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Dokic earns Australian Open wildcard

December 21, 2008 14:57 IST

Former world No. 4 Jelena Dokic has won a direct wildcard entry into next month's Australian Open by winning a qualifying tournament in Melbourne on Sunday.

Dokic, who came from a set down to beat Queensland junior Monica Wejnert 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 will now attempt to qualify for lead-up tournaments in Brisbane and Hobart in the New Year.

The 25-year-old Dokic, a former Wimbledon semi-finalist, is currently 179th in the world rankings.

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