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This is an article from the Aug. 27, 2007 issue
|¬†||Strengths and Weaknesses||Personality Trait||Recent Telling Quote||Fashion Note||Factoid||Who Plays Her in the Movie||SI Nickname|
AGE: 20 HT: 6'2" RANKING: No. 2
SI ODDS: 4‚Äì1
|Murderous ground strokes; bum shoulder may bluntserve||Icy cool||‚ÄúI‚Äôve got a few Range Rovers in my garage, and I don‚Äôtfeel I need another car. Maybe I‚Äôll send [the wheels won in San Diego thismonth] to Russia‚Äù||Her little black cocktail tennis dress—she called ither ‚Äúnight dress‚Äù—was the talk of the Open last year||Favorite dessert is French crepes with Nutella||Téa Leoni||The Siberian Siren|
|JELENA JANKOVIC Serbia|
AGE: 22 HT:5'9 1/2"
RANKING: No. 3
SI ODDS: 6‚Äì1
|Muscular two-handed backhand; might be fatigued fromheavy schedule||Always cheerful||‚ÄúIn Serbia I cannot go out of the house without peopleon the street knowing who I am. I have a different look. I‚Äôm like a polar bear,because I‚Äôm a special species‚Äù||Wore an elegant long pink dress to the Wimbledon ballafter winning the mixed doubles with Jamie Murray||Told The New York Times that her favorite TV programis The Tyra Banks Show||Lucy Liu||Hammerin‚Äô Jank|
AGE: 22 HT: 5'8 1/2"
RANKING: No. 4
SI ODDS: 12‚Äì1
|Athleticism, big forehand; lacks self-belief at keymoments||Boundlessly outgoing||‚ÄúMy head was very tired and was asking me to take themout‚Äù (when asked at Wimbledon about having removed her cornrows)||A headband and a purple or white tennis dress||Her brother, Nikolai, won a silver medal in teampursuit at the ‚Äô96 Olympics. Their dad, Alexandr, is a cycling coach||Julia Stiles||K-Net|
AGE: 19 HT: 6'0"
RANKING: No. 5
SI ODDS: 7‚Äì1
|Big serve, inside-out forehand; needs to work onmovement||Winsome||‚ÄúI guess I can use this as experience. And next timeI‚Äôll be in that situation, I will probably know how to deal with it better‚Äù (onlosing the 2007 French Open final)||Loves photo shoots nearly as much as winningmatches—her website is filled with modeling poses||Superstitions include not walking on the lines on thecourt||Milla Jovovich||NirvAna|
AGE: 24 HT: 5'11"
RANKING: No. 10
SI ODDS: 25‚Äì1
|Fluid, clean ground strokes; mentally shaky||Detached||‚ÄúNow I know much, much more how to deal with any kindof situation that comes my way. I understand that .‚Äà.‚Äà. it‚Äôs O.K. sometimes tohave a bad day‚Äù||One of the most downloaded players on the Internet;her 44-inch legs are the longest on tour||Avid golfer; her favorite club is a nine-iron, withwhich she scored a hole in one in Perth, Australia, in 2003||Mischa Barton||Leg-O|
AGE: 25 HT: 5'10"
RANKING: No. 8
SI ODDS: 15‚Äì1
|Hard serve, great hands; gets down on herself||Steadfast||‚ÄúI can‚Äôt say I‚Äôm a great player, because it takeswinning a Grand Slam in my eyes‚Äù||Favors traditional white dresses and a whitevisor||Her mother, Nadezhda Ilyina, won a bronze medal at the‚Äô76 Olympics in the 4 x 400-meter relay||Michelle Williams||Game Ova|
AGE: 18 HT: 6'0"
SI ODDS: 18‚Äì1
|Big serve, ground strokes; hasn‚Äôt played sinceWimbledon||Ambitious||‚ÄúYeah, I‚Äôm definitely influenced by America but stillkeeping my one Czech mind‚Äù||At the Open she plans to wear an aquamarine dress forday matches and a shimmering black-and-gold dress at night||Held her 18th birthday party at Stereo nightclub inNew York City||Amanda Bynes||The Bouncing Czech|