Jelena Jankovic is a Serbian former tennis player.
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Jelena Jankovic is a Serbian former tennis player.
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Jelena Jankovic won 15 WTA Tour singles titles and two doubles titles, with career highlights that include winning the 2007 Wimbledon mixed-doubles title partnering Jamie Murray.
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Jelena Jankovic is a student at the Megatrend University in Belgrade, studying economics.
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Jelena Jankovic learned her first tennis skills at the Tennis Club 'Red Star'.
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Jelena Jankovic was ranked world No 1 for 17 consecutive weeks until she was overtaken by Serena Williams on 2 February 2009.
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Jelena Jankovic was the year-end world No 1 in 2008, the first player in the history of the WTA Tour to do this without winning a Grand Slam title.
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Jelena Jankovic has reached the singles final of the US Open and the singles semifinals of the Australian Open and the French Open.
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In October 2003, Jelena Jankovic entered the top 100 at No 90 for the first time, after winning her first ITF title in Dubai.
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Three months later, Jelena Jankovic garnered her first top-10 win against Elena Dementieva in the first round of the 2004 Australian Open.
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Jelena Jankovic then lost in the final to Lindsay Davenport in three sets.
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Jelena Jankovic's ranking at the end of the season eclipsed her 2004 record at No 22.
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Jelena Jankovic lost in the second round of the Australian Open to world No 188 Olga Savchuk.
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At the French Open, Jelena Jankovic reached the third round for the first time, where she lost to world No 1, Amelie Mauresmo.
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At Wimbledon, Jelena Jankovic defeated sixth-seeded and defending champion Venus Williams in the third round in three sets.
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Jelena Jankovic argued with the chair umpire, when the umpire refused to offer an opinion as to whether a service call had been correct, suggesting that Jelena Jankovic use one of her electronic challenges.
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Jelena Jankovic continued her strong form in the aftermath of the US Open.
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Jelena Jankovic finished the year at a career-high ranking of world No 12.
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Jelena Jankovic's strong start to the year meant that some considered her a title threat at the Australian Open; however, she was eliminated in the fourth round by the eventual champion Serena Williams, who was ranked 81st in the world at the time.
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Jelena Jankovic went on to defeat Dinara Safina in the final to win the first Tier I title of her career.
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Jelena Jankovic was the fourth seed at the French Open and one of the favorites for the title.
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Jelena Jankovic, suffering from a hamstring injury, lost the final to Anna Chakvetadze.
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At Wimbledon, Jelena Jankovic was the third seed, but lost in the fourth round to the surprise eventual finalist Marion Bartoli.
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The following week, Jelena Jankovic reached the final of the Tier I Canadian Open in Toronto, where she lost to Henin on Henin's sixth match point.
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Jelena Jankovic had leads in the first and second sets, but was unable to maintain her lead.
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Jelena Jankovic finished the year on a six-match losing streak, losing all three of her round-robin matches on her debut at the year-end WTA Tour Championships in Madrid.
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Jelena Jankovic had successful nose surgery immediately after Madrid to correct a breathing problem.
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Jelena Jankovic went into the French Open among the favorites, following the sudden retirement of four-time champion Justine Henin.
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Jelena Jankovic was the only player to win a set against Ivanovic during the entire tournament.
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Jelena Jankovic would have become the world No 1 had she reached the final.
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At Wimbledon, Jelena Jankovic injured her knee during her third-round match against Caroline Wozniacki.
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Jelena Jankovic did eventually replace Ivanovic as the world No 1 on 11 August 2008.
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Jelena Jankovic was the 18th woman to have been ranked world No 1 by the Women's Tennis Association, but the first woman to have done so without ever having reached a Grand Slam final and only the third woman to have become world No 1 without first winning a Grand Slam title.
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Jelena Jankovic was the second seed at the US Open, where she defeated Olympic gold-medalist Elena Dementieva in the semifinals to reach her first Grand Slam final.
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Jelena Jankovic would have reclaimed the world No 1 position if she had won the event.
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Jelena Jankovic was later named the ITF World Champion for her performance in 2008.
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Jelena Jankovic won four titles during the season, the most of anyone on the tour along with Serena Williams and Safina.
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Jelena Jankovic was seeded first at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
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Jelena Jankovic lost to 16th-seeded Marion Bartoli in the fourth round.
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Jelena Jankovic lost her world No 1 ranking to Serena Williams as a result.
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Jelena Jankovic lost to qualifier Melanie Oudin in the third round.
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Jelena Jankovic lost her opening match to home favorite Peng Shuai.
