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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2001, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Post Why is Jelena Dokic so underrated on and off the court?

Why is Jelena Dokic so underrated on and off the court? She is developing into an outstanding player on the court. And off the court, Jelena is arguably the most attractive girl/woman in women's tennis. Her face and physique are second to none. I give Jelena credit for not playing up her looks. Because if she wanted to, Jelena could be the WTA beauty queen. Those cheekbones! That athletic and feminine figure! She is lights out gorgeous! Jelena is a true top ten player. And she is a ten in the looks department! But why doesn't she play up her beauty? There is alot of endorsement money out there for her. Again, I give Jelena credit for keeping a low profile off the court. But why isn't the media playing up her looks the way they do Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova. They are quite attractive. And I adore Anna. But you can make the case that Jelena Dokic is the best looking player in women's tennis. Am I alone in thinking this way? Does Jelena not want alot of glamour girl publicity? I get the feeling that Jelena is still taken lightly on and off the court. If Jelena wanted to play up her beauty, look out! But I guess she wants to concentrate on her tennis. And that's a good thing. <br />Now, once she starts to develope her serve and gets a little stronger, she will be ready to challenge the top 5. But in the looks department, Jelena is definitly top 5. And you could make the case that the beauty line and ranking starts after Jelena!

P.S. - I wish my two favorite players, Anna Kournikova and Elena Dementieva had Jelena's killer instinct and cunning court qualites. I think Jelena's killer instinct and cunning court qualites are part of the reason why Jelena has surpassed Anna and Elena as players. Do you agree? For instance, in the 2001 Kremlin Cup final, when I looked into the eyes of Jelena Dokic, I saw a Tigress! When I looked into Elena's eyes, I saw a Kitten! That comes accross in their play, too. Dokic pumping herself up, while Dementieva's spirit and will sagged. Jelena's fans should be happy she has the qualities of a champion. I hope Anna and Elena can develope a champions qualities. Only time will tell.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2001, 01:54 AM
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Yes, she is underrated as a player. I hope the best for her, but i have to disagree i think Schetts or Anna K are more pretty, but Jelena is among the top.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2001, 02:56 AM
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Let me answer that question cat, Jelena is so underrated because she has big trouble with hard hitters, though she can beat them but she's not tough mentally against them. Also Jelena is pretty but not as pretty as Dinara Safina or Michelle Gerards
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Jelena is underrated because she has a one dimensional game.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 2001, 08:03 PM
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It´s not just Jelena , Dementieva doesn´t get much attention too. Only big sponsors can do that, look what sponsors like Adidas made for Kournikova.
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