Jelena Jankovic is back at number one after winning her second title in as many weeks, this time at Stuttgart. Not only did she get the top spot back and a nice check, but she also got a new Porsche to boot!
I'm kind of torn, though, on who should be number one: I thought once Serena Williams won the U.S. Open, then it was a wrap. She also made the finals at Wimbledon and won Miami, plus picked up a nice-sized clay-court title. I mean, what else do you want out of your top player?
But look at what Jankovic has done: She made the finals at the U.S. Open, the semis of the French and the Aussie, and has won three titles overall.
I guess if you were to break it down, her accomplishments aren't as big as Williams', but what she has going for her is that she's out there every week racking up points.
If she keeps playing over the next few weeks while Williams is semi-idle, she'll only strengthen her hold on the top spot. I remember when she first got to one, almost everyone (here included) was calling her the most undeserving number one in history! I don't think that's the case right now, but I'm still pretty confused about it.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.