Serbia is stronger for Vesna Dolonc on all fronts. Except that she will likely to make her debut in our team in a month against Slovakia in Nis, Dolonc provided a total of seven participants at the Australian Open from Serbia.
In the FQR she easy declassed Canadian Dubois with 6:1, 6:0. For a tennis player who was born in Moscow 23 years ago, this was a great success, as it marks the return to the big stage.
- It's not my first time to play in Melbourne, two years ago I beat here Bartoli in the second round. But this is the first time I was here as a Serbian tennis player. It's a wonderful feeling to be back on the big tournament. I worked a lot, I've had some injuries, now everything is paying off. I'm happy because I made a good result for Serbia - she told with unhidden joy.
Match with Slovakia in the Fed Cup is getting closer. Since last May when she decided to play as a Serb, she is waiting permission to make her debut in our team.
- I think I'll play. I'm waiting for another document and I hope to get it until match in Nis. I'd like to debut in Cair. My dad is from Nis, there is my uncle, my father's friends. It will be perfect. I'm sure we can beat Slovakia. I was in Nis last year to complete some documents and to get new Serbian passport.
She is convinced that this year Serbia can go further in the Fed Cup.
- I do not know yet who is going to play for us, but we can win the first place.