Wednesday, February 23, 2011
One bad week wont derail Jelena Dokic in road back to top.
One bad week is not going to matter, Australian Jelena Dokic said despite taking an early bow out of the Dubai Duty Free Women's Open on Tuesday.
"I think I've won around eight matches already this year on Tour, so I think I've had a good start. I'm just going to go on to next week and hopefully play better next week," she told media following her 6-2, 6-2 loss to Italian Flavia Pennetta on centre court on Tuesday afternoon".
"I don't feel like I'm hitting the ball badly at all. It was just very different conditions to what I played in last week [at the GDF Suez Open in Paris], and I only just arrived here two days back. So it's a bit tough to go from indoor to outdoor so quickly," Dokic said. I tried to save my energy as much as I could because I got sick and just hit once, so it was tough. So I'm not going to be too disappointed with this loss. Obviously, I would have liked to play better, but I'm going to go on to next week," the 27 year old promised.
This was the second time that the Australian has played in Dubai, with her debut in 2004 when she lost also in the first round.