Jelena Dokic couldn’t repeat her Australian Open heroics, losing in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
The 2009 Australian Open quarterfinalist, who has risen from No.178 to No.80 in the rankings this year, lost in straight sets to 34-year-old American Jill Craybas 6-4 6-2.
Dokic said she may have been mentally beaten before taking the court against Craybas. The Australian also said: “I’m really, really struggling mentally. I need to just settle down and get myself together again.”
In her only other outing since Melbourne, the 25-year-old Dokic was defeated in the opening round of Memphis by top seed Caroline Wozniacki. (source: ESPN, photo: Ralf Reinecke)