Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Teen Gives Dokic a Loss Fright

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Teen Gives Dokic a Loss Fright

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Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au

TENNIS: The comeback hopes of former World No.4 Jelena Dokic suffered a jolt yesterday when she fell to a Queensland teenager in the Australian Open Playoff.

Dokic, 25, went down to 18-year-old Monica Wejnert 4-6 6-3 6-4 and now faces a must-win match on Wednesday to keep alive her chances of a wildcard into next month's Australian Open.

"She's probably the highest ranked I've beaten so far in my career, so it's great," Wejnert said.

"I was a bit nervous coming in and (early in the game) she just kind of hit me off court but then I stabilised and it was good.

"She definitely has a great forehand and I knew if I stayed in a cross-court rally, she would always come on top of me so I was trying to avoid that as much as possible."

Dokic must now beat Victorian Marija Mirkovic to progress to Friday's quarter-finals.

Star junior Bernard Tomic also lines up in a crucial clash after losing his opening match on Monday. …

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