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At the WTA Tour Championships Jelena Jankovic lost her first match to Azarenka but bounced back defeating Safina and Wozniacki to clinch the first berth in her group.
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At the Australian Open, Jelena Jankovic, seeded eighth, lost to 31st seed Alona Bondarenko in the third round.
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At the Fed Cup qualifying, Jelena Jankovic defeated Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova in her first singles match, but fell to Hantuchova in her second.
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Jelena Jankovic lost against Justine Henin in the quarterfinals for the tenth time in a row.
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Jelena Jankovic then beat reigning world No 1, Serena Williams in the semifinals, after saving a match point.
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Jelena Jankovic became one of the few women to defeat both Williams sisters in the same tournament and the first player who beat both sisters in less than 24 hours in one tournament.
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Jelena Jankovic then traveled to New York to play in the US Open, where she was seeded fourth.
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Jelena Jankovic lost her third and final group match to Azerenka, bringing an end to her 2010 season.
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At the start of the year, Jelena Jankovic announced her decision to work with Andrei Pavel on a trial basis.
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Jelena Jankovic reached the semifinals again, losing to Vera Zvonareva in three sets.
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At Italian Open, Jelena Jankovic lost to world No 1, Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals for the third time in a row.
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Jelena Jankovic's ranking dropped to No 10, the lowest it had been since the beginning of 2007.
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Jelena Jankovic was the 15th seed at the Wimbledon Championships, but lost to Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in the first round, her first opening-round exit in a Grand Slam since the 2005 French Open.
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Jelena Jankovic reached the third round at the US Open, losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
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At the Australian Open, Jelena Jankovic was defeated by Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round.
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Jelena Jankovic turned her fortunes around by reaching the finals of Aegon Classic 2012, losing to Melanie Oudin.
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Jelena Jankovic lost in the opening round of the Olympic tennis tournament to eventual gold medallist Serena Williams.
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At the Australian Open, Jelena Jankovic lost in the third round to compatriot and former world No 1 Ana Ivanovic.
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Jelena Jankovic made an early exit from Indian Wells the following week, losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round.
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Jelena Jankovic then reached the final of the Family Circle Cup, losing there to defending champion and world No 1 Serena Williams.
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Jelena Jankovic made it to the quarterfinal at Internazionali BNL d'Italia where she was defeated by Simona Halep after she missed two matchpoints.
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At the French Open Jelena Jankovic made it to the quarterfinals but lost to Sharapova in three sets.
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Jelena Jankovic played at Nurnberger Versicherungscup where she was defeated by Andrea Petkovic in the semifinals.
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Jelena Jankovic kicked off her US hard-court season in Carlsbad, where she was upset in the second round by Urszula Radwanska in three sets.
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Jelena Jankovic competed in the doubles tournament with Katarina Srebotnik and lost in the semifinals.
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Jelena Jankovic then competed at Toronto, and lost to eventual finalist Sorana Cirstea in the third round.
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Jelena Jankovic then lost to world No 2, Victoria Azarenka in three tough sets.
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Jelena Jankovic was defeated in the fourth round by a peak form Li Na.
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Jelena Jankovic finished the season in the top 10 for the first time since 2010 at No 8.
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Jelena Jankovic kicked off 2014 at the premier-level event Brisbane International as the number four seed.
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Jelena Jankovic made it to the quarterfinals, defeating Lauren Davis and Ajla Tomljanovic.
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Jelena Jankovic lost to Eugenie Bouchard in three sets, continuing her three-set misery for 2014.
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Jelena Jankovic did well at the Italian Open in Rome where she reached the semifinals, losing to Errani.
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Jelena Jankovic defeated Pennetta and third seed Agnieszka Radwanska en route.
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At Roland Garros, Jelena Jankovic was seeded sixth and she reached the fourth round where she lost to Errani again.
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Jelena Jankovic had a first-round bye and faced Sloane Stephens in her opener.
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Jelena Jankovic reached the 4th round at the US Open where she lost to Belinda Bencic in straight sets.
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Jelena Jankovic fell out of the top 10 after the US Open concluded.
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Jelena Jankovic was the fourth seed and received a first round bye.
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Jelena Jankovic then admitted that she had recently thought to end her career because of a back injury.
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Jelena Jankovic had never lost her opener in Melbourne prior to this.
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Jelena Jankovic faced top seed Petra Kvitova for a place in the quarterfinals but retired midway due to right hip injury.
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The following month at the Italian Open, Jelena Jankovic overcame Camila Giorgi and Magdalena Rybarikova to set up a third round clash with Kvitova for a place in the last eight but was defeated by the fourth seeded Czech in straight sets.
