Former world number 4 Jelena Dokic, who has had a harder time of it that maybe any other player on the tour, is now making yet another comeback attempt, this time in her adopted country, Australia. Dokic reports that she has been working very hard and thinks she can get back into the top 50 next year. She has made several attempts to return to the tour, yet none of them has panned out. Now she is hoping to become an Australian Open qualifier.
Though there is heavy competition, Dokic's father would probably make the top of an official Evil Tennis Fathers list, and Dokic's long fall from the tennis elite was quite obviously related to what the press likes to call "family issues," but what is more aptly called abuse and violence.