The two former world number one of the WTA tour, Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic have one of the rivalries of popularity in the women’s game. The duo have met 14 times in the courts, professionals, and the american has won 10 of their meetings. And the professional Serbian Jankovic is one of nine players in bagel Serena on the tennis of the WTA (Dubai 2005). In addition to its interesting clashes, the two players exchanged blows several times in their careers.
Serena Williams vs Jelena Jankovic Charleston 2013
One of their exchanges occurred in Charleston, USA. UU., In the year 2013. The couple was playing the Family Circle Cup, and Williams lost the set opening. After the beginning shaky Serena, there was a dispute verbal between the two.
With 40-15 in the first game of the second set, Jankovic was ready to serve, and Williams was ready to go in a crouching position. But, when Jankovic was half way through with their change of service, Serena said: “you Have to wait”. The chair umpire Kader Nouni also agreed.
Jankovic: “How long do I have to wait?”
Serena “Until you are ready. I don’t play slow “.
Jankovic: “But you’re going as well (crouching in return position)
Serena “Honestly, do you have a problem? I’m not the only one.”
After losing the first set, Serena Williams was to ensure the 12 games in the last 14 games and managed a 3-6 6-0 6-2 and defended her title in Charleston
“I wasn’t ready,” Williams said in reference to the dispute in the court after his victory. “I’m the player with more respect, apart from Venus and I am very respectful of my colleagues.”
Later, Jankovic said that the incident had broken her momentum in the game. “I gave him victories. I left to return to the game. That was my error. I got tired, ” said the Serbian.
“It was my sixth match here and playing Serena is not easy: you have to run a lot of balls and hit it as hard as you can and give your maximum.” She is very strong. She is the player number one in the world for a reason. She was the best at the end.
Italian open 2010
In the match semi-final between Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic of serbia defeated ace american 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Williams apologized for delaying their pull out in an instant during their handshake in the network.
Serena said: “I would Never do that”.
In addition, according to the professional readers of the lips, she also said: “I’m Not Justine”. The assent of the head of Jankovic probably confirmed, the increase was in the tennis player Justine Henin.
Tennis championships Dubai 2014
In Dubai, in the last game of the match, Jankovic was serving at deuce, but Williams had a cough. The serb yelled sarcastically to Serena and said, “you Can take more time, it’s yours.”
“Do you want to do this again, Jelena?” Williams shouted and he referred to his blows exchanged previously. Later, Jankovic complained to the umpire. But, Williams once more dismantled Jankovic with a victory 6-2, 6-2. In addition, the couple chatted in the net after the handshake.