lost to Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 at Wimbledon
LONDON.--(LadyDragon.com)21/06/11--Q. How disappointing was that,
given the way you were playing before the rain delay and
JELENA DOKIC: Yeah,
uhm, it was pretty disappointing. I thought I was getting
on top of her, well, that second set and beginning of the
third so... Yeah, it happens. I'm not the only one that
it happened to here. It's happened many times. Also today
was one of those times for me as well. So, yeah, I just
really have to learn a lot from this match. It's very
disappointing. Very, very disappointing. But just have to
try to get over it quickly.
Q. Is it a loss
of momentum or more a change of conditions?
JELENA DOKIC: Maybe
both actually. I think, uhm, I did lose some momentum.
She did a couple things differently that she didn't do up
until that point. But, yeah, I lost momentum on my serve
quite a bit. So, uhm, that made quite a big difference.
And I think my first serve percentage really went down,
which is very important in the third. If I served like I
did in the first and the second, I, you know, maybe would
have won because I was very close to breaking her even in
that last game, so... Yeah, but also, yeah, the
conditions, as well. The roof and everything was fine.
But I think, yeah, I felt like I was playing better
before the rain.
Q. What effect
did the break have on your ankle? Did you get some
JELENA DOKIC: Yeah, I did. It didn't affect my game. I
did twist it. I felt it. But I was still warm, so it was
fine. It didn't stop me from continuing to play.
Q. Is it
frustrating, particularly this sort of loss when you've
done so well this year and you've got back to Centre
JELENA DOKIC: It's not about the Centre Court. For us
it's normal. It's just another tournament. We get to play
in big conditions a lot, like big courts and stuff. So
it's not about that. But I felt like I had a chance at
the French Open, the match that I should have won, and
also today. So that just kind of hurts a little bit. So
hopefully that will turn somewhere (smiling). Yeah, I was
just unlucky today, I think. She came up with a few great
shots when she really, really needed to, that usually
maybe she wouldn't have. For me was the other way around.
So, yeah, uhm, yeah, just disappointing.
Q. Looking forward, does today convince you you can
continue your way up the rankings the way you have been?
JELENA DOKIC: I think I played a good match. Of course,
there's always things to improve, you know. I definitely
have still things myself that I really want to work on
and really improve. But, yeah, I have to continue, you
know. The year is still long. As much as this is
disappointing, I'm going to use the next two weeks to
practice and, yeah, decide on my schedule, what I'm going
to do. You know, I'm in a very good position with my
ranking and getting into all the events. So I haven't
been in that position in five, six, seven years. So, uhm,
it definitely makes things easier that I don't have to
worry about what I'm gonna do next. So, yeah, but, yeah,
this will be hard to take. It will hurt for a couple
days. I'll be thinking about, you know, what I could have
done differently. But, yeah, I've got to move on. I'm
having a good year. I would like to get just some more
consistency in my matches in tournaments, and that's it.
I'm sure I'll have great results again.
Q. Is your movement one of the things you'd be keen to
JELENA DOKIC: Yeah. I think, yeah, just in general girls,
you always try to do that, play to open court and move
the girls. Especially a lot of girls don't move so good
forward. She doesn't have that problem. But, yeah, I
think I improved a lot in that area. But of course
there's still work to be done there. So, yeah, that will
be one of the things. But, uhm, there are also some
things in my game I would like to work on. I did them,
you know, a couple times today. It's been going good in
my matches but I want to do it even more.
Q. You said you
didn't know how you'd feel walking onto Centre Court. Was
it an emotional feeling walking back out there?
JELENA DOKIC: No, I
mean, it was normal. I tried to not think about that so
much, just tried to look at it as another match. So,
yeah. But it was good, you know. The court was full.
There was a lot of people watching. It was good
atmosphere. You know, we played three sets. So, you know,
it was good. It was nice to play. Would have been just
nice to win.
Q. Do you have a goal rankings wise that you think you
can get back to?
JELENA DOKIC: Obviously next goal would be top 30, being
45 now. I will try to get that, work hard for that until
the end of the year. I would be like to be seeded at the
Australian Open to avoid first rounds like this. So,
yeah, maybe if I played her in the third round or
something, then, you know, you have even more matches
would have been different. So, uhm, yeah, that's my next
goal. I'm in a position where I can kind of think about
that now. That also helps for the other tournaments, as
well, to be seeded, avoid early tough rounds. Then you
can play yourself into the tournament.
Q. Are you
available for the next Fed Cup?
JELENA DOKIC: Yeah,
sure. I don't know. I think that's not until next year,
so yeah, why not? Yeah, it was very tough the last tie
because, you know, I got sick and tired, so I couldn't
make it to Melbourne. But, yeah, I would love to play the
next one. I think it's after the Australian Open, so
Q. Could you expand a little bit on the things you
need to learn from this match today.
JELENA DOKIC: Uhm, well, I think that rain delay was big.
It changed a lot. I think I started a little bit slow. I
just didn't put enough pressure on her. I kept on putting
pressure on her in the second set, you know, hitting some
big shots, but still not going for too much. I got in the
groove of that. That's why I started winning. I think the
same was at 1 All in her service game, as well. So I kind
of backed off a little bit for a game or two and was kind
of putting balls in and hoping things would happen. Then
I made a couple of errors. Then my serve went down. So,
uhm, yeah, maybe I should have just started a little bit
better, a little bit more aggressive, you know. And that
game at 4 3 on my serve where I had 30 Love in the third,
that was a really bad game because I did two double
faults and an easy mistake off a great serve. So, yeah,
that shouldn't have happened. She didn't give me anything
like that. Actually, she did. She broke me at 2 1. I
broke her straight back. But at 4 3 in the third, I
shouldn't have had a game like that. I got to learn a lot
from that, what to do when I get in that situation again,
you know, whether I got tight or whether it was nerves or
whatever it was. But I have to, uhm, really learn from
that because that was a huge game. And I even had chances
in the next game to break. So, uhm, yeah, I should have
been more solid on my own serve.