Jankovic: 'I prefer the complicated moments'
Former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, who is 6-10 since the tournament in Stuttgart in April and has not won a title in two-and-a-half years, heavily criticizes herself after failing to covert two match points in her three-hour and 13-minute loss to Yung-Jan Chan. 6-7 (4), 7-6 (8), 7-5, in Carlsbad.
"I was thinking, 'She's tired. She cannot walk any more. She's dead because of the sun,'" said Jankovic, who was up 3-1 in the second set before Chan took a medical timeout and won the next four games. "We'd been playing a lot. Then I slowed down my arm. I didn't accelerate. I wasn't bending. I was making errors right off the first or second shot. I didn't make her work for anything. So I kind of, 'Here you go, a couple games.' Like, 'Let's play again, because I don't need this lead.' I prefer the complicated moments. That's the way it went. Now I can be a little sarcastic, but really I'm frustrated. I'm disappointed. When you have something in your control and it's all up to you and then you just do to the wrong way, I mean—and all the credit of course to her."