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Old Jun 5th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #31
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After beating a Spanish qualifier Fernandez-Brugues in straight sets in R1, Jele'll play 3rd seed Maret Ani today in the 2nd round of 75k Rome. Estonian leads h2h 1:0, but their only match is from '03. Hope Jele can manage to win here somehow, cause it would set up a QF match with (probably) Dokic! Good luck today!

P. S. Match starts at 11:00 CET.

Jelena won after Ani retired (64 31). That means 25 ranking points for Jelena, which she needed badly.

She next plays Dokic
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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

she is also in the doubles semis
maybe some better form from jelena?
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Old Jun 6th, 2008, 06:33 AM   #33
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she is also in the doubles semis
maybe some better form from jelena?
Well her doubles skills were always something she could count on and it's nice to see that hasn't changed. It'll be interesting to see what can she do against "Jele of Down Under"

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Old Jun 12th, 2008, 01:59 PM   #34
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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

Another ITF quarterfinal for Jelena, well done girl!

Beat Savic 7:6, 6:4 in Zlin today, tomorrow she plays Hercog of Slovenia. This girl is 10 years younger and at the career high ranking of 221. Hope Jele can take her out, the points in stake are nice indeed (semis would get her some 15 places up).

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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

She's in semifinal!!! Well done Jele!!!
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Old Jun 14th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #36
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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

Today she plays 18 y.o. Stefanie Voegele who's at the career high rank of 184 - not an easy task, but Jele can do it!

Second semi of a tough ITF in 2 months, well done indeed

Win this one and off to London

Ajmo Jele!
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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

Jelena KOSTANIC TOSIC (CRO) (6) defeated Stefanie VOEGELE (SUI) 6-1 6-2!!!!!



Oponent in the finale will be either #208 Ondraskova (h2h 1:2) or #436 Groenefeld (h2h 1:3 - last match was Jele's first win, this year in Zagreb 75k).

Neither will be easy, but let's keep our fingers crossed for the title!

AJMO JELE!
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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

jelena will be seeded in qualies next week thanks to her result here...
she's never won a match at wimbledon though (and you would think the grass would be great for her game)
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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

With finals of Zlin (btw, CONGRATS!) Jelena made it to #116 in the rankings and is only about 30 or so points away from top100. That means that qualifying for Wimbledon MD would probably get her a top100 spot.

She was never much of a grasscourt player, but it's the qualies and you never know, especially after seeing her form rise in the past few weeks. It'll be interesting to see who she plays in Wimby!
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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

Draw for Wimbledon qualies is out. Jelena is seeded #21! She plays Christina Wheeler (#201) in the first round. At this stage, pretty much any match is going to be tough but this is winnable.

If she wins that, she'll have an even more winnable match, against the winner of Amanda Elliott (#376) vs Natsumi Hamamura (#296).

Good luck, Jelena!
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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

Wheeler's ranking doesen't say enough about her abilities here.

She's a good hardcourt player (played finals of a 25k on HC this year), so she might be a tricky oponent, but I think Jelena's biggest obstacle will be the fact she has no wins on grass.

If she manages to overcome those "mental issues" she should win, otherwise...

Good luck Jelena
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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

She's won!!! Bravo Jele
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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

A really nice match against Wheeler, Jelena dominated the whole time and didn't give her oponent practically any chances.

Well done Jele!

Now do the same in the second round and let's get back to top100!!!

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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

jele's first ever win on grass
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Re: Ajmo Kostanic! 2008

Jelena beat Eliott 6:4 2:6 7:6

Much tougher than anyone would expected, but win is a in

25 points in total for these two wins (defending just 2 points from last year), so she's really close to top100 right now (some 14 points to go I think).

Next match will probably be much tougher, regardless of the oponent, especially if it's against Johansson who got to QR3 here last year.

Good luck Jele
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