Dokic plays down chances in wild-card playoff

by: Matt Cronin | December 09, 2013

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Former world No. 4 Jelena Dokic doesn’t like her chances in the coming week's Australian Open wildcard play-off. Dokic is attempting another comeback after being sidelined for the past two years with a right wrist injury that required reconstructive surgery.

She will face another player who is on the comeback trail, Jarmila Gajdosova, who is recovering from mononucleosis.

“Always when you’re competing, you give yourself a chance. But to be honest, I don’t give myself a chance this year,’’ the 30-year-old Dokic told the Herald Sun. "I’m just happy to play my first competitive match in almost two years. For me, that’s a win because I thought I would never play again. I’m just excited about that; I don’t really care whether I win or whether I lose and how I play. I just want to be out there and have that feeling of competing, you know, being nervous and the adrenalin. For sure, it will take me months to get back to being able to play well in matches.”

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