I mean, really, who other than JJ would go into a presser hell bent on talking about her lady times? Who? Just say you're sick, weren't feeling well, have a virus, whatever. But leave the "riding the crimson wave" excuses for school.
And she couldn't even just leave it at that. The Queen of Drama brought it:
JELENA JANKOVIC: Conditions were quite tough. It was very warm out there. But that was not, you know, my problem. After the first set, I felt really dizzy, and I thought that I was just gonna end up in the hospital. I started to shake. I was losing my ‑ how you say ‑ consciousness.
I didn't know. I was really gonna lose it, you know, to fall down and just, you know, probably go ‑‑ call the ambulance and leave the court. But I came back. Like I started to feel a little bit better.
Q. Have you been struggling for a few days, or is it just today?
JELENA JANKOVIC: No, I felt okay, and then all of a sudden I won that first set. I felt, you know, I was like a ghost, you know, white in the face. Really, I didn't know where I was.
The physio came out and she asked me, Do you know like what is your name? I just saw blurry. I didn't know. It was really strange feeling. I was scared and I started to cry in this kind of situation.
But what can I do? These kind of things happen. Didn't have, you know, enough energy to hit the shots, to go after the shots, to do the right things. But I did the best that I could. And what can I do?
And of course, the money question:
Q. Is that the first time your monthly cycle has affected you so dramatically like that?
JELENA JANKOVIC: No, I never had problem like that in the past. It was my first time experience, so...
It's just so weird. Always something with her.
Hopefully JJ's menses don't overshadow young Melanie Oudin's guts and courage. She really should have taken the first set but just kept missing by *thismuch* on set points. But I loved her shot selection and she had the balls to go for her shots while JJ was just dumping the ball back. Then in the second set she just kept plugging away, refusing to allow a let down after losing the first set.
That's two really huge wins for Melanie this year in some high profile, big stakes matches. Well done, kid. And it may not end on Monday. She'll play Agi, who definitely isn't going to blast her off the court. But either way, great run for her from qualifying through to the second week.