Ode to an Empress: Jelena Jankovic Turns 30
One of the tennis’ biggest personalities turns 30 today. In honor of the WTA’s resident glitter-queen, TTI rhymes its way through some of Jelena Jankovic’s best moments.
Today, Jelena turns 30 years old
At least half of her life she’s been plagued by a cold.
She loves to yell, wants to slap her brother
And until 2012, she hydrated her mother.
She brings the light – and the joy as well
Her compliments are surprisingly swell.
She’s blind as a bat – more often than not,
And runs out of challenges quite a lot.
Her very own backhand is her favorite shot,
Unless, of course, she’s handing out all the towels she’s got.
She shanked an overhead maybe once or twice,
But on clay, she’s a little like Bambi…on ice.Embed from Getty Images
She likes to lead but to follow’s a chore,
Yet JJ stories are never a bore.
Like that one time she was talking about dragon sass,
Or when she headed for Cincy – and ran out of gas.
Her superhero power is to talk too much
And her bra strap once needed a peasant’s touch.
A hairstyle like concrete, with a touch of glitter
And sometimes it’s art when she’s missing a sitter.
So congratulations, Jelena and have a marvelous day,
And may the Jankovic glitter never decay.
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I bow down Rene!!!