Posted on: June 28, 2009 10:20 am
She's been on the WTA tour since 2001. I expect a lot more from a veteran player than a newcomer 17-year-old. To put down the newcomer's game when she's just starting out (and impressively is in a Major) is stupid and out of line. Plus, with eight years under her belt, Jankovic has no excuses. The sense of entitlement this chick feels is incredible. She has NO Grand Slam title, yet she wants to be treated like Venus or Martina would be. She'll never get that championship play is usually paired with championship understanding. Johnnie Mac may have been a pain in the butt, but he understood the game, his competition, and the history. Buy a vowel, Jankovic.
Posted on: June 27, 2009 5:29 pm
Edited on: June 27, 2009 5:30 pm
Here we go again with excuses and delusion from Jelena Jankovic:
1. "It's the heat"
2. "It's the conditions"
3. "I have a stomach problem"
But wait! There's more!:
From ESPN: "She cannot hurt you with anything," Jankovic said. "She doesn't have any weapons from what I've seen. If I felt a little bit more fresh at the end of that second set, I could have won in two sets.... She doesn't make so many mistakes. But she doesn't do anything either, so it's like she's depending kind of on you." Jankovic attributed her loss to "woman problems.... After the first set, I felt really dizzy, and I thought that I was just going to end up in the hospital. I started to shake. I was losing my -- how you say -- consciousness. I was really going to lose it, you know, to fall down and just, you know, probably go -- call the ambulance and leave the court."
"Woman problems"? Wait! Is she blaming her loss on her period? Are you kidding me?!! Note to Jelena: You did get hurt, and by the same person you claim can't do that. She is only 17; so, not having a game like Serena is forgivable, but she had enough to stay in the match and get you. By the way, Jelena, I know what it's like to play sports, and I am woman. I can also tell you: You're pathetic. You play the game in whatever conditions and with whatever issues. Period. Did Serena give up while her legs are taped up like barber poles? No.
Geez. What happened to the days when people just played poorly? Once again Jelena Jankovic proves that she does not deserve to be in these tourneys. Her attitude is poor, and her personality is worse. What else can you say about someone who is a drama queen by reputation, and who cannot acknowledge that someone got the best of her? Say what you will about Serena, but she will always grudgingly admit when she screwed the pooch and that her opponent had the better day. She may be bitter about, but I'll accept that. At least she cares enough to get upset.
Let's compare apples to apples here: Do you hear Ivanovic crying foul about how hard it is to be a woman and play? That's a girl who's had her ups and downs/peaks and valleys. Did you hear Sharapova blaming her shoulder for her loss, outside of saying that she's on the road back from recovery? No. And you won't. People blame Djoko for his dramatic moments, but at least the guy backs it up with talent. The only thing backing up Jelena's excuses is another excuse.