Jelena is starting to remind me of Maria in that she looks far prettier on court with no makeup than she does all dressed- and tarted-up.
Anyhoo, just found this news item about your girl. Poor kid.
Dokic slump continues in Estoril
Mon 25 Apr, 2005
ESTORIL, Portugal --Troubled Jelena Dokic's return after a seven week absence ended in misery when she crashed out on the opening day of the Estoril WTA Open.
The former Australian, who less than three years ago stood fourth in the world, lost her will as she bottomed out with a first-round loss against Ukrainian Alyona Bondarenka 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
Now ranked 450th in the world Dokic refused to shake hands with her opponent after the match.
This was the first time Dokic had hit a ball in anger since losing in qualifying rounds last month in Indian Wells.
The Estoril event, which also features an ATP side with Carlos Moya the top seed on the clay, was only the third competition for Dokic this season after Pattaya, where she won a round in February, and Hyderabad, India.
Dokic, who took back her Serbia-Montenegro nationality a few years ago after quitting Australia where she learned her tennis, now has few options in the game.
The 140,000-dollar WTA side of the event is the lowest on the women's professional ranks, with Dokic getting in on an injury protected ranking.
Italian Flavia Pennetta heads the field as top seed, with a pair of young hopes with brothers who starred in the game - Dinara Safin, sister of Marat Safin, and Michaella Krajicek, half-sister of 1996 Wimbledon winner Richard - also in the mix.
Dokic, a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2000, put in a solid effort in the second set against number 82 Bondarenka, losing finalist this year in Hyderabad and playing for the first time this spring in a clay-court main draw.
Dokic won the second set in a spirited fightback as she broke the Ukrainian three times while losing her serve once.
But a lack of match fitness showed in the third, with Dokic falling to 2-3 on a double-fault and producing two serving mistakes in succession to drop to 2-5.
Two consecutive forehand errors a game later from the listless former top five standout brought a premature end to her comeback.