Jelena dokic dating
It seemed that Damir's outrageous behaviour upstaged every one of Jelena's achievements, and yet on she pushed.Jelena had come through the qualifying competition, and was ranked 129 at that time.By the end of her run - she was stopped at the quarterfinals - she had climbed to 37, and she never looked back.All this, and we have not even mentioned her father, Damir.When it comes to tennis parents from hell, Dokic could tell a tale or Gettwo.
He made the tea-time news after running away with a television microphone and berating a camera crew in Melbourne following Jelena's early departure from the Australian Open in 2000.
Damir's English is limited at best, so when in trouble, his daughter could be seen at his side, translating his arguments, offering excuses and trying to calm down the situation.
Then she would go back to work and win her next match, and would calmly discuss forehands and backhands to a fascinated press corps in the interview room afterwards. In the middle of all this media mayhem, Jelena's credentials as a tennis player tend to be overlooked.
She was the top-ranked junior in the world at the age of 15 and then, a year later, she announced herself to the public by beating world no 1 Martina Hingis at Wimbledon in the opening round.
Following the long tradition of aggressive, money-grabbing or just plain barking fathers on the WTA Tour, Damir takes his place proudly with the best.
Fond of a drink or two, he managed to get himself thrown out of the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, Wimbledon and the US Open.