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Jelena Jankovic Biography

Jelena Jankovic is a professional tennis player from Serbia who is a former World No. 1 in singles. Some of the highlights of Jankovic's career include winning the 2007 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title with Jamie Murray, the 2010 BNP Paribas Open,[2] the Internazionali BNL d'Italia twice, in 2007 and 2008 and the aforementioned appearance in the finals of the 2008 US Open. She won her first ITF title in Dubai in October 2003. Later that year, Jankovic won her first WTA title, a Tier V event, in Budapest. She was ranked world no. 1 for seventeen consecutive weeks until she was overtaken by Serena Williams on February 2, 2009. In 2007, she became the first Serbian player to win a Grand Slam title when she won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title. She is also lauded as one of only seven players who has defeated both Williams sisters at the same tournament. She was declared "the sportswoman of the year" by the Olympic Committee of Serbia for two years in a row (2007,2008). Jankovic defeated Carla Suárez Navarro at the Andalucia Tennis Experience in Marbella, Spain garnering her first title of 2009. She later on defended her title at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. Jelena Jankovic often employs counterpunching techniques. She has very consistent ground strokes and prefers to go down the line more often than crosscourt. She has an effective two handed backhand and a decent forehand.

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IPTL 2016: Indian Aces go down to Japan Warriors
IPTL 2016: Indian Aces go down to Japan Warriors
Here are all the results from the IPTL - the International Premier Tennis League, with the stars now in Singapore.
Indian Aces beat UAE Royals to go top in IPTL
Indian Aces beat UAE Royals to go top in IPTL
Rio Olympics 2016: Analysing the chances of the women’s singles top four seeds in tennis
Rio Olympics 2016: Analysing the chances of the women’s singles top four seeds in tennis
An in-depth analysis of the medal chances of the top four women's singles seeds in tennis.
Ricoh Open 2016: Rohan Bopanna and Nicolas Mahut lose in quarter-finals
Ricoh Open 2016: Rohan Bopanna and Nicolas Mahut lose in quarter-finals
Bopanna is not playing with his usual partner Florin Mergea because of the latter's Olympic commitments.
March 2016: Tennis injury report card
March 2016: Tennis injury report card
A round-up of the biggest players who are currently off the court nursing injury.
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: Ivanovic beats Halep; Petkovic defeats Jankovic
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: Ivanovic beats Halep; Petkovic defeats Jankovic
Germany's Andrea Petkovic defeated World No. 19 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
CTL 2015: Hyderabad Aces steal past Nagpur Orangers in a thriller, will face Punjab in final
CTL 2015: Hyderabad Aces steal past Nagpur Orangers in a thriller, will face Punjab in final
Ivo Karlovic kept his shirt on to see his team through to the finals of the CTL 2015
CTL 2015: V Chennai Warriors come from behind to beat home side Nagpur Orangers
CTL 2015: V Chennai Warriors come from behind to beat home side Nagpur Orangers
The Nagpur Orangers looked to be in a winning position on home soil, but would eventually lose on the back of strong performances by Fernando Verdasco.
CTL 2015: Nagpur Orangers vs Hyderabad Aces will fight it out for a berth in Sunday’s final
CTL 2015: Nagpur Orangers vs Hyderabad Aces will fight it out for a berth in Sunday’s final
Can Martina Hingis inspire the Aces to reverse their home leg’s 20-22 defeat to the Orangers, or will the home team continue with their supreme form?
5 forgotten stars who have returned to the limelight in the Champions Tennis League
5 forgotten stars who have returned to the limelight in the Champions Tennis League
CTL 2015: Nagpur Orangers vs V Chennai Warriors - Can the visitors turn around their fortunes?
CTL 2015: Nagpur Orangers vs V Chennai Warriors - Can the visitors turn around their fortunes?
Group B table toppers Nagpur Orangers meet the bottom-placed V Chennai Warriors at home in the Nagpur District Hard Court Tennis Association
CTL 2015: Nagpur win a thriller to beat Hyderabad, move to top of Group B
CTL 2015: Nagpur win a thriller to beat Hyderabad, move to top of Group B
The visitors beat the hosts 22-20 in a back-and-forth contest.
CTL 2015: Hyderabad Aces and Nagpur Orangers battle for Group B top spot
CTL 2015: Hyderabad Aces and Nagpur Orangers battle for Group B top spot
Preview for the match between the Hyderabad Aces and the Nagpur Orangers
CTL 2015: Heartbreaking loss for Chennai as Verdasco's heroics not enough to beat Nagpur Orangers
CTL 2015: Heartbreaking loss for Chennai as Verdasco's heroics not enough to beat Nagpur Orangers
Chennai lost the first 4 events, but Verdasco's superhuman effort brought them back into the match, only to lose in the super tie-break
V Chennai Warriors vs Nagpur Orangers preview: CTL's strongest team make their much-awaited debut
V Chennai Warriors vs Nagpur Orangers preview: CTL's strongest team make their much-awaited debut
Preview for the match between the V Chennai Warriors and Nagpur Orangers.
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