>An unwell, under-performing and injured Jelena Dokic has been run off the court in Brisbane in just 46 minutes by Andrea Petkovic, losing 6-0, 6-1. Dokic said that her various ailments meant she had “nothing to give” and Petkovic celebrated by mimicking a gun shot to her coach before doing a dance after shaking Dokic’s hand.
“I wasn’t in the match at all. I’ve been sick for a couple of days and I think it’s taken its toll. I went to a doctor and we think it’s a stomach virus I’ve had for two days. I don’t like to make excuses for anything – I never do – but when you’re playing a top-35 player you’ve got to have everything to give. I try to really play through no matter how I’m feeling, I don’t want to go off the court and retire. The same was today, sometimes in these situations it is better to stop.”
Dokic is confident she will be fit for the Australian Open.