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Jelena Jankovic then suffered her second consecutive opening round at a Grand Slam when she fell to qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva in straight sets at the French Open.
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At the Aegon Classic, Jelena Jankovic defeated Tereza Smitkova and Casey Dellacqua to advance to the third round.
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Jelena Jankovic won first two matches in three-setters at the Wimbledon Championships and then made the biggest upset during the tournament by taking out the defending champion and world No 2 Kvitova in the third round, having lost their two previous matches this year.
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Jelena Jankovic fought back from a set and a break down to prevail.
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Jelena Jankovic's win granted her a place in the fourth round, where she lost to Agnieszka Radwanska.
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Jelena Jankovic then suffered a shocking loss to wildcard Oceane Dodin in the first round of the US Open.
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Jelena Jankovic faced sixth seed Angelique Kerber in the second round but lost in three sets.
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Jelena Jankovic then hung tough against world No 9 and top-seeded Angelique Kerber, coming back from a set down to capture the title with a three-set victory.
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Jelena Jankovic then traveled to Sydney and won her first-round match against CoCo Vandeweghe in straight sets.
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Jelena Jankovic suffered a second-round upset at the hands of Laura Siegemund.
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Jelena Jankovic exited the tournament after losing to Monica Niculescu in the second round.
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Jelena Jankovic then went to the BNP Paribas Open having to defend finalist points from the previous year.
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Jelena Jankovic then dominated CoCo Vandeweghe in her third-round match; she only conceded one game.
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Jelena Jankovic then lost to third seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round.
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At the Italian Open, Jelena Jankovic was defeated in the first round by Eugenie Bouchard.
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Jelena Jankovic was then defeated in the third round by Barbora Strycova.
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Jelena Jankovic played her final tournament of the season at the Kremlin Cup.
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Jelena Jankovic lost in the second round to seventh seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
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Conveniently, Jelena Jankovic gave, arguably, her best performance of the year at the Australian Open.
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Jelena Jankovic found herself needing to qualify for the main draw at the Qatar Total Open, and she did so successfully.
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Jelena Jankovic lost in the first round to German wildcard Mona Barthel.
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Jelena Jankovic defeated American wildcard Irina Falconi in the first round.
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Jelena Jankovic raced to a one-set lead and appeared on course to the third round when Williams began finding her range.
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Jelena Jankovic squandered match points before losing a second set tiebreak and, eventually, the match.
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Jelena Jankovic began her clay-court season in Charleston at the Volvo Car Open.
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Jelena Jankovic was defeated in the second round by sixth seed Sam Stosur.
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Jelena Jankovic suffered a first-round loss at the Ricoh Open to qualifier Petra Krejsova.
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In Washington, DC at the Citi Open, Jelena Jankovic retired in the third set of her first-round encounter with fifth seed Oceane Dodin due to back pain.
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At the US Open, Jelena Jankovic lost in the first round to thirteenth seed Petra Kvitova.
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Jelena Jankovic ended the year ranked 153, her worst ranking since January 2003.
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Jelena Jankovic underwent eye surgery in May 2018, further delaying any comeback plans.
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Jelena Jankovic did not participate in any WTA tournaments prior to the suspension of the tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Since the end of 2008, both have struggled at the Grand Slams, with Jelena Jankovic only being able to reach the semi-finals of the 2010 French Open and the quarter-finals of the 2013 French Open and Ivanovic the quarter-finals of the 2012 US Open and 2014 Australian Open, and the semi-finals of the 2015 French Open.
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At Indian Wells in 2011, Jelena Jankovic was the defending champion, but Ivanovic defeated her in the fourth round, ending her title defence.
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Jelena Jankovic had defeated Zvonareva on her way to the two titles which preceded the Kremlin Cup.
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Jelena Jankovic caused an upset at Wimbledon in 2006 where she defeated the defending champion in the third round, winning in three sets.
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Jelena Jankovic won at the LA Women's Tennis Championships in 2006 in straight sets, and Serena won at the Australian Open in 2007.
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Jelena Jankovic wasn't seeded and Serena won in two sets before going on to win the gold medal.
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Jelena Jankovic is a defensive baseliner, and is often regarded as a counterpuncher.
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Jelena Jankovic is known for being able to slide effectively on all surfaces.
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Jelena Jankovic has very consistent groundstrokes and prefers to go down the line more often than crosscourt.
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Previously, Jelena Jankovic had endorsed Anta and Reebok sportswear, and had her own line with them for her tournament wear.
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