There isn't a more beautiful scene in sports than the Monte Carlo tournament, a panorama of orange clay set against the sparkling Mediterranean and handsomely appointed hillsides. And there's nothing more discouraging than the plight of America's Fed Cup team, now floundering among the relegated for the first time.
Defending champion Jelena Jankovic will face fellow Serbian player Ana Ivanovic in the last 16 at Indian Wells, after both eased through the third round.
China's Shuai Peng caused an upset in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday by knocking out seventh seed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in straight sets.
World No. 1 Serena Williams survived the longest match of her career to bounce back from her Rome disappointment and reach the third round of the Madrid Open on Monday.
I just cleared some space in my tennis video library for a Spanish woman named Maria Jose Martínez Sánchez. She has enough names for two people, and more imagination than anyone. She deserves a worldwide toast for winning the Italian Open on the storied clay courts of Foro Italico, and not merely because it's the first significant singles title of her career. Her performance sent a message to every young girl trying to learn the game.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain sealed her third singles title with a 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 victory over Serbia's Jelena Jankovic in the final of the Italian Open in Rome on Saturday.
Former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic overcame current top-ranked player Serena Williams in an epic clash to reach the final of the Italian Open on Friday.
Join us now for a weekend recap of the Fed Cup, a well-meaning event that has no sense of time. Grab some Tang, or perhaps that bottle of Rheingold you've been saving. Bring tools: a calculator, maybe an abacus, and above all, some common sense. It's really in short supply around here.
Former world number one Jelena Jankovic won her first tournament since last August with a straight sets 6-2 6-4 victory over Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the WTA tournament at Indian Wells.
Jelena Jankovic was unable to claim consecutive Kremlin Cup titles after she was beaten 6-4 6-3 by Russian Alisa Kleybanova in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Defending champion Jelena Jankovic overcame a determined challenge from Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan before taking her place in the second round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
Jelena Jankovic, the highest-ranked player left in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, advanced to the semifinals on Thursday with a 6-4 6-3 win over Marion Bartoli.
Fourth seed Elena Dementieva of Russia became the first big-name casualty of the 2009 U.S. Open when American teenager Melanie Oudin claimed another grand slam scalp at Flushing Meadows.
CNN's Richard Roth talks to Roger Federer as he prepares to play his 6th U.S. Open, his first as a dad to twins.
Jelena Jankovic clinched her second WTA Tour title of the season after beating world number one Dinara Safina in straight sets in the final of the Cincinnati Open on Sunday.
Two-time defending champion Jelena Jankovic has crashed out of the Rome Masters at the quarterfinal stage, beaten in straight sets by in-form Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Defending champion Jelena Jankovic raced into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open in Rome on Wednesday as her opponent, Kateryna Bondarenko, retired through illness.
Two-time defending champion Jelena Jankovic is through to the third round of the clay-court Rome Masters, but she was made to battle before defeating Argentine Gisela Dulko in straight sets.
The women's draw at the Indian Wells Masters event has been thrown wide open after second seed Jelena Jankovic and third-seeded Elena Dementieva were both beaten on Saturday.
Top three seeds Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva are through to the last four of the Paris Indoor tournament after getting past French oppenents in their quarterfinals on Friday.
Top seed Serena Williams and second seed Jelena Jankovic are both through to the last eight of the WTA Paris Open, although they enjoyed contrasting fortunes on Thursday.
Jelena Jankovic is making a reputation for herself as one of the hardest working women in tennis.
From a childhood in Serbia to being the best in the world, Jelena Jankovic discusses what it took to get where she is today.
World No. 2 Serena Williams headed to the quarterfinals Monday after No. 13 seed Victoria Azarenka pulled out due to illness.
World number one Jelena Jankovic slumped out of the Australian Open on Sunday with a shock 6-1 6-4 fourth round loss to Marion Bartoli of France, dashing her bid to win her first Grand Slam tournament.
Serbian stars Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic scored straight sets wins as they stepped up their Australian Open challenge in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Jelena Jankovic 'hot-footed' to a 6-1 6-3 victory against Yvonne Meusburger of Austria in the Australian Open first round as temperatures soared on Rod Laver Arena on Monday.
Serena Williams' hopes of ending the year on a high note are over after she was forced to withdraw from the season-ending Sony Ericsson tournament in Doha with a stomach muscle problem.
I used to think this notion was controversial and didn't want to submit it for fear of being ridiculed, but I think the time has finally come: Jelena Jankovic is a better No. 1 than Ana Ivanovic. Here's a few reasons why.
World number one Jelena Jankovic will face defending champion Elena Dementieva in the Kremlin Cup semifinals after both players had to fight hard to overcome their unseeded opponents on Friday.
Top seed Jelena Jankovic recovered from the loss of the opening set to secure a place in the last eight of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow with a three-set victory over Vera Dushevina.
Jelena Jankovic celebrated her elevation to world number one with a hard earned victory over Wimbledon champion Venus Williams 6-7 7-5 6-2 in Stuttgart on Saturday to reach the final of the Porsche Grand Prix.
Jelena Jankovic, set to regain the world number one slot next week, defeated Vera Zvonareva in the quarterfinals of Stuttgart's Porshce Grand Prix to book a semifinal with Venus Williams.
