World No. 3 Jelena Jankovic may finally be feeling the effects of her brutal 2007 schedule. She is playing at the Rogers Cups this week, her 21st tournament of the year (to compare, Justine Henin is playing her 10th tournament at the Rogers Cup.)
According to Jelena, "In the middle of the second set, I started to have pain in my stomach, like somebody put a knife in it," [...] "I can be honest. I think I am getting women's thing." The Serbian went on to say, "Obviously, I didn't expect to win this many matches, but I think I've done quite well and it's been a great year so far for me," [...] "I will play a lot less in the second half of the season. I don't want to play like I did in the first half, because it was too much and I don't think my body can hold up."
Ouch - sounds painful. We hope she learns from another notorious tennis overplayer - Kim Clijsters - whose overloaded schedules over the years most likely contributed to the injuries that curtailed her career.