Is Jelena Dokic married? No, she isn’t. Her marital status as ‘unmarried’ means that Dokic has no one in her life to whom she may introduce as her husband. However, she is in a long-term relationship with her Serbian partner Tin Bikic since 2004. They are together for nearly two decades where Dokic has announced that her marriage and kids plan are set together with Tin Bikic only.
Before Tin, she was said to have been in a relationship with Enrique Bernoldi for over a year in the early 2000s. Dokic’s partner Tin Bikic is Serbian by nationality. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Dokic:
Who is Jelena Dokic?
Dokic was born on 12 April 1983, which makes her age be 37 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is working as an Australian tennis coach and is a former player as well. In addition to that, she is also noted for her contribution as a commentator and writer. During her playing career, she has ranked world’s no. 4 in 2002 and has earned WTA Tour events on all surfaces. In 2014, she ceased playing professionally after going through bad injuries.
Early Life and Education
Jelena Dokić was born in 1983 and her place of birth is in Osijek, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. Talking about her parents, she was born to parents named Damir Dokić (father) and Ljiljana Podnar (mother). Her father is Serbian whereas her mother was from Croatian nationality.
Talking more about her family, she has a brother named Savo who is younger than her by eight years. She grew up in Osijek until June 1991 and then the family decided to move from there because of political wars and instability. After that, the family settled in Sombor, Serbia and then they moved to Australia in 1994. The family settled in Fairfield where Jelena went to Fairfield High School. Dokić has revealed that she has experienced childhood with an abusive father in her family.
Career and Professional Life
Jelena appeared into the limelight in 1998 after becoming the winner of the US Open girls singles title. With Kim Clijsters, she became the winner of the French Open doubles. She became the scholarship holder of the Australian Institute of Sport.
She teamed up with Mark Philippoussis and together they turned as the winner of the Hopman Cup title. She made her professional breakthrough at Wimbledon. She was ranked No. 129 but defeated world No. 1 Hingis 6–2, 6–0 causing one of the biggest upsets in the entire tennis history. Another giant success came in her hand when she and Amanda Coetzer reached WTA doubles final which was held in Tokyo, Japan.
She finished the year 1999 at the ranking of world No. 43 with a total of 298 spots. In 2000, Jelena finished the year receiving the ranking of world No. 26. The following year, she finished at world no. 8 and was also declared as the athlete of the year by the Yugoslav Olympic Committee as she played for Yugoslavia.
Before the first Grandslam Event, she went to compete for the Australian Open warm-up tournaments where she lost to Ana Ivanovic in the first round at the Brisbane International by three sets 5–7, 6–1, 3–6. After that, she went to play the Hobart International and there Jelena beat Elena Baltacha but lost against Israeli player Shahar Pe’er. In the first round of the Australian Open, she was defeated by 27th seed Alisa Kleybanova 6–1, 7–5 which reduced her ranking to world No. 96.
Because of her mysterious illness, she has to withdraw from the Malaysian Open and Pattaya Open (Thailand). Because of her injury, she had to decline an offer of the wildcard into the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open which was held in Miami. In 2010, she finished the year with the ranking of world No. 138.
After retirement from the playing career, Dokic was hired as a coach immediately by Tennis Australia. In 2014, she served as the writer for the Australian Tennis Magazine. She was seen as the commentator for Fox Sports at the Australian Open in January 2017. The same year, she published an autobiography named Unbreakable. There, she has discussed her career and also about the mental and physical abuse by her father. The book was officially released on 13 November 2017 and performed very well on the Australian book charts. The book was released in Europe in the early 2018.
She was seen praising the support of Ash Barty by her parents in 2021 while she was commentating on Wimbledon for Channel Nine.
Moving to her personal life, Australian coach Jelena isn’t married yet. She is quiet regarding her personal facts but she has discussed some of her major life stories in her book which will soon be available in Europe. Since 2004, she has been dating Brazilian Tin Bikic who could be her future husband. As per some wiki sites, Jelena has also dated Enrique Bernoldi.
Jelena Dokic has a perfect height of 5 feet and 9 inches and has maintained her weight to 60 kilograms. Jelena’s bra size is said to be 34D and her shoe/feet size is 10 as per the United States measurement. For being a sportsperson and coach, she knows the importance and need of fitness, diet and nutritional plan.
Salary and Net worth
Jelena Dokic has an estimated net worth of 5 million USD. Although she has already retired from her professional playing career, she is still making a handsome figure of income from her role as coach, commentator and a writer.