Dokic retires hurt in Charleston
3 Apr 2012
Jelena Dokic’s forgettable 2012 season has continued, with the former world No.4 having to retire in the first set of her first round match at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.
Playing against Kazakhstan’s Galina Voskoboeva, ranked 50th in the world, Dokic was trailing 3-4 before she called it quits, citing a right wrist injury.
It’s the second time in her past three events that Dokic has been forced to withdraw with the injury – she played just one game in her first round match at Indian Wells against Gisela Dulko before retiring.
On the green clay of the Daniel Island Tennis Centre at Charleston, Dokic had clearly been struggling against the Kazakh before pulling out, spraying three double faults and landing less than half of her first serves.
Down to world No.126 after beginning the year at No.66, the Australian has won just three of her past 12 singles matches.