jelena dokic

Jelena Dokic (Serbian: Jelena Dokić,, pronounced [jɛ̌lɛna dokit͡ɕ]; born 12 April 1983) is a Yugoslavian born -Australian tennis coach, columnist and former player. Her highest ranking was world No. 4 in August 2002. She has won WTA tour events on all surfaces: hard, clay, grass and carpet. In the 1999 Wimbledon Championships the 16-year-old Dokic achieved one of the biggest upsets in tennis history, beating Martina Hingis 6-2, 6-0. This remains the only time the women's world No. 1 has ever lost to a qualifier at Wimbledon. Dokic would go on to reach the quarterfinals of that competition, only her second Grand Slam. Dokic rapidly ascended through the world rankings after her Wimbledon breakthrough, but her time in the world elite was beset by off-court problems. She had a famously turbulent relationship with her father and coach Damir, on whose advice she switched allegiance to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later Serbia and Montenegro) in 2000, and back to Australia in 2005. She made a serious return to tennis in 2008 and finished 2009 back in the world top 100, but thereafter struggled badly with form and injuries, and ceased playing professionally in 2014. Wikipedia
Mamamia Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:27

Aunts of 13 children shackled by their parents reveal years of secrecy, disturbing behaviour.
One aunt says the Turpin father would watch her in the shower when she stayed with them. She said she was terrified, but he acted like it was a "joke".Here's everything you need to know about the Turpin family case.
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‘I will collapse’: Aus Open’s dangerous heat farce
It was 69C on Rod Laver Arena when French sensation Gael Monfils broke down in pure agony.
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The Age Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:59

Tennis Australia's astonishing response to Tomic's outburst
COMMENT: Tomic's career is becoming one regret after another.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:20

Comment | Tennis Australia's astonishing response to Bernard Tomic's outburst
In the space of a few months, and even more so in the past few days, Bernard Tomic has managed to make Nick Kyrgios look like something not even Nick Kyrgios could do.
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Over 60 Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:39

Jelena Dokic opens up: "I wish I had family support like Kyrgios" | OverSixty
In an op-ed for the Daily Telegraph, the former world no. 4 has opened up saying she wished she had the family support that Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios has behind him, after she suffered "destructive and abusive behaviour" at the hands of her father during her time on the...
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Mamamia Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:55

Jelena Dokic: ‘I had just competed at Wimbledon. But in my father’s eyes I was not good enough to come home.’
"At around 11pm the cleaner arrives. She sees me in the corner and comes over. ‘You can’t stay here,’ she says softly. ‘I have nowhere to sleep tonight.’ As I say it, the reality hits me.”
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