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Just Do It
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:47 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/...004362723.html

Meanwhile, Jelena Dokic's first Australian team selection since 2000 could also be her final Fed Cup opportunity, according to the nation's most-capped Fed Cup player Rennae Stubbs. "A cat's got nine lives, but if Jelena thinks she's got nine lives that's not going to be the case," said Stubbs yesterday. "This is her last one."

Dokic has been selected for next month's Asia-Oceania zone group tournament in Perth, having not represented her adopted country since electing to play under the Serbia and Montenegro flag from 2001. After returning to Belgrade with her family at the insistence of her father Damir, she competed in the Europe-Africa zone in 2004.

Dokic switched allegiances back to Australia late in 2005, but was forced to apologise publicly and privately to Tennis Australia staff and coaches on her most recent return to Australia, after accusing the national body of a lack of support and criticising the results of players preferred for main draw wildcards. Her relationships with fellow Australian players generally range from distant to strained.

"I hope Jelena's learnt from her past trangressions," Stubbs said. "As Australians we welcome people in team environments and social environments at all times when they are genuine and mean what they say and they follow it through, and I hope that's the case from now on. I think she's taken advantage of a few situations in the past."

Stubbs said she and teammates Stosur and Dellacqua had been consulted by captain David Taylor before Dokic's inclusion, but that it was thought the potential on-court benefit of her recall had been worth any potential risk to team harmony. Dokic has a healthy 11-2 singles record since a spectacular debut against Argentina in 1998.

I am wondering what will happen in Fed Cup when they actually meet ? :unsure:

ninanina19
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:55 PM
She's obviously going to make this as hard as possible on Jelena.

iPatty
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:58 PM
These are the exact reasons I am suspicious of her and it seems I was right.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:59 PM
I honestly think Jelena doesn't give a shit about Stubbs. In fact, I bet she accepted the spot on the team knowing it would annoy her.

DimaDinosaur
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:00 PM
Stubbs is a stubby biotch :music:

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:02 PM
These are the exact reasons I am suspicious of her and it seems I was right.
When will people understand that Jelena never wanted to leave Australia in the first place? Her overbearing psychotic father is the only reason she ditched at all. If that never happened, Jelena would have always represented Australia, and none of this would be in question. Stubbs liked and supported Jelena back in the day, they were doubles partners briefly.

Give the girl a break, she's trying to do the right thing.

cn ireland
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:05 PM
I can understand Stubb's reaction to a certain extent but I'd wish she'd Jelena a chance to prove herself 1st!!

Hope Jelena wins the tie for Australia:)!

Lulu.
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Ugh. :rolleyes:

Jelena probably agreed to play just to piss her off.

Sammm
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:09 PM
Typical shit-stirring from Stubbs?

Slutiana
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:11 PM
BITCH!!! :rolleyes:

iPatty
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:21 PM
When will people understand that Jelena never wanted to leave Australia in the first place? Her overbearing psychotic father is the only reason she ditched at all. If that never happened, Jelena would have always represented Australia, and none of this would be in question. Stubbs liked and supported Jelena back in the day, they were doubles partners briefly.

Give the girl a break, she's trying to do the right thing.

Not just that but even the "comebacks" of 2006 and 2007 where she told TA she would be committed and work hard but all she did was take advantage of them and basically quit playing tournaments a couple of months into the year. Last year was the first time in a while that she has actually stuck with her comeback although I will never forget that nasty comment she made last year about how dare she not get an AO MD wildcard - that forever ruined my image of her.

She is doing better now but things are not forgotten so quickly.

