Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jelena Dokic in Dilemma Over Australian Open 2008

It is a tough decision for Australian Jelena Dokic to decide. She was out of the court for last two years because of injury and personal problem. However, Jelena Dokic has come back to action with the ongoing Hobart International tournament. She has defeated Martina Mueller 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 to progress to the next round in the tournament.

The former world no. 4, however, was not given an wild card entry to take part in the upcoming Australian Open 2008. So, she has to go though a qualifying round to secure her place in the Australian Open. Now, the problem is that Tennis Australia will start qualifying round for the Australian Open 2008 this week. So, she has to decide if she continues in Hobart International or take part in the trial of Australian Open 2008.

Seattletimes reported:

Formerly ranked as high as fourth in the world, Dokic had to win three rounds of qualifying to reach the main draw. The 24-year-old Australian has a potential problem — whether to continue playing in Hobart or try qualifying for next week's Australian Open in Melbourne.

Tennis Australia officials declined to offer Dokic a wild card into the main draw in Melbourne, and women's qualifying will start at Melbourne Park this week.

Well, I think, she should go for the Australian Open 2008 qualifying. She has lots of potential left in her and a grand slam will be the right stage to prove her worth once again. Jelena Dokic is just 24 years old and she still has plenty of years left ahead of her. Even if she can not make it to the Australian Open, she has nothing to lose.

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