Jelena Dokic beats Bojana Jovanovski for Kuala Lumpur semis


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)


  1. 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.


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