The former world number four has expressed outrage on social media. In a lengthy post with a photo in which she sheds tears, Jelena Dokic admits she is depressed and tries to commit suicide a second time.
Jelena Docick admits that she has been rumored on social media for a long time that she is going through a dark moment. The former tennis player, ranked fourth in the world, admitted that she tried to end her life at the end of April because “nothing makes sense”.
“April 28, 2022. I almost jumped out of my 26th floor balcony to take my life. I will never forget that day. Everything is dim. Everything is dark. Nothing makes sense, just tears, sadness, depression, anxiety and pain. The last six months have been really hard. I’m crying all the time. While hiding in the bathroom to wipe away the tears, no one sees the incessant crying inside my four walls. It has become unbearable, “he wrote on social network Instagram. He also assured that he intends to help those who are going through such a situation.
“I blame myself, I don’t think I deserve love and I’m scared. It’s not easy to write, but it’s always been open, honest and insecure. I believe in their power. Sharing our stories to help other people. “I am writing this because I know that I am not the only one who suffers. Don’t be ashamed of what you feel. It’s okay to feel that way and you can feel it again. It’s possible, believe me. I’ll be stronger than ever.” , Concluded.
Lifelong abuse by father and coach
Jelena Dokic was just 16 years old when, in 2000, she surprised everyone by defeating Martina Hingis in the first round of Wimbledon. This was the first and only time that a tennis player had managed to cross the number one position in the tournament, and the following year, Jelena moved up to fourth place in the rankings. But the life of an athlete born in the former Yugoslavia was simple, as she later stated in her autobiography.
Born in Osijek, Jelena moved to Sombor with her family during the war, moving to Australia permanently when she was 11 years old. At the time, he was already playing tennis, but at the same time, he was being abused by his father and coach Damir. If Jelena Dokic’s school life was not easy – because she was a refugee and without great financial resources she was a victim of racism and bullying – there was pain at home too. Too much pain.
“My dad used to hit me a lot. It basically started from the first day of my tennis and continued from there, in a spiral that went out of control. For a bad training session he hit me repeatedly with his leather belt…. He would spit on my face, pull my hair and ears, kick my leg which left imprints, and insult me, calling me “bitch” or “.” Whore he once told me he was shy and embarrassed, he can’t go home. I had nowhere to go and I had to find a place to spend the night, “he wrote in his autobiography” Unbreakable “.
And in 2000, it was the year in which the most dramatic part of the violence was: “It hit me and I fell unconscious. I was hit in the head, I fell and I was kicked while I was on the ground. Ears, I lost my sight” suspended from competitions for bad behavior Jelena continued to abuse her parents until the age of 19, when her parents were arrested, and those who insisted that her daughter was abused “for her own good” and “to help her become the right person.” , When he decided to leave home and break up with his father. After her athletic career, she became an Australian sports critic.