Jelena Jankovic thoroughly enjoyed her mixed doubles success with Jamie Murray at the All England Club last year even if, as she told Paul Newman, it gave a rather misleading impression about her love life Jelena Jankovic will miss the fun she had in winning Wimbledon's mixed doubles title with Jamie Murray last year, but her decision to concentrate on singles when the championships begin next week will have one major bonus. "My boyfriend and I have been together for two and a half years. I like having that support and when you've finished your tennis obligations it's important to be a regular, normal girl and enjoy your life. "He sometimes comes to tournaments, but he has his own life. That's why we were very relaxed on the court and I think that's why we played good tennis together. "I had some problems with my leg during the tournament and when I got to the fourth round I was starting to think that I might have to pull out of the mixed because it was bothering me.
There will be no more tricky conversations with her boyfriend back home in Belgrade. He can't just leave his work and come and travel with me whenever he wants. I only knew about Andy." Murray's agent subsequently asked her if she would like to play mixed doubles with him at Wimbledon. You're making a bad choice.' But he insisted he wanted to play with me and so I agreed. If somebody had told me before that we were going to win the title I would never have believed them. We had so much fun." As they progressed Jankovic started promising Murray kisses as a means of motivating him. But then I got knocked out of the singles, Jamie and I kept winning and before I knew it we were in the final and ended up holding the trophy. "At the same time there were all these rumours going round I had a soft spot for him. This whole story has developed around us and it isn't true'.
I’ve been writing about women’s tennis for five and a half years and this is by far the busiest period regarding wedding/hookup/breakup news.
In just a period of a week we had the wedding of Iveta Benesova and Jurgen Melzer, announcement of Justine Henin’s pregnancy and spottings of Serena and Venus Williams with new boyfriends.
The couple was seen closely eyeing some pricey bling in a couple of major jewelry stores — especially major diamond baubles that could only be described as the kind usually slipped on a woman’s left-hand ring finger. (read more)According to some insiders, they'll soon be engaged. Rumor Explodes on Twitter Naturally, the Sun-Times’ article sent Facebook and Twitter into a frenzy. Ask many casual tennis fans in Britain for their favourite memory of 2007 and they will recall the pure joy of Jankovic and Murray's partnership rather than Roger Federer's thrilling win over Rafael Nadal or Marion Bartoli's extraordinary run to the final. He's just finished university and is just starting to get involved in business. She had made no decision until they arrived at the All England Club at the same time the day before the tournament started and Murray asked again. "I'd tell him: 'This return, hit a good one because you're going to get many kisses'," she said. But how could I have a soft spot for someone I hardly knew? Maybe the British fans didn't know me that well, because I didn't behave any differently with Jamie to how I am all the time. Even when I play singles I have fun." It probably helps that Jankovic has a wider view of the world than some of her fellow professionals.Their victory made Murray the first Briton to win a Wimbledon title for 20 years, but more importantly it showed that sport at the highest level can still be fun. "I said to him: 'The media have made it all up.' In the past they've paired me up with other guys I've never met before. He can travel with me sometimes but not all the time." As for Murray, Jankovic was not even aware that Andy, the world No 11, had a brother until last year. "I didn't intend to play the mixed at Wimbledon," she said. I enjoyed the Champions' Dinner at the end of the tournament, but it was all rather strange. Despite all her commitments on the Sony Ericsson tour she has also found time to take an external degree course at a Belgrade university.Also, just three weeks ago we learned about Maria Sharapova’s called-off engagement to Sasha Vujacic, and now we’re hearing that Jelena Jankovic ended her four-year relationship with Mladjan Janovic for pretty much the same reasons as Sharapova’s – career obligations drew them apart.Jankovic and the handsome Montenegrin waterpolo player met at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, more precisely in Mc Donald’s, and have since been in a stable relationship, at least according to the information that reached the media, but the fact that Jankovic is traveling the world playing tennis and Janovic is usually in Italy where he plays for Savona has finally taken its toll.In 2007, she became the first Serbian player to win a Grand Slam title when she won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title with British partner Jamie Murray.