Re: Hobart R2 : Pennetta vs Dokic
First and foremost, in her circumstances, Dokic would be crazy to tank. She has virtually no ranking points. She will only be able to depend on a limited amount of WCs. No doubt she will get a couple here and there. But also, no doubt, she is not going to be able to pick them up where ever she wants them. She needs ranking points above all else. And as the adage goes, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
That does not however mean I believe Dokic will beat Pennetta. Pennetta is playing better than Dokic, plain and simple. But Dokic, who has been impressive in both her commitment and her realism, does need the ranking points that are up for grad here and will do everything she can to get them. It will be competitive.