Jelena Dokic Crashes Out in Warsaw to Romanian Qualifier

by The Insider on May 20, 2009 · 0 comments

in WTA News

jelena-dokic-warsawJelena Dokic has had a terrible start in the Warsaw Open crashing out in the first round to Romanian qualifier Ioana Raluca Olaru. Dokic lost the match 6-4 6-3 with the 106th-ranked Olaru breaking Jelena in each set and only dropping serve once in the match.

“A very, very poor match — probably my worst match in the last two years,” Dokic said. “Really erratic and too many unforced errors.”

Once ranked as high as No. 4 in 2002, Dokic’s career stalled and four years later she tumbled to No. 617. But her resurgence peaked in January when she reached the Australian Open quarterfinals after entering as a wild card. She is currently ranked No. 72.

Earlier this month, she said in an interview with an Australian magazine that her father, Damir Dokic, physically abused her earlier in her career. Dokic, who is estranged from her father, told how she fled from her family in 2002 to escape the abuse.

Damir Dokic reportedly made threats against the Australian ambassador in Serbia after the interview was published. Serbian police detained him May 7 in Belgrade over the reported threats, and an investigation is pending.

Dokic wouldn’t take questions on her relationship with her father on Tuesday.

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