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Freakshow
May 11th, 2008, 06:40 PM
I compare her to Capriati. Highly successful as a youngster, having great results at slams and really making a name for herself. Then before she could fulfill her potential, her life was turned upside down and she disappeared from the tour for a few years, only to come back and work her way back to the top.

I think Dokic will have the same story. Nobody would have thought Capriati would ever win slams before she won the Aus Open 2001, but look at what she did on her comeback. She won 3 slams and reached #1.

I also think Dokic has the weapons and the will to win slams. If you look at the tour right now, she could easily be a top 5 player once she gets her game going.

Another interesting fact is that they are both Aries. :) Well known for their comebacks (Mariah Carey is an Aries as well) and for their determination to be the best and succeed! :)

I know it sounds ridiculous and I'm sure I will get alot of :weirdo: responses, but I truly believe it. :)

Go Shoo! :bounce:

Shvedbarilescu
May 11th, 2008, 06:54 PM
When Capriati won her 1st Grand Slam she was younger than Dokic is now. No, I do not believe Dokic will ever win a Grand Slam. And if the best argument you can present for the case of Dokic actually winning a Grand Slam is that she shares the same sign of the Zodiac with Mariah Carey well....(words fail me)

:shrug:

Just Do It
May 11th, 2008, 06:55 PM
I compare her to Capriati. Highly successful as a youngster, having great results at slams and really making a name for herself. Then before she could fulfill her potential, her life was turned upside down and she disappeared from the tour for a few years, only to come back and work her way back to the top.

I think Dokic will have the same story. Nobody would have thought Capriati would ever win slams before she won the Aus Open 2001, but look at what she did on her comeback. She won 3 slams and reached #1.

I also think Dokic has the weapons and the will to win slams. If you look at the tour right now, she could easily be a top 5 player once she gets her game going.

Another interesting fact is that they are both Aries. :) Well known for their comebacks (Mariah Carey is an Aries as well) and for their determination to be the best and succeed! :)

I know it sounds ridiculous and I'm sure I will get alot of :weirdo: responses, but I truly believe it. :)

Go Shoo! :bounce:

:bounce:

Poova
May 11th, 2008, 06:58 PM
:spit:

She just won a $25k. Come back down to earth dear. :help:

thrust
May 11th, 2008, 07:00 PM
You cannot be serious!

carling
May 11th, 2008, 07:02 PM
:spit:

She just won a $25k. Come back down to earth dear. :help:

Ditto.

I'm very happy to see Jelena is on the rise. Everybody loves a good comeback, but to compare her to THE Jennifer Capriati is just wrong. I wish Dokic every success, but to be talking grand slam at this juncture is laughable.

WhatTheDeuce
May 11th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Oh for God's sake, she just won a 25K. She's a good player, but she's not Capriati, and as much as I love her, it's not realistic to see her as a future slam champion. Give the girl some time to get back to the top 100 before throwing her name in as a contender at big tournaments. :rolleyes:

This thread will be heaven for Dokic haters. :)

Dave.
May 11th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Thing is, early-90's Capriati was much more successful than early 00's Dokic. Jen was a multiple GS singles semi-finalist & Olympic gold medalist. Dokic reached 1 GS singles semi-final and a bronze medal.

Also, from what I've read/heard, Capriati was a real talent and an established top player who was expected to win slams. Dokic was a top player for a while but never got to the level of a contender.

Just Do It
May 11th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Dokic would achieve much more than Capriati if she did not have family problems for 5 years.

kwilliams
May 11th, 2008, 07:07 PM
I don't think so. I don't even really expect her comeback to last that long. It's not the first time. If she keeps going then maybe she could work her way back onto the main tour but slams, I just can't see it. Anything is possible though.

DokicPova
May 11th, 2008, 07:09 PM
sadly, no

Nemo_Kool
May 11th, 2008, 07:14 PM
no and mariah carey ref. wtf!lol

matty
May 11th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Capriati was an insanely talented kid-she was a French Open semi-finalist at 14 yrs 2months! Dokic is great, but no Capriati. I wish Jelena the best-it would be nice if she could get into the top 20 and stay there for 3-4 yrs-even that would be a terrific comeback for her. A grandslam? I dunno maybe, one, someday-if her body holds up, but she's got a long way to go. Anything is possible!

attis765
May 11th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Maybe a grandma-slam.:tape:

markdelaney
May 11th, 2008, 07:39 PM
I'd liken Dokic more to Anke Huber than Jennifer Capriati, i.e. a solid baseliner whose ranking was between 5-15 at best. Great to see her back and there is no reason why she can't get back in the top 100, maybe even top 50 but her game at its peak was no better than anybody in the 20-30 rankings now. I hope she continues her way back up.

