Jelena Dokic Tour Results: Interviews

"Pravi sam ovan"
"Tempo" magazine - Issue No.1765/66
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
30th April, 2002
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TEMPO MMI

   JELENA Dokic otkriva "Pravi sam ovan"

   Pravi sam "ovan", uporna i tvrdoglava i to me je "poguralo" u tenisku elitu. 
   Odrekla sam se mnogih stvari i ne preterujem kada kazem da za privatan zivot 
   imam malo vremena. Ali moj zivotni moto glasi: Sve se mora - nije tesko! 
   Uvek ga se pridrzavam. 

   pripremio: NENAD Radojevic 

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     "JA SAM PRAVI ARIES"

     -Ja sam pravi Aries, ja sam uporna sto mi je dosta 
     pomoglo da dodjem do teniske elite. Odrekla sam se mnogih 
     stvari u zivotu i ne preteravam kada kazem da nemam 
     mnogo slobodnog vremena za svoj privatan zivot. Ali moj 
     zivotni moto je: "Sve se mora-nije tesko". Uvek se drzim 
     datog gesla. 

     MUZIKA

     -Ne slusam nasu narodnu muziku,ali znam mnoge pesme. Moj 
     otac slusa tu vrstu muzike u kolima, tako da su mi 
     poznate. Ja volim Riki Martina i Spajs devojke.

     MERCEDES

     -Kupila sam ovogodisnji mercedesov model "S600", ali kako 
     je ranije dosao u Ameriku, bila sam 
     privilegovana. Obozavam ova kola,vozila sam ih 180 km/h, a 
     ovaj tip Mercedesa dostize brzinu od 100km/h za 3 sekunde.

     AMBASADOR DOBRE VOLJE

     -Bila sam pocastvovana kada sam dobila diplomatski 
     pasos, mojoj sreci nema kraja. Od kada sam ponovo postala 
     Jugoslovenka, igram mnogo bolje. Bila sam Australijanka 
     samo na papiru,ali sam u srcu uvek ovde pripadala. 
     Narocito sam srecna jer sam sve titule osvojila pod nasom 
     zastavom.

     AUSTRALIJA

     -Mediji u Australiji su uvek bili neprijateljski prema 
     meni, narocito prema mom ocu. Mnoge stvari su 
     preuvelicavane, a kada sam to shvatila, prestala sam da 
     obracam paznju. Medjutim, nisu trebali da pisu tako o 
     svojoj najboljoj teniserki. Nisu dovoljno brinuli o 
     meni, tako da smo zauvek napustili Australiju. Rodjena sam 
     u Jugoslaviji, ovde i pripadam. Patriotizam je jedini 
     nacin zasto sam uzela nas pasos, i zasto sam dosla ovde 
     da zivim.

     BOEGRAD

     -Iskreno volim Beograd, i zato zelim ovde da zivim. Mozda 
     zvuci pateticno, ali ja ovde sve volim.

     SOMBOR

     -U Sombor sam dosla 21 Juna 1991 i otisla istog dana 3 
     godine potom. Toliko sam radosti dozivela u Somboru, bio 
     je predivan prema meni, ali sam nazalost izgubila sve 
     veze sa ljudima u Somboru.Jednoga dana cu obici dragi 
     grad.

     PORODICA

     -Nista ne bih postigla bez njihove podrske. Tata Damir 
     ima veci teniski autoritet od moje mame Ljiljane, on me 
     trenira i dobro se slazemo. Moja majka je kao i svaka 
     druga majka. Ona je povlascena da ne kuva. Tata joj ne 
     dozvoljava; ne dozvoljava joj ni u kuhinju da udje. On sve 
     kuva. Niko ne moze da zameni mog mladjeg brata Savu. 
     Tuzna sam sto ne provodimo vise vremena zajedno. Naravno, 
     ponekada se i posvadjamo i potucemo, ali tada Savo 
     demonstrira svoje karate umece.

             
     MODNA POZORNICA

     -Ide uz tenis; skoro sve teniserke dobiju priliku da se 
     bave modom, i to ne smeta igri tenisa.Ja sam sve 
     reklamirala, od odece do parfema.

