Jelena Dokic Tour Results: Interviews

Pacific Life Open 2002
Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, USA
10 March, 2002

A. Kremer / J. Dokic, 6-3, 6-0
March 10, 2002

Indian Wells, California 

A. KREMER/J. Dokic, 6-3, 6-0

An interview with: JELENA DOKIC

MODERATOR: Questions for Jelena. 

Q. Were you experiencing problems with your leg out there today?

JELENA DOKIC: Yeah. I hurt my other leg yesterday, and I was -- I wasn't even 50%. You know, 
I wanted to try, you know, see how it went. You know, as I went further into the match, it got 
worse. But, you know, I'm not disappointed. I tried my best. You know, it's just one of those 
things that I didn't have control over. 

Q. You said you wanted to try. Was there any thought about not playing the match?

JELENA DOKIC: Yeah, you know, I had trouble practicing this morning. You know, it was really 
hurting. But it got a little bit better. I thought, if I get out there, it gets warm, it might 
feel better. It didn't, it made it worse. You know, you never know how it is until you start 
playing. So, you know, but it definitely wasn't good enough to, you know, be able to compete. 

Q. You said you hurt the other leg. This is not the leg?


Q. What's the problem?

JELENA DOKIC: I don't know. We don't know yet. 

Q. Is it physically painful?

JELENA DOKIC: Yeah, it is. It's really uncomfortable. You know, I'm really disappointed, you 
know, now it's the other leg. You know, I really never had any injuries. But hopefully it 
will get better.

Q. Is this something that happened in your last match?

JELENA DOKIC: Yeah, it happened yesterday in the third set, just like the other leg. I did 
feel it. It gradually got worse as I came off the court. It's just been getting worse and 
worse since yesterday. 

Q. Was it a situation that you were possibly favoring the injured leg, hurt the other one?

JELENA DOKIC: No, I don't think so, because the other leg feels fine. You know, it's a 
hundred percent, and I felt really good on it. I think it's just, you know, another thing 
that just happened. You know, I wasn't compensating to try and save my other leg - that 
definitely wasn't it. You know, I think it was just the match yesterday.

Q. Was this a muscle pull or turned ankle?

JELENA DOKIC: Strain, muscle strain.

Q. Lower leg? Calf? 


Q. Is it tough going back-to-back matches in a tournament like this on this kind of surface 
for you?

JELENA DOKIC: You know, if you feel good and you're not injured, I don't think so. But when 
you're injured, it makes a big difference. I think you get used to playing back-to-back at 
some of the tournaments. You know, I don't think that's a problem for me. But I think when 
you're injured, you know, it makes a big difference.

Q. Have you seen a doctor or the trainer or anybody?


Q. Are you scheduled to go to Miami, I assume?


Q. Is that somewhat in question until you find out what happens?

JELENA DOKIC: It could be. I don't know. Hopefully not. It shouldn't be because I still have 
some time. You know, it's just one of those things that I really now have to look after. You 
know, I really don't want it to ruin any more tournaments and the rest of the year. It's just 
real disappointing that it's happened so early in the year. There's still so much to play. 
I just have to be really careful

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March 10, 2002

Indian Wells, California 

A. KREMER/J. Dokic, 6-3, 6-0

An interview with: ANNE KREMER

MODERATOR: Questions, please. 

Q. Could you talk a little bit about today. 

ANNE KREMER: Yeah, I mean, I played a good match. It's a nice win for me. I think she's a Top 
10 player. It's always nice to beat one of them, so it's definitely a good day. 

Q. Can you talk a little bit about the week that you've had. 

ANNE KREMER: So far it has been good. I got here like a week ago. I was a little sick, but 
that's okay now. Luckily I had a bye in the first round, which helped me to recuperate a 
little bit more. My first match was really tough. I had a three-setter. But I played well, so 
that gave me confidence for this one. I've beaten Jelena in Tokyo like a month ago, so I knew 
I had a chance. I played a solid match, I guess.

Q. You said you weren't feeling well when you came in. Were the conditions here also difficult 
for you to get used to?

ANNE KREMER: No. Well, I came from indoors, so it always takes a while to get used to the 
outdoors again. But the courts are really nice. I played here last year, so it's easier if 
you have played the event before, you know, to get used to the conditions again. So that was 
not too much of an issue. 

Q. Your opponent talked of a leg injury. Did you have the sense that she wasn't moving well? 
Did you try to exploit that?

ANNE KREMER: Yeah, sure. I mean, of course I tried to exploit that. You know, she had both 
legs taped. She had injuries in Paris, I guess. So, yeah, my strategy definitely was to make 
her move a lot. 

Q. Could you visibly see that she wasn't moving well?

ANNE KREMER: I couldn't really see that, no.

Q. She was talking about a new injury. 

ANNE KREMER: Oh, a new one. 

Q. From the last match. 

ANNE KREMER: Oh, well, if she says she's injured, she's injured, yeah.

Q. But you were going to do that anyway based on her history of injury?

ANNE KREMER: Yeah. Well, no, based on the match I played against her a month ago, not really 
on the history of her injuries (laughter). 

Q. Are you the type of player that looks at the draw to see where you are at this particular 

ANNE KREMER: I used to never look at the draw, but last winter I was traveling by myself a 
lot so I had to look at the draw. Now I just keep looking at it, yeah. I do look at the draw 

Q. Can you see yourself moving on?

ANNE KREMER: Well, I have Lisa Raymond next up. She's really tough. I'll have to play really 
well if I want to beat her. It's going to be hard. You know, just go out there and try my best.

Q. Have you played Lisa before?

ANNE KREMER: Yeah, I played her on grass in Birmingham, which is her best surface, I guess, 
the grass. I lost a close match. So hopefully I'll take revenge. I don't know. I'll try. 

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The interview article quoted from the Pacific Life Open 2002 official website.