Last night, Serena Williams spoke bitterly, and somewhat gracelessly, to the media after a devastating quarterfinals loss to Justine Henin. Tonight, Jelena Jankovic lost in the quarterfinals, and her public reaction couldn’t have been more different. Here are some highlights:
“I don’t think you have to always be so serious like some of the players are. You have to enjoy it. So this is what I’m doing, having a lot of fun on the court.”
“I cannot do anything when she hits an unbelievable serve. I cannot return it. So why not give her credit and say, ‘Well done, Venus.'”
“[People in the crowd] go like, Jelena, we love your smile. I’m like, But, yeah, it doesn’t help me return her serve.”
“I don’t know why I’m doing [all those legs splits]. It’s not on purpose. It’s just my lousy movement or whatever I’m doing on court.”
Right. Lousy movement. I can’t wait for her to become a champion.