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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 2003, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Question Dokic & Lucic -- what happened??

These are two players who really got some attention -- especially Jelena -- and yet now aren't doing as well. CAn people who know post in here? What's the latest with Dokic's globe trotting? Is she back in US or Europe? What's going on with her game & why are some people saying she'll be out by the 2nd round in Miami?

As for Lucic - seems like she was doing well a couple years ago then totally fell off the radar.

PLEASE no bashing.. I'm really interested in hearing about these two. thanks!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 2003, 06:27 PM
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dokic has had some success on tour for sure shes just in a serious struggle right now. i think her not playing aussie open and her off court issued are the reason she is in such a slump right now, she'll get it together soon...

lucic is one of my faves as well. but her off court issues and her awful fitness level have contributed to her downfall. when she made her wimbledon run she was hitting the ball so well. it was amazing. but nowadays her groundies are powerful but are way too eratic. she has to find the consistency that brought her the success in wimbledon. i hope she can do that and finally get 100% fit. then she'll be back at the top where she belongs...the talent is certainly there...
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hmm... I'm a very very big fan of Lucic, and I never perticulary cared for Dokic, but come on... Dokic is still inside top10! There is no comparison.

I do think, though, that Dokic got as far as she could, while Lucic was and especially is very far from it.
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Lucic's last decent run was at the French Open but she looked awful. She didn't play well against Capriati at that time and ever since Wimbledon she's been dogged with injuries and she's just not been the player she can be. She's basically gone a "bit British" as I like to put it

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 2003, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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I didnt' realize Dokic was still in the top ten. So she is still up there. (I have periods of time when I'm very busy at work and don't have any time for tennis.. then I find I've missed out on major developments.) As far as any coverage on Lucic, I never heard anything about her family. (I did hear about Damir Dokic though.)
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i like both but please there is no comparison. Lucic isnt even top 20 and jelena is entrenched in top ten.

jelena just seems more dedicated with her new coach and better fitness, she has a strong desire to get back on track and maintain her lofty top ten position

Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2003, 01:46 AM
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the reason why dokic has been so good the last couple of years is because she is such a fighter but since the of last year she hasn't been fighting.
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