Exclusive: Jelena reunites with Damir
1st April 2004
Written by Matt Morelli
It has been revealed to DokicNews.co.uk that Jelena has reunited with her estranged father Damir Dokic. The two cut communications between each other last year after falling out over Jelena's relationship with racing driver Enrique Bernoldi. The pair have since spilt up.
Sources close to the Dokic entourage, which has been considerably smaller since the fall-out, say the pair's relationship will be strictly business. Damir will be working for Jelena as her publicity manager in an alleged three figure per month sum. Damir will start work from his current residence, Paolo Flirs in Peru within the next few weeks.
Since their fall-out, Damir has been seen traveling the ATP tour, working for them as an administrative assistant. His knowledge of the tennis scene has proved invaluable to the men's tennis organisation, but he feels now is the time to move on and reunite with her daughter.
“I feel now is the best time to be with my daughter again. We are putting everything behind us and we will work together. I will be in charge of publicity.”
Jelena is said to be very happy to be back with her father.
“I'm very happy to be back with my father.” she said in a press conference in Miami where she was competing in the NASDAQ-100 Open.
Damir's first job will be to try and get Jelena into a film. She is said to be interested in a small part in an upcoming film staring British actor Lars Flopoi in which his character is trying to track down his lost Tuna Sandwich. If Jelena takes the role, she will be the girl who made the sandwich.
“It'll be a very small role, you will only see Jelena's hand as she scoops spoonfuls of Tuna Mayonnaise on the bread. But it's a start and I'll do everything I can to get her the roll.” said Damir.
We'll have more on this exclusive story when we receive it.