Jelena Jankovic (SRB) – Player Profile

by Michael on September 8, 2008 · 4 comments

in Player Profiles

Name: Jelena Jankovic
Country: Serbia
Birthdate: February 28, 1985
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia then SFR Yugoslavia
Residence: Bradenton, Florida
Plays: Right-handed with a double handed backhand
Height: 177 cm or 5ft 9.5in

Scouting: Jelena is one of the best female tennis players in the world. Jelena has great ground strokes on both sites and likes to play straight across the baseline. Her fitness levels are also very good, so once you start a match you have to be ready for a long encounter. Jelena however doesnt really like to be stretched on either side. Her backhand slice isnt very strong and tends to land short. If you can keep her around the baseline but mix up your depths at the same time.

In terms of her serve Jelena has quite a strong first serve and the second serve likes to go fo the forehand of her opponent. Jelena doesnt really have a very strong kick serve in her bag, but neither do most female players.

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