Re: Dokic/Lucic: are they past the point of no return?
Jelena's pretty much finished, because no matter how many times she takes a long break and enters 10K's again, she just doesnt have the motivation to make a full fledged comeback. And plus, she continues to work with the Bikictards who do absolutely nothing to help her and she refuses every offer TA throws her way to help get her focused on tennis. I'll support her forever, and wish her the best of luck in her life, but in my opinion, her time is officially done.
From the few matches Lucic has played this year, her results seemed promising. She even had a win over Elena Vesnina and played a very tight second set against Chakvetadze in Indian Wells. I think Mirjana has similar motivation problems, and she doesnt seem to be willing to work her way up from the bottom, even though thats what she needs to do. Cant just rely on handouts. That said, I think if Mirjana was committed to coming back and working her way up properly, she might still be able to have some type of success.
Anyway, the chances that either of them will return to respectability is slim to none, but if I had to give one the better chance, it would be Lucic, purely based on a couple of promising matches she's played this year. Dokic, even when she was playing last year and earlier this year, was still struggling in 10k's.