Tennis Australia praises Jelena Dokic's courage in revealing father's abuse



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Tennis Australia praises Jelena Dokic's courage in revealing father's abuse

Jelena Dokic's shocking revelations in her book, 'Unbreakable' about being at the receiving end of her father's verbal and physical abuse when she was a player on the WTA Tour shocked everyone. As a gesture of support, the Australian tennis federation released a statement acknowledging Dokic's courage in being able to reveal these horrendous details.

'All of us at Tennis Australia applaud Jelena’s courage in telling her story and will continue to support her in any way we can,' TA said. 'There were many in tennis at the time who were concerned for Jelena’s welfare, and many who tried to assist with what was a difficult family situation.

Some officials even went as far as lodging police complaints, which without cooperation from those directly involved, unfortunately could not be fully investigated.' The federation's statements also mentioned, 'Over the past ten years tennis has been constantly improving and updating policies to increase protection for children.

Tennis Australia is working closely with the Australian Childhood Foundation to strengthen the safeguarding of children across the sport.' Story by Fox Sports ALSO READ: Jelena Dokic: 'Serena Williams can play until she's 40'