Upset Bug Bites No. 5 Jankovic

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 3, 2009 8:00 PM CDT
Yaroslava Shvedova celebrates her upset victory over Jelena Jankovic during the second round of the US Open today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – One night after her beloved grandmother died back in her native Serbia, fifth seed Jelena Jankovic fell victim to the upset bug at the US Open today, losing in the second round to Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. "I was very sad and emotionally I was really not on court," Jankovic said after Shvedova won 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6). "I really tried my best to be there and to try to play, but it was really hard.

"You could see I was not happy on the court," she added. "I was really suffering. I tried to think about my tennis, but I felt like I was so late and so slow." Jankovic planned to fly to Serbia tomorrow to join her mother, who left New York yesterday. Jankovic said she didn't know many details after talking on the phone with her mother. Shvedova, ranked 55th in the world, had never defeated an opponent ranked higher than No. 15.