Information about Jelena Janković

Personal facts

About her

  • Tennis player
  • Born February 28, 1985
  • Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
  • 1.77 m (5 feet 10 inches)
  • 59 kg (130 pounds)


  • Parents: Snežana and Veselin Janković
  • Siblings: two brothers


Victories in singles

  • Winner in Hong Kong, China by beating Angelique Kerber: 2015.
  • Winner in Guangzhou, China by beating Denisa Allertová: 2015.
  • Winner in Bogotá, Colombia by beating Paula Ormaechea: 2013.
  • Winner in Indian Wells, United States by beating Caroline Wozniacki: 2010.
  • Winner in Cincinnati, United States by beating Dinara Safina: 2009.
  • Winner in Marbella, Spain by beating Carla Suárez Navarro: 2009.
  • Winner in Moscow, Russia by beating Vera Zvonareva: 2008.
  • Winner in Stuttgart, Germany by beating Nadia Petrova: 2008.
  • Winner in Beijing, China by beating Svetlana Kuznetsova: 2008.
  • Winner in Birmingham, United Kingdom by beating Maria Sharapova: 2007.
  • Winner in Rome, Italy by beating Svetlana Kuznetsova: 2007.
  • Winner in Auckland, New Zealand by beating Vera Zvonareva: 2007.
  • Winner in Budapest, Hungary by beating Martina Suchá: 2004.
  • Winner in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (ITF) by beating Henrieta Nagyová: 2003.

Victories in doubles

  • Winner with her Slovakian partner Katarina Srebotnik in Toronto, Canada: 2013.
  • Winner with her Chinese partner Li Na in Birmingham, United Kingdom: 2006.

Victory in mixed doubles

  • Winner with British partner Jamie Murray in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom: 2007.

Olympic Games

  • She participated in one Olympic Games in Athens, Greece (2004) by representing Serbia and Montenegro.

Fed Cup

  • She participated 12 times in Fed Cup (2001 to 2005, 2007 to 2012, and 2016).


  • Best tennis player of Serbia: 2004.

Tennis facts


  • Right-handed
  • Two-handed backhand

World ranking

  • During the interview (November 1, 2006), she was ranked 12th in the world in singles according to the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
  • Her best WTA world ranking in singles is the 1st place on August 11, 2008.