Friday, January 23, 2009

Jelena Dokic Still Living A Dream Down Under At The Australian Open

It's a been a long, long time since Jelena Dokic made some noise on the court. Lately, she's been more famous on the Internet for her body than her tennis. But, out of nowhere, she's living a fairy tale so far at the Australian Open. Here's the news from

"The improbable comeback dream of Jelena Dokic advanced to fresh heights on Friday as the newest national tennis heroine upset number 11 Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 to fight into the fourth round.

'I feel stronger, this is so great,' said the 25-year-old who once stood fourth in the world as a teenager before personal crises and conflicts sent her family back to Serbia and exiled the player to the sporting wilderness.

Dokic, ranked 187 and a wild card into the event after winning a December play-off, recovered with poise after losing the first set against the on-form Danish teenager."

Dokic showed flashes of the form that took her to a Wimbledon semi-final in the last decade as she scored the triumph in front of a cheering crowd at the Rod Laver arena."

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