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Photos: Jelena’s season so far

Photos: Jelena’s season so far

27 February 2012

A review of Jelena Dokic’s 2012 season to March.  Read more

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Jelena to play Fed Cup in Melbourne tie

Jelena to play Fed Cup in Melbourne tie

6 April 2011

Jelena Dokic will compete in the upcoming Fed Cup World Group Play-Off against Ukraine on 16-17 April.

Dokic was today named in the Aussie team alongside Jarmila Groth (No.29), Anastasia Rodionova (No.74) and Sophie Ferguson (No.124).

 Top-ranked Australian Samantha Stosur will miss the tie, which will be held at Glen Iris Valley Recreation Club, Mount Waverley, to better prepare for the clay-court season.

 Announced today, Australian Fed Cup Captain, David Taylor said he has a strong line-up to take on Ukraine.

 “We are obviously disappointed that our No.1 player, Sam, will not be coming home for this tie but we respect her decision and I have faith in the other girls to get us back to the elite eight,” Taylor said.

 “Jarmila, Jelena and Anastasia are all in the top 100 players and Sophie also has the potential to also break into the top 100 women with a few strong performances.

 “Jelena has made a remarkable start to 2011 with a WTA title win in Kuala Lumpur, her first since 2002 and a quarterfinal appearance in Paris where she lost to Kim Clijsters.

 “She is also a proven Fed Cup performer, with a 13-3 win-loss record.” 

 “The Ukraine team are never an easy opponent and I expect them to come out fighting but the Australian girls have worked really hard to get into the World Group and I know they are keen to prove they belong there.  It should be a great tie.”

  The Australia team played Ukraine at this point in the competition last year with Stosur, Rodionova, Alicia Molik and Rennae Stubbs claiming victory 5-0.

 This will be the first time that Melbourne has hosted a Fed Cup tie since 1988 and the first time Australia has hosted a Fed Cup tie on clay.

 Tickets will be available through Ticketek,  or call 132 849.

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