Jelena Jankovic retires against Marion Bartoli in Madrid


Jelena Jankovic retired after trailing 6-1 1-0 to Marion Bartoli. The reason for the Serb’s withdrawal is illness. At the start of the second set she said:

I don’t feel good, I don’t feel good. I have problem with the breathing, I can’t even…

The world number three’s busy schedule has taken its toll once again. It’s somewhat symbolic that the busiest player of the year finishes the season with a withdrawal. I hope that in the future she will have her health in mind before organizing her year.


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