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Struggling Jelena Dokic returns to Australia

Yes that's right she is back in melbouren

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FORMER Wimbledon semi-finalist Jelena Dokic has returned to Australia in another attempt to revive her stop-start tennis career.

The 24-year-old's world ranking has dropped to an arbitrary position of No.9999 as she has zero ranking points.

It is almost two years since Dokic's last serious comeback attempt, when she won the Australian Open wildcard event, only to bow out in the first round of the 2006 Open to Virginie Razzano of France.

It was Dokic's only grand slam tournament since 2004.

She reached a career-high ranking of No.4 in 2002, two years after reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals, before her promising career went into freefall.

Dokic, who holds dual Australian and Serbian citizenship and is based in Zagreb, is understood to have arrived in Melbourne last weekend.

She initially changed nationality from Australian to Yugoslavian (and then Serbian) in 2001 after father Damir claimed the Australian Open draw had been rigged against her.

Dokic later fell out with her father.

Tennis Australia welcomed the talented baseliner back into the fold in 2005, although they have had only sporadic contact with her since early 2006.

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I dont mean to rain on your parade, but i doubt this means anything.

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Jelena.

Good luck. Hopefully you do go through with this "comeback". But I'm not expecting too much.
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ANy news about her is positive to me. It's still in you Jelena!

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It would be wonderful if she is really back Hopefully she really wants a REAL comeback now and not just here and there a 10k

Already one year ago when she came to Pilic - and also almost one ago when she left.
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If I was Tennis Australia I wouldnt take her back not after all she has done in terms of turning her back on the country that has supported her and trained her as a player. She turned her back on Australia too many times and gave up when she had our support last time.
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If I was Tennis Australia I wouldnt take her back not after all she has done in terms of turning her back on the country that has supported her and trained her as a player. She turned her back on Australia too many times and gave up when she had our support last time.
I agree with you, I wish her a good luck but if this is part of the plan of Bikic brothers then

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Jelena, please just train and play.

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is the phsyco coach with her? if yes, she is wasting her time.

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Re: Struggling Jelena Dokic returns to Australia

This article is slightly more in-depth:

http://au.sports.yahoo.com/071016/2/1fz10.html

Dokic back to kick-start career, again
Tuesday October 16, 5:22 PM


Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Jelena Dokic has returned to Australia in yet another attempt to revive her stop-start tennis career.
Tennis Australia (TA) has again pledged to provide support for the talented and controversial Dokic, whose world ranking has dropped to an arbitrary position of No.9999 as she has zero ranking points.
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It was Dokic's only grand slam tournament since 2004.
The 24-year-old reached a career-high ranking of No.4 in 2002, two years after advancing to the Wimbledon semi-finals, before her promising career went into freefall.
Dokic, who holds dual Australian and Serbian citizenship and is now based in Zagreb, arrived in Melbourne last weekend after making contact with TA's director of player development Craig Tiley.
Tiley is expected to meet Dokic as soon as Wednesday after returning from an international trip.
"Jelena has decided to come back to Melbourne to prepare herself for a return to competitive tennis," said TA chief executive Steve Wood.
"Tennis Australia will help facilitate access to coaching, courts and hitting partners.
"At this stage it is too early to speculate on when she will resume playing.
"As a former world No.4 and Wimbledon semi-finalist we believe she deserves this opportunity to realise her potential."
Dokic initially changed nationality from Australian to Yugoslavian (and then Serbian) in 2001 after father Damir claimed the Australian Open draw had been rigged against her.
Dokic later fell out with her father.
TA first welcomed the gifted baseliner back into the fold in 2005, although they have had only sporadic contact with her since early 2006.
She spurned an offer from TA three months ago to link up with the Australian Institute of Sport's Pro Tour Program which would have allowed her to work with AIS coaches in London.
But Dokic seems to have had yet another change of heart since, prompting the latest approach to Tiley.
Dokic has battled a wrist injury this year and has only played one competitive match, losing in the first round of a minor-level tournament in Italy to local journeywoman Giulia Gatto Monticone in straight sets.
She is also reported to have split with German-based coach Nikki Pilic.
Before switching her allegiance to Serbia six years ago, Dokic represented Australia in the Fed Cup and at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Australia's highest ranked women's player is Samantha Stosur at No.42, with Alicia Molik (69), Nicole Pratt (71) and Casey Dellacqua (80) also in the top 100.


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This article is slightly more in-depth:

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Dokic back to kick-start career, again
Tuesday October 16, 5:22 PM


Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Jelena Dokic has returned to Australia in yet another attempt to revive her stop-start tennis career.
Tennis Australia (TA) has again pledged to provide support for the talented and controversial Dokic, whose world ranking has dropped to an arbitrary position of No.9999 as she has zero ranking points.
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It was Dokic's only grand slam tournament since 2004.
The 24-year-old reached a career-high ranking of No.4 in 2002, two years after advancing to the Wimbledon semi-finals, before her promising career went into freefall.
Dokic, who holds dual Australian and Serbian citizenship and is now based in Zagreb, arrived in Melbourne last weekend after making contact with TA's director of player development Craig Tiley.
Tiley is expected to meet Dokic as soon as Wednesday after returning from an international trip.
"Jelena has decided to come back to Melbourne to prepare herself for a return to competitive tennis," said TA chief executive Steve Wood.
"Tennis Australia will help facilitate access to coaching, courts and hitting partners.
"At this stage it is too early to speculate on when she will resume playing.
"As a former world No.4 and Wimbledon semi-finalist we believe she deserves this opportunity to realise her potential."
Dokic initially changed nationality from Australian to Yugoslavian (and then Serbian) in 2001 after father Damir claimed the Australian Open draw had been rigged against her.
Dokic later fell out with her father.
TA first welcomed the gifted baseliner back into the fold in 2005, although they have had only sporadic contact with her since early 2006.
She spurned an offer from TA three months ago to link up with the Australian Institute of Sport's Pro Tour Program which would have allowed her to work with AIS coaches in London.
But Dokic seems to have had yet another change of heart since, prompting the latest approach to Tiley.
Dokic has battled a wrist injury this year and has only played one competitive match, losing in the first round of a minor-level tournament in Italy to local journeywoman Giulia Gatto Monticone in straight sets.
She is also reported to have split with German-based coach Nikki Pilic.
Before switching her allegiance to Serbia six years ago, Dokic represented Australia in the Fed Cup and at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Australia's highest ranked women's player is Samantha Stosur at No.42, with Alicia Molik (69), Nicole Pratt (71) and Casey Dellacqua (80) also in the top 100.

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I hope Jelena really takes hold of this oppurtunity and gives it everything she's got.
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Phillip, why the smiley?
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I doubt she will be back on the same level
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