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Leopold Stotch
Oct 28th, 2005, 02:10 PM
According to the well-connected Tenis Serbia writers it looks like Jelena has retired from tennis after an unsuccessful comeback attempt and organizers unwillingness (why !?) to give her wildcards for key tournaments.

http://www.tenissrbija.co.sr/

tenn_ace
Oct 28th, 2005, 02:13 PM
According to the well-connected Tenis Serbia writers it looks like Jelena has retired from tennis after an unsuccessful comeback attempt and organizers unwillingness (why !?) to give her wildcards for key tournaments.

http://www.tenissrbija.co.sr/


she doesn't show up for tournaments (according to some reports), so why even bother offering her them?

Munchen
Oct 28th, 2005, 02:20 PM
:sad: Jelena

Dexter
Oct 28th, 2005, 02:22 PM
Oh no :(

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Oct 28th, 2005, 02:23 PM
I dont want to believe it :sobbing: :scared: Please let it be false!

Ceze
Oct 28th, 2005, 02:25 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

is 2005 the year of the retirements?

:sad: :sad: :sad:

Fantastic
Oct 28th, 2005, 02:37 PM
The part about the wildcards isn't quite true. Indian Wells offered Jelena a wildcard into the main draw, but she declined it, wanting to qualify on her own merits instead. IIRC, Wimbledon also reserved Jelena a wildcard which she declined in favour of training for seven weeks. So tournaments are happy to offer wildcards to Jelena, but she's more determined to earn her way in.

If Jelena has retired, I hope it's only temporary. A break from tennis is what she needs.

beauty_is_pink
Oct 28th, 2005, 02:44 PM
nooooo... please dont let this be truuu :(

tobi
Oct 28th, 2005, 02:50 PM
Hmm,will wait for offical comments.

Hope not true,would love to see her play at highest level ;)

Erika_Angel
Oct 28th, 2005, 03:11 PM
How would they know this if noone has talked to her? She isn't letting the media talk to her etc. Let's hope it isnt. She didn't do THAT bad at the itf events, and had a few promising results. Her last tournament for example was actually reasonably good despite having to retire in the 2nd rnd (after Qualifying).

cerbero
Oct 28th, 2005, 03:15 PM
That's a shame, truly a sad story...

jonny84
Oct 28th, 2005, 03:20 PM
I hope she doesn't retire - it would be a shame as she is still young. I think that Jelena is probably just disillusioned with tennis right now having seen her rank drop rapidly. Hopefully she can get back to her highest level of tennis. She probably just needs a good break.

tenn_ace
Oct 28th, 2005, 03:51 PM
does anyone else remember when Jelena won her first tournamnet (being basically a toddler still) and all the hupla around her in Aus, one of the top male players (Mark P. or Pat R), said that they wish media left her alone and that kind of attention (at that time) could burn her out early? One of them (who said that) definitely has a crystal ball...

borisy
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:00 PM
She has the game but right now it sounds like she is too upset and lazy to play challengers and get back to top 50 so that she can enter the big tournaments... She should be encouraged about how Agassi managed to come back by playing challengers.

MilanDokic
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:05 PM
It's a lie, info for high ranking of some sites!

Williams Rulez
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:08 PM
nooo! jelena! :sad: i hope this is not true...

Vut
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:10 PM
:sad:

Drimal
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:12 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

is 2005 the year of the retirements?

:sad: :sad: :sad:

Barbara Schett, Petra Mandula, Magdalena Malleva, Silvia Farina Elia, Els Callens, Marlene Weingärtner (?), Conchita Martinez (?) and now Jelena Dokic (?) :eek: :sad: :(

Everybody seems to retire! :o

Jen&RobbyFan
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:14 PM
WHAT?!!!? i hope this isnt true..:sad:

MilanDokic
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:28 PM
It's UNOFFICIAL information, it's make up information!

Leopold Stotch
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:34 PM
She's way too young, pretty and talented to retire just yet. The end of season timing is a little questionable too. Just passing on the article. She's been all over the media back home in the last week.

http://xs51.xs.to/pics/05423/Kurir19102005.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs51&d=05423&f=Kurir19102005.jpg) http://xs52.xs.to/pics/05432/Kurir25102005.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs52&d=05432&f=Kurir25102005.jpg)

!<blocparty>!
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:35 PM
I miss her grunt :(

griffin
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:49 PM
Please note that the link goes to someone's BLOG - not to a reputable news source.

Wojtek
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:52 PM
I hope it's one big lie but i think she retired. In normal ways she would play this 25k.

Nicjac
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:53 PM
I don't believe this.

A couple years ago she was such a bright prospect and now this, even if not confirmed yet as it is not an official site.

Talk about talent wasted and another human being screwed by profit management and teenage confusion without any reasonable help as that was tied up with profit management ... urrrgh!

roooobert
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:57 PM
in swedish newspaper it sais that jelena dokic is missing. Neither her dad, boyfriend or coach know were she is... creepy

http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/sport/story/0,2789,721115,00.html

http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=461058

Leopold Stotch
Oct 28th, 2005, 05:01 PM
Please note that the link goes to someone's BLOG - not to a reputable news source.

www.tenissrbija.co.sr is the most up to date news source concerning Serbian Tennis on the net.

Wojtek
Oct 28th, 2005, 05:16 PM
more news?

auntie janie
Oct 28th, 2005, 05:26 PM
in swedish newspaper it sais that jelena dokic is missing. Neither her dad, boyfriend or coach know were she is... creepy

http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/sport/story/0,2789,721115,00.html

http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=461058

This is getting really disturbing ...

vutt
Oct 28th, 2005, 05:30 PM
yeah, it's pretty sad indeed... :sad:

Sevenseas
Oct 28th, 2005, 05:31 PM
Oh no, I don’t want to believe this is true!!! :eek: :sad:
Hopefully, this news doesn’t go beyond a bad-intentioned rumor. Jelena is too young to retire!!!! :sad:

Bankhead Bounce
Oct 28th, 2005, 05:32 PM
in swedish newspaper it sais that jelena dokic is missing. Neither her dad, boyfriend or coach know were she is... creepy

http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/sport/story/0,2789,721115,00.html

http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=461058

More internet bullshit. :yawn:

I'm not saying that it aint possible that Jelly is retiring but all this other shit is just peeps clowning on a situation. :rolleyes:

alibaby
Oct 28th, 2005, 05:33 PM
According to the well-connected Tenis Serbia writers it looks like Jelena has retired from tennis after an unsuccessful comeback attempt and organizers unwillingness (why !?) to give her wildcards for key tournaments.

http://www.tenissrbija.co.sr/
sad,but(if its true..)foreseable..why should she constantly hurt herself mentally,being so unsuccessful?and if she can afford afford to do it (about what i really have no information at all..),thats fine.all the best in the future,jeli-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:

King Aaron
Oct 28th, 2005, 05:37 PM
... :sad:

Bubba08
Oct 28th, 2005, 05:54 PM
There 's nothing official about that , it 's too early for a definitve retirement :wavey:

volta
Oct 28th, 2005, 06:11 PM
i hope not but im loosing my faith on her coming back to the top :sad:

Darop.
Oct 28th, 2005, 06:11 PM
Please no :sad:

lauryn
Oct 28th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Since it's not official, I deny to believe this and still hope she's somewhere training her ass off to come back in 2006

Leopold Stotch
Oct 28th, 2005, 06:15 PM
There 's nothing official about that , it 's too early for a definitve retirement :wavey:

It was indicated in the title that her retirement is unofficial but some muppet changed the title to "Unsubstatiated rumor" eventhough the people most closely associated with her tennis in the last 12 months said that that is indeed the case.

Read the article.

vutt
Oct 28th, 2005, 07:01 PM
It was indicated in the title that her retirement is unofficial but some muppet changed the title to "Unsubstatiated rumor" eventhough the people most closely associated with her tennis in the last 12 months said that that is indeed the case.


last 12 months!?! I'm sorry, but that's complete BS!! She gave interview this summer and she said she's planning to fight back. So do I belive "writers close to ..." or her own words? Tough choice :o

I belive it when it's from her, so please stop posting this kind of blaah unless you can prove it!

Tennace
Oct 28th, 2005, 07:05 PM
JELENA!!!!! NO!!!!!!

Please must let it be a short break

I know she isnt playing but we her fans still need to root for a comeback from her

Delija
Oct 28th, 2005, 07:06 PM
I don't believe this story untill Jelena herself can confirm, if the reason for not showing up at ITF is a retirement I think she would could have anounced it and not signining up for the tournaments. We'll see ;)

vogus
Oct 28th, 2005, 07:11 PM
She has the game but right now it sounds like she is too upset and lazy to play challengers and get back to top 50 so that she can enter the big tournaments... She should be encouraged about how Agassi managed to come back by playing challengers.


Agassi played exactly TWO challengers (and NO qualifyings), the rest of his comeback he did with WCs. He wasn't exactly sweating it out in the minor leagues like Dokic is going to have to do.

WhatTheDeuce
Oct 28th, 2005, 07:22 PM
OMG... please dont Jelena :sad: I bet (and hope) its false.

Leopold Stotch
Oct 28th, 2005, 07:45 PM
last 12 months!?! I'm sorry, but that's complete BS!! She gave interview this summer and she said she's planning to fight back. So do I belive "writers close to ..." or her own words? Tough choice :o

I belive it when it's from her, so please stop posting this kind of blaah unless you can prove it!

