Jelena Dokic Tour Results: Interviews and Articles

Photo quoted from Sun Newspaper Online.

"Dok's made me better"
The Sun Newspaper Online, UK
2nd August, 2002
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   Dok's made me better


   [Photo] HOT ROMANCE ... Dokic and Bernoldi are a love match


   By CHARLIE WYETT

   ENRIQUE BERNOLDI is not exactly enjoying the smoothest of rides in Formula One. 

   The young Brazilian has yet to register a single point all season and is performing for a team 
   whose future is in grave doubt. 

   So you wonder why the Orange Arrows driver is walking around the paddock with a permanent smile 
   on his face. 

   This might be something to do with his blossoming romance with teenage tennis star Jelena Dokic. 
   Over the last few months, Bernoldi and world No5 Dokic have done more than swap tennis tips - 
   although both have refused to admit it...until now. 

   Bernoldi has spoken for the first time about his relationship with the Yugoslavian pin-up, 
   revealing the benefits of having a girlfriend who can understand the pressures of sport. 

   Bernoldi, 23, and looking ahead to the Hungarian Grand Prix in two weeks, has finished just two 
   races this season - in Monaco and in the European GP at the Nurburgring. Now, he is waiting 
   nervously as cash-hit Arrows attempt to try to find a new buyer. 

   Bernoldi said: "Things have been difficult. So it's been helpful having a relationship with 
   someone also involved in sport. We both understand the pressures. 


   [Photo] NEW FLAME ... Dokic lights up the tennis court


   "We are in two different sports but it's competition and the aim is to win. 

   "She has her responsibilities, like training, and I have mine. We understand each other. 

   "I explain a little bit of F1 to her and she explains a bit about the tennis to me. But we 
   don't interfere with each other's plans. 

   "Yet, if I have a bad day, she understands perhaps more than a 'normal' girl. If she has a bad day, 
   perhaps I understand a little bit more than other en would. 

   "Things are still at their very early stages, though. We have only been going out for three or 
   four months, so it's not yet the real thing." 

   Bernoldi was at Wimbledon to watch Dokic, 19, before she lost to Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova in 
   the last 16. 

   After last Sunday's German GP, which saw him retire with engine trouble, Bernoldi flew to San 
   Diego to see Dokic at the Acura Classic as she builds towards this month's US Open. 

   He added: "I have tried to play tennis but I am not very good. I certainly would not want to play 
   her! 

   "I quite like to watch her playing, although we don't have much time to spend together. 

   "She has a busier schedule than I do. I live in Monaco, so it's difficult, and we only see each 
   other for days rather than weeks." 

   Now, Bernoldi's racing aim is to draw positives on a difficult period and hope the situation with 
   Arrows is sorted soon. 

   There are five rounds left of the F1 championship and Bernoldi has to figure in all of them if he is 
   to have a future in the sport. 


   [Photo] OLD FLAME ... Enrique Bernoldi's Arrows car catches fire in the Brazil warm-up


   Should Arrows stop racing, then it is extremely unlikely another outfit would go near such an 
   inexperienced driver. 

   Bernoldi added: "You do not worry about the team when you are driving the car. 

   "Things may be difficult at the moment but this is still an experience for me. 

   "I am in my second year in F1 and I believe I am improving. 

   "Unfortunately, the team has not had good results recently but I am remaining very positive. 

   "I am pushing myself to do my best, although sometimes not everything has been up to me." 


    © 2002 News Group Newspapers Ltd. 

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The interview article quoted from the The Sun Newspaper Online - http://www.thesun.co.uk/


"Bernoldi uz Jelenu Dokic"
Politika AD, Yugoslavia
5th August, 2002
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Politika - Sport
Ponedeljak, 5. avgust 2002. 


