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Jankovic miraculously recovers from 0-5 in the second set to overcome Hantuchova in straights

On a rainy day in Paris, Jelena Jankovic showed superior quality and great courage, managing to recover from 5-0 down and save triple set point at 5-4 down in the second set of the first round against Daniela Hantuchova at Roland Garros 2013.

After constant smaller leads in the first set, on which she eventually capitalized, the 18th-seeded Jankovic allowed a drastic fall in the second set, but the amazing claycourt slider showed the skills that once took her to the world ranking of No.1 and managed not only to win the match, but to prevent the third set by taking the tight second-set tiebreak on the third set/match point. Final score: 6-4 7-6(7).

This was too big a clash for the first round, but Jankovic used the opportunity of facing the former world No.5 to remind us of her superb abilities and big heart. Next up for her will be Garbine Muguruza.

Fashion info: The cold weather prevented Jankovic from presenting her Fila dress from the Summer 2013 Baseline collection, as she wore pink long sleeves and leggings and just the skirt of the dress was showing. (photo by Francesca Moscatelli)

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5 thoughts on “Jankovic miraculously recovers from 0-5 in the second set to overcome Hantuchova in straights

  1. Marine

    Wow,wow,wow! This season has been a real turn-around for JJ. What can winning a tournament do… Great to see her doing well again,who would have thought she'll be thriving like this a year ago.

  2. Marija Post author

    Marine, it was a real joy to watch her hit winners and stay strong. I don't know what I would've done if she lost at 4-5 or in the tiebreak :P

  3. tenniz-fan

    Marija, I believe you mean triple set points down at 5-4 in the second set instead of match points?

  4. Pete

    The weather may have prevented her presenting the Fila 2013 summer collection dress, but it could not stop the presentation of the Jelena Jankovic 2013 body collection. That body on that pretty woman is a positive force. The United Nations must place Jelena Jankovic in full command of its peace keeping forces. Parachute that cute babe into a war zone in white panties and the combatants will put down their rifles and start using their guns. Oh how I love watching that pretty woman. Jelena The Body Jankovic. Got it? Jelena The Body Jankovic. Go JJ!!!

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