Jelena Dokic poised for a grand comeback at the BMW Malaysian Open

Former World #4, (currently #91) Jelena Dokic (AUS) defeated Michaella Krajicek (NED, #150) 6-2, 6-3. She started the tournament by defeating the reigning French Open Champion and top seed (World #5) Francesca Schiavone of Italy before pulling another upset against eight-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the Q-final.

It was another slow moving Saturday afternoon and since I have nothing important to do, I decided to drop by the Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort to catch up on the on-going BMW Malaysian Open Tennis Tournament that feature some of the leading women tennis players in the world.

But my supposedly 5  minutes journey to the venue turned to 30 minutes, when I was told I have to use the main entrance to enter the resort and when I finally found the main entrance, I was ushered past the VIP parking, then the Members parking and finally to a lowly class visitor parking that is 1km away. Luckily the organizer provides a shuttle bus (WW II antique bus) service for us visitors to go to the center court where the tennis tournament was held. Otherwise I would have skipped the tournament and go for my bak kut teh dinner instead. Some lucky motorists were allowed to park at the VIP area after some negotiation with the “jaga kereta boy”. I am not so lucky though. 🙂

Although I am no tennis player, I am quite surprise by the entertainment value provided by the women players. They were really fit and strong and I could say that I really enjoyed watching and photographing them. I am sure the final match between Jelena Dokic and Lucie Safarova would be an explosive affair. Personally I would root for my “underdog” favorite, Jelena Dokic to win the tournament. Good luck Jelena.

Jelena Dokic returning a shot to Michaella Krajicek.

Michaella Krajicek aced the serve to Dokic.

An awkward return from Krajicek.

Fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic defeated Jarmila Groth of Australia 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to today's final.

A powerful, yet graceful return by Safarova.

She is really a power player. Every return is packed with power and control. Wonderful.

Safarova disputing the line call by the umpire. Incredibly, she performs flawlessly after the call to win the game.

Jarmila Groth was distracted momentarily by someone or something outside the court.

As graceful as a ballerina.

J Groth executing a perfect return shot to her opponent.

J Groth having a break between sets.

Latest update from the BMW Malaysian Open tennis tournament -11:15pm 6th March 2011

Jelena Dokic, my favorite “underdog” has won the BMW Malaysian Open 2011 after a very dramatic tiebreak games in the second set, beating Lucie Safarova 2-6, 7-6 and 6-4. It was really a hard earned victory considering Safarova gave all that she has got for a fierce competition. Congratulations and well done! Hopefully this will serve as your break to bigger things to come.


  1. ილიასბლოგი says:

    nice fitnes 😀

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