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Statement of Jelena Jankovic | 26.01.2011.
With great sorrow, I have to inform all my fans and tennis friends that this time I will not be able to play for FED cup tie for Serbia against Canada.
I haven’t made this decision easily, because I think it is a great honor and duty of every athlete to play for the national team of its country.
As you know, I had eye surgery in quite an unappropriate time for myself, in the moment when the preparations for the following season should have been in its peak. Therefore, I did not have time to reach the level I wanted. Because of that, I made poor result in the first grand slam of the season, which disappointed me a lot. I am aware that right now I have to complete my preparations so that I could give my maximum in the next FED cup tie. For the same reason, I did not apply for the tournament which follows this FED cup.
On the other hand, I am delighted with the fact that we have other young players in our FED cup team, led by Bojana Jovanovski, Aleksandra Krunic and Tamara Curovic, and Ana Jovanovic who is quite an experienced player. So, I hope they will contribute to the success of our national team, and manage to achieve victory over Canada. I wish them lot of luck and success, and I hope that I will join them for the next match.
If my shape improves in the next seven days, I will certainly be in the team against Canada, but in any case, I will be with all my heart with our players.
Jelena Jankovic will play on humanitarian exhibition mach in Pionir arena, Belgrade | 26.11.2010.
In Pionir arena in Belgrade on 30th November 2010 from 21h will start exhibition mach which is organized by president of Serbian tennis association Slobodan Zivojinovic.
Special guest of this event which is organized to help Kraljevo earthquake and developing of young tennis stars in Serbia will be Jelena Jankovic.
I would like to congratulate our president Slobodan Zivojinovic on great idea to organize this humanitarian event in order to help the victims of Kraljevo earthquake and to help in developing of junior tennis in Serbia .I am really glad that i will take part in this big humanitarian event sad Jelena Jankovic.
That night on 30th November 2010 special guests of this event will be french tennis legend Anri Lekonta, Spanish tennis legend Emilija Sancez, presedent of TSS Slobodan Zivojinovic, Goran Pripica, Brune Oresara and many others music stars.
Jelena met Queen Elizabeth II | 24.06.2010.
Her Majesty, British Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit today to Wimbledon for the first time since 1977. A reception was organized in her honor, which only seven players from abroad could attend and meet the Queen: Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick.
– I have seen Queen Elizabeth II in person for the first time in my life, and it was a great honor, since I was among the players she personally welcomed. For me, as a player, Wimbledon is unique for many reasons – it is played on grass, it has its long tradition, and there is this overall atmosphere which surrounds the entire tournament. Furthermore, Wimbledon has a special charm for me, since I won the title in the mixed doubles here with Jamie Murray. It was the first title for Britain in more than 20 years on this tournament.
GOOD LUCK SERBIA!!! | 12.06.2010.
BEST LUCK AND ENVIABLE SUCCESS, ON THE WORLD CUP 2010. IN FOOTBALL IN SOUTH AFRICA, TO ALL THE PLAYERS IN THE SERBIAN NATIONAL TEAM WISHES JELENA JANKOVIC.
WITH ALL MY HEART I’M WITH YOU, CHEERING!!!!!
Jelena received Heart Award for 2010 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas | 21.04.2010.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) today announced the first four recipients of the 2010 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award: Jelena Jankovic (SRB), Maria-Fernanda Alves (BRA), Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) and Katarina Srebotnik (SLO).
Following the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas ties in February, ten players were shortlisted by the Heart Award judging panel in four categories. The winners were then decided by a public vote on FedCup.com and FedCup.com/es. Each winner receives a silver Baccarat bracelet and a cheque to be donated to a chosen charity.
The Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award is a joint initiative between the ITF and BNP Paribas. The award aims to recognize players who have represented their country with distinction, shown exceptional courage on the court and demonstrated outstanding commitment to their team.
A total of six awards will be presented in 2010, with two further players being recognised following this weekend’s World Group Semifinals and World Group / World Group II Play-offs.
The Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award was launched at the 2009 Final, when American Melanie Oudin was the inaugural winner.
Francesco Ricci Bitti, ITF President, said: “I would like to congratulate the first four Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award winners of 2010. They all showed tremendous skill, commitment and character during their ties in February. In total, we received around 6,000 online votes, showing that the Heart Award is proving a great success with fans and players alike.”
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas continues this weekend, with the World Group Semifinals and World Group / World Group II Play-offs being held on 24-25 April.
Jelena Jankovic – World Group / World Group II first round Jankovic staged a remarkable recovery in the second rubber of Serbia’s World Group first round tie against Russia. She trailed Alisa Kleybanova 46 14 15-40, but fought back tenaciously to win 11 straight games. The following day, she clinched another three-set victory, this time over Svetlana Kuznetsova, the world No. 4 at the time. In the deciding doubles rubber, however, she was defeated when partnering Ana Ivanovic.
Jankovic nominee for Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award | 08.04.2010.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced nominations for the first four recipients of the 2010 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award. A public vote is now taking place on FedCup.com and FedCup.com/es to decide the winners. Each winner receives a
cheque to be donated to her chosen charity.
Following the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas ties in February, ten players have been shortlisted by the Heart Award judging panel in four categories – see list below:
World Group / World Group II first round
Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
Samantha Stosur (AUS)
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
Americas Zone Group I
Maria-Fernanda Alves (BRA)
Mariana Duque-Marino (COL)
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
Arantxa Rus (NED)
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
The Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award is a joint initiative between the ITF and BNP Paribas. It aims to recognise players who have represented their country with distinction, shown exceptional courage on court and demonstrated outstanding commitment to their team.
A total of six awards will be presented in 2010, with two further players being recognised following the World Group / World Group II Play-offs and World Group semifinals. The Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award was launched at the 2009 Final, when American Melanie Oudin was the inaugural winner.
Francesco Ricci Bitti, ITF President, said: “The Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award is proving a great success on a number of levels. It provides fantastic recognition for the commitment players give to the competition and their country, makes a real difference to the charities that benefit from the donations, and gives fans an opportunity to go online and get involved. I would like to congratulate all the shortlisted players for their excellent achievements on and off the court.”
Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
After Svetlana Kuznetsova gave Russia a 1-0 lead in Belgrade, Jankovic staged a remarkable recovery in the second rubber to keep Serbia in the tie. She trailed Alisa Kleybanova 46 14 15-40, but fought back tenaciously to win 11 straight games. The following day, she clinched another three-set victory, this time over Kuznetsova, the world No. 4. In the doubles rubber, however, she was unable to clinch the decisive victory when partnering Ana Ivanovic.