BartoliBabes
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:26 PM
stubbs has always been a rotten bitch! its like shes saying jelenas had too may bust-ups with the aussie TA b4, and this is the last straw like, whos she to speak for all australia anyway? i mean, what she says may be true, but as if jelena didnt know all that anyway. i think this is stubbs trying to put jelena in her place, which is pathetic, especially b4 the fed cup when they are supposed to be playing as a team. too bad nobody gives a shit about stubbs anyway LOL

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Not just that but even the "comebacks" of 2006 and 2007 where she told TA she would be committed and work hard but all she did was take advantage of them and basically quit playing tournaments a couple of months into the year. Last year was the first time in a while that she has actually stuck with her comeback although I will never forget that nasty comment she made last year about how dare she not get an AO MD wildcard - that forever ruined my image of her.

She is doing better now but things are not forgotten so quickly.
I'm sorry but as much as I hated the fact that she went public with her sentiments last year, there's no denying that she had a valid point. It was a heat of the moment thing, she was upset about the loss and felt like she was shortchanged - she regretted the comments shortly after. She's a human being, she made a mistake. But yeah, she definitely had a point.

And also regarding previous comebacks not going to plan... Jelena genuinely suffers from depression. I think there's a real reason as to why she disappears for months at a time and feels the need for down time every time she suffers a tough loss. She has real emotional issues as a result of all the shit she's gone through. This isn't just speculation, she's confirmed this to be true, going through periods where she could barely get out of bed. And as someone who's suffered from depression myself, it can be extremely debilitating. I can sympathize with her in that sense, and it just makes me cheer for her even harder.

Fight, Jelena.

ce
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:34 PM
when will this old bitch stop barking

Uranium
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Based on the team, they could play Doubles together:tape:
I hope not, I kinda don't even want Dokic to play:p

Ciarán
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Bitch fight :clap2:

iGOAT
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:15 PM
Stubbs :help:

In other words: "Jelena Dokic is a biotch and should not have been chosen and is absolutely useless and should hurry up and retire"

Just shut up Rennae :o

danieln1
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Dokic >>>>> Stubbs, so Jelena can do whatever she can... Australia should thank her for returning, she made the team much stronger

empressionist
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:56 PM
stubbs - bitch. she may be right for some things, but unfortunetly a lot of things from the past didnt have much to do with jelena's own will. her father has done her career much good, but then he went of and pretty much ruined it, because he wasn't ready to let her go at the right moment. i as a serbian am the first to think it was a mistake for her to come back here, there was no realistic reason for that. it only made her crisis deeper. i really wish her all the best and i do hope this will be the season she will come back to tennis, no matter of the ranking.

Jachal
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:06 PM
Oh c'mon! Give Stubbs a break. As much as I love Jelena, I think she isn't an angel and she prooved it many times in interviews.

That been said, I think the bad relationship between her and the other Aussie's is her father's fault.
So I would stop calling Stubbs a bitch and really concentrate in who the real enemy is!

Willam
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:07 PM
just because you're all bitching against her..

STUBBS :inlove:

:haha: the girl needs some support :awww:

UDACHi
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:31 PM
Dokic >>>>> Stubbs, so Jelena can do whatever she can... Australia should thank her for returning, she made the team much stronger

dokic better than stubbs? :tape: please be joking.

IceHock
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:35 PM
Oh c'mon! Give Stubbs a break. As much as I love Jelena, I think she isn't an angel and she prooved it many times in interviews.

That been said, I think the bad relationship between her and the other Aussie's is her father's fault.
So I would stop calling Stubbs a bitch and really concentrate in who the real enemy is!


It's only stubbs who has the problem, jelena has already even practiced together stosur while they were in brisbane.

matty
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Not just that but even the "comebacks" of 2006 and 2007 where she told TA she would be committed and work hard but all she did was take advantage of them and basically quit playing tournaments a couple of months into the year. Last year was the first time in a while that she has actually stuck with her comeback although I will never forget that nasty comment she made last year about how dare she not get an AO MD wildcard - that forever ruined my image of her.

She is doing better now but things are not forgotten so quickly.


