If any player with an all-out low percentage game decided to go for everything all the time they are bound to have one match where the play absolute GOATWAD.
It would only be one match though, and the rest of the time would be a mess - like both of these girls careers.
That's so wrong, especially comparing someone who has never cracked the top 30 to someone who reached close tot he top of the rankings when there were countless brilliant talents around as well as ending two consecutive years in the top 10, but we all know what derailed her career though.
Jelena Dokic was a brilliant player in her first career (for lack of better words), had deep runs in multiple big tournaments, had many big wins including over then world no. 1 Martina Hingis in the infamous first round of her debut Wimbledon run to reach the QF. She reached Wimbledon SF the following year and won 2 tier 1 titles that same year as well. Outside of a couple of bad losses, in grand slams she mostly lost to notable names like Serena, Lindsay, Maria, Martina, Capriati, and Mary. Even during the twilight of her first career before it got completely
derailed, she managed to reach the QF and R4 of multiple slams, and scored wins over the likes of then world. no 1 Kim Clijsters.
In her comeback, she had a brilliant run at the 2009 Australian Open, only to injure her ankles (in a similar manner to how Maria injured her ankle at this year's Tokyo match against Kvitova) during the very end of her match against Kleybanova in R4, which derailed her yet again for an extended period of time. She hasn't been able to find that form since.
She has real talent that could've taken her quite far. Her career wasn't a mess until her personal issues took control of her life, and she just ended her tennis commitments then and there for an extended period of time, causing her ranking to rapidly drop as low as it could get until eventually she was unranked.
Don't get me wrong though, I'm not saying she would've nabbed a slam or something, but I'm just saying that she could've been a solid top 20 or 30 player rather than in the lower top 100s or even top 200. She could've had a better career.
Peak Dokic > Peak Lucic, no question about it.