Jelena Jankovic has announced that she will cut back on her schedule in 2008 – that’s something all of her fans were eagerly waiting for.
The world number three played as much as 97 matches in the 2007 season, more than any other player on the WTA Tour, and as the year progressed she struggled for fitness and form. Jankovic has realized that less is more and that if she wants to avoid injuries, she must plan her schedule a bit wiser.
"I had so many matches during the year, not much time off and it was difficult. I will cut back a little bit on my schedule and play a lot less and mainly focus on the big tournaments, the Grand Slams and Tier Ones," Jankovic told reporters at the Hopman Cup on Saturday, the eight-nation mixed team event where she and Novak Djokovic will represent Serbia, the number one seeds.
The 22-year-old said that she started training a little later because of her nose surgery which kept her in bed for three long weeks. Therefore Jankovic is not in her best form at the moment. But, please, note what she said: "I don't have any expectations, I just want to play as many matches as possible and try to get back in form." Isn’t this the exact opposite of what she claimed her plans for the 2008 season were? Oh, Jelena, you just can’t stop. (source: Reuters, photo via Tennis Server)