Jelena Jankovic

  • Sara Errani thrills home crowd by reaching Rome final May 17, 2014

    Rome: Sara Errani became the first home player to reach the Italian Open final in nearly 30 years with a 6-3, 7-5 win over sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic on Saturday. Using the vocal crowd support to her advantage, the 10th-seeded Errani fought back from a 4-2 deficit in the second set, while...
  • Top seeds Jankovic, Errani upset at Family Circle April 5, 2014

    Charleston: It proved tough to be a top seed at the Family Circle Cup this week. No. 2 seed Jelena Jankovic and No. 3 seed Sara Errani were both upset on Friday in the quarter-finals, leaving sixth-seeded Eugenie Bouchard as the lone top-10 seed left in the semi-finals. Jankovic fell to Bouchard...
  • Azarenka beats Jankovic to reach Brisbane final January 3, 2014

    Brisbane: Victoria Azarenka overcame a shaky serve and another case of the nerves to move into the Brisbane International final with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over former No. 1-ranked Jelena Jankovic on Friday. The Australian Open champion dropped her first three service games and was facing three break points in...
  • Ailing Serena rallies, makes WTA final against Li Na October 26, 2013

    Istanbul: Serena Williams, in obvious discomfort and walking slowly during changeovers, struggled past Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 on Saturday and will play Li Na in the final of the WTA Championships. Li advanced to her first WTA Championships final by sweeping 2011 winner Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2, setting up a...
  • Serena Williams to face Jelena Jankovic in Istanbul semi-finals October 26, 2013

    Istanbul: Li Na reached the semi-finals of the WTA Championships with a 6-2, 6-1 victory on Friday over Victoria Azarenka, who was wincing in pain from a back injury that brought her to tears. The fourth-seeded Li will play 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, who rallied past Angelique Kerber 6-7 (3), 6-2,...
  • Li Na beats Jelena Jankovic at WTA Championships October 24, 2013

    Istanbul: Li Na outlasted former doubles partner Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 on Thursday for her second victory in two matches at the WTA Championships. The key to the error-filled match full of long rallies was Li's break of serve in the third set for a 4-3 lead. The fourth-seeded Li has...
  • Serena powers to second win in Istanbul, Jankovic shines October 24, 2013

    Istanbul: World number one Serena Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the eighth time in eight matches to move ominously towards the semi-finals of the WTA Championships on Wednesday. The American was again too strong for the Pole in a 6-2 6-4 victory to stay in charge of Red Group with one...
  • Jelena Jankovic pulls out of Japan Women's Open with injury October 7, 2013

    Osaka: Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic pulled out of the Japan Women's Open because of an injured left hip. The Serbian received medical treatment in the second set of her 6-2, 6-2 loss to Serena Williams in Sunday's China Open final in Beijing. In Monday's first round, third-seeded Samantha Stosur of Australia defeated Johanna...
  • Serena Williams powers past Jankovic for 10th title in 2013 October 6, 2013

    World number one Serena Williams bagged her 10th title of the year with a 6-2 6-2 thrashing of Jelena Jankovic in the final of the China Open on Sunday. The top-seeded American broke the eighth-seeded Serb twice in the first set and three times in the second to register her...
  • Serena Williams thumps Radwanska to set up final with Jankovic October 5, 2013

    World number one Serena Williams and Serbian eighth seed Jelena Jankovic set up a final showdown in the China Open after their contrasting victories in the semi-finals on Saturday. The top-seeded American, who has now won 72 matches in 2013 and a prize purse of more than $9 million, hit...
  • Jankovic beats Pavlyuchenkova at China Open September 30, 2013

    Beijing: Eighth-seeded Jelena Jankovic rallied for a 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on Monday to advance to the second round of the China Open. Former No. 1-ranked Jankovic had lost three of her four previous matches against Pavlyuchenkova and didn't start well in Beijing, but recovered to...
  • Bouchard advances at Pan Pacific Open September 25, 2013

    Tokyo: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada upset sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. Bouchard, making her debut in the Tokyo tournament, broke Jankovic to go up 5-2 in the second set and then held serve to win the match...
  • Azarenka beats Williams for Cincinnati title August 19, 2013

    Cincinnati: Victoria Azarenka won a showdown between the world's two top players by beating number one Serena Williams in a three set 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 thriller in the final of the Western and Southern Open on Sunday. For two hours and 30 minutes, Azarenka and Williams engaged in a seesaw battle...
  • Ursula Radwanska beats Jelena Jankovic at Carlsbad August 2, 2013

    Carlsbad: Poland's Ursula Radwanska took advantage of Jelena Jankovic's poor serving for a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory on Thursday in the second round of Southern California Open. The sixth-seeded Jankovic, from Serbia, had seven double faults and was successful on only 59 percent of her first serves as Radwanska advanced to...
  • Reality check for Mr Sharapov as daughter advances June 5, 2013

