Former Australian netball captain Liz Ellis said “serious questions” need to be asked of the people in charge of tennis for this alleged abuse to happen to a star of the sport, saying a duty of care needed to be exercised.
Others relayed their sadness at what Dokic was allegedly forced to endure.
Throughout 1999 and 2000, Damir Dokic was involved in four public angry outbursts at tennis tournaments. Someone must have seen it.”.
“A mediocre training session, a loss, a bad mood — any of these trigger him to bring out the belt. Reading that extract I went ... this is dreadful.”. 'I had no money, no credit card, I signed everything over to him a couple of months earlier. All times AEDT (GMT +11). In a new book with The Sunday Telegraph’s Jessica Halloran published by Penguin Random House Australia, Dokic said the beatings were part of a calculated strategy to turn the former Wimbledon semi-finalist into the world’s best player. Damir Dokić (Serbian: Дамир Докић, born 1950s) is the father and ex-coach of the former professional tennis player Jelena Dokić. Dokic will remain in Australia throughout the summer, returning to Melbourne Park as a television commentator during the Australian Open in January. 'I left with just my racquet bag and my suitcase and that was it,' she told Channel Ten's The Project. I was sitting on the plane this morning trying to read it and trying not to cry as I was reading it,” Ellis said on Channel Nine’s Sports Sunday.
It spiralled out of control.”. Thank you Jelena Dokic #iunderstand #iknow @stopabuse https://t.co/tb4JE88CmS. My losing particularly sends my father into a rage. “Then he tells me to take off my shirt. I think a lot of people in Australia, both fans and in the media would take back a lot of things they said about her and her Tennis career. She’s an incredibly brave woman and I admire her courage. Jelena alleged the worst beating she ever had was after losing early on at the du Maurier Open in Canada in 2000. He is also manufactures plum and pear "Eagle Brandy". — She was made to try to find a place to sleep somewhere at the Wimbledon courts after her semi-final loss in 2000 after being told she was not allowed to sleep in the family hotel room — which her tennis career was funding. Escape from a Nazi firing squad: Handcuffed and led into the woods at dawn, two SAS men prepared to die...... British holidaymaker, 50, is fighting for life in hospital after he was shot in the face in bar in Marbella... Two men are arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a flat in a Bedfordshire village. What a terrible and extremely sad story Jelena Dokic @dailytelegraph ! 'I only had my racquets and a suitcase': Tennis star Jelena... 'I almost committed suicide': Jelena Dokic says she nearly... Young girl walks her pet tiger on a leash in Mexico, Liverpool issues stark warning as city enters harsh new restrictions, Dog doesn't leave its owner's side and jumps into ambulance, EU leaders continue Brexit negotiations despite Johnson's comments, Anti-lockdown protester calls PM and Hancock 'criminals', Emmanuel Macron decries 'Islamist terrorist attack' in Paris, China releases footage of it's Air Force conducting a live-fire drill, Hundreds queue in China for experimental coronavirus vaccine, Donald Trump claims Bidens are an 'organized crime family', Hilarious moment cat does crunches during intense ab workout, Black and white farmers face off in South Africa over murder case. Jelena is so brave to share it all. He told Serbian newspaper Blic at the time that he was quickly running out of money. “It was such distressing reading. Damir Dokić (Serbian: Дамир Докић, born 1950s) is the father and ex-coach of the former professional tennis player Jelena Dokić. I rarely lose but when I do the consequence is brutal,” Dokic and Halloran write in Unbreakable. Jailed killer who disarmed the London Bridge terrorist using a narwhal tusk is pardoned by the Queen. Moment hundreds pour out of illegal rave broken up by police as organiser is fined £10,000 under Covid... Britons are being sentenced to a slow, agonising death... by No 10's panic squad, writes PETER HITCHENS. In June, he was escorted out of Wimbledon after smashing a journalist’s mobile phone. It continued on from there.
WSFM breakfast radio host Brendan Jones said these allegations make that lack of connection another sad layer on top of what is already a tragic story. “I feel for Jelena because everyone turned on her as well,” Jones said on Weekend Today.
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Damir Dokic (pictured right with daughter Jelena) is believed to be in dire financial trouble, with one local in the village saying they had been looking for him for weeks to pay a fuel bill, Dokic (pictured right with his daughter) also sold off his brandy distillery last year and several of his valuable horses, Damir Dokic has put the largest residential property (pictured) in the Serbian town of Vrdnik on the market for over $3.1million (AUD). “One of the things she says in the excerpts was that she didn’t have any part of her back that wasn’t covered in cuts and bruises because he (Damir) used to make her take her shirt off and he used to beat her with his belt. As Bogut alluded to, she wasn’t always shown the admiration reserved for so many athletes Down Under as the public struggled to warm to her, no doubt in part because of her father’s antics. Makes me have empathy for Tomic, Not suggesting he was physically abused but it's pretty obvious his Dad has a massive role in his past behaviour. One cannot live out of it,' he said. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
Tennis Australia said in a statement released on Sunday afternoon that concerns had previously been raised about Dokic’s welfare but a lack of cooperation from all parties meant they could not be fully investigated. “Tennis Australia is working closely with the Australian Childhood Foundation to strengthen the safeguarding of children across the sport.”. ', The home in Serbia also includes a tennis court, as well as a 40-metre long wine and spirits cellar, Jelena Dokic is pictured with her father Damir, her mother Liniana and her brother Savo, Her autobiography Unbreakable was released last Sunday and details accounts of alleged abuse she suffered under her father. Dokic was a polarising figure in Australian sport. Published: 00:17 BST, 19 November 2017 | Updated: 12:44 BST, 19 November 2017, Jelena Dokic's father Damir (pictured) is said to have blown the fortune earned bythe former tennis star and is selling the mansion he bought with the money. The former tennis star revealed last week she left 'in the middle of the night' just months after signing all her earnings over to her father, 'I left with just my racquet bag and my suitcase and that was it,' she said of walking out on her father, Damir Dokic watches his daughter Jelena play in the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Released tomorrow. The property boasts a garden of five hectares, a sauna, gym, billiards room, three terraces and video surveillance, according to the listing. 'Big mouth' scientists are losing the trust of Ministers who are unhappy about the forceful manner in which... Wayne Rooney takes emergency coronavirus test amid fears he could've caught it off infected close family... Big Brother fear as police get access to contact details of people self-isolating due to coronavirus. He is said to be in dire financial trouble.
The comments below have not been moderated. She was just a kid. Jelena you are a hero !
“Some officials even went as far as lodging police complaints, which without cooperation from those directly involved, unfortunately could not be fully investigated. Dokic is believed to be in dire financial trouble, with one local in the village telling The Daily Telegraph they had been looking for him for weeks to pay a fuel bill.
Dokic is yet to respond to his daughter's explosive claims he physically and emotionally abused her from the age of six. , In June 2009, after he threatened the Australian ambassador to Serbia, Clare Birgin with a hand grenade, Dokić was sentenced to 15 months in prison for causing public danger and for the illegal possession of weapons. Damir was an abusive monster.
news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site, In a new book with The Sunday Telegraph’s Jessica Halloran published by Penguin Random House Australia, Dokic told The Sunday Telegraph she has tried to mend her relationship. Dokić appealed against the sentence but it was upheld in September 2009.
“All of us at Tennis Australia applaud Jelena’s courage in telling her story and will continue to support her in any way we can.” Tennis Australia said in a statement.
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