Former world No.4 Jelena Dokic is back in her adopted country of Australia and feels well on her way to bring back the form and results she deserves.
“I feel good,” says the 25-year-old Dokic. “I’ve been training a lot and I’ve been training hard, and I give myself just as much of a chance as anyone else.”
“I have some confidence now, and [I have played] some matches and the [Australian Open] Play-off will be a really really good test for me.”
“I’m in the best shape I’ve probably been in the last four years, so I think I’ve made a couple of steps forward and I need to just continue for the next six months,” the world No.179 Dokic added.
“I need to have a consistent year in 2009, but I think I’m on the way.”
The Australian Open Play-off is on at Melbourne Park from 15 to 21 December.
Watch this 2-minute video to hear Dokic herself talk about her current form, next tournaments she plans to play, and more. (source: Tennis Australia, photo: Ralf Reinecke)
But has she kicked her a.h. dad to the curb?
Her dad is not in her life any more. “They have no contact and she doesn’t see the situation changing” – they say at Tennis Australia.