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rada
Jan 8th, 2008, 09:47 AM
Australian Jelena Dokic has pulled out of her second round match at the Hobart International with an ankle injury.

Dokic was trailing five games to love in the first set at the time and says she sprained her ankle in her final qualifying match on Sunday.

The game was handed to her opponent, Italian Flavia Pennetta.

There was speculation Dokic would withdraw from the Hobart tournament in a bid to qualify for the Australian Open.

This was a tanked match TA is to blame

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 8th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Meh, I doubt it's a serious issue. Just an excuse to get to Melbourne. I hope so, anyway.

rada
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:04 AM
January 08, 2008 JELENA Dokic's winning run at the Hobart International came to an abrupt halt when she sensationally retired after just five games of her second round match.

Dokic was down 0-5 against Italy's Flavia Pennetta when she called the trainer onto the court.

After having her right ankle assessed, she told the umpire and Pennetta she could not go on, gifting Pennetta a quarter-final berth.

Dokic told media after the match that she had sprained her ankle during her qualifying match against Russian Yaroslava Shevdova and played through the pain since.

"I sprained it two days ago but it is getting worse," Dokic said.

"It was in pain in practice this morning but I wanted to give it a go."

Dokic said she was disappointed with the outcome of match but added five matches in five days had taken their toll on her physically after two-and-a-half years off the tour.

She will assess her ankle and decide on her next move after being given a wildcard into the Australian Open qualifying tournament beginning on Thursday morning.

"It is too soon to tell," she said when asked if she would be fit to take the court in two days' time.

"It may be doubtful now but I shall see tomorrow."

Dokic dismissed suggestions she retired from the match to give herself time to get back to Melbourne for qualifying.

"If I had won tonight I would have stayed (in Hobart)," she said."

The Australian Open is not my biggest goal and if I don't play there it is not a big deal.

"You don't leave a tournament, it's not fair to the tournament or the people or the crowd or myself."

GoDominique
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:15 AM
Nice lying, Dokbitch.

thomas.chung
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:27 AM
Nice lying, Dokbitch.

Did she kill your dog and ate your homework or something? Why do you hate her so much? She is just another tennis player that tries to make a living, after all that she's been through. She deserves support. Yes, she has a bad history in tennis commitments, but she seems to be quite genuine this time in her effort through qualifying. If you really want to hate someone, why don't you go try Stevenson?

Ben.
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:29 AM
Nice lying, Dokbitch.

shut up you idiot! :rolleyes: if you don't like her, don't say anything. simple as that. shes really trying this time & really give her break for once.


hopefully that ankle isn't too serious.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:30 AM
Yeah, seriously GoDom, your Dokic hate is so ridiculous LOL. You haven't posted in a little while and the second you have something to pounce on, you come on and start shitting on her.

You may not believe that she's gonna do anything beyond the Australian season, but to this point she's been extremely humble and realistic about her goals and expectations and declined direct main draw entry in favor of playing qualifying. To me, that suggests that she's serious right now and is working with a good head on her shoulders.

Harvs
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:32 AM
i doubt this is anything serious:)

cameron
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:33 AM
Hopefully the ankle doesn't affect her ability to qualify for the Aussie open if that is the option she does follow.

GoDominique
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Yeah, seriously GoDom, your Dokic hate is so ridiculous LOL. You haven't posted in a little while and the second you have something to pounce on, you come on and start shitting on her.

You may not believe that she's gonna do anything beyond the Australian season, but to this point she's been extremely humble and realistic about her goals and expectations and declined direct main draw entry in favor of playing qualifying. To me, that suggests that she's serious right now and is working with a good head on her shoulders.
This thread is not about her expectations or humbleness, this is about her claiming the retirement was legit. Which no one believes for a second, not even you.

Therefore, I pointed out that she is obviously lying the whole time. What's wrong with that?

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:41 AM
This thread is not about her expectations or humbleness, this is about her claiming the retirement was legit. Which no one believes for a second, not even you.

Therefore, I pointed out that she is obviously lying the whole time. What's wrong with that?
You didn't "just point out that she was obviously lying" :p You made a thread essentially calling her a piece of shit spoiled bitch who doesn't deserve anything, and that's simply not fair.

While I don't believe Jelena's ankle was the main reason for her retiring in this match, I can still see where she's coming from. She was playing against an in form player who was likely going to defeat her in any scenario, and she's played like 5 days in succession without break and is probably exhausted. On top of that, she wants to give herself the best opportunity to play in her home slam. Is that such a crime?

Give her a break. At the very least wait til she deserves criticism before you come on here and start attacking her.

Williamsser
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:43 AM
Get well soon, Jelena!

serenus_2k8
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:44 AM
Aww :hug:

I would rather she went to AO Anyways!

Experimentee
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:46 AM
She is lying though. Of course she retired to play AO qualifying. She will be fine again once qualifying starts.

Huntress555
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:48 AM
Hopefully its nothing serious and she can play the AO qualies! :D

esquímaux
Jan 8th, 2008, 11:03 AM
...;12256248']i doubt this is anything serious:)
I agree and hope it isn't too serious. Yes she sounded dissapointed, but not too devastated.

kittyking
Jan 8th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Yup ;)

tennisbear7
Jan 8th, 2008, 11:39 AM
Nice lying, Jelena. Love you - AO > Hobart, in any case.

ce
Jan 8th, 2008, 11:42 AM
:hug:
she needs rest :smooch:

Just Do It
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Jelly , get well soon :hug:

Slumpsova
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:01 PM
yeah but trust me she will run like a horse the next day.