Jankovic in doubt for Games

Updated: 14 August 2008 16:22 IST

Incoming world number one Jelena Jankovic on Saturday admitted she was in doubt for the Beijing Olympics after picking up a calf strain.

Jankovic in doubt for Games
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Beijing:

Incoming world number one Jelena Jankovic on Saturday admitted she was in doubt for the Beijing Olympics after picking up a calf strain.

Jankovic, who will reach the top ranking on Monday despite an injury-hit season, appeared at a press conference with her right leg strapped and said she wouldn't risk aggravating the problem.

"I'll practise today and I'll see tomorrow how everything goes," she said.

"If I can't play, if I'm not going to be able to give my best on the court, I will not go. It's not a risk I will take."

The 23-year-old Jankovic said she damaged her calf by over-compensating while recovering from a serious left knee problem.

Jankovic, who is set to replace fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic as world number one, is due to play Zimbabwe's Cara Black in the first round.

Topics : Tennis Olympics 2012
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