View Full Version : AO QR1: Jelena Dokic(AUS) vs. Marina Erakovic(NZL)

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:15 AM
Ouch this is a tough opening round match for Jelena. She'll need to be on her game to get through this one.

Good luck Jelena! You'll need it!:cool:

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:19 AM
i'll go for jelena in 3. erakovic had a a good week in auckland but her play wasn't outstanding. having said that i could easily see it go either way.

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:21 AM
Go jelena!

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:24 AM
C'mon Jelena :D!

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:24 AM
go Jeco

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Is Erakovic playing better than Muller or Shvedova? I mean Jelena must be tired after such a good run in Hobart but,if she beat them, that means she can beat her as well.

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:32 AM
I think Jelena will win in 3, but wouldn't be surprised to see Marina wins. I hope she gets through tho. It would be a shame to see Jelena lose in the first round of qualifying.:(

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Long time reader, first time poster here.

I am a Kiwi, so will have side with Marina but hopefully Dokic puts up a good fight

Definitely one to watch - perhaps THE game of the qualifying first round

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:39 AM
Dokic's quarter is quite dense compared to the others. I hope she is able to qualify.

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:42 AM
Dokic FTW.

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:43 AM
I dunno...

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:45 AM
Go jelena!

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:47 AM
I think Jelena will win . Good luck :) go the dok

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:48 AM
I'd love for Jelena to win this, but Marina most likely will. She beat both Harkleroad (who's in the semis of Hobart now) and Zvonareva last week, not to mention Dokic is dealing with some kind of ankle injury and will likely be tired after having played so many days in a row at Hobart.

Dokic really got the worst possible draw here. Erakovic followed by Tanasugarn?! Ouch.

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 9th, 2008, 06:55 AM
Tough draw but I still have faith! Jelena in three!

Jan 9th, 2008, 07:00 AM
I don't have a lot of expectations for Jelena winning this match (not that I don't believe she will win it) its just with the ankle injury & her being tired in mind might have an effect on the outcome. If Jelena wins then I'll be so so happy, but if she doesn't its not such a big deal as she'll have more opportunities to play more events.

Jan 9th, 2008, 07:09 AM
It's quite a tough draw for both these girls. Chances are, they'll have a two hour duel and after that, they might have to play Tanasurgan in the next round - no easy match.

Jan 9th, 2008, 07:12 AM
when are they playing

Jan 9th, 2008, 07:14 AM
when are they playing


Jan 9th, 2008, 07:17 AM
:bigcry: :bigcry :bigcry:

Jan 9th, 2008, 07:39 AM
Good luck Jelena

Too many people are expecting her to qualify BE REALISTIC

Jan 9th, 2008, 07:45 AM
Hopefully we dont see Jelena Dokic vrs Marina Erakovic in the first round of qualies...but I bet we will :mad:

I already warned you all this would happen :rolleyes: :p

Jan 9th, 2008, 07:48 AM
Go Jelena :)

Jan 9th, 2008, 07:53 AM
Good luck Jelena
Win it in 3!!

Jan 9th, 2008, 08:09 AM
Damn. Marina is definitely not the easiest player Jelena could have drawn. If she plays well she can win. C'mon Jelena! :rocker2:

Jan 9th, 2008, 08:09 AM
The way Jelena is playing, if she wins it in three, she would've dropped a set 1-6 or something along the way...

Jan 9th, 2008, 08:10 AM
:eek: match!
Go Marina!!:D

Jan 9th, 2008, 08:18 AM
Good luck Jelena

Jan 9th, 2008, 08:22 AM
Marina will win EASILY.

Jan 9th, 2008, 08:34 AM
Marina 63 62 :)

Jan 9th, 2008, 09:08 AM
jelena 7/6 6/3

Jan 9th, 2008, 09:12 AM
my heart says jelena but my mind says marina. :sad:

Jan 9th, 2008, 09:13 AM
Ajmo Jelena :d

Jan 9th, 2008, 09:39 AM
omg why couldnt she get Holland or Musgrave or sum crap player :(

Jan 9th, 2008, 11:10 AM
hope Jelena will win!

Jan 9th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Jela will win this :rocker2:

Jan 9th, 2008, 11:55 AM
Good Luck Jelena!! I think she can do this!

Jan 9th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Erakovic to win 6-2 3-1 ret.

Jan 9th, 2008, 01:01 PM
its on jelenas raquet either way. marina doesnt have the fire power to really bring it on. if jelenas not too tired and can keep her errors low shewins, if she isnt fit and missing alot she loses...

go jelena..:)

Muffin the Mule
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Tough first round, but if Jelena wins then I feel she has a good chance to qualify.

It will be touch and go, Marina had a good week in Auckland and there are doubts over Jelena's fitness.

I'll go for Jelena 3-6 6-3 6-2.

Jan 9th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Go Jelena. Make us even prouder than we already are! I predict an Aussie win!

Jan 9th, 2008, 01:25 PM
Tough draw for both girls. Assuming Dokic is injury free, I like her chances.

Jan 9th, 2008, 01:25 PM
Easy for Marina :)

Just Do It
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Tought opened, Jelena can do it !!

Jan 9th, 2008, 01:46 PM
OMG Jelena, toughest unseeded player :(
good luck

Jan 9th, 2008, 02:20 PM
If Jelena wins this match - she'll qualify

Jan 9th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Bye bye Jelena

Jan 9th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Dokic has the game to qualify, but Im worried about this injury... Anyway, it will be a battle and I want her to win!

Jan 9th, 2008, 04:23 PM
I think Jelena's gonna lose this one. :sad: http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/Dweller2006/Cellar%20Emotes/6860a0d8.gif

Prove me wrong, Jeca. I hope she's feeling ok physically.

Shuji Shuriken
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Fucking hell :mad: :fiery:. Girl just can't catch a break :rolleyes:. This is way too close to call, but my faith in Jelena is still there :kiss:. Just do your best baby :bounce:.

Jan 9th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Very tough. But I think Dokic will win like 7-6,6-4 - in two very close sets.

C'mon Jelena! :D

Jan 9th, 2008, 05:55 PM
:( Bad draw. Plus she's in the same section as two Brits and I want them all to do well.

Jelena has a shot but it will be tough.

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:16 PM
Jelena must be ok. In TA website there is a news about Jelena that says she accepted the qualifying wildcard. She said after the match that she will make a tough choise will she play or not, so she must be ok!! I don't know anything about her opponent, but must be a good one if so many people say that she can beat jelena :( Good luck Jelena!!!

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:25 PM
I wish her the best!--either way, lets hope she's back for the long run!

King Aaron
Jan 9th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Horrible first round opponent for Jelena. I think she's going to lose this one. :sad:

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:59 PM
I bet on Marina

Jan 9th, 2008, 08:06 PM
If Marina comes with her Auckland form she'll have no issues overcoming Jelena.
All the best Marina :yeah:

Jan 9th, 2008, 08:07 PM
comon Dokic :yeah:

Jan 9th, 2008, 08:14 PM
ouch !!! !tough match the two girls are really in good form ... Come on Jelena

Jan 9th, 2008, 10:00 PM
I think Jelena will lose unfortunately... Erakovic beat Zvonareva last week and she must be motivated. Jelena will have to play better in this match, at the moment Erakovic is better than all the players she beat untill now...

Jan 9th, 2008, 10:02 PM
She qualified before, and hopefully she can do it again. Its a shame she just is in the same part as Bally and Mel.