Jelena Jankovic weighed in on the court scheduling controversy in her post-match interview.
“When I saw that I’m on the schedule at 12:00 in the morning, and especially on Court 18, which was very unusual, you know, for a No. 2 seed to play on Court 18 is, for my opinion, not really normal.
But what can you do?”
Q. Venus raised that point before, being a champion being on Court 2. What do you think about that?
JELENA JANKOVIC: “Yes, I think, you know, the scheduling is really it was not made in a good way. It was not right. I think, you know, the champion, the defending champion, should always play on the top courts, because she won and she deserves to play there.
I also think No. 1, No. 2 seeds should always be on these top show courts. The ranking shows, you know, who deserves it, who has this ranking. Who is in the top of the game should play on the top courts.
I don’t know what they are doing, you know, to put Venus on No. 2 and I’m on No. 18, especially having an injury and asking for a favor to play a little bit later on in the day. They didn’t do it. So it was, you know, quite hard.
I was almost playing in the parking lot. I almost need a helicopter to go to my court.”