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Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:57 AM
Awesome work Jelena! So proud! Great fight, she was struggling in the first set but pulled through :worship: Second Set :drool:

Aaron.
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:57 AM
Marina and her lucky good week

Zvonareva :weirdo:

Marina :wavey:

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:57 AM
Unbelievable, Jelena... AMAZING win!

:woohoo: :banana: :rocker2: :yeah: :bounce:

Aaron.
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:58 AM
how many do you have to win to get into the main draw? 3 matches so 2 more.


where have you been Sally :p

Sally Struthers
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:58 AM
how many do you have to win to get into the main draw?

ninanina19
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:58 AM
how many do you have to win to get into the main draw?2 more I think.

CJ07
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:59 AM
She needs to win 2 more.

This is really impressive.

Cat's Pajamas
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:59 AM
Jelena :worship: :bowdown: :banana: :woohoo:

So proud of you! :yeah: :hearts:
Now qualify! Truly amazing win!

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:04 AM
Match Summary
1st Serve Marina: 47%
1st Serve Jelena: 60%
Aces Marina: 1
Aces Jelena: 3
DBL Faults Marina: 1
DBL Faults Jelena: 6
Winners Marina: 5
Winners Jelena: 18
UE Marina: 18
UE Jelena: 22

Overall a very sound match by Jelena! Wasnt broken once!

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:04 AM
Match Summary
1st Serve Marina: 47%
1st Serve Jelena: 60%
Aces Marina: 1
Aces Jelena: 3
DBL Faults Marina: 1
DBL Faults Jelena: 6
Winners Marina: 5
Winners Jelena: 18
UE Marina: 18
UE Jelena: 22

Overall a very sound match by Jelena! Wasnt broken once!

Huntress555
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:07 AM
:bounce::bounce:

Wooo Jelena! :worship:

Keep it up girl!

Jeff
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:08 AM
This is indeed impressive and i am soooo proud of her right now :) She had 19 winners with 22 unforced errors...that's a -3 differential which is really good for her with that many winners. Also a decent serve percentage with 60%...I'd like that about 5% higher, but still good, having 3 aces.

So Disrespectful
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:11 AM
Way to beat a top 30 opponent Jelena ;)

Ben.
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:12 AM
I'am so happy :woohoo: I didn't know what to expect from Jelena with the ankle etc. but she has done so well to snatch a win in the qualies at the AO :bounce:
Keep it going Jelena, give it your best in your next match!

Marina :hug:

Mana
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:13 AM
Great win for Jelena :worship:

Tough luck Marine :lol:

Marina :sad::sad:

The Kaz
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:14 AM
5-1 W/L for 2008 so far :drool:

njnetswill
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:16 AM
I didn't have much hopes for her to win, but now I think she can qualify. :eek:

Shanna
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:18 AM
Jelena! :eek: :bounce:

Great! :D

heytennis
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:21 AM
How many points come with this win?

jamatthews
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:22 AM
How many points come with this win?

15

~Eclipsed~
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:22 AM
Wow i was doubting if she would get through this match or not and here she ends up breezing through it. Nice win Jelena! :woohoo:

Glad to see the ankle is ok.;):p

Привет
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:22 AM
Jelena! 1 down 2 to go. ;)

heytennis
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:24 AM
15

15 points just for winning one round of qualifying?! Are you sure?:confused:

mckyle.
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:26 AM
Congratulations!

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:27 AM
Great job Jelena!

Erakovic
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Congrats to Jelena

Disappointing result for Marina, hopefully she can bounce back. Made the 2nd round of qualifying last season. Where/when is she in action next?

Elwin.
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:29 AM
:eek:

Zhao
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:34 AM
15 points just for winning one round of qualifying?! Are you sure?:confused:

yeah no quality points for beating higher ranked players? :confused:

égalité
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:36 AM
yeah no quality points for beating higher ranked players? :confused:

They don't do quality points anymore. Dumb decision I think.

Anyway GO JELENA!! :woohoo: :bowdown:

Just Do It
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:49 AM
Now I am safe to say Jelena is back :yeah:
Another 15 points for her :yeah:

Havok
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:52 AM
Jelena :worship:.