Jankovic beats Wozniacki to win Indian Wells title | 21.03.2010.
Jelena Jankovic defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open.
This is Jankovic’s 12th WTA Tour title, and she is now 4-0 against Wozniacki.
Jankovic kissed her racket and later did the same to the crystal trophy, which was so heavy she couldn’t lift it in triumph. On the new WTA rankings Jelena will take 8th place in the world.
“It has been a great two weeks for me, really amazing,” Jankovic said at courtside. “I am just so happy and so thrilled I was able to win this title.
“I want to congratulate Caroline for making it such a great event and also for making it to number two in the world.”
Jelena’s way to the trophy at Indian Wells –
1st round: (6) Jelena Jankovic bye
2nd round: (6) Jelena Jankovic – (q) Petra Martic (CRO) 6-3 7-6 (2)
3rd round: (6) Jelena Jankovic – Sara Errani (ITA) 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4
4th round: (6) Jelena Jankovic – (17) Shahar Peer (ISR) 6-2, 6-2
Quarter-Final: (6) Jelena Jankovic – (23) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 6-4, 6-4
Semi-Final: (6) Jelena Jankovic – (8) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-2, 6-4
Final: (6) Jelena Jankovic – (2) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6-2, 6-4
Jelena received Oscar | 10.02.2010.
One of the best Serbian athletes, the tennis star recognized not only in our country, but in the world too, Jelena Jankovic, received a great award from “Puls” magazine readers – Oscar of popularity.
Popular JJ, recognizable by her charm and style easily won the hearts of the tennis fans, but also of the people who are not in sports. “Puls” readers sent their votes by coupons and SMS messages during the last two months, and the most popular athlete of the year was elected simply by counting all of them.
Beside Jelena, the nominees were her colleague Ana Ivanovic, and a swimmer Nadja Heigl, who marked the year behind us by her sport success.
Even though she had lots of obligations, Jelena found time to be part of this show, and personally give thanks to everyone who voted for her. She sat in the first row beside celebrities such as Radomir Antic, Miroslav Ilic, Neda Ukraden, Djordje Marjanovic, Radmila Zivkovic, Vesna Zmijanac and many other who were all in the Great hall of “Sava” center, on 9th of February.
After the ceremony of declaring award winners in 18 categories there was a cocktail reception, where the media from all over the region showed a great interest for popular JJ. Almost half an hour Jeca gave statements to the media: TV Nova and RTL Croatia, TV Macedonia, Pink M and Pink BiH, TVB92 and other TV stations from Serbia.
BEST WHISHES!!!! | 31.12.2009.
“Jelena’s World” award winner in Palermo | 19.12.2009.
The documentary on the best Serbian tennis player received an award on the International sports film festival, held in Palermo. “Jelena’s World“ directed by Tanja Brzakovic, won the award for the best editing in the cathegory of the feature movie.
Besides the documentary on JJ, which was officially presented in Belgrade in November 2008, movies from Italy (totally five), two from the USA, Russia, and Spain, as well as one from Bulgaria, Slovenia, Iran, Canada, Belarus, Austria, Germany and England were also shown at the festival.
The camera of Tanja Brzakovic followed the Serbian tennis player on the tournaments in Madrid and Berlin, during the last and this year, and certain parts were filmed also in Seville and in Belgrade.
“Star collection” by Jelena Jankovic | 23.11.2009.
World tennis star Jelena Jankovic presented her new collection “JJ Star Collection” in the headquarters of “Mona” company in Belgrade, on Friday (November 20th, 2009).
“JJ Star Collection” is the third collection which Jelena Jankovic, the tennis star, designed especially for the fashion company “Mona”.
“JJ Star Collection” is intended for those who want to shine brilliantly like the real stars.
It has become a tradition that Jelena Jankovic promotes the fashion line for the upcoming holidays, providing a sophisticated and glamorous look.
“JJ Star Collection” will be sold in “Mona’s” store at Terazije square, number 43, by December 1st, where everyone who wants to look like stars will be able to afford it.
JJ in Guinness Book of World Records! | 16.10.2009.
By placing a mosaic composed of 137,264 photographs of smiling faces in Belgrade Arena on October 15th 2009, Serbia, Wrigley’s chewing gum Orbit and Jelena Jankovic have entered Guinness Book of World Records!
The campaign named “We collect smiles and we need the one from you as well” was aimed at collecting the biggest number of photographs of smiles in the World. It was organized by Wrigley and promoted by Jelena Jankovic who was earlier this year chosen to be the brand ambassador for Wrigley’s most famous chewing gum brand Orbit. This campaign lasted from March 1st until September 20th and during this time more than 135,000 photographs was gathered and composed into the biggest smiles mosaic in the World, measuring more than 930 square meters in surface. By gathering 23,271 photographs more and making a 70 square meters bigger mosaic, Serbia has broken the record set last year in the city of Birmingham, UK.
Numerous smiling photographs have landed on the web site www.tvojosmeh.com or arrived by post, but more than 80,000 photographs was collected by orbit’s “smiling patrols” this Summer at the bank of Danube river in Zemun and Ada Ciganlija. Only by smiling, having fun with Orbit and Jelena Jankovic and posting the smiling photographs of themselves and their closest ones, the citizens of Serbia have out-reached the magical number of needed photographs and thusly brought victory to Serbia.
Jelena Jankovic, Serbian best tennis player, who is famous not only for her good tennis, but also for her dazzling smile, has stated that she simply enjoyed participating in Orbit’s campaign as she was able to demonstrate to the entire world how really beautiful things take place in Serbia and that we have a lot to brag about.
Jelena also added: I’ve kept watching on the internet how the number of collected photographs grows and I was very happy to realize that I was the one to motivate all those people to enter Guinness Book of World Records with their smiles. A smile is and has always been such an important part of my personality. Up to now it was sort of my trademark, but now that we have broken the world record, it will become the trademark of Serbia as well. Helping Serbia enter the Guinness Book of World Records was of huge importance for me, because from now on I will be able to say that my country is known not only for its tennis players, but for the biggest number of smiles in the world. And I was the part of all that!
Wrigley’s senior filed force manager Mr. Dragan Svilanovic didn’t have enough words to express his pleasure in achieving the set goal, but also his happiness that Jelena was the one to help Wrigley achieve it.
He stated: “Our JJ added a very special tone to the campaign, because she has in the best possible way and with her own example demonstrated to the citizens of Serbia how success is achieved and how we can break Guinness record in making a photo-mosaic. The task was not at all easy, but we’ve succeeded. We can say that right now entire Serbia helped by Orbit and Jelena Jankovic celebrates its big smiling victory!”
