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Paris (AFP) – Former Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic revealed Monday on her social media that she failed to commit suicide at the end of April so that “all (her) pain and (her) pain disappeared” after a love affair.
“I almost woke up from my balcony on the 26th floor, almost at the end of my day, I will never forget this day, everything was trouble, everything was black, no sound, no light, nothing made sense”, at- she explained on her Instagram account citing the day of April 28.
“I managed to get me out of this situation, I don’t even know how I came to be”, added the 39 -year -old former world No. 4, accompanied by a photo showing the eyes red with tears.
“The last six months have been tough, with tears everywhere and all the time,” continued the Serbian -born Australian who ended his career in 2014 and went on to become a tennis consultant for Australian channels.
“Writing these lines is not easy (…) but I do it, because I know I am not the only one to struggle. Be aware that you are not alone”, she added, before concludes his message: “I will come back stronger than ever.”
His testimony immediately sparked reactions in the world of tennis and beyond, including a message of support from his compatriot Mark Philippoussis, a former World No. 8.
In January, Dokic had announced his breakup with his companion after 18 years of common life.
She reported six titles on the WTA circuit and reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2000. Her main weapons work goes back to 1999, already on the London field: issue of qualifications, she had swept the first round the Switzerland Martina Hingis, then World No. 1, 6-2, 6-0 at 16 years old and from her first participation, which had the value of being presented as a future tennis star, a status she has never had really justified subsequently.
She had been revealed in the past to have experienced episodes of depression linked to authoritarianism and the psychological abuse of her father and coach, Damir, who had several times been reluctant to leave with tennis agencies and tournament organizers for her bloodshed and outrageous statements.
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