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Vanquished Jankovic suffering from confidence crisis

FORMER world number one Jelena Jankovic is suffering from a crisis of confidence after being dumped out of Indian Wells WTA event in the second round yesterday.

The Serbian was well below her best in the 6-4 6-4 loss to Anastasia Pavyluchenkova and the second seed admitted her whole game needed an overhaul.

"I'm struggling in this moment to find my game overall and find the confidence on the court," she told reporters.

"I'm not at my level. That's the case. I'm trying to find that game and trying to come back into the form. But I'm struggling at the moment."

Jankovic said there was not a single part of her game that did not need work.

"I don't feel some of my shots that were my weapons before (are now)," she added.

"Overall I think the whole game needs some adjustments and some kind of finding the rhythm and finding the way to construct the points and just find the timing back."

The Serb also complained of 'feeling too heavy' following weeks of intensive training during the off-season.

"In the beginning, I felt really different with my body because I got a little bit of muscles and I felt heavier on the court," she said.

"I was always a certain weight and always my best weapon was my legs. I always moved and I had the anticipation and I was always on the ball.

"Now. I just cannot do that. I'm one step too slow or one step too much into the shot. And then all the strokes break down and I don't have the timing and my accuracy is not there.

"I mean, overall everything is wrong. I need a lot of work. I wish I had a magic wand and could just fix my game and just play awesome tennis again. I would like it to be that way, but sometimes it's not."


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