Jankovic missing Sania in Bangalore Open

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 03, 2008 12:56 hrs

Bangalore: World number four Jelena Jankovic of Serbia is disappointed that home challenger Sania Mirza is not playing in the WTA Bangalore Open here.

Jankovic said she would miss Sania in the tournament as the Indian ace was a nice person off-the-court. "I am disappointed with Sania Mirza's pull out from this event. She is a nice person off the court. She has been doing well on the tour and I hope she will keep improving," Jankovic said at a press conference here on Monday.

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On her personal amibition, Jankovic said she would love to win an Olympic medal for her country. "Olympic is always special and emotional one because you represent your country and you will be surrounded by best athletes. I hope I can bag a medal this year. I want to give my country something," she said.

However, becoming No.1 in the world is the Serbian's ultimate dream. Jankovic, who won five singles titles last season besides the mixed doubles one in Wimbledon, said "achieving the number one rank is my dream. I grew up thinking about that. I am working hard to achieve it. If I win a Grand Slam it will take me closer to that top spot."

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The 22-year-old Belgrade-born player hopes for much better results this year. "I had a great season last year. It was a learning experience. I am working a lot this year and I hope to continue it this is year as well. I am hoping for much better results this year. I played lot of tournaments last year and won a lot, but this season I am going to concentrate only on bigger tournaments. I am going to try and prove out there."

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