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Jankovic hoping to build on Oscar-like performance at U.S. Open

Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, Serbia's one-two punch, are among the world's elite who have endured their share of tribulations lately, but all have a viable opportunity for redemption in Japan this week.

Updated: September 15, 2008, 5:30 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

Tournament: Toray Pan Pacific Open Surface: Hard Prize Money: $1.34 million Draw: 32 Top seeds: Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Elena Dementieva, Dinara Safina

Much glee there was from the WTA Tour when its roadmap was highlighted during the U.S. Open. A longer offseason and fewer commitments were among the noteworthy contributions, although the elite are supposed to routinely play the biggest events next season.

Too bad it couldn't be implemented sooner.

U.S. ...

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