It has been confirmed by the WTA that Jelena Jankovic will finish the year the number one female tennis player in the world.
Jelena secured the year end number 1 spot by winning 12 straight matches and three consecutive titles – the China Open in Beijing, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart and the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
“It has been a truly amazing year for me,” Jankovic said. “Winning four Sony Ericsson WTA Tour titles, over 60 matches and to make it to two semifinals and a final in the Grand Slams of 2008 is a dream come true. I worked really hard this year and to finish No.1 is where I want to be and where I hope to stay.”
It is great to see that Jelena has finally filled all the potential she had in juniors and made it count on tour. Jelena Congrats on finishing 2008 as the number 1 player in the world. Look forward to seeing more to come in 2009!