Only about five years after finally completing the construction of her San Diego mansion, Jelena Jankovic is putting the property up for sale, so we can have a walk through the luxury world of the former WTA No.1.
First of all, happy birthday JJ! The former tennis star, who hasn’t officially retired yet but hasn’t played since a first-round loss at the 2017 US Open and has been erased from the WTA rankings, took this photo in front of her dream-come-true house and posted it on Instagram with caption “Getting ready to drive into 34.”
It took the Serbian sports millionaire years to finish her custom-built home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, but she’s realized it’s too big for her needs. Although, in a 2012 interview she did point out some favorable aspects of it:
The good thing is if I have guests, I don’t have to see them. We’ll need walkie-talkies.
The 8-bedroom 11-bathroom Mediterranean mansion, designed by Mark Radford, is a 15,000-square-foot structure located on about two acres of land in a guard-gated community.
The luxury property boasts amenities such as a tennis court, gym, massage room, steam shower, dry sauna, swimming pools, home theater, wine cellar, giant subterranean garage, five fireplaces, and a billiards room. Shell out $13.5 million and all this will be yours!
We all know that JJ is still the unofficial WTA glitter queen, so it’s no wonder that her Rancho Santa Fe mansion includes Swarovski crystal chandeliers, complementing luxurious walnut woodwork and travertine stone walls.
After showing you several recent JJ’s Instagram photos from the house, in the gallery below you can have a detailed look at all the rooms from the official property listing.
(property gallery photos via LA Times, house info via Sun Sentinel)