I knew her ankle was fine, but still wasn't sure how she'd do vs Erakovic who came off of a good tournament last week. 1st set was tight, but then she cruised. Those are nice stats from Jelena, almost even on the winners/errors ratio. Still needs to clean up that serve though, 6 df's are too much.

juki
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:54 AM
15 points just for winning one round of qualifying?! Are you sure?:confused:

Yeah, grand slam points are alot higher then even WTA events. Here is the qualy point breakdown for grandslams.
QR1-2
QR2-15
QR3-25
QFR-31

:)

Andy.
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:55 AM
Well done Jelena

QUEENLINDSAY
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:57 AM
Great to hear this results from Jelena.
She can only get better and I would'nt be surprise if she can get to top 50 soon and possibly top 20 end of this year barring injuries.

Michael_21
Jan 10th, 2008, 07:05 AM
well done jelena 1 down 2 to go :D

AyumiMorita
Jan 10th, 2008, 07:54 AM
even with 6 double faults, the good thing is she didn't lose serve
she has tanasugarn in the next round
but I think Jelena is the favorite to qualify in this section
she doesn't even have a ranking so this will help her in the future

AyumiMorita
Jan 10th, 2008, 07:56 AM
if she loses in the next round, she'll have to play one more torunament but at least top 600

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:10 AM
Dokic looks forward to Australian Open
Thursday January 10, 6:34 PM

The worst years of her life are behind Jelena Dokic.

She only hopes the best years of her tennis career are not.

The 24-year-old Dokic made the first serious step toward a comeback to the top level of her game at Melbourne Park, scoring a straight sets victory in the first round of the Australian Open qualifying tournament.

Dokic beat New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 6-4 6-1 in a style that encouraged, more than thrilled, her.

For the former world No.4 who made the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2000 and then suffered a decline brought on largely by her domineering and unstable father, Thursday's success was proof that all the pain and suffering might be worth it.

The least of Dokic's troubles was the extra weight she had piled on while "sorting out her life" for the past two years.

She said she had lost 16kg since commencing training last October.

"I have, obviously, a couple more (kilos) to go," Dokic said.

"But I think I've done a good job."

Seemingly, she has done an even better job of getting herself emotionally fit.

During the upheaval that her father Damir orchestrated when his daughter should have been confirming herself as one of the world's best players, Dokic switched nationalities, endured serious humiliation and lost the will to play.

"I didn't think I'd ever play again," she said.

"I've been to hell and back.

"I had to sort through a lot of problems ... I had a lot of issues.

"They are private, people don't know about it."

The light was switched back on again about six months ago when Dokic was at home in Croatia.

She hadn't picked up a racquet in a couple of years, hadn't trained in seven months and hadn't wanted to.

"It just happened overnight," she said.

"I just thought to myself 'I'll give it a shot again'"

Dokic said the realisation that tennis was the thing she loved most in the world lifted a burden from her and gave her life new purpose.

"I was pretty out of it, I didn't have the will to play.

"Then something clicked and I realised that I really missed it."

As well as providing her with the chance to make the draw of a grand slam tournament, Thursday's win provided a good test for a troublesome ankle which had caused some controversy for Dokic.

She had been confronted earlier this week with the problem of being in the field in a tournament in Hobart and being given a wildcard entry into the Australian Open qualifying tournament.

Under the rules, she couldn't pull out of one tournament in order to enter a another.

Fortunately, the ankle injury bobbed up at just the right time and just the right level of seriousness to get her out of Hobart and into Melbourne.

Dokic took the precaution of taping it for Thursday's match and was pleased with the way it stood up.

"I'm still a bit cautious, but it was a lot better than I thought it would be," she said.

Apart from Dokic, every other Australian woman in the qualifying tournament became a first round casualty.

In the men's qualifier, the bid by Australia's Bernard Tomic to become the youngest entrant into the main draw of the Open came to a swift end.

Tomic, 15, went down in straight sets in the second round to the experienced US-based Indian Prakash Amritraj 6-3 6-2.

