Category Archives: Lucie Safarova

Nadal And Perello Among The Stars And Spouses In London

The top eight male players tennis players for the season stepped out forĀ  ‘A Night With The Stars’ Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Gala hosted by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The event was supported by Moet & Chandon at Battersea Power Station.

Nadal was accompanied by long term love Xisca Perello who posed for photos with her man and was seen enjoying his company throughout the night. Novak Djokovic was joined by his long time girlfriend Jelena Ristic and Tomas Berdych was joined by his new girlfriend. Read more »

WTA Beauties: Ivanovic, Dulko, Wozniacki, Clijsters, Li And More

These ladies prove that the WTA campaign Strong Is Beautiful is true with these amazing photographs
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Jelena Dokic Ends Title Drought

Jelena Dokic has had a difficult few years. When she hasn’t been tortured by family issues she has been taunted by the media, her own struggles with depression and illness and her lack of form. When she’s hit a hot patch in the past she hasn’t been able to win a title because she’s either been halted by injury or by mono. Read more »

>Jelena Dokic; “I’m alone.”


Lucie Safarova has ended Jelena Dokic’s time in Paris, defeating her 6-2, 6-2. Dokic had been hoping to be competitive, or find her form after nearly 12 months of injury, illness, drama and poor play. The error strewn match came at the worst possible time for Dokic, who has admitted she is struggling with the mental side of the game and had hoped that a good outcome at Roland Garros would be a sign of better things to come.
More worryingly for Dokic, there appears to be more personal issues holding her back. Her coaching team had previously been her long term boyfriend and his brother, who she credits with pulling her out of years of depression, the result of years of family issues. The brothers were accused of causing an issue on a flight in Australia earlier in the year that left Dokic in tears and publicly embarrassed. When asked if her coaching situation was the same, or if something had changed, she simply responded with “I’m alone.” Not a good sign for the former top player who relied on the stability the brothers provided.
“I was nervous at the beginning, so, yeah, she got a head start. About three games through past before I could get into some rallies… Yeah, outside of top 5, this is one of the worst match ups for me at the moment because I haven’t played any matches and she’s done so well on clay this year and just in general she’s done well this year. It was always gonna be tough. She’s just more consistent than me right now… Yeah, you know, there’s nothing really to be disappointed about. You know, I’ve played four tournaments this year, and I only played, you know, 50,000 coming into the Grand Slam. So I think I’m probably one of the least prepared players in the draw at the moment. I can’t be disappointed. I just have to move on from this and go to the next tournament.” – Jelena Dokic

>Henin And Sharapova Fall In Opening Round In Madrid


Aravane Rezai handed Justine Henin a third set bagel in the opening round of the Madrid Masters 1000 event today, winning 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. Lucie Safarova also handed out a surprise, defeating Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3. Sharapova was returning to play after recovering from a bruised elbow, having not played since Indian Wells. The lack of match play was obviously as issue as the Russian star struggled to find any rhythm and lacked the confidence to go for her shots.

“It’s a struggle trying to find the rhythm. I thought (Safarova) played really solid, good tennis and did everything she needed to win the match. More solid than me anyway. I certainly had my chances in the match and a few balls here and there that I maybe would have made if I had the matches under my belt.”

Justine Henin also complained of feeling far below her peak. After winning Stuttgart, Henin reportedly became unwell. She now hopes to recover before Roland Garros, and allow her broken pinky finger to heal before the second Grand Slam of the year.

“I wasn’t feeling my best today. I was ill after Stuttgart. I didn’t have the energy I needed.”