Top-seeded Ivanovic ousted at Italian Open

Top-seeded Ivanovic ousted at Italian Open

ROME, May 14 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Ana Ivanovic lost to a tournament qualifier Wednesday during second-round play at the $1.34 million Italian Open in Rome.
Safina continues upset run, beats Williams

Safina continues upset run, beats Williams

BERLIN, May 9 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina pulled off her second major upset in two days with a victory Friday over Serena Williams at the $1.34 million German Open.
Henin ousted, Williams wins at German Open

Henin ousted, Williams wins at German Open

BERLIN, May 8 (UPI) -- Serena Williams extended her personal winning streak and world No. 1 Justine Henin was ousted Thursday in third-round play of the $1.34 German Open.
Henin strong in Berlin's second round

Henin strong in Berlin's second round

BERLIN, May 7 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Justine Henin breezed through a second-round victory Wednesday at the $1.34 million German Open.

Serena, Zvonareva are Charleston finalists

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 19 (UPI) -- American Serena Williams and Russian Vera Zvonareva moved Saturday into the finals of the $1.34 million Family Circle Cup at Charleston, S.C.

Sharapova to meet Venus in quarters

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 17 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Maria Sharapova won Thursday to set up an anticipated quarterfinal match with Venus Williams at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C.

Jankovic wins tough match at Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic downed Alexandra Stevenson 7-5, 6-0 Wednesday in a second-round match at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C.

Serena Williams advances in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 15 (UPI) -- American Serena Williams advanced in the second round Tuesday at the $1.34 million Family Circle Cup.

Zvonareva, Szavay win Family Circle opener

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 14 (UPI) -- Russian Vera Zvonareva and Hungarian Agnes Szavay led Monday's first-round winners at the $1.34 million Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C.

Serena Williams wins Ericsson Open

MIAMI, April 5 (UPI) -- Serena Williams needed three sets Saturday to beat Jelena Jankovic and win the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami for the fifth time in the last seven years.

Serena reaches Miami title match

MIAMI, April 3 (UPI) -- Defending champion Serena Williams earned a shot at a second straight Sony Ericsson Open title Thursday by defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Jankovic reaches semifinals in Miami

Jankovic reaches semifinals in Miami

MIAMI, April 2 (UPI) -- Serbian Jelena Jankovic reached the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami Wednesday when Elena Dementieva quit because her back hurt.

Serena crushes Henin to reach Miami semis

MIAMI, April 1 (UPI) -- Defending champion Serena Williams beat world No. 1 Justine Henin 6-2, 6-0 in Tuesday's quarterfinals of the $3.77 million Sony Ericsson Open.

Teen claims first-round win in Miami

MIAMI, March 27 (UPI) -- Tamira Paszek, who at 17 is one of the emerging prospects on the WTA circuit, won her opening round match Thursday at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Kuznetsova, Ivanovic to play for title

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 22 (UPI) -- Svetlana Kuznetsova and Ana Ivanovic, the tournament's top two seeds, reached the finals Friday at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif.
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Jelena Jankovic
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.

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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