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Jankovic, Sharapova take Wimbledon openers

Jankovic, Sharapova take Wimbledon openers

WIMBLEDON, England, June 24 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Jelena Jankovic and No. 3 Maria Sharapova were easy winners Tuesday in first-round action at The Championships at Wimbledon.
Potential all-Williams final at Wimbledon

Potential all-Williams final at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, June 20 (UPI) -- Venus and Serena Williams, who have six of the last eight Wimbledon women's titles to their credit, could meet in the Grand Slam event's finals this year.
Chakvetadze won't to repeat Ordina title

Chakvetadze won't to repeat Ordina title

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 19 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Anna Chakvetadze saw her defense of the Ordina Open end with a quarterfinal upset Thursday in the tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Ivanovic officially No. 1 in the world

Ivanovic officially No. 1 in the world

PARIS, June 9 (UPI) -- French Open champion Ana Ivanovic officially moved to the No. 1 spot in the women's world tennis rankings.
Safina goes to French Open final

Safina goes to French Open final

PARIS, June 5 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina cruised past fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2 Thursday in a women's semifinal match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris.
Kuznetsova, Safina advance at French Open

Kuznetsova, Safina advance at French Open

PARIS, June 4 (UPI) -- Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dinara Safina won their women's quarterfinal matches Wednesday at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris.
Ivanovic, Jankovic in all-Serb semifinal

Ivanovic, Jankovic in all-Serb semifinal

PARIS, June 3 (UPI) -- Serbians Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic meet in the French Open semifinals after both women won quarterfinal victories Tuesday.

Ivanovic, Jankovic advance at French Open

PARIS, June 1 (UPI) -- Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, the second and third seeds, led Sunday's women's winners at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris.
Chakvetadze a rare French upset victim

Chakvetadze a rare French upset victim

PARIS, May 29 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva and Venus Williams notched straight-set victories Thursday in second-round play at the French Open.
Jankovic, Venus advance at French Open

Jankovic, Venus advance at French Open

PARIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic and Venus Williams were winners Monday at the French Open, where rain washed out 18 women's matches.
Sharapova seeded No. 1 for French Open

Sharapova seeded No. 1 for French Open

PARIS, May 23 (UPI) -- Newly installed world No. 1 Maria Sharapova was given the top seeding for the 2008 French Open.

Jankovic wins the Italian Open

ROME, May 18 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic rolled to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Alize Cornet in Sunday's final at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.

Sharapova out in Rome with calf injury

ROME, May 17 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova missed her scheduled semifinal match at the $1.34 million Italian Open in Rome Saturday because of a strained left calf.
Back injury sidelines Serena Williams

Back injury sidelines Serena Williams

ROME, May 16 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova won Friday's last quarterfinal match at the $1.34 million Italian Open in Rome with a 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-2 win over Patty Schnyder.
Sharapova, newly No. 1, wins in Rome

Sharapova, newly No. 1, wins in Rome

ROME, May 15 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova celebrated her ascension to the world No. 1-ranking Thursday with a straight-set win in the third round of the $1.34 million Italian Open.
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Jelena Jankovic of Serbia reacts after losing a point to Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazikstan during their match at the US Open tennis championship on September 3, 2009 in New York. UPI /Monika Graff.
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Jelena Janković (Serbian Cyrillic: Јелена Јанковић, pronounced ; born February 28, 1985 in Belgrade) is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Serbia. She reached the final of the 2008 US Open and won the 2007 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title. Janković is ranked World No. 12, being coached by the former ATP top 15 player, Andrei Pavel.

Janković was born in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia, as the third child of Veselin and Snežana, two economists.. She has two brothers, Marko and Stefan. She is a student at the Megatrend University in Belgrade, studying economics; however, she has put her course of study on indefinite hold as she continues to pursue her tennis career. Janković learned her first tennis skills at the Tennis Club 'Red Star'. As a nine-and-a-half year old she was introduced to tennis by her elder brother and fitness coach Marko. With 11 years has won the national championship in the competition to 12 years. She was later trained at the Tennis Academy of Nick Bollettieri. As a junior she won the 2001 Australian Open and junior No. 1 in the world. In 2001, she started to play on the WTA Tour; she reached the second round at her first tournament at the Indian Wells Masters.

In October 2003, Janković entered the top 100 at No. 90 for the first time after winning her first ITF title in Dubai. Three months later, Janković garnered her first top 10 win against Elena Dementieva 6–1, 6–4 in the first round of the 2004 Australian Open. In May, Janković won her first WTA title, a Tier V event, in Budapest, defeating Martina Suchá in the final 7–6, 6–3. Following her win in Budapest, she reached No. 51 in the world. Elsewhere in her 2004 season, she defeated top 20 players Nadia Petrova (twice), Vera Zvonareva, Patty Schnyder and Paola Suárez. Janković finished 2004 ranked No. 28 in the world.

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