Injured Dokic will make open
Injured Dokic will make Open
Australian tennis draw card Jelena Dokic says the Achilles injury that has forced her out of the Hobart international should not stop her competing at the Australian Open.
Dokic was in Hobart to continue her preparations for this month's Melbourne Park grand slam after being granted a wildcard into qualifying.
Dokic, 25 said she strained her Achilles tendon training on Thursday afternoon and the precautionary decision to withdraw from the Hobart tournament was made on Friday.
The former world No.4 said the injury should not disrupt her Open preparations "too much".
"The Australian open is still 10 days away so I still have some time, which is good, and I should be all right," Dokic told reporters.