Jelena Dokic

Jelena Dokic

Jelena Dokic
Quick Facts About Jelena Dokic
Celebrated Name Jelena Dokic
Age 41 years old
Nick Name Jelena
Birth Name Jelena Dokic
Birth Date 1983-04-12
Gender Female
Profession American Tennis Coach
Nationality Australian-Croatian
Place of Birth Osijek, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Ethnicity mixed
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Aries
Father Damir Dokić
Mother Ljiljana
High School Fairfield High School
Sexualorientation staright
Marital Status married
Husband Tin Bikic (ex)
Net Worth $5 million
Salary $300k per year
Height 5 ft 9 icnhes
Weight 60 Kg
Hair Color blonde
Eye Color dark brown
Shoe Size 10 (US)

Jelena Dokic, a former professional tennis player, is well-known for beating Martina Hingisworld (then world no.1 in Women ranking) in the 1999 Wimbledon Championships qualifying round. At that match, the fresher 16-year-old Dokic achieved one of the biggest upsets in tennis history, beating Martina Hingis 6–2, 6–0. This remains the only time the women's world No. 1 has ever lost to a qualifier at Wimbledon. Dokic went on to reach the quarterfinals of that competition, only her second Grand Slam championship.

Who is Jelena Dokic?

Jelena Dokic is a former Australian professional tennis player who is currently serving as a tennis coach. She is well recognized for ranking world No. 4 as a tennis player in August 2002. She won WTA Tour events on all surfaces during her career. In the women's double ranking, she went up to the apex ranking of no. 10. 

Jelena Dokic was born on 12th April 1983 in Osijek, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia). The registered birthname of Jelena is JelenaDokic. She holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity (half Croatian and half Serbian). Her star sign is Aries. He is a follower of Christianity. 

Dokic was born into a middle-class family. Her father, Damir Dokić, is a self-proclaimed veteran of the Croatian War of Independence, in which he fought on the side of the Serbs. Her mother, Ljiljana is Croatian. She has a younger brother, Savo, eight years her junior.

When she was 11 years old, Dokic's family emigrated to  Australia due to the political instability and wars in SFR Yugoslavia. There they lived in Fairfield, a suburb of Sydney, where Dokić (later Dokic) attended Fairfield High School.

After turning professional in 1998, she won the US Open girls singles title and the French Open doubles with Kim Clijsters, ending the season ranked world No. 1 in the International Tennis Federation junior singles. She made her senior debut at the Australian Open. From 2000 to 2005 she represented Yugoslavia. 

In 2005 she switched back to Australia and won her first-round match at the 2009 Australian Open against Tamira Paszek of Austria. It was her first Grand Slam match win since 2003. She made a serious return to tennis in 2008 and finished 2009 back in the world top 100, but thereafter struggled badly with form and injuries, and ceased playing professionally in 2014.

She is also active on social media as she has gained more than 57.8k followers on her Instagram account.  During these days, she also serves as a tennis commentator. Jelena praised the support Ashleigh Barty had received from her parents in 2021 while commentating on Wimbledon for Channel Nine.

Who is Jelena Dokic married to?

Jelena Dokic was married to her long-time partner Tin Bikic. The former World Number Four tennis star met Tin when they were both in their 20s in the early 2000s and spent years maintaining a long-distance relationship. Tim, being originally from Serbia, there was a long-distance relationship for years. As a result, they traveled a lot to see each other. The love birds remained boyfriend and girlfriend for more than a decade.

Jelena and Tin were also planning to get married soon. But in January 2022, they reportedly broke up with the 39-year-old revealing that she and Tin no longer have a future together. She shared the heartbreaking break up the news in an emotional Instagram post after living together for almost 19 years. Furthermore, she shared a message of support for now-ex Tin, saying that she wishes him all the best and hopes he finds what he is looking for. 

Jelena is fond of writing. She has written a book named ‘Unbreakable’ which was published in 2017. The book comprises everything from how Dokic survived as a refugee twice to how she survived from her father. It also has bits from Jelena’s professional life. The journey to becoming Australia’s greatest tennis player and the hurdles that came in the way is portrayed beautifully in the world in the book.

How much is Jelena Dokic's net worth?

Jelena Dokic earns a handsome amount of salary which is also in thousands of dollars per year. In the peak height of her career (from 2000-2010), she used to rake whopping half a million dollars annually. In addition, her major source of income is from her tennis coach, commentator, writer, and former professional tennis player career.

As of January 2023, the net worth of Jelena Dokic is estimated to be US $5 million. She has won prize money of $4,481,044. Jelena owns a mansion in Australia as well as Croatia worth millions of dollars. 

Facts About Jelena Dokic

  • #1 Monica Seles was her childhood tennnis idol.
  • #2Player she most admired was Steffi Graf.
  • #3Her Favourite cities are Rome and Paris.
  • #4She enjoys going to the beach, watching movies and shopping.
  • #5Her most memorable experience was playing at the 2000 Olympics.
  • #6She ecured three ITF Futures titles in 2008, two in Italy and one in Germany.
  • #7She won her first WTA Tour singles title in 2001 in Rome.
  • #8She moved into the world’s top 10 for the first time in 2001.
  • #9She became the youngest player to represent Australia in Federation Cup in 1998.
  • #10He has thyroid disease.