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Jelena Dokic racially abused by mob

Another incident to add to the saga of Jelena....

I really hope she can make some sort of comeback and just play tennis consistently again.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,...rom=public_rss

Dokic abused by mob

By Leo Schlink
December 17, 2006
JELENA Dokic has been racially abused by a group of Croatian men in a confrontation allegedly linked to inflammatory remarks made by her estranged father, Damir.

A Croatian newspaper yesterday reported former world No4 Dokic, her boyfriend Tin Bikic and her coach Borna Bikic were surrounded by an angry gang in Zagreb after a training session.


The group allegedly jostled the Australian Olympian and made a string of anti-Serbian comments before throwing fruit juice at her.


The anti-Serbian comments were reportedly made in reprisal for one of Damir Dokic's rants against Croatia and his recent unfounded claim his daughter had been kidnapped by the Bikic brothers, who are Croatian.
Jelena was said to have been uninjured in the incident but was reportedly traumatised.


The former Sydneysider now lives in Zagreb and has a home in Monte Carlo.
Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Dokic returned to Australian colours in January after representing Serbia and Montenegro for five years. The baseliner, wallowing at No.586 in the world, has moved to sever ties with her father but is now mired in what appears to be a deliberate campaign to wreck what is left of her career.


Dokic senior emigrated with his family to Sydney in 1994 as Jelena's stellar junior career peaked with a ranking of world No.1 and acclaim as the International Tennis Federation's world junior champion.


After being involved in several unsavoury incidents, including allegations of mentally and physically intimidating Jelena, Damir Dokic returned to Europe in 2001 after falling out with the Australian tennis community.


He now lives near Belgrade, where he grows fruit and makes wine. The burly former truck driver and boxer has not been seen at grand slam tennis tournaments for several seasons after being banned in 2000 by the Women's Tennis Association for six months.


At 23, Jelena has said she intends to resurrect her game and reappeared on the circuit last month in Germany.
Sunday Mail (SA)


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today is december 16, tomorrow is 17
It's from an Australian website. Could be already Sunday there in the time zone it was posted on the site.


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Jelena Dokic was not born in Belgrade, she was born in Osijek, Croatia!
This is such a stupid incident, I don't undertsand it!
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The group allegedly jostled the Australian Olympian and made a string of anti-Serbian comments before throwing fruit juice at her.
Was it orange juice?
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I don't usually read stories about Jelena but for some reason I have today.

She doesn't deserve to be treated like that .
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one docik sadness after another...just yesterday on TTc I watched her beat Anna K in Fed Cup action, even there, at 17, you could see the talent, and the deep wounds.
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She was born in Yugoslavia. A country called Croatia didn't exist in the 1970s.

It is clear to everyone that she is of Serbian descent.

First time (as far as I know) that an article alludes to the serious fact that Jelena finds herself surrounded by some very nasty people.

More balanced than usual for an Australian article but they couldn't resist a poke at Damir while (as usual) failing to clarify why he is branded as "controversial".

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So in aussie version one young croatian coach turned into mob!
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She was born in Yugoslavia. A country called Croatia didn't exist in the 1970s.
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lol, Jelena isn't that old
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Was it orange juice?
Ah, the similarities...
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lol, Jelena isn't that old
70/80s, whatever.

Makes no difference.

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I don't see how the Dokic story can get any weirder. Maybe she will marry a goat.
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i am o soory for jelena, if she would be only strong to leave Europe and father and boyfriend and go back to Australia.
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leave Croatia !!! All Serbian magazines are talking (writing) about this !

Stay away.
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She was born in Yugoslavia. A country called Croatia didn't exist in the 1970s.

It is clear to everyone that she is of Serbian descent.

First time (as far as I know) that an article alludes to the serious fact that Jelena finds herself surrounded by some very nasty people.

More balanced than usual for an Australian article but they couldn't resist a poke at Damir while (as usual) failing to clarify why he is branded as "controversial".
Croatia as country existed long before Yugoslavia! I only stated what is truth, I don't understand how can somebody have false birthplace in WTA profile! So everybody can say what they want and they don't check it!
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