Former World No.01 Jelena Jankovic Opens Upon Her Retirement Rumors


Jelena Jankovic

Serbian Tennis Sensation Jelena Jankovic appears in the tennis court for the first time in nearly three years. While there is no clear cut answer in her tennis career, She has participated at the Serb Novak Djokovic charity tournament in Belgrade on Friday. However, Jankovic responds over her retirement rumors and still, She has doubts about her comeback.

“This is the first time I’ve held a tennis racket in a very long time and I was as overjoyed as a child in a candy shop. It felt like the very first time. I was sidelined by a back injury which not only hampered my tennis career, it was so bad I couldn’t walk properly or sleep.” Serbian said on a news conference

Jelena Jankovic has won 15 WTA singles titles and a mixed grand slam title in the 2007 Wimbledon. And also she reached finals at 2008 US Open and qualified for Grand Slam semifinals on various occasions. Jankovic underwent her back surgery in October 2017. As a consequence, she missed nearly three years of her tennis career.  

Jelena Jankovic and Novak Djokovic
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  “It Was Amazing” – Jelena Jankovic

At the Adria Tour, Jelena Jankovic teamed up with Novak Djokovic for a mixed double match at the Novak tennis complex. As well as, They beat the Nenad Zimonjic and 19-year old Olga Danilovic pair by a score of 7-6. 

“I’ve made a full recovery but I don’t know if this is a comeback. The door is open, I never officially retired but I am living a different life now.”It was amazing, “But making a tour comeback is a very different matter and a painstaking process.” Jelena Jankovic added.

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The Charity event hosted by Djokovic and his family. It also included Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov, and several other players. Although, Jankovic received an overwhelming response from the audience at the Novak Tennis Center which situated nearby the Danube River in central Belgrade. 


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