BrowseBiography
 Biography by letter : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9
Search in :
Jelena Jankovic picture, image, poster
Jelena Jankovic

Date of birth : 1985-02-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Belgrade, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality : Serbian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-19

Jelena Janković is a former World No. 1 Serbian professional tennis player. She was runner up at the 2008 US Open and mixed doubles winner at the 2007 Wimbledon. Janković is currently ranked World No. 6, being coached by the former ATP top 15 player, Andrei Pavel.

She now resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Timeline:

Coached by Ricardo Sanchez; fitness trainer is Pat Etcheberry
Introduced to tennis at age 9 by brother and fitness coach, Marko (six years her senior)
Currently member of Gemaks tennis club; student of Megatrend University in Belgrade
Father, Veselin, and mother, Snezana, are economists; brothers, Marko and Stefan, are students
Favorite city is Rome because of its history
Considers herself competitive, friendly, well-organized
Learned French at a diplomatic school in Serbia
Admires Monica Seles
Biggest appeal of being a pro is seeing the world, learning about different cultures.

After a run of 10 straight losses early in 2006, Jelena Jankovic considered quitting the sport. But the Serb’s career took off from there, as she finished 2008 ranked No. 1 in the world after reaching her first and so far only Slam final at the U.S. Open. The Nick Bollettieri protégé is known for her willingness to play every tournament possible. (as of November 17, 2009)

Singles Titles:
2010: Indian Wells
2009: Marbella, Cincinnati
2008: Rome, Beijing, Stuttgart, Moscow
2007: Auckland, Charleston, Rome, Birmingham
2004: Budapest

Doubles Titles:
2006: Birmingham


View the full website biography of Jelena Jankovic.
Browsebiography computer mode