Tennis: “I almost climbed from my balcony on the 26th floor”, Jelena Dokic confesses to wanting to commit suicide

Former World No. 4, Australian Jelena Dokic has revealed that she failed to commit suicide at the end of April following a love affair.

Former Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic revealed Monday on her social media that she failed to commit suicide at the end of April. “all (her) pain and (her) pain disappeared” after a romantic breakup.

“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”she explained on her Instagram account citing the day of April 28.

“Tears everywhere and all the time”

“I managed to get me out of this situation, I don’t even know how I came to be”added the 39 -year -old world No. 4, accompanied by a photo showing red eyes with tears.

“The last six months have been tough, with tears everywhere and all the time”followed the Serbian -born Australian who ended his career in 2014 and became 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 concluding her 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.

A painful romantic breakup

In January, Dokic had announced his breakup with his companion after 18 years of common life. He 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: out of qualifications, she had swept in the first round the Swiss Martina Hingis, then No. 1 in the world, 6-2, 6-0 at 16 and then first participation, which she had worth to be presented as a future tennis star, a status she has never really justified since then.

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.

A bad temper in tennis

If Jelena Dokic’s situation is linked to her sentimental situation, it is all the same as a manifestation of a symptomatic malignancy present in the tennis world. The cases of Naomi Osaka, Benoit Paire or Alexander Zverev, all victims of depression, are also revelatory of this misery in the tennis world.

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