Jelena Jankovic, born February 28, 1985, is a former Serbian tennis player.
Finalist at the US Open in 2008, she was number 1 in the world from August 11 to 17 of the same year and again from October 6 to February 1, 2009. In her career she won 15 WTA tournaments and 1 WTA 125s singles tournament, including the Premier Mandatory of Indian Wells, and two in doubles, also winning the Wimbledon tournament in mixed doubles with the British Jamie Murray.
In Grand Slams, he also boasts four semifinals: one at the 2008 Australian Open and three at the French Open in 2007, 2008 and 2010. At Wimbledon, however, he reached the quarterfinals five times: in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2015. In addition, she has reached the semifinals of the WTA Finals three times: in 2008, 2009 and 2013. She has participated in the Olympics once, in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, reaching the quarterfinals.
She is the third child of Veselin and Snezana Jankovic, both economists. Her two older brothers are Marko and Stefan. Jankovic's first contact with tennis occurred at the Crvena Zvezda tennis club.
At the age of 12 she joined the prestigious Nick Bollettieri tennis academy and under her guidance she won the junior edition of the 2001 Australian Open. Jankovic initially followed in her parents' footsteps by studying economics at Megatrend University in Belgrade; following the decision to attempt a professional tennis career, she has decided to suspend her studies indefinitely, without however giving it up definitively.