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Friday 10 August. 2001-  

By Ljubisa Bojic 

Last month, after Wimbledon 2001-, which is unofficial world championatship Jelena, was traveling from one old-continent-city to another. She had some great practice as she played many matches against different opponents. Some were too hard for her. What is most important is that Jelena have learned lots of staff on mistakes in these matches. That is valuable experience that she could use in the future including New York US open where we shall see some great action.


But actual news are that Jelena Dokic was beaten in 3 sets thriller on center court yesterday from 34-year-old Nathalie Tauziat of France 6-0, 0-6, 6-2. That's how Estyle open was finished for Yugoslav in third-round action. In the doubles competition Dokic rolled to seacond round with partner Sidot as they won match against Krizan/Katarina Srebotnik  6/1 6/4. In the second round will tomorrow face  Nicole Arendt and Caroline Vis. Photo gallery is updated with one latest off-court photo from Los Angeles. Other yesterday results are:

(7) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d (WC) Virginie Razzano (FRA) 6/4 6/4

(12) Amy Frazier (USA) d (LL) Wynne Prakusya (INA) 7/5 6/3

(5) Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) d (11) Jelena Dokic (YUG) 6/0 0/6 6/2

(3) Kim Clijsters (BEL) d Alicia Molik (AUS) 7/6(3) 6/3

(6) Monica Seles (USA) d (10) Sandrine Testud (FRA) 3/6 7/6(5) 6/4

(2) Cara Black/Elena Likhovtseva (ZIM/RUS) d Katie Schlukebir/Patricia Tarabini (USA/ARG) 6/3 6/1

Liezel Huber/Laura Montalvo (RSA/ARG) d Janet Lee/Wynne Prakusya (TPE/INA) 6/3 6/4

Nicole Arendt/Caroline Vis (USA/NED) d Jelena Dokic/Anne-Gaelle Sidot (YUG/FRA) 5/7 6/3 7/6(6)

Tuesday 7 August. 2001- Good start yesterday in L.A.

By Ljubisa Bojic 

Jelena cursed in to the third round of Los Angeles Estyle open winning easy match against Marlene Weingartner of Germany 6-2, 6-1. Next on the program is almost sure Nathalie Tauziat of France who will try to cut rhythm and interrupt game of Yugoslav, tomorrow. LA is simply crazy on young Yugoslav tennis player and she gets many new fans every day. Her style of game, the way she behaves herself both on court and off court attracts just everybody this days in sunny Hollywood city, local broadcasting network reported.   

Second good news is: Ranking section is updated and as we predicted Jelena is now 16th (she was 20th last week) tennis player in  the world in singles with 1476.00 rank points, 491.00 Qual points and 24 tours. In doubles Jelena is one place up from 19th to 18th with 1407.00 rank points, 242.00 Qual. points and 22 tours.

Jelena's next opponent is Nathalie Tauziat or Tamarine Tanasugarn as she will face winner of that match: 

Residence: Anglet, France
Birthdate: October 17, 1967
Birthplace: Bangui, Central African Republic
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Weight: 139 lbs. (63 kg)
Plays: Right-handed
Status: Pro
Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 7
Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 23
ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 3

SEMIFINALIST: Paris Indoors, Strasbourg

Jelena's doubles partner for first time is Anne Gaelle, Sidot. Info on her:

Residence: Montlignon, France
Birthdate: July 24, 1979
Birthplace: Enghien-les-Bains, France
Height: 5' 7 3/4" (1.72 m)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Plays: Left-handed
Status: Pro (1994)
Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 2
ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 7
WINNER: Nice (w/Loit)
SEMIFINALIST: Hobart (w/Callens), Hamburg (w/Tatarkova)
QUARTERFINALIST: Indian Wells (w/Loit)

Monday 6 August. 2001- Estyle open, Los Angeles preview 

By Ljubisa Bojic 

After relative good period in her tennis career, Jelena continues her aggressive tactic: one tournament per week before USA open. Next, she will play Aug. 5-12 in the Los Angeles Estyle Open at the Manhattan Country Club where 48 singles players (the top 16 seeds receive a bye) and 16 doubles teams will compete for $565,000 in prize money. The defending champion is Serena Williams who will try for three wins in a row as she defends her title again at the Estyle open. This event can be watched at NBC if you live in America or at Eurosport if you live in Europe. 

An Estyle Open singles and doubles draw is available. As 11th seed, Jelena got 1st. round bye. In the second round, she will meet either Malene Weingartner ranked 42 in the world who defeated Elena Bovina 7-5, 5-7, 6-3. There is strong possibility of meeting Tauziat in 3rd.round and Kim Clijsters at quarter finales. After the Estyle open that starts today in Los Angeles, Jelena goes to the Toronto Canada open August 13th, New Heaven August 20th and the New York US OPEN  August 27. Please contact me if you go to see Jelena at some of these tournaments and you can help me about the photos. 

