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Stubbs on Dokic : A cat's got nine lives ... This is her last one.

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Meanwhile, Jelena Dokic's first Australian team selection since 2000 could also be her final Fed Cup opportunity, according to the nation's most-capped Fed Cup player Rennae Stubbs. "A cat's got nine lives, but if Jelena thinks she's got nine lives that's not going to be the case," said Stubbs yesterday. "This is her last one."

Dokic has been selected for next month's Asia-Oceania zone group tournament in Perth, having not represented her adopted country since electing to play under the Serbia and Montenegro flag from 2001. After returning to Belgrade with her family at the insistence of her father Damir, she competed in the Europe-Africa zone in 2004.

Dokic switched allegiances back to Australia late in 2005, but was forced to apologise publicly and privately to Tennis Australia staff and coaches on her most recent return to Australia, after accusing the national body of a lack of support and criticising the results of players preferred for main draw wildcards. Her relationships with fellow Australian players generally range from distant to strained.

"I hope Jelena's learnt from her past trangressions," Stubbs said. "As Australians we welcome people in team environments and social environments at all times when they are genuine and mean what they say and they follow it through, and I hope that's the case from now on. I think she's taken advantage of a few situations in the past."

Stubbs said she and teammates Stosur and Dellacqua had been consulted by captain David Taylor before Dokic's inclusion, but that it was thought the potential on-court benefit of her recall had been worth any potential risk to team harmony. Dokic has a healthy 11-2 singles record since a spectacular debut against Argentina in 1998.

I am wondering what will happen in Fed Cup when they actually meet ?

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She's obviously going to make this as hard as possible on Jelena.

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Re: Stubbs on Dokic : A cat's got nine lives ... This is her last one.

These are the exact reasons I am suspicious of her and it seems I was right.
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Re: Stubbs on Dokic : A cat's got nine lives ... This is her last one.

I honestly think Jelena doesn't give a shit about Stubbs. In fact, I bet she accepted the spot on the team knowing it would annoy her.
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Re: Stubbs on Dokic : A cat's got nine lives ... This is her last one.

Stubbs is a stubby biotch
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These are the exact reasons I am suspicious of her and it seems I was right.
When will people understand that Jelena never wanted to leave Australia in the first place? Her overbearing psychotic father is the only reason she ditched at all. If that never happened, Jelena would have always represented Australia, and none of this would be in question. Stubbs liked and supported Jelena back in the day, they were doubles partners briefly.

Give the girl a break, she's trying to do the right thing.
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I can understand Stubb's reaction to a certain extent but I'd wish she'd Jelena a chance to prove herself 1st!!

Hope Jelena wins the tie for Australia!

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Ugh.

Jelena probably agreed to play just to piss her off.

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Typical shit-stirring from Stubbs?

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When will people understand that Jelena never wanted to leave Australia in the first place? Her overbearing psychotic father is the only reason she ditched at all. If that never happened, Jelena would have always represented Australia, and none of this would be in question. Stubbs liked and supported Jelena back in the day, they were doubles partners briefly.

Give the girl a break, she's trying to do the right thing.
Not just that but even the "comebacks" of 2006 and 2007 where she told TA she would be committed and work hard but all she did was take advantage of them and basically quit playing tournaments a couple of months into the year. Last year was the first time in a while that she has actually stuck with her comeback although I will never forget that nasty comment she made last year about how dare she not get an AO MD wildcard - that forever ruined my image of her.

She is doing better now but things are not forgotten so quickly.
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Re: Stubbs on Dokic : A cat's got nine lives ... This is her last one.

stubbs has always been a rotten bitch! its like shes saying jelenas had too may bust-ups with the aussie TA b4, and this is the last straw like, whos she to speak for all australia anyway? i mean, what she says may be true, but as if jelena didnt know all that anyway. i think this is stubbs trying to put jelena in her place, which is pathetic, especially b4 the fed cup when they are supposed to be playing as a team. too bad nobody gives a shit about stubbs anyway LOL

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Re: Stubbs on Dokic : A cat's got nine lives ... This is her last one.

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Not just that but even the "comebacks" of 2006 and 2007 where she told TA she would be committed and work hard but all she did was take advantage of them and basically quit playing tournaments a couple of months into the year. Last year was the first time in a while that she has actually stuck with her comeback although I will never forget that nasty comment she made last year about how dare she not get an AO MD wildcard - that forever ruined my image of her.

She is doing better now but things are not forgotten so quickly.
I'm sorry but as much as I hated the fact that she went public with her sentiments last year, there's no denying that she had a valid point. It was a heat of the moment thing, she was upset about the loss and felt like she was shortchanged - she regretted the comments shortly after. She's a human being, she made a mistake. But yeah, she definitely had a point.

And also regarding previous comebacks not going to plan... Jelena genuinely suffers from depression. I think there's a real reason as to why she disappears for months at a time and feels the need for down time every time she suffers a tough loss. She has real emotional issues as a result of all the shit she's gone through. This isn't just speculation, she's confirmed this to be true, going through periods where she could barely get out of bed. And as someone who's suffered from depression myself, it can be extremely debilitating. I can sympathize with her in that sense, and it just makes me cheer for her even harder.

Fight, Jelena.
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Re: Stubbs on Dokic : A cat's got nine lives ... This is her last one.

when will this old bitch stop barking

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Re: Stubbs on Dokic : A cat's got nine lives ... This is her last one.

Based on the team, they could play Doubles together
I hope not, I kinda don't even want Dokic to play


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