Ever heard of major depressive disorder???--Give her a break--she was pretty young when she first changed nationalities and was being controlled by the most over-bearing, psychotic father imaginable. Quit playing tournaments?--maybe she didn't have the cash to roam around Europe--plus, she said she was about as down in the dumps (to hell and back) as a person can get.

danieln1
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:42 AM
dokic better than stubbs? :tape: please be joking.

Dokic SINGLES titles worth more than Stubbs whole career!

Dominic
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:48 AM
dokic better than stubbs? :tape: please be joking.

Hem please be joking by saying that

Davodus
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:35 AM
:lol:
stubbs needs to not give her opinion...just once

Uranium
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:38 AM
:lol:
stubbs needs to not give her opinion...just once

She's made comments about Dokic before in the past year, she just comes across very bitter:o

mboyle
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:39 AM
Not just that but even the "comebacks" of 2006 and 2007 where she told TA she would be committed and work hard but all she did was take advantage of them and basically quit playing tournaments a couple of months into the year. Last year was the first time in a while that she has actually stuck with her comeback although I will never forget that nasty comment she made last year about how dare she not get an AO MD wildcard - that forever ruined my image of her.

She is doing better now but things are not forgotten so quickly.

I don't know if you have ever suffered from parental abuse, but let me tell you, the fact that she has even mustered the courage to return to tennis at all is a small miracle for which I have the deepest respect.

Привет
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:49 AM
Oh Stubbs. :o Just stop talking woman! We get it! You don't like her. There's not even anything wrong with that. She's allowed to like/dislike whoever she pleases, but just stop telling us about it! :rolleyes:

Sectumsempra
Jan 12th, 2009, 03:29 PM
I will never forget that nasty comment she made last year about how dare she not get an AO MD wildcard - that forever ruined my image of her.

At least she shook her opponents hand after she lost and therefore can accept a defeat. The same cant be said about your favourite player :awww:

Yonexforever
Jan 12th, 2009, 03:36 PM
BITCH!!! :rolleyes:

Nuff said!!!

Davodus
Jan 12th, 2009, 03:40 PM
She's made comments about Dokic before in the past year, she just comes across very bitter:o

i know
she is so annoying, all the time sticking her face in and blasting out an opinion
if she wants to make it an awkward team dynamic, she is doing a good job

ninanina19
Jan 12th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Remember when she said that Dokic MIGHT be top 100 if she got herself into incredible shape :lol:?

Sectumsempra
Jan 12th, 2009, 03:47 PM
Remember when she said that Dokic MIGHT be top 100 if she got herself into incredible shape :lol:?

:rolls:

And Stubbs might be top 1000 if she could hit a groundstroke...actually no she wouldn't

DimaDinosaur
Jan 25th, 2009, 11:36 AM
when will this old bitch stop barking

:lol: @ Stubb's comments about cats. Stubby's a dog so she would know about cats :o

DokicPova
Jan 25th, 2009, 11:40 AM
stubbs is a bitch, owned!

Golovinjured.
Jan 25th, 2009, 11:41 AM
Up your ass, bitch.

miss_molik
Jan 25th, 2009, 11:49 AM
so uncalled for. You'll do great jelena!

Kirt12255
Jan 25th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Like I posted here years ago...I met Renee at Diva Bar, I asked her if Molik had won that day against Dulko (I was working so didn't catch the score), Renee said she lost when she had actually won. I had shouted the first 2 rounds of drinks and then I said to her "I know how much you earn...it's your shout", she came marching up the stairs with 3 stubbies between her fingers on one hand. She's a bitch but that's why I like her. I think Renee is still pissed off when she offered to play doubles with Dokic years ago, was it Montreal? Pfft can't remember, but Jelena said yes and then pulled out.
Yes Jelena has made our fed cup squad strong with this form....Renee has lost both doubles and mixed already...she's pissed off...and the bitch is coming out lol :devil:

Harvs
Jan 25th, 2009, 11:55 AM
she didnt say anythign wrong... jelena would agree with that