Thursday's defeat followed Tomic's stunning, opening round upset of Taiwan's Yeu-Tzuoo Wang.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:10 AM
Jelena :hug: I'm so proud of her.

patch.
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:12 AM
Really good win - she should qualify now :yeah::bounce:

Marina :hug:

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:15 AM
Dokic thrilled to be back in the game

Thursday, 10 January, 2008
By Adele Holland

http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_jdokic_0110_02.jpg

Jelena Dokic thought she would never pick up a racquet again, after she had two and half years off from competing in WTA Tour tournaments.

In a press conference following her defeat of New Zealander Marina Erakovic Dokic spoke of her personal battle with her will to play tennis and the struggle to get back in form to play Grand Slam tennis.

“I feel like I’ve been through hell and back, so this is good fun for me right now, if I win I’m really happy, but if I lose then at the end of the day it’s just a tennis match,” she said.

Dokic said she has only recently made the decision that she wanted to play competitively again, “I didn’t have the will to play, and I was very tired, and then all of a sudden I just clicked one day and I thought I want to do this again.”

Since Dokic arrived in Australia in mid-October, she has lost around 16 kilograms.

“I have a little more to go obviously…but I’m very proud of myself.”

“Before I got here I didn’t touch a racquet or do any kind any running or fitness for about 7 months,” she said.

Dokic had no expectations leading into Australian Open 2008, “If you had [told] me a month ago that I would do as well as did in Hobart and even winning my first match here I would have been pretty happy.”

“I feel like I’ve been through hell and back, so this is good fun for me right now,” she said.

NanoSpin
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:15 AM
good luck Dokic!

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:15 AM
I know Jelena has done pretty well so far but I really didn't give her much chance against Marina who has been in outstanding form. I was wrong.

On the strength of this result she should not only qualify but providing she doesn't get too nasty a draw, win one or two, or perhaps even 3 or 4, matches in the main draw. Very very impressive performance today. Dokic really looks like she is back for real now.

Lindsayfanumber1
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:16 AM
Jelena :banana:

Brett.
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:49 AM
I'm glad she handled it very well because it was 41 degrees this afternoon :unsure:

Well Done, Jelena :D

azza
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:57 AM
15 pts lol

Thats how much the men get when they actually win there Q3 match

:o

venus_rulez
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:05 AM
Yay! I was surprised by how well and aggressively she played. I know that was always her M.O. a few years back, but it was nice to see. Also, her boobs look bigger on tv than in person :)

TatiNovic
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:16 AM
IMPRESSIVE JELENA!!
Good luck against Tanasugarn

Shuji Shuriken
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:17 AM
Fucking hell...she did it :sobbing: :bounce: :bigcry: :bounce: :hearts:. I'm keeping the faith Jelly :hearts:. Just keep going baby :D

Karolina_Sprem
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:18 AM
As far as I know, after the Aussie Open, Jelena is back home to Croatia and she is going to play few ITF tournaments in Europe.
Well done Jelena...

wateva
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:18 AM
fantastic win jelena! now qualify!
and hopefully not meet lindsay in the first round or else damir would really bomb australia. :lol:

New
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:24 AM
This is a great win. :bounce: Erakovic is not an easy opponent.

ce
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:35 AM
:woohoo:
i said it was easy draw for her
nobody believed :rolleyes:
James :ras: :p

vutt
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Smooth, very smooth indeed... :)

Ballbasher
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:16 AM
Jelena :banana:

Uranium
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:51 AM
DOKIC:woohoo:
now beat tammy.

Geertvg
Jan 10th, 2008, 11:20 AM
My god, she's actually winning matches again!

Harvs
Jan 10th, 2008, 11:24 AM
15 pts lol

Thats how much the men get when they actually win there Q3 match

:o

they have a completely different points system...:shrug:

Uranium
Jan 10th, 2008, 12:09 PM
pics

Uranium
Jan 10th, 2008, 12:11 PM
37 points to her ranking now :woohoo:
play 1 tournament after AO and you get ranking dokic :banana:

Uranium
Jan 10th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Match Summary
1st Serve Marina: 47%
1st Serve Jelena: 60%
Aces Marina: 1
Aces Jelena: 3
DBL Faults Marina: 1
DBL Faults Jelena: 6
Winners Marina: 5
Winners Jelena: 18
UE Marina: 18
UE Jelena: 22

Overall a very sound match by Jelena! Wasnt broken once!