At Monday  second round matches start at 10AM local pacific time (6PM GMT 7 PM Yug). It is 4th match on center court when Jelena will face Malene Weingartner. In doubles, Jelena Dokic / Anne-Gaelle Sidot team will play against Tina Krizan / Katarina Srebotnik. 

Residence: Leimen, Germany
Birthdate: January 30, 1980
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
Height: 5' 8 1/2" (1.74 m)
Weight: 123 lbs. (56 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro
Titles: 0
SEMIFINALIST: Auckland, Charleston
THIRD ROUND: Australian Open

Here, you can see both singles and doubles draws:


Jana Kandarr
Lilia Osterloh

Tathiana Garbin
Evie Dominikovic


Janette Husarova

Tatiana Panova
Rita Grande



Jennifer Hopkins
Selima Sfar

Nicole Pratt
Shinobu Asagoe



Tu Meilen
Anne Kremer

Cory Ann Avants



Tamarine Tanasugarn

Marlene Weingartner
Elena Bovina



Alicia Molik
Mirjana Lucic

Ai Sugiyama
Cara Black



Kristina Brandi

Anne-Gaelle Sidot
Virginie Razzano



Daja Bedanova

Mariana Diaz-Oliva
Nadia Petrova


Doubles draw:

Alexandra Fusai / Rita Grande
Qualifier / Qualifier
Tathiana Garbin / Janette Husarova
Nicole Arendt / Caroline Vis
Jelena Dokic / Anne-Gaelle Sidot
Tina Krizan / Katarina Srebotnik
Liezel Huber / Laura Montalvo
Janet Lee / Wynne Prakusya
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario / Barbara Schett
Els Callens / Chanda Rubin
Elena Bovina / Mirjana Lucic
Katie Schlukebir / Patricia Tarabini

Saturday 4 August. 2001- Working out with... Jelena Dokic

By Ljubisa Bojic 

It is time for Jelena Dokic to relax and prepare for next challenges(tournaments) before greatest one- USA open. After lost in second round from Capriati Jelena should go to her house in Florida to prepare herself both physically and mentally for the greatest challenge in this year, after Wimbledon and French open, New York city US open. Tomorrow we shall talk about next tournaments and how rankings will work for Dokic. Now, here is one relaxing article of July / August 2001 issue of TENNIS magazine written by Stephen Tignor with title Working out with Jelena Dokic that reviles how to be in fit and shape  

Dokic only has eyes for the reaction ball.
Eighteen-year-old Jelena Dokic has had her share of distractions in her brief career, from her dadís boorish behavior to a wavering allegiance between her native Yugoslavia and her adopted Australia. But one part of her life hasnít been affected: her commitment to fitness. When sheís not competing at an event, Dokic works out at the Saddlebrook Resort, in Wesley Chapel, Fla., with trainer Mike Nishihara.

'When it gets close to a tournament, we'll up the fitness part of Jelenaís routine,' says Nishihara. 'The day will start with cardio work, then strength training. We do a lot of running drills on the court as well.'


In a drill designed to sharpen reflexes, Nishihara will stand between the service line and the baseline, with Dokic closer to the net, facing him. Nishihara will toss a 'reaction ball'(a ball with bumps on its surface that causes it to bounce unpredictably) in the air. Dokic has to catch it on one bounce two times, then on two bounces twice. Then sheíll face the other way, and Nishihara will throw the ball over her head; she has to catch it on one bounce two times. Dokic finishes by throwing the ball up herself. It must go above her head, and she has to catch it on one bounce three consecutive times before they can quit.

Your turn: If you donít have a partner to work with, try throwing the reaction ball  above your head and catching it first on one bounce, then on two bounces, as many times in a row as you can. Nishihara says the record on his court for catching it on one bounce is 57 straight times!

Mike Nishihara has his hands full harnessing her power.

For extra resistance and to get Dokic focusing on her running form, Nishihara has her run with a harness wrapped around her waist. To begin, Dokic runs in place, kicking her knees high and pumping her arms. 'This is so she has good running form before she begins moving forward,' Nishihara explains. 'Then I have her take off at top speed for 20 yards, keeping that form. Itís important for her to keep her arms moving quickly after she begins running. She does six repetitions, resting for 20 seconds between each. The harness makes every step tough.'

Your turn: Imitate Dokicís workout, keeping your rest time down to 20 seconds between reps (about how much time youíll have between points in a match). Whether youíre harnessed or not, itís important to keep your knees high and your arms pumping throughout a sprint to reach maximum speed.

