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rada
Jul 8th, 2005, 11:15 PM
just wanted to say that im so proud off jelena,ppl are paying her out because she sucks atm but she doesn't want to give up and is still playing and working hard to get her game back its not easy and im happy she is still fighting to play where many others would just give up!! keep it up;)

Jelena still has many fans:):):):)

bmxbandit
Jul 8th, 2005, 11:17 PM
I concur.

Jelly will always be #1 in my heart.

rada
Jul 8th, 2005, 11:20 PM
I concur.

Jelly will always be #1 in my heart.
mine to.....but i just think its great that she has not just givin up she is still going for it:)

Petersmiler
Jul 8th, 2005, 11:23 PM
Yeah, and I still believe she'll be back. It's gonna be a while, but she'll get there!

martinafan
Jul 8th, 2005, 11:33 PM
very true rad, very true

I think the fact that she's willing to drop down to challengers and drop her pride (like most people thought she WOULDN'T be able to do) shows just how much she really wants to come back....and she also said in an interview a little while ago that she thinks she has 5-7 years of tennis left!!!!

GO JELENA! Your true fans are always behind you!

ezekiel
Jul 8th, 2005, 11:44 PM
if she was making something happen it would be worthwhile but she isn't and is just wasting time. I don't know what she is doing but she can't expect different results doing the same things. She should maybe look to do something different, stop wasting time.

ezekiel
Jul 8th, 2005, 11:46 PM
very true rad, very true

I think the fact that she's willing to drop down to challengers and drop her pride (like most people thought she WOULDN'T be able to do) shows just how much she really wants to come back....and she also said in an interview a little while ago that she thinks she has 5-7 years of tennis left!!!!

GO JELENA! Your true fans are always behind you!

She has no choice but to drop down to challengers and it seems like she hasn't reached bottom yet. As I said in above post , it's a waste of time for her but she seems stubborn to do something different.

416_Man
Jul 8th, 2005, 11:51 PM
There was a long time when I thought Dokic was too full of herself to bother playing the lower tiers- where she belonged. But I respect VERY MUCH that she is trying to work herself back to the top- I just hope she does it faster because she was a highlite of the WTA Tour.

*JR*
Jul 9th, 2005, 12:13 AM
Until she has the guts to "divorce" Drunk Damir (like Justine did with Jose Henin, who's nowhere near as bad) Jeca has no self-respect, and doesn't deserve anyone's here. (Except that of rada, for endorsing ultra-nationalist Seselj for President). :rolleyes:

Havok
Jul 9th, 2005, 12:48 AM
Viva Jelena! it's tough to suppoert her during these almost 3 years of her sucking hard, but I'm glad she hasn't given up. She's still out there playing matches, although she REALLY needs to stop tanking them, and trying to get herself back to where she belongs. it'll still take her some time in the challengers circuit you can't just automatically revert back to the former world #4, which was what she used to be. Her game revolves around her confidence 100% because it's not like she has her speed or consistency to fall back on. Her game is power tennis, and it goes off many times, but it was her confidence in her shots that got the ball rolling and allowed her to pummel her opponents. That's the main thing she needs, and it's probably the hardest to get back.

Davenselesport
Jul 9th, 2005, 12:59 AM
There was a long time when I thought Dokic was too full of herself to bother playing the lower tiers- where she belonged. But I respect VERY MUCH that she is trying to work herself back to the top- I just hope she does it faster because she was a highlite of the WTA Tour.

Well all jokes aside, she can't even get entry into the top tiers anymore, so she only has one option

SM
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:14 AM
CUT HER SOME SLACK PEOPLE! It is not nice nor classy of you to kick a former top player when they are down, but are fighting and working hard to claw their way back up the tennis ladder from right at the bottom...

when agassi or capriati were reduced to low tiers and challenger events people paid them due respect. why not the same for jelena? because she has a crazy father? because u r insinuating that her fans are political extremists? come on people...jelena is a fighter and was a champion at one stage winning WTA titles on all surfaces including a tier1 and some tier2 withint a short period of time. She has already shown she has talent and you do not simply forget how to hit a forehand, its their, her game is their she is just dormant at the moment like a volcano waiting to erupt and when she does its gonna be a nice big bang :) she WILL be back

Justeenium
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:15 AM
Until she has the guts to "divorce" Drunk Damir (like Justine did with Jose Henin, who's nowhere near as bad) Jeca has no self-respect, and doesn't deserve anyone's here. (Except that of rada, for endorsing ultra-nationalist Seselj for President). :rolleyes:

what was the story with Jose?

martinafan
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:19 AM
Well all jokes aside, she can't even get entry into the top tiers anymore, so she only has one option

well, at least she's not trying to get WC's into all the tier 1 and 2 tournaments...instead realising she needs to play the lower tiers

*JR*
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:24 AM
what was the story with Jose?
Jose was ovabearing, and after Justine's Mom Francoise died, wanted her to quit tennis to help care for her younger brother and sister. He was later abusive towards (opponents, mainly) @ Jr. tournaments, causing her grief with the other girls.

The final straw was trying to keep her and P-Y apart. (By this time, she was fully self-supporting & Carlos was her main "father figure" anyhow). He wasn't even invited to her wedding.

ezekiel
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:24 AM
well, at least she's not trying to get WC's into all the tier 1 and 2 tournaments...instead realising she needs to play the lower tiers

I guess she is not trying because she can't get it. I am not sure she realises what's best for her since she has been doing the same thing for a while and falling further and further down.

