Jelena Jankovic, who was stunned by 17-year-old Melanie Oudin in the third round of Wimbledon, didn’t want to blame her own lack of quality for the defeat and even characterized her opponent’s game as mediocre.
From what I have seen, she can play if you let her play. But she cannot hurt you with anything. She doesn’t have any weapons, from what I’ve seen. She’s a consistent and quite solid player. She doesn’t make so many mistakes. But she doesn’t do anything either, so it’s like she’s depending kind of on you.
These statements seem especially unacceptable when you consider that Oudin made 38 winners to Jankovic’s 13.
I’m a Jankovic fan but she should have shown respect for her opponent and accepted her own decline, despite the diziness that affecteed her during the match.