That last interview she gave was for www.sportskacentrala.com. I rememeber it well. I translated it into English for this forum.

Last week's media coverage of Jelena (it takes something keeping Partizan off the backpages right now) and today's independent article from www.tenissrbija.co.sr are definitely worth a mention and that's why I posted them.

RAA
Oct 28th, 2005, 07:46 PM
well I certainly hope this isn't true. she's far too young and talented to retire..


how would she make a living if she retires?.. has she gone to college or gotten her high school degree? or did she make enough from endorsements to help her get by for a while?.. I mean.. she's going to have to earn a living..

vutt
Oct 28th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Last week's media coverage of Jelena (it takes something keeping Partizan off the backpages right now) and today's independent article from www.tenissrbija.co.sr are definitely worth a mention and that's why I posted them.

Still we have had soooo many crap baseless articles about her that nobody belives anything. That's why so many do not belive article posted by you.
Nothing peronal...

Her own words only count these days.

Leopold Stotch
Oct 28th, 2005, 08:40 PM
Still we have had soooo many crap baseless articles about her that nobody belives anything. That's why so many do not belive article posted by you.
Nothing peronal...

Her own words only count these days.

There haven't been any articles about JD since that interview for sportskacentrala.com. In the last week there have been several. Hence the post. Comprehension issue with the North Baltic branch of her fanclub it seems...

thelittlestelf
Oct 28th, 2005, 08:52 PM
I really hope this isn't true.... :bigcry:

BUBI
Oct 28th, 2005, 09:10 PM
Stupid rumour! http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/1651/sadwavwy2jw.gif

vutt
Oct 28th, 2005, 10:26 PM
There haven't been any articles about JD since that interview for sportskacentrala.com. In the last week there have been several. Hence the post. Comprehension issue with the North Baltic branch of her fanclub it seems...

I was speaking generally. Media have not been her best friend since day one.

PS! Just for the record your haven't been any articles statement is little wrong. She gave interview while she was in Luxemburg. Article is here:
http://www.wort.lu/articles/4909091.html
That's I call article, not like "someone who knows someone have been talking..." style.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 28th, 2005, 10:33 PM
Nooooooooo! :bigcry: Im gonna cry a river tonight :bigcry:

Derek.
Oct 28th, 2005, 10:52 PM
Jelly :sobbing:

Wojtek
Oct 29th, 2005, 12:39 PM
Any news? :(

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Oct 29th, 2005, 01:01 PM
yeah dont scare me with these lies.

Geisha
Oct 29th, 2005, 01:04 PM
I like Jelena, I like her game. But, if she doesn't want to put in the effort and she is bothered by personal problems, then I think life outside tennis is the way to go.

Sadka
Oct 29th, 2005, 02:55 PM
:sad: ..

timray
Oct 29th, 2005, 03:08 PM
:sad:

Dominic
Oct 29th, 2005, 04:54 PM
I know thare have been alot of false articles but it wouldnt surprise me if this was true. I certainly hope it is not true. i miss her so much

Sash1
Oct 29th, 2005, 05:19 PM
oh boy i certanly hope this is not true... i miss jelena so much... those winners, intensity...

hablo
Oct 29th, 2005, 05:30 PM
:eek:

muniu
Oct 29th, 2005, 09:13 PM
I love you JELLY !!!!!!!!!

missclaret
Oct 29th, 2005, 09:48 PM
no!!! i hope it isnt true. i liked her. that would be a real waste if she jacked it in now.

a very sad miss claret

Babolatpro880
Oct 29th, 2005, 11:20 PM
*Sigh*

_KidmaN_
Oct 29th, 2005, 11:42 PM
It's impossible, Jela will not give up on tennis, tennis was and i trully belive still is the best thing in her live, she just need to find someone who can help her to come back.
All the best Jelly!!

andrewbroad
Oct 30th, 2005, 01:16 AM
There have been a lot of strange rumours about Jelena lately. How long will it be until we read "Jelena Dokic dies"?

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Dr. Andrew Broad
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/)
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/)
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/dokic/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/dokic/)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jelena_Dokic_Players_Lounge/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jelena_Dokic_Players_Lounge/)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jelena_Dokic_Players_Lounge_II/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jelena_Dokic_Players_Lounge_II/)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/)

@m@nd@
Oct 30th, 2005, 01:20 AM
i hope not..and i dont think so. she probably jsut needs a longer break thats all..shes still young

switz
Oct 30th, 2005, 02:04 AM
lol. and the australian media was supposed to be bad :lol:

VeeDaQueen
Oct 30th, 2005, 02:56 AM
You heard it hear first! Earlier this year I said she would retire at the end of the season!