The former world number four made a splash on social media. A tearful photo of Jelena Dokic was attached to the long-form publication as she admitted she suffered from depression and attempted suicide a second time.
Jelena Dokic admits she’s going through a dark moment after a lengthy outburst on social media. The world No. 4 former tennis player admitted that at the end of April she tried to take her own life because “it didn’t make any sense”.
“April 28, 2022. I nearly jumped from my balcony on the 26th floor and committed suicide. I’ll never forget that day. Everything got blurry. Everything got dark. No meaning, just tears, sadness, depression , anxiety and pain. The last six months were really hard, crying everywhere, from hiding in the bathroom at work to wipe tears no one saw, to crying non-stop in the four walls at home. ”, he first posted on social networks wrote on Instagram, while reassuring that he intends to help those who are going through the same situation.
“I blame myself, I don’t feel like I deserve to be loved, I’m scared. It’s not easy to write, but it’s always been open and honest and vulnerable. I’m a big believer in sharing our stories to help others. I write This post is because I know I’m not the only one suffering. Don’t be ashamed of how you felt. It’s okay to have this feeling, you can feel it again. It’s possible, keep believing. I’ll be better than stronger than ever,” concluded.
A lifetime of abuse by father and coach
In 2000, at just 16 years old, Jelena Dokic surprised everyone and everything by beating Martina Hingis in the first round of Wimbledon. It was the first and only time a tennis player had surpassed No. 1 in the “qualifiers,” and the following year, Jelena reached her best-ever ranking of No. 4. But as she later said in her autobiography, life for the former Yugoslav-born athlete was anything but easy.
Born in Osijek, Jelena moved with her family to Sombor during the war, before moving permanently to Australia at the age of 11. At that time, he was already playing tennis, but at the same time he was abused by his father and coach Damir. If Jelena Dokic’s life at school wasn’t easy – because she’s a refugee, she doesn’t have a lot of financial resources, she’s a victim of racism and bullying – there’s pain at home too. it’s painful.
“My dad used to hit me a lot. Basically from the first day I played tennis and from there it just spiraled out of control. He beat me over and over with the belt because the training was terrible . . , a game Losing the game or just being in a bad mood. He would spit in my face, pull my hair and ears, kick my shin, leave marks. He would insult me and call me “bitch” or “whore.” He once told me that it was a shame and disgrace that he could not go home. I had nowhere to go and had to find a place to spend the night,'” he wrote in his autobiography titled “Unbreakable.”
2000 was the most dramatic year of violence: “It hit me, I passed out. I got hit in the head, I fell, and when I fell to the ground, I got kicked. Ears , my vision is gone”. Abuse by parents, even suspended for bad behaviour, arrested and emphasised that violence against daughter was “for her good” and “to help her be the right person” continued until 19-year-old Jelena, that was his decision When leaving home and severing ties with his father. After her athletic career ended, the Australian became a sports commentator.