Jelena Jankovic along with players like Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic is being considered as the Golden generation of Serbian tennis, with the aforementioned players dominating the world stage in a way never seen before by Serbia.
Amongst them, Jelena Jankovic is regarded as one of the finest mainly because of the struggles that she has had to go through early on during her career and also due to the incredible number of titles that she has managed to accumulate. Jelena Jankovic might not have won the Grand Slam singles title, but she has been the winner of the 2007 Wimbledon as mixed doubles.
Aside from this, she has had success in various tournaments, which is obviously reflected in the 12 WTA titles that she has managed to win so far. Jelena Jankovic made her debut in 2000, but suffered a string of losses early on in her career. At one stage, she had just come on the back of the 10 match losing streak, which almost pushed her into pulling out of the sport.
However, Jelena Jankovic’s career suddenly took off from there and there has been no stopping her since then. Despite taking off from there, it actually took her some time before they actually won something.
It happened in 2004, when she won her first title as a singles player in Budapest. Soon, success followed, but it was really the years of 2007 and 2008 that have been the most profound in her career. She claimed a total of eight titles during these two years, a feat that has not been repeated so far.
Jelena Jankovic was so successful during these two years that she even was ranked as the No. 1 player in the world during August 2008. It has been her longest time spent at the top of the ATP rankings.