17 Elena Likhovtseva in the first round of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, before eventually losing to Venus Williams in three sets in the quarterfinals.At the French Open, Janković reached the third round for the first time, where she lost to world no. At Wimbledon, Janković defeated sixth-seeded and defending champion Venus Williams in the third round in three sets.Damir, renowned for his erratic behaviour, says he wants to drop a nuclear bomb on Australia and accuses Croatia and the Vatican of influencing her decision to quit Serbia and return to Australia.
Janković has reached the singles final of the US Open and the singles semifinals of the Australian Open and the French Open.
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.
Three months later, Janković garnered her first top-10 win against Elena Dementieva in the first round of the 2004 Australian Open. Elsewhere in her 2004 season, she defeated top-20 players Nadia Petrova (twice), Vera Zvonareva, Patty Schnyder, Elena Dementieva and Paola Suárez. Janković then lost in the final to Lindsay Davenport in three sets.
In May, Janković won her first WTA title, a Tier V event, in Budapest, defeating Martina Suchá in the final. She made her first Tier I semifinal in Berlin, losing to Nadia Petrova.
108 at the time after a lengthy injury lay-off) in the semifinals, before losing to third-seeded Elena Dementieva in the final. Of the six tournaments she played during the remainder of the year, she reached the quarterfinals at five.
This included a run to the semifinals at the China Open in Beijing, defeating world no.
"Australia with the help of Croatia and the Vatican have brainwashed my daughter," Damir told Serbian daily .
"I have thought about dropping a nuclear bomb on Sydney since Jelena lost in the first round this week, for which Australia is to blame.
17 in the world, her highest ranking at that time, losing to 16-year-old Nicole Vaidišová in straight sets.
Her ranking at the end of the season eclipsed her 2004 record at no. Janković lost in the second round of the Australian Open to world no. That was the first of ten straight losses, not winning a match from late January into early May.
Jelena and Mladjan met at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and started dating soon afterwards.