So anyways, Jelena is yet again poised for a comeback. Also this thread is poised for a comeback, I was reading through it, man we used to be really funny back in 05'
. By we I mean me, and by funny I mean dumb. ha!
Dokic gets fit and focused
December 2, 2007
JELENA Dokic says she wants to "reconnect" with the Australian public and return to the top echelons of the game after officially nominating for the Australian Open wildcard play-off.
"I needed some time away from the game to sort through some personal issues but now I'm back and very focused," Dokic told The Sunday Age. "I've been working very hard in training and I'm hopeful that things turn out well."
Dokic boasted a career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world in 2002, eight years after emigrating from her native Serbia with her family. A Wimbledon semi-finalist, her career has been in free fall after she changed her nationality to Yugoslav and then Serb after father Damir claimed the Australian Open draw was rigged against her.
The 24-year-old has no rankings points and an arbitrary computer ranking of 9999. She has earned almost $3.8 million in prizemoney but did little to add to that tally this season, earning $123 from a Futures Tour appearance. She believes her climb back to the top can begin with the Australian Open.
"I'd love to play in the Australian Open again," Dokic said. "… I'd like to think that by the end of 2008, I could be somewhere in the top 50."
Now based in Melbourne, Dokic has had a gruelling practice regime. She has been on court for up to four hours a day, six days a week.
Having seemingly sorted out her personal issues — she has fallen out with the controversial Damir — Dokic said she had been inspired by the stunning comebacks of Jennifer Capriati, Mary Pierce and Andre Agassi.
Jelena Dokic takes final swing
December 02, 2007 12:00am
FORMER tennis whizkid Jelena Dokic has launched another comeback bid.
Dokic was hard at work at Melbourne Park yesterday, hoping to win a wildcard into the Australian Open.
The former Wimbledon semi-finalist has seen injury and personal problems way-lay her once-glittering career.
Now ranked 9999th in the world, Dokic has entered into the wildcard round-robin tournament to be played from December 15-21 in search of a singles spot in the main draw.
Dokic has rarely been seen on the tour since she won the same qualifying tournament last year, only to lose in the first round of the Open.
Here's a video of Jelena practicing for the OPEN back in October. You can see by looking at the pics which were taken this month, that in just about 2 months Jelena has lost alot of weight. I think she for serious!