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alwayshingis
Apr 30th, 2005, 04:31 PM
Or at least a loooong break.

First round she has Carolina Malhieros (969 in the world). No way she should lose here. She could never stand for that kind of low quality play.

alexusjonesfan
Apr 30th, 2005, 04:51 PM
umm no, it means she should play on the challenger circuit. how is she supposed to get better without actually playing? the last thing she needs is to subscribe to Mirjana Lucic's wisdom on how to get your career out of a slump.

WorldWar24
Apr 30th, 2005, 04:59 PM
shut up. at least she's trying and refuses to end up like Hingis or Kournikova

skanky~skanketta
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:01 PM
shut up. at least she's trying and refuses to end up like Hingis or Kournikova

:worship:

skanky~skanketta
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:02 PM
last year daniela lost to melanie gloria ranked like 1000 but she's still doing fine now.

wateva
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:02 PM
she trying hard and should be applauded. not dissed. not everyone is like kim. :)

cartmancop
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:02 PM
I've wondered why she hasn't taken a step down to the challenger circuit too. @ the very least it would give her some good match practice & help her confidence. But, maybe that just isn't the right solution for everyone.

vutt
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:07 PM
last year daniela lost to melanie gloria ranked like 1000 but she's still doing fine now.

indeed :devil:

skanky~skanketta
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:17 PM
I've wondered why she hasn't taken a step down to the challenger circuit too. @ the very least it would give her some good match practice & help her confidence. But, maybe that just isn't the right solution for everyone.

well, thats why she's playing qualifying. i'm sure she'd be offered a wild card at a few tournies but she's not asking for them. good for her. there are lots of good players that play qualifying and she prolly thinks that if she can get through quals, she has a good shot making it one or two rounds into the main draw.

Petersmiler
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:41 PM
Yes, if at first you don't succeed, give up!

Have you ever thought of writing self help books?

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:02 PM
She shouldn't retire but she should fix the things that have her in qualifying the first place. She's out of shape. She needs to work on her serve and her consistency. Her volleys could be better. In 2002 there really weren't that many players like Dokic but now everyone plays similar to her. She really doesn't have any weapons now except for her movement. If that's not good then she's in trouble.

Tati & Dani
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:26 PM
last year daniela lost to melanie gloria ranked like 1000 but she's still doing fine now.

:yeah: that's true

You can't expect Jelena will be back after a few tournaments, she have to try to comeback in the top-100 this year.

It's to soon to give up now.

creep
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:32 PM
Certainly not! I would miss her immensely if she were to take severe measures that lead to premature retirement.

Darop.
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:38 PM
Go Jelena.
Kick ass.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:40 PM
She shouldn't retire but she should fix the things that have her in qualifying the first place. She's out of shape. She needs to work on her serve and her consistency. Her volleys could be better. In 2002 there really weren't that many players like Dokic but now everyone plays similar to her. She really doesn't have any weapons now except for her movement. If that's not good then she's in trouble.
Her main weapon has never been her movement, though she did used to move quite well.

Jelena's pinpoint, powerful groundies are her main strength. :drool:

xcrtbckhnd
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:45 PM
I don't remember Jelena being an extremely good mover either. Her best shot is her backhand and her main strength was consistency and being able to hang in there trading powerful groundstrokes. I really glad she's back!!!

WorldWar24
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:10 PM
She shouldn't retire but she should fix the things that have her in qualifying the first place. She's out of shape. She needs to work on her serve and her consistency. Her volleys could be better. In 2002 there really weren't that many players like Dokic but now everyone plays similar to her. She really doesn't have any weapons now except for her movement. If that's not good then she's in trouble.

movement her best weapon? Is that a joke?

Jelena at her best had decent movement. It was always a liability just like her serve. In her best days she got away with those liabilities because she had great groundstrokes, dropshots and lobs. She used the dropshot + lob combination a lot, to keep the opponents off balance, and on a good day her forehand and backhand's accuracy and power could win her the match even against most of the best players around. She never beat Davenport and Serena because they always had the first strike during points, as Dokic never had a good serve to put enough pressure on these opponents

matthieu_tennis
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:33 PM
dokic power was very tremendous i remember a match against capriati JUST WOW capriati was always down the pressure the back hand and forehand was just too good her drop shop was nice too she mixed up well the long ball and short ball. her movement was better on the back hand side serve good placement.

Freakan
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:38 PM
She WILL win this match, so WTF is this thread for??? :confused:

daffodil
Apr 30th, 2005, 08:21 PM
Dokic will have her time to be one of the best and one of the worst. We just have to be patient with her.

JustineTime
Apr 30th, 2005, 08:41 PM
If Dokic loses first round, she should consider retirement...


Dokic should consider the first space shuttle outta here! :tape:

:lol:

PhanDragon20
Apr 30th, 2005, 09:37 PM
well, thats why she's playing qualifying. i'm sure she'd be offered a wild card at a few tournies but she's not asking for them. good for her. there are lots of good players that play qualifying and she prolly thinks that if she can get through quals, she has a good shot making it one or two rounds into the main draw.

Jelena is probably doing qualies to get match experience and some confidence. I agree with name_change because she probably believes that when she gets into the main draw, she can win some matches. I think she should play Challengers, but she can probably get the same thing in the qualies that she would in the Challengers.

vutt
Apr 30th, 2005, 09:38 PM
She won 60 61 :)

skanky~skanketta
Apr 30th, 2005, 09:40 PM
She won 60 61 :)

YAY!

:worship: