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Volcana
Mar 2nd, 2003, 02:13 AM
Dunno what happened but since she went back Europe last September, Dokic's been playing like dreck.


2002-03-04 Indian Wells 36 r3 I
2002-03-18 Miami 38 r3 I

2002-04-01 Sarasota 157 CH IV
2002-04-08 Amelia Island 135 SF II
2002-04-15 Charleston 1 r2 I
2002-04-29 Hamburg 156 SF II
2002-05-06 Berlin 40 r3 I
2002-05-13 Rome 61 r3 I
2002-05-20 Strasbourg 134 FR III
2002-05-27 Roland Garros 238 QF GS

Good clay season

2002-06-10 Birmingham 186 CH III
2002-06-17 Eastbourne 1 R2 II
2002-06-24 Wimbledon 132 R4 GS

Good grass season

2002-07-22 Stanford 65 QF II
2002-07-29 San Diego 267 FR II
2002-08-05 Los Angeles 118 SF II
2002-08-12 Montreal 192 SF I
2002-08-26 U.S. Open 40 R2 GS

Good hardcourt season
She head our east

2002-09-09 Bahia 118 SF II
2002-09-16 Tokyo 104 SF II

Things go well again
She goes back to Europe and ...

2002-09-23 Leipzig 1 r2 II
2002-09-30 Moscow 1 r2 I
2002-10-07 Filderstadt 1 r2 II
2002-10-14 Zurich 53 r2 I
2002-10-21 Linz 57 QF II

2002-11-04 Los Angeles 156 QF TC

2003-01-27 Tokyo 77 QF I
2003-02-03 Paris 57 QF II
2003-02-10 Antwerp 1 r1 II
2003-02-24 Scottsdale 1 r2 II


In her last ten tournaments, she had five first macth losses, and two second match losses. Notince I said first MATCH not first round. She's usually seeded high enough to get first round byes. But she losing to her first opponent half the time. Literally.

23 Sep 2002 Leipzig 32 B BYE
23 Sep 2002 Leipzig 16 L SHAUGHNESSY 2-6 4-6
30 Sep 2002 Moscow 32 B BYE
30 Sep 2002 Moscow 16 L COETZER 6-7 6-3 3-6
07 Oct 2002 Stuttgart 32 B BYE
07 Oct 2002 Stuttgart 16 L PANOVA 6-1 4-6 1-6
14 Oct 2002 Zurich 32 W MAJOLI 6-1 6-4
14 Oct 2002 Zurich 16 L STEVENSON 6-7 6-4 5-7
21 Oct 2002 Linz 32 B BYE
21 Oct 2002 Linz 16 W CRAYBAS 6-2 6-1
21 Oct 2002 Linz QF L RUBIN 5-7 2-6
06 Nov 2002 Tour Championships 16 W MYSKINA 6-3 6-4
06 Nov 2002 Tour Championships QF L S.WILLIAMS 6-7 0-6
27 Jan 2003 Tokyo 16 W WIDJAJA 7-6 6-4
27 Jan 2003 Tokyo QF L RAYMOND 4-6 2-6
03 Feb 2003 Paris 32 B BYE
03 Feb 2003 Paris 16 W LOIT 6-3 6-4
03 Feb 2003 Paris QF L DANIILIDOU 1-6 3-6
10 Feb 2003 Antwerp 32 L SUGIYAMA 5-7 7-5 3-6
24 Feb 2003 Scottsdale 32 B BYE
24 Feb 2003 Scottsdale 16 L HAUGHNESSY 4-6 2-6


In her last ten TOURNAMENTS she's won FIVE matches.

And there have been comments about lack of effort.

I've heard no reports of inury.

Hawk
Mar 2nd, 2003, 02:19 AM
It's pretty odd..there doesn't seem to be a reason why she's been playing this way :confused:

o0O0o
Mar 2nd, 2003, 02:34 AM
Maybe its her dismal court speed, lack of variety, moronic gameplan, or hideous serve that is causing her to lose these matches. Just a thought.

ktwtennis
Mar 2nd, 2003, 02:36 AM
Just means one less person Monica has to worry about in the ranks...She NEEDS to be top five again!!

Tennis Fool
Mar 2nd, 2003, 02:47 AM
Volcana,

How much of a danger is there for her falling out of the top 10?

This could mean good things for Patty and Chanda, right?

selesfan
Mar 2nd, 2003, 02:49 AM
Just means one less person Monica has to worry about in the ranks...She NEEDS to be top five again!!

Monica needs to start winning some tournaments before she can be top 5.

disposablehero
Mar 2nd, 2003, 02:55 AM
If you want a good candidate to fall out of the top 10, Dokic is it. Truth be told, it wouldn't shock me if she landed in the 16-20 range by year end. I don't expect her to fall that far, but I can see the possibility.

Crazy Canuck
Mar 2nd, 2003, 02:57 AM
I've heard no reports of inury.

Was she not carrying an injury at the end of last year? Not that it excuses her performance this year...

VeNuS#1LoVa
Mar 2nd, 2003, 02:58 AM
I agree. I knew she'd be rusty after skipping the AO, but I didn't expect it to last this long. I hope she gets out of her slump because I like her in the Top 10!

Go Jelena!

maccardel
Mar 2nd, 2003, 03:00 AM
Maybe it's the three years of playing like she is the spokesperson for some fucked up airline. She gets off these flights and is so jetlagged she lose the first round and hop right back on the airline to whatever destination and then loses again....maybe if she had a home then she won't be living in the skies and then she could take the time to focus on a game plan....


In Australia, she couldn't sleep peacefully because the press was always banging on her door asking when she'd gonna get to fuck out of OZ...adn when she finally left the damn place, she ends up in another nightmare with Damir....How do people expect her to play.


What Jelena needs is a time away from tennis to regroup....away from the press and away from Damir.....Then ,maybe things will change for the better for her.

Havok
Mar 2nd, 2003, 05:24 AM
well i don't know why you should be worrying. yeah pretty much after the US Open she has been sucking big time, but i think she was just tired and didnt really want to fight for all her matches. but if you compare the 1st quater 2002 to this year's 1ts quarter, there isnt much difference. in 2002, she had one good tournament, which was the finals at the Open Gaz de France. she still has the 2 tier I events to play, and if she posts qf at at least one of them, her 2003 will already be better than 2002. but i mean give her a chance. she just started with a new coach. look at Kim when she had her new coach. i think it was midway between 2002 and she was horrible during that time. she'll start [icking up her game, and she id definitely top 10 worthy, even top 5. i mean she got to where she is by winning and winning big time. her time will come and i think it's soon

Myskina Lina
Mar 2nd, 2003, 05:48 AM
You guys are way over reacting. I think now that she's away from her father, she's working on expanding her game, like a bunch of the teenagers. That's hard to take from the practice court, to live action. Given Jelena's former coaching, it's probly twice as hard as most.

Except maybe Anna :p

Leo_DFP
Mar 2nd, 2003, 06:20 AM
Yeah, these horrific results started in the summer with the US Open. From what I've seen she just hasn't been motivated and definitely isn't trying her hardest in her matches. Maybe all the off-court problems with her family and nationality aren't allowing Jeca to play her best on-court. Bt until Dokic can get motivated and energized about tennis again, I don't see her getting out of this slump any time soon. If she doesn't get regain her focus by the clay court season then she will tumble in the rankings out of the top 10...

vutt
Mar 2nd, 2003, 06:50 AM
Her own words after Shaughnessy match:

"It was me more than anything," said the ninth-ranked Dokic. "Just like the rest of the season. I think it was pretty much the same story. My game is not there. She played OK and kept the ball going. I gave her a lot of points. I should have been a little more patience. It's just not happening right now. But I'm not putting any pressure on myself. Physically and mentally, I'm struggling. But I'm not worried. I've proved I can be to top 5 or top 10."

Nikola
Mar 2nd, 2003, 06:51 AM
[QUOTE='maccardel']Maybe it's the three years of playing like she is the spokesperson for some fucked up airline. She gets off these flights and is so jetlagged she lose the first round and hop right back on the airline to whatever destination and then loses again
QUOTE]

She has never used it :o

Venus+Serena#1fan
Mar 2nd, 2003, 06:56 AM
I agree, Dokic's play is unexplicably wierd, she needs to get her act together fast.

Mateo Mathieu
Mar 2nd, 2003, 08:23 AM
She came the net alot lately... that's what someone told me.

Glenn
Mar 2nd, 2003, 08:32 AM
Maybe its her dismal court speed, lack of variety, moronic gameplan, or hideous serve that is causing her to lose these matches. Just a thought.

LOL, well said.

King Lindsay
Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:33 AM
this is time to worry. a few weeks ago, i didn't think so, but two more early losses have convinced me. i'm sure she'll break out of this slump sooner or later, but she had better hope she starts playing better for the clay courts.

Gowza
Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:47 AM
short-term it is a worry because she is losing valueable ranking points but in the long run we shouoldn't be worried just yet.

when players change coach or get a coach they started to work on aspects of their game that they weren't before and the coach also may make them work harder. the player has to get use to the different workload mentally and physically and their mind and body also has to get use to the different things they are working on.

another thing is that some athlete's tend to go backwards for awhile before the results show.

for example a long distance runner might have great endurance but not so good speed. the coach thefore gets them working on their speed and the extra attention on the speed work comes off the endurance work or it takes more energy so they can't do as much work. as soon as their body gets use to things and the runner's speed improves everything comes together.

her coach said it would take 6 months for the improvement to show. so it should be halfway toward the end of the season before things come together.

the other good thing is that she won't have many points to defend next year.

SM
Mar 2nd, 2003, 02:46 PM
Originally Posted by o0O0o
Maybe its her dismal court speed, lack of variety, moronic gameplan, or hideous serve that is causing her to lose these matches. Just a thought.

:rolleyes:

Court speed: Thanks to heinz she's working on this aspect. Her footwork hasnt always been the best and at times shes flat-footed but she is a far cry from slow. Her endurance is quite good and getting better so when court speed really matters (ie long 3 set matches) it will be a positive factor for her.

Variety: Never something she will be a master at. All she needs to do is ensure her shot-selection improves because if it does she has the weaponary to match most.

Gameplan: You don't get to number 4 in the world if you don't understand tennis strategy.

Hideous serve: The main problem is inconsitency because she lacks spin on second serves. Her first serve is actually good, she gets a decent percentage and lots of power. I wouldnt say that necesserily makes her serve 'hideous' or pathetic and im sure many WTA players wouldnt mind having her serve. Her second serve should improve with heinz.

Disposable dont hold ur breath on Jelena falling that far (as far as #20). There arent enough legitmate threats in the 10-15 range to do that to her. You gotta realize that cominf off a long-break made it harder for Jelena not just this year, but also last year too with similar mediocre results upon return.

THATS ALL :rolleyes:

Volcana
Mar 2nd, 2003, 03:18 PM
SM - Gotta diagree with some of what you wrote
Gameplan: You don't get to number 4 in the world if you don't understand tennis strategy.

Show me a match where Jelena did more than hit the ball hard from one side of the court to the other. Especially against someone who can hit with any kind of pace. She hasn't DISPLAYED an understanding of tennis strategy. At least not in years.

You gotta realize that cominf off a long-break made it harder for Jelena not just this year, but also last year too with similar mediocre results upon return.

What long break?

2002-07-22 Stanford 65 QF II
2002-07-29 San Diego 267 FR II
2002-08-05 Los Angeles 118 SF II
2002-08-12 Montreal 192 SF I
2002-08-19
2002-08-26 U.S. Open 40 R2 GS
2002-09-09 Bahia 118 SF II
2002-09-16 Tokyo 104 SF II

Her play fell of HERE. There's NO break
between Tokyo and Liepzig.

2002-09-23 Leipzig 1 r2 II
2002-09-30 Moscow 1 r2 I
2002-10-07 Filderstadt 1 r2 II
2002-10-14 Zurich 53 r2 I
2002-10-21 Linz 57 QF II
2002-11-04 Los Angeles 156 QF TC

And she played her BEST recent tennis
after taking Australia off.

2003-01-27 Tokyo 77 QF I
2003-02-03 Paris 57 QF II

Her results bottomed out again
after she played a couple weeks.

2003-02-10 Antwerp 1 r1 II
2003-02-24 Scottsdale 1 r2 II

King Aaron
Mar 2nd, 2003, 04:12 PM
Jelena's results haven't exactly been good. I don't think I've started to worry just yet though. If you look at the players she has lost to, it doesn't seem that bad for someone who hasnt played in 2 months or so.

Lisa - Has been playing well. Recently defended her title.
Eleni - Has won a title already and is Top 10 material.
Ai - Not having a bad start at all, stretch Monica to 3 sets in Tokyo, defeated Lindsay in Scottsdale and I think she'll make the final.
Meghann - Playing the way she was at 2001, might be even better. Won a title this year already, reached Melbourne quarterfinal.

Granted, a Top 10 player should have been able to win those matches but Jelena has been in a slump since the end of last year and didn't start 2002 that well either.

If she loses her first match in Indian Wells, then I'll start to worry. Otherwise, I don't have any complains.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Mar 2nd, 2003, 05:20 PM
Here's my thoughts on Jelena...

Things started going bad at the US Open because she was physically drained from playing so much. She only got by her 1st match because Greta Arn was hitting the ball everywhere except inside the allotted lines. Against Bovina, she didn't look injured, but just very sore and very tired. The pounding she was giving to her body finally kicked in and she needed a break. Unfortunately she didn't give herself one and finished out her insane schedule. During the off season, she looked happy, got a boyfriend, gained some more independence from Damir, and looked to be at ease with herself. I think she was pushing herself so hard because she knew Damir was standing right behind with the proverbial whip everytime she fucked up. Now that he's not there, she may be finding it difficult to motivate herself on her own. That being said, I think that will change once she figures everything out, but I think it will be a rough transition period until around Wimby for Jelena.

Fingon
Mar 2nd, 2003, 06:12 PM
Well, I can say I saw Jelena in person in Paris this year, against
Emilie Loit and I noticed many things:

1) Total lack of variety, she just hit the ball from side to side, yes, she does hit it hard and she goes for the lines, but that's simply not enough. She did try to go to the net a couple of times but she is obviously not comfortable there. To play like that she would need a lot more power and accuracy and also hit more angles.
2) She looked bored, like she didn't want to be there. I couldn't see a desire to win. It was like someone bored at work, like she had to do it and get out asap.
3) She looked tired from the beginning of the match. Considering that was her first match and only her second tournament of the year, and she only played 2 matches in Tokyo, it doesn't seem her fitness is very good atm. She did look like she had lost weight but maybe sacrificing stamina. Clearly, if it wasn't Emilie Loit she would have lost that match just because she was too tired before the first set was over.

She didn't even smile after she won, she looked angry all the time. I don't know if she is affected by the problem with Damir or what, but before she starts winning matches she needs to feel comfortable with herself, something that isn't happening atm.

*JR*
Mar 2nd, 2003, 06:19 PM
Heinz is used to working with a tour player like Steffi who would walk through walls for him. It's hard 2C him being happy with Jeca's effort level this season, totally apart from the results. I hear she's still involved in the "messy divorce" from Octagon as her agency, which can't be helpful. And the Uber-babe can't just tell Damir "get lost, yuo R A tard"! as her parents have custody over her beloved 13 y.o. little brother back in Serbia.

Car Key Boi
Mar 2nd, 2003, 06:23 PM
to my fellow Dokictards i say this:

enough excuses, it's time for daddy to give Heinz the shitcan and to move his lazy-ass and go on tour with her again

I know he's a moron and he's likely to open his mouth and get thrown out at a few tournaments blah, but he's the only one who can motivate the uber-babe

Damir rulz!

that is all

- Car Key Boi :cool:

disposablehero
Mar 2nd, 2003, 06:42 PM
Disposable dont hold ur breath on Jelena falling that far (as far as #20). There arent enough legitmate threats in the 10-15 range to do that to her. You gotta realize that cominf off a long-break made it harder for Jelena not just this year, but also last year too with similar mediocre results upon return.


Here is my thinking. I could easily see her behind:

The rest of the current top 10.
Rubin and Myskina.
Bovina and Daniilidou are further back, but both coming on strong. I could see them both passing her.

That would make her 14th. And this assumes her play eventually levels off to an acceptable level instead of continuing to slide.

*JR*
Mar 2nd, 2003, 06:55 PM
to my fellow Dokictards i say this:

enough excuses, it's time for daddy to give Heinz the shitcan and to move his lazy-ass and go on tour with her again

I know he's a moron and he's likely to open his mouth and get thrown out at a few tournaments blah, but he's the only one who can motivate the uber-babe

Damir rulz!

that is all

- Car Key Boi :cool: Boi, this would be exactly like when Harold gave Jen the boot for thinking she could wolf down Whoppers with fast-metabolizer Malisse without getting out of shape. So THEN Xavier dumped her, too, she got back in shape and had a great year and a half with her powerful groundstrokes. By mid '02, her erratic serve had exposed her more than she was with Iva @ that club and she wasn't just Serena's bitch, but Momo's and Alex's, too (plus 5 other assorted losses last year). Get the analogy? (that is all)

salima
Mar 2nd, 2003, 07:09 PM
Dokic bears every sign of a player who will struggle to keep her place in the rankings this season. She has broken away from her old regime (parents), that makes the tenis less important, she probably train on as hard as before, but for the moment she is not right there in her mind. She also looks a little lighter than before, that would inflect on her teknique.
Worry? Not really, if she is made of the real competition material she will come out better than before.
This is her life, and she has to live it.

Dawn Marie
Mar 2nd, 2003, 07:53 PM
She is still adjusting to her new life and adusting her game imho. She hasn't won enough matches to get that rhythem going yet.

I think she'll start winning some matches soon enough and the players she lost too were really playing good tennis at the time. I think Jelena needs only to win about 4 to 5 matches in a row to get that rhythem back again. :)

King Lindsay
Mar 2nd, 2003, 08:02 PM
when the fuck did rd787 become CarKeyBoi's understudy?

Volcana
Mar 7th, 2003, 09:53 PM
Indian Wells r2 Rittner beats Dokic 6-1 5-7 6-3

SM
Mar 8th, 2003, 01:28 AM
OK, im worried! Its really a mystery to me how she's been losing to such players as RITTNER who cant hit the ball hard and has nothing in her game to hurt Jelena (Jelena bt her 1 and 2 at wimby last yr).

I dont think its technical problems, moreso just mental problems "rd". With the type of problems she's had its somewhat understandable :(.

diggerariel
Mar 8th, 2003, 01:50 AM
Jelena will bounce back. She has such wonderful talent. All it will take are some adjustments on her focus consistency. :)

~|Naomi|~
Mar 8th, 2003, 01:55 AM
I wouldn't woory too much I am sure she will bounce back and I will be surprised if she doesn't finish the year in at least top 15, prbably top 10 (depends on Bovina, Daniiliidou and Rubin's results)

King Aaron
Mar 8th, 2003, 03:52 PM
Jelena's results haven't exactly been good. I don't think I've started to worry just yet though. If you look at the players she has lost to, it doesn't seem that bad for someone who hasnt played in 2 months or so.

Lisa - Has been playing well. Recently defended her title.
Eleni - Has won a title already and is Top 10 material.
Ai - Not having a bad start at all, stretch Monica to 3 sets in Tokyo, defeated Lindsay in Scottsdale and I think she'll make the final.
Meghann - Playing the way she was at 2001, might be even better. Won a title this year already, reached Melbourne quarterfinal.

Granted, a Top 10 player should have been able to win those matches but Jelena has been in a slump since the end of last year and didn't start 2002 that well either.

If she loses her first match in Indian Wells, then I'll start to worry. Otherwise, I don't have any complains.
Now I'm starting to get worried. She has won only 2 matches and has lost 5. New coah, new adjustment? Yes but when you have a new coach that doesn't mean you can't win matches. Tired from last season and lack of motivation? Yes as well. She played a lot during the end of last season and it is expected of her to be rusty and tired having played so much and also skipping the Australian open. Losing Damir as a coach has either motivated her more or has made her less motivated. Right now it seems to be the latter.

If I were her, I'd take Miami off and regroup. If I'm not motivated by the time Sarasota comes around, skip that as well. A player of Jelena's calibre shouldn't be afraid of not getting seeded. Right now she needs to be motivated and also fresh. From what I've read, she hasn't been showing much of both.

This is what I think. It might actually be best for her to do this but I doubt she will. Jelena has proven to be the type who plays more to get match practice and rhythm going. I do hope that she wins a match at Miami because if she does do that, it's highly likely that she'll maintain her seed there.

Tratree
Mar 8th, 2003, 04:07 PM
The GOOD news is that Jelena was back on the practice courts yesterday afternoon with Heinz working on her game. She looks to have lost 10-15 pounds if you ask me. I saw the last set of her match and Rittner wasn't doing anything spectacularly wonderful, Jelena was just making a lot of errors...76 I believe :( She didn't fight very hard in the last set as far i was concerned. She had some chances in those last games and it was like she was resigned to losing the match. THAT I don't care for. Fight to the end. The last game alone she hit three wild returns off the serve to give Rittner an easy game to win.

BTW....her boytoy was there and I must say she looks RATHER smitten. I'm wondering when the boy races as he is always with her nowadays. Oh well, to be rich and in love ;)

King Aaron
Mar 8th, 2003, 04:25 PM
The GOOD news is that Jelena was back on the practice courts yesterday afternoon with Heinz working on her game. She looks to have lost 10-15 pounds if you ask me. I saw the last set of her match and Rittner wasn't doing anything spectacularly wonderful, Jelena was just making a lot of errors...76 I believe :( She didn't fight very hard in the last set as far i was concerned. She had some chances in those last games and it was like she was resigned to losing the match. THAT I don't care for. Fight to the end. The last game alone she hit three wild returns off the serve to give Rittner an easy game to win.