   U FINALU TENISKOG TURNIRA U SAN DIJEGU 


   Bernoldi uz Jelenu Dokić 

   Vozač Formule 1 i naša najbolja teniserka, koja je sinoć kasno igrala 
   protiv Venus Vilijams, već nekoliko meseci se zabavljaju 


   Jelena Dokić, jedna od najboljih teniserki planete, juče je u finalu 
   turnira u San Dijegu imala i veliku pomoć sa tribina. 


   U ostvarenjima sjajne 19-godišnje jugoslovenske igračice uživao je Enrike 
   Bernoldi, vozač Formule 1 (ekipa "Erous"). On je novinarima engleskog 
   lista "San" rekao da se već nekoliko meseci zabavlja sa Jelenom Dokić 
   (osvojila do sada šest turnira, poslednji u junu u engleskom Birmingemu). 

   Međusobno razumevanje 

   – Oboje smo takmičari, istina u različitim sportovima, ali imamo puno 
   razumevanja za obaveze onog drugog – kaže 23-godišnji Brazilac koji je u 
   ovogodišnjem šampionatu Formule 1 završio samo dve trke (Monako i 
   Nirburgring). – Ona bolje od neke "normalne" devojke razume kada sam imao 
   loš dan, kao što i ja nju razumem kada joj ne ide sve onako kako je 
   planirala. 


   [Foto] Zajedno u San Dijegu: Jelena Dokić i Enrike Bernoldi 


   Bernoldi je u junu bio u Vimbldonu i navijao je za Jelenu, a odmah posle 
   "Velike nagrade Nemačke" otišao je u San Dijego da bi bio na svim mečevima 
   na tribinama. 

   – Zbog obostranih velikih obaveza ne provodimo mnogo vremena zajedno, ali 
   obožavam da gledam Jelenu kako igra. Pokušao sam i ja da igram tenis, ali 
   nisam baš talentovan, protiv nje nikada ne bih ni pomislio da budem sa 
   druge strane mreže – rekao je Bernoldi. 

   U polufinalu Dokićeva je dva sata vodila tešku borbu sa Ruskinjom Anom 
   Kurnjikovom (učestvovala na 113 WTA turnira, samo tri puta stigla do 
   polufinala, nikada nije i trijumfovala). 

   Nema šta da izgubi 

   – Psihički sam veoma stabilna i najbolje igram taj-brejkove, treći set i 
   odlučujuće poene – kazala je Dokićeva. 


   [Foto] U sjajnoj formi: Jelena Dokić 


   Kurnjikova je vodila sa 7:6 i 5:4 u drugom setu i imala je dve meč lopte 
   na Jelenin servis, ali je Dokićeva onda pokazala svu svoju snagu – mirno 
   je servirala, neutralisala prednost plavokose Ruskinje, prvo dobila drugi 
   set sa 7:6, a onda je za samo 21 minut "protutnjala" preko Ane slavivši sa 
   6:0. 

   U drugom polufinalu Venus Vilijams (nosilac broj jedan i svetski reket 
   broj dva) nadigrala je Lindzi Devenport sa 6:2, 6:1. 

   – Protiv Venus nemam šta da izgubim, igraću potpuno rasterećena, iako je 
   veoma teško pronaći prave odgovore na brzinu i snagu Vilijamsove koja uz 
   to i veoma retko greši – rekla je Jelena Dokić, koja je u San Dijegu već 
   skinula "skalp" Dženifer Kaprijati. 
   R. Pavlović 

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   Vilijams - Dokich 6:2, 6:2 

   San Djiego, 4. avgusta (Tanjug) 

   U finalu VTA-turnira u San Dijegu, čiji je nagradni fond 750.000 dolara, 
   Amerikanka Venus Viliams je savladala Jugoslovenku Jelenu Dokić sa 6:2, 
   6:2. 

   Vilijamsova je bila prvi, a Dokićeva šesti nosilac. 

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The article quoted from the Politika AD website. - http://www.politika.co.yu/2002/0805/s02.htm


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