World number two Jelena Jankovic continued her bid for the top women's ranking with an opening win in the China Open as Zheng Jie restored wounded local pride.
Jelena Jankovic will climb to the top of the world women's tennis rankings for the first time when the next list is released on August 11, the WTA Tour announced on Saturday.
Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova continued her remarkable run at the WTA Tier One tournament in Montreal with a 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over 10th-seeded Marion Bartoli in the semifinals.
Jelena Jankovic booked her semifinal berth at the East West Bank Classic to continue her progress toward the world No.1 ranking.
Jelena Jankovic is still on course to claim top spot in the women's world rankings after a 7-5 6-2 victory over American Vania King in the WTA tournament in Carson City, California.
Cleaning out the Wimbledon notebook while still in awe of that final.
Second seed Jelena Jankovic crashed out of Wimbledon when she was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Tamarine Tanasugarn in the fourth round on Monday.
Fourth seed Jelena Jankovic booked a semifinal place at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne after Russian Elena Dementieva retired while trailing in the second set of their quarterfinal clash.
Third seed Jelena Jankovic will play fellow Serbian Ana Ivanovic in the semifinals of the Pacific Life Open following two-time winner Lindsay Davenport's departure from the tournament due to injury.
Serbian stars Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic enjoyed straight sets victories as they reached the fourth round of the WTA tournament at Indian Wells.
Yan Zi of China upset world number four Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in three sets to storm into the semifinals of the £600,000 WTA Bangalore Open.
Top seed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia sailed into the quarterfinals of the Bangalore Open, but second seed Venus Williams needed three sets to secure her last eight place.
World number four Jelena Jankovic trailed Sania Mirza for most of their two hours 14 minutes contest before emerging victorious 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the second round of the Dubai Open.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Yesterday you were asked whether Jelena Jankovic was underrated or overrated. Today I want to ask you about the other Serb, Ana Ivanovic. Your thoughts? -- Clark, Stockholm, Sweden
Jelena Jankovic suffered an injury scare ahead of the Australian Open but returned to help Serbia in their Hopman Cup bid with a 2-1 victory over France in Perth.
World number one Justine Henin maintained her mastery of Serbian Jelena Jankovic with a marathon 7-6 7-5 win to reach the final of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart on Saturday.
Comeback queen Lindsay Davenport will face a rematch with Jelena Jankovic on Saturday as she seeks to reach a second successive WTA Tour final.
So expressionless and serious-minded all night, Venus Williams waited to crack a smile until her victory was complete.
Growing up amid war, a new generation of Serbian stars has taken to the tennis courts and surprised the world
Top seed Justine Henin cruised into the second round of the U.S. Open on Monday with a 6-0 6-3 victory over German qualifier Julia Goerges.
World number one Justine Henin brought Yan Zi's Cinderella run to an end with a 6-3 6-0 win at the Toronto Cup on Saturday to set up a dream final with second seed Jelena Jankovic.
World number one Justine Henin and second seed Jelena Jankovic refused to be blown off course by recording quarterfinal wins on a wild and windy day at the Toronto Cup on Friday.
A quick Mailbag before the Big Show. Check back on Friday for our Wimbledon seed reports.
On day 10 the quarterfinals began, the big names came out in force and the quality of tennis stepped up a notch.
Serbians Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic moved smoothly into the semifinals of the French Open in Paris on Tuesday.
The competition is hotting up on day six, as the seeds start to come up against each other and the quality of the big names is put to the test.
SI.com's senior writer Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at the French Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses to keep an eye on and his predicted winners.
Serbian Jelena Jankovic reached the final of the Family Circle Cup, winning a marathon match against Venus Williams on Saturday for her second straight win against the American.
Belgium's Kim Clijsters saved a match point before beating Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 4-6 7-6 6-4 to win a thrilling women's final at the Sydney International on Friday.
Top-seed Amelie Mauresmo was swept aside by Serbia's in-form Jelena Jankovic in the quarterfinals of the Sydney International on Wednesday.
Former world number one Martina Hingis' Australian Open preparations have been dealt an early blow after she was knocked out in the first round of the Sydney International by Jelena Jankovic.
Top-seeded Serbian Jelena Jankovic retired from her quarterfinal in the WTA tournament in Quebec City, enabling Olga Poutchkova to move into the last four.
Svetlana Kuznetsova stepped closer to claiming her third title in four weeks after thrashing Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 6-4 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Friday.
Second seed Justine Henin-Hardenne recovered from a set and 4-2 down to beat 19th seed Jelena Jankovic 4-6 6-4 6-0 and reach the U.S. Open final.
Jelena Jankovic exploited Elena Dementieva's weak serve to upset the fourth seed 6-2 6-1 and advance to her first grand slam semifinals at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.
Defending champion Venus Williams became a victim of the Court Two curse on Saturday when she was bundled out of Wimbledon in the third round, beaten 7-6 4-6 6-4 by Serbia's Jelena Jankovic.
Unseeded Jill Craybas of the United States eliminated 12th seed Jelena Jankovic in the first round of the Amelia Island Tennis Tournament in Florida, when the Serb retired with leg cramps.
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