RECORD IS BROKEN! LONG LIVED NEW RECORD! | 31.08.2009.
Have you already heard that…
… the world record, the largest photo mosaic, which has set in Birmingham, United Kingdom 2008, IS BROKEN!
And do you know who broke it?! Citizens of Serbia and Orbit in campaign ’We collect smiles and we need yours!’
RECORD IS BROKEN! LONG LIVED NEW RECORD!
It all started…
On 1st March 2009 when Orbit and Jelena Jankoviæ, full of enthusiasm, started collecting smiles. Their optimism overwhelmed citizens of Serbia, and we have all together after long and not even a little struggle managed to break the Guinness record in the number of photos with smiles. Patrols, e-mails, web site… finally we reached the magical figure of 130000 photos!
Our Orbit photo mosaic, composed of over 128 000 photos of your smiles, we will proudly show on Partizan basketball courts at Kalemegdan, at the end of September (we’ll let you know the date!).
Come and bring smiles that brought us record.
Yours – Jelena Jankovic and Orbit!
AQUA VIVA HYDRO ACTIVE – THE FIRST FUNCTIONAL WATER ON OUR MARKET | 28.08.2009.
Beograd August 28th 2009 – Only a year after signing an agreement with Jelena Janković, the most successful Serbian tennis player, who is the brand ambassador for Aqua Viva Hydroactive, this water marks the selling raise for 30 percent.
At The first international FICTS festival – the Festival of sport film, videos and TV program, the commercial video with Jelena Janković for Aqua Viva Hydroactive was recognized with the first prize in the category for sport TV commercial. In Knjaz Miloš company hope that another year with Jelena Janković will be successful and awarded as the first one was.
„I worked and trained hard and believed, even in the dark moments, that I can do better. On the way to success everybody needs associate. Aqua Viva Hydroactive is my choice and part of my life“, described Jelena Janković the first year of the cooperation with Knjaz Miloš company.
Jankovic beats Safina in Cincy final | 17.08.2009.
Jelena Jankovic of Serbia claimed a 6-4, 6-2 win over Dinara Safina of Russia in the final of Western & Southern Financial Group Open.
The 24-year-old Jankovic, who won for the second time this season and 11th in her career, collected a first prize of $350,000. The young Serb also won the clay court event in Marbella in April.
Jelena is the best female player in 2008 | 03.07.2009.
Jelena Jankovic and Ricci Bitti – the president of ITF with a trophy given to Jelena as the best female tennis player for 2008. Jelena becomes Serbia’s first Singles World Champion after securing the year-end No. 1 ranking in a standout year. She reached her first Grand Slam final at the US Open, and won more matches on the tour than any other player, capturing four titles in Rome, Beijing, Stuttgart, and Moscow. The 23-year-old also represented her country at the Olympics and in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, where she helped Serbia qualify for the World Group for the first
The Best TV Commercial – JJ with Aqua Viva | 02.07.2009.
Marketing agency Communis has won the first award for TV commercial “Aqua Viva – Jelena Janković” in category sport TVC on just finished I Belgrade FICTS Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs.
Aco Boskovic, TV commercial producer has won the award – the statue of Belgrade victory.
Sports and Olympism Fund, Serbian Olympic Committee and Yugoslav Cinotheque were organizers of this Festival, which took place under patronage of International Federation of Cinema Television Sportifs (sport movies and tv). The partner of the festival was Serbian Association of Sports Journalists.
Serbia against Russia in Belgrade | 03.06.2009.
Serbian Federation Cup team will play against Russia, at home in the first round of World group A in 2010.
Such decision was made on today’s draw held in Tennis Museum at Roland Garros in Paris.
The matches of the first round in World group A are scheduled for 6th and 7th of February 2010. Serbia will host Russia in Belgrade.
– Russia is the toughest opponent we could get, but, luck was on our side since we are to play at home. If it were the opposite, if we had to travel to Moscow, it would have been a disaster – this match is to be played just after the Australian open, and we would have to adapt from plus 30 degrees Celsius to minus 30 degrees, which is the normal temperature in Moscow in that time of year. Furthermore, we would have to play indoor, which also requires time for adaptation. Therefore, at home is warmer, in any sense of the meaning.
The atmosphere will be great, we will play in front of our fans, and even our winters are milder. So, everything is much greater. Russia is a powerful team, with a large choice of players for their coach. But, Ana and I played against all of them, and we beat them, so if we are healthy in that period, I believe we can make another great show in Belgrade, and bring joy to our fans -said Jelena Jankovic.
Jelena Jankovic shined on Cannes red carpet | 23.05.2009.
Through SuperStar worldwide/celebrity management best Serbian tennis player Jelena Jankovic was the special guest at the most glamorous event on this year’s film festival in Cannes – auction evening “Cinema against AIDS” which took place last night in the prestigious Hotel du Cap – Eden Roc Resort, certainly the most exclusive on the entire Azure coast.
Cinema against AIDS is a memorable event with a super-exclusive list of guests, which only the Oscar red carpet can compete with. Jelena Jankovic was the first celebrity from our country who had the honour to collect funds for the fight against AIDS along with Holywood stars.
At the very beginning of evening Jelena was under the siege of flash lights and cameras more than 15 minutes, giving interviews to the most prominent world media which were reporting from this event. Beside our Jelena, the biggest stars of world cinema, fashion and business, also attended this event, including the hostess of the evening Sharon Stone, Dianne Kruger (the star of Tarantino’s new film), Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, Hollywood playboy Josh Hartnett, Chinese superstar Michelle Yeoh, starlet Paris Hilton and super models Eva Herzigova and Claudia Schiffer, fashion designers Donatela Versace, Dolce and Gabana, Dsquared, Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, writer Paolo Coehlo, rapper 50 Cent, and singer Annie Lennox who had a special performance, as well as many others.
The auction was conducted by Sharon Stone and among the most interesting articles offered were the Louis Vuitton purse specially designed for Madonna, an exclusive Elton John’s Chopard watch, Richard Avedon’s photos, and the article which attracted special attention at the auction was the tennis class and a racquet with the signature of JJ.
Just a few minutes later, the offered tennis class with Jelena Jankovic reached an incredible amount of 45.000 euros, paid by her great admirer, a business man from Monte-Carlo, of our origin. Jelena acted greatly on the stage, with the help of Donatela Versace and Michele Yeoh. All the funds from the evening went to charities, for the fight against AIDS. Jelena went straight to the Paris Roland-Garros immediately after this memorable evening.
