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Kerber, Halep move up WTA Top 10

Kerber, Halep move up WTA Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova slips three places in the WTA Top 10, allowing Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep to make rankings gains.
Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams advanced to the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with wins Thursday.
Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Qualifier Flavia Pennetta won eight consecutive games Wednesday in beating No. 2-seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Serena Williams reaches Dubai quarterfinals

Serena Williams reaches Dubai quarterfinals

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams overcame an early deficit before claiming a second-round win Tuesday at the WTA's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Li, Peng mark new ranking heights

Li, Peng mark new ranking heights

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Chinese players Li Na and Peng Shuai reached unprecedented heights in the WTA rankings in Monday's update.

Kreber and Halep reach Qatar Open finals

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Angelique Kreber of Germany upset fifth-seeded Jelena Jankovic Saturday to advance to the finals of the Qatar Open.
Halep among WTA semifinalists at Qatar

Halep among WTA semifinalists at Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Simona Halep ousted fourth-seeded Sara Errani Friday in one of four one-sided quarterfinals at the WTTA's Qatar Total Open.
Cetkovska upsets No. 1-seed Li Na in Qatar

Cetkovska upsets No. 1-seed Li Na in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Petra Cetkovska outlasted top-seeded Li Na for a marathon three-set victory Thursday in a second-round match of the Qatar Total Open.
Li, six other top seeds advance at Qatar Open

Li, six other top seeds advance at Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Li Na led a parade of WTA Top 10 players into the third round of the Qatar Total Open 2014 with a three-set win Wednesday.
Li on verge of moving to No. 2 in WTA rankings

Li on verge of moving to No. 2 in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Li Na is poised to move into the No. 2 spot in the WTA rankings, passing Victoria Azarenka.
Pavlyuchenkova, Makarova jump in WTA rankings

Pavlyuchenkova, Makarova jump in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Russians Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Ekaterina Makarova return to the WTA Top 25 after tournament wins.
Li to No. 3 in rankings after Australian Open win

Li to No. 3 in rankings after Australian Open win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Li Na returned to the world No. 3 ranking Monday after winning the Australian Open and quarterfinalist Simona Halep made the Top 10 for the first time.

Sharapova, Jankovic bounced from Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Fourth-round upsets Monday dropped former No. 1-ranked Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic from the Australian Open.
Muguruza continues surprising run at Australian Open

Muguruza continues surprising run at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova both won third-round matches Saturday and Garbine Muguruza continued her strong play at the Australian Open.
Sharapova wins 10-8 in third set at Australian Open

Sharapova wins 10-8 in third set at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Maria Sharapova played for nearly 3 1/2 hours in the hottest part of the day Thursday before claiming a second-round win at the Australian 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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