Jelena Jankovic eyes top spot in women's tennis again

The former world no. 1 is confident that she will be able to regain consistency in her game.

Jelena Jankovic eyes top spot in women's tennis again

Hyderabad: Former world number one Jelena Jankovic, who slipped in WTA rankings after being on top in 2008, says she has once again been able to regain consistency in her game and and hopes to be numero uno in the near future.

"To come back to top, improve my game and be in good shape that is the primary goal," Jankovic, who plays for Nagpur Orangers in the Champions Tennis League (CTL), told reporters here ahead of the match against Hyderabad Aces on Sunday.

Asked if injuries happened to her at a wrong time affecting her tennis, Jankovic said she had a "big problem" in the back and that the injuries happened back-to-back.

"Injuries were stopping (me) not only physically, but (also) mentally. Every time I had to come back, I had to start from there (scratch). In the last couple of months, I have been able to get that consistency on a daily basis," the 30-year-old from Serbia said.

Her other career highlights include winning the 2010 BNP Paribas Open.

Jankovic, who is currently ranked 21, said women's tennis has evolved over the years.

Meanwhile, Spain's Feliciano Lopez said leagues like CTL provide an opportunity for young Indian players to come up in the sport.

India's Divij Sharan said he is happy to play in the CTL in the company of top players like Lopez and Jankovic as it would help improve his game.

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