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08 June 2011

60 seconds with: Jelena Jankovic


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Photo: Srdjan StevanovicJelena Jankovic (SRB)

Any nicknames?
I have loads but most people call JJ.

If you weren’t a tennis player, what would you be?
Maybe an actress or a host or something in showbusiness.

Which website do you check the most?
I am not really an internet person but probably YouTube.

What do you regard as your biggest achievement in tennis?
Finishing No. 1 in 2008, being the best player.

If a movie was made about your life, which actress would you want to play you?
Maybe Cameron Diaz. She is outgoing like me. I know she is blonde but it has nothing to do with the looks.

What do you do when you’re not playing tennis?
Go shopping, do some sightseeing. I like fashion too.

Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Hawaii.

What is the best Fed Cup atmosphere you’ve played in?
They’re all special in their own way. Like the last one [Slovak Republic v Serbia, 2011], in the deciding doubles we were down a set and 5-1, 40-15 and we won 9-7 in the third, so that was special.

Who is the most famous person in your phone book?
I have no idea and even if I did, I really don’t want to mention it.

If you were singing karaoke, what song would you pick?
I have a bad voice so I wouldn’t sing. I’d be embarrassed.

Do you have any pre-match rituals?
Not really.

What was the last music you downloaded on iTunes?
Some French song my friend was listening to.

If you could pick three people from history to have dinner with, who would they be?
My grandmother who passed away, she was a special person. I’d just choose her for now.

What has been your best Fed Cup moment?
Winning a lot of matches for my country and receiving a Heart Award.

And your worst Fed Cup moment?
When I got injured, I won the match but really ripped the muscle against [Dominika] Cibulkova in Slovakia in 2007. I couldn’t play the next day.

Tell us something about Jelena Jankovic we don’t know…
I am pretty good with visualisation. If I really pay attention with something I can remember it and do it.

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