Jelena Jankovic Bio


  • Currently coached by brother, Marko
  • Father, Veselin, and mother, Snezana, are economists; brothers, Marko and Stefan, are university graduates
  • Introduced to tennis at age 9 by older brother Marko
  • Graduated from Megatrend University in Belgrade with Master of Business
  • Speaks Serbian, English and French; learning Spanish
  • Favorite city is Rome (for its history)
  • Enjoys designing clothes for her fashion line
  • Admires Monica Seles
  • Biggest appeal of being a pro is seeing the world and learning about other cultures
  • Awards received include Female Tennis Player of the Year in Serbia (2007, 2008, 2009); Oscar Of Popularity for female athletes in Serbia (2009, 2011); Tennis Player of the Year in Serbia (2004); and Junior Sports Girl of the Year in Yugoslavia
  • In 2007 was named UNICEF National Ambassador to Serbia.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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