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The Serbian queen of the court in her last game has been unable to contain an energetic and inspired opponent Caroline Wozniacki.

The defending champion Jelena Jankovic lost against her opponent to the dismay of a hungry and expectant crowd. There was much disappointment for her fans as the umpire confirmed that the decision of the game was not in favor of the reigning champion. As the game progressed, Jankovic could probably point out her moment of realization when the much coveted open crown slipped from within her reach.

The game ended in a 6-3, 6-4 semi final loss. It was obvious that the Serbian former defending champion put much effort into the match and threw all she had at her opponent Wozniacki but yet the Danish lady was an unstoppable force. In moments preceding that one, it may have been predicted that the 31-year old was slowly beginning to lose her grip on the Hong Kong championship title. Read more »

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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Service game of Sabine Lisicki vs Jelena Jankovic @ Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2009

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Jelena Jankovic | WTA Live All Access Hour presented by Xerox | 2014 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

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