|First and last
||Ime i prezime
||12 April, 1983
||12 april, 1983
Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA and Belgrade Yugoslavia
Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA i Beograd, Jugoslavija
and Ljilijana and brother Savo
i Ljiljana i brat Savo
||Desnom rukom (bekhend
|WTA Tour Title:
||titula WTA ture
Open (u singlu)
water, Hong Kong
water, Hong Kong
||Otac Damir Dokic
questions made by young fans in Toronto 2001 before start of the tournament
is your favourite surface ? Grass
-Favourite country ? France and maybe Australia
-Favourite opponent ? None really
-Favourite colour ? Blue
-Favourite tournament ? None really, just the grand slams
-Do you have a boyfriend ? That's not a tennis question! No!
-Would you rather win 2 challengers or get to a quarterfinal at the US Open ? US
-How many hours did you practice when you were younger ? 2 hours a day
-How many aces have you served in your career ? No idea, I'd say around 2/match
-Are you friends with the Williams sisters ? I talk to them a lot in
tournaments, they are really nice and great players..I also talk to their dad..
-Who is your idol ? Steffi Graf
She enjoys: shopping, roller-balding, going to the beach and listening to
the Spice Girls.
...Likes to visit Rome and Paris...Superstitious about
stepping on the lines on court...Self-described as friendly, out-going,
on-court as determined, motivated and competitive...Most memorable
has been participating in the 2000 Olympics...Tennis person most
is Monica Selez... Favorite movies are Titanic and Notting Hill;
actors are Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise and Richard Gere.
Jelena had a lot of success in the junior tournaments winning the 98 US Open and
having many other notable performances.
Jelena was at quarterfinal of Wimbledon where she defeated Martina Hingis and
Mary Pierce to get world wide coverage...
my visit to Hong Kong I talked to Jelena. Through that conversation I was
her "Jeca" (which is usually nickname given to girls that are named
to "Jeco" when it is called out in conversation. Also Serbian
tradition is to make
names from father name so her full name is Jelena Damira Dokic. It is same
in Russia so Anna Kournikova middle name is Sergejivna... It is same with
is an old Serbian tradition is to make middle names from father name. But that name have not been used in every day life. It can be used is some official documents. Damir is not second name. So the name Jelena Damira Dokic and Anna Sergeiyvna Kournikova are used both in Serbian and Russian tradition and they (Damira and Sergeyivna) are not so "important" as names in other countries.
Nead Trifunovic her first tennis coach in Osjek
Molnar trained her when she was in Sombor. He was tennis coach of Monica Selez
Kim Warwick was her first tennis coach in Australia at age of 11
Miller her first tennis coach who spotted her talent in Australia.
Turner-Bowrey Australia's Fed Cup captain.
Masur Former Australian Davis Cup player coached her on part time basis
Dalton Roche Australia's Davis Cup coach from 1994 to 2000.
Whytcross Former professional player. WTA tour director. She was at WTA mentor
Chris Kachel Former professional player - from 1973 to 1980
Trickey Former professional player. Australia's national women's tennis development
Menagment and conntact
far there is no E-mail that Jelena is using for her funs, but there are two
you can contact her. I wish you luck.
Box 3297, North Burnley, 3121 Victoria, Australia
manager: John McCurdy
Victoria St. Suite 16, Abbotsford, 3067 Victoria, Australia
manager: Ivan Brixi
Thanks a lot to dhbvg87 From Kobe, Japan who made Jelena
Dokic tour results for
Miss Dokic was born in Osijek in April 1983.
Osijek is the important city with the long history in Slavonia and
district of the Croatia eastern part. It is situated on the river
the branch of the Danube.
The Dokics left Osijek on 21st June, 1991 to Sombor and immigrated into
Australia in June 1994
flee from the dismemberment war of Yugoslavia, depending on relatives in
Sydney. She was 11
old at the time. She had been living in Fairfield from 1994 to 2001 with
her family - parents
younger brother. The City of Fairfield is located in a 40km drive south
west of Sydney, Australia.
The Dokics left Australia in February 2001 to live in Florida, USA. She
had already bought a house
Saddlebrook, Florida in 2000 for hard-court season in USA. Saddlebrook
is located 20 km
of Tampa and in a 30 minutes drive from the Tampa International Airport.
nearby at Saddlebrook Way Wesley Chapel as a longtime resident. Other
Hingis, rising star Ashley Harkleroad and Ai Sugiyama of Japan.
It seems that she will buy a house in Belgrade, Yugoslavia at the end of
April 2001 for
i.S6 - consumers' model spec. (February, 2001 -)
mm (box shape)
Ti.S2 - consumers' model spec.
mm (box shape)
She has been sponsored clothes and shoes by Fila since April or May
Until then, she was with Nike (and Prince, Yonex), but there were no
major sponsorship deals yet.
you noticed some else more ?
Superstitious about stepping on the lines.
Using the same racquet and wear as having used in winning matches.
Blowing a breath to cool her right palm before receiving serve.
Bouncing the ball 5 times before the 1st serve and 2 times with
the 2nd serve.
Receiving bolls from the ball-person of her fore-hand side in a
Preferring as always as possible the bench on the left-hand side
of a referee stand.
reported by mamis
Preferring sitting on the right-hand side of a bench and turning to the
left-hand side partner in a doubles match. -- reported by mamis
Bringing 2 racquets into a practice court.
She reportedly has said in 1999: "Depends when I play, but mainly
high energy foods - pasta and fruit," to the question "What do
you eat the night before a game?".
In the interview for "New Idea" magazine published in
Australia on April, 2001, she reportedly said that she was always eating
half a watermelon, a rock melon, half a kilo of strawberries and some
pears every day.
The following is a recipe for making "The Food of Champions"
by her father.
Serbian Goulash (Stew)
1. Sauté 2 onions in olive oil until golden brown
2. Add 1.5 kg of diced lamb
3. Add 2 bay leaves and 4 heaped tablespoons of tomato paste
4. Add enough water to cover the meat
5. Allow to simmer for approximately 20 minutes
6. Stir in a tablespoon of fresh paprika and a large red chili
7. Add 2 kg of chopped potatoes and let this simmer for approximately
another 20 to 30 minutes before serving (serves 4-6)
--- reported by Burke's
Backyard Online (NSW, Australia) in August 2000.