Is Jalena Jankovic The Cristiano Ronaldo Of Tennis?

Brazilian Football by SBSenior Analyst IJanuary 25, 2009

Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli easily brushed past the so called world number one Jelena Jankovic on day seven of the Australian Open, 6-1 6-4 in the fourth round.

Jelena is ranked number one in the world.

Jenena's illustrious career can be summed up in one line - she has never won a grand slam tournament. Never the less she is ranked number one.

If we switch to the world of golf briefly we see the superstar Michelle Wie.

In 2006, Wie was named as one of the 100 people who shape our world by Time magazine.

Well, this writer does not understand which world they are talking about exactly, as all I see is a pretty tall girl who has never won a tournament in all her professional career.

In a professional career which started in 2005, to date Wie is yet to win a title. When she finally does win you can be sure that we will all definitely hear about it over and over again.

She might just be the world's best paid loser but unfortunately those stats are hard to come by as nowadays losers seem to be handsomely paid.

Next in line would be my favorite of all the paper champions, The Portuguese and Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano has never won a world cup.

The world cup is considered by football fans in every corner of the globe as the major stage for world football.

Indeed Cristiano has never even won a European Cup with Portugal.

Cristiano does play for the richest football club in the world, Manchester United and thanks to a slip from the equally talented John Terry of Chelsea, did win himself a European club Champions League title and went on to play a weaken LDU to become world club champion.

So unlike the previous two he does have a legitimate claim to glory.

However Cristiano was already touted as the world's best long before Terry slipped and also long before he had any sort of international silverware.

Where is sport heading?

There have been reports of golf tournament where a proposal was introduced to include only players who could speak English. It appears the interview has become more important than the player’s skill.

In a recent CNN interview, a top rugby official said that Rugby would become much more popular if the FIFA model was adopted.

The official said that if Japan were to make a final it would do wonders for the sport.

Was he insinuating that FIFA intentionally allowed certain teams to make finals in order to promote football? Was this a slip of the tongue hint at match fixing?

We will never know for sure. You the reader can decide.


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