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So, without the AO wildcard, objectively, what are Dokic's options?

So, she didn't get the wildcard, and she is in the main draw at Hobart. These are the rather complicated facts running through my mind:

With respect to AO qualifying... She must be in Australia by Thursday and to be included in the AO qualifying draw must be eliminated in Hobart by 4:00 PM Wednesday (as per the ITF rules). Also, should she continue to win, but still desire to compete in Melbourne, she is *not* allowed to withdraw from Hobart (as the rules also state that a player may not withdraw from a tournament the same week as a Grand slam, right?).

So what can she do?

Literally (if she continues to win) her only option is to tank a match, right??

Someone please feel me in. I'm not quite sure what to make of all this. I think everyone sort of assumed she'd get the AO wildcard with her strong showing at the qualifying tournament...
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hobart is in Australia, lose tom. to pennetta and rest for Thursday


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Ask the Hobart people to be nice about scheduling and charter a Learjet.

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Kill the people who decided not to give her a wildcard. Or get Damir to bomb them

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Re: So, without the AO wildcard, objectively, what are Dokic's options?

OMG... WC-ards Monique Adamczak, Jessica Moore and Christina Wheeler in last 3 years have less TOP100 wins than Jelena Dokic in last 3 days



Jelena have 3 options:

- to withdraw already now (before match against Penneta) and going to Melbourn to play qualy
- to forget AO 2008
- to blackmail Australian tennis federation that she will bring back Damir in Australia if they not give her WC

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OMG... WC-ards Monique Adamczak, Jessica Moore and Christina Wheeler in last 3 years have less TOP100 wins than Jelena Dokic in last 3 days



Jelena have 3 options:

- to withdraw already now (before match against Penneta) and going to Melbourn to play qualy
- to forget AO 2008
- to blackmail Australian tennis federation that she will bring back Damir in Australia if they not give her WC
Christina won the WC playoff, so they didn't pick her anyway. Admaczak beat Vesnina, a decent player herself and Jess Moore is currrently 5-5 at Hobart with Alona Bondarenko. I don't blame them for not picking Jelena to be honest.
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Jelena should of gotten a WC plain and simple.

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Christina won the WC playoff, so they didn't pick her anyway. Admaczak beat Vesnina, a decent player herself and Jess Moore is currrently 5-5 at Hobart with Alona Bondarenko. I don't blame them for not picking Jelena to be honest.
what did ferguson do to get WC, nothing, Jelena EARNED and DESERVES one.


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So can Jelena play in the Ozzie Open? I hope she does well in Hobart. Can she get in with an injury? Australia is stupid. She is their best player imho. She should play in Australia as it would be good for their tourney. All they got now is Llyeton. Kim is gone.

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So can Jelena play in the Ozzie Open? I hope she does well in Hobart. Can she get in with an injury? Australia is stupid. She is their best player imho. She should play in Australia as it would be good for their tourney. All they got now is Llyeton. Kim is gone.
she'll probably play tomorrow, lose, rest, play qualies Thursday, but thats ij Hobart officials are smart


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Maybe she should forget the Australian Open. I'm gonna be there and I'd LOVE to see her play, but at the same time, missing out on it, might make her hungrier and therefore she'll work out even harder to not miss out on Roland Garros or any other big tournaments.

Even though I thought she'd get a wildcard, I could imagine the pressure Tennis Australia was under. Giving her one would probably seem like favoritism for someone who hasn't really taken what they've done for her in the past with any thankfulness. But at least she has a shot to get some matches against some decent players in Hobart where as the Open is a BIG if.

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Re: So, without the AO wildcard, objectively, what are Dokic's options?

Well there's no guarantee the she'll beat Flavia anyway.
She should give it her all.
If she wins, then stay and play until she loses even if it means missing the Australian qualies.

If she loses, then play the Australian qualies.
The liklihood of her making it pass the 1st round after all these matches is slim though, especially for someone who hasn't played matches like this in a while.

I really think rushing for the Australian, is messing up her path to success.

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Christina won the WC playoff, so they didn't pick her anyway. Admaczak beat Vesnina, a decent player herself and Jess Moore is currrently 5-5 at Hobart with Alona Bondarenko. I don't blame them for not picking Jelena to be honest.
I completely agree that Monique deserves her wildcard. Having beaten Vesnina, who never loses to lowly opponenets such as Kloesel, Bascinsky, Castano, Castellvi, Uberoi, Laine, Fislova or Uvarova just proves that Monique is up to the standards of grand slam play.

Moore has already received her wildcard, regardless of how well she plays today. That can only mean that she is being picked on the grounds of her past results. Well, I guess she did score an upset victory over world number 842 Acquistapace in 2006, took two games from world number 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova, avenged her 2006 loss to Daniela Dominikovic at Rockhampton and beat Gajdosova, along with a slew of other top 400 opponents on the way to her first Australian 25k. Hell, didn't one of our posters here beat Dominikovic in a practice match? Why not give her the wildcard instead!

But what's that I hear you say? That's where our youth policy comes into play? Well you'd be correct. Still a young lady of 17, Moore has plenty of time to fullfil her potential and is already ranking in at 376. Especially impressive and wildcard worthy when you consider that Dokic had already defeated world number one Martina Hingis on her way to the Wimbledon quarterfinals and finished 1999 at world number 43, as a 16 year old.

So yep, I guess that justifies the selections perfectly.

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