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Just Do It
May 2nd, 2008, 09:11 PM
Ekskluzivno: Jelena Dokić vratila se vrhunskom tenisu!
Tri pobjede u kvalifikacijama Osječanki Jeleni Dokić, koja trenutačno nastupa pod australskom zastavom, omogućile su plasman u glavni turnir u marokanskom Fesu (145 000 USD). Jelena je svladala Francuskinju Sophie Lefèvre, veliku portugalsku nadu Michelle Lacherde Brito i Šveđanku Johannu Larsson.

Danas je u 1. kolu bila bolja Mađarica Gréta Arn (143. na ljestvici), ali doznajemo da u Jeleninom taboru nikako nisu nezadovoljni učinjenim u posljednjih nekoliko tjedana.

Nazvali smo Jelenu u hotel, ali je ekspresno spustila slušalicu čim je na drugoj strani čula materinski jezik. Pokušali smo stupiti i u kontakt s njezinim trenerom Bornom Bikićem i Jeleninim bratom, ali svi su vrlo sumnjičavi prema novinarima iz Hrvatske i Srbije, tako da je prava komunikacija trenutačno nemoguća. Nije da ih ne razumijemo, ali mi smo samo željeli dati podršku mladoj djevojci koja je prošla put od pakla i nazad.

Ipak, porazgovarali smo s nekoliko novinara koji prate turnir u Maroku, a koji su također bili zainteresirani da doznaju nešto više o putovima povratka nekada četvrte svjetske tenisačice. Doznali smo da je Jelena Dokić odigrala tri kvalitetna meča u kvalifikacijama i da je kvalitetom igre sve bliže nekadašnjim danima. Jasno, nije tjelesno najspremija, budući da nije naviknuta na četiri susreta u nizu, stoga je u 1. kolu lakše nego što se očekivalo prepustila pobjedu Mađarici Gréti Arn.

Očit je i napredak u Jeleninoj igri, a pogotovo se to odnosi na pristup. Mnogo je mirnija nego prije nekoliko zadnjih godina, a njezina trenutačna igračka razina mogla bi se svesti na rečenicu da je napokon počela igrati tenis i sve podredila povratku među svjetsku elitu. Neće biti lako, ali mentalno je vrlo jaka i u svakom potezu bila je primjetna velika volja da nastavi putem koji su zacrtali u njezinom stručnom stožeru.

U hrvatskim i srbijanskim medijima, također i na teniskim forumima, svašta se pisalo o Jeleni. Govorilo se da se čula s ocem, da je prekinula suradnju s trenerom Bornom Bikićem, da je prodala stan u Zagrebu…

Doznajemo da već dva mjeseca iznimno naporno radi baš pod paskom Borne Bikića s kojim je, uz manje prekide, redovito surađivala i u prošlosti. Trenira u Zagrebu i Monte Carlu, nema vremena za tračeve i ostale stvari koje bi sputavale njezin povratak.
U njezinom stožeru nadaju se da bi organizatori rimskog WTA-turnira (igra se od 12. svibnja, a nagradni fond iznosi 1 340 000 USD) trebali Jeleni Dokić osigurati pozivnicu za nastup u kvalifikacijama. Ne teba smetnuti s uma da je Dokićeva 2001. godine bila pobjednica tog prestižnog teniskog natjecanja. Tada je u finalu svladala Francuskinju Amélie Mauresmo sa 7-6(3), 6-1.

http://www.salatara.com/news.asp?id=1945

Short translation :

Exclusive : Jelena Dokic back to top tennis.

We called Jelena in the hotel, but when she answered she immidiately hanged up the phone when she heard motherborn language. We tried to get in contact with her coach Borna Bikic and her brother, but they are all suspicious towards journalists from Croatia and Serbia, so the comunication with Jelena is not possible at the moment.

But, we talked with some journalists who are following wta tournament in Fes, who were also interested to hear more about Jelena's come back. We heard she played 3 good matches, and that she is close to top form.

In Croatian and Serbian media also on tennis forum, people wrote everything about Jelena .... that she is in contact with Damir, that she is not training with Borna Bikic anymore, that she sold a flat in Zagreb ...

We discovered that she is already 2 months hard training with Borna Bikic. She is training in Zagreb and Monte Carlo and she does not have time for rumours and gossiping.

Other things in the article are more or less already known.

I hope those journalists in Fes switched Jelena's sparing partner with Borna :sobbing:

Philip
May 2nd, 2008, 10:45 PM
lol so she is still with the bikics and all the stuff with meeting up with damir is false? :confused:

jd4eva
May 2nd, 2008, 11:42 PM
I am very skeptical about this article. In fact, I believe this is a downright lie. I say this for four primary reasons:

(1) It seems a little too coincidental that the man from Partizan and Damir started talking about Jelena's comeback, specifying exactly which tournaments she would play, and it turns out to be true. How would they know this information if they weren't involved with her?

(2) We have the article from IMG discussing their assistance with Jelena's comeback. In my opinion, I am more inclined to trust information from one of the world's most prestigious, and respected, management agencies than some random Serbian or Croatian newspaper which, itself, states that Jelena did not wish to speak to it.

(3) It states that Jelena is in "top form". We all know that this is not true. She would not be losing to Arn 4-6 2-6 if she was in top form. She's starting to find some form, but she's still got a long way to go. This assertion makes me believe that the article is inaccurate and incorrect.

(4) It would make no sense for Jelena to train with Borna and travel to and from Monte Carlo? What would be the purpose of that? Zagreb has ample tennis facilities and, if we are meant to believe this article, everything is hunky-dory with Jelena and the Bikics'. Why would she waste unnecessary money travelling to Monte Carlo for no ostensible reason?

Overall, this seems to be very shoddy journalism. It states that Jelena did not want to have anything to do with the reporter and then goes on to make unsubstantiated assertions. We all know what Borna and Tin are like; fraudulent con artists. This is probably one of their fabrications. I don't think there's anything to be concerned about in relation to this article. It's quite obvious that the Balkanic media are, on the whole, quite untrustworthy.

King Aaron
May 3rd, 2008, 02:50 PM
I hope to death that Borna Bikic is no where near Jelena. :scared:

doktor
May 3rd, 2008, 03:35 PM
agreed 110%.. hes been with Jela for the past couple of years and look where thats got her... stay away!!!

doktor
May 3rd, 2008, 03:38 PM
This article sounds like bullshit...

WhatTheDeuce
May 4th, 2008, 05:28 AM
Well said, Rosh.

auntie janie
May 8th, 2008, 09:08 PM
The article was right about Borna. :p

Philip
May 8th, 2008, 10:13 PM
So what about all the reconcilng with Damir stuff???

Just Do It
May 9th, 2008, 07:09 AM
I was wondering the same, I hope she is still planning to meet Damir. They were supposed to meet in Rome or in Belgrade after Rome.

vutt
May 9th, 2008, 08:03 AM
I was wondering the same, I hope she is still planning to meet Damir. They were supposed to meet in Rome or in Belgrade after Rome.

I don't think we will see Damir at the tournaments to come when Bikic & Co are around to. To explosive mixture me thinks.