Jelena Dokic Tour Results: Interviews
Australian Open 2001
18 January, 2001
Official Site of Australian Open 2001 by IBM - News
Day 4 - J. Capriati/J. Dokic
Thursday, 18 January, 2001
CAPRIATI-DOKIC / Basuki-Vis 6-2, 6-3
THE MODERATOR: First question.
Q. Jennifer, it looked like you had a lot of fun out there.
JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Uh-huh.
Q. You seem to enjoy playing together. You played this tournament
last year. Was that the first time you had?
JELENA DOKIC: Yeah.
JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yeah.
Q. You played how many matches together since?
JELENA DOKIC: Three. This is the fourth.
JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Wimbledon. Most of -- I mean Jelena's been my
most consistent doubles partner since really playing doubles. I
think we've done well together. We made it at least to the fourth
round, third or fourth round, so we have a good record and, you
know, now that we've played with each other for a while, I think
we're starting to know each other's game a little bit more so that
makes it easier to play with somebody.
Q. You obviously see a bit of each other both on and off court.
JELENA DOKIC: Yeah, I think we play similar tournaments, and yeah.
Especially the big ones, we see each other a lot.
JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Especially now that, well, we live kind of in the
same place. (Laughing.) So in Florida, so... We'll see each other a
Q. Chris Lyons (phonetic) from A AP. You've never won a title. Do
you think you have a good chance in the doubles here?
JELENA DOKIC: Well, it will be tough. There are a lot of really good
teams in that half, but I don't think, you know, we look at it that
way. I think right now we just concentrate on getting a few matches
together, and then, you know, hopefully get our rankings up and see
how it goes. You know, just improve on our singles and doubles games
because doubles will help us in our singles as well.
Q. Jelena, just wondering how you felt going into this match not
having the spotlight on you and the pressure and the hype? Was it
just a nice chance to just get out and play tennis?
JELENA DOKIC: Yeah, it was really good. I think doubles is always
something where, you know, there's not as much pressure and there's
not as much nerves and tightness when you go into it. You just go
out there and you want to win, but you also have a lot more, I
think, fun and you enjoy it a lot more.
Q. You had at the end the other night when you went off, you said
you didn't know what to do. This time you smiled, signed a lot of
autographs. Is it just that relaxation, or have you changed your
mind about how to deal with it?
JELENA DOKIC: No, I just think it was different out there today. We
had a good match, we had fun. It was a lot of people and a different
atmosphere, and we both signed, you know, autographs and I
appreciated the crowd because I think they were good out there
Q. Jennifer, you won I think a title with Monica Seles in the
doubles. Is that right, the Italian Open.
JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Uh-huh.
Q. How would you compare your partnership with Jelena? Is it as good
a team as that? How do you see it?
JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Well, I mean I think that was a few years back, a
long time ago on clay. It was just a different time. But actually,
playing with Jelena is kind of similar, you know. Monica was just
always baseline player and, you know, didn't, you know, wasn't your
typical serve and volley doubles player. But I'm that way, too. So,
you know, I stay at the baseline and I think it's good, you know. We
just compliment each other. She's good at the baseline and then I
can maybe, you know, finish the point off at the net. So it's, you
know, she can do the same thing. So I think we're strong on both
Q. Jennifer, Mark Robinson from Melbourne. Not so long ago you would
have been playing doubles and everyone would have been asking you
the questions sitting next to your partner. How does it feel when
sort of the majority of questions are directed at Jelena?
THE MODERATOR: Next question, please.
Q. How has it changed? Four five years ago, everyone has been asking
you questions about your life and et cetera, et cetera. How does it
feel now that a lot of questions are directed at Jelena and not
THE MODERATOR: That's not the case. They've been very even.
Tennis-only questions, please. Is that it? Okay. Thank you.
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