Jelena Dokic is an Australian tennis coach, commentator, writer, and former professional tennis player. Her highest ranking as a tennis player was world No 4 in August 2002. She won WTA Tour events on all surfaces during her career.
In the 1999 Wimbledon Championships, the 16-year-old Jelena Dokic achieved one of the biggest upsets in tennis history, beating Martina Hingis 6–2, 6–0. This remains the only time the women’s world No 1 has ever lost to a qualifier at Wimbledon. Jelena Dokic went on to reach the quarterfinals of that competition, only her second Grand Slam.
Jelena Dokic rapidly ascended through the world rankings after her Wimbledon breakthrough, but her time in the world elite was beset by off-court struggles. Her relationship with her outspoken father and coach Damir Dokic, on whose advice she switched allegiance to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in November 2000, was the subject of much media speculation over many years. She switched back to Australia in 2005 and accused her father of physical and mental abuse in her 2017 autobiography Unbreakable.
Jelena Dokic made a serious return to tennis in 2008 and finished 2009 back in the world top 100, but thereafter struggled badly with form and injuries, and ceased playing professionally in 2014.
Her career record is 348–221 (W-L), winning 6 WTA and 8 ITF titles. Jelena Dokic has reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open (in 2009) and French Open (in 2002), as well as the semifinals of Wimbledon (in 2000).