Friday 3 August. 2001- Acura Tennis Classic dream is over

By Ljubisa Bojic 

Jelena Dokic was leading 3-1 in early phase of the second round match against Jennifer Capriati ranked number two in a world. Capriati rallied from 3-1 and took 5-3 lead. Winning first set Jennifer hit 107 mph serve, which Dokic returned into the net. Dokic was out of her game style and ryhhm and did not manage to regain it until end of the match. IN second set, Jennifer Capriati took 4-0 lead and won it in 23 minute. Complete 6-4, 6-2 match length was 64 minutes. Dokic which this is first career appearance in the $565,000 Acura Tennis Classic was eliminated from singles competition with 0-2 negative record against Capriati. Dokic's 2001 match records stands now 26-14. 

In the doubles competition Dokic did not have luck also. (4)CLIJSTERS/SUGIYAMA (BEL/JPN) rolled into the 6-3, 6-1 victory over Dokic/Tarabini(YUG/ARG)                                                                                                                            

Photo section is updated with latest photos from Acura Tennis Classic

Jelena Dokic, of Yugoslavia, hits a forehand shot during her third-round match against Jennifer Capriati at the Acura Classic Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, in Carlsbad, Calif. Capriati won the match 6-4, 6-2.(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Jennifer Capriati hits a backhand shot during her third-round match against Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia at the Acura Classic Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001 in Carlsbad, Calif. Capriati won the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

4 more new photos...

Thursday 2 August. 2001- Tough but hopefully Sententious match at Acura classic

By Ljubisa Bojic 

US department of state slowed internet connections around globe because of viruses distributed by hackers. That's why we did not post good news just after the Jelena Dokic versus  Jana Kandarr of Germany match was finished. It was not easy job for Dokic who did manage to overcome Kandarr with 7-6(1), 7-6 win at yesterdays third round match in San Diego, CA. In doubles Jelena Dokic/Patricia Tarabini (YUG/ARG) defeated Tina Krizan/Nicole Pratt (SLO/AUS) 6/7(6) 7/6(4) 7/6(0).

Next on Jelena's road to the success is probably so called Jenny the kid best tennis player in year 2001 or Shinobu Asagoe. But dont afraid Jennifer Capriati can be overcomed by Jelena. In that tough match Jelana should show her normal game today and make her rhythm. Statistics show that Jelena played just one match against her and that was inMay. 2001 on clay when Dokic lost. We hope that she can enter top 15tn this tournament. Other seacond round results are: 

Daja Bedanova (CZE) d (13) Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) 6/1 6/4
(Q) Alexandra Stevenson (USA) d (14)Amy Frazier (USA) 6/1 5/7 6/4
Ai Sugiyama (JPN) d (5) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 6/3 6/3
(11) Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) d Anne Kremer (LUX) 6/7(4) 6/2 6/1
(4) Lindsay Davenport (USA) d (Q) Sandra Cacic (USA) 6/3 6/3
(8) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d Marlene Weingartner (GER) 6/3 6/3
(2) Venus Williams (USA) d Elena Bovina (RUS) 6/1 6/2

Residence: Saddlebrook, Florida, USA
Birthdate: March 29, 1976
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
Height: 5' 8 1/2" (1.74 m)
Weight: 134 lbs. (61 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (March 5, 1990)
Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 12 (includes 1 Olympics)
Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 1
Grand Slam titles: 2 singles

WINNER: Australian Open, Roland Garros; Charleston
FINALIST: Oklahoma City, Miami, German Open
SEMIFINALIST: Charleston (w/Sanchez-Vicario)
QUARTERFINALIST: Scottsdale (w/Seles)
THIRD ROUND: Roland Garros (w/Sugiyama)

Wednesday 1 August. 2001- Second round classic job in San Diego

By Ljubisa Bojic 

That job should be success and it is against Jelena's ex-doubles partner Jana Kandarr herself today in sunny California city. However, I beleive we shall not read so many stories about Jelena because all focus of the press is on  Anna Kournikova who returns after injury; therefore we are going to dig something about Yugoslav superstar. Jana Kandarr defeated Janette Husarova in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Eve Dominkovic was beaten by Monica Selez 3-6, 4-6. 3rd seeded Jenny kid will play against Shinobu Asagoe who def. Anne-Gaelle Sidot 6-2, 6-3. Jennifer Capriati is the tennis player that Dokic can face in 3rd round. But we are sure Jelena can overcome her. 

It is just important for Dokic to enter top 15tn before US open. We know she can do that. C'mon Jelena !!!

You have noticed some changes on our web site in many aspects. I hope you like it and that changes can provide up better coverage of Jelena's matches. There is possibility to have live reports and fresh photos from Canadian open.

Residence: Munich, Germany
Birthdate: September 21, 1976
Birthplace: Halle, Germany
Height: 5' 11 1/4" (1.81 m)
Weight: 150 lbs. (68 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro
Singles Rank: 44

Head to Head: First meeting in singles
Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 0






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