In Berlin quarterfinal Jelena Jankovic continued her tradition of winning the opening set against Justine Henin, and eventually coming out as a loser. So far, they have played five times, and four times Jelena won the first set; still, all the five times she lost the match!
In Saturday’s quarterfinal Jelena was so close to victory — in the third set she had a 4-0 lead. Henin seemed disturbed, you could see her watching anxiously at her coach. However, she managed to recover and win six consecutive games to advance to the semis.
“I don’t know how that could happen,” said the Serbian.
“I thought I had everything under control and I am really upset, I was so close to beating her. It was slippery out there and I didn’t feel safe on the court.
“But it was all my own mistake that I lost, I wasted all my chances to win.” (Source: BBC Sport)