World No.91 Jelena Dokic won the promising quarterfinal with eighth seed Bojana Jovanovski to advance to the semifinals of the Malaysian Open where she will play Michaella Krajicek, who had upset third seed and defending champion Alisa Kleybanova in the second round, before taking out Anne Kremer in the quarters.
Australia’s Dokic started the match and it went with serve all the way to 4-4, when the rising Serbian star Jovanovski earned a break to serve for the set. But it was not to be that simple. Dokic broke back, and even though Jovanovski repeated the feat and served for the set once again, leading 6-5, Dokic forced a tiebreak and won it 7-4. The first set alone lasted 1 hour 3 minutes.
The second set was much shorter, though, as Dokic broke the 55th-ranked Jovanovski in the fifth and seventh games to record a 7-6(4) 6-2 victory. Dokic served a total of seven aces, compared to Jovanovski’s one. (photo: twenty90seven)
I was really pleased when I’ve seen Dokic won against Jovanovski! I think Dokic will have a great future.
Greetings from Germany!
Really happy that Dokic has done so well at the tourney! She deserves some good results!
In general I’m rooting for Dokic, but in this case I was more on Jovanovski’s side and it’s a pity she didn’t take the first set even though she was serving for it two times.
Dokic is one of the tennis players to watch out for. Congratulations to her for winning in the KL semis. http://www.tennisround.com