Jelena Jankovic Interview from Roland Garros
Clay is crumbling under Jelena shoes. Roland Garros has not yet started, but the Serb is practicing with her sparring partner, exchanging strokes under, getting upset about each bad shot, running from from one corner to the other, and then smiles at her every good move.
On Wednesday, Jankovic practiced twice, she spent three full hours on the court, and in the meantime, the gym!
She’s in a good mood, determined to return where she was until recently …
“Yes, I’m in a good mood! I’m trying to get prepared as well as possible. There are a few more days till the start of the tournament, I practice as much as I can and try to fix some things. I’m practicing things I will apply in my matches” Jelena Jankovic said.
Could this Roland Garros mark a big comeback for Jelena Jankovic?
“I hope so! But, we’ll see. I need to skip the obstacles in each match. I want to be positive and, of course, believe in myself.”
You announced that you’ll need to change something. Have you changed it?
“I’m changing things at this very moment. I made a lot of errors in Madrid and Rome, and I’m now trying to improve those things. Trying to approach the net a bit more often and finish the points well. I’m also practicing my serve and returns. It is important to move well here on the clay and cover the court well.”
Will you, besides your game, change the coach as well?
“For now, no, because I am playing a tournament, and I have to concentrate on my game as much as as possible. And after that, we will see.”
Is your current position on the list WTA a burden?
“Currently, I’m not interested in rankings! I’m trying to find my game and improve some segments of it, and to keep going. For, when I’ve found my game and gotten on full form, my place is at the top. It’s just a question of time, and depends only on me.”
So, you’re thinking about returning to the first place?
“I do not think about the first place, but about the grand slams and big tournaments. Currently, I aim to create great results. I was at the first place and if I make good results at grand slams, I will be back to the top. So think about my game and what I should do to make it better.”
You were at the film festival in Cannes?
“I got up at six in the morning, practices, and then traveled to Cannes for one day! I participated in a charity event of the AMFAR Foundation, to collect more money for the fight against the AIDS. I shared the stage with Sharon Stone and many actors and celebrities. Everything was very interesting. From Friday on, I’ll be thinking only about tennis.”
How’s the love with Mla?an Janovi??
“It’s okay. Everything is normal “.
Interview from Novosti translated with google
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