Either Jelena Jankovic has split personalities (very possible), is a good actress (questionable) or the WTA Tour's PR people got hold of the stuttering Serb (likely) because she's singing a different tune about her rise to the top ranking next Monday.
JJ has been vocal all season about her belief that the top ranking is essentially meaningless without a Grand Slam title and she repeated these thoughts after her defeat to Montreal finalist Dominika Cibulkova last week:
It doesn't matter, the first ranking. I want to be healthy. I don't really think about number one. If it's going to happen, it will happen but at the moment I don't deserve that spot. I am not in the best shape.But according to her recent blog post JJ couldn't be happier and is looking forward to her stint in the penthouse:
Let's start with good news. A press release went out today that when the next rankings come out on August 11th I will be the world�s next number one! For me this is a childhood dream come true. In fact I think I am still living the dream � it is difficult to believe that it is a reality and I think the news is still sinking in. To have my name added along side a select few of tennis greats who have achieved a number 1 ranking status is a real honor and I will do my very best to represent the position well to do those who have come before me proud.
I have been pretty consistent over the last 12 months and finally, a lot of my hard work is paying off. Although I am really happy, I hope to continue business as usual and I want to continue to be a good ambassador for the sport. Of course, I want to share this victory with you, my fans, because I truly could not have reached this level without you � so thank you!I think JJ's been playing it down because she knows there'll be a big, nasty asterisk next to her name which means even more pressure - and we know how well she deals with that monster.
But the Tour's flacks performed damage control and got to her once it became inevitable she would get the top ranking. Either way, she'll be world no. 1 - whether she likes it or not.
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