Dokic disappointed by loss to Rogowska
2 Mar 2012
Olivia Rogowska has defeated fellow Australian and defending champion Jelena Dokic in the second round of the WTA Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.
Rogowska needed slightly over two hours to oust the seventh-seeded Dokic 3-6 6-4 7-6(2) at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort on Thursday.
“It was one of those frustrating days where I couldn’t play my best tennis,” Dokic said.
“It was a game I should have won easily.”
Indeed, Dokic did not play her best tennis – she only managed to land 45 per cent of her first serves and also threw in an unsightly 12 double faults.
With the round-of-16 loss, Dokic stands to lose 250 ranking points after failing to defend her title, meaning she will most likely fall out of the top 100 when the new WTA rankings are released on Monday.
A delighted Rogowska will now face Eleni Daniilidou, who upset another Australian in Jarmila Gajdosova 6-4, 6-0 for a place in the quarterfinals.