Jelena Jankovic

Submitted by on Oct 26, 2015

Charleston: Tuesday Highlights

2014 – Another Top 20 season; runner-up at Bogotá (l. to Garcia in final); SF four times at Brisbane (l. to Azarenka), Doha (l. to Kerber), Stuttgart (l. to Ivanovic) and Rome (l. to Errani); QF four times at Dubai (l. to S.Williams), Indian Wells (l. to A.Radwanska), Charleston (l. to Bouchard) and Cincinnati (l. to S.Williams); reached 4r three times (Australian Open. Roland Garros and US Open ), 3r once and 2r five times; fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon ).

2013 – Fifth Top 10 season (finishing No.8); won one WTA title at Bogotá (d. Ormaechea in final); runner-up twice at Charleston and Beijing (l. to S.Williams in both finals); SF four times at Miami (l. to S.Williams), Nürnberg (l. to Petkovic), Cincinnati (l. to Azarenka) and WTA Finals (l. to S.Williams); QF twice at Rome (l. to Halep 46 60 75; held 2mp at 5-4 third set) and Roland Garros (l. to Sharapova); reached 4r once (US Open ), 3r three times (incl. Australian Open ) and 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon ); fell 1r twice; won one WTA doubles title.

2012 – First non-Top 20 season since 2005 (finishing No.22); runner-up twice at Birmingham (l. to Oudin in final) and Dallas (l. to Vinci in final); SF three times at Dubai (l. to A.Radwanska), Kuala Lumpur (l. to Martic) and Copenhagen (l. to Kerber); QF twice; reached 4r once (Australian Open ), 3r twice (incl. US Open ) and 2r 10 times (incl. Roland Garros ); fell 1r eight times (incl. Wimbledon. Olympics); lost after holding match point five times, in Brisbane QF (l. to Schiavone 57 76(2) 63; held 2mp at 6-5 second set), Kuala Lumpur SF (l. to Martic 67(5) 75 76(5); held mp at 6-5 third set), Brussels 1r (l. to Halep 62 36 76(3); held 3mp in third set – 2mp at 5-3, 1mp at 5-4), Carlsbad QF (l. to Chan 67(4) 76(8) 75; held 2mp at 7-6 and 8-7 in second set tie-break) and Cincinnati 1r (l. to Peng 57 75 76(8); held 5mp in third set tie-break – 3mp at 6-3, 1mp at 7-6 and 1mp at 8-7).

2011 – First non-Top 10 season since 2006 (finishing No.14); runner-up twice at Monterrey (l. to Pavlyuchenkova in final) and Cincinnati (l. to Sharapova in final); SF four times at Dubai (l. to Wozniacki), Doha (l. to Zvonareva), Charleston (l. to Wozniacki) and Linz (l. to Kvitova); QF twice; reached 4r twice (incl. Roland Garros ), 3r twice (incl. US Open ) and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open ); fell 1r six times (incl. Wimbledon ).

2010 – Another Top 10 season (finishing No.8); went 32-12 in first half of year, going from No.8 at start of year to No.2 after Wimbledon ; best results in that stretch were 12th WTA title at Indian Wells (d. Wozniacki in final), runner-up at Rome (d. V.Williams and S.Williams in QF and SF, first time any player has beaten both at same event on clay; l. to Martínez Sánchez in final), SF at Roland Garros (l. to Stosur) and QF three times; also 4r twice (incl. Wimbledon ) and 3r twice (incl. Australian Open ); fell 1r twice; went 6-11 rest of year, reaching 3r three times (incl. US Open ) and 2r five times; fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 0-3 in RR).

2009 – Another Top 10 season (finishing No.8); won two WTA titles at Marbella (d. Suárez Navarro in final) and Cincinnati (d. Safina in final); runner-up at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (ret. vs. Sharapova in final w/wrist injury); SF twice at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Mauresmo) and WTA Championships (went 2-1 in RR to qualify for SF; l. to V.Williams); QF six times (incl. Stanford – l. to Bartoli 36 76(3) 63; held 2mp at 63 65, and Toronto – l. to Kleybanova 67(6) 76(7) 62; held mp at 7-6 in second set tie-break); reached 4r twice (Australian Open. Roland Garros ), 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon ) and 2r four times (incl. US Open – l. to Shvedova 63 67(4) 76(6); held 2mp at 6-4 in third set tie-break); fell 1r once; held No.1 for first four weeks of year (until S.Williams took over after Australian Open ).

