Join Date: Jul 2002
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Jelena Dokic - Can She Salvage 2003?
let's be honest. after tapering off badly towards the end of last year, losing her #4 ranking and then some, 2003 has been an unqualified disaster. Since her unceremonious defeat at the hands of Elena Bovina at the US Open, she has dumped her daddy, taken up with a race car driver and her results haven't been seen since.
but still, her ranking has been persisently in, or near, the top ten. but that may be all about to change. dokic has big points off in the coming months. 4R at Wimbledon, QF in Stanford, F in san diego, SF in LA, SF in canada, SF in Bahia and SF in Tokyo. true, she has some chances to gain, such as this week in Eastborne and the US Open, but the fact remains that she will need to come up with huge results to maintain her current ranking of #11, which is looking to come under fire in subsequent weeks from the likes of Sugiyama, Maleeva and company.
Dokic's record on the season in 13-15. She has been decent at times, QF at miami and charleston, SF in Warsaw, but most often has slumped out in the early rounds and generally performed terrible. So here is the question. Can she bust this company out of the rut and salvage the second half, or is this a runaway train?
Last edited by King Lindsay; Jun 16th, 2003 at 03:45 AM.