It's official: Jelena Jankovic is in a full-blown Serbian Slide.
The former top lady baller was shocked by rising 17-year old Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-4 in the second round at Indian Wells. The former junior Grand Slam champ will face Karin Knapp for a spot in the fourth round.
I suppose it's not a total shock since JJ has been struggling mightily recently and also admitted her game is lacking that explosive first step after building up to much bulk in the off-season (not to mention some questionable training practices.) I can think of one aspect of her game that really could've used some beefing up though: her serve.
In any case, she really needs to get back to the basics of her game and what got her to the WTA Penthouse: speed, consistency, and accuracy of shot. It's never too late.
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