Monday, January 18, 2010
Last year Jelena Dokic was the feelgood story of the entire Oz Open making a successful, enthralling comeback to the Grand Slam stage after years of personal struggle and turmoil. So much for that.
She arrived to Melbourne this season under a veil of more controversy and now has suffered a first round 6-1, 7-5 defeat to Alisa Kleybanova who she defeated during that inspired run to the quarterfinals.
Ugh. JD never got to build on her run last year after suffering with injuries and sickness. I hope she can turn things around or, at the very least, steer clear of any more controversies.
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