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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2003, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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It's time to start worrying about Jelena Dokic

Dunno what happened but since she went back Europe last September, Dokic's been playing like dreck.

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2002-03-04 Indian Wells     36  r3 I 
2002-03-18 Miami            38  r3 I 

2002-04-01 Sarasota        157  CH IV 
2002-04-08 Amelia Island   135  SF II 
2002-04-15 Charleston        1  r2 I 
2002-04-29 Hamburg         156  SF II 
2002-05-06 Berlin           40  r3 I 
2002-05-13 Rome             61  r3 I 
2002-05-20 Strasbourg      134  FR III 
2002-05-27 Roland Garros   238  QF GS 

Good clay season

2002-06-10 Birmingham      186  CH III 
2002-06-17 Eastbourne        1  R2 II 
2002-06-24 Wimbledon       132  R4 GS

Good grass season
 
2002-07-22 Stanford         65  QF II 
2002-07-29 San Diego       267  FR II 
2002-08-05 Los Angeles     118  SF II 
2002-08-12 Montreal        192  SF I 
2002-08-26 U.S. Open        40  R2 GS 

Good hardcourt season
She head our east

2002-09-09 Bahia           118  SF II 
2002-09-16 Tokyo           104  SF II 

Things go well again
She goes back to Europe and ...

2002-09-23 Leipzig           1  r2 II 
2002-09-30 Moscow            1  r2 I 
2002-10-07 Filderstadt       1  r2 II 
2002-10-14 Zurich           53  r2 I 
2002-10-21 Linz             57  QF II 
                                
2002-11-04 Los Angeles     156  QF TC

2003-01-27 Tokyo            77  QF I 
2003-02-03 Paris            57  QF II 
2003-02-10 Antwerp           1  r1 II 
2003-02-24 Scottsdale        1  r2 II
In her last ten tournaments, she had five first macth losses, and two second match losses. Notince I said first MATCH not first round. She's usually seeded high enough to get first round byes. But she losing to her first opponent half the time. Literally.
Code:
23 Sep 2002 Leipzig             32 B BYE  
23 Sep 2002 Leipzig             16 L SHAUGHNESSY  2-6 4-6   
30 Sep 2002 Moscow              32 B BYE  
30 Sep 2002 Moscow              16 L COETZER      6-7 6-3 3-6   
07 Oct 2002 Stuttgart           32 B BYE  
07 Oct 2002 Stuttgart           16 L PANOVA       6-1 4-6 1-6   
14 Oct 2002 Zurich              32 W MAJOLI       6-1 6-4   
14 Oct 2002 Zurich              16 L STEVENSON    6-7 6-4 5-7   
21 Oct 2002 Linz                32 B BYE  
21 Oct 2002 Linz                16 W CRAYBAS      6-2 6-1   
21 Oct 2002 Linz                QF L RUBIN        5-7 2-6   
06 Nov 2002 Tour Championships  16 W MYSKINA      6-3 6-4   
06 Nov 2002 Tour Championships  QF L S.WILLIAMS   6-7 0-6   
27 Jan 2003 Tokyo               16 W WIDJAJA      7-6 6-4   
27 Jan 2003 Tokyo               QF L RAYMOND      4-6 2-6   
03 Feb 2003 Paris               32 B BYE  
03 Feb 2003 Paris               16 W LOIT         6-3 6-4   
03 Feb 2003 Paris               QF L DANIILIDOU   1-6 3-6   
10 Feb 2003 Antwerp             32 L SUGIYAMA     5-7 7-5 3-6   
24 Feb 2003 Scottsdale          32 B BYE  
24 Feb 2003 Scottsdale          16 L HAUGHNESSY   4-6 2-6
In her last ten TOURNAMENTS she's won FIVE matches.

And there have been comments about lack of effort.

I've heard no reports of inury.

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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2003, 01:19 AM
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It's pretty odd..there doesn't seem to be a reason why she's been playing this way
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Maybe its her dismal court speed, lack of variety, moronic gameplan, or hideous serve that is causing her to lose these matches. Just a thought.
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Just means one less person Monica has to worry about in the ranks...She NEEDS to be top five again!!

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Volcana,

How much of a danger is there for her falling out of the top 10?

This could mean good things for Patty and Chanda, right?

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Just means one less person Monica has to worry about in the ranks...She NEEDS to be top five again!!
Monica needs to start winning some tournaments before she can be top 5.
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If you want a good candidate to fall out of the top 10, Dokic is it. Truth be told, it wouldn't shock me if she landed in the 16-20 range by year end. I don't expect her to fall that far, but I can see the possibility.

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I've heard no reports of inury.
Was she not carrying an injury at the end of last year? Not that it excuses her performance this year...
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I agree. I knew she'd be rusty after skipping the AO, but I didn't expect it to last this long. I hope she gets out of her slump because I like her in the Top 10!

Go Jelena!

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Maybe it's the three years of playing like she is the spokesperson for some fucked up airline. She gets off these flights and is so jetlagged she lose the first round and hop right back on the airline to whatever destination and then loses again....maybe if she had a home then she won't be living in the skies and then she could take the time to focus on a game plan....


In Australia, she couldn't sleep peacefully because the press was always banging on her door asking when she'd gonna get to fuck out of OZ...adn when she finally left the damn place, she ends up in another nightmare with Damir....How do people expect her to play.


What Jelena needs is a time away from tennis to regroup....away from the press and away from Damir.....Then ,maybe things will change for the better for her.

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well i don't know why you should be worrying. yeah pretty much after the US Open she has been sucking big time, but i think she was just tired and didnt really want to fight for all her matches. but if you compare the 1st quater 2002 to this year's 1ts quarter, there isnt much difference. in 2002, she had one good tournament, which was the finals at the Open Gaz de France. she still has the 2 tier I events to play, and if she posts qf at at least one of them, her 2003 will already be better than 2002. but i mean give her a chance. she just started with a new coach. look at Kim when she had her new coach. i think it was midway between 2002 and she was horrible during that time. she'll start [icking up her game, and she id definitely top 10 worthy, even top 5. i mean she got to where she is by winning and winning big time. her time will come and i think it's soon

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You guys are way over reacting. I think now that she's away from her father, she's working on expanding her game, like a bunch of the teenagers. That's hard to take from the practice court, to live action. Given Jelena's former coaching, it's probly twice as hard as most.

Except maybe Anna
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Yeah, these horrific results started in the summer with the US Open. From what I've seen she just hasn't been motivated and definitely isn't trying her hardest in her matches. Maybe all the off-court problems with her family and nationality aren't allowing Jeca to play her best on-court. Bt until Dokic can get motivated and energized about tennis again, I don't see her getting out of this slump any time soon. If she doesn't get regain her focus by the clay court season then she will tumble in the rankings out of the top 10...
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Her own words after Shaughnessy match:

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"It was me more than anything," said the ninth-ranked Dokic. "Just like the rest of the season. I think it was pretty much the same story. My game is not there. She played OK and kept the ball going. I gave her a lot of points. I should have been a little more patience. It's just not happening right now. But I'm not putting any pressure on myself. Physically and mentally, I'm struggling. But I'm not worried. I've proved I can be to top 5 or top 10."
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[QUOTE='maccardel']Maybe it's the three years of playing like she is the spokesperson for some fucked up airline. She gets off these flights and is so jetlagged she lose the first round and hop right back on the airline to whatever destination and then loses again
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She has never used it
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