Jelena Dokic has been given a wildcard to the Brisbane International which starts January 4, as a reward for her current good form and support for her comeback.
Former Top 5 player Dokic earned a wildcard into the Australian Open last weekend, after playing six matches in seven days at Melbourne Park.
"Dokic showed she still has what it takes last week at the Australian Open playoff," Brisbane International tournament director Steve Ayles said on Tuesday.
"She is hitting the ball crisply and is regaining form and will be a real contender at the Brisbane International."
World No.178 Dokic spent most of 2008 regaining form on the second tier circuit. (source: The Age, photo: Ralf Reinecke)