The occasionally gloomy Jelena Jankovic is headed to her first Grand Slam final after defeating Elena Dementieva 6-4, 6-4, in a sloppy, nervous match. In total, there were 8 breaks of serve and 66 unforced errors.
Jelena Jankovic calmly strolled to the locker room after the match–generally a moment heavy in emotions–like it was Read More
Novak Djokovic got his first test of the tournament this afternoon, and now it’s Roger Federer’s turn. Federer and Igor Andreev have nabbed a set each (at 7-6) and Federer is up a break in the third. At this point, we’ll start the women’s match at about 8:30, Roddick’s match at 10:30, and we’ll all Read More
Is Jelena Jankovic brutally candid, or a bit depressive?
In ancient Greek times, melancholia was thought to be caused by an excess of black bile in the blood. This has been more or less disproven by modern science.
What ails Jankovic isn’t entirely clear. Later tonight, she’ll face off against Sybille Bammer in Read More
The first of our questions for the day has been answered, as Jelena Jankovic not only stayed standing, but won in straight sets, 7-5, 7-5, over Jie Zheng. It wasn’t easy, though, and those two sets took over two hours. Jankovic will play her first seeded player in the Round of 16; her opponent Read More
Jelena Jankovic has suffered from leg injuries for much of this year, and she had something of a scare in the third set of her second-round match against Sofia Arvidsson, when she was down on the court for about 30 seconds without sound or movement. But it didn’t seem leg-related: “I was just tired, and Read More
In an all-American first-round matchup under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium, 9th-seeded James Blake had to slog through five dramatic sets against the promising 19-year-old Donald Young before finally prevailing, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Blake’s serve held strong and his net game remained impressive, though the number of unforced errors from both of Read More
2007 was the year of the Serbian invasion of Flushing. Novak Djokovic became an overnight celebrity; we called Ana Ivanovic the savior of women’s tennis thanks to her refreshingly grounded personality; Jelena Jankovic cemented a reputation as a tireless grinder whom the press adored.
And then this year got off to such a great start! Djokovic won Read More
What's wrong with Venus Williams?
"I just was feeling dizzy, a little sick to the stomach," she said. "Was just having some energy problems. I'm not really sure what's wrong with me."
Neither does anyone else. After making 56 unforced errors in her agonizingly close quarterfinal match with Jelena Jankovic, Venus made 35 this afternoon—compared Read More
As Jelena Jankovic was picking up some final things at Arthur Ashe Stadium yesterday after her loss to Venus Williams in the quarterfinals, I asked her if Venus needed to pick up her level of play to beat Justine Henin later today, especially since she made 56 unforced errors in their match.
Jankovic offered this: Read More
It wasn't a work of art from Venus in her match against Jelena Jankovic. She hit 56 unforced errors and had 8 double-faults. But when it came to a deciding third-set tiebreaker, she played her best tennis of the night.
"I felt really strong in the tiebreak, I felt fairly fresh," she said, "and Read More