Jelena Dokic: Former world number four says ‘my father put me through hell’


Jelena Dokic came to prominence aged 16 when she beat then world number one Martina Hingis at Wimbledon in 1999

Jelena Dokic’s successes during her 16-year tennis career came at a heavy personal price, she says.

The Yugoslavia-born Australian was once ranked fourth in the world, and reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2000, but she claims she suffered years of mental and physical abuse from her father Damir, who coached her from an early age.

Dokic has alleged