quietly, dokic does the dirty work


Jelena Dokic has put together an impressive run in the minor leagues, winning three straight ITF circuit titles in the summer swing. Call it the I’m-Gunna-Make-This-Comeback-Work Series. And Jelena is the leader.

After losing in the second round at the Wimbledon Qualies, Dokic has won 15 straight matches in three different countries: France, Romania and Canada. Among those players, six were ranked in the top 200, including former top 20 player Virginie Razzano, whom Dokic beat in straight sets Sunday to win the tournament at Vancouver.

Dokic started the year at number 57 in the world, but slipped to as low as number 136 with a 7-10. With the 15 wins, she’s now at 22-10, and has reached number 82 in the world. She will still have to qualify for the main draw of the US Open in a couple of weeks, as her ranking was outside the top 100 when the entry list was made.

Catch a peek at our favorite this-is-how-I-feel tee from Vancouver after the cut.

Ricardas Berankis, an ATP up-and-comer (and former Federer bestie?!) strikes a pose in Vancouver with his “Quiet, please” K-Swiss tee (a look back) after a rain delay.

(photos by gerry kahrmann of png via the vancouver sun)


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2 Responses to “quietly, dokic does the dirty work”

  1. Jelena Dokic warming up comeback on the ITF circuit | Jelena Dokic Says:

    […] perform in the main draw (when she hopefully gets there). I miss the 2009 Australian Open. (via Tennis Served Fresh, photo: […]

  2. TennisFlip Says:

    Once again – don’t knock the Dock!
    She’s always been so difficult to play againts, even at her worst days. I hope to see some of her best games in the next few months on the WTA tour.

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