Henin-Hardenne, Petrova in German final

BARLIN, Germany, May 7 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium will play Nadia Petrova of Russia in Sunday's final of the German Open.

Davenport posts first win this year

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 5 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Lindsay Davenport of the United States defeated Serbian Jelena Jankovic, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Saturday to win the $1 million Dubai Open.

Serena suffers first loss of 2005

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 4 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport reached the finals of the Dubai Open Friday while Serena Williams retired with a sore shoulder.

U.S. Open champ ousted in second round

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 1 (UPI) -- Reigning U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was ousted Tuesday in the second round of the $1 million Dubai Open.

Venus Williams advances in Advanta

VILLANOVA, Pa., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Venus Williams beat fellow American Lisa Raymond, 6-2, 6-1, Tuesday at the Advanta Championships.

Former No. 1 Mauresmo in Linz final

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- France's Amelie Mauresmo defeated Serbian Jelena Jankovic in Saturday's semifinals at the Generali Ladies Linz.

Mauresmo reaches semifinals

FILDERSTADT, Germany, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- New world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo led the top four seeds into the semifinals Friday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

Serena, 3 Russians reach Beijing semis

BEIJING, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Serena Williams of the United States and three Russians advanced Friday to the semifinals of the China Open tennis tournament.

Kuznetsova advances in Beijing tennis

BEIJING, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova survived a tough battle Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the China Open.

Serena moves into China Open quarterfinals

BEIJING, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Serena Williams of the United States rallied in the final set Wednesday to beat Dinara Safina and reach the quarterfinals of the China Open.

Dementieva reaches New Haven semis

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Elena Dementieva reached the semifinals of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament Thursday.

Raymond upsets Petrova in Pilot Pen

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Veteran Lisa Raymond upset fifth-seeded Russian Nadia Petrova 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Wednesday's second round of the $585,000 Pilot Pen Tennis event.

Capriati and Pierce win in Montreal

MONTREAL, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Former champion Jennifer Capriati and Montreal native Mary Pierce both won their second-round matches Tuesday at the $1.3 million Rogers Cup.

Venus Williams enjoys easy win

STANFORD, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Venus Williams advanced at the Bank of the West Classic Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Lindsay Lee-Waters.

Women's top seeds lose in Ordina Open

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 16 (UPI) -- Nadia Petrova and Patty Schnyder, the two top seeds, were eliminated Wednesday in the second round of the Ordina Open in the Netherlands.
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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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