    Paris: Maria Sharapova's father is so confident about his daughter's French Open credentials that he has declared that she "can beat Rafael Nadal on clay". Whether or not Yuri Sharapov still held that belief when his only child was whitewashed by Jelena Jankovic in the opening set of her Roland Garros...
  • Sharapova downs Jankovic to reach semis at Paris June 5, 2013

    Paris : Maria Sharapova lost the first six games, then won the last four to reach the French Open semifinals. The defending champion overcame a miserable start in the quarterfinals Wednesday to beat Jelena Jankovic, 0-6, 6-4, 6-3. It was the first victory of Sharapova's career after losing an opening set 6-0....
  • Wawrinka faces stern test against Nadal June 5, 2013

    Paris: Stanislas Wawrinka will draw on the advice and experience of the man who coached the only person to beat Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros when he meets the seven-times French Open champion in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. The Swiss ninth seed, who has never taken a set off Nadal in...
  • Paes, Jelena in mixed doubles 2nd round at French Open June 3, 2013

    Paris: Leander Paes kept the Indian challenge alive in the mixed doubles event of the French Open by moving to the second round along with partner Jelena Jankovic. The unseeded Indo-Serbian pair registered a 7-5, 6-3 win over Galina Voskoboeva and Daniele Bracciali in one hour and 16 minutes. Paes is now...
  • Serena Williams rallies to win Family Circle Cup April 8, 2013

    Charleston: It took a feisty exchange with Jelena Jankovic for Serena Williams to calm down. Then, settled and able to return to business, she was a winner once more. Williams defeated Jankovic 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 Sunday for her second consecutive Family Circle Cup title. Momentum swung for good at the start...
  • Fed Cup: Lucie Safarova to open final against Ana Ivanovic November 2, 2012

    Prague: Lucie Safarova will open the Fed Cup final for the defending champion Czech Republic against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. The 17th -ranked Safarova is 3-2 against the 12th-ranked Ivanovic, who is former No. 1. "It would be great to start with a lead," Safarova said at the draw ceremony...
  • Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic lose at China Open October 3, 2012

    Beijing: Former number ones Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic were knocked out of the China Open in straight sets in the third round on Wednesday. The second round was completed when Maria Sharapova downed Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-2, 6-2, and Slovenian qualifier Polana Hercog came from 5-1 down in the...
  • Radwanska beats Jankovic in US Open 3rd round September 1, 2012

    New York: Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska beat former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic in straight sets to match her best result at the US Open. Radwanska won 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday to make the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2008. The Pole was broken four times, but she...
  • Jankovic loses to qualifier in Carlsbad quarters November 16, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: Qualifier Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan saved two match points en route to beating third-seeded Jelena Jankovic 6-7 (4), 7-6 (8), 7-5 on Friday and advancing to the semi-finals of the Mercury Insurance Open. After holding off two match points to win the second-set tiebreaker, Chan ran off three straight...
  • Jankovic, McHale survive scare in Carlsbad November 16, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: No. 3 seed Jelena Jankovic overcame problems with her serve to claim a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Melinda Czink in the second round of the Mercury Insurance Open on Thursday night. Jankovic had a first-round bye and struggled throughout the match with her serve before closing out...
  • Clijsters beats Jankovic in 1st round June 26, 2012

    Wimbledon: Kim Clijsters' last Wimbledon got off to a good start as she beat former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-4 in the first round. Clijsters is playing at the All England Club for just the second time in six years and has said she is retiring after this...
  • Gloomy Jankovic says she is a shadow of herself October 28, 2009

    Doha: Jelena Jankovic admitted her game needed a drastic overhaul after an error-strewn 6-2 6-3 defeat by Victoria Azarenka in the opening match of the WTA Championships on Tuesday. The gritty Serb, who began the year ranked number one in the world but only crept back into the top...
  • Sharapova wins Pan Pacific Open title March 27, 2010

    Tokyo:: Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova won her second Pan Pacific Open title after Jelena Jankovic retired with a wrist injury in Saturday's final. It was Sharapova's first title since shoulder surgery last October and the 20th of her career. Her last tournament win came at Amelia Island in April 2008. The...
  • Sharapova faces Jankovic in Pan Pacific Open final October 3, 2009

    Tokyo: Former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova ground out a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win over Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the Pan Pacific Open final on Friday. The Russian will play Serbia's Jelena Jankovic in the final after the seventh seed overpowered China's Li Na 6-4, 6-3 in the day's...
  • Jankovic powers into Pan Pacific Open semis October 1, 2009

    Tokyo: Seventh seed Jelena Jankovic overpowered Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open on Thursday. The Serbian, who finished 2008 as the top-ranked women's player in the world, never looked in danger of following the top six seeds out of the $2 million Tokyo...
  • Jankovic not fazed by Pan Pacific Open seed jinx September 30, 2009

    Tokyo: Seventh seed Jelena Jankovic avoided the rush for the exit at the Pan Pacific Open by reaching the quarter-finals on Wednesday. The Serb, the highest-ranked survivor following a flood of upsets at the $2 million Tokyo tournament, advanced after Russian opponent Elena Vesnina retired with a thigh muscle strain. Jankovic, who...