Jelena Dokic has opened up about her life as a tennis star. Being at the top of her game did not make her immune from abuse and highlights the difficult relationship and responsibility between parents, siblings, sporting administrators, event organisers, club administrators and the rights of a child.
While many observed the conduct of Jelena’s father “No one ever asked: how far does this go? What else does he do?”.
Jelena’s book brings into stark relief the what might be considered “acceptable” for elite performance and glossed over by others because he was Jelena’s father.