Jovana Jaksic, 21, Serbia: Burst into prominence at Monterrey, reaching her first WTA final before falling to good friend and countrywoman Ana Ivanovic - then dancing her way into the crowd's hearts at the trophy ceremony. She made a lot of points , and mostly a lot of fans who propelled her into the WTA Rising Star Contest .
She Spoke with the Tashkent Open Media Team.
What does the WTA Rising star contest mean to you ?
I'm really honored to be a part of this contest, it means a lot for me . If my fans vote for me and keep supporting me I will be able to make it to Singapore during the WTA finals. It will be a big thing to just be with the top 8 players , and the legends . It will be big step forward for me in my career.
What do you want to say to your fans ?
Thank you very much for supporting me , The fans mean a lot to me and I love them , whatever I'm today is beacuse of the love and support of my fans . I would like to thank them for being with me in my wins and defeats. I also would request other fans to vote for me , I really want to make it to Singapore.
How has the year and your goals ?
I have done well , I played two grand slam main draws , played some good matches , My aim to keep playing enjoying and doing well event after event. I want to keep up my level of play and spend more time on the court. I want to improve my rankings and play all the Grand slams in the coming year
Dont you miss studies, friends ?
My passion is tennis , i know education is very important . I have finished my secondary school and will go to college later. I'm young have time on my hands ,I will complete my studies , My Mother is a doctor and she also understands the importance. I have friends on the circuit , i have a team and my mom who travels with me so I enjoy a lot with them.
You impressions on the event ?
Its a amazing experience , people are kind, the site is beautiful , I feel at home here. I've enjoyed every moment here and feeling sad to leave the city. i will be back next year for sure. i enjoyed the time I spent with the kids on the court today
Date of Birth: 08 Aug 1987
Birthplace: Bad Saulgau, Germany
Height: 5’ 8" (1.72 m)
WTA Singles Ranking – 63 (As of August 14, 2017)
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