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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Jelena not feeling great, not feeling the press either


Jelena Jankovic is back home after her disappointing run at Wimbledon where she lost in the fourth round to Tamarine Tanasugarn. The Serb is currently rehabilitating the knee she hyperextended in her match against Caroline Wozniacki but she isn't happy with the press reports questioning the injury:

For me, it was disappointing to lose but I was more saddened by some of the press reports after the match. I decided to play through the injury, through the pain instead of letting people down by pulling out. I don't expect credit for this but I read some negative reports about the legitimacy of the injury and that was tough to take. I would like to invite these reporters to look at my MRI. I feel frustrated because I think with some people; there is a lack of understanding of what it takes to be tennis professional. Unfortunately, I can't control everything that is written about me and I guess you have to take the good with the bad. I just hope that in the future, some people will try a little harder to find out the facts before jumping to conclusions. I know that there are many people out there supporting me and wishing me well so to those people I say a BIG thank you!
I didn't think your injury was a bluff JJ - it seemed pretty legit to me. I just think you get injured way too much and need to figure out what's going on with your body (or your head).

It seems you're still paying the price for last season's scheduling ridiculousness - get more rest!

(image via Getty)

3 comments:

  1. I feel frustrated because I think with some people; there is a lack of understanding of what it takes to be tennis professional.

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  2. If you watch the match, it is quite clear when and how the injury occurred. It's painful to watch.

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  3. She needs to improve her serve, then maybe.....

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