When asked about things you wouldn’t want to experience in life then being beaten by a woman with 9 fingers is definitely on my list. Since I don’t actively play tennis, I guess this won’t ever happen to me. Who did experience it? Jelena Jankovic. I feel sorry for the girl in green. Nine she has tried to beat Justine Henin to no avail.
The endscore of the match is 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 with Henin staying on course for her first title since coming out of retirement.
“She is playing the same, she is still one of the best on clay. You have to hold your ground, as soon as you lose concentration she takes advantage, she has so much experience,” said Jankovic, another former No. 1 who won the Stuttgart tournament in 2008 and was seeded fourth this time. “We both played a good match and maybe I was a little unlucky at the crucial times. I had a break point at 5-5 in the second and I was hoping to pounce on her serve but she hit one of her best serves of the match with her second serve.”, said Jelena Jankovic.
Henin analyzed her opponent and had the following to say:
“She played very consistently in the first set and I was under a lot of pressure,” Henin said. “I kept fighting and I am really happy to get through.”