Second seed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia lost the first set against rising star Caroline Wozniacki, and I’m sure everyone’s first thought was Will this be another Sharapova/Ivanovic moment?, but fighting J.J. didn’t let the trend take her over. The world No.3 reached the fourth round at Wimbledon 2008 defeating the Danish 17-year-old 2-6 6-4 6-2.
Jankovic was broken twice as she lost the first set, during which she also sustained a left knee injury. Jankovic then broke the 2006 Wimbledon junior champion Wozniacki right away in the opening game of the second set, and it proved to be the last and decisive break of the set. In the decider, J.J. was two breaks up against the world No.30 Wozniacki, and sealed victory on first match point.
The Serb will next face 31-year-old Tamarine Tanasugarn, ranked 60th in the world.
If only not because of that timeout injury, she should have sent packing now by Wozniacki. I mean, Wozniacki had dropped her level while she was waiting for JJ for almost like a year. If JJ can’t play any longer, she should pull out now. JJ is annoying that she asks her coach every time whether she should challenge a call or not because that is a clear rule violation. And one more thing, i just heard from a commentator that JJ was fined during the Australian Open because of a ‘coaching’ issue!