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Jelena Jankovic
Jelena Janković (Serbian Cyrillic: Јелена Јанковић, pronounced [ˈjɛlɛna 'jaːnkɔviʨ]; born on February 28, 1985) is a Serbian professional female tennis player.
Janković entered the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) top 15 in late 2006 when she reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Open. At the beginning of 2007, she broke into the top 10 in the WTA rankings, and entered the top 3 when she reached the semifinals of the French Open. She won the Mixed Doubles title at 2007 Wimbledon Championships with partner Jamie Murray.

Playing style:
Janković is often regarded as one of the fittest and toughest players in recent years of women's tennis for her great defensive abilities and footwork, which classifies her as a counterpuncher. In 2007 (as of October) she played more matches than any other player did and maintained her third rank as well, which is the proof of her incredible stamina and well-balanced performance. Her signature shot is a backhand down the line. She hits it with excellent pace and can drive it deep for an outright winner. Her main weakness is the fact her serve is very attackable. She like to spin it in on the first and second serve which can lead to her getting broken many times in matches against good baseline players.

Personal:
Janković was born in Belgrade, in then Yugoslavia, now Serbia, as the third child of Veselin and Snežana Janković, both economists. Her father is from Montenegro, and her mother is Serbian. She also has two brothers, Marko and Stefan. She is a student at the Megatrend University in Belgrade, studying economics; however, she has put her course of study on indefinite hiatus as she continues to pursue her tennis career. She trained at tennis club "Red star"
At Wimbledon 2007, in a mixed doubles match at the semi-final stage she invited a ballboy to come and sit with her and began asking him questions, much to the crowd's amusement. Though the boy was clearly enjoying himself, he swiftly jumped out of the chair when a riled Jamie Murray returned from his toilet break. The British press have linked Janković and Murray romantically but she has remained coy about their relationship; despite using kisses as a way of motivating the love stricken Scot.[6]
On December 5, 2007, Janković has become a UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia, for Children's Fund. "I am happy to have become a UNICEF ambassador for Serbia. This is a great honour for me and I will try to justify the role that has been given to me", she said. Jankovic is the second Serbian tennis star to have volunteered to help promote the rights of children and collect funds for UNICEF after Ana Ivanović, the world's fourth-ranked player, became an ambassador in September.

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