Jelena Dokic Tour Results: Live Chat Transcripts
The Lawn Tennis Championships 2003
Wimbledon, Great Britain
27th June, 2003
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Next chat, live from Wimbledon: Jelena Dokic on Friday, June 27th, 5 p.m. UK Time / 6 p.m. CET.
This week, LIVE from WIMBLEDON, and after the memorable and awaited chat with the legendary
Martina Navratilova, we'll receive on Friday at 5 p.m. UK Time Jelena Dokic.
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Jelena Dokic - Live Chat
Friday, June 27th at 5pm UK Time
Chat with Jelena Dokic
[cdkus] *** You can send your questions (in english). Live chat
with Jelena Dokic starts at 5pm (UK Time) ***
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[JDokic] Hello Everybody!
[Question] JDLOVER: Jelena I have been a fan of you since
your junior years and would like to ask. Do you think that your
power game has needed to change with the dominance of the
Williams sisters and the all of the powerhitters on the tour and
also how do you think you will perform against Maria Sharapova.
Thankyou for your time (Mark, Sydney Australia)
[JDokic] I think every body has to become a little more
powerfull and fitter. I look forward to the match tomorrow. Thanks
for your support.
[Question] flo: Hello Jelena! Why the choice of Heintz Ghuntard
who had trained Gfaf?
[JDokic] I am not working with him anymore. I have a new
coach Borna Bykic.
[Question] Knightrider: Jelena, has the success you've found
with your doubles partner Nadia Petrova helped keep your spirits
up while you make the adjustements to your singles game plan?
[JDokic] I think it's important to play doubles and it helps a lot
to keep my confidence up if I don't do so well in singles.
[Question] Dektator: Do you sometimes feel the need to take
some time off from the tennis and just spend it doing something
[JDokic] Yes definately and I will try to do it even more in the
future. I think it's so important to rest and not doing so many
[Question] Nick: Jelena, if you knew what you now know about
the sacrifices and hard work involved when you first started
playing, would you do the same again?
[JDokic] Yes I will. I love playing tennis, it's a lot of of work and
I like working hard. I will definately do it again.
[Question] Cymru: no one is mentioning you as a favorite... does
it seem like there's less pressure for you this year in respect to
[JDokic] Yes I think they put lots of pressure on you. I am not a
favourite here but It's good for me. I like it that way.
[Question] rob: You said once that Wimbledon is your
gfavourite Grand Slam tournament. A lot of other players (men
&women) love to play here. Why do you think Wimbledon is such
an exciting event?
[JDokic] Because the surface is different. The atmosphere is
fantastic. The tournament is getting better and better, it improves
every year and the players love it.
[Question] Rammers: Jelena, thank you for spending some time
talking to us. What were your feeling immediately as you left the
court in 1999, after beating Martina Hingis in round 1? Good luck
in the rest of the championships, and I hope to see you play next
year. (Matt, Cambridge)
[JDokic] Thanks Matt, I was thinking about it at that time. I was
young and beating Martina at that time was not that special. I was
just getting there to win, not realising how important was my win.
[Question] Barno: Do you have any superstitions or a routine
you do before every match?
[JDokic] I used to have more before. Not anymore. I like to wear
the same clothes, play with the same racket. Nothing that special.
Just concentrate on my match, take some times for myself.
[Question] Rei: Hello Jelena, I'm a french boy. Do you prefer
win one of the 4 "Grand Chelem Tournament" or to be number
one of the WTA?
[JDokic] I think both. I wouyld love to win any grand slam and it
would be nice to be number indeed. I am just trying to do my best.
That's the most important.
[Question] Jelena4Ever2: Are you already happier with your
serve or do you continue to work on it? I think your tennis is
fantastic. All the best!!!!!!!!!!
[JDokic] Thanks. I strated to work on it. I worked on my swing
and I am sure it has to improve even more but there are already
[Question] adam: It says on the Gotennis website you like
listening to the Spice Girls, is that true?
[JDokic] No that old. I don't even know who wrote that down. I
like various type of bands and music not the spice girls anymore.
[Question] Texasfan: Jelena, you seem to be a fierce
concentrator, mentally. Who do you find to be the toughest
mental competitors you face? Thank you for your time!
[JDokic] I think there are quite a few. Lots of players have
improved in that area. Anybody in the top 10 is really tough.
[Question] Jure: Jelena,what do you think about the play of
Slovenian players on the tour? Do you know Tina,Maja or
[JDokic] I have played them in singles and doubles quite a few
times. There are doing well. They have a good Fed Cup team.
[Question] danaus: It was great to see you play in the Hopman
Cup and to get to where you are now. But do you plan to play for
Australia at next years Olympics?
[JDokic] It's something that I am not thinking about that at the
moment especially that the Olympics are 2 weeks before the US
Open. I will decide when it gets closer.
[Question] shaleigh: How many hours a day do you spend
working out (weight lifting, running, anything like that)?
[JDokic] It depends if I am playing or not. If I am at a
tournament or not. I try to run, lift weight also.
[Question] gary: Do you get nervous leading up to a match
against a higher seed or does it make you concentrate better?
[JDokic] Usually I don't have that problem.
[Question] Knightrider: Did the effort required to get the 3 set
win in the first round help you get reaccquainted with the grass
game, making the 2nd set somewhat easier to play then the first
[JDokic] I think she played well. It was a tough match. It was
good to play a tough match because I did not play much on grass
[Question] Robbuk2003: What do you think of all these new
outfits that are coming onto the courts like Venus and
Hantuchova? And will you be bringing out any of your own
[JDokic] I think it's good to see, it makes it more interesting to
watch. I may in the future design my own outfit depending of what
the brand you are working with is asking you to wear.
[Question] Akbar: Hey Jelena. Through out your tennis career
you have comeover different obstacles and challenges. Who or
What do you most credit for your sucess? Hope you do good in
[JDokic] I think. They have been so many people helping me in
various areas which make your life better and get you focus on
[Question] TimmyDoo: Who has been your source of inspiration,
since your nascent years... One idol that you grew up trying to
[JDokic] Not really, probably Steffi
[Question] Yonex: Hi Jelena, what do you think about Martina
Hingis career end with the age of 22?
[JDokic] I think she has a great career. She played a lots of
tennis and maybe played as much as other people who played
[Question] Gustavo_from_Colombia: What goes thru your head
everytime you get on the court?Do you think in the other player's
[JDokic] No. I am concentrating on the strategy I put together
and try to apply it.
[Question] banjalukaboy: what do you think is your best
weapon? (backhand, forehand etc.)
[JDokic] Grand strokes and mental.
[JDokic] 2 more please
[Question] Parola: Jelena, can you shed a little light on the fact
that Wimbledon brings out the best in your tennis? Do you like
the grass-court conditions?
[JDokic] Yes I think it suits my game. I have my best results
[Question] LeGolfeuw: if you had choice, would you preferer to
win Roland Garros or Wimbledon?
[JDokic] Definately both!
[Question] Dektator: Do you sometimes pay attention to the
people who shout stuff on the court? Does it make you smile
[JDokic] Yes indeed. BUt you always try to focus on your game
and don't pay attention too much to what's going around.
[JDokic] Thanks Guys.
[Question] Thank you very much for your time Jelena, and all
the best for Wimbledon and your career !
[JDokic] Thank you so much for your support.
[JDokic] Bye, Bye.
[Question] Bye. Thank you from all your fans around the world!
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