World number three Jelena Jankovic still hasn’t won a Grand Slam, and is probably the best active player never to have won one, but Wimbledon is her first pick if she were to choose.
The 23-year-old, seeded second in the women’s singles at Wimbledon 2008 said:
“For me if I could choose which Grand Slam I would like to win I would choose Wimbledon. It’s a very special place. I don’t think there is a place like this. It’s just an amazing tournament overall and all of the players love coming back here and we all would love to do well and have a great result.”
For me too, I like all Grand Slams, but Wimbledon I somehow perceive as the most important one.
Jankovic is ready for the challenge of this year’s Championships despite recent injuries:
“I feel good now, I had some injuries and I was also sick before this tournament but now I’m OK and really look forward to competing in Wimbledon and hopefully having a great tournament.”
Jankovic felt at least a portion of what it feels like to win a Wimbledon title when she won mixed doubles trophy with Jamie Murray last year. Singles, however, is still her dream and number one priority.
Additional info: J.J.’s best result at Wimbledon was the fourth round. This year her first opponent will be Olga Savchuk of Ukraine.