| STUTTGART, Germany
STUTTGART, Germany Oct 6 Jelena Jankovic was
left knocking at Justine Henin's door again this week, both on
court and off it.
On Saturday, Henin consigned Jankovic to her eighth defeat
in the eight matches they have played, the world number one
going through 7-6 7-5 to reach the final of the Stuttgart Grand
Jankovic, the world number three from Serbia, is staying in
the same hotel as her great rival and a mix-up with their rooms
gave her an idea on how to make the difference this time.
"It was so funny," Jankovic said after her latest defeat. "I
was tired the other night and our rooms are next to each other
and when I tried the door my card wouldn't work.
"I knocked and walked in and there was Justine, and I said:
'What are you doing in my room?'
"I'd got the wrong one but I thought I could go up there
last night with a plate of fruit from room service, just to do
something to distract her."
Joking apart, Jankovic admitted she was increasingly
frustrated at her inability to beat the Belgian.
Her eight defeats so far have included the U.S. Open
semi-final in 2006, the French Open semi-final this year and the
final in Toronto in August.
"I don't know what to say any more," she said. "I've lost to
her so many times. If she has a bad day I'll have a chance but
she's always ready, always at 100 percent because she knows she
has to play really well to beat me."