     ANA KURNJIKOVA

     -Ana je zaista posebna osoba. Ona se ne druzi sa drugim 
     teniserkama, njoj nije potrebno drustvo. Imam savrsen 
     odnos sa svim teniserkama, ali sa Anom ne komuniciram.

     HOPMAN KUP

     -Pobeda protiv Sancez Vikario na Hopman kupu je bio moj 
     prvi veliki trijumf. Zato ce ovo takmicenje uvek biti 
     zapisano crvenim slovima u mojoj biografiji.

     LJUBAV

     -Za sada nemam momka. Putovanja mi ne dozvoljavaju da 
     imam redovne izlaske, da se druzim sa prijateljima. Moj 
     momak mora biti pravi.

     HRANA

     -Volim da jedem vise od bilo koga na svetu. Ova moja 
     karakteristika se narocito videla u Beogradu. Otac me je 
     ucio kako da kuvam, ali za sada nista nisam 
     naucila. Medjutim, ne mogu se suzdrzati od slatkisa. Volim 
     "sampitu", "krempitu" i "palacinke". "Burek" je idealan za 
     dorucak a "sarma" za veceru.

     DRUGARSTVO

     -10 meseci godisnje provedem na putovanjima, pa je i 
     normalno da nemam dovoljno slobodnog vremena. Zato i 
     nemam mnogo drugova, medjutim, druzim se sa prijateljima 
     na turnirima. Najbolji prijatelji medju teniserkama su mi 
     Sancez Vikario i Barbara Set.


     PUTOVANJA PO SVETU

     -Volim Rim, London i Sidnej. Ali, ljudi u Evropi su 
     najljubazniji, pa se stoga i najbolje osecam na "starom 
     kontinentu". Nevolim kada se nigde ne mogu kretati zbog 
     novinara i medija. Tako je u Londonu i Japanu.

     TENIS

     -Mnogo mi je dao, ali mi je mnogo i uzeo. Zavisi kako 
     gledate na to. Velika je razlika izmedju teniserke i 
     normalne osobe.

     MONIKA

     -Ona je moj idol zato sto nikada ne prepusta poen. Takva 
     sam i ja. Vidjam je na turnirima, popricamo i to je 
     sve. Volela bih da odigram egzibicioni mec protiv nje u 
     Beogradu, ali sve zavisi od nje.

     CILJEVI

     -Titule na Grand Slemovima su nesto posebno u teniskom 
     svetu, i ja zalim da ih imam puno u svojoj kolekciji. 
     Naravnoda ne mogu da cekam da debitujem za nas nacionalni 
     tim, ima jos dosta vremena da prodje dok to ne postane 
     moguce.

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     PROFIL

      Datum rodjenja: 12.04.1983.
      Mesto rodjenja: Osijek
      Visina: 173cm
      Tezina: 57kg
      WTA rang: 9-to mesto (najbolja pozicija u karijeri 6)
      Titule: Rim, Tokijo, Moskva, Sarasota.
      Dostignuca: Najbolji junior sveta 1998.

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Jelena-Online.com

   Jelena talks to 'Tempo'!
   17th May 2002 

   Jelena recently did an interview with Tempo, a Serbian magazine. Jelena speaks 
   about several things in her interview; friends, music and her personality. 

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     "I'M THE REAL ARIES"

     -I'm the real Aries, I'm persistent and boneheaded and 
     that helped me to get to the tennis elite a lot. I gave 
     up on many things in life and I do not overstate when I 
     say that I do not have much time for my private life. 
     But my life motto is: Everything is a must-it's not 
     hard. I always stick to this motto. 

     MUSIC

     -I do not listen to our folk music, but I know many 
     songs. My dad listens to it in a car and that is how I 
     learned them. I like Ricky Martin and the Spice Girls. 

     MERCEDES

     -I bought a Mercedes "S600" from this year's edition, 
     but it came to America earlier, so I was privileged. I 
     adore the car, I have driven it 180 km/h and this type 
     of Mercedes accelerates to 100 km/h in only 3 seconds. 

     AMBASSADOR OF GOOD WILL

     -I was honoured when I was given diplomatic passport, my 
     happiness does not end. Since I became Yugoslavian again 
     I've played better. I was Australian only on paper but 
     in my heart I always belonged here. I'm especially happy 
     because I won all my titles under our flag. 

