Jelena Dokic isn’t the first athlete to retire young, and she wouldn’t be the last. The former world no.4 suffered tragic injuries to take her out of her career so soon.
|Ojijek, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Retired Tennis Player
|36 years old
|Damir Dokic and Ljiljana Dokic
The former tennis star is no longer a player, but she still has a lot to offer in her career. The retired star still makes an enormous net worth out of her living. So, today, we gather all the little details and hidden facts from Dokic’s life.
Why did Jelena Dokic Retire?
One of the primary reasons behind the instant retirement of Dokic has to be numerous off the pitch struggles. In her autobiography, she revealed that she suffered physical and mental abuse from her father, time and again. Her dad used to whip her with leather belts after poor training sessions when she was just 11.
There were also reports that the tennis star’s father bounced Dokic off the walls of a motel room after losing a country tournament. Inevitably, people associated with the former star knew something and tried to help, but Jelena herself decided not to speak up at that point of time.
Following constant mental and physical pressure from her father, she returned to the court in 2008. However, things did not look smooth after as she suffered from poor form and multiple injuries. Thus, Dokic took the hardest decision of her life to retire from tennis on 2014.
Jelena Dokic Makes a Staggering Net Worth of $5 Million
The former Australian tennis player, Jelena Dokic, piled up an astonishing net worth of $5 million as of 2019. Even though she retired five years ago, the multi-talented diva works as a coach, commentator, and writer for her favorite sport.
YouTube: Jelena Dokic’s weight loss coverage in Today Show.
Today Dokic aids others to escape from the tragedies she suffered, helping the ones facing silent battles. She acquaints herself with the Nine’s commentary team and continues to make millions of bucks.
Dokic Was The World No.4
The Serbian star, Jelena Dokic made it to world no.4 in the WTA rankings on 19 August 2002. She held an incredible feat of winning WTA tour events on all surfaces during her career.
Throughout her career, she had a singles career record of 348-222 and doubles record of 118-100. Impressively, her best Grandslam result was on the Wimbledon 2000 when she reached the semi-finals.
Dokic’s Hidden Truths in Autobiography ‘Unbreakable’
The retired tennis star, Jelena Dokic, released her autobiography, ‘Unbreakable,’ in 2017. In the book, she reveals how she made it to world no.4, battled depression, and survived as a refugee.
The writing enjoyed excellent ratings of 5 and 4.7 out of 5 from Booktopia and Audible, respectively.
Quick Facts: Jelena Dokic
- In an interview, Dokic said that she would never reconcile with her father, who treated inhumanly at her young age.
- She received massive limelight when she knocked out then world no.1 Martina Hingis at the mere age of 16 in the opening round of Wimbledon 1999.
- Today, she serves as the ambassador of Jenny Craig, aiming to lose about 33 kilograms in six months.
- She is dating Brazilian Tin Bikic since 2004, who always supported her in her life decisions, but the pair have not married yet.
- Her total earnings from the WTA tour measure about $4,395,676.
- She bagged the ITF World Junior Championships in 1998 and also the Sportswoman of the year by the Olympic Committee of Yugoslavia in 2001.
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