Thursday, February 10, 2011
My moment of Patriotism - Jelena Dokic wins in Paris.
Jelena Dokic posted a rare WTA tour victory in Paris as she renewed her bid to break back into the top echelon this year.
Dokic overcame Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 4-6 6-3 6-4 and fired down 11 aces but lost her serve twice as she advanced to the second round.
Dokic, who made the second round of the Australian Open last month, had to slog her way through qualifying to reach the main draw.
Dokic, ranked No. 120 in the world, has said she is confident of climbing to the top 30 given that she has few points to defend until July.
''I feel good about the year. I think I'm not in bad shape physically or mentally or with my tennis at all. Just certain things need work,'' she said after exiting the Open last month.