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Jelena Dokic NOT playing Sydney - to play Hobart Qualifying instead

i just booked my sydney tickets

however this is probably smart of jelena , more wins here will be great for her confidence

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Jelena Dokic heading to Hobart after being granted a wildcard into qualifying

January 07, 2009 JELENA Dokic will continue her preparations for this year's Australian Open in Hobart after being granted a wildcard into qualifying for the Moorilla Hobart International.

Dokic battled hard against two-time grand slam champion Amelie Mauresmo before falling to a 7-6 (11-9) 7-6 (7-5) defeat at the first round of the Brisbane International on Monday.

The 25-year-old is aiming to claw her way back into the sport's elite after spending 2008 on the second-tier ITF Futures circuit.

Morilla Hobart International director Michael Roberts said he was only too happy to have Dokic on board for this year's tournament.

“It will be great to see Dokic back in action at the Domain Tennis Centre, she is a great player and will be a fantastic drawcard for the tournament,” Roberts said.

“She was in good form in the Australian Open Wildcard Play-off at Melbourne Park last month and played well against a tough opponent in Brisbane.

“Hopefully she can continue that form into the main draw here.”

Qualifying for the Moorilla Hobart International begins on Friday with the main draw beginning on Sunday.


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I'm just amazed that she hasn't been given a wildcard to the main draw. She's possibly the best chance they have of a home player doing well. It seems a strange decision to me, unless they want her to get match practice and assume she'll qualify.
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Re: Jelena Dokic NOT playing Sydney - to play Hobart Qualifying instead

she has quite alot of points to defend here
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she should defend them with ease
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I'm just amazed that she hasn't been given a wildcard to the main draw. She's possibly the best chance they have of a home player doing well. It seems a strange decision to me, unless they want her to get match practice and assume she'll qualify.
i think TA really wants to share the WC's around... no aussie player will recieve to maindraw WC's to AO warmups

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i think TA really wants to share the WC's around... no aussie player will recieve to maindraw WC's to AO warmups
I guess that's a good idea. Just when you compare it to British Tennis it's very different there. It looks obvious to me that Jelena plays and responds better to a bigger stage and ups her game.
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jelena has always seemed to match her game to the ability of her opponent - hopefully she maintains the high level of play in Hobart though
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I think Dokic wanted to do the qualifying instead of the direct main draw. Clearly she knew she wasn't ready to play with the top players in Sydney since she couldn't beat Mauresmo, so its better if she played with the players ranked 100-40

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*Hoping for a good draw*

Ain't nobody got time fo dat.
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Hopefully Tamira won΄t draw her


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*Hoping for a good draw*
A good draw would have been a MD wildcard and Vaidisova first round !
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i think nicole pratt could beat nicole v at the moment
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Oh. I guess I will be seeing her around then.

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Oh. I guess I will be seeing her around then.
Why do people who dont like her always get to see her ? So unfair

Ain't nobody got time fo dat.
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