Jankovic focused on slam goal


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:10

The 23-year-old travels the world doing what she loves, has her own fashion range, a professional sportsman as a boyfriend and takes exotic holidays. But Jankovic is determined to rid herself of the unwanted tag as the only Women’s Tennis Association world number one never to have won a Grand Slam title and has begun preparations in earnest for the 2009 Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on January 19.

“I’m training very hard, doing my best to get as fit as possible and I hope to be in the best shape ever for the Australian Open because my goal is to win it, it is my wish,” she said.

After a short break – two weeks in Hawaii with boyfriend Mladjan Janovic, a Montenegrin water polo player she met at the Beijing Olympics – Jankovic resumed training at high altitude in Mexico at the end of November.

“I had holidays, but they are over and now I start to get back to work,” she added. “I started training two weeks ago in Mexico. The accent was on my fitness – I was doing a lot of running, a lot of endurance and a lot of hours in the gym.

“Now I’ve arrived in Florida where I will be working on my tennis together with my fitness.”


Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.