Former world number four Jelena Dokic failed to qualify for the 2008 Australian Open, and now she’s angry at Tennis Australia (TA) for not giving her a wildcard.
Besides criticizing them for not supporting her in times of crisis, she also questioned the wildcard selection policy.
“The issue is who they (TA) gave it to. They didn’t even wait to see how I would play in Hobart. The wildcards were announced after the first day of qualifying in Hobart, so I was disappointed they didn’t even take me into consideration,” said the 24-year-old Dokic, who was hoping to revive her career through the Australian Open.
“I definitely think I deserved a wildcard into the main draw, I think I’ve done more in one week and had more big wins in one week than some of those girls have in their whole careers.”
Dokic also said that some selectors were bias and unfair because they gave the wildcards to their trainees. (source: DNA)