You know we love sharing photos of women’s tennis players when they were kids and here’s one of probably five-year-old Jelena Dokic that I came across a few days ago. It’s totally her, she hasn’t changed a bit in her face, although her expression seems much more troubled by worries now.
This cute kid was to become the fourth ranked singles tennis player in the world in 2002, and tenth ranked doubles player that same year. Dokic’s career has been crowned by five WTA singles titles and four doubles titles. Also, she had a Wimbledon semifinal appearance in 2000, and three Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances, including the surprising one last year at the Australian Open.
Dokic is a 26-year-old now, trying to revive her tennis career. She is ranked 101st and is expected to play the GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Fes, Morocco, starting April 26th.
Do check out our precious collection of childhood photos of other tennis stars and have fun this weekend!