Jelena Jankovic was special guest at AMFAR Cinema aginst AIDS-(The world most important charity event ) thanks to SUPERSTAR WORLDWIDE CELEBRITY MANAGEMENT .
Specially for this occasion Jelena wore-haute couture by GEORGES HOBEIKA& impressive jewellery by Chopard.
Historical Triumph of Serbia | 30.04.2009.
Spain – Serbia 0:4
April 25 th and 26 th 2009
Fed cup Serbian team has defeated Spain selection, in the play off match for the World A group for 2010. The game was held on April 25 th and 26 th 2009 in Club de Tennis Lleida – Spain.
Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Ana Jovanovic and Aleksandra Krunic have played for the Serbian selection. They were leaded by selector Dejan Vraneš. At the end of the match the result was Spain – Serbia 0:4. This result has placing Serbian team in World A group.
Spain – Serbia 0:4
M. Martinez Sanchez – J.Jankovic 3:6, 4:6
A. Medina Garrigues – A. Ivanovic 6:3, 1:6, 2:6
A. Medina Garrigues – – J.Jankovic 3:6, 6:3, 3:6
M. Martinez Sanchez – A. Jovanovic 6:3, 3:6, 6:7(0)
L.Dominguez – Lino, N. Llagostera Vives – A. Jovanovic, A. Krunic 6:2, 1:0
Jelena Jankovic wins Best European award | 01.03.2009.
Serbian best tennis player Jelena Jankovic received on February 24th, the Best European 2008 award for the field of sports, which is awarded by the non-governmental organization The First European House in Belgrade.
At the ceremony, which was organized at the Belgrade City Hall, awards were also presented to Serbian Minister for foreign affairs Vuk Jeremic for the field of politics, President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce Milos Bugarin for the field of economy and to Slovakia’s Ambassador to Belgrade Igor Furdik who, as a foreigner, made the greatest contribution in linking Serbia to Europe.
The award ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic, representatives of the diplomatic corps, church dignitaries and other officials.
The Best European award was established in 2000, and so far it has been presented to Zoran Djindjic, Boris Tadic, Bozidar Djelic, Miroljub Labus, Goran Markovic and others.
JELENA JANKOVIĆ, ORBIT’S SMILE AMBASSADOR | 27.02.2009.
Chew Orbit gum and help us collect the biggest number of smiles in the World
Jelena Jankovic has been chosen by Orbit to be its smile ambassador for the territory of Serbia. This is the first time ever that orbit has appointed a brand ambassador in Serbia and Jelena has been chosen for her beautiful and dazzling smile, which is as famous as her sports victories. This successful tennis player is the star of the latest TV commercial for Orbit chewing gum, which will hit TV stations in Serbia in March. The viewers will thusly be able to see Jelena Jankovic perform off-court and enjoy her shiny smile.
Jelena Jankovic has already confirmed her strong wish to help Orbit in its campaign which is aimed at gathering the biggest number of smile photos ever collected in the world. Her victorious spirit is just what it takes to bring this ambitious project to life. Orbit would thusly like to invite each and every individual from Serbia to join this winning race of collecting smiles. Jelena’s and Orbit’s common goal is to make the biggest ever smile collage in the world and thusly help Serbia enter the Guiness Book of World Records in this particular discipline.
Each individual can post unlimited number of photos to the site www.tvojosmeh.com, as long as they show smiles or smiling faces. The photos can be both group, and individual. Jelena and Orbit want to show to the world that Serbia is able to break the world record which is at the moment held by Birmingham city UK, where the collage of total 112 893 photos was made covering the surface of 860 m2. Once the photos necessary to break the world record are collected, Serbia’s smiling collage will be presented on a public exhibition in Belgrade. The competition will be open from March 1st till May 31st.
When healthy teeth and healthy smile care is concerned, Orbit as Serbia’s most popular chewing gum, is a must. Get ready, go chew and prepare yourselves, as the race for collecting smiles is starting.
STATUS MAGAZINE – JELENA JANKOVIĆ THE PERSONALITY OF 2008 | 11.02.2009.
According to the decision of the jury of Status magazine, Jelena Janković the best Serbian tennis player was pronounced for the personality of the year. On the ceremony in Ozon gallery, the awards are also consigned for the best photography and the best journalist in 2008.
In the traditional inquiry of Status magazine, in which 80 journalists and important persons took part, Jelena Janković was chosen.
“I am very proud that I was chosen among journalists for this complimentary title. I will strive to justify the expectations that this award means”, said Jelena Jankovic.
Historical Triumph of Serbia | 10.02.2009.
Serbia – Japan
February 7th and 8th, 2009
Belgrade – Arena
Fed cup Serbian team has defeated Japan selection, in the first round match of the World B group. The game was held on February 7th and 8th 2009 in Belgrade’s Arena.
Jelena Janković, Ana Ivanović, Ana Jovanović, Bojana Jovanovski and Aleksandra Krunić have played for the Serbian selection. They were leaded by selector Dejan Vraneš.
At the end of the match, the result was Serbia-Japan, 4:1. This result has to place Serbian team in the playoff for filling World A group.
By the draw, it was decided that the Serbian selection, for placing in World A group, will play against Spain selection on 25th and 26th of April, 2009 in Spanish Lleida.
Serbia – Japan 4:1
Ana Ivanović – Ai Sugiyama 6:4, 6:4
Jelena Janković – Ayumi Morita 6:1, 6:0
Jelena Janković – Ai Sugiyama 6:3, 6:2
Ana Ivanović – Ayumi Morita 6:1, 6:2
Doubles: Janković, Jovanović – Fujiwara, Nakamura 6:3, 5:7 The resign of a Serbian couple
World No.1 Jelena Jankovic signs with leading Chinese sports brand ANTA | 18.01.2009.
Sunday 18th January
World No.1 Jelena Jankovic signs with leading Chinese sports brand ANTA
Leading Chinese sportswear enterprise, ANTA Sports Products Limited, today announced a landmark deal in women’s tennis with the signing of No.1 ranked player on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, Jelena Jankovic.
ANTA has secured one of the biggest deals in women’s tennis by signing Jankovic to exclusively wear ANTA sports apparel, shoes and accessories worldwide.
The partnership with Jankovic is unprecedented for a Chinese sports brand and marks a historic deal. ANTA is the first Chinese sports brand to align with a world number one female tennis player as part of their vision to grow its presence in tennis.
The ANTA design team from the US and Japan has worked closely with Jelena to develop a Jelena Jankovic range of sports products under the JJ brand. The range reflects the style, fashion, and beauty of Jelena Jankovic whilst offering the performance required by the number 1 tennis player in the world.
