Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Cockatoo Island
Dokic and the Fed Cup
Q. You said at the French that you were considering whether to go back and play for Australia perhaps in the Olympics or the Fed Cup, weighing up that sort of decision. Have you come to any decision on that?
JELENA DOKIC: No. I mean, I have better things to think about, especially my game. I need to come back to what I was. You know, I want to get back in the Top 4 or 5 where I was, that's my priority now. Olympics and Fed Cup is a long way away.
I mean, I'm not in a situation to play Fed Cup, first of all. It's always in the middle of tournaments. It's not ideal for me to travel and play. I play enough tournaments as it is. The year's very long, the schedule's very full. So I'm definitely not planning on playing Fed Cup. I mean, it's just not ‑‑ it would just be too much, first of all.
And the Olympics, they're a year and a half away. I mean, Fed Cup I have no plans for right now. It's just not something I want to do and spend my energy on. And Olympics are not here yet. So I will think about the Olympics when it comes to that.
Q. Don't you have to play Fed Cup for your country twice in order to represent them?
JELENA DOKIC: No. I think the rules have changed. WTA has asked to get ranking ‑‑ ITF to get ranking points, and they decided not to have to play Fed Cup ties before the Olympics. I can make up my mind in the last minute.
Is she correct about don't have to play Fed Cup matches before the Olympics?
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