2008 – First No.1 season; won four WTA titles, first at Rome (d. Cornet in final) then three more in 12-match fall winning streak at Beijing (d. Kuznetsova in final), Stuttgart (d. Petrova in final) and Moscow (d. Zvonareva in final); runner-up twice at Miami (l. to S.Williams in final) and US Open (first Grand Slam final; l. to S.Williams); SF six times at Australian Open (l. to Sharapova), Dubai (l. to Kuznetsova), Indian Wells (l. to Ivanovic), Roland Garros (l. to Ivanovic), Los Angeles (l. to Safina) and WTA Finals (l. to V.Williams); QF eight times (incl. Olympics); reached 4r once (Wimbledon ) and 2r once; rose to No.2 for first time on June 16 (shortly after Roland Garros ) and No.1 on August 11 (was displaced one week later but returned on October 6, and spent rest of season there); by winning Beijing, Stuttgart and Moscow, was first player to win three WTA titles in three weeks since Vaidisova in 2005; was tied for WTA leader in match wins (had 65 match wins on the year; tied with Zvonareva).

2007 – First Top 10 season (finished No.3); won four WTA titles at Auckland (d. Zvonareva in final), Charleston (d. Safina in final), Rome (d. Kuznetsova in final) and Birmingham (d. Sharapova in final); runner-up four times at Sydney (l. to Clijsters 46 76(1) 64 in final; held mp at 64 54), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Chakvetadze in final), Toronto (l. to Henin in final) and Beijing (l. to Szavay 67(7) 75 62 in final; led 76(7) 51 w/mp); SF seven times at Dubai (ret. vs. Mauresmo w/left ankle sprain), Doha (l. to Henin), Warsaw (l. to Henin), Strasbourg (withdrew w/illness), Roland Garros (l. to Henin), Los Angeles (l. to Ivanovic 46 63 75; held 2mp at 5-4 third set) and Stuttgart (l. to Henin); QF five times (incl. US Open ); reached 4r three times (incl. Australian Open. Wimbledon ), 3r twice and 2r once; fell 1r once; fell in RR at WTA Finals (went 0-3 in RR); made Top 10 debut on January 29 (after Australian Open ; rose from No.11 to No.10), Top 5 debut on May 14 (after Berlin; rose from No.6 to No.5) and reached No.3 for first time on June 11 (after Roland Garros – remained at No.3 through end of season); was WTA leader in match wins (72); ‘s-Hertogenbosch QF win was 50th win of year (fastest player since Evert in 1974 to reach 50 match wins in a year); also won first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Wimbledon (w/J.Murray).

2006 – First Top 20 season after spring turnaround; was 1-10 in first 10 events but 44-17 from May to end of season; runner-up at Los Angeles (l. to Dementieva in final); SF four times at Strasbourg (ret. vs. Vaidisova w/dizziness), US Open (l. to Henin), Beijing (l. to Mauresmo) and Guangzhou (ret. vs. Chakvetadze w/heat illness); QF six times; reached 4r once (Wimbledon ), 3r four times (incl. Roland Garros ) and 2r three times (incl. Australian Open ); fell 1r nine times (all in 10-match losing streak in first half of year); won one WTA doubles title.

2005 – Another Top 30 season; runner-up three times at Dubai (l. to Davenport in final), Birmingham (l. to Sharapova in final) and Seoul (l. to Vaidisova in final); SF at Berlin (l. to Petrova); QF three times; reached 3r four times (incl. Wimbledon. US Open ) and 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open ); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Roland Garros ); made Top 20 debut on March 7 (after Dubai; rose from No.28 to No.20).

2004 – First Top 30 season; won first WTA title at Budapest (d. Sucha in final); SF at Linz (l. to Mauresmo); QF four times; reached 3r twice and 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open. US Open ); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors, Olympics) and in qualifying once; made Top 50 debut on June 21 (rose from No.52 to No.46).

2003 – First Top 100 season; QF once; reached 2r twice (incl. Australian Open ); fell 1r six times and in qualifying eight times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on October 20 (rose from No.109 to No.90).

2002 – QF once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying three times (incl. US Open ).

2001 – Played first WTA main draw at Indian Wells, reaching 2r; fell in qualifying once.

2000 – Played first WTA qualifying at Philadelphia.

Winner (13): 2015 – 125/Nanchang; 2013 – Bogotá; 2010 – Indian Wells; 2009 – Marbella, Cincinnati; 2008 – Rome, Beijing, Stuttgart, Moscow; 2007 – Auckland, Charleston, Rome, Birmingham; 2004 – Budapest.

Finalist (20): 2015 – Indian Wells; 2014 – Bogotá; 2013 – Charleston, Beijing; 2012 – Birmingham, Dallas; 2011 – Monterrey, Cincinnati; 2010 – Rome; 2009 – Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; 2008 – Miami, US Open ; 2007 – Sydney, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Toronto, Beijing; 2006 – Los Angeles; 2005 – Dubai, Birmingham, Seoul.

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