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Li Na now third in women's tennis rankings

Li Na now third in women's tennis rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Li Na's run at the WTA Championships boosts her to No. 3 in the women's world rankings but it's Serena Williams who sets the pace in women's tennis.
Serena Williams ousts Jankovic in WTA Championships semifinals

Serena Williams ousts Jankovic in WTA Championships semifinals

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Serena Williams of the United States topped seventh-seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic Saturday to reach the finals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Li unbeaten in group play at WTA Championships

Li unbeaten in group play at WTA Championships

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Li Na completed a round-robin sweep Friday while Petra Kvitova and Jelena Jankovic also earned spots in the semifinals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Serena completes 3-0 run through Championships group play

Serena completes 3-0 run through Championships group play

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams completed her sweep through group play of the WTA Championships with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Petra Kvitova.
Serena Williams wins again at WTA Championships

Serena Williams wins again at WTA Championships

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams beat third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka also lost Wednesday at the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Kvitova earns upset win at WTA Championships

Kvitova earns upset win at WTA Championships

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova provided the first upset of the WTA Championships with a tight straight-set win Tuesday over world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska.
Wozniacki wins but falls to 10th in WTA rankings

Wozniacki wins but falls to 10th in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki won a WTA tournament last week but nonetheless saw her ranking drop Monday to No. 10 in the world.
Kerber's ranking unchanged; she earns WTA Championships invite

Kerber's ranking unchanged; she earns WTA Championships invite

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Angelique Kerber's win at the Generali Ladies Linz tournament doesn't improve her world ranking but did merit an invitation to the WTA Championships.
Kerber's quarterfinal win worth WTA Championship invite

Kerber's quarterfinal win worth WTA Championship invite

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Angelique Kerber had a win Friday that put her in both the semifinals of the Generali Ladies Linz tournament and the WTA Championships.
Date-Krumm advances on WTA upset in Osaka

Date-Krumm advances on WTA upset in Osaka

OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Local favorite Kimiko Date-Krumm pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in first-round play at the WTA's HP Japan Women's Open.
Shoulder injury ends Sharapova's season

Shoulder injury ends Sharapova's season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- No. 3-ranked Maria Sharapova said she won't play in any more tennis tournaments this year because of a right shoulder injury.
Jankovic back in WTA Top 10; Serena builds huge lead for No. 1

Jankovic back in WTA Top 10; Serena builds huge lead for No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic returns to the Top 10 and No. 1-ranked Serena Williams has a huge lead in Monday's update of the WTA rankings.
Serena Williams picks up 10th WTA title of 2013

Serena Williams picks up 10th WTA title of 2013

BEIJING, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Serena Williams ran her 2013 record to 73-4 and collected her 10th WTA title of the year with a straight-set win over Jelena Jankovic in the China Open final.
Jankovic, Serena Williams win semifinals at China Open

Jankovic, Serena Williams win semifinals at China Open

BEIJING, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Serena Williams and former No. 1-ranked Jelena Jankovic claimed wins Saturday that boosted them into the title match of the WTA's China Open.
Serena Williams heads into China Open semifinals

Serena Williams heads into China Open semifinals

BEIJING, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Past champions Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska and Jelena Jankovic all gained spots Friday in the semifinals of the China 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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