Jelena Jankovic's string setup?

BlueB

Legend
I just watched her live today in IW finals. Every shot of hers sounded as framed or hitting with a plank. Sounds like very tight strings. Anyone knows the type and tension?

I think she could benefit a bit of extra free power and spin with a looser setup....
 

Dragan

Semi-Pro
You are right, she used to string her racquets with lux/gut hybrid @~30kg. Very unusual setup, indeed.
 

Chief

New User
She could benefit from not being a total head case!

She spent every change over in the 3rd whining about how she let Halep back into the match in the 2nd.

But yeah she could use some free power, especially on that serve. Of course the moon balls she was throwing didn't end up working anyway.
 

TennisCJC

Legend
She could benefit from not being a total head case!

She spent every change over in the 3rd whining about how she let Halep back into the match in the 2nd.

But yeah she could use some free power, especially on that serve. Of course the moon balls she was throwing didn't end up working anyway.
Her OS racket has a load of power so she probably want hi tension for control. I wonder if she has extra weight on the hoop making it even more powerful.

I don't think her issue is racket setup but as you say she is a total head case. I sort of wanted her coach to come out and say "there is nothing I can do now to help you other than asking you to be quiet, don't criticize yourself or you box, and f-ing fight like heck because it all comes down to heart now".
 

jarko111

Hall of Fame
She should have won that match serving for it at 5-4. She was paralyzed by fear. She told her coach at that change over, "I'm too nervous. Will you serve for me?" and didn't put a first serve in when she's been serving great this whole tournament.
Halep was helping her a lot, making errors Halep never really makes, but c'mon, Halep is not just going to give it to you when you're not making serves.

JJ might be they best former #1 player to never win a major. The woman can run down everything. She has a backhand that people would kill for. Her serve is silky smooth and a weapon when it's on. She has no forehand depth, tho. Spinnier than Roddick's, honestly.
 
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Chief

New User
She should have won that match serving for it at 5-4. She was paralyzed by fear. She told her coach at that change over, "I'm too nervous. Will you serve for me?" and didn't put a first serve in when she's been serving great this whole tournament.
Oh yeah even Chris Evert said she didn't need a coach she needed a shrink. Anyone else would have smelled blood in the water when they saw Halep stretching and holding her hamstring.
 

BlueB

Legend
I'm not sure of it's really the Red, which is a smallish OS anyhow, or a paint job over the Black that she used before...

I agree on all the head case comments, I was there and able to hear most of the antics in Serbian... She should even broke Halep right in the beginning of 2nd and couldn't... But the thread wasn't about that...
 

jarko111

Hall of Fame
There is a thread on here about her stick. When it was blacked-out for most of 2013 it was a Red underneath all that.
I don't know if Prince makes an O3 Black. She isn't using EXO3's that is for sure.

Do you mean the white?
 
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