Dokic’s date with Clijsters
11 Feb 2011
jelenadokic.net with AFP
World No.120 Jelena Dokic could prove to be the road block on Kim Clijsters’s journey to the top spot.
The pair will meet in the quarterfinals of the Paris Open (tonight Melbourne time). Up for grabs, apart from a place in the semis, is a return to No.1 for Clijsters or a third-successive big scalp for Dokic who overnight upset fifth seed Nadia Petrova 6-4 7-6(4)
“I was confident and put pressure on her,” said qualifier Dokic, who fired 10 aces.
“I played great in the first set, went down a little in the second but I managed to pull through.
“I have already played five matches here, things are getting better and better.
“I have nothing to lose against Kim in the next match. She’s almost number one again. I will just go out and enjoy it.”