Jelena Dokic, the former World No. 4, is hoping to return to the WTA tour at the Australian Open in 2014. The 30-year-old Australian-based Serb has been working out with Todd Woodbridge, the head of professional tennis down under.
”She wants to get back into the game,” stated Craig Tiley, the chief executive of Tennis Australia. ”She’s training every day with a focus on next year.”
Dokic was a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2000 before a spate of family issues with a domineering father and subsequent injuries derailed her career.
In 2009, she made a strong return by reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open before injuries once again sabotaged her comeback.
It would be a remarkable return that almost certainly hinges on Tennis Australia awarding a wildcard entry.
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