     AUSTRALIA

     -Media in Australia was always hostile to me, especially 
     to my father. They were exaggerating many things, when I 
     realized it I stopped paying attention. However, they 
     should not have written about their best female tennis 
     player. They did not care about me enough and we left 
     Australia for good. I was born in Yugoslavia and I 
     belong here. Patriotism is the only reason why I took 
     our passport and why I came to live in Belgrade. 

     BELGRADE

     -I like Belgrade in the real sense and that why I want 
     to live in it. It maybe sounds pathetic, but I like 
     everything here. 

     SOMBOR

     -I came to Sombor on 21st of June 1991 and left it on 
     the same date 3 years later. I experienced so much 
     happiness in Sombor, it was beautiful to me, but, 
     unfortunately, I lost all my connections with people in 
     Sombor. One day I will visit the city that is so dear to 
     me.    
  
     FAMILY

     -Without their support I would not have attained 
     anything in my life. Dad Damir has bigger tennis 
     authority than my mother Ljiljana, he trains me and we 
     get along very well. My mother is like every other 
     mother. She has privilege because she is freed from any 
     cooking in the house.  Dad does not allow her to cook; 
     he does not even allow her to get in the kitchen. He 
     does all the cooking. Nobody can replace my younger 
     brother Savo. I'm sad because we do not spend much time 
     together. Sure, sometimes we get mad with each other and 
     fight a bit, but at that time Savo demonstrates his 
     karate skills.
          
     FASHION STAGE

     -It goes along with tennis; almost all female tennis 
     players get to go on the fashion stage and it does not 
     disrupt our tennis games. I've advertised everything, 
     from clothes to perfumes. 

     ANNA KOURNIKOVA

     -Anna is really a peculiar person. She does not hang out 
     with other players, she does not need company. I have 
     excellent relationship with all players but with Anna I 
     do not communicate.

     HOPMAN CUP

     -The win at Hopman Cup against Sanchez Vicario was the 
     first big triumph in my career. That's why this 
     competition will be always written with red letters in 
     my biography.

     LOVE

     -For now I do not have a boyfriend. Travelling does not 
     allow me to have regular outings and get together with 
     friends. My boyfriend has to be the right one for me. 

     FOOD

     -I like to eat more than anybody in this world. This 
     characteristic of mine is shown especially in Belgrade.  
     My dad taught me how to prepare food, but for now I did 
     not learn to cook anything. However, I can not refrain 
     from eating sweets. I like "sampita", "kreampita" and 
     "palacinci". "burek" is ideal for breakfast and for 
     dinner "sarma". 

     FRIENDSHIP

     -I travel for 10 months a year and it is normal that I 
     do not have much spare time. Because of that I do not 
     have too many friends, however, I socialize with friends 
     at the tournaments. The best friends among players are 
     Sanchez Vicario and Barbara Schett. 

     WORLD TRAVELLER

     -I like Roma, London and Sydney. But, people in Europe 
     are the most kind and that is why I feel the best on the 
     "Old Continent". I do not like when I can not go 
     anywhere because of journalists and media people. That's 
     the case in London and Japan.  

     TENNIS

     -It gave me a lot, but it also took away from me a lot. 
     It all depends how you look at it. It's a huge 
     difference between a tennis player and a normal person. 

     MONICA

     -She is my idol, because she never gives away points. 
     I'm like that too. I see her at tournaments, we talk and 
     that's all. I would like to play an exhibition match 
     against Monica in Belgrade, but it is all up to her. 

     GOALS

     -Grand Slam titles are something special in the world of 
     tennis and I want to have many of them in my collection. 
     Sure, I can't wait to make a debut for our national team 
     but, there is lots of time until it becomes possible. 

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     PROFILE

      Date of birth: 12.04.1983
      Place of birth: Osijek
      Height: 173 cm
      Weight: 57 kg
      WTA ranking: 9th place (the best position in her career is 6)
      Titles: Roma, Tokyo, Moscow, Sarasota
      Achievements: The best junior player of the world in 1998

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The original text of the interview article was quoted by the Jelena-Online.com from the Tempo magazine - http://www.smtempo.co.yu/
The English translation of the article was quoted from the Jelena-Online.com - http://www.jellyworld.freewebspace.com/main.htm


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