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SM
Aug 30th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Bed-ridden since Wimbledon, Jelena Dokic will make yet another courageous tennis comeback on Monday (Tuesday AEST) when she takes on Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in the first round of the US Open in New York.


Dokic has been suffering in silence from mononucleosis - the same energy-sapping virus that befell Roger Federer last year - and on Saturday revealed she "wasn't even able to walk for eight weeks" for fear of worsening her already debilitating condition.


"Three weeks ago I started slowly, so just the fact that I'm here is great," Dokic told AAP.
"Obviously I cannot expect much from myself, but I wanted to come here just to get that first match and I still have a lot to play for the rest of the year."


Dokic, who enchanted fans in January with her emotion-charged run to the Australian Open quarter-finals as a wildcard, is desperate to revive her season and avoid spiralling once again to outside the world's top 100.


"I have a lot of tournaments planned to play hopefully - if I'm healthy - to try to gain some matches and some points that I will have to defend at the Australian Open obviously," the one-time world No.4 said.
"So that's the main thing now."


Dokic said she first started feeling unwell at Indian Wells and eventually had to take a 10-week layoff after fading to a three-set loss to German Tatjana Malek in the first round at Wimbledon.


"I was very, very tired and fatigued at times," Dokic said. "I got tested after Wimbledon and it was 'mono'.
"Sometimes you get better, but then you get worse. You can't practise fully day in, day out.
"For me, it was gradual. I got sick and I got gradually worse.


"So I had to be on complete bed-rest for eight weeks. It was fairly acute. I couldn't do anything. I wasn't even able to walk for eight weeks because you can make it worse.
"It's been hard. But the main thing is that I'm good now."

GOOD LUCK JELENA. I hope you can win a match and finish the year in good health and with some more wins/points!!:bounce:

Привет
Aug 30th, 2009, 11:39 AM
Jela. :sobbing: I hope it is all past her now and she can play her way through the rest of the season and enjoy being on the tour - for once!

Slutiana
Aug 30th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Omg. :hysteric: Jelena. :bigcry: One of the most unlucky players ever. :crying2: Good luck Jelena!

Talula
Aug 30th, 2009, 11:49 AM
And it wasn't even for reasons I first thought when I saw the title of the thread!;) Poor girl!

LCS
Aug 30th, 2009, 11:53 AM
:o Good luck Jelena :)

Emiel Goelen
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:03 PM
And it wasn't even for reasons I first thought when I saw the title of the thread!;) Poor girl!

:lol:

cn ireland
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:55 PM
Poor Jelena:sad:!

Let's hope her personal and injury problems are all behind her now and she can play consistently for the rest of the year:)!

Just Do It
Aug 30th, 2009, 01:07 PM
:spit: But yeat, she played only 2 matches from may to August :sad:

tenn_ace
Aug 30th, 2009, 01:24 PM
never without a drama

mr_burns
Aug 30th, 2009, 02:07 PM
i think this poor girl will need some wild cards again soon...did she gain any points since melbourne? this was so promising

serenus_2k8
Aug 30th, 2009, 02:11 PM
Poor Jelena/

volta
Aug 30th, 2009, 02:16 PM
good GOd , she can't catch a break :sobbing: it's always drama after drama after drama ... she's sooooo unlucky :bigcry:

Uranium
Aug 30th, 2009, 02:16 PM
She is a drama full mess:o Jelena:hug:

Wolkenvanger
Aug 30th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Mono's a bitch. Luckily I only had the fever-variant and I did not feel tired afterwards.

Good to see she's recovered, let's hope she'll be back in the winner's circle soon!

Edinboro
Aug 30th, 2009, 02:22 PM
And she STILL doesent ever give up! ;)

DokicToServe
Aug 30th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Good luck Jelena.

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 30th, 2009, 02:43 PM
God bless this young lady.

GoldenGophers
Aug 30th, 2009, 03:21 PM
She can do it!

Gerri
Aug 30th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Poor girl, she's had so much to deal with. She's deserves some good luck for a change. Go Jelena!!

mdterp01
Aug 30th, 2009, 04:18 PM
This poor girl can never catch a freakin break. It is so :sad: Poor child has been through so much. Please give her a break Lord!!!

Golovinjured.
Aug 30th, 2009, 04:19 PM
What a champ. :yeah: :worship:

dokic_henin
Aug 30th, 2009, 04:26 PM
:sad: Such bad luck.
Good luck at the USO Jelena!

Ciarán
Aug 30th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Poor Jelena :awww:
Hope she wins at least one match at the USO :tears:

Vamos Feńa
Aug 30th, 2009, 04:49 PM
oh my... that's terrible
Jelena :hug:

DokDi
Aug 30th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Good luck Jelena in the rest of your career!! You are a true inspiration, I hope you have much much support tomorrow in New York!:)

frederique
Aug 30th, 2009, 06:37 PM
And she STILL doesn't ever give up! ;)

Yeah, Jelena's spirit is great if you consider everything she has to deal with. I really admire this about her. :worship:


Good luck tomorrow Jelena, we love you! :hug:

Just Do It
Aug 30th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Why was this thread removed ?

DokicToServe
Aug 30th, 2009, 06:57 PM
What the...

Why was it moved??

Just Do It
Aug 30th, 2009, 07:02 PM
What the...

Why was it moved??

Yeah, weird, considering there are threads in GM ( on page one atm ) that are completely unnecessary.

DokDi
Aug 30th, 2009, 07:20 PM
It seems like the mods here really hate Jelena, they ignore requests about her in entries threads, always move topics about her in GM!:sad:

Dominic
Aug 30th, 2009, 07:21 PM
OMG Those bitches! :o :mad:

faboozadoo15
Aug 30th, 2009, 07:49 PM
Fuck the haters.

Rock on Dokic.

She plays Flipkens right? Hope she crushes her. Nobody needs a win more.

Uranium
Aug 30th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Another great thread move from Mods:bowdown:

Belco
Aug 31st, 2009, 02:18 PM
morons i tell ya, morons

Good luck Jelena :D