Dokic feared career was over after surgery

by: Matt Cronin October 30, 2013

Tags: Jelena Dokic

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Jelena Dokic says she was afraid she might never play again after undergoing wrist surgery last year. The former world No. 4 is attempting to make another comeback and is currently in Melbourne training with Tennis Australia. She has not competed since April 2012. Her surgery reportedly involved removing cysts between joints, shaving tendons, and tendon reconstructions in three fingers.

"With my wrist, I thought I would never hold a racquet again after my surgery," Dokic told the Sydney Morning Herald. "The day after I couldn't move my hand. Even three months later I couldn't even write, let alone play tennis. From that point of view, I'm very lucky to be on the court and very lucky to be able to train to try and come back."

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