Jankovic on the eve of the seasons first Grand Slam in Melbourne commented, “The recent success of the Beijing Olympics has firmly established China’s reputation as a world power in sport. I feel very honored to be forming a partnership with the leading Chinese sports brand ANTA. I am delighted with the JJ range of products we have developed and I look forward to working with ANTA to promote the development of tennis and the ANTA brand world-wide.”
Caroline Lacy of Jelena’a management team IMG commented “We were extremely pleased to recently add a player of Jelena’s caliber to the list of great champions we represent. Her reputation on and off the court is unparalleled and we are thrilled to have aligned Jelena with a very significant partnership with ANTA which resonates with her on-court performance and sense of style.”
Sebastian Thom representing ANTA from the People Brand Management Group/ Sportive added, “ANTA is not just another sports brand, the quality of its products and expertise ranks amongst the best in the industry. Working with the best player in the world emphasizes ANTA’s ambitions to set new standards in the sports apparel business. Jelena Jankovic will be a tremendous ambassador for ANTA and at the same time ANTA will also carry the flag for China around the world.”
Born in 1985 in Serbia, Jankovic turned professional at 15 and has gone on to win over 250 matches and in excess of $6 million in prize money. On October 6 2008, Jankovic became the number one ranked player on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour – a position she has now held for 16 weeks.
Jankovic will be showcasing the JJ range of ANTA sportswear at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park which starts tomorrow.
About ANTA Sports Products Limited
ANTA Sports Products primarily designs, develops, manufactures and markets sportswear, including sports footwear, apparel and accessories. The Group has established distribution networks and nationwide retail outlets in China under the management of distributors. The Group places great emphasis on branding by integrating the resources from the sports sponsorships, placement of advertisements, interaction with consumers via the internet and endorsement of elite athletes through featured products to enhance product differentiation.
IMG Signs Jelena Jankovic | 08.01.2009.
No. 1 Ranked Tennis Star Chooses IMG for Exclusive, Worldwide Management and Marketing Representation
NEW YORK, NY and LONDON – Global sports and entertainment company IMG today announced that international tennis star, winner of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon 2007 alongside partner Jamie Murray and the No. 1 ranked player on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, Jelena Jankovic, has signed with the company for exclusive, worldwide marketing and management representation effective January 1, 2009.
Jankovic, 23, will also join IMG Models, the world’s No. 1 international model management firm.
Fernando Soler, Head of IMG’s Tennis Division, said, “We are extremely pleased to add a player of Jelena’s caliber to the list of great champions we represent. Her reputation, both on and off the court is unparalleled.” Ivan Bart, Senior Vice President of IMG Models added, “We are equally pleased to have Jelena join our roster of celebrity clients.”
In making the announcement, Gavin Forbes, Senior Vice President, said, “Jelena is an athlete of enormous talent and unlimited potential. Jelena has distinguished herself as the No.1 player in the world and with her warm personality and fantastic smile, she is an extremely popular competitor. IMG looks forward to working with Jelena at this exciting time in her career.”
Jankovic’s tennis management team at IMG will be led by Caroline Lacy, IMG London.
Jankovic, who has recently been crowned ITF World Champion added, “IMG is a global company and a leader not only in tennis, but entertainment, fashion, and modeling as well. I’m very excited to partner IMG and look forward to working with them on a variety of exciting tennis, marketing, and endorsement opportunities.”
IMG is the leading client management company in tennis. IMG represents some of the world’s top men and women tennis players. The company’s roster of top tennis clients includes many of today’s superstars: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, and James Blake. In addition, IMG owns, manages or represents many of the world’s leading tournaments including Sony Ericsson Open, Australian Open, Chennai Open, and Wimbledon, among many others.
About IMG Sports & Entertainment
Operating in 30 countries, IMG Sports & Entertainment’s diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching,
Olympic and action sports. IMG Academies are the world’s largest, multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.
Jelena Star | 04.01.2009.
Jelena Jankovic, the first tennis player in the world for the New Year has received something very special, rear and unique – her own star in the sky.
Her sponsor Knjaz Milos company and it is brand Aqua Viva to say how much they admire The Queen of tennis bought her the star named JJ which shines in SC2 Hercules constellation of North polar region.
-I couldn’t believe that I have got my own star in the sky. That is something unbelievable and I am so happy-says Jelena.
JJ World No. 3 according to AIPS | 03.01.2009.
For the best athletes in 2008, AIPS International Association Sports Press has pronounced Yamaicas athlete Usain Bolt and Jelena Isinbajeva from Russia. Jelena Jankovic in that poll organized by AIPS was chosen for the third world athlete among ladies with 583 votes or 11,84% votes
JJ is the best athlete according to the OCS | 21.12.2008.
World number 1, Jelena Jankovic, and swimmer Milorad Cavic were declared the best athletes by the Olympic Committee of Serbia.
This is the second consecutive award for the best athlete of Serbia from Serbian Olympic Committee for Jelena. Jankovic in 2008. won 4 titles, played in the finals of US Open and came to the top WTA rankings.
The ceremony of prizes and award organized by the Olympic Committee in the house of National Assembly in Serbia. Jelena brother Marko went to received her award.
Jankovic and Nadal named 2008 ITF World Champions | 17.12.2008.
The ITF announced today that Jelena Jankovic (SRB) and Rafael Nadal (ESP) are the 2008 ITF World Champions. This is the first time that either player has received this honor.
Jankovic becomes Serbia ’s first Singles World Champion after securing the year-end No. 1 ranking in a standout year. She reached her first Grand Slam final at the US Open, and won more matches on the tour than any other player, capturing four titles in Rome, Beijing, Stuttgart, and Moscow. The 23-year-old also represented her country at the Olympics and in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, where she helped Serbia qualify for the World Group for the first time ever.
Jankovic said: \” I am very proud of myself for all I have accomplished in 2008 and am delighted to be named ITF World Champion. I worked really hard this year and to finish No.1 is where I want to be and where I want to stay. It was also an honor to represent Serbia in the Beijing Olympics and I hope I can achieve further success for my country in Fed Cup.\”
Serbian Tennis Federation and president of Serbia, Mister Boris Tadic congratulated JJ | 18.11.2008.
On Friday the 14th 2008, the best tennis player in the world JJ was president Tadic’s guest, which was followed by an exclusive reception in Belgrade’s Hyatt hotel, organized by Serbian Tennis Federation. For her great achievements in 2008 and number 1 place on the WTA list, Jelena received a trophy and a reward.