i got different stats
1st Serve % 21 of 46 = 46 % 34 of 56 = 61 %
Marina Dokic
Aces 1 4
Double Faults 1 6
Unforced Errors 20 22
Winning % on 1st Serve 14 of 21 = 67 % 30 of 34 = 88 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve 11 of 25 = 44 % 10 of 22 = 45 %
Winners (Including Service) 5 19
Receiving Points Won 16 of 56 = 29 % 21 of 46 = 46 %
Break Point Conversions 0 of 4 = 0 % 3 of 7 = 43 %
Net Approaches 2 of 3 = 67 % 2 of 3 = 67 %
Total Points Won 41 61

Ballbasher
Jan 10th, 2008, 12:33 PM
37 points to her ranking now :woohoo:
play 1 tournament after AO and you get ranking dokic :banana:
And a pretty good one already too :banana:

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2008, 01:22 PM
As far as I know, after the Aussie Open, Jelena is back home to Croatia and she is going to play few ITF tournaments in Europe.
As far as you know? :unsure: :shrug: She hasn't announced anything, so you know as much as any of us.

alfonsojose
Jan 10th, 2008, 01:39 PM
What if she qualifies and gets Lindsay again in the first round :eek: ? seven years later :yeah:

V-MAC
Jan 10th, 2008, 03:01 PM
:) Come on The Dok!! :bounce:

davidmario
Jan 10th, 2008, 03:06 PM
Yay! I was surprised by how well and aggressively she played. I know that was always her M.O. a few years back, but it was nice to see. Also, her boobs look bigger on tv than in person :)

did you watch the match?:eek:
can you give some sort of matchreport?

Vut
Jan 10th, 2008, 03:29 PM
nice win!

muniu
Jan 10th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Jelena :banana:

Fumus
Jan 10th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Jelena you got me posting on WTA world...you better keep winning!!

danieln1
Jan 10th, 2008, 03:34 PM
Go Dokic!! Better tanasugarn be prepared for her...

Vincey!
Jan 10th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Good Win :yeah:

JAMESYBABY!
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:00 PM
well done :yeah:,, good luck , u should beat tanusgarn:p

Highlandman
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Jelena :hearts: :D :woohoo: - another great & fantastic win :D

Beating Meusburger, Shvedova, Erakovic and Müller - and 3/4 in 2 sets is so amazing :D :yeah:

Martina did best fight against her :p

Keep going Jelena :rocker2: :D

Tennis-Chick
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:14 PM
Well done Jelena!! Great win.

Marina :sad: Tough draw

Natash.
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Jelena. :woohoo: Great job!

Wintermute
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:31 PM
:banana: Wow!

I was really doubtful about Jelena's ability to come through this match, especially as she was possibly tired and injured. Very good stuff. She's really back this time. Keep going!

BartoliBabes
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:44 PM
i did not expect this. fantastic win! she's playing and winning beyond her own expectations i think..

LefandePatty
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:23 PM
:bowdown:

Ackms421
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:40 PM
This isn't a clip of this match. But, it's a clip of her first round match in the wildcard tournament a few weeks ago. She does look to be in good form, but she is a little out of shape. I think she's been hitting the ball big enough so that she hasn't had to do much retrieving. Once she drops the weight, she'll be top 20 in form and soon in ranking I think. If she holds up, there really isn't anyone in the qualifying tournament that would trouble her. Playing like that, she's a giant in the qualifying...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5kIfaEs9z0

ninanina19
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:48 PM
That's several weeks ago so she's probably in better shape now.

davidmario
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:46 PM
This isn't a clip of this match. But, it's a clip of her first round match in the wildcard tournament a few weeks ago. She does look to be in good form, but she is a little out of shape. I think she's been hitting the ball big enough so that she hasn't had to do much retrieving. Once she drops the weight, she'll be top 20 in form and soon in ranking I think. If she holds up, there really isn't anyone in the qualifying tournament that would trouble her. Playing like that, she's a giant in the qualifying...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5kIfaEs9z0
:eek: she's hitting that ball extremely well!

Ackms421
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:12 PM
That's several weeks ago so she's probably in better shape now.

You're right. I agree that "several weeks" has probably taken care of the problem entirely. :angel:

ninanina19
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Not entirely I guess. She said she still needs to lose 5 kg.