Dokic recalls the day she had to sleep at a Wimbledon lounge

Updated: Dec 01, 2017, 14:25 IST | A Correspondent

Former Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic had made shocking revelations about her father Damir in her book Unbreakable

Former Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic had made shocking revelations about her father Damir in her book Unbreakable.

One incident that has come into focus dates back to 1999-2000, where all of 16, Dokic beat then World No. 1 Martina Hingis at Wimbledon and the following year she lost to the American Lindsay Davenport in the semi-finals. Just after that loss, she had to face a nightmare.


Jelena Dokic

"That should have been one of the great highlights, but after the match, my father thought I was a disgrace and an embarrassment and didn't allow me to come back to the hotel," Dokic wrote, as quoted by BBC.

"I had to stay at Wimbledon in the players' lounge that afternoon and that evening and try to sleep there. I hid on a couch hoping no one was going to find me, but the cleaners did at 11pm.

"The referee was called and I had to find somewhere else to sleep for the night -- no money, no credit card, nothing," she added.
Dokic admitted she had then thought about killing herself due to the very hard life she was leading.

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