In the 2013 season, Jelena Jankovic surprised a lot of people with her performances. There were not many expectations from her before the start of the season, but, she played some high quality tennis especially in the second half of the season and ended up making big strides in the world rankings. At the start of the season, she was not even in top 20, but, when the season got over, she was ranked 8th in the world.

Although, Jankovic won only one singles title in the last season but, she looked in good touch in almost every tournament that she participated in. She reached the title round in a couple of tournaments and in the last tournament of the season i.e. WTA Championships, she had almost got the better of the no. 1 player in the world Serena Williams.

Jankovic is 28 years of age at the moment and this is the age at which the game of most of the tennis players starts to come down a little bit, but, with the Serbian player, it’s exactly the opposite. She seemed to have improved in the last season. She was definitely at her best in the later parts of the season.

Jankovic is one of those players who are comfortable playing on all sorts of surfaces. It’s not that she is a weaker player on a particular kind of surface, but, in the last season, her best performances had come on clay courts. At Roland Garros, she had made her way to the quarter final round where she was up against one of the world’s best players Maria Sharapova and she had gone very close to beating her.

After the way she played in the last season, Jankovic is definitely one of the players to watch out for next year. She would like to move further up in the WTA rankings.