Fit­ter Je­lena takes to the court

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

TEN­NIS champ Je­lena Do­kic has dropped 30kg and re­turned to the court, dream­ing of mak­ing a pro­fes­sional come­back.

The for­mer world No. 4, who re­tired in 2013, has been en­joy­ing prac­tis­ing as she re­gains her fit­ness af­ter her dra­matic weight loss.

Do­kic, 34, who has also been bat­tling health is­sues, will make a fi­nal de­ci­sion on a re­turn to the pro­fes­sional tour later this year. While she is fo­cused on re­gain­ing fit­ness for health rea­sons, she also ad­mits she has won­dered if she could com­pete at the top again.

“You can never say never,” she said. “But I am not prac­tis­ing with the in­tent to get back on tour right now. I am prac­tis­ing and hit­ting balls for my own en­joy­ment and health at the mo­ment.”

Do­kic was a teen prodigy, mak­ing the quar­ter-fi­nals of Wim­ble­don at 16 and the semi­fi­nals at 17. In­juries ended her ca­reer in 2013.

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