On this occasion, many friends as well as media representatives congratulated Jelena on her great results and performances in this year and wished her to continue in the same direction and achieve even greater successes in the future. Jelena received many presents from friends and sponsors, flowers from her colleague Novak Djokovic and his family, a gift from one of the best fashion designer in the world, Roberto Cavalli and many others beautiful presents.
Tennis Association of Serbia gave Jelena appreciation and her reaction was very emotional. With tears in her eyes, she talked about memories from her life and carrier so far and about the difficult road which led her directly to the stars, to the top of the world!
“I am very proud of my self for all I have accomplished in 2008. I worked very hard and fulfilled the dream I hade since I held tennis racket in my hands for the first time. I can’t find right words in this moment. I remember the time when I was ten years old and trained in a cold balloon on Red Star courts at 6 A.M. Thank you all for the support, my dream came true”, said Jelena just before tears run from her eyes.
Collection Jelena Jankovic „The one“ | 14.11.2008.
The number one tennis player in the world Jelena Jankovic has designed a new clothing line called „The one“. The collection was shown on a runaway, and Jelena was one of the models and has shown three new creations.
The collections are glamorous, sophisticated, and trendy for women who like to be confident and different.
Premiere documentary movie | 31.10.2008.
On 12th of November 2008, at 20.30 and 22.30, the feature documentary movie “Jelena’s world” about tennis player Jelena Janković will have its world premiere in the cinema Roda Cineplex in Belgrade. This documentary movie, with high artistic potentials, will show the world of professional tennis, the life of one young fighter and champion. “Jelena’s world”, from the author and director Tanja Brzaković, was made in the production of TALAS FILM, Belgrade and FILMKRAFTWERK, Berlin. The audience all over Serbia will have a possibility to see the movie in cinemas from the 13th of November, as on the 12th of November in the cinema Roda Cineplex in presence of Jelena Janković. More about a movie on www.jelenajankovic-film.com
Jelena is staring in a new TV commercial for Knjaz Miloš Company | 21.10.2008.
After winning three tournaments in a row and returning to the first place on WTA list, Jelena Janković is in Belgrade again for shooting TV commercial. Jelena is staring in a commercial for Knjaz Miloš’s Aqua Viva Hydroactive brand which she presents as a promo face since May this year.
In front of a special „Phantom“ camera, Jelena is a real star. The director of this TV commercial, Aco Bosković, is fascinated with her positive energy and professional approach.
In this commercial Jelena plays against herself and wins thanks to the mental and physical power that she gets from Aqua Viva Hydroactive.
This bottle, with Jelena Janković’s face, is already sold in one million samples only two month since launching on Serbian market. Such sales can only indicate what an extraordinary combination Jelena Janković and Aqua Viva Hydroactive are.
JJ and AV Hydroactive | 10.09.2008.
Knjaz Milos prepared a joyful surprise for all fans of Hydroactive and all fans of tennis. The new label of Aqua Viva Hydroactive has the photo of Miss Jelena Jankovic and will be produced in limited quantity.
While the vivacious spirit of Miss Jankoviæ is conquering the people around the world, the freshness and strength of Aqua Viva Hydroactive is conquering the markets.
The combination of Miss Jankovic`s popularity and the quality of our Aqua Viva Hydroactive gives a special charm to this limited edition.
Jelena Jankovic attended the WTA 35th Anniversary Benefit party | 26.08.2008.
NEW YORK – AUGUST 24: Jelena Jankovic attended the WTA 35th Anniversary Benefit party at the Sports Museum of America August 24, 2008, in New York City.
Here you can see two pictures from the party. On the first picture Jelena is with former top tennis player Mery Joe Fernandez (highest rank – 4th in the world) and Tracy Austin – a former World No. 1 women’s professional tennis player from the United States who won the women’s singles title at the US Open in 1979 and 1981 and the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1980, before a series of injuries cut short her career.
On the second picture, Jelena is smiling with Virginia Wade, a former professional tennis player from the United Kingdom. She won three Grand Slam singles titles (Australian Open 1972, Wimbledon 1977. and US Open 1968) and four Grand Slam doubles titles. She is particularly remembered for winning the women’s singles title at Wimbledon in the tournament’s centenary year on July 1, 1977, the last time a Briton has won a singles title there.
Jelena in humanitarian action – Champions for Children | 12.08.2008.
On the first day of the Olympics Jelena was invited by the UNICEF China office to help with a gala event called Champions for Children. She was asked to help advocate for equality for girls at this very high profile event that focused on the most vulnerable children. In China, there is still much discrimination against young girls because of strong traditional attitudes favoring male children.
Jelena was delighted to make time to support UNICEF again in her role as
National Ambassador for Serbia. The evening turned out a smashing success
attracting other UNICEF Ambassadors Jackie Chan, Lang Lang and some of
China’s biggest stars.
Jelena shared a dialogue with a 14-year-old female tennis champion Liu Yingchong.
Even at the Olympics Jelena is never too busy to do her part for the cause
JELENA JANKOVIC TO ASSUME SONY ERICSSON WTA TOUR NO. 1 RANKING ON AUGUST 11 | 03.08.2008.
Serbian star to become the 18th player to reach No.10 spot in Tour history the week of August 11, 2008 ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour will crown Jelena Jankovic as the new World No. 1 when the official Tour rankings are published on Monday, August 11.
“Since I was a young girl it’s been my dream to become No.1 in the world,” Jankovic said. “When you get older, at least one day you can say you were No.1 and no one can take that away from you. You are in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour history books and it’s a great achievement.”
At 23 years, 5 months and 13 days, Jankovic will become the 18th top-ranked player in women’s tennis history, joining a distinguished list that includes Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Serena Williams,Venus Williams, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Jennifer Capriati, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Amélie Mauresmo, Monica Seles,Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic.
“Jelena has had a fantastic year and displayed incredible grit and determination,” stated Sony Ericsson WTA Tour CEO LarryScott.
“In addition to her tremendous talent and skill on the tennis court, Jelena also finds a special way to entertain and engage her fans, adding a unique spark and personality to our sport that is appreciated worldwide. Jelena’s success adds another amazing milestone for Serbian tennis and I am sure we will continue to witness great achievements by her.”
“We are delighted to congratulate Jelena on the brilliant achievement of becoming World No. 1,” remarked Aldo Liguori, Corporate VP and Head of Global Communications & PR of Sony Ericsson.
“She joins a distinguished list of players who haveheld the top spot. Sony Ericsson is proud to be associated with the ongoing success of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour as itcontinues to raise the profile of women’s tennis.