BTW....her boytoy was there and I must say she looks RATHER smitten. I'm wondering when the boy races as he is always with her nowadays. Oh well, to be rich and in love ;)
Thanks for the info Tra! :D That is good news that she is back working on her game with Heinz. Did you notice any improvements in the last set like shot selection and varieties? What were they working on at the practice courts?

Enrique is no longer racing in F1. I don't know what he's doing now except falling for Jelena. ;)

Tratree
Mar 8th, 2003, 05:09 PM
Heinz seemed to be working on her footwork and how she gets to a ball...he was being very specific about her stance when she hit, things like that. She was working her way in during each point and finishing at the net. Usually in her practices, she is like Anna....hit, hit, hit with no plan. Much more discipline to the practice this time...except for her making goo-goo eyes at Enrique between each point ;)

Didn't notice much difference during the third set, but I think she was so down she was just playing automatic and trying to get off the court ASAP at that point. I would like to see her fight a bit more. I mean, she was down what 5-2...and had AD a couple of times for 5-3. It's not impossible, FIGHT girlie!

King Aaron
Mar 8th, 2003, 05:22 PM
Thanks Traci. :)

Having Heinz as a coach is good since he's working on aspects of her game. :) Happy that she's finishing points at the net or at least trying to. Things look good. Lol at the goo-goo eyes. :)

So it's still something to do with her head? I mean she could have fought but was mentally down is that it?

vutt
Mar 8th, 2003, 05:57 PM
Thanks for your report Tratree.

I'm worried little less now. Glad to see there is work in progress...

*JR*
Mar 8th, 2003, 06:08 PM
She was working her way in during each point and finishing at the net. Very Marti like. Much more discipline to the practice this time...except for her making goo-goo eyes at Enrique between each point. ;) (Literally) very Anna like. (So.... This is Heinz' secret plan: recreate the Spice Girls in the person of one player)! :eek: :p

Tratree
Mar 9th, 2003, 03:24 AM
I think it is probably a lack of confidence, which is very common when you go through a coaching change. She did have some good ideas during the match the other day...just poor execution doing them. Jelena usually LOOKS confident on court even when she isn't, but she looked a bit confused, honestly, out there yesterday. I think she will get it together. She was out again today working with Heinz and she won her dubs with Nadia as well.

~RedRose~
Mar 9th, 2003, 04:13 AM
Jelena is going through alot of change at the moment ... from reports of her game ... u can tell that she has changed her style completely, she also has changed her training habits and is having to work alot harder. Even when Kim got a new coach she struggled a bit (aka RG & Wimbledon 2002) and she didn't even change her game, just her training habits. It is expected that Jelena will go back before she can go forward. She doesn't seem worried, as she said "It will come." We have to give her time and keep supporting her so that soon she will become a top player ... I believe with her power and the variety she is trying to add to her game, she can become a great Top 5 player ... Good Luck Dokic :)

~RedRose~
Mar 9th, 2003, 04:14 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030307/capt.1047076029indian_wells_mjt102.jpg

Jelena Dokic - "Everything's fine. I'm not worried. Everyone has bad losses or matches where they don't play well ... It will come."

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030307/capt.1047077466indian_wells_mjt105.jpg

:) Straight from the horse's *ahem* beauty's mouth :)

~|Naomi|~
Mar 9th, 2003, 05:00 AM
Even when Kim got a new coach she struggled a bit (aka RG & Wimbledon 2002) and she didn't even change her game


Actually Kim didn't have a permanent coach at Wimbledon she had a temp one and RG 2002 was her last one with Carl. Her first tournament with Marc was US Open where she made the 4th round only losing 7-5 in the 3rd to Mauresmo and in her next event she made final in Tokyo. So I don't think Kim struggled with adjustment to her new coach, she struggled when she didn't have one

~RedRose~
Mar 9th, 2003, 05:03 AM
Even so ... u can see how when she didnt hav a coach and changed her coaching habits she basically didnt do too well ....

Havok
Mar 9th, 2003, 05:30 AM
have faith everyone. ok so she hit a rough patch. she's bound to break free from it, and we all know that she has the game to beat many people, she just has to get accustomen to her "new" life which started this season. don't fret, she'll be back to her normal kick ass self;)