw ceremony, she talked to the reporters and answered their questions. She told the reporters, “Dubai is a glorious place and I love coming here. This is the best place to prepare for the Australian Open. There are hard courts available here and the facilities are also amazing.”
When asked about her performance in the last season, Jankovic said, “It was a disappointing season for me. In fact, it was one of my worst seasons. But, the season has finished now and I don’t want to think too much about what went wrong. I just want to concentrate on the upcoming season.”
“I have been working very hard on my fitness. In the last season, I struggled with my fitness at times. I don’t want it to happen in the upcoming season as well. For performing well, you need to be super fit. So, my focus is on fitness at the moment.”
When asked why she has not been able to win even a single Grand Slam title in her career so far, Jankovic said, “Look there is no particular reason for it. May be I have not been able to soak the pressure in the Grand Slam tournaments, but, I am only 27 and there are still a few years of tennis ahead of me. I can still win a few Grand Slams. Hopefully, I would be able to cross this hurdle in the 2013 season.”