“Jankovic began defining herself as a potential Sony Ericsson WTA Tour World No.1 approximately two years ago, when shelabored past a string of ten consecutive opening round losses and a ranking drop to No.38 in the middle of the year. She0D successfully turned the season around and vaulted to No.12 by year end. Since then, the Serbian has been a consistentfigure in the Top 10, securely staying inside the top elite since February 26, 2007. Her season-ending ranking has improvedfrom No. 194 (in 2002), to No. 85 (in 2003), to No. 28 (in 2004), to No. 22 (in 2005), to No. 12 (2006) and to No. 3 (in 2007).
KNJAZ MILOS COMPANY AND JELENA JANKOVIC SIGNED A TWO YEAR CONTRACT – JJ PROMOTER OF AQUA VIVA
Belgrade, May 20th, 2008 – Knjaz Milos Company and the third player of the world, Jelena Jankovic, signed today in Belgrade a two year contract where the company will be her sponsor. In the next two years Jelena will promote products made by Knjaz Milos, particularly their well-known water Aqua Viva.
Thanks to the representatives from Knjaz Milos who will sponsor year, she stated that there are only few companies who invest in the sport and that only athletes know how important it is to have sponsors behind them. She promised to her friends from Knjaz Milos that in the years to come she will be faithful promoter of their brand through her tennis successes.
Jelena’s profile on the stamps in Serbia | 18.04.2008.
Serbian tennis superstar Jelena Jankovic, the girl who will represent for the second time her country in the Olympic Games (previously in Athens 2004), got an honor to have her own post-office stamp with her profile on it. This edition of stamps was released a week ago in the honor of Serbian National Tennis Team that will include five players at the Olympic Games in Beijing this year. In this way, the Serbian Post gave a big acknoledgment for all successes top tennis players accomplished for their country.
Jelena Jankovic got stamps with the value of 30 and 40 Serbian dinars. The graphics were done by well-known domestic artist Ms. Marina Kalezic, and it was printed by the company Forum from Novi Sad, Serbia.
„I feel very privileged to represent my country in this way. This is the sign from my fellow Serbs that they are proud of my accomplishments and it makes me more motivated to represent Serbia and my people. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who are responsible for this act and I will give my best to win the gold medal in Beijing“, said JJ.
Jankovic leads ACES Race | 10.04.2008
MIAMI, FL, USA – At the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, the action off the court was just as exciting as the action on the court during the 12-day, Tier I event. At all Sony Ericsson WTA Tour events, players participate in many community programs and promotional activities to help raise awareness of the tournament and the game. In January 2007, the Tour began a new initiative called the ACES Race, rewarding those players who go above and beyond to promote tennis on and off the court. Points are awarded to each off-court promotional activity players take part in – the bigger the commitment, the more points awarded to each player.
Singles runner-up Jelena Jankovic took over the lead in the 2008 ACES Race, which tallies the off-court activities of the Tour players during the year. In reaching the singles final, Jankovic also spent time in photo shoots, fan and sponsor activities as well as dress fittings for the first-ever dress made of Sony Ericsson phones, which she wore on the red carpet at the Kick-Off Player Party.
1. JANKOVIC, Jelena (228)
2. IVANOVIC, Ana (220)
3. HANTUCHOVA, Daniela (155)
4. DEMENTIEVA, Elena (145)
5. HENIN, Justine (125)
6. CHAKVETADZE, Anna (120)
7. KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (115)
8. DAVENPORT, Lindsay (90)
9. BONDARENKO, Alona (85)
10. SCHNYDER, Patty (80)
“My shoulder is feeling good; I cannot wait for the final match tomorrow” | 04.04.2008.
“Dear fans, until I write you my next blog, I want to thank all of you for the biggest support you are giving me on the website. It is always good to hear when you compliment me and it gives me additional strength and self-esteem before my matches. I see many of you are worried about my shoulder and what happened last night. Lately I have been working out a lot on strengthening my shoulders and my serve so that whole area is a bit sore. I felt some pain during the match and I took a time-out to massage it a little bit and now I am feeling good. I will try my best to win the first title this year. I will write you again once the tournament is over. Kiss to all of you”.
Jelena once again 3rd in the world | 24.03.2008.
After two weeks of playing time in Palm Springs and finished Indian Wells tournament, Jelena Jankovic advanced one spot according to today’s rankings and she holds the third position again. Her good playing and the semifinal of the tournament are the only reason for her improvement in the ranking.
This week Jankovic will take part in the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami which has the prize money of $3,770,000.
Indian Wells – Blog | 13.03.2008.
I am writing a daily blog for the tournament in Indian Wells so I will also include the text on my website and all of my fans will have a chance to read what is happening on a daily basis. Lots of love, JJ
Announcement | 08.03.2008.
Famous Serbian tennis player Jelena Jankovic in the cooperation with the National Office of the Serbian President donated the money to 22 families from the Central Serbia and Kosovo, as well as to hospital “Stefan Visoki” from Smederevska Palanka. In this way, Jelena donated the total amount of 33,000 euros which she received from the “Family Sport” which organized an exhibition match in December where Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Janko Tipsarevic and Novak Djokovic participated. All the money earned from this event went to families with specials needs and institutions to buy medical equipment.
“I am very happy that I was able to help those who are in an urgent need for money, and I will always try to find time and continue with humanitarian actions such as this one”, said Jelena.
1/4 Final match tomorrow around 19h local time | 06.03.2008.
Jelena Jankovic will play her match against Yan Zi on Friday around 19h local time. Their match is scheduled as second after 17h. These two players have played only once in the past. It was in Bangkok, Thailand last year where JJ was forced to retire in that match.
Round 16 | 05.03.2008.
Jelena Jankovic will play her second round match on Thursday, 06.03 around 18:30 local time. Her match is scheduled as second after 17h. Her opponent is Sanda Mamic from Croatia. Jelena is the top seed of the tournament.
Draw – Bangalore, India | 03.03.2008.
Jelena Jankovic arrived to Bangalore, India where she will participate in a Tier II tournament that has prize money of $600,000. Jelena is the top seed, and she has a bye in the first round. In the second round, she will face the winner of match Mamic (CRO) and Chan (TPE). The match will be probably played on Wednesday, March 5th.
Jankovic – Kuznetsova | 28.02.2008.
Jelena Jankovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova will play tomorrow at 14h local time on the Central Court in Dubai. These two players are 2nd and 4th seeds of the tournament. So far they have played four matches, and the score is tied. Their last match was in May of 2007 in which Jelena won in the finals of Rome. The match will be broadcasted live on the Eurosport.
Jankovic – Chakvetadze | 27.02.2008.
