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How Jelena Dokic Became Fearless

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Jelena Dokic is the epitome of strength. At just 16 years old and ranked World #129, Jelena pulled off a career-defining victory against then-World #1, Martina Hingis. At a time where her sporting career was on an incredible trajectory, behind closed doors she was facing the toughest challenge of her life - surviving harrowing domestic abuse from her father.

In a powerful and moving conversation, Jelena opens up to Ant about overcoming adversity, poverty and violence to rise to the top.

Trigger warning: This episode contains discussions of domestic violence and suicide. If you think you need immediate assistance, call 000. If you would like to speak to someone about your situation, you may wish to contact one of the following services.

The matters discussed in this episode are Jelena Dokić’s personal opinions and experiences relating to the allegations of abuse detailed in her books Fearless, Finding the Power to Thrive (2023) and Unbreakable (2017).


Ant Middleton
Editor: Adrian Walton
Executive Producers: Anna Henvest & Edwina Stott
Managing Producer:
Elle Beattie

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