SM
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:36 AM
jelena's my srce :hearts:

rada
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:43 AM
Until she has the guts to "divorce" Drunk Damir (like Justine did with Jose Henin, who's nowhere near as bad) Jeca has no self-respect, and doesn't deserve anyone's here. (Except that of rada, for endorsing ultra-nationalist Seselj for President). :rolleyes:
jelena will get lost off respect from me and other ppl! and when did i ever say her father was good??? you need to get a life mate and stop putting words in my mouth just shows how much off a loser you really are!!! pfffff

CCCP1
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:46 AM
Go Jelena, will she be playing in the Modena main draw or in the Vittel challenger

AliBoss
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:53 AM
I don't know what happened to Jelena recently. Anyway I hope that she can get back on track and win some titles.

CCCP1
Jul 15th, 2005, 07:46 AM
She didnt play in Vittel, hopefully she plays in Petange

Vamos Feńa
Jul 15th, 2005, 08:04 AM
Jelena :sad:
Always with you! :sad:

Princess Sarah.
Jul 15th, 2005, 08:10 AM
Go Jelena!

JDLover
Jul 15th, 2005, 08:22 AM
Jelena is probably one of the best players on tour, yes sure the last two seasons have not been her best but Jelena has proved in the past that she is a fighter and Jelena playing in ITF events is excellent to see her rise back up the ranking may not be going to plan at the moment but never count her out. On a personal note the coach situation needs to be attended too I personally think that a coach of the calabar of Arantxa Sanchez Vicario or even Pam Shriver would be good even as a travelling partner for advice, we all know that Jelena and ASV are friends and ASV seems to be a player who likes to help out others so lets hope Jelena does team up with ASV or an excellent coach soon

Gowza
Jul 15th, 2005, 08:24 AM
jelena, so much talent, glad she hasnt given up. it shows alot about her as a person someone who is very determined and a fighter.

Jeff
Jul 15th, 2005, 08:28 AM
Never give up Jelena! She is indeed working hard. I hope it comes together for her, because I miss seeing her.

tennisrox
Jul 15th, 2005, 08:40 AM
Go Jelena!We'll all be waiting when you get back to the top.Keep working hard:)

@m@nd@
Jul 15th, 2005, 08:44 AM
jelena will be back :)
good luck

Wojtek
Jul 15th, 2005, 09:51 AM
if she was making something happen it would be worthwhile but she isn't and is just wasting time. I don't know what she is doing but she can't expect different results doing the same things. She should maybe look to do something different, stop wasting time.

Sorry but it's really stupid post. Jennifer Capriati didn't play for few years and she came back, Majoli had won RG but then she had injury. In 1999 she was losing everything in the first round, in 2000 she played chellengers and lower tiers and in 2002 she won tier one.

rada
Jul 15th, 2005, 10:06 AM
Sorry but it's really stupid post. Jennifer Capriati didn't play for few years and she came back, Majoli had won RG but then she had injury. In 1999 she was losing everything in the first round, in 2000 she played chellengers and lower tiers and in 2002 she won tier one.

well said:)

GoDominique
Jul 15th, 2005, 10:08 AM
How do you know she's working hard?

Wojtek
Jul 15th, 2005, 10:12 AM
How do you know she's working hard?

Good question becuase she doesn't have coach. The biggest problem last year was her fitness and movement. She was very slow if she isn't working on this she will play lower tiers and 50K events for long time :sad: :bigcry:

vutt
Jul 15th, 2005, 10:18 AM
How do you know she's working hard?

...and how do you know she's not? :angel:

She's pro tennis player. She is doing it for living.

SM
Jul 15th, 2005, 11:23 PM
slowly but surely she will make her rise :)

auntie janie
Jul 15th, 2005, 11:35 PM
How do you know she's working hard?

Obviously no one knows the inside story, but in recent photos, Jelena was looking much fitter than we've seen her in years, which indicates to me that she's been working out. Also, just running around from Challenger to Challenger is hard work in itself when you have to do it ALONE, as Jelena's been doing -- no one to help with arrangements, that's no big deal, maybe -- but no one there for encouragement and moral support? That's a tough road. I respect that she's trying to do it.

I hope she does play next week, and I really hope that this time she gets an easy draw to start out with so she can start to get into match rhythm. She needs a lucky break like that to push through this period ... best of luck to her. :)

RVD
Jul 15th, 2005, 11:36 PM
Never give up Jelena!
Stay strong and determined!
And if you continue to believe in yourself, the rewards will come.

I've always like this young lady, and I wish her the quickest of recovery in the rankings. :bounce: :cool:
She'll get there eventually. :)

icequeen
Jul 15th, 2005, 11:42 PM
She should never give up look at Venus she had a lot of bad losses but she kept at it and she took her losses like a woman. She did not run, she did not retire. She is a great example for anyone going through a tough time. If at first you don't succeed try, try, try again.

That's why I love that saying by Teddy R.

CanadianBoy21
Jul 15th, 2005, 11:46 PM
When she was in top 5 I predicted she would drop out of top 200.
She's just not as good as so many of you think.
Sure she can hit the ball, a fantastic hitter and everything, but you know when someone has mental issues that prevent one from staying at the top.
Her querrels with her dad are well publiced, her switcihing nationalities, etc...
Some of you symphatize her. She is not the only one in the world with a dysfunctional family, but she did have opportunities. She could have gotten him rid of being a part in her life with all the money she has, she could've done lots of things.
She has dropped so low now for a former top 5 player, that maybe we'll be seeing her playing club level soon.

auntie janie
Jul 16th, 2005, 12:17 AM
She should never give up look at Venus she had a lot of bad losses but she kept at it and she took her losses like a woman. She did not run, she did not retire. She is a great example for anyone going through a tough time. If at first you don't succeed try, try, try again.

That's why I love that saying by Teddy R.

:yeah:

Yep, Venus is a fabulous example. :worship: So is Goran Ivanisevic! His ranking dropped so low he needed a wild card just to get into Wimbledon -- and we all know how that story ended. :hearts: