MELBOURNE, Australia -- Doctors have diagnosed a
"mystery" ailment that has plagued Jelena Dokic since the French
Open as mononucleosis and told the former Australian
No. 1 to rest for two weeks.
Dokic had blood tests after suffering a dizzy spell in her
first round defeat by Germany's Tatjana Malek at Wimbledon.
The results that came back earlier this week showed she had
mononucleosis, a viral ailment whose symptoms include fever,
fatigue and swollen glands, Tennis Australia said in a statement
"Doctors have told her to do nothing but rest for a
fortnight," the statement said.
After a three-year layoff, Dokic revived her tennis career
by making the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in January,
but has since struggled, and was forced to withdraw from the
French Open with a back injury while leading her second-round
match against Elena Dementieva.
The world No. 76 said she was disappointed she would
miss a couple of tour events, but also relieved to know what was
"This only makes me more determined to get everything right
and work even harder as soon as I can get back on court, which
will hopefully be in time for a good solid hard court lead up to
the U.S. Open," she said.