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Kworb
Mar 6th, 2008, 08:47 PM
What a dream run for Jelena! She lost 22 games in 5 matches so far!

shrOOf
Mar 6th, 2008, 08:51 PM
:spit: Can't win 2 matches in a row.

égalité
Mar 6th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Wow. :eek:

I was just looking up Jelena's stats from college tennis, and in 2005-06 she won 360 of the 396 games she played. Basically that translates to winning 30 straight matches by an average score of 6-0 6-1.

bavaria86
Mar 6th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Julia:help:I am speechless

Slumpsova
Mar 6th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Wow. :eek:

I was just looking up Jelena's stats from college tennis, and in 2005-06 she won 360 of the 396 games she played. Basically that translates to winning 30 straight matches by an average score of 6-0 6-1.
Pandzic is new Karolina Sprem :)

croat123
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:00 PM
great job jelena :D that's two tour level players she's dismissed in straights back to back...good luck in the next round
i hope she can work on her serve, that will be her biggest weakness moving into the bigger events

Michael!
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Julia :sad:
She played good in Australia, but now...:mad:

roxi
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Bravo Jelena!!!!!!!!!

n.sad
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:25 PM
well done jelena! i'm impressed. keep going!

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Pandzic is definately going to be a playing to keep an eye on this year.

Isha
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Awesome result! :bounce: Go Jelena!

Kai
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Julia :hug:

kolan
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:41 PM
julia :sad:

against pandzic :confused: just when you think shes getting it together

Kworb
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:50 PM
Camille Pin is up next. Good luck Jelena!

davidmario
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:50 PM
I know Jelena for 10 years she really deserves it after all the setbacks she had.

croat123
Mar 6th, 2008, 11:00 PM
pin is next, good luck jele!!

iPatty
Mar 6th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Pandzic seemed to do amazing on the ITF circuit last year, why is she still ranked so low?

croat123
Mar 6th, 2008, 11:15 PM
you don't get a lot of points for these wins...one tour level win is about the equivalent of winning a title on the challenger tour :o

Lachrymarum
Mar 6th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Good luck in the next round, Jelena! Hope to see her in the final :worship:

Kworb
Mar 6th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Hopefully soon she'll get into a WTA event.

networthy
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Pandzic seemed to do amazing on the ITF circuit last year, why is she still ranked so low?

She won four $10K's last year but each of those tournament wins was worth just *six* points. That's a total of 24 points for four tournament wins. By contrast, Mamic earned 35 points two days ago when she won in the first round of Bangalore! Jelena's biggest points stash from a single tournament is 28, from qualifying, then reaching the SF at the $75K in Pittsburgh last year.

Jele will rack up the points fast when she starts playing the WTA events, hopefully as soon as next month.

networthy
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:33 AM
I know Jelena for 10 years she really deserves it after all the setbacks she had.

davidmario, since you know Jelena can you tell us why she dropped out of the tour five years ago to go to college? An education is very important, clearly, but it can be postponed, unlike a professional tennis career. Jelena was an extremely promising junior (I believe she was ranked #1 in the world at one point) but then chose to stop playing professionally. Was she injured? Did she get discouraged because she didn't get good results right away? Jelena's playing extremely well now and my guess is that she'll break into the top 100 this year but dropping out five years ago seems like a huge missed opportunity for her. Who knows how high she could have gone? Later this month she'll turn 25, which in professional tennis, is middle age...

Despite all that, I'm still rooting madly for her! Go, Jele!!!

davidmario
Mar 7th, 2008, 10:56 AM
davidmario, since you know Jelena can you tell us why she dropped out of the tour five years ago to go to college? An education is very important, clearly, but it can be postponed, unlike a professional tennis career. Jelena was an extremely promising junior (I believe she was ranked #1 in the world at one point) but then chose to stop playing professionally. Was she injured? Did she get discouraged because she didn't get good results right away? Jelena's playing extremely well now and my guess is that she'll break into the top 100 this year but dropping out five years ago seems like a huge missed opportunity for her. Who knows how high she could have gone? Later this month she'll turn 25, which in professional tennis, is middle age...

Despite all that, I'm still rooting madly for her! Go, Jele!!!
She moved to germany with her father and then once she was on vacation in croatia she had this horrible car accident. She was heavily injured with deep cuts and then she decided to study first. Of course she knew that in the US she'd have this opportunity to start playing tennis again when she felt healthy again.
It took a long time to recover for her and she used the college tennis as an opportunity to test how her body is doing after this car crash and I'm so happy for her that she has this bright future ahead of her.
Just think of Na Li who reached the top when she was 24/25 years old. Jelena can do so too:)

.:sk:.
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Juia :fiery:

Ballbasher
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:13 PM
Oh Julia :o

Ellery
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:47 PM
Julia :help:

Kworb
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:34 PM
She moved to germany with her father and then once she was on vacation in croatia she had this horrible car accident. She was heavily injured with deep cuts and then she decided to study first. Of course she knew that in the US she'd have this opportunity to start playing tennis again when she felt healthy again.
It took a long time to recover for her and she used the college tennis as an opportunity to test how her body is doing after this car crash and I'm so happy for her that she has this bright future ahead of her.
Just think of Na Li who reached the top when she was 24/25 years old. Jelena can do so too:)
It really is a tragic story. It would be awesome if she could be top 20 one day.