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SM
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:00 AM
Dokic unable to shake off the rust and loses to Flipkens

Reuters - September 1, 2009, 11:09 am

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Jelena Dokic was unable to shake off the rust of a two-month layoff and lost to Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-3 6-4 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Monday.


Dokic had not played competitively since a first-round loss at Wimbledon due to a debilitating bout of mononucleosis.


The 26-year-old Australian had 41 unforced errors, nine double faults and no aces while losing to the 93rd-ranked Flipkens in 66 minutes.


"It's tough because I think I could have had a much better year," said the 83rd-ranked Dokic, who opened 2009 with a run to the Australian Open quarter-finals.


"I was still playing well around Miami (in March) and the French Open. After that, things just kind of went downhill.


"I was fit and I was playing well. When I got sick at Eastbourne (in mid-June) and then Wimbledon, things really started going downhill. It's just so unlucky."


Dokic said she was determined to rebound and play well the rest of the year.
"It counts how many times you get up, not how many times you fall down," she said.
(Editing by Pritha Sarkar, To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

:worship: go jelena :worship:

Slutati
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:07 AM
The 26-year-old Australian had 41 unforced errors, nine double faults and no aces while losing to the 93rd-ranked Flipkens in 66 minutes.
:lol::tape:

Daniel K
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:09 AM
She's a mess but she has been unlucky. Play like 10 tournaments in a row now please :sad:

mdterp01
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:18 AM
I fucking love Jelena Dokic. That is the right attitude to have girl! :hug: I love her so much and wish her to have some luck moving forward!!! She's had it tough and could be so bitter but she's keeping the right attitude.

Привет
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:20 AM
Keep on keeping on, Jela! We'll always love you. :hug:

starin
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:25 AM
:worship: Looks like Dokic is a graduate of The Serena Williams School of Hard Knocks

Golovinjured.
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:29 AM
OMG I LOVE HER!



She can be my fave again. :hug:

Havok
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:35 AM
Keep on plugging away Jelena!:drive:

She's played an extremely sporadic season so far, here's to her playing a full schedule during the fall to get into a groove and get some more ranking points!

youizahoe
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:42 AM
Good spirit , find the inner strength and live up to your potential !!

Slutiana
Sep 1st, 2009, 04:05 AM
Keep on keeping on, Jela! We'll always love you. :hug:

Quoting Jojo. :rolleyes:



Go JELENA! I know she'll be back.

Dominic
Sep 1st, 2009, 04:16 AM
That's a very cute inspiring movie-like quote but WE WANT YOU TO WIN!!! not be a poet.

Golovinjured.
Sep 1st, 2009, 04:27 AM
That's a very cute inspiring movie-like quote but WE WANT YOU TO WIN!!! not be a poet.

:spit: it doesnt even rhyme.

Привет
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:23 AM
Quoting Jojo. :rolleyes:



Go JELENA! I know she'll be back.

:spit: Does she sing that in one of her songs? What part?

Noctis
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:28 AM
What is thw non sense above :scratch:

GO JELENA JUST HAPPY YOUR PLAYING AND NOT GIVE UP,SHE SEEMED ABIT OUT OF SHAPE WORK ON IT :)

DokicToServe
Sep 1st, 2009, 07:21 AM
Hoping for a full-healty Jelena...

Please Jelena, if you are healthy, just PLAY. The rest will come on their own...

Just Do It
Sep 1st, 2009, 08:42 AM
Just keep playing. Hopefully she won withdraw from the 100k in Italy next week.

~Eclipsed~
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:39 AM
Keep on trucking Jelena! Got to love her attitude though she didn't show it on court today. That could be due to lack of match play though.

Mastodon
Sep 1st, 2009, 12:04 PM
Good on her but she has an awful lot of work to do. I just truly hope she is free of mono because she was really lacking in energy and power during the match and she looked very sluggish from the very first point I just hope it was because she was unable to prepare as she would have liked.

Serenita
Sep 1st, 2009, 12:09 PM
What a great attitude and inner strength.
Keep fighting!!
http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/images2007/reputation/reputation_neg.gifJelena Dokic: "It... (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=16387795#post16387795)Sep 1st, 2009 12:15 PMMisterMan (http://www.tennisforum.com/member.php?u=39801) I just wanted to red dot you, pig.

Whats wrong with u people???
Dokic is a great fighter !!
At least red dot me on something usefull

Kworb
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:01 PM
Actions speak louder than words. So I am not expecting much.

joćo.
Sep 1st, 2009, 04:25 PM
:sad:

Lulu.
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:54 PM
Good attitude Jelena. :hug:

Wish she weren't injured at the FO. I feel as though that would have changed some things for her year as she was playing very well.

cn ireland
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:22 PM
Keep that positive attitude Jelena and get back to winning ways soon please:hearts:!

Mrs. Peel
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:26 PM
She is RIGHT and WISE! Keep on keepin on Jelena!!! :worship:

youizahoe
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:26 PM
What a great attitude and inner strength.
Keep fighting!!
http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/images2007/reputation/reputation_neg.gifJelena Dokic: "It... (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=16387795#post16387795)Sep 1st, 2009 12:15 PMMisterMan (http://www.tennisforum.com/member.php?u=39801) I just wanted to red dot you, pig.

Whats wrong with u people???
Dokic is a great fighter !!
At least red dot me on something usefull

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