Brisbane I Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Former World #4 tennis player, Commentator, two-times best-selling Author and Speaker.
Jelena has had a storied and well-documented life and tennis career both on and off the court. With a stellar playing career which included defeating the then World Number 1, Martina Hingis at the age of sixteen.Her rapid ascent through the world ranking was marred by her off-court struggles.
Jelena has penned the best-selling autobiography Unbreakable, a book which details her career and her life. In the book, she details the struggles of being a refugee, dealing with poverty, racism, bullying, and discrimination. She also talks about the physical and emotional abuse she suffered for over twenty years at the hands of her father which started when she was just six years old.She also talks about dealing with heavy depression and almost committing suicide. Jelena now pours her efforts into commentary as one of the key voices for Nine Network’s coverage of the Australian Open. She is also a motivational speaker speaking on topics which include resilience, mental health and empowerment.
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Jelena Dokic appears by arrangement with ICMI Speakers & Entertainers.