Australian former tennis star Jelena Dokic revealed on Monday that she got here near taking her personal life just some weeks in the past.
The 39-year-old, who rose to a career-high world rating of 4 in 2002, wrote a prolonged and heartfelt message on Instagram together with an image of herself in tears.
Dokic, who sprang to prominence at Wimbledon in 1999 when she surprised world primary Martina Hingis within the first spherical, mentioned she has been struggling with psychological sickness and almost resorted to suicide on April 28.
“I nearly jumped off my twenty sixth ground balcony and took my very own life. Will always remember the day,” she wrote on Instagram.
“All the things is blurry. All the things is darkish. No tone, no image, nothing is sensible… simply tears, disappointment, despair, anxiousness and ache.
“The final six months have been robust. It’s been fixed crying in all places.”
“Will always remember the day, I simply needed the ache and the struggling to cease,” she added.
“I pulled myself off the sting, don’t even know the way I managed to do it.”
Dokic gained six WTA singles titles throughout her profession and reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2000.
However she struggled for years to flee the affect of her risky father Damir, tumbling down the rankings into the 600s throughout her well-documented break up from him.
The household rift adopted a collection of weird episodes together with Damir being banned from the All England Membership at Wimbledon and at one level claiming his daughter had been kidnapped.
Dokic, who has labored as a tv commentator since retirement, is now encouraging others combating their psychological well being to hunt help.
“Getting skilled assist saved my life,” she mentioned in her Instagram message.
“I’m scripting this as a result of I do know I’m not the one one struggling. Simply know that you’re not alone.
“I’m not going to say that I’m doing nice now however I’m undoubtedly on the street to restoration.”
She concluded: “I will likely be again stronger than ever.”
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