Jelena Dokic: 'I almost committed suicide at one stage'



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Jelena Dokic: 'I almost committed suicide at one stage'

Jelena Dokic's autobiography Unbreakable was highly-awaited last year, as the former world No. 4 revealed the hell she lived in because of her father Damir, who abused her both mentally and physically. Dokic's childhood was highly influenced by the situation she went through. 'It's a very difficult subject that I talk about in the book, not just my father and the whole amount of abuse that went on from the age of six, pretty much, for over 20 years,' she admitted in an. 'I battled depression for a very long time, almost 10 years, and I almost committed suicide at one stage.' Dokic inevitably has regrets, as she didn't get the support she wanted to from her father.

What could have happened in a normal environment? 'I think I would have got obviously further,' she recognized. 'A lot of people say I probably would have won a grand slam or been No. 1 in the world, it's hard at times to think about that and manage that, not even from a result perspective, but sometimes from looking at other people and players, having that support and normal family situation, which I never had.' ALSO READ: Mouratoglou explains why Roger Federer serves better than Grigor Dimitrov