Jelena Dokic’s first interview after a decision to make a comeback


Two days ago I wrote about Jelena Dokic’s plans of a full comeback, and now Tennis Australia has published an exclusive interview with the former world number four.

Among other things, the 24-year-old Dokic revealed why she stopped playing tennis, and why she wants to revive her tennis career. Here’s what she said:

I just haven’t played because I didn’t feel within myself that I was ready to play…You always have ups and downs in a career and, of course, I have had a bit of a down period. I felt like I just wasn’t ready to play, until now. I think if you are not ready it is counterproductive to try and comeback. It is better to leave it and get yourself together. That is what I have done… It has taken some time, but right now I feel like I am in a place mentally and physically that I am ready and able to compete. Now I feel in mind and body I am back and ready to give 100 per cent to train hard and try and play again.

I hope we’ll see Jelena Dokic in full form again.


  1. Poor Dokic. No one should have to go through what she went through. She should have had her father thrown in jail a long, long time ago.


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