Jelena Dokic: 'I never really hated my father, now we speak to each other often'



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Jelena Dokic: 'I never really hated my father, now we speak to each other often'

Christmas is always a perfect time to give a book as a present. And if it's about tennis, it's even better. However you will have to wait until Christmas 2017 to read Jelena Dokic's autobiography. We all know Jelena's story that is related to her father Damir.

The former top-five player is working on it and revealed that there will be some curious anecdotes about her career and life, including the bad relationship with her father. Now they are on speaking terms with each other, but in the past it wasn't so.

'If we had a better communication, my career would have been longer and I would have spent more time in the top-10,' Dokic said to the Serbian newspaper Blic. 'At the moment I am happy that I am not in the spot light anymore, but I decided to write about my story.' Her love for tennis remains the same.

'I play some exhibition in Asia and Australia, but at the moment I have other committments. I have some business affairs and a company,' said the 33-year-old, who was born in Croatia, then moved to Australia at age of 11 and played for this country, then cameback to play for Serbia because her father wanted it.

In the last years, she regained her Australian citizenship. Her father abused journalists, umpires and authorities and was removed from some tournaments. Also, he tried to influence his daughter's life, trying to end her relationship with her long-time boyfriend Tin Bikic.

According to Dokic, her father was an impulsive person. 'Now we have a good relationship and I am happy about it, but unfortunately it wasn't always like this. We never really hated each other, but now we speak often.

I am sorry that 10 years ago it wasn't like this. I think he was right about some things concerning my tennis, but not about my private life.' Story by RTVBN

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