I’ve been writing about women’s tennis for five and a half years and this is by far the busiest period regarding wedding/hookup/breakup news. In just a period of a week we had the wedding of Iveta Benesova and Jurgen Melzer, announcement of Justine Henin’s pregnancy and spottings of Serena and Venus Williams with new boyfriends. Also, just three weeks ago we learned about Maria Sharapova’s called-off engagement to Sasha Vujacic, and now we’re hearing that Jelena Jankovic ended her four-year relationship with Mladjan Janovic for pretty much the same reasons as Sharapova’s – career obligations drew them apart.
Jankovic and the handsome Montenegrin waterpolo player met at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, more precisely in McDonald’s, and have since been in a stable relationship, at least according to the information that reached the media, but the fact that Jankovic is traveling the world playing tennis and Janovic is usually in Italy where he plays for Savona has finally taken its toll. The split happened several months ago and it was amicable.
According to Serbian tabloid Scandal, Mladjan spent his summer in Kotor, Montenegro, where Jelena used to be a regular, even before she met him, but this year Jelena didn’t visit the seaside town and Mladjan was seen in the arms of another woman.
- November 2011: Jelena Jankovic and Mladjan Janovic still enjoying relationship bliss
- January 2009: Jelena Jankovic and her boyfriend kissing and partying for New Year
- January 2009: JJ and Mladjan celebrating New Year together
- October 2008: JJ and Mladjan seen in Belgrade
- September 2008: Jankovic has a new boyfriend