Jelena Dokic - Updated May 2024

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Jelena Dokic

Jelena Dokic is an Australian tennis coach, writer, commentator, and former professional tennis player. Jelena Dokic won WTA Tour events on all surfaces during her career.

Early Life

Jelena Dokic was born on 12 April 1983 (Serbian: Јелена Докић, romanized: Jelena Dokić). Her present age is 40 years old and her zodiac sign is Aries. Her place of birth is Osijek, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. She was born to a Serb father Damir Dokić and a Croat mother, Ljiljana (née Podnar). Similarly, she has a younger brother, Savo who is eight years her junior.

Moreover, the family fled to Croatia in 1994 when Jelena was 11 years old. Therefore, they left the country at the height of a bloody war and settled in Fairfield, Sydney, Australia.

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Caption: Jelena Dokic’s picture with his brother. Source: Instagram

Talking about her educational background, Jelena attended Fairfield High School. Other than that there is no information regarding her higher studies and course specifications.

Jelena Dokic – Career and Professional Life

Jelena was the top-ranked junior in the world at the age of 15. When she was 16 years old, she ranked 129th in the world, beating Martina Hingis 6–2, 6–0 in the 1999 Wimbledon Championship. Also, she ranked the world No.4 in August 2002. It is one of her biggest tennis achievements. Moreover, this remains the only time the women’s world No.1 has ever lost to a qualifier at Wimbledon.

This player went on to reach the quarterfinals of that competition, only her second Grand Slam championship. This personality won the US Open girls singles title and the French Open doubles partnering with Kim Clijsters in the year 1998. As a result, she was ranked the world No.1 in the International Tennis Federation junior singles rankings.

Likewise, Jelena had the honor of getting ranked at world No. 7 in doubles. This player also got the Australian Institute of Sport scholarship. This player received several victories in the years 1999-2000. Therefore, first, she partnered with Philippoussis to win the Hopman Cup title.

Then, she had a wildcard entry into the Australian Open. However, this player lost to world No.1 Martina Hingis in 2 sets in the competition. She started her professional tennis career at Wimbledon. And, this time, she, as a qualifier, defeated world No.1, Martina Hingis, in the 1st round in straight sets.

More about her career

Jelena rapidly ascended through the world rankings after her Wimbledon breakthrough, but her time in the world elite was beset by off-court struggles. Moreover, her relationship with her outspoken father and coach Damir Dokić, on whose advice she switched allegiance to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in November 2000, was the subject of much media speculation over many years.

Dokic was switched back to Australia in the year 2005 and accused her father of physical and mental abuse in her 2017 autobiography Unbreakable. She made a serious return to tennis in the year 2008 and finished 2009 back in the world top 100. But, thereafter struggled badly with form and injuries, and ceased playing professionally in the year 2014.

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Caption: Jelena Dokic while playing tennis. Source: CNN

After retirement

This personality kept a low profile after her playing career. Moreover, she was engaged by Tennis Australia as a coach immediately following her retirement. And, she was pictured coaching rising Australian star Daria Gavrilova at a training camp in Italy in June 2014. Also, she wrote for Australian Tennis Magazine in 2014.

Similarly, in January 2017, she was a commentator for Fox Sports at the Australian Open. Later that year, Jelena published her autobiography, Unbreakable, in which she discussed her life, career, and the years of physical and mental abuse by her father. Moreover, the book was released on 13 November 2017 and topped the Australian book charts on the first day of release. Therefore, it was released in Europe in January 2018.

Likewise, in the year 2021, while commentating on Wimbledon for Channel Nine, she praised the support Ashleigh Barty had received from her parents, prompting Dokic to become so emotional Jelena worried Jelena would ”fall apart” live on air.

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Caption: Jelena Dokic’s picture carrying her book. Source: Instagram

Jelena Dokic – Brand Endorsements

Like many other public figures, this personality has also endorsed or advertised many products of different brands. Some of the products or brands or places Jelena has endorsed are ALEX MUNRO | MELBOURNE MAKEUP ARTIST (@alexmunromakeup), Wide World of Sports (@wwos), Croatia Full Of Life (@croatiafulloflife), Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, kikki. K, and many more.

Jelena Dokic – Net Worth 2024

This personality had a very successful tennis career, from which she accumulated a lot of wealth. However, Jelen Dokic has a net worth of around $5 million.

Personal Life

Jelena was in a relationship with Tin Bikic for the last 18 years. Therefore, she credits him with “bringing her back from the edge”. This personality is very vocal about her love life. Moreover, on July 21, 2021, the two celebrated 18 years together. But, on January 15, 2022, Dokic stated in another Instagram post that her relationship with Tin had ended. Therefore, Jelena confirmed on Saturday night she and Tin Bikic had separated, saying she;

“would be lying if I said I was doing well”.

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Caption: Jelena Dokic and her ex-boyfriend. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Dokic stands 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 meters tall and weighs 60 kilos. Jelena’s blonde hair is lovely, and her blue eyes are a striking contrast. In addition, her body type is athletic. Unfortunately, her body measurements are not available at this time.

Social Media

Her ‘@dokic_jelena’ Instagram account has earned over 100K followers. She is not available on other social media profiles.


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