Jelena Jankovic and Ana Chakvetadze will play their 1/4 final match around 15:30 local time. The match is scheduled as second on the Central Court, and the program starts at 14h. Eurosport 2 should broadcast the match live.
Draw – Dubai | 24.02.2008.
Jelena Jankovic is the 4th seed at the Tier II tournament in Dubai where most of the top players will make an appearance. The prize money for this tournament is $1,500,000. Jelena has a bye in the first round, while in the Round 16 she will face either Sania Mirza or a qualifier. She is expected to play probably on Wednesday, Feb 27th.
1/4 Finals match tomorrow | 22.02.2008.
Jelena Jankovic qualified into 1/4 finals of the Qatar Total Open. Her next opponent is Na Li from China. Their match is scheduled to play as third on the Central court where the program starts at 15:30 local time. These two players have faced each other four times so far and Na Li leads 3:1. Jelena is the third seed of the tournament, and Na Li is currently ranked as 29th.
Round 16 | 21.02.2008.
Jelena Jankovic will play her Round 16 match around 19h local time, 3rd match on the Central court. She will face Ai Sugiyama. These two players have never played against each other. Jelena is the third seed of the tournament, while Sugiyama is currently ranked 41st.
Jelena plays the 5th match on the Central Court | 20.02.2008.
Jelena Jankovic will play the 5th match on the Central Court. The match should start between 9-10pm local time. At the Qatar Total Open Jelena is the third seed and will play versus Yaroslava Shvedova in the second round. The prize money for the tournament is $2,500,000.
Jelena Jankovic against Yaroslava Shvedova | 19.02.2008.
Jelena Jankovic will play versus Yaroslava Shvedova in the second round of the Qatar Total Open in Doha. The match will be played probably on Wednesday night. Jelena and Yaroslava will face each other for the first time. Jelena is the third seed of the tournament, while Shvedova is currently ranked as 110th player in the world. The prize money of this event is $2,500,000.
Jelena Jankovic’s draw in Doha, Qatar | 17.02.2008.
Jelena Jankovic is the third seed of the Tier I tournament in Doha, Qatar. She has a bye in the first round, while in the second round JJ will face a qualifier. The prize money of the tournament is $2,500,000 and matches are played on Rebound Ace surface. The action starts on Monday, Feb 18th while Jelena will play her first match either on Tuesday or Wednesday. JJ arrived yesterday to Doha accompanied by her coach Scott Humphries and older brother Marko.
Jelena Jankovic visited her tennis club Gemax | 15.02.2008.
Jelena Jankovic found some free time to visit today Sony Ericsson Open, a Challenger Tournament organized by her tennis club Gemax in Belgrade. As several of her friends are in the main draw of the tournament, she wanted to demonstrate support to the Serbian players and wish them good luck. Djordje Antelj, the President of Gemax took a chance to thank Jelena for everything she has done in the past and wish her early happy birthday greeting her with a very nice diamond watch and flowers.
Several hours after the visit to Gemax, JJ headed to the airport where she left to Doha, Qatar. Jelena visited her hometown to receive several treatments for her lower back injury. She feels much better now hoping to stay healthy which would allow her to play at her best.
Reebok – Framed | 11.02.2008.
One of the top sport brands in the world, Reebok, started showing their documentary movies about their star athletes. In these 30 minute films, fans will get a chance to know better their idols including Jelena Jankovic, David Ortiz, Thierry Henry, Allen Iverson and Baron Davis. Each one of these athletes is working with another celebrity from a different industry. Jelena Jankovic filmed her episode with Brittany Snow, a very popular actress who just recently starred in the movie Hair Spray. In the “download” section of the website you are able to see the abbreviated version of this add including Brittany as the director of the commercial, and Jelena as the main actress. According to the Independent Channel who premiered all five episodes, this movie had the highest rating. Very soon you will be able to see the full version of the documentary film showing life of JJ.
JJ signed the contract with Serbian Tennis Association, Serbia will face Croatia in April | 05.02.2008.
Elena Jankovic signed a contract with the Serbian Tennis Association in which she promises to play for the national team of Serbia. After a great success in Budapest, Hungary where the national team managed to reserve a spot in the playoffs for the World Group, Jelena and other team members gathered in a well-known restaurant celebrating their victory on Monday night. At the beginning of the night, JJ signed the contract with Mr. Slobodan Zivojinovic, the President of the Serbian Tennis Association.
The following morning in London, there was a draw in which Serbia took part. The national team will face Croatia in the attempt to qualify into the World Group. Croatia will host this event on April 26th in which two singles matches will be played on that day, followed the next day with three more matches (two singles and one doubles).
Serbia against Holland in the semi-final | 01.02.2008.
National team of Serbia will face Holland in the next round of the Fed Cup tournament in Budapest, Hungary. Both teams managed to be first in the preliminary round. Serbia beat Poland and Romania. The match between these two teams is scheduled to play on Saturday, 02.02. starting at 10am.
Fed Cup Tournament starts for Serbia tomorrow | 30.01.2008.
Serbian National Team starts their first group match tomorrow at 10am. Our country is in the group D with Poland and Romania. Four best Serbian players (Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Ana Jovanovic, Teodora Mircic) arrived to Budapest, Hungary to try and catch a spot in playoffs in order to bring Serbia into the World Group to compete against the best nations.
Serbia will face Poland tomorrow. Jelena Jankovic (the captain) and Ana Ivanovic will play singles matches. Ana will be first on the court at 10am, and Jelena will play following that match. Doubles match will decide a winner in case of a tie.
Jelena plays at the prime time | 19.01.2008.
JJ will play her 4th round match against Casey Dellacqua on Sunday, Jan 20th at 7:30pm (local time), Rod Laver Stadium. Two players faced each other only once, last year at Bali in which Jelena won 6:4, 6:4. Casey Dellacqua is currently ranked 78th.
Jankovic against Gallovits | 15.01.2008.
In the second round of the Australian Open, Serbian start Jelena Jankovic will face Romanian Edina Gallovits, 76th player of the world. The match will be held on Jan 16, the location is “Margaret Court Arena”, and it will start approximately between 14:30 – 16h (local time) as their match is scheduled to be third on the previously mentioned court.
The beginning of the first Grand Slam | 13.01.2008.
Jelena Jankovic will be among first players who will come on courts in Melbourne to play their first round matches. JJ will play on Vodafore Arena at 11am local time versus Tamira Paszek. The prize money of the tournament is $18,400, 000. Jelena and Tamira have faced each other only once in their careers. It was last year in Rome where Jelena won the title. The score was 6:3, 6:4.