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Roland Garros 2010: Jelena Jankovic's 03. June Interview

Posted by Lana On 6/04/2010 10:49:00 AM

JELENA JANKOVIC

S. STOSUR/J. Jankovic
6-1, 6-2

Q. You just couldn't seem to find your way into the match there, huh?
JELENA JANKOVIC: The whole time I didn't really have a rhythm. Samantha played really well. She served well. Overall, you know, she played quite solid.
But, you know, I felt heavy on my feet. I didn't really move out there. You know, that resulted in a negative way on every shot, because especially on the return I didn't have a good reaction.
And then, you know, when I got into, you know, some of the points, when I had chances, I made, you know, bad mistakes. I just you know, it wasn't me. It wasn't my game out there. Unfortunately, I lost. She was the better player today.

Q. So was it nerves? I mean, second set you're up 2 0, 40 15 looked like maybe you had some kind of chance to get into it there.
JELENA JANKOVIC: I wasn't nervous at all.
I just maybe you know, I started the match, you know, kind of cold, maybe because, you know, that match, the first match finished quite quickly.
So we had like 10, 15 minutes to get ready. I got kind of into the match quite cold, and, you know, I had a tough time moving.
For some reason, I just never got into the match. You know, at 2 Love I had 40 15, but it's just sluggish, kind of.
You know, maybe it would have been maybe you know, would make, you know, some kind of difference if I led 3 Love. You never know.
But overall, I couldn't find my game out there. It was just difficult for me.


Q. You played her twice on hardcourts: Indian Wells, Miami. Can you just talk about the difference playing her on clay? It seems like everything she's hitting is pretty huge now.
JELENA JANKOVIC: She's a strong girl. You can see, you know, by looking at her physically. You know, she can hit pretty big, and she has one of the strongest serves, you know, in the women's game.
And especially, you know, for me, I have a good return. I always had and I never had kind of a problem, you know, returning these kind of big serves.
But I just you know, it's very important to have a good reaction, to react. I just fell flat. So every time, you know, I felt late. I felt like too far from the ball. I never hit a clean ball.
So that was a problem. And, you know, she took advantage of that. She won the match, and that is what counts.

Q. There were four women, none of whom had won a Grand Slam, so it's a big opportunity. Are you angry at yourself?
JELENA JANKOVIC: Yeah, I'm angry. You know, it's not easy not to lose like this, but it's the way the game goes. I just have to stay positive, and I will have another chance.

Q. A lot of players, including Pete Sampras, you know, have and Stefan Edberg at the US Open have kind of come to a moment at one point in their career where they said, you know, I'm better than this. I can't make excuses. I shouldn't be losing these matches. Does that ever play into your thinking, or do you think that's a legitimate question to ask yourself?
JELENA JANKOVIC: I don't know. You know, in this moment it's tough to say all this. But, you know, in this particular match today, I just I don't know what happened, but I just you know, she was the better player.
I mean, she did what she had to do. You know, she played her game. I wasn't even 20% of my ability, so that shows. When we played in Indian Wells and I was, you know, on my game, I was playing aggressively, I returned well. I won in two easy sets.
Today I was just I wasn't like myself. I don't even know who that was on the court.

Q. She's obviously a player who has been around for a while. As a singles player, a decent one but never one of the top 5 or 10 players. Now she's looking like she is beating Justine and Serena and you consecutively. How is she doing it? Are you surprised at the kind of leap that she's made?
JELENA JANKOVIC: To be honest, she kind of has like almost the game of a man. That's what it feels like. When I look at how the men play, she has kind of a similar she has a very good kick, which not many women can not women have. It's a very heavy, you know, spin.
And then, you know, she runs around the forehand. You know, she has that kind of, and, you know, it's showing. She's been very impressive the last I don't know how many months. She has had pretty good results.

Q. I was going to say, she wasn't doing this two years ago, three years ago, five years ago.
JELENA JANKOVIC: I don't know, but she's playing very well in this moment, and it's showing. I mean, she has improved so much, and I think mentally she's much better. Because before I think that's what was, you know, maybe one of her weaknesses.

Q. Is it hard to play someone who never shows emotion? She never seems to be upset or nervous or...
JELENA JANKOVIC: She does show emotions. Can you see that when you are playing against her.
You just you can see, you know, when a player is down or when a player has the momentum and is confident. But you don't really and especially for me today, when I was playing, I wasn't really looking at her so much.
I was looking to get my game going and get myself going out there, but unfortunately it never happened.

Q. Sorry to ask, but who do you think would have a better chance in the final, Samantha or Francesca?
JELENA JANKOVIC: You know, so far, you know, I think Samantha has a very big chance. She played so well this tournament, and she has beaten, you know, I think the favorites of this tournament.
So I think she has a good chance. You know, she's playing very, very well. I think she'll do it.


(via ASAP SPORTS)


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