Beat
May 11th, 2008, 07:43 PM
capriati's story is unique, as in: it happens only once.

Ryan
May 11th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Absolutely not. I think she can make it back to the top 100, but she'll be very fortunate to win a Tier 3 again, let alone a slam.

WhatTheDeuce
May 11th, 2008, 10:07 PM
I'd liken Dokic more to Anke Huber than Jennifer Capriati, i.e. a solid baseliner whose ranking was between 5-15 at best. Great to see her back and there is no reason why she can't get back in the top 100, maybe even top 50 but her game at its peak was no better than anybody in the 20-30 rankings now. I hope she continues her way back up.
I agreed until the bolded part. She could be top 10-15 at her peak in today's game.

Freakshow
May 11th, 2008, 10:09 PM
Puh-leeze. If Ivanovic can be the #2 player in the world right now, Dokic can for sure be top 5.

markdelaney
May 11th, 2008, 10:19 PM
I think Anastasia Myskina has more chance of adding to her slam than Jelena Dokic does of winning her first

ElusiveChanteuse
May 11th, 2008, 10:26 PM
she'll be successful winning challengers and maybe a couple of tour level events.:)

Vincey!
May 11th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Well I think she difinitely has the potential to win one :shrug:..Will she, I don't know, seriously she's just coming back once she'll be in the top 100 and then top 50 we will know more about her potential at winning or not a slam :wee: ;)

hdfb
May 11th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Personally as a Dokic fan I'd be thrilled if she made it to the 2nd week of any grand slam. Dokic, even in her peak period, still had a rather lacklustre grand slam record.

Golovinjured.
May 11th, 2008, 11:44 PM
I don't think Jelena will win a slam, it's highly doubtful, even though I would love it if she did. But I really think she would have won a grand slam if it weren't for her personal problems that haunted her all through her tennis career.

Her dad must have had an affect on her while she was in a GS, she didn't play the Australian Open for 4 or 5 years, she switched coaches and nationalities relatively commonly, boyfriend was/is a dropkick, boyfriends brother became coach :help: There was too much going on in the background for Jelena to win a slam, even though her game permitted it.

Babolatpro880
May 12th, 2008, 01:27 AM
I'd be happy if she manages to get herself back into the top 50 for a decent period. If that happens, I'll have considered this comeback a huge success. I don't think it's reasonable to predict grand slam championships based on a 25K win. Hopefully she keeps at it, and we'll see from there.

So Disrespectful
May 12th, 2008, 07:54 AM
The reality is, she lost 5 years of crucial development at the early stages of her career. It's very hard for someone to realise their true potential with a setback as big as that.

If she had never ran into those problems in 2003, she could well have claimed a slam or two by now. But that did not eventuate and I think it's a bit unrealistic expecting her to win a slam now. First let's see if she can even make the top 30.

AnywhereButHome
May 12th, 2008, 08:32 AM
I do not believe she will win slams, no.

InsideOut.
May 12th, 2008, 09:21 AM
Puh-leeze. If Ivanovic can be the #2 player in the world right now, Dokic can for sure be top 5.

One of your first posts here and you're already trolling. :o

Get it together, mate.

tennisbear7
May 12th, 2008, 09:53 AM
One of your first posts here and you're already trolling. :o

Get it together, mate.

I think that it's pretty true, though.

I think Dokic is as talented as Ana.

Navratil
May 13th, 2008, 10:41 AM
First Of All: Capriati didn't have those bad results on ITF-Tour-Level. She just didn't play at all before she came back. Jelenas record:
2007: 0-1
2006: 10-8
2005: 12-10
2004: 6-16
2003: 28-30
I've seen her playing and she actually didn't play that bad - for her standards. But tennis moved on since 2002. And it's just not enough to hit the ball hard and deep. There are too many girls out there playing like that. She might get into the Top 50 again - if she's consistent enough. But she really had to change a lot in her game to get any further than that. Womens tennis is not the same as it was in 2002, when Jelena was one of the best. She's got to work hard, very hard!

serenus_2k8
May 13th, 2008, 10:47 AM
:spit:

She just won a $25k. Come back down to earth dear. :help:

:lol: