Jelena Dokic explains how her life was changed by an inspiring 2009 Australian Open performance.

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Jelena Dokic, a former Australian tennis player, has shared how the 2009 Australian Open improved her life. Dokic began the 2009 season with a bang and made it all the way to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park after years of struggle with both her mental health and form.

At Wimbledon in 2000, a 17-year-old Dokic advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal. But rather than receiving appreciation, Dokic’s father severely tortured and tormented her, which had a terrible effect on the Australian in the years that followed.

At the Australian Open in 2009, Dokic displayed glimmers of the talent that propelled her to the Wimbledon semifinals at the age of 17. “The 2009 Australian Open transformed my life. And it altered not just my life as an athlete but also my relationship with the Australian public and fans, as well as how I actually came back to life.

The atmosphere on the tennis court was, in my opinion, the best I’ve ever experienced, Dokic told the Australian Open website.

In 2009, Dokic won the Australian Open in a number of thrilling matches.

Dokic defeated former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and former No. 5 Anna Chakvetadze on the way to the Australian Open quarterfinals.

Dokic also won over Alisa Kleybanova and Tamira Paszek before losing to former No. 1 Dinara Safina in a three-set match. In fact, I had a lot of difficulty prior to the 2009 Australian Open. I had a couple years off and dealt with a lot both on and off the court.

especially in terms of my mental health, and I stopped playing for a while. I had no idea what to expect going into that Australian Open. I put in the work throughout the off-season, and in December 2008, I competed in and won the (Australian Open) wildcard play-off.

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And I thought I was in really good shape going into the competition, maybe the best I had been in the previous three or four years,” Dokic recalled.

Jelena Dokic explains how her life was changed by an inspiring 2009 Australian Open performance.
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