In 2002, when Jelena Dokic was ranked number 4 in the world, she did not play in the Australian Open. That year, she reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, the round of 16 at Wimbledon, and the second round at the U.S. Open. Dokic played in the Australian Open only four times prior to this year, and she lost in the first round three of those times. In 1999, she reached the third round. She has already improved her Melbourne record by getting to the third round in 2009.
The best Dokic ever did at a major was to reach the Wimbledon semifinals in 2000; she was defeated by Lindsay Davenport, 6-7, 6-4, 6-0.