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No Main Draw WC For Dokic, final WC goes to Gajdosova



JELENA Dokic has missed out on an Australian Open wildcard, forcing her to play the qualifying event this week in a bid to make the main draw.

And she's no certainty to be able to contest the qualifying rounds that start on Thursday at Melbourne Park.

First, the 24-year-old, who doesn't have a world ranking, must be granted one of the four remaining wildcards into qualifying where a player must win three matches to earn a spot in the main draw for the Open starting next week.

That invitation from Tennis Australia should be a formality, given she beat two of the world's top 100 players at the weekend to win a place in the Hobart International starting today.

But now she might not make it back in time after winning three qualifying matches to be included in Hobart's singles draw.

Should the resurgent Dokic win two main draw matches in Hobart, she would struggle to get back to Melbourne in time to sign on for the Open's qualifying event.

And all the women's wildcards have now been allocated after adopted Aussie Jarmila Gajdosova of the Slovak Republic was awarded the last one yesterday.

Dokic's first round in Hobart today is against German Fed Cup representative Martina Muller, who is ranked 54 and won a WTA tour title in Budapest in 2002.

Whatever the outcome, Dokic is making positive advances in her comeback by adding vital competition conditioning to her fitness routine.

The former world No. 4 admitted in Hobart yesterday she was surprised by her form.

"I've been playing well, I played well in all the matches when I really needed to step it up and now I'm here," she said.

"I've worked hard the last two months, I didn't really expect to play this well yet, so for me to be beating top 100 players fairly easily, I'm just amazed, I've surprised myself.

"My first goal was to be in the top 50 at the end of the year and I think that was not an easy target.

"But the way I'm going I think I can reach that."

Dokic said during the pre-Christmas Australian Open playoff that qualifying for tournaments would be better for her long-term comeback.

"Honestly, I would rather play (Australian Open) qualifying. It's something that would suit me better overall for my game," she said after a slightly strained left thigh forced her to retire during the playoff quarter-finals.

"The harder I'm made to work early on, it will be easier later on for me to get up the rankings. So I wouldn't mind playing qualifying in any event."

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Re: No Main Draw WC For Dokic, final WC goes to Gajdosova

As expected ...
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Re: No Main Draw WC For Dokic, final WC goes to Gajdosova

They promised the WCs too early, as Dokic and Gajdosova should both receive MD WCs, but they did not know that yet when they allocated other ones.
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Gajdosova why ? just because she became an Australian citizen ?

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So how many matches must Jelena win in order for her not to make it to qualies?

So basically now us Jelena fans have to root against her just so she can make the AO in time This is ridiculous

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Re: No Main Draw WC For Dokic, final WC goes to Gajdosova

Maybe with the qualifying she will gets more matches under her belt and face a weak player in the main draw, i hope so...
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Maybe with the qualifying she will gets more matches under her belt and face a weak player in the main draw, i hope so...
True, or maybe she might not even be able to play qualifying

I think it would be better for her to play qualies, but I think its not safe to just throw her in qualies at this point.

I agree with you completely, but its just annoying that she is either going to have to lose in Hobart early to play qualifying, or not play the AO and do well in Hobart.

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Re: No Main Draw WC For Dokic, final WC goes to Gajdosova

THIS IS CRAP, JELENA QUALIFIED, JARKA DIDN'T
but there are positives-more ranking pts and confidence
but can u imagine if she doesn't qualify
she deserved WC based on this week.


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So if Jelena beats Muller, does she miss AOQ, or does she miss it if she wins 2 matches?

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Re: No Main Draw WC For Dokic, final WC goes to Gajdosova

Organizators are stupid!! They didn't even wait her loosing in Hobart. She has to withdraw from tournament now. I think there are so many players which awarded to WC are really not deserving it more then Jelena. Can they beat no 65 in the world? I am so curious to know it. She will be tired even if she can pass the qualifications in AO! Jelena is the crowd favourite as well in Australia. Don't they think it ??
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Re: No Main Draw WC For Dokic, final WC goes to Gajdosova

If Jelena reaches Quarters she can't play Quallies

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The one who really doesn't deserve a WC is Sophie Ferguson, not Jarmila
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So if Jelena beats Muller, does she miss AOQ, or does she miss it if she wins 2 matches?
Two matches at least as it starts Thursday I think

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Re: No Main Draw WC For Dokic, final WC goes to Gajdosova

i think its a good thing for her i can see her beating muller but thats it in hobart. she can then play the qualies for the oz open and it will be good for her to play some people around the 100-150 mark. if she qualifies for the open and draws a huge name and loses, it wont be a waste of time as she will have gained match play in qualies and some extra points. im for her not getting the wildcard and playing the qualies, it will be good for her.

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