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Jankovic Sends A Clear
- It took Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 1 hour and 20 minutes to
send Serena Williams packing 6-4, 6-3. Even though
William's ranking has fallen to 110, no one expected Jankovic
to completely neutralize her. Jankovic
obviously came to the court with a plan and gracefully executed each
step of the way. Williams appeared out of shape and out of practice.
On the upside
for Serena, she filled the stadium. She
was the one the crowd came to see. "I
definitely feel the support (of the community).
It's awesome to play here." The Home Depot
Center was filled with excited chanting fans. Unfortunately for
Serena, it wasn't enough to carry her to victory.
Serena is hoping to continue her come back. She
is going home to Florida to train for the US Open.
She seems to have a positive attitude. "I'm going in the
right direction", she said afterwards.
Jankovic (ranked #28 in the world) was
clearly beaming over her win. When asked how she was feeling, She
said, "I'm really hungry for the game. I'm enjoying my time on the
court. I wasn't scared at all. I know she is a great champion. I was
trying to enjoy myself and play every point."
As for the Sunday Final,
Jelena Jankovic will play Elena Dementieva
(RUS), "I will try to return well and put pressure on her."
"I will just have rest and prepare for tomorrow" "It would mean a
lot to me (to win the title). I would be very happy."
The JPMorgan Chase Open Finals begins at 2:00 